Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 6515-6517 [E8-1930]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2008 / Notices III. Discontinuance of Mailing of Call Report Forms and Instructions The banking agencies requested comment on their plan to discontinue the mailing of Call Report forms and instructions for the FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041. The agencies’ current practice is to mail sample forms to banks only in those quarters when significant revisions are made to the report forms. Updates to the Call Report instruction book have been printed and mailed to banks in those quarters when such updates have been issued. The Call Report forms and their instructions are available on the FFIEC’s Web site (http://www.ffiec.gov/ ffiec_report_forms.htm) and the FDIC’s Web site (http://www.fdic.gov/ regulations/resources/call/index.html) each quarter before any mailings of the paper forms and instructions are completed. A paper copy of the report forms and instructions can be printed from the Web sites. In addition, banks that use Call Report software generally can print paper copies of blank forms from their software. No comments were received on this issue. The agencies will discontinue mailing paper Call Report forms and instructions in 2008, while retaining their practice of making these materials available to banks electronically. IV. Other Matters On February 14, 2007, the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS requested comment on a proposed regulatory capital schedule for collecting Basel IA risk-based capital data in the Call Report and the TFR (72 FR 7115). No comments were received on this proposal. On July 20, 2007, the four agencies announced an agreement to issue a proposal to adopt a standardized approach under the Basel II Accord that would replace the Basel IA proposal. As a consequence, the agencies are withdrawing their Basel IA regulatory capital reporting proposal. A regulatory capital reporting proposal for the standardized approach will be issued for comment at a later date. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES V. Paperwork Reduction Act Request for Comment Public comment is requested on all aspects of this joint notice. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed revisions to the Call Report and TFR 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Feb 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 information collections as they are proposed to be revised, 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 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 joint notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 31, 2008. 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, January 29, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 25th day of January, 2008. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. Dated: January 25, 2008. Deborah Dakin, Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. E8–2024 Filed 2–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODES 6720–01–P (25%); 6714–01–P (25%); 6210–01–P (25%); 4810–33–P (25%) FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board–approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6515 inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Request for comment on information collection proposals The following information collections, which are being handled under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information 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; and d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR Y–3, FR Y–3N, and FR Y–4; FR K–1; or FR 1379, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E–mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202/452–3819 or 202/452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 6516 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s web site at www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP–500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, N.W.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to 202– 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public website at: http:// www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ reportforms/review.cfm or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202–452– 3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263–4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following reports: 1. Report titles: Application for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; Notification for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; and Notification for Prior Approval to Engage Directly or Indirectly in Certain Nonbanking Activities Agency form numbers: FR Y–3, FR Y– 3N, and FR Y–4 OMB control number: 7100–0121 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Feb 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Frequency: Event generated Reporters: Corporations seeking to become bank holding companies (BHCs), or BHCs and state chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Annual reporting hours: 22,920 Estimated average hours per response: FR Y–3 Section 3(a)(1): 49; FR Y–3 Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 59.5; FR Y– 3N Section 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 5; FR Y–4 Complete notification: 12; FR Y–4 Expedited notification: 5; and FR Y–4 Post–consummation: 30 minutes Number of respondents: 674 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1842(a), 1844(b),and 1843(j)(1)(b)). The forms are designed so that all information contained in a filing is available to the public unless the applicant, notificant, or individual(s) can substantiate that an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is satisfied. Abstract: The Federal Reserve requires the submission of these filings for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. These filings collect information on proposals by bank holding companies involving formations, acquisitions, mergers, and nonbanking activities. The Federal Reserve must obtain this information to evaluate each individual transaction with respect to financial and managerial factors, permissibility, competitive effects, net public benefits, and the impact on the convenience and needs of affected communities. Current Actions: The proposed revisions reflect changes to the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement and the Federal Reserve’s risk–based and leverage capital guidelines that were announced in February 2006. The proposed revisions also reflect recent changes in the type of information that the Federal Reserve requires from filers for purposes of determining whether information submitted in a filing may be provided to the public under the FOIA. Each proposed revision is intended to make initial filings more reflective of the specifically proposed transaction and thereby reduce the need for subsequent information requests, which delay the Federal Reserve’s consideration of a filing and create additional burden for filers. In addition, the instructions have been reformatted to clarify the possible filings, clarify the legal and financial requirements for different types of filings, and provide additional practical guidance to assist a filer in understanding the information and PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 processing requirements for particular types of proposals. 2. Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications under Subparts A and C of Regulation K Agency form number: FR K–1 OMB control number: 7100–0107 Frequency: Event generated Reporters: State member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank holding companies, and certain foreign banking organizations. Annual reporting hours: 889 Estimated average hours per response: Attachments A and B, 11.5 hours; Attachments C through G, 10 hours; Attachments H and I, 15.5 hours; Attachment J, 10 hours; Attachment K, 20 hours Number of respondents: 29 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 601–604(a) and 611–631)) and (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(13), 1843(c)(14) and 1844(c)). The applying organization has the opportunity to request confidentiality for information that it believes will qualify for an FOIA exemption. Abstract: Subpart A of Regulation K governs the foreign investments and activities of member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank holding companies, and certain investments by foreign organizations. Subpart C of Regulation K governs investments in export trading companies. The FR K–1 information collection contains eleven attachments for the application and notification requirements embodied in Subparts A and C of Regulation K. The Federal Reserve requires these applications for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal Reserve Act and the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to replace the existing confidentiality paragraph in the General Information and Instructions. In addition, respondents would be required to make a certification regarding information contained in the application. 3. Report titles: Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire; Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center Survey; and Federal Reserve Consumer Help Online Complaint Form Agency form numbers: FR 1379a, FR 1379b, and FR 1379c OMB control number: 7100–0135 Frequency: Event generated Reporters: Consumers Annual reporting hours: 2,037 E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Estimated average hours per response: FR 1379a: 5 minutes; FR 1379b: 5 minutes; FR 1379c: 10 minutes. Number of respondents: FR 1379a: 2,640; FR 1379b: 1,800; FR 1379c: 10,000. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary and authorized by law (15 U.S.C. 57(a)(f)(1)). While the individual respondent’s information is confidential, once such information has been aggregated, the aggregated information is not considered confidential. The information may be aggregated with responses from other respondents and released in statistical format while maintaining the privacy of the individual respondents. If a respondent provides information not specifically solicited on the form, that information may be exempt from disclosure under FOIA (5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(4), (b)(6), or (b)(7)) upon specific request from the respondent. Abstract: The FR 1379 questionnaires are sent to consumers who have filed complaints with the Federal Reserve against state member banks. The information gathered on the questionnaires is used to determine whether consumers are satisfied with the way the Federal Reserve Bank handled their complaints and to solicit suggestions for improving the complaint investigation process. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to revise the FR 1379 information collection by: (1) renumbering the current FR 1379 to FR 1379a and reducing the number of questions from twenty–five to six, (2) implementing a new voluntary questionnaire, the Federal Reserve Consumer Help Center Survey (FR 1379b) to survey consumers about the Federal Reserve Consumer Help (FRCH) center, the Federal Reserve System’s new central intake center for consumer complaints and inquiries, and (3) implementing a new voluntary consumer complaint form, the Federal Reserve Consumer Help Online Complaint Form (FR 1379c) to the FRCH web site1 that would allow consumers to submit their complaint or inquiry to the FRCH center electronically. The proposed changes would be effective second quarter 2008. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 30, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–1930 Filed 2–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 1 See Press Release dated November 19, 2007: www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/other/ 20071119a.htm. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Feb 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 February 15, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. William Glover Loftin, to acquire voting shares of Capital Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Commercial Capital Bank, all of Delhi, Louisiana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 30, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–1946 Filed 2–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Time and Date: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., February 20, 2008. Place: Audio Conference Call. The USA toll free dial in number is 1 (866) 659–0537. Passcode is 9933701. Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6517 Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines which have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule, advice on methods of dose reconstruction which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule, advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program, and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to the CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, most recently, August 3, 2007, and will expire on August 3, 2009. Purpose: This Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS, advising the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda for the conference call includes: Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) Petition Status Updates for Chapman Valve and Dow Chemical; Work Group Updates; Subcommittee on Dose Reconstruction Update; Status of transcripts and minutes; and Board working time and future plans and meetings. The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. Because there is not a public comment period, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be included in the official record of the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Lewis V. Wade, Executive Secretary, NIOSH, CDC, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, Telephone (513) 533–6825, Fax (513) 533–6826. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
SUMMARY: Background.
    On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 
as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to 
collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 
Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The 
Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Request for comment on information collection proposals

    The following information collections, which are being handled 
under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval 
and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, 
the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of 
comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board 
for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited 
on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information 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; and
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 4, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR Y-3, FR Y-3N, and 
FR Y-4; FR K-1; or FR 1379, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/
generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202/452-3819 or 202/452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal

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Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, 
DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's web site at 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will 
not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public 
comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP-
500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets, N.W.) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to 
the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 
or by fax to 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission 
including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting 
statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public 
docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public website at: http://
www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/reportforms/review.cfm or may be 
requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-
3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, with revision, of the following reports:

    1. Report titles: Application for Prior Approval to Become a Bank 
Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional 
Bank or Bank Holding Company; Notification for Prior Approval to Become 
a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an 
Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; and Notification for Prior 
Approval to Engage Directly or Indirectly in Certain Nonbanking 
Activities
    Agency form numbers: FR Y-3, FR Y-3N, and FR Y-4
    OMB control number: 7100-0121
    Frequency: Event generated
    Reporters: Corporations seeking to become bank holding companies 
(BHCs), or BHCs and state chartered banks that are members of the 
Federal Reserve System.
    Annual reporting hours: 22,920
    Estimated average hours per response: FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(1): 49; 
FR Y-3 Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 59.5; FR Y-3N Section 3(a)(1), 
3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 5; FR Y-4 Complete notification: 12; FR Y-4 
Expedited notification: 5; and FR Y-4 Post-consummation: 30 minutes
    Number of respondents: 674
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1842(a), 1844(b),and 1843(j)(1)(b)). The forms are 
designed so that all information contained in a filing is available to 
the public unless the applicant, notificant, or individual(s) can 
substantiate that an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) is satisfied.
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve requires the submission of these 
filings for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the 
Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Bank 
Holding Company Act of 1956. These filings collect information on 
proposals by bank holding companies involving formations, acquisitions, 
mergers, and nonbanking activities. The Federal Reserve must obtain 
this information to evaluate each individual transaction with respect 
to financial and managerial factors, permissibility, competitive 
effects, net public benefits, and the impact on the convenience and 
needs of affected communities.
    Current Actions: The proposed revisions reflect changes to the 
Federal Reserve's Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement and the 
Federal Reserve's risk-based and leverage capital guidelines that were 
announced in February 2006. The proposed revisions also reflect recent 
changes in the type of information that the Federal Reserve requires 
from filers for purposes of determining whether information submitted 
in a filing may be provided to the public under the FOIA. Each proposed 
revision is intended to make initial filings more reflective of the 
specifically proposed transaction and thereby reduce the need for 
subsequent information requests, which delay the Federal Reserve's 
consideration of a filing and create additional burden for filers. In 
addition, the instructions have been reformatted to clarify the 
possible filings, clarify the legal and financial requirements for 
different types of filings, and provide additional practical guidance 
to assist a filer in understanding the information and processing 
requirements for particular types of proposals.
    2. Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications 
under Subparts A and C of Regulation K
    Agency form number: FR K-1
    OMB control number: 7100-0107
    Frequency: Event generated
    Reporters: State member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, 
bank holding companies, and certain foreign banking organizations.
    Annual reporting hours: 889
    Estimated average hours per response: Attachments A and B, 11.5 
hours; Attachments C through G, 10 hours; Attachments H and I, 15.5 
hours; Attachment J, 10 hours; Attachment K, 20 hours
    Number of respondents: 29
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 601-604(a) and 611-631)) and (12 U.S.C. 
1843(c)(13), 1843(c)(14) and 1844(c)). The applying organization has 
the opportunity to request confidentiality for information that it 
believes will qualify for an FOIA exemption.
    Abstract: Subpart A of Regulation K governs the foreign investments 
and activities of member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank 
holding companies, and certain investments by foreign organizations. 
Subpart C of Regulation K governs investments in export trading 
companies. The FR K-1 information collection contains eleven 
attachments for the application and notification requirements embodied 
in Subparts A and C of Regulation K. The Federal Reserve requires these 
applications for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the 
Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal 
Reserve Act and the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to replace the 
existing confidentiality paragraph in the General Information and 
Instructions. In addition, respondents would be required to make a 
certification regarding information contained in the application.
    3. Report titles: Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire; Federal 
Reserve Consumer Help Center Survey; and Federal Reserve Consumer Help 
Online Complaint Form
    Agency form numbers: FR 1379a, FR 1379b, and FR 1379c
    OMB control number: 7100-0135
    Frequency: Event generated
    Reporters: Consumers
    Annual reporting hours: 2,037

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    Estimated average hours per response: FR 1379a: 5 minutes; FR 
1379b: 5 minutes; FR 1379c: 10 minutes.
    Number of respondents: FR 1379a: 2,640; FR 1379b: 1,800; FR 1379c: 
10,000.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary and authorized by law (15 U.S.C. 57(a)(f)(1)). While the 
individual respondent's information is confidential, once such 
information has been aggregated, the aggregated information is not 
considered confidential. The information may be aggregated with 
responses from other respondents and released in statistical format 
while maintaining the privacy of the individual respondents. If a 
respondent provides information not specifically solicited on the form, 
that information may be exempt from disclosure under FOIA (5 U.S.C. 
Sec.  552 (b)(4), (b)(6), or (b)(7)) upon specific request from the 
respondent.
    Abstract: The FR 1379 questionnaires are sent to consumers who have 
filed complaints with the Federal Reserve against state member banks. 
The information gathered on the questionnaires is used to determine 
whether consumers are satisfied with the way the Federal Reserve Bank 
handled their complaints and to solicit suggestions for improving the 
complaint investigation process.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to revise the FR 1379 
information collection by: (1) renumbering the current FR 1379 to FR 
1379a and reducing the number of questions from twenty-five to six, (2) 
implementing a new voluntary questionnaire, the Federal Reserve 
Consumer Help Center Survey (FR 1379b) to survey consumers about the 
Federal Reserve Consumer Help (FRCH) center, the Federal Reserve 
System's new central intake center for consumer complaints and 
inquiries, and (3) implementing a new voluntary consumer complaint 
form, the Federal Reserve Consumer Help Online Complaint Form (FR 
1379c) to the FRCH web site\1\ that would allow consumers to submit 
their complaint or inquiry to the FRCH center electronically. The 
proposed changes would be effective second quarter 2008.
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    \1\ See Press Release dated November 19, 2007: 
www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/other/20071119a.htm.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 30, 
2008.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
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