Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 35271 [E6-9570]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer Michelle Long––Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202–452–3829). OMB Desk Officer Mark Menchik–– Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email to mmenchik@omb.eop.gov. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Changes in Foreign Investments (Made Pursuant to Regulation K) Agency form number: FR 2064 OMB Control number: 7100–0109 Frequency: On–occasion Reporters: State member banks (SMBs), Edge and agreement corporations, and bank holding companies (BHCs) Annual reporting hours: 320 hours Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours Number of respondents: 40 General description of report: The recordkeeping requirements of this information collection are mandatory (Section 5(c) of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); Sections 7 and 13(a) of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 International Banking Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3106 and 3108(a)); Section 25 of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA) (12 U.S.C. 601–604a); Section 25A of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 611–631); and Regulation K (12 CFR 211.8(c))). Since the Federal Reserve does not collect this information no issue of confidentiality under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) arises. FOIA will only be implicated if the Board’s examiners retain a copy of the records in their examination or supervision of the institution, and would be exempt from disclosure pursuant to FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), (b)(6), and (b)(8)). Abstract: Internationally active U.S. banking organizations are expected to maintain adequate internal records to allow examiners to review for compliance with the investment provisions of Regulation K. For each investment made under Subpart A of Regulation K, records should be maintained regarding the type of investment, for example, equity (voting shares, nonvoting shares, partnerships, interests conferring ownership rights, participating loans), binding commitments, capital contributions, and subordinated debt; the amount of the investment; the percentage ownership; activities conducted by the company and the legal authority for such activities; and whether the investment was made under general consent, prior notice, or specific consent authority. With respect to investments made under general consent authority, information also must be maintained that demonstrates compliance with the various limits set out in Section 211.9 of Regulation K. 2. Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Real Estate Appraisal Standards for Federally Related Transactions Pursuant to Regulations H and Y Agency form number: FR H–4 OMB control number: 7100–0250 Frequency: Event–generated Reporters: SMBs and nonbank subsidiaries of BHCs Annual reporting hours: SMBs, 24,915; nonbank subsidiaries of BHCs, 20,638 Estimated average hours per response: 0.25 Number of respondents: 1,541 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3331–3351). Since the Federal Reserve does not collect this information, no issue of confidentiality under FOIA arises. Abstract: For federally related transactions, Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 requires SMBs PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35271 and BHCs with credit extending subsidiaries to use appraisals prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. Generally, these standards include the methods and techniques used to analyze a property as well as the requirements for reporting such analysis and a value conclusion in the appraisal. There is no formal reporting form. 3. Report title: Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Price Quotations (RFPQ) Agency form number: RFP/RFPQ OMB control number: 7100–0180 Frequency: On–occasion Reporters: Vendors and suppliers Annual reporting hours: 8,400 Estimated average hours per response: RFP, 50 hours; RFPQ, 2 hours. Number of respondents: RFP, 120; RFPQ, 1,200. General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain a benefit (12 U.S.C. 243, 244, and 248(l)). This information collection is not given confidential treatment unless a respondent requests that portions of the information be kept confidential and the Board’s staff grants the request pursuant to the applicable exemptions provided by FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses the RFP and the RFPQ as needed to obtain competitive bids and contracts submitted by vendors (offerors). Depending upon the goods and services for which the Federal Reserve is seeking bids, the offeror is requested to provide either prices for providing the goods or services (RFPQ) or a document covering not only prices, but the means of performing a particular service and a description of the qualification of the staff of the offeror who will perform the service (RFP). This information is used to analyze the proposals and select the offer providing the best value. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 14, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–9570 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45AM] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board 
Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
SUMMARY: Background.
    Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed 
information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 
1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the 
Public). 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 instrument(s) 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance 
Officer Michelle Long--Division of Research and Statistics, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202-452-
3829).
    OMB Desk Officer Mark Menchik--Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email to 
mmenchik@omb.eop.gov.

Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three 
years, without revision, of the following reports:

    1. Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Changes 
in Foreign Investments (Made Pursuant to Regulation K)
    Agency form number: FR 2064
    OMB Control number: 7100-0109
    Frequency: On-occasion
    Reporters: State member banks (SMBs), Edge and agreement 
corporations, and bank holding companies (BHCs)
    Annual reporting hours: 320 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours
    Number of respondents: 40
    General description of report: The recordkeeping requirements of 
this information collection are mandatory (Section 5(c) of the BHC Act 
(12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); Sections 7 and 13(a) of the International Banking 
Act of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 3106 and 3108(a)); Section 25 of the Federal 
Reserve Act (FRA) (12 U.S.C. 601-604a); Section 25A of the FRA (12 
U.S.C. 611-631); and Regulation K (12 CFR 211.8(c))). Since the Federal 
Reserve does not collect this information no issue of confidentiality 
under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) arises. FOIA will only be 
implicated if the Board's examiners retain a copy of the records in 
their examination or supervision of the institution, and would be 
exempt from disclosure pursuant to FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), (b)(6), 
and (b)(8)).
    Abstract: Internationally active U.S. banking organizations are 
expected to maintain adequate internal records to allow examiners to 
review for compliance with the investment provisions of Regulation K. 
For each investment made under Subpart A of Regulation K, records 
should be maintained regarding the type of investment, for example, 
equity (voting shares, nonvoting shares, partnerships, interests 
conferring ownership rights, participating loans), binding commitments, 
capital contributions, and subordinated debt; the amount of the 
investment; the percentage ownership; activities conducted by the 
company and the legal authority for such activities; and whether the 
investment was made under general consent, prior notice, or specific 
consent authority. With respect to investments made under general 
consent authority, information also must be maintained that 
demonstrates compliance with the various limits set out in Section 
211.9 of Regulation K.
    2. Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Real 
Estate Appraisal Standards for Federally Related Transactions Pursuant 
to Regulations H and Y
    Agency form number: FR H-4
    OMB control number: 7100-0250
    Frequency: Event-generated
    Reporters: SMBs and nonbank subsidiaries of BHCs
    Annual reporting hours: SMBs, 24,915; nonbank subsidiaries of BHCs, 
20,638
    Estimated average hours per response: 0.25
    Number of respondents: 1,541
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3331-3351). Since the Federal Reserve does not 
collect this information, no issue of confidentiality under FOIA 
arises.
    Abstract: For federally related transactions, Title XI of the 
Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 
requires SMBs and BHCs with credit extending subsidiaries to use 
appraisals prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of 
Professional Appraisal Practice promulgated by the Appraisal Standards 
Board of the Appraisal Foundation. Generally, these standards include 
the methods and techniques used to analyze a property as well as the 
requirements for reporting such analysis and a value conclusion in the 
appraisal. There is no formal reporting form.
    3. Report title: Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Price 
Quotations (RFPQ)
    Agency form number: RFP/RFPQ
    OMB control number: 7100-0180
    Frequency: On-occasion
    Reporters: Vendors and suppliers
    Annual reporting hours: 8,400
    Estimated average hours per response: RFP, 50 hours; RFPQ, 2 hours.
    Number of respondents: RFP, 120; RFPQ, 1,200.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
required to obtain a benefit (12 U.S.C. 243, 244, and 248(l)). This 
information collection is not given confidential treatment unless a 
respondent requests that portions of the information be kept 
confidential and the Board's staff grants the request pursuant to the 
applicable exemptions provided by FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses the RFP and the RFPQ as needed 
to obtain competitive bids and contracts submitted by vendors 
(offerors). Depending upon the goods and services for which the Federal 
Reserve is seeking bids, the offeror is requested to provide either 
prices for providing the goods or services (RFPQ) or a document 
covering not only prices, but the means of performing a particular 
service and a description of the qualification of the staff of the 
offeror who will perform the service (RFP). This information is used to 
analyze the proposals and select the offer providing the best value.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 14, 2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-9570 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45AM]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S