Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Minority Thrift Certification Form, 3543-3544 [E8-906]

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[FR Doc. 08–162 Filed 1–17–08: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–M PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3543 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request—Minority Thrift Certification Form Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The OTS within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection. Submit written comments on or before March 18, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. DATES: You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Nicola Kelly, (202) 906– 7891, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 3544 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2008 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Comments should address one or more of the following points: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS; b. The accuracy of OTS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology. We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Minority Thrift Certification Form. OMB Number: 1550–0096. Form Number: OTS Form 1661. Description: OTS uses the results of the certification process to maintain an accurate listing of minority-owned thrifts. OTS provides training, technical assistance, and education programs to those thrifts throughout the year. In addition, OTS uses the list to provide information to potential investors who may be interested in supporting minority-owned thrifts. Finally, OTS reports annually to Congress on its efforts to support minority-owned thrifts, in accordance with Section 301 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22. Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Burden: 11 hours. Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906–6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Jan 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: January 15, 2008. Deborah Dakin, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division. [FR Doc. E8–906 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Interagency Notice of Change in Control Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection request (ICR) described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal. DATES: Submit written comments on or before February 19, 2008. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, can be obtained from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for OTS, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725—17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, by fax to (202) 906–6518, or by e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, please PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact Ira L. Mills at, ira.mills@ots.treas.gov (202) 906–6531, or facsimile number (202) 906–6518, Regulations and Litigation Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Interagency Notice of Change in Control. OMB Number: 1550–0032. Form Number: OTS Form 1622. Description: The Regional Office must review the information contained in the Change of Control notices if the application is considered eligible for delegated action. If the application is considered non-delegated, OTS’ Washington staff must also review the application. The OTS must review the information in these applications to determine that no person is acting directly or indirectly, or in concert with one or more other persons, to acquire control of an insured depository institution through the purchase, assignment, transfer, pledge, or other disposition of voting stock of the thrift institution, unless OTS has been afforded sixty days prior written notice to review the proposal and to object to the acquisition. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 35 hours. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion; as required per Transaction. Estimated Total Burden: 698 hours. Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906–6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. Dated: January 15, 2008. Deborah Dakin, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division. [FR Doc. E8–907 Filed 1–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Thrift Supervision


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request--Minority Thrift Certification Form

AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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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 comment on proposed and continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The OTS within the Department of the Treasury 
will submit the proposed information collection requirement described 
below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting 
public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before March 18, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the 
proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, 
Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-
6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS 
will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at 
http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect 
comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by 
appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-
mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to 
(202) 906-7755.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
about this proposed information collection from Nicola Kelly, (202) 
906-7891, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20552.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an 
information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to 
an information collection, unless the information collection displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. As part of the

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approval process, we invite comments on the following information 
collection.
    Comments should address one or more of the following points:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of OTS;
    b. The accuracy of OTS's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.
    We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in 
the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning 
the following information collection.
    Title of Proposal: Minority Thrift Certification Form.
    OMB Number: 1550-0096.
    Form Number: OTS Form 1661.
    Description: OTS uses the results of the certification process to 
maintain an accurate listing of minority-owned thrifts. OTS provides 
training, technical assistance, and education programs to those thrifts 
throughout the year. In addition, OTS uses the list to provide 
information to potential investors who may be interested in supporting 
minority-owned thrifts. Finally, OTS reports annually to Congress on 
its efforts to support minority-owned thrifts, in accordance with 
Section 301 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and 
Enforcement Act of 1989.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden: 11 hours.
    Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift 
Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

    Dated: January 15, 2008.
Deborah Dakin,
Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.
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