Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 17222-17224 [07-1708]

Download as PDF 17222 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 66 / Friday, April 6, 2007 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,172.75 burden hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: A 60-day Federal Register notice was published on January 19, 2007 seeking comment on these burden estimates. (72 FR 2592). No comments were received. 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: March 30, 2007. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 07–1707 Filed 4–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The OCC, Board, FDIC and OTS (collectively, the Banking Agencies), as part of their continuing VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:39 Apr 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed extension, with revision, of the interagency Transfer Agent and Amendment Form, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS seeks to implement an amendment to section 3(a)(34) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act), pursuant to a provision of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA), enacted on October 13, 2006. This implementation would institute the use of the TA–1 for savings associations intending to engage in transfer agent activities. The Banking Agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number(s), will be shared among the agencies. OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0124, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 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 comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect comments by calling (202) 874–5043. Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘FR TA–1, 7100– 0099,’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the 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 the OMB control number for this information collection 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, NW., Washington, DC 20551. PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. FDIC: You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064–0026’’ by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. • E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ‘‘Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064–0026’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Steven F. Hanft (202–898– 3907), Clearance Officer, Attn: Comments, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street) on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/ federal/notices.html including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E– 1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘1550–NEW (Form TA– 1),’’ by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. Please include ‘‘1550–NEW (Form TA– 1)’’ in the subject line of the message and include your name and telephone number in the message. • Fax: (202) 906–6518. • Mail: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, Attention: ‘‘1550–NEW (Form TA–1).’’ • Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard’s Desk, East Lobby Entrance, 1700 G Street, NW., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days, Attention: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: ‘‘1550–NEW (Form TA–1).’’ E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 66 / Friday, April 6, 2007 / Notices Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number for this information collection. All comments received will be posted without change to the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov/ pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.ots.treas.gov/ pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1. In addition, you may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment for access, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. (Prior notice identifying the materials you will be requesting will assist us in serving you.) We schedule appointments on business days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In most cases, appointments will be available the next business day following the date we receive a request. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the Agencies 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: For further information about the proposed information collection discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below. OCC: 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. Board: Michelle E. Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, (202) 452–3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call (202) 263–4869. FDIC: Steven F. Hanft, Clearance Officer, (202) 898–3907, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. OTS: Marilyn K. Burton, OTS Clearance Officer, at marilyn.burton@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906–6467, or facsimile number (202) 906–6518, Litigation Division, Chief VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:39 Apr 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Banking Agencies are proposing to extend for three years, with revision, the uniform interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) requires any person acting as a transfer agent to register as such and to amend registration information when it changes. Report Title: Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form. Form Number: TA–1. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours: registration, 10 minutes: amendment. 17223 (OCC, Board, FDIC, and OTS). Additionally, the Federal Reserve’s Regulation H (section 208.31(a)) and Regulation Y (section 225.4(d)), as well as part 341.3 of the FDIC’s Rules and Regulations implement the provisions of the Act. The registrations are public filings and are not considered confidential. Abstract OMB Number: 1557–0124. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3 registrations, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. Section 17A(c) of the Act requires all transfer agents for securities registered under section 12 of the Act to register ‘‘by filing with the appropriate regulatory agency * * * an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents * * * as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.’’ In general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a security is required to register if the security is registered on a national securities exchange and if the issuer has total assets of $10 million or more and a class of equity security held of record by 500 or more persons. Board: Current Actions OMB Number: 7100–0099. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours. Currently, the FR TA–1 instructions direct respondents who are submitting amended data to complete the entire reporting form. The Banking Agencies propose to revise the instructions to state that respondents who are filing amended data would be required to complete questions 1, 2, and 3 (appropriate regulatory agency, filing status, and full name of registrant organization, respectively) and, additionally, only those data items that are inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading. This would make filing an amended TA–1 easier for respondents and better highlight the data that has been changed. OTS seeks OMB approval to institute use of the TA–1 for savings associations intending to engage in transfer agent activities. OCC: FDIC: OMB Number: 3064–0026. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 registrations, 13 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. OTS: On October 13, 2006, the President signed the FSRRA into law. One of the provisions of the FSRRA contains an amendment to section 3(a)(34) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Section 3(a)(34) of the Act defines ‘‘appropriate regulatory agency’’ and includes OTS as an appropriate regulatory agency for certain activities, thus authorizing OTS to collect certain information. Therefore, OTS is seeking OMB approval for this new collection of information. OMB Number: 1550–NEW. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours. General Description of Reports This information collection is mandatory: Sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 23(a) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q–1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)) PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Request for Comment The Agencies invite comment on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the Agencies’ functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Agencies’ estimates of the burden of the 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; E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 17224 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 66 / Friday, April 6, 2007 / Notices (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among the Agencies. Unless otherwise afforded confidential treatment pursuant to Federal law, all comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 16, 2007. Stuart E. Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 2, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of March, 2007. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. Dated: March 29, 2007. Deborah Dakin, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. 07–1708 Filed 4–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P; 6210–01–P; 6714–01–P; 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning an extension of OMB approval of the information collection titled, ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA- VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:39 Apr 05, 2007 Jkt 211001 Related Agreements (12 CFR part 35).’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 7, 2007. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0219, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 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, 1557–0219, 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 and supporting documentation submitted to OMB by contacting: Mary Gottlieb 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: Title: Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements (12 CFR Part 35). OMB Number: 1557–0219. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation, the information collection requirements, or the burden estimates. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. National banks and their affiliates (hereinafter referred to collectively as national banks) occasionally enter into agreements with nongovernmental entities or persons (NGEPs) that are related to national banks’ Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) responsibilities. Section 48 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act) requires disclosure of certain of these agreements, and imposes reporting requirements on national banks and other insured depository institutions (IDIs), their affiliates, and NGEPs. 12 U.S.C. 1831y. As mandated by the FDI Act, the OCC, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reserve Board, and the Office of Thrift Supervision issued regulations to implement these disclosure and reporting requirements. The reporting provisions of these regulations constitute collections of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The regulation issued by the OCC is codified at 12 CFR 35; the collections of information contained in that regulation are known as ‘‘CRA Sunshine.’’ Section 48 of the FDI Act applies to written agreements that: (1) are made in fulfillment of the CRA, (2) involve funds or other resources of an IDI or affiliate with an aggregate value of more than $10,000 in a year, or loans with an aggregate principal value of more than $50,000 in a year, and (3) are entered into by an IDI or affiliate of an IDI and a NGEP. 12 U.S.C. 1831y(e). The parties to a covered agreement must make the agreement available to the public and the appropriate agency. The parties also must file a report annually with the appropriate agency concerning the disbursement, receipt and use of funds or other resources under the agreement. The collections of information in CRA Sunshine implement these statutorily mandated disclosure and reporting requirements. The parties to the agreement may request confidential treatment of proprietary and confidential information in an agreement or annual report. 12 CFR 35.8. 12 U.S.C. 1831y(a)– (c). The information collections are found in 12 CFR 35.4(b); 35.6(b)(1); 35.6(c)(1); 35.6(d)(1)(i) and (ii); 35.6(d)(2); 35.7(b); and 35.7(f)(2)(ii). Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 362. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,813. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,899 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: A 60-day Federal Register notice was issued on January 16, 2007 (72 FR 1802). No comments were received. 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; E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Thrift Supervision


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Office of Thrift Supervision 
(OTS), Treasury.

ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, Board, FDIC and OTS (collectively, the Banking 
Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and 
respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies 
to comment on the proposed extension, with revision, of the interagency 
Transfer Agent and Amendment Form, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. OTS seeks to implement an amendment to section 
3(a)(34) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act), pursuant to 
a provision of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 
(FSRRA), enacted on October 13, 2006. This implementation would 
institute the use of the TA-1 for savings associations intending to 
engage in transfer agent activities. The Banking Agencies may not 
conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, 
an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB 
control number(s), will be shared among the agencies.
    OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0124, 
250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 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 comments at 
the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20219. You can make an appointment to inspect comments by calling (202) 
874-5043.
    Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FR TA-1, 
7100-0099,'' by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the 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 the OMB 
control number for this information collection 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, 
NW., 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, NW.) between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    FDIC: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``Transfer 
Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064-0026'' by any of the 
following methods:
     http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html.
     E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``Transfer Agent 
Registration and Amendment Form, 3064-0026'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     Mail: Steven F. Hanft (202-898-3907), Clearance Officer, 
Attn: Comments, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the guard 
station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F 
Street) on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html 
including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected 
at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.
    OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ``1550-NEW (Form TA-
1),'' by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. 
Please include ``1550-NEW (Form TA-1)'' in the subject line of the 
message and include your name and telephone number in the message.
     Fax: (202) 906-6518.
     Mail: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's 
Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20552, Attention: ``1550-NEW (Form TA-1).''
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard's Desk, East Lobby Entrance, 
1700 G Street, NW., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days, Attention: 
Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: 
``1550-NEW (Form TA-1).''

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    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and OMB Control Number for this information collection. All comments 
received will be posted without change to the OTS Internet Site at 
http://www.ots.treas.gov/pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1, including any 
personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.ots.treas.gov/
pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1. In addition, you may inspect comments 
at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make 
an appointment for access, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-mail to 
public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 
906-7755. (Prior notice identifying the materials you will be 
requesting will assist us in serving you.) We schedule appointments on 
business days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In most cases, appointments 
will be available the next business day following the date we receive a 
request.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the Agencies 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: For further information about the 
proposed information collection discussed in this notice, please 
contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below.
    OCC: 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.
    Board: Michelle E. Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, 
(202) 452-3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 
20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 
(202) 263-4869.
    FDIC: Steven F. Hanft, Clearance Officer, (202) 898-3907, Legal 
Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.
    OTS: Marilyn K. Burton, OTS Clearance Officer, at 
marilyn.burton@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906-6467, or facsimile number (202) 
906-6518, Litigation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift 
Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Banking Agencies are proposing to extend 
for three years, with revision, the uniform interagency Transfer Agent 
Registration and Amendment Form. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the Act) requires any person acting as a transfer agent to register as 
such and to amend registration information when it changes.
    Report Title: Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form.
    Form Number: TA-1.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours: registration, 10 minutes: 
amendment.
OCC:
    OMB Number: 1557-0124.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3 registrations, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.
Board:
    OMB Number: 7100-0099.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours.
FDIC:
    OMB Number: 3064-0026.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 registrations, 13 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.
OTS:
    On October 13, 2006, the President signed the FSRRA into law. One 
of the provisions of the FSRRA contains an amendment to section 
3(a)(34) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Section 3(a)(34) of 
the Act defines ``appropriate regulatory agency'' and includes OTS as 
an appropriate regulatory agency for certain activities, thus 
authorizing OTS to collect certain information. Therefore, OTS is 
seeking OMB approval for this new collection of information.
    OMB Number: 1550-NEW.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours.

General Description of Reports

    This information collection is mandatory: Sections 17A(c), 
17(a)(3), and 23(a) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c), 
78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)) (OCC, Board, FDIC, and OTS). Additionally, the 
Federal Reserve's Regulation H (section 208.31(a)) and Regulation Y 
(section 225.4(d)), as well as part 341.3 of the FDIC's Rules and 
Regulations implement the provisions of the Act. The registrations are 
public filings and are not considered confidential.

Abstract

    Section 17A(c) of the Act requires all transfer agents for 
securities registered under section 12 of the Act to register ``by 
filing with the appropriate regulatory agency * * * an application for 
registration in such form and containing such information and documents 
* * * as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary 
or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.'' In 
general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a security 
is required to register if the security is registered on a national 
securities exchange and if the issuer has total assets of $10 million 
or more and a class of equity security held of record by 500 or more 
persons.

Current Actions

    Currently, the FR TA-1 instructions direct respondents who are 
submitting amended data to complete the entire reporting form. The 
Banking Agencies propose to revise the instructions to state that 
respondents who are filing amended data would be required to complete 
questions 1, 2, and 3 (appropriate regulatory agency, filing status, 
and full name of registrant organization, respectively) and, 
additionally, only those data items that are inaccurate, incomplete, or 
misleading. This would make filing an amended TA-1 easier for 
respondents and better highlight the data that has been changed.
    OTS seeks OMB approval to institute use of the TA-1 for savings 
associations intending to engage in transfer agent activities.

Request for Comment

    The Agencies invite comment on:
    (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the 
proper performance of the Agencies' functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the Agencies' estimates of the burden of the 
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;

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    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among 
the Agencies. Unless otherwise afforded confidential treatment pursuant 
to Federal law, all comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 16, 2007.
Stuart E. Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 2, 2007.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
    Dated at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of March, 2007.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
    Dated: March 29, 2007.
Deborah Dakin,
Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division, 
Office of Thrift Supervision.
[FR Doc. 07-1708 Filed 4-5-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4810-33-P; 6210-01-P; 6714-01-P; 6720-01-P