Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 10762-10764 [E7-4264]

Download as PDF 10762 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 46 / Friday, March 9, 2007 / Notices Close of books 1 Report Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline If only the special general is held (06/19/07), quarterly filing committees involved must file: Pre-General ............................................................................................................................................. July Quarterly ........................................................................................................................................... Post-General ............................................................................................................................................ 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Post-Runoff .............................................................................................................................................. Year-End .................................................................................................................................................. 1 The period begins with the close of books of the last report filed by the committee. If the committee has filed no previous reports, the period begins with the date of the committee’s first activity. 2 Committees should file a consolidated Post-General and Mid-Year Report by the filing date of the Post-General Report. 3 Notice that this deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend. Filing dates are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than Registered, Certified or Overnight Mail, or electronically, must be received before the Commission’s (or for committees supporting only Senate candidates, the Secretary of Senate’s) close of business on the last business day before the deadline. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated: March 2, 2007. Robert D. Lenhard, Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. E7–4183 Filed 3–8–07; 8:45 am] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request BILLING CODE 6715–01–P Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:24 Mar 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 46 / Friday, March 9, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, 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 collections of information are 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 collections, 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 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR TA–1 (OMB No.7100– 00099); FR 4021 (OMB No.7100–0306); FR 1375 (OMB No.7100–0307); FR 2060 (OMB No.7100–0232); FR 4031 (OMB No. 7100–0264); or Reg H–1 (OMB No. 7100–0091) 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:24 Mar 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to 202– 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed form and instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, 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 Shore, 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. Proposals to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: Notification of Nonfinancial Data Processing Activities Agency form number: FR 4021 OMB control number: 7100–0306 Frequency: On occasion Reporters: Bank holding companies Annual reporting hours: 4 hours Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours Number of respondents: 2 General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain a benefit. (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(8), (j) and (k) and may be given confidential PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10763 treatment upon request (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). Abstract: Bank holding companies submit this notification to request permission to administer the 49–percent revenue limit on nonfinancial data processing activities on a business–line or multiple–entity basis. A request may be filed in a letter form; there is no reporting form for this information collection. 2. Report title: Survey of Financial Management Behaviors of Military Personnel Agency form number: FR 1375 OMB control number: 7100–0307 Frequency: Semi–annually Reporters: Military personnel Annual reporting hours: 2,640 hours Estimated average hours per response: 20 minutes Number of respondents: 4,000 General description of report: This information collection is voluntary. The statutory basis for collecting this information is section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act [12 U.S.C. § 225a]; the Bank Merger Act [12 U.S.C. § 1828(c)]; and sections 3 and 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act [12 U.S.C. §§ 1842 and 1843 and 12 U.S.C. §§ 353 and 461]. No issue of confidentiality normally arises because names and any other characteristics that would permit personal identification of respondents will not be reported to the Board. Abstract: This survey gathers data from two groups of military personnel: (1) those completing a financial education course as part of their advanced training and (2) those not completing a financial education course. These two groups are surveyed on their financial management behaviors and changes in their financial situations over time. Data from the survey help to determine the effectiveness of financial education for young adults in the military and the durability of the effects as measured by financial status of those receiving financial education early in their military careers. 3. Report title: Survey to Obtain Information on the Relevant Market in Individual Merger Cases Agency form number: FR 2060 OMB control number: 7100–0232 Frequency: On occasion Reporters: Small businesses and consumers Annual reporting hours: 18 hours Estimated average hours per response: Small businesses, 10 minutes; Consumers, 6 minutes. Number of respondents: 25 small businesses and 50 consumers per survey General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. §1817(j), 1828(c), and 1842)) and E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 10764 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 46 / Friday, March 9, 2007 / Notices is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. §§ 552 (b)(4) and (b)(6)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this information to define relevant banking markets for specific merger and acquisition applications and to evaluate changes in competition that would result from proposed transactions. 4. Report title: Notice of Branch Closure Agency form number: FR 4031 OMB control number: 7100–0264 Frequency: On occasion Reporters: State member banks Annual burden hours: 422 hours Estimated average hours per response: Reporting requirements, 2 hours; Disclosure requirements, 1 hour; Recordkeeping requirements, 8 hours. Number of respondents: 124 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1831r–l(a)(1)) and may be given confidential treatment upon request (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The mandatory reporting, recordkeeping, and disclosure requirements regarding the closing of any branch of an insured depository institution are imposed by section 228 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991. There is no reporting form associated with the reporting portion of this information collection; state member banks notify the Federal Reserve by letter prior to closing a branch. The Federal Reserve uses the information to fulfill its statutory obligation to supervise state member banks. 5. Report title: Reports Related to Securities of State Member Banks as Required by Regulation H. Agency form number: Reg H–1 OMB Control number: 7100–0091 Frequency: Quarterly and on occasion Reporters: State member banks Annual reporting hours: 1,477 hours Estimated average hours per response: 5.11 hours Number of respondents: 17 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (15 U.S.C. 781(i)) and is not given confidential treatment. Abstract: The Federal Reserve(s Regulation H requires certain state member banks to submit information relating to their securities to the Federal Reserve on the same forms that bank holding companies and nonbank entities use to submit similar information to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information is primarily used for public disclosure and is available to the public upon request. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:24 Mar 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 6, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–4264 Filed 3–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 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 website at 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 2, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. BlackRidge Financial, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota , to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of BlackRidgeBANK, Fargo, North Dakota, a de novo bank. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., The Woodlands, Texas; to acquire 100 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 percent of the voting shares of Olympic Savings, SSB, Refugio, Texas. Upon consummation, Woodforest Final Group, Inc., will convert Olympic Bank into a federal savings bank and change its name to Woodforest Bank, FSB, Refugio, Texas, and thereby engage in owning and operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 5, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–4173 Filed 3–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 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 5, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204: E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1

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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

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collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB 
inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, 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 collections of information are 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 collections, 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 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR TA-1 (OMB No.7100-
00099); FR 4021 (OMB No.7100-0306); FR 1375 (OMB No.7100-0307); FR 2060 
(OMB No.7100-0232); FR 4031 (OMB No. 7100-0264); or Reg H-1 (OMB No. 
7100-0091) 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 
a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to 
the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 
or by fax to 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed form and 
instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, 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 Shore, 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.

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

    1. Report title: Notification of Nonfinancial Data Processing 
Activities
    Agency form number: FR 4021
    OMB control number: 7100-0306
    Frequency: On occasion
    Reporters: Bank holding companies
    Annual reporting hours: 4 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours
    Number of respondents: 2
    General description of report: This information collection is 
required to obtain a benefit. (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(8), (j) and (k) and 
may be given confidential treatment upon request (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
    Abstract: Bank holding companies submit this notification to 
request permission to administer the 49-percent revenue limit on 
nonfinancial data processing activities on a business-line or multiple-
entity basis. A request may be filed in a letter form; there is no 
reporting form for this information collection.
    2. Report title: Survey of Financial Management Behaviors of 
Military Personnel
    Agency form number: FR 1375
    OMB control number: 7100-0307
    Frequency: Semi-annually
    Reporters: Military personnel
    Annual reporting hours: 2,640 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: 20 minutes
    Number of respondents: 4,000
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary. The statutory basis for collecting this information is 
section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act [12 U.S.C. Sec.  225a]; the Bank 
Merger Act [12 U.S.C. Sec.  1828(c)]; and sections 3 and 4 of the Bank 
Holding Company Act [12 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  1842 and 1843 and 12 U.S.C. 
Sec. Sec.  353 and 461]. No issue of confidentiality normally arises 
because names and any other characteristics that would permit personal 
identification of respondents will not be reported to the Board.
    Abstract: This survey gathers data from two groups of military 
personnel: (1) those completing a financial education course as part of 
their advanced training and (2) those not completing a financial 
education course. These two groups are surveyed on their financial 
management behaviors and changes in their financial situations over 
time. Data from the survey help to determine the effectiveness of 
financial education for young adults in the military and the durability 
of the effects as measured by financial status of those receiving 
financial education early in their military careers.
    3. Report title: Survey to Obtain Information on the Relevant 
Market in Individual Merger Cases
    Agency form number: FR 2060
    OMB control number: 7100-0232
    Frequency: On occasion
    Reporters: Small businesses and consumers
    Annual reporting hours: 18 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: Small businesses, 10 minutes; 
Consumers, 6 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 25 small businesses and 50 consumers per 
survey
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. Sec. 1817(j), 1828(c), and 1842)) and

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is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  552 (b)(4) and 
(b)(6)).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this information to define 
relevant banking markets for specific merger and acquisition 
applications and to evaluate changes in competition that would result 
from proposed transactions.
    4. Report title: Notice of Branch Closure
    Agency form number: FR 4031
    OMB control number: 7100-0264
    Frequency: On occasion
    Reporters: State member banks
    Annual burden hours: 422 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: Reporting requirements, 2 
hours; Disclosure requirements, 1 hour; Recordkeeping requirements, 8 
hours.
    Number of respondents: 124
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1831r-l(a)(1)) and may be given confidential 
treatment upon request (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The mandatory reporting, recordkeeping, and disclosure 
requirements regarding the closing of any branch of an insured 
depository institution are imposed by section 228 of the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991. There is no 
reporting form associated with the reporting portion of this 
information collection; state member banks notify the Federal Reserve 
by letter prior to closing a branch. The Federal Reserve uses the 
information to fulfill its statutory obligation to supervise state 
member banks.
    5. Report title: Reports Related to Securities of State Member 
Banks as Required by Regulation H.
    Agency form number: Reg H-1
    OMB Control number: 7100-0091
    Frequency: Quarterly and on occasion
    Reporters: State member banks
    Annual reporting hours: 1,477 hours
    Estimated average hours per response: 5.11 hours
    Number of respondents: 17
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (15 U.S.C. 781(i)) and is not given confidential treatment.
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve(s Regulation H requires certain state 
member banks to submit information relating to their securities to the 
Federal Reserve on the same forms that bank holding companies and 
nonbank entities use to submit similar information to the Securities 
and Exchange Commission. The information is primarily used for public 
disclosure and is available to the public upon request.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 6, 2007.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-4264 Filed 3-8-07; 8:45 am]
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