Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of Information Collection; Renewal; Comment Request, 44220-44222 [07-3834]

Download as PDF 44220 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices Note NHTSA has been informed by DaimlerChrysler Corporation, the successor to Chrysler Corporation, the original manufacturer of the subject vehicles, that Chrysler Corporation manufactured for sale in the United States, and certified as conforming to the FMVSS, not only the 1994 and 1996 RHD Jeep Cherokees to which the nonconforming vehicles that are the subject of the instant petition have been compared, but also certain 1995 RHD Jeep Cherokee MPVs. NHTSA has previously determined that nonconforming 1995 LHD Jeep Cherokee MPVs are eligible for importation and has assigned vehicle eligibility number VSP–180 to those vehicles. See notice of final decision at 61 FR 51739 (October 3, 1996). In light of the information furnished by DaimlerChrysler, NHTSA has concluded that nonconforming 1995 RHD Jeep Cherokee MPVs may also be imported under eligibility number VSP–180. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: August 1, 2007. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. E7–15249 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of Information Collection; Renewal; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Joint notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The OCC and FDIC (Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed revisions to a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The Agencies are soliciting comments on proposed revisions to the information collections titled: ‘‘Interagency Bank Merger Act Application.’’ The General Information and Instructions section has been revised to delete information about the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF), the Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF), and the Oakar statutory provisions. In addition, corresponding legal citations on the form to these provisions are being deleted. The Agencies also solicit comment on the renewal without change to the information collections titled: ‘‘Interagency Biographical and Financial Report’’ and ‘‘Interagency Notice of Change in Control.’’ The OCC solicits comment on the renewal without change to its ‘‘Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers’’ information collection. Additionally, the OCC is making other clarifying changes to the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual (Manual). DATES: You should submit written comments by October 9, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments to any or all of the Agencies and the OMB Desk Officer. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number, will be shared among the Agencies: OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mail Stop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0014, 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 may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–5043. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. FDIC: Steven Hanft, Clearance Officer, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to ‘‘Interagency Bank Merger Act Application,’’ the ‘‘Interagency Biographical and Financial Report,’’ or the ‘‘Interagency Notice of Change in Control,’’ as appropriate. Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. [e-mail address: comments@fdic.gov]. 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 and photocopied in the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E–1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on business days. 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: You may request additional information from: OCC: Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. For subject matter information, you may contact Yoo Jin Na at (202) 874–4604, Licensing Activities, Licensing Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. FDIC: Steven Hanft, Clearance Officer, (202) 898–3907, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the following currently approved collections of information: OCC’s Information Collection Title: Comptroller’s Licensing Manual (Manual). The specific portions of the Manual covered by this notice are those that pertain to the ‘‘Business Combinations,’’ ‘‘Branches and Relocations,’’ ‘‘Capital and Dividends,’’ ‘‘Charters,’’ ‘‘Change in Bank Control,’’ ‘‘Comments to Other Agencies,’’ ‘‘General Policies and Procedures,’’ ‘‘Investment in Bank Premises,’’ ‘‘Investment in Subsidiaries and Equities,’’ ‘‘Management Interlocks,’’ and ‘‘Public Notice and Comments’’ booklets of the Manual and various portions to which the OCC is making technical and clarifying changes. All Agencies’ Report Title and FDIC’s Information Collection Title: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application. All Agencies’ Report Titles and FDIC’s Information Collection Title: Interagency Biographical and Financial Report and Interagency Notice of Change in Control. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices OCC Report Title: Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers. OMB Numbers: OCC: 1557–0014. FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application, 3064–0015; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report, 3064–0006; Interagency Notice of Change in Control, 3064–0019. Form Numbers: OCC: None. FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application, 6220/01 and 6220/07; Interagency Notice of Change in Control, Form 6822/01; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report, Form 6200/06. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other forprofit. Type of Review: Revision or renewal of currently approved collections. Estimated Number of Respondents: OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—152; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report— 450; Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers— 150; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—13. FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—275; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report— 1,769; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—27. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Response: OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—23.5; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report—4; Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers— 2; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—30. FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—23.5; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report—4; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—30. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—3,572; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report— 1,800; Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers— 300; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—510. Total: 6,182 burden hours. FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application—6,463; Interagency Biographical and Financial Report— 7,076; Interagency Notice of Change in Control—810. Total: 14,349 burden hours. General Description of Report: These information collections are mandatory. Interagency Bank Merger Act VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Application: 12 U.S.C. 1828(c), 1815(a), 12 U.S.C. 215, 215a–c. Interagency Biographical and Financial Report: 12 U.S.C. 1814, 1816, 1817(j), 2903, and 4804. Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers: 12 U.S.C. 1831i; Interagency Notice of Change in Control: 12 U.S.C. 1817(j) and 4804. The notices and reporting form are treated as public documents. The organizations and individuals that use the forms may request that all or a portion of the submitted information be kept confidential. In such cases, the burden is on the filer to justify the exemption by demonstrating that disclosure would cause ‘‘substantial competitive harm’’ or result in ‘‘an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy’’ or would otherwise qualify for an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The confidentiality status of the information submitted will be judged on a case-bycase basis. Abstract: The OCC, FDIC, Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) each use the Interagency Bank Merger Act Application form to collect information for bank merger proposals that require prior approval under the Bank Merger Act. Prior approval is required for every merger transaction involving affiliated or nonaffiliated institutions and must be sought from the regulatory agency of the depository institution that would survive the proposed transaction. A merger transaction may include a merger, consolidation, assumption of deposit liabilities, or certain assettransfers between or among two or more institutions. The information collected by the remaining notifications and forms assist the regulatory agency in fulfilling their statutory responsibilities as supervisors. The regulatory agency uses the information to evaluate the controlling owners, senior officers, and directors of the insured depository institutions subject to their oversight. Current Actions: This submission covers a revision to the Agencies’ Interagency Bank Merger Act Application. The General Information and Instructions section of the application would be revised based on the passage of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, enacted on February 8, 2006. Provisions of the legislation directed the FDIC to merge the Bank Insurance Fund and the Savings Association Insurance Fund to form the new Deposit Insurance Fund, which subsequently merged on March 31, 2006. The formation of the single insurance fund eliminated the need for two types of insurance-related PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44221 applications that existed to allow certain depository institutions to convert their coverage from one insurance fund to another. Accordingly, references in the Instructions to the previously required applications have been deleted. Also, the legal citations on page 1 of the application form, that correspond to the previously required application have been deleted (previously 12 U.S.C. 1815(d)(2), 1815(d)(3)). There are no other proposed changes to this information collection. Additionally, each of the Agencies proposes to renew two other forms, Interagency Biographical and Financial Report and the Interagency Notice of Change in Control, with no changes. The OCC proposes to renew, with no changes, one additional form, the Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers. The Agencies need the information from these forms to ensure that the proposed transactions are permissible under law and regulation and are consistent with safe and sound banking practices. The Board published a separate Federal Register notice (72 FR 39428 (July 18, 2007)) and the OTS plans to publish a notice requesting public comment on these revisions. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in each Agency’s request for OMB approval, and analyzed to determine the extent to which the collection should be modified. All comments will become a matter of public record. Written comments are invited on: a. Whether the information collection is 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 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; 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; and e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 44222 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices Dated: July 20, 2007. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Dated at Washington, DC, this 11th day of July, 2007. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–3834 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P; 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [REG–143453–05] Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning temporary regulation, REG–143453–05, Capital Costs Incurred to Comply With EPA Sulfur Regulations. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 9, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Joseph Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622– 6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6514, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Residence and Source Rules Involving U.S. Possessions and Other Conforming Changes. OMB Number: 1545–2076. Regulation Project Number: REG– 143453–05. Abstract: This temporary regulation provides rules for claiming the deduction allowable under section 179B of the Internal Revenue Code for VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 qualified capital costs paid or incurred by a small business refiner. The temporary regulations provide the time and manner for (i) a small business refiner to make the election to claim this deduction for the taxable year; and (ii) a cooperative small business refiner to make the election to allocate its deduction allowable under section 179B of the taxable year to the cooperative owners and to provide the written notice, as required by section 179B(e)(3), to the cooperative owners. Current Actions: There is no change to this temporary regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 50. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have 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 of information 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. Approved: July 25, 2007. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–15244 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8847 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 8847, Credit for Contributions to Selected Community Development Corporations. Written comments should be received on or before October 9, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Joe Durbala, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Allan Hopkins, at (202) 622–6665, or at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Credit for Contributions to Selected Community Development Corporations. OMB Number: 1545–1416 Form Number: Form 8847. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 38 allows a credit for contributions to selected community development corporations as part of the general business credit. Form 8847 is used to compute the amount of the credit for qualified contributions to a selected community development corporation. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hr., 52 min. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Revision of 
Information Collection; Renewal; Comment Request

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; 
and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Joint notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The OCC and FDIC (Agencies), as part of their continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the public and 
other Federal agencies to comment on proposed revisions to a continuing 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. The 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. The Agencies are soliciting comments on proposed 
revisions to the information collections titled: ``Interagency Bank 
Merger Act Application.'' The General Information and Instructions 
section has been revised to delete information about the Bank Insurance 
Fund (BIF), the Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF), and the 
Oakar statutory provisions. In addition, corresponding legal citations 
on the form to these provisions are being deleted. The Agencies also 
solicit comment on the renewal without change to the information 
collections titled: ``Interagency Biographical and Financial Report'' 
and ``Interagency Notice of Change in Control.'' The OCC solicits 
comment on the renewal without change to its ``Interagency Notice of 
Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers'' information 
collection. Additionally, the OCC is making other clarifying changes to 
the Comptroller's Licensing Manual (Manual).

DATES: You should submit written comments by October 9, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments to any or 
all of the Agencies and the OMB Desk Officer. All comments, which 
should refer to the OMB control number, will be shared among the 
Agencies:
    OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Public Information Room, Mail Stop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0014, 
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 may personally inspect and photocopy 
comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors 
make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 
874-5043. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid 
government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening 
in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
    FDIC: Steven Hanft, Clearance Officer, Legal Division, Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 
20429. All comments should refer to ``Interagency Bank Merger Act 
Application,'' the ``Interagency Biographical and Financial Report,'' 
or the ``Interagency Notice of Change in Control,'' as appropriate. 
Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 
17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 
a.m. and 5 p.m. [e-mail address: comments@fdic.gov]. 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 and photocopied in the 
FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on business days.
    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: You may request additional information 
from:
    OCC: Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, Legislative and 
Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. For subject matter 
information, you may contact Yoo Jin Na at (202) 874-4604, Licensing 
Activities, Licensing Department, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.
    FDIC: Steven Hanft, Clearance Officer, (202) 898-3907, Legal 
Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, with 
revision, the following currently approved collections of information:
    OCC's Information Collection Title: Comptroller's Licensing Manual 
(Manual). The specific portions of the Manual covered by this notice 
are those that pertain to the ``Business Combinations,'' ``Branches and 
Relocations,'' ``Capital and Dividends,'' ``Charters,'' ``Change in 
Bank Control,'' ``Comments to Other Agencies,'' ``General Policies and 
Procedures,'' ``Investment in Bank Premises,'' ``Investment in 
Subsidiaries and Equities,'' ``Management Interlocks,'' and ``Public 
Notice and Comments'' booklets of the Manual and various portions to 
which the OCC is making technical and clarifying changes.
    All Agencies' Report Title and FDIC's Information Collection Title: 
Interagency Bank Merger Act Application.
    All Agencies' Report Titles and FDIC's Information Collection 
Title: Interagency Biographical and Financial Report and Interagency 
Notice of Change in Control.

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    OCC Report Title: Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or 
Senior Executive Officers.
    OMB Numbers:
    OCC: 1557-0014.
    FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application, 3064-0015; 
Interagency Biographical and Financial Report, 3064-0006; Interagency 
Notice of Change in Control, 3064-0019.
    Form Numbers:
    OCC: None.
    FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application, 6220/01 and 6220/07; 
Interagency Notice of Change in Control, Form 6822/01; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report, Form 6200/06.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other 
for-profit.
    Type of Review: Revision or renewal of currently approved 
collections.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--152; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--450; Interagency Notice of Change in 
Directors or Senior Executive Officers--150; Interagency Notice of 
Change in Control--13.
    FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--275; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--1,769; Interagency Notice of Change 
in Control--27.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Response:
    OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--23.5; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--4; Interagency Notice of Change in 
Directors or Senior Executive Officers--2; Interagency Notice of Change 
in Control--30.
    FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--23.5; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--4; Interagency Notice of Change in 
Control--30.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:
    OCC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--3,572; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--1,800; Interagency Notice of Change 
in Directors or Senior Executive Officers--300; Interagency Notice of 
Change in Control--510. Total: 6,182 burden hours.
    FDIC: Interagency Bank Merger Act Application--6,463; Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report--7,076; Interagency Notice of Change 
in Control--810. Total: 14,349 burden hours.
    General Description of Report: These information collections are 
mandatory. Interagency Bank Merger Act Application: 12 U.S.C. 1828(c), 
1815(a), 12 U.S.C. 215, 215a-c. Interagency Biographical and Financial 
Report: 12 U.S.C. 1814, 1816, 1817(j), 2903, and 4804. Interagency 
Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers: 12 U.S.C. 
1831i; Interagency Notice of Change in Control: 12 U.S.C. 1817(j) and 
4804. The notices and reporting form are treated as public documents. 
The organizations and individuals that use the forms may request that 
all or a portion of the submitted information be kept confidential. In 
such cases, the burden is on the filer to justify the exemption by 
demonstrating that disclosure would cause ``substantial competitive 
harm'' or result in ``an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy'' or 
would otherwise qualify for an exemption under the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The confidentiality status of the 
information submitted will be judged on a case-by-case basis.
    Abstract: The OCC, FDIC, Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), and 
the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) each use 
the Interagency Bank Merger Act Application form to collect information 
for bank merger proposals that require prior approval under the Bank 
Merger Act. Prior approval is required for every merger transaction 
involving affiliated or nonaffiliated institutions and must be sought 
from the regulatory agency of the depository institution that would 
survive the proposed transaction. A merger transaction may include a 
merger, consolidation, assumption of deposit liabilities, or certain 
asset-transfers between or among two or more institutions. The 
information collected by the remaining notifications and forms assist 
the regulatory agency in fulfilling their statutory responsibilities as 
supervisors. The regulatory agency uses the information to evaluate the 
controlling owners, senior officers, and directors of the insured 
depository institutions subject to their oversight.
    Current Actions: This submission covers a revision to the Agencies' 
Interagency Bank Merger Act Application. The General Information and 
Instructions section of the application would be revised based on the 
passage of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, enacted on 
February 8, 2006. Provisions of the legislation directed the FDIC to 
merge the Bank Insurance Fund and the Savings Association Insurance 
Fund to form the new Deposit Insurance Fund, which subsequently merged 
on March 31, 2006. The formation of the single insurance fund 
eliminated the need for two types of insurance-related applications 
that existed to allow certain depository institutions to convert their 
coverage from one insurance fund to another. Accordingly, references in 
the Instructions to the previously required applications have been 
deleted. Also, the legal citations on page 1 of the application form, 
that correspond to the previously required application have been 
deleted (previously 12 U.S.C. 1815(d)(2), 1815(d)(3)). There are no 
other proposed changes to this information collection. Additionally, 
each of the Agencies proposes to renew two other forms, Interagency 
Biographical and Financial Report and the Interagency Notice of Change 
in Control, with no changes. The OCC proposes to renew, with no 
changes, one additional form, the Interagency Notice of Change in 
Directors or Senior Executive Officers. The Agencies need the 
information from these forms to ensure that the proposed transactions 
are permissible under law and regulation and are consistent with safe 
and sound banking practices. The Board published a separate Federal 
Register notice (72 FR 39428 (July 18, 2007)) and the OTS plans to 
publish a notice requesting public comment on these revisions.
    Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be 
summarized in each Agency's request for OMB approval, and analyzed to 
determine the extent to which the collection should be modified. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. Written comments are 
invited on:
    a. Whether the information collection is 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 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;
    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; and
    e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.


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    Dated: July 20, 2007.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 11th day of July, 2007.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 07-3834 Filed 8-6-07; 8:45 am]
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