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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Imposition of Special Measure Against North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern

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Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury.




The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests.


Comments should be received on or before December 30, 2019 to be assured of consideration.


Send comments regarding the burden estimate, 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 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at

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Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Spencer W. Clark by emailing, calling (202) 927-5331, or viewing the entire information collection request at

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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Title: Imposition of Special Measure Against North Korea as a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern.

OMB Control Number: 1506-0071.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Description: The Director of FinCEN found that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (“North Korea”) is a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern. FinCEN issued regulations that prohibit covered financial institutions from opening or maintaining a correspondent account in the United States for or on behalf of a North Korean banking institution and which prohibit the use of foreign banking institutions' correspondent accounts at covered U.S. financial institutions to process transactions involving North Korean financial institutions.

Form: None.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,615.

Frequency of Response: On Occasion.

Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 23,615.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,615.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

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Dated: November 25, 2019.

Spencer W. Clark,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2019-25876 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]