Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 51828-51829 [E6-14503]

Download as PDF 51828 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices Dated: August 25, 2006. Robert D. Lenhard, Vice Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 06–7297 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Comments must be submitted on or before October 30, 2006. DATES: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request 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. erjones on PROD1PC72 with NOTICES Request for comment on information collection proposal The following information collection, which is being handled under this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collection, 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; 15:29 Aug 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 You may submit comments, identified by FR Y–12 or FR Y–12A, 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 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, N.W.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. ADDRESSES: 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 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following collection of information: Report title: Consolidated Bank Holding Company Report of Equity Investments in Nonfinancial Companies, and the Annual Report of Merchant Banking Investments Held for an Extended Period. Agency form number: FR Y–12 and FR Y–12A, respectively OMB control number: 7100–0300 Frequency: FR Y–12, quarterly and semiannually; FR Y–12A, annually REPORTERS: Bank holding companies, financial holding companies Annual reporting hours: FR Y–12, 1,824; FR Y–12A, 105 Estimated average hours per response: FR Y–12, 16; FR Y–12A, 7 Number of respondents: FR Y–12, 30; FR Y–12A, 15 General description of report: This collection of information is mandatory pursuant to Section 5(c) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1844(c)). The FR Y–12 data are not considered confidential, however, bank holding companies may request confidential treatment pursuant to Sections (b)(4) and (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FR Y–12A data would be considered confidential on the basis that disclosure of specific commercial or financial data relating to investments held for extended periods of time could result in substantial harm to the competitive position of the financial holding company pursuant to the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). Abstract: The FR Y–12 collects data from certain domestic bank holding companies on their equity investments in nonfinancial companies on four schedules: Type of Investments, Type of Security, Type of Entity within the Banking Organization, and Nonfinancial Investment Transactions during Reporting Period. The FR Y–12 data serve as an important risk–monitoring device for institutions active in this business line by allowing the Federal Reserve to monitor an institution’s activity between review dates. It also serves as an early warning mechanism to identify institutions whose activities in this area are growing rapidly and therefore warrant special supervisory attention. Current actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to extend for three years, without revision, the FR Y–12. In addition, the Federal Reserve proposes to implement a companion reporting form, the FR Y–12A, effective December 31, 2006. The proposed FR Y–12A is E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices intended to provide the Federal Reserve with data concerning merchant banking investments that are approaching the end of the holding period permissible under Regulation Y. A financial holding company generally would have to submit a FR Y–12A if it holds a merchant banking investment for longer than eight years (or thirteen years in the case of an investment held through a qualifying private equity fund). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 28,2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–14503 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number NIOSH–008] National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory; Meeting The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACTION: Notice; CDC/NIOSH announces the following meeting. erjones on PROD1PC72 with NOTICES AGENCY: Name: National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) Public Meeting. New programs for the approval of Powered, Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs), Total Inward Leakage (TIL), the Quality Assurance (QA) module, and the Administrative module will be discussed. In addition, presentations of current and future research projects for personal protective technology will be made, and opportunity for discussion will follow the presentations. Dates and Times: October 12, 2006, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and October 13, 2006, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Place: Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South (formerly Holiday Inn Select), 164 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh (Bethel Park), Pennsylvania. Purpose: The topics to be addressed include continuing discussions of certification issues, standards, and testing processes for CBRN PAPRs. Additionally, NPPTL research projects and plans will be presented and opportunity for discussion will be provided. Interested participants may view the PAPR program, the industrial PAPR concept paper, as well as earlier versions of other concept papers used VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Aug 30, 2006 Jkt 208001 during the standard development effort, on the NIOSH Web site: http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl, Respirator Standards Development; CBRN Standards: PAPR. The concept papers will be used as the basis for discussion at the public meeting. Status: This meeting is hosted by NIOSH/NPPTL and will be open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room will accommodate approximately 150 people. Interested parties should make hotel reservations directly with the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South (formerly Holiday Inn Select), Pittsburgh (Bethel Park), Pennsylvania, before the cut-off date of September 18, 2006. A special group rate of $91 per night for meeting guests has been negotiated for this meeting. The NIOSH/ NPPTL Public Meeting must be referenced to receive this rate. Please confirm your attendance to this meeting by completing a registration form and submitting it to NPPTL Event Management. You may register electronically by accessing the on-line registration link at http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh, or you can download the Adobe PDF form and send it by e-mail to npptlevents@cdc.gov or fax it to 304– 225–2003. Comments on the topics presented in this notice and at the meeting should be mailed to: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, M/S C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513–533–8303, fax 513–533– 8285. Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to niocindocket@cdc.gov. Email attachments should be formatted in Microsoft Word. Comments regarding the Industrial PAPR should reference Docket Number NIOSH–008 in the subject heading. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NPPTL Event Management, 3604 Collins Ferry Road, Suite 100, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505–2353, Telephone 304–225–5138, fax 304–225–2003, e-mail npptlevents@cdc.gov. Dated: August 23, 2006. James D. Seligman, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 06–7279 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 51829 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number NIOSH–005] National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory Public Meeting National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACTION: Notice; CDC/NIOSH announces the following meeting. AGENCY: Name: National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) Public Meeting on the Performance and Reliability Requirements of ClosedCircuit Escape Respirators (CCER). Meeting Dates, Times and Places: September 19, 2006, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marriott Key Bridge, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209; and September 28, 2006, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Colorado School of Mines (Petroleum Hall), 1500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401. Purpose: NIOSH, in cooperation with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), is developing a proposed rule on the performance and reliability requirements of closed-circuit escape respirators. Examples of this type of equipment include self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs) used in the mining industry and emergency escape breathing apparatus (EEBD). Two meetings will be held, one in Virginia and one in Colorado, to provide an opportunity for an exchange of information between NIOSH and respirator manufacturers, industry representatives, labor representatives, and others with an interest in respiratory protection. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the topics presented in this notice should be addressed to the NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, M/S C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. All comments submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office regarding closed-circuit escape respirators should reference Docket Number NIOSH–005 in the subject heading. Submit electronic comments to e-mail address niocindocket@cdc.gov. E-mail attachments submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office at niocindocket@cdc.gov should be formatted in Microsoft Word. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NPPTL Event Management, telephone 304–225–5138 or e-mail address npptlevents@cdc.gov. Interested participants may view the Technical SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 169 (Thursday, August 31, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51828-51829]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14503]


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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 proposal

    The following information collection, which is being handled under 
this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is 
hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the 
proposed information collection, 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 October 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR Y-12 or FR Y-12A, 
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 
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, N.W.) between 9:00 
a.m. and 5:00 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, with revision, of the following collection of information:

    Report title: Consolidated Bank Holding Company Report of Equity 
Investments in Nonfinancial Companies, and the Annual Report of 
Merchant Banking Investments Held for an Extended Period.
    Agency form number: FR Y-12 and FR Y-12A, respectively
    OMB control number: 7100-0300
    Frequency: FR Y-12, quarterly and semiannually; FR Y-12A, annually
    Reporters: Bank holding companies, financial holding companies
    Annual reporting hours: FR Y-12, 1,824; FR Y-12A, 105
    Estimated average hours per response: FR Y-12, 16; FR Y-12A, 7
    Number of respondents: FR Y-12, 30; FR Y-12A, 15
    General description of report: This collection of information is 
mandatory pursuant to Section 5(c) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 
U.S.C. 1844(c)). The FR Y-12 data are not considered confidential, 
however, bank holding companies may request confidential treatment 
pursuant to Sections (b)(4) and (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FR Y-12A data would be 
considered confidential on the basis that disclosure of specific 
commercial or financial data relating to investments held for extended 
periods of time could result in substantial harm to the competitive 
position of the financial holding company pursuant to the FOIA (5 
U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)).
    Abstract: The FR Y-12 collects data from certain domestic bank 
holding companies on their equity investments in nonfinancial companies 
on four schedules: Type of Investments, Type of Security, Type of 
Entity within the Banking Organization, and Nonfinancial Investment 
Transactions during Reporting Period. The FR Y-12 data serve as an 
important risk-monitoring device for institutions active in this 
business line by allowing the Federal Reserve to monitor an 
institution's activity between review dates. It also serves as an early 
warning mechanism to identify institutions whose activities in this 
area are growing rapidly and therefore warrant special supervisory 
attention.
    Current actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to extend for three 
years, without revision, the FR Y-12. In addition, the Federal Reserve 
proposes to implement a companion reporting form, the FR Y-12A, 
effective December 31, 2006. The proposed FR Y-12A is

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intended to provide the Federal Reserve with data concerning merchant 
banking investments that are approaching the end of the holding period 
permissible under Regulation Y. A financial holding company generally 
would have to submit a FR Y-12A if it holds a merchant banking 
investment for longer than eight years (or thirteen years in the case 
of an investment held through a qualifying private equity fund).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 
28,2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-14503 Filed 8-30-06; 8:45 am]
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