Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 8931-8932 [E8-2851]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Community Reinvestment Act Regulation—12 CFR part 25.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mail Stop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0160, 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. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0160, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Community Reinvestment Act Regulation—12 CFR part 25. OMB Control Number: 1557–0160. Description: The CRA requires the Federal banking agencies (Agencies) to assess the record of banks and savings associations in helping to meet the credit needs of their entire communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 operations; and to take this record into account in evaluating applications for mergers, branches, and certain other corporate activities. The CRA statute requires the Agencies to issue regulations to carry out its purposes. Each Agency must provide written CRA evaluations of the institutions they supervise. The public portion of each written evaluation must present the agency’s conclusions with respect to the CRA performance standards identified in its regulations; include the facts and data supporting those conclusions; and contain the institution’s CRA rating and the basis for that rating. The data collection requirements in the CRA regulations are necessary for the Agencies to examine, assess, and assign a rating to an institution’s CRA performance and to prepare the public section of the written CRA performance evaluation. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,712. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,712. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Time per Respondent: 70.84 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 121,282 hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the information to the OCC. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8931 Dated: February 8, 2008. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. E8–2844 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘OCC Communications Questionnaire and Usability Test Survey.’’ DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0226, 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 the comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. 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. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0223, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 8932 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: OCC Communications Questionnaire. OMB Control Number: 1557–0226. Description: The OCC is proposing to continue to collect information from national banks regarding the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of OCC communications products, such as booklets, issuances, and CDs, and expand its collection to include a usability test of its website. Case scenarios would be presented to users to test their ability to find information or complete a task on the website. Completed questionnaires will provide the OCC with information needed to properly evaluate the effectiveness of its paper and electronic communications products. The OCC would use the information to identify problems and to improve its service to national banks. Type of Review: Regular review. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: Communications Questionnaire: 2,600. Usability Test: 300. Estimated Total Annual Responses: Communications Questionnaire: 2,600. Usability Test: 300. Estimated Frequency of Response: 1 to 2 times annually. Estimated Time per Respondent: Communications Questionnaire: 10 minutes. Usability Test: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,100 hours. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 has practical utility; rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techiques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: February 8, 2008. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. E8–2851 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0171] Proposed Information Collection (Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance) Activity; Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to determine an applicant’s eligibility for tutorial assistance. Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0171’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance (38 U.S.C. Chapters 30, 32, 35; 10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606; Section 903 of Public Law 96–342, and the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), VA Form 22–1990t. OMB Control Number: 2900–0171. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Students receiving VA educational assistance and need tutoring to overcome a deficiency in one or more course complete VA Form 22– 1990t to apply for supplemental allowance for tutorial assistance. The student must provide the course or courses for which he or she requires tutoring, the number of hours and charges for each tutorial session and the name of the tutor. The tutor must certify that he or she provided tutoring at the specified charges and that he or she is not a close relative of the student. Certifying officials at the student’s educational institution must certify that the tutoring was necessary for the student’s pursuit of program; the tutor was qualified to conduct individualized tutorial assistance; and the charges for the tutoring did not exceed the E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8931-8932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2851]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information 
Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information 
collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment 
concerning its information collection titled, ``OCC Communications 
Questionnaire and Usability Test Survey.''

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0226, 
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 
the comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20219. 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.
    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0223, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax 
to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, (202) 874-5090, 
Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the 
Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: OCC Communications Questionnaire.
    OMB Control Number: 1557-0226.
    Description: The OCC is proposing to continue to collect 
information from national banks regarding the quality, timeliness, and 
effectiveness of OCC communications products, such as booklets, 
issuances, and CDs, and expand its collection to include a usability 
test of its website. Case scenarios would be presented to users to test 
their ability to find information or complete a task on the website. 
Completed questionnaires will provide the OCC with information needed 
to properly evaluate the effectiveness of its paper and electronic 
communications products. The OCC would use the information to identify 
problems and to improve its service to national banks.
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents:
    Communications Questionnaire: 2,600.
    Usability Test: 300.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses:
    Communications Questionnaire: 2,600.
    Usability Test: 300.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: 1 to 2 times annually.
    Estimated Time per Respondent:
    Communications Questionnaire: 10 minutes.
    Usability Test: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,100 hours.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection unless the 
information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and 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 has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techiques or other 
forms of information technology; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

    Dated: February 8, 2008.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
 [FR Doc. E8-2851 Filed 2-14-08; 8:45 am]
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