Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 22005-22006 [E8-8740]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices 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.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 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, 1557–0226, 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: 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 Web site. Case scenarios would be presented to users to test their ability to find information or VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 complete a task on the Web site. 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. On February 15, 2008, the OCC published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments for 60 days on this information collection (73 FR 8931). No comments were received. Comments continue to be 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 information. Dated: April 17, 2008. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. E8–8739 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22005 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, ‘‘Community Reinvestment Act Regulation—12 CFR 25.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 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. E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 22006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices 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 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. On February 15, 2008, the OCC published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments for 60 days on this information collection (73 FR 8930). The OCC received no comments. Comments continue to be 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; mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 (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. Dated: April 17, 2008. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. E8–8740 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2002– 32 and Revenue Procedure 2006–21 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2002–32, Waiver of 60-month Bar on Reconsolidation after Disaffiliation and Revenue Procedure 2006–21, Revenue Procedure to eliminate impediments to e-filing consolidated returns and reduce reporting requirements. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before June 23, 2008 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Allan Hopkins, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of revenue procedure should be directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at (202) 622–3634, or at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 2002–32, Waiver of 60-month Bar on Reconsolidation after Disaffiliation; 2006–21, Revenue Procedure to eliminate impediments to e-filing consolidated returns and reduce reporting requirements. OMB Number: 1545–1784. Revenue Procedure Number: 2002–32 and 2006–21. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2002–32 provides qualifying taxpayers with a waiver of the general rule of § 1504(a)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code barring corporations from filing consolidated returns as a member of a group of which it had been a member for 60 months following the year of disaffiliation; Revenue Procedure 2006– 21 modifies Rev. Proc. 89–56, 1989–2 C.B. 643, Rev. Proc. 90–39, 1990–2 C.B. 365, and Rev. Proc. 2002–32, 2002–1 C.B. 959, to eliminate impediments to the electronic filing of Federal income tax returns (e-filing) and to reduce the reporting requirements in each of these revenue procedures. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated number of respondents: 20. The estimated annual burden per respondent varies from 2 hours to 8 hours, depending on individual circumstances, with an estimated average of 5 hours. Estimated total annual reporting burden: 100. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22005-22006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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, ``Community Reinvestment 
Act Regulation--12 CFR 25.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has 
submitted the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 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.

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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 
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 for-profit.
    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.
    On February 15, 2008, the OCC published a notice in the Federal 
Register soliciting comments for 60 days on this information collection 
(73 FR 8930). The OCC received no comments. Comments continue to be 
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.

    Dated: April 17, 2008.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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