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Start Preamble September 23, 2016.

The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, on or after the date of publication of this notice.


Comments should be received on or before October 28, 2016 to be assured of consideration.


Send comments regarding the burden estimates, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8117, Washington, DC 20220, or email at

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Copies of the submission may be obtained by emailing, calling (202) 622-1295, or viewing the entire information collection request at

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OMB Control Number: 1505-0255.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations.

Abstract: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations to 31 CFR chapter V, in order to implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, Public Law 114-102 (HIFPA). The Regulations require a U.S. financial institution that maintained a correspondent account or a payable-through account for a foreign financial institution for which the maintaining of such an account has been prohibited to file a report with OFAC that provides full details on the closing of each such account within 30 days of the closure of the account. The report must include complete information on all transactions processed or executed in winding down and closing the account. This collection of information is required by OFAC to monitor compliance with regulatory requirements regarding the closure of correspondent accounts and payable-through accounts maintained by a U.S. financial institution for a foreign financial institution when the maintaining of such accounts for a foreign financial institution has been prohibited pursuant to the Regulations.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits: U.S. financial institutions operating correspondent or payable-through accounts for foreign financial institutions.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.

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Brenda Simms,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-23436 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]