Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52080-52081 [E8-20682]

Download as PDF 52080 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 174 / Monday, September 8, 2008 / Notices comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). Issued in Washington, DC on September 3, 2008. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E8–20708 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Open Meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession Office of the Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession will convene a telephone conference meeting on Friday, September 26, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public may take part in the meeting by listening to the Webcast accessible on the Department’s Web site at http:// www.treas.gov/offices/domesticfinance/acap/index.shtml or by calling telephone number (866) 780–1271 and using access code number 62607180. Persons needing special accommodations to take part because of a disability should notify the contact person listed below. DATES: The meeting will be held on Friday, September 26, 2008, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit written statements with the Advisory Committee by any of the following methods: Electronic Statements • Use the Department’s Internet submission form (http://www.treas.gov/ offices/domestic-finance/acap/ comments); or mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Paper Statements • Send paper statements in triplicate to Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, Office of Financial Institutions Policy, Room 1418, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. In general, the Department will post all statements on its Web site (http:// www.treas.gov/offices/domesticfinance/acap/comments) without VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Sep 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, or telephone numbers. The Department will also make such statements available for public inspection and copying in the Department’s Library, Room 1428, Main Department Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can make an appointment to inspect statements by telephoning (202) 622– 0990. All statements, including attachments and other supporting materials, received are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen E. Jaconi, Senior Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury, Main Department Building, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220, at (202) 927– 6618. In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 and the regulations thereunder, David G. Nason, Designated Federal Officer of the Advisory Committee, has ordered publication of this notice that the Advisory Committee will convene a telephone conference meeting on Friday, September 26, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Members of the public may take part in the meeting by listening to the Webcast accessible on the Department’s Web site at http://www.treas.gov/offices/ domestic-finance/acap/index.shtml or by calling telephone number (866) 780– 1271 and using access code number 62607180. The agenda for this meeting includes adoption of the Advisory Committee’s final report to the Department. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 2, 2008. Taiya Smith, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–20705 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation—12 CFR 27.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit your comments by October 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0159, 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 can 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, 1557–0159, 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 from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (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\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 174 / Monday, September 8, 2008 / Notices The OCC is proposing to revise the following information collection: Title: Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation—12 CFR Part 27. OMB Control No.: 1557–0159. Description: The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3605) prohibits discrimination in the financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, receipt of income from public assistance, or exercise of any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The OCC is responsible for ensuring that national banks comply with those laws. This information collection is needed to promote national bank compliance and for OCC to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 27 are as follows: • Section 27.3(a) requires a national bank that is required to collect data on home loans under 12 CFR part 203 to present the data on Federal Reserve Form FR HMDA–LAR,1 or in automated format in accordance with the HMDA– LAR instructions, and to include one additional item (the reason for denial) on the HMDA–LAR. Section 27.3(a) also lists exceptions to the HMDA–LAR recordkeeping requirements. • Section 27.3(b) lists the information banks should obtain from an applicant as part of a home loan application, and states information that a bank must disclose to an applicant. • Section 27.3(c) sets forth additional information required to be kept in the loan file. • Section 27.4 states that the OCC may require a national bank to maintain a Fair Housing Inquiry/Application Log found in Appendix III to part 27 if there is reason to believe that the bank is engaging in discriminatory practices or if analysis of the data compiled by the bank under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (12 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) and 12 CFR part 203 indicates a pattern of significant variation in the number of home loans between census tracts with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1 Loan Application Register, http://www.ffiec.gov/ hmda/doc/hmdalar2007.doc. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:59 Sep 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 similar incomes and home ownership levels differentiated only by race or national origin. • Section 27.5 requires a national bank to maintain the information required by § 27.3 for 25 months after the bank notifies the applicant of action taken on an application, or after withdrawal of an application. • Section 27.7 requires a national bank to submit the information required by §§ 27.3(a) and 27.4 to the OCC upon its request, prior to a scheduled examination using the Monthly Home Loan Activity Format form in Appendix I to part 27 and the Home Loan Data Form in Appendix IV to part 27. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,712. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,871. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2.68 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,595.84 hours. A 60-day Federal Register notice was issued on June 24, 2008. 73 FR 35722. 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. 52081 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Art Advisory Panel—Notice of Closed Meeting Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. AGENCY: Notice of closed meeting of Art Advisory Panel. ACTION: SUMMARY: Closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held October 1 and 2, 2008. DATES: The closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held on October 1 and 2, 2008, in Room 4136 beginning at 9:30 a.m., Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Carolan, C:AP:ART, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Telephone (202) 435–5609 (not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., that a closed meeting of the Art Advisory Panel will be held on October 1 and 2, 2008, in Room 4136 beginning at 9:30 a.m., Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. The agenda will consist of the review and evaluation of the acceptability of fair market value appraisals of works of art involved in Federal income, estate, or gift tax returns. This will involve the discussion of material in individual tax returns made confidential by the provisions of 26 U.S.C. 6103. A determination as required by section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act has been made that this meeting is concerned with matters listed in 5 U.S.C. section 552b(c)(3), (4), (6), and (7), and that the meeting will not be open to the public. Dated: September 2, 2008. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. E8–20682 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] Sarah Hall Ingram, Chief, Appeals. [FR Doc. E8–20772 Filed 9–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 174 (Monday, September 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment 
concerning its information collection titled, ``Fair Housing Home Loan 
Data System Regulation--12 CFR 27.'' The OCC is also giving notice that 
it has submitted the collection to OMB for review.

DATES: You should submit your comments by October 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information 
Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0159, 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 can 
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, 1557-0159, 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 
from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (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 revise the following 
information collection:
    Title: Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation--12 CFR Part 
27.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0159.
    Description: The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3605) prohibits 
discrimination in the financing of housing on the basis of race, color, 
religion, sex, or national origin. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 
U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit 
transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, 
sex, marital status, age, receipt of income from public assistance, or 
exercise of any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The OCC 
is responsible for ensuring that national banks comply with those laws. 
This information collection is needed to promote national bank 
compliance and for OCC to fulfill its statutory responsibilities.
    The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 27 are as 
follows:
     Section 27.3(a) requires a national bank that is required 
to collect data on home loans under 12 CFR part 203 to present the data 
on Federal Reserve Form FR HMDA-LAR,\1\ or in automated format in 
accordance with the HMDA-LAR instructions, and to include one 
additional item (the reason for denial) on the HMDA-LAR. Section 
27.3(a) also lists exceptions to the HMDA-LAR recordkeeping 
requirements.
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hmdalar2007.doc.
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     Section 27.3(b) lists the information banks should obtain 
from an applicant as part of a home loan application, and states 
information that a bank must disclose to an applicant.
     Section 27.3(c) sets forth additional information required 
to be kept in the loan file.
     Section 27.4 states that the OCC may require a national 
bank to maintain a Fair Housing Inquiry/Application Log found in 
Appendix III to part 27 if there is reason to believe that the bank is 
engaging in discriminatory practices or if analysis of the data 
compiled by the bank under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (12 U.S.C. 
2801 et seq.) and 12 CFR part 203 indicates a pattern of significant 
variation in the number of home loans between census tracts with 
similar incomes and home ownership levels differentiated only by race 
or national origin.
     Section 27.5 requires a national bank to maintain the 
information required by Sec.  27.3 for 25 months after the bank 
notifies the applicant of action taken on an application, or after 
withdrawal of an application.
     Section 27.7 requires a national bank to submit the 
information required by Sec. Sec.  27.3(a) and 27.4 to the OCC upon its 
request, prior to a scheduled examination using the Monthly Home Loan 
Activity Format form in Appendix I to part 27 and the Home Loan Data 
Form in Appendix IV to part 27.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,712.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,871.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2.68 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,595.84 hours.
    A 60-day Federal Register notice was issued on June 24, 2008. 73 FR 
35722. 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: September 2, 2008.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. E8-20682 Filed 9-5-08; 8:45 am]
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