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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Monitoring Bank Secrecy Act Compliance

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AGENCY:

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Written comments should be received on or before December 6, 2019 to be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collection to Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6018, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Fax No. 703-519-8579; or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Address requests for additional information to Mackie Malaka at the address above or telephone 703-548-2704.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Number: 3133-0108.

Title: Monitoring Bank Secrecy, 12 CFR Part § 748.2.

Type of Review: Extension of a previously approved collection.

Abstract: Section 748.2 of NCUA's regulations, directs credit unions to establish a Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance program that maintains procedures designed to assure and monitor compliance with the requirement of 31 U.S.C., Chap. 53, Subchapter II (sec. 5301-5329), the Bank Secrecy Act (31 U.S.C. 5318(g)), and 31 CFR Chapter X (parts 1000-1099), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury. Each federally insured credit union (FICU) must develop and provide for the continued administration of a BSA compliance program to assure and monitor compliance with the recordkeeping and recording requirements prescribed by the BSA. At a minimum, a compliance program shall provide for a system of internal controls, independent testing for compliance, designation of an individual responsible for coordinating and monitoring day-to-day compliance; and training. NCUA examiners review the program to determine whether the credit union's procedures comply with all BSA requirements.

Affected Public: Private Sector: Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated No. of Respondents: 5,308.

Estimated No. of Responses per Respondent: 1.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,308.

Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 16.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,928.

Reason for change: Adjustment are being made to the number of respondents to accurately reflect the current number of federally insured credit unions (FICUs).

Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on October 2, 2019.

Dated: October 2, 2019.

Mackie I. Malaka,

NCUA PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21801 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]

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