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Notice and request for comments.


The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a currently approved information collection that is due for extension approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Office within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Record Keeping Requirements set forth in 31 CFR part 50.8.


Written comments must be received on or before March 11, 2013.


Submit comments by email to or by mail (if hard copy, preferably an original and two copies) to: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, Public Comment Record, Suite 2100, Department of the Treasury, 1425 New York Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20220. Because paper mail in the Washington DC area may be subject to delay, it is recommended that comments be submitted electronically. Start Printed Page 1938All comments should be captioned with “PRA Comments—Recoupment Procedures of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)”. Please include your name, affiliation, address, email address and telephone number in your comment. Comments will be available for public inspection by appointment only at the Reading Room of the Treasury Library. To makes appointments, call (202) 622-0990 (not a toll-free number).

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Requests for additional information should be directed to: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Office at (202) 622-6770 (not a toll-free number).

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OMB Number: 1505-0190.

Title: Terrorism Risk Insurance Program-Conflict of Interest Rebuttal Procedures of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

Abstract: Sections 103 (a) and 104 of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-297) (as extended by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005 (Pub.L. 109-144) and the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-160) authorize the Department of the Treasury to administer and implement the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program established by the Act. Section 102 (2) of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 defines an “affiliate” with respect to an insurer as “* * * any entity that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the insurer”. Section 102 (3) of the Act defines “Control”. Section 102(6) defines “insurer” to include “ * * * any affiliate thereof”. Taken together these definitions comprise one element in calculating costs and payments to the insurer under the Program. As such, there could be questions as to whether an affiliate relation exists between specific insurers. The referenced Regulation sets forth information which, if provided by an insurer on its initiative, could rebut presumptions that, if not refuted, would lead to a determination that an affiliate relationship exists. This clearance action is for the data submission specified in 31 CFR 50.8.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved data collection.

Affected Public: Business/Financial Institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 10

Estimated Average Time per Respondent: 4 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400 hours.

Request for Comments: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collections; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

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Jeffrey S. Bragg,

Director, Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.

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[FR Doc. 2013-00234 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]