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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 10, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES it was agreed to postpone further work on the GTR until a second phase of testing some symbols could be conducted. The second phase has recently been completed and preliminary information was shared at the June 2006 session of WP.29. However, review of this phase may not be completed in time for discussion at GRSG in October 2006, in which case it would be discussed in April 2007. At its 136th Session, WP.29/AC agreed to a proposal from Germany, Japan and United States regarding how best to manage the development process of a GTR for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Under the agreed process, once AC.3 develops and approves a plan for the development of the GTR, two subgroups will be formed to address its safety and environment aspects. The safety subgroup will report to GRSP and the environmental subgroup to GRPE. Each subgroup will have a chair. In order to ensure communication between the subgroups and continuous engagement with WP.29 and AC.3, a project manager will be assigned to coordinate and manage the various aspects of the work ensuring that the agreed plan is implemented properly and that milestones and timelines are set and met. The co-sponsors are in the process of developing an action plan outlining the areas that the subgroup on safety and the environment should be considering in developing the GTR. d. Special Resolutions Under the 1998 Global Agreement At the one-hundred-and-twentieth session of WP.29, the Government of Japan, through document TRANS/ WP.29/2000/39, presented a proposal concerning the necessity of establishing common definitions to facilitate the formulation of future global technical regulations (gtrs), selecting vehicle category, vehicle weight, and vehicle dimension as candidate items requiring a common definition. The necessity of common definitions was unanimously recognized at the WP.29 session and, in October 2000, an informal group was formed under the Working Party on General Safety Provisions (GRSG) and Japan volunteered to chair the effort. As originally drafted, this proposal was expected to be a GTR. However, it was noted that the document did not contain performance requirements as required by Article 4 of the 1998 Agreement, and as such did not meet the criteria for a GTR. Using its authority under Article 3 of the 1998 Agreement to ‘‘fulfil such other functions as may be appropriate,’’ the Executive Committee decided that this proposal would become Special VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 Resolution No. 1 (S.R. 1). Because S.R. 1 does not contain performance requirements, it also does not trigger the obligations of Article 7 of the 1998 Agreement requiring Contracting Parties to initiate procedures to adopt GTRs. While GTRs must be drafted in accordance with S.R. 1, Contracting Parties are not required to use this document when drafting regulations in their own country. S.R. 1 applies to all wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts falling within the scope of the Agreement Concerning the Establishing of Global Technical Regulation for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts, which can be fitted and/or be used on Wheeled Vehicles. Generally, vehicles are categorized as either passenger vehicles (Category 1 vehicles), commercial vehicles (Category 2 vehicles), or 2- or 3-wheeled vehicles (Category 3 vehicles). S.R. 1 also includes definitions of masses and dimensions. S.R. 1 was adopted at the June 2005 session of WP.29 and can be found at TRANS/WP.29/1045. e. Compendium of Candidate GTRs Article 5 of the 1998 Agreement provides for the creation of a compendium of candidate technical regulations of the Contracting Parties. NHTSA has submitted a request for six Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to be included in this Compendium. These FMVSS have all been listed in the Compendium after an affirmative vote of the Executive Committee. The FMVSS listed in the Compendium are: • FMVSS 108—Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment • FMVSS 135—Light Vehicle Brake Systems • FMVSS 139—New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles • FMVSS 202—Head Restraints • FMVSS 205—Glazing Materials • FMVSS 213—Child Restraint Systems To facilitate the review and consideration of these FMVSS by other Contracting Parties, NHTSA is arranging translations of these documents. To date, all of the FMVSS in the Compendium are available in Chinese and French. All except FMVSS 202 are available in Arabic, Russian and Spanish. If you would like a translation, please contact Mr. Wondimneh as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. IV. Request for Comments The agency invites public comments on the formal proposals for the development of GTRs submitted by PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59587 contracting parties and the work to develop each of the GTRs already ongoing. In particular, the agency seeks comments on the motorcycle brake systems GTR, which is scheduled to be established as a GTR under the 1998 Agreement by a consensus vote at the November 2006 session of WP.29. V. Privacy Act Please note that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477– 78), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Issued on October 3, 2006. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E6–16681 Filed 10–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘(MA) Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 11).’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has submitted the collection of information to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by November 9, 2006. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0106, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 59588 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 10, 2006 / Notices 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–4448, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874–5043. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0106, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725, 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dickerson, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: (MA) Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 11). OMB Number: 1557–0106. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised estimates. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by statute to collect, through regulation, from any firm that is required to register its stock with the SEC certain information and documents. 12 U.S.C. 78m(a)(1). The OCC is required by statute to apply similar regulations to any national bank similarly required to be registered (those with a class of equity securities held by 500 or more shareholders). 15 U.S.C. 781(i). Part 11 ensures that ‘‘publicly owned national banks’’ provide adequate information about their operation to current and potential shareholders, depositors, and to the public. The OCC reviews the information to ensure that it complies with Federal law and makes public all information required to be filed under these rules. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 58. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 354. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,205.5 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 Oct 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: October 4, 2006. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 06–8571 Filed 10–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Leasing—12 CFR Part 23.’’ The OCC also gives notice that this collection of information has been sent to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by November 9, 2006. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0206, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–4448, or by PO 00000 Frm 00163 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874–5043. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0206, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725, 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dickerson, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Leasing (12 CFR Part 23). OMB Number: 1557–0206. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend the expiration date. Information Collection Requirements found in 12 CFR Part 23 12 CFR 23.4(c)—National banks must liquidate or re-lease personal property that is no longer subject to lease (offlease property) within five years from the lease expiration. If a bank wishes to extend the five-year holding period for up to an additional five years, it must obtain OCC approval. Permitting a bank to extend the holding period confers a benefit on national banks and may result in cost savings. It also provides flexibility for a bank that experiences unusual or unforeseen conditions under which it would be imprudent to dispose of the off-lease property. Section 23.4(c) requires a bank to provide a clearly convincing demonstration as to why an additional holding period is necessary. In addition, a bank must value off-lease property at the lower of current fair market value or book value promptly after the property comes off-lease. These requirements enable the OCC to ensure that a bank is not holding the property for speculative reasons and that the value of the property is recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP). Section 23.5—Twelve U.S.C. 24 contains two separate provisions authorizing a national bank to acquire E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment 
concerning its information collection titled, ``(MA) Securities 
Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 11).'' The OCC also gives 
notice that it has submitted the collection of information to OMB for 
review.

DATES: Comments must be received by November 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0106, 
250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC

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20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874-4448, or 
by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and 
photocopy the comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to 
inspect the comments by calling (202) 874-5043.
    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0106, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 
725, 17th Street, NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax 
to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, 
or Camille Dickerson, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory 
Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: (MA) Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 
11).
    OMB Number: 1557-0106.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised 
estimates.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by statute 
to collect, through regulation, from any firm that is required to 
register its stock with the SEC certain information and documents. 12 
U.S.C. 78m(a)(1). The OCC is required by statute to apply similar 
regulations to any national bank similarly required to be registered 
(those with a class of equity securities held by 500 or more 
shareholders). 15 U.S.C. 781(i). Part 11 ensures that ``publicly owned 
national banks'' provide adequate information about their operation to 
current and potential shareholders, depositors, and to the public. The 
OCC reviews the information to ensure that it complies with Federal law 
and makes public all information required to be filed under these 
rules.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 58.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 354.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,205.5
    Comments continue to be invited on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: October 4, 2006.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
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