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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION II. What Action is EPA Taking? [Report No. 2844] This document extends the public comment period established in the Federal Register of November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64624) (FRL–8339–5). In that document, EPA announced the availability of updated risk assessments and usage information, and opened a 60–day public comment period. EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on January 16, 2008, to February 19, 2008. Petition for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding III. What is the Agency’s Authority for Taking this Action? Section 4(g)(2) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, directs that, after submission of all data concerning a pesticide active ingredient, the Administrator shall determine whether pesticides containing such active ingredient are eligible for reregistration. Further provisions are made to allow a public comment period. However, the Administrator may extend the comment period if additional time for comment is requested. In this case, the Endosulfan Task Force and a coalition of stakeholders (American Farm Bureau Federation, Arizona Cotton Growers Association, California Cotton Growers Association, California Cotton Ginners Association, California Farm Bureau Federation, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, California Pear Advisory Board, California Specialty Crops Council, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Michigan Blueberry Growers Association, National Cotton Council, Northwest Horticultural Council, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association, Texas Vegetable Association, U.S. Apple Association) have requested additional time to develop comments. The Agency believes that additional time is warranted. List of Subjects pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: December 20, 2007. Steven Bradbury, Director, Special Review and Reregistration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E7–25277 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 December 20, 2007. A Petition for Reconsideration has been filed in the Commission’s Rulemaking proceeding listed in this Public Notice and published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e). The full text of this document is available for viewing and copying in Room CY–B402, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC or may be purchased from the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI) (1–800–378–3160). Oppositions to this petition must be filed by January 17, 2008. See section 1.4(b)(1) of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 1.4(b)(1)). Replies to an opposition must be filed within 10 days after the time for filing oppositions has expired. Subject: In the Matter of Amendment of Parts 1 and 63 of the Commission’s Rules (IB Docket No. 04–47). Number of Petitions Filed: 1. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–25531 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 187 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). The Agencies are also giving notice that the information collection has been submitted to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit written comments by February 1, 2008. 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 Valerie Best, Supervisory Counsel, (202) 898–3812, 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. E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 188 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices 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 4:30 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FDIC Valerie Best, Supervisory Counsel, (202) 898–3812, 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 1 / Wednesday, January 2, 2008 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 The Agencies issued a 60-day notice seeking comment on the collection on August 8, 2007 (72 FR 44220). No comments were received. Written comments continue to be 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:07 Dec 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: December 14, 2007. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of December, 2007. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. FDIC: 6714–01–P (50%) [FR Doc. E7–25463 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P (50%); 6714–01–P (50%) 189 B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Patricia Childress, Visalia, California and Carol Bates, Porterville, California, to acquire voting shares of Sierra Bancorp, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Bank of The Sierra, both of Porterville, California. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 27, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–25471 Filed 12–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than January 17, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Nancy C. Wilson, Memphis, Tennessee, individually and as a member of a control group acting in concert, the group consisting of Nancy C. Wilson, The Paul Nelms Family Trust, Nancy Wilson as trustee, Jessica Wilson, Stephanie Macintosh Shy, all of Memphis, Tennessee; Charles D. Newell, Jr., Germantown, Tennessee; Michael B. Baird, Cordova, Tennessee; Jon A. Reeves, Olive Branch, Mississippi; Peter T. Hodo, West Point, Mississippi; and Johnny Ponder, Collierville, Tennessee; to acquire control of Merchants & Planters Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Merchants & Planters Bank, both of Toone, Tennessee. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request. 60-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60 days. Proposed Project: Evaluation of AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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). The Agencies are also 
giving notice that the information collection has been submitted to OMB 
for review.

DATES: You should submit written comments by February 1, 2008.

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

    Valerie Best, Supervisory Counsel, (202) 898-3812, 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.

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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 4:30 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

    Valerie Best, Supervisory Counsel, (202) 898-3812, 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.
    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

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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

    The Agencies issued a 60-day notice seeking comment on the 
collection on August 8, 2007 (72 FR 44220). No comments were received.
    Written comments continue to be 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.

    Dated: December 14, 2007.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of December, 2007.
Valerie J. Best,
Assistant Executive Secretary.

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