Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 15745-15746 [E6-4531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices Peter J. King, Deputy Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. E6–4581 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2006. DATES: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Request for comment on information collection proposals The following information collections, which are being handled under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018, FR 2023, FR 2835, FR 2835a, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202/452–3819 or 202/452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room MP–500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. ADDRESSES: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board–approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the OMB 83–Is and supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A copy of the proposed form and instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission (OMB 83–I), supporting statement, and other documents that will be placed into OMB’s public docket files once approved may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202–452–3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263– 4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15745 Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision of the following reports: 1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Agency form number: FR 2018. OMB control number: 7100–0058. Frequency: Up to six times a year. Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours. Number of respondents: 84. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. §§ 248(a), 324, 335, 3101, 3102, and 3105) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at each respondent bank, generally through a telephone interview. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative information with respect to current price and flow developments and evolving techniques and practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a significant portion of the questions in each survey consists of unique questions on topics of timely interest. The respondents’ answers provide crucial information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at banks and developments in credit markets. 2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times a year. Reporters: Commercial banks, other depository institutions, corporations or large money–stock holders. Annual reporting hours: 232 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour. Number of respondents: 58. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (U.S.C. §§ 225a, 248(a), and 263); confidentiality will be determined on a case–by–case basis. Abstract: The 2023 requests qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection of up to sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other depository institutions or major financial market participants). Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution through a telephone interview E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 15746 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices conducted by Reserve Bank or Board staff. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with minor revision of the following reports: 1. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card Plans. Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a. OMB control number: 7100–0085. Frequency: Quarterly. Reporters: Commercial banks. Annual reporting hours: FR 2835: 132 hours; and FR 2835a: 100 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835: 13 minutes; and FR 2835a: 30 minutes Number of respondents: FR 2835: 150; and FR 2835a: 50. General description of report: These information collections are voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent data are given confidential treatment. Abstract: The FR 2835 collects information from a sample of commercial banks on interest rates charged on loans for new vehicles and loans for other consumer goods and personal expenses. The FR 2835a collects information on two measures of credit card interest rates from a sample of commercial banks with $1 billion or more in credit card receivables and a representative of smaller issuers. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to add a new data item, New automobiles (60–month), to the FR 2835. This item will collect the most common interest rate on 60–month loans for new automobiles. The Federal Reserve also proposes to decrease the authorized sample size for the FR 2835a from 80 to 50 commercial banks. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 24, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–4531 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than April 13, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Amos Kendall Bass, III, Wilburton, Oklahoma; to acquire voting shares of Wilburton State Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly control shares of Wilburton State Bank, both in Wilburton, Oklahoma. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 24, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–4529 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center Web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than April 21, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. CitizensAda Financial Corporation; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Citizens Bank of Ada, both in Ada, Oklahoma. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 23, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–4501 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
SUMMARY: Background.
    On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as 
per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to 
collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 
Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the OMB 83-Is and supporting 
statements and approved collection of information instruments are 
placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not 
conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, 
an information collection that has been extended, revised, or 
implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

Request for comment on information collection proposals

    The following information collections, which are being handled 
under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval 
and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, 
the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of 
comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board 
for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited 
on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, 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 information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018, FR 2023, FR 
2835, FR 2835a, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/
generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202/452-3819 or 202/452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at 
http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as 
submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your 
comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in 
paper in Room MP-500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C 
Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed form and 
instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission (OMB 83-I), 
supporting statement, and other documents that will be placed into 
OMB's public docket files once approved may be requested from the 
agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-
3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, without revision of the following reports:

    1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending 
Practices.
    Agency form number: FR 2018.
    OMB control number: 7100-0058.
    Frequency: Up to six times a year.
    Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and 
agencies of foreign banks.
    Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours.
    Number of respondents: 84.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  248(a), 324, 335, 3101, 3102, and 3105) 
and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. Sec.  552 (b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at 
each respondent bank, generally through a telephone interview. The 
purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative information with 
respect to current price and flow developments and evolving techniques 
and practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a significant 
portion of the questions in each survey consists of unique questions on 
topics of timely interest. The respondents' answers provide crucial 
information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending 
practices at banks and developments in credit markets.
    2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 2023.
    OMB control number: 7100-0223.
    Frequency: Up to four times a year.
    Reporters: Commercial banks, other depository institutions, 
corporations or large money-stock holders.
    Annual reporting hours: 232 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour.
    Number of respondents: 58.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  225a, 248(a), and 263); confidentiality 
will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Abstract: The 2023 requests qualitative and limited quantitative 
information about liability management, the provision of financial 
services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection 
of up to sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other 
depository institutions or major financial market participants). 
Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating 
institution through a telephone interview

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conducted by Reserve Bank or Board staff. The survey does not have a 
fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of 
questions directed at topics of timely interest.

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, with minor revision of the following reports:

    1. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected 
Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card 
Plans.
    Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a.
    OMB control number: 7100-0085.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Reporters: Commercial banks.
    Annual reporting hours: FR 2835: 132 hours; and FR 2835a: 100 
hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835: 13 minutes; and FR 
2835a: 30 minutes
    Number of respondents: FR 2835: 150; and FR 2835a: 50.
    General description of report: These information collections are 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent 
data are given confidential treatment.
    Abstract: The FR 2835 collects information from a sample of 
commercial banks on interest rates charged on loans for new vehicles 
and loans for other consumer goods and personal expenses. The FR 2835a 
collects information on two measures of credit card interest rates from 
a sample of commercial banks with $1 billion or more in credit card 
receivables and a representative of smaller issuers.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to add a new data 
item, New automobiles (60-month), to the FR 2835. This item will 
collect the most common interest rate on 60-month loans for new 
automobiles. The Federal Reserve also proposes to decrease the 
authorized sample size for the FR 2835a from 80 to 50 commercial banks.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 24, 
2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-4531 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]
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