Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 65447-65448 [E8-26093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for acquisition and operation of certain assets of New Today Bus Corp. (MC–651183) and New Today Bus, Inc. (MC–657415) (collectively, New Today). Upon acquisition, New Today will cease operations and ASTI will assume such operations. The Board has tentatively approved the transaction, and if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. DATES: Comments must be filed by December 18, 2008. Applicants may file a reply by January 2, 2009. If no comments are filed by December 18, 2008, this notice is effective on that date. ADDRESSES: Send an original and 10 copies of any comments referring to STB Docket No. MC–F–21030 to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, send one copy of comments to the Applicants’ representatives: David H. Coburn and Scott M. Mirelson, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia M. Farr, (202) 245–0359 [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stagecoach, headquartered in Scotland, is one of the world’s largest providers of passenger transportation services. It operates in several countries, including the United States, through a series of operating divisions. Coach USA is a Delaware corporation that currently controls numerous passenger carriers, including ASTI, one of the subjects of this transaction.1 Coach USA acquired control of ASTI in 1996. ASTI is currently seeking FMCSA approval to operate New Today’s regular routes, including: (1) Between New York, NY, and Washington, DC; (2) New York and Baltimore, MD; and (3) New York and Philadelphia, PA. ASTI also plans to change its official name from ASTI d/b/a Coach USA to ASTI d/b/a Todays Bus. Under the proposed transaction, applicants seek permission to acquire certain assets of New Today, including 1 Together, Stagecoach and Coach USA control 65 motor passenger carriers. Stagecoach and Coach USA have also received tentative authority to control an additional motor passenger carrier in Stagecoach Group PLC and Coach USA, Inc., et al.—Acquisition of Control-Eastern Travel & Tour, Inc., STB Docket No. MC—F–21029 (STB served Sept. 18, 2008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 New Today’s customer lists, certain contracts, sales records, certain leases and tangible property, as well as certain trademarks and trade names, including ‘‘Today’s Bus,’’ ‘‘Todays Bus,’’ and ‘‘New Today Bus.’’ New Today currently provides regular route service between several points in the MidAtlantic States, as described above. The proposed transaction contemplates the cessation of operations by New Today on these and other routes. Utilizing New Today’s assets in combination with ASTI’s, applicants state that there will be a seamless continuation of services previously provided by New Today through ASTI. Under 49 U.S.C. 14303, the Board must approve and authorize a transaction it finds consistent with the public interest, taking into consideration at least: (1) The effect of the transaction on the adequacy of transportation to the public; (2) the total fixed charges that result; and (3) the interest of affected carrier employees. Applicants have submitted information, as required by 49 CFR 1182.2, including the information to demonstrate that the proposed transaction is consistent with the public interest under 49 U.S.C. 14303(b), and a statement that the 12month aggregate gross operating revenues of all motor carrier parties and all motor carriers controlling, controlled by, or under common control with any party exceeded $2 million. Applicants state that the proposed transaction will have no impact on the adequacy of transportation services available to the public inasmuch as the operations of New Today will remain unchanged, and that fixed charges associated with the proposed transaction will not be adversely impacted. Applicants state that ASTI is evaluating its employment needs with a view to employing qualified personnel that are currently employed by New Today to operate the relevant services. Additional information, including a copy of the application, may be obtained from the applicants’ representatives. On the basis of the application, the Board finds that the proposed acquisition of assets is consistent with the public interest and should be authorized. If any opposing comments are timely filed, this finding will be deemed vacated and, unless a final decision can be made on the record as developed, a procedural schedule will be adopted to reconsider the application. See 49 CFR 1182.6(c). If no opposing comments are filed by the expiration of the comment period, this notice will take effect automatically and will be the final Board action. PO 00000 Frm 00164 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65447 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. This decision will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. It is ordered: 1. The proposed finance transaction is approved and authorized, subject to the filing of opposing comments. 2. If timely opposing comments are filed, the findings made in this notice will be deemed as having been vacated. 3. This notice will be effective December 18, 2008, unless timely opposing comments are filed. 4. A copy of this decision will be served on: (1) U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Decided: October 27, 2008. By the Board, Chairman Nottingham, Vice Chairman Mulvey, and Commissioner Buttrey. Jeff Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E8–26126 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning its extension, without change, of an information collection titled, ‘‘Release of Non-Public Information—12 CFR 4, Subpart C.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by January 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 65448 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0200, 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, 1557–0200, 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, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Release of Non-Public Information—12 CFR 4, Subpart C. OMB Number: 1557–0200. Form Number: None. Abstract: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collections embodied in the regulation. The OCC requests only that OMB renew its approval of the information collections in the current regulation. The information requirements require individuals who are requesting nonpublic OCC information to provide the OCC with information regarding the requester’s legal grounds for the request. Release of non-public OCC information when the requester did not have sufficient legal grounds to obtain the information would inhibit open consultation between a bank and the OCC, thereby impairing the OCC’s supervisory and regulatory mission. The OCC is entitled, under statute and case law, to require requesters to demonstrate that they have sufficient legal grounds for the OCC to release non-public OCC information. The OCC needs to know the requester’s legal grounds to determine if it should release VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 the requested non-public OCC information. The information requirements in 12 CFR part 4, subpart C, are located as follows: • 12 CFR 4.33: Request for non-public OCC records or testimony. • 12 CFR 4.35(b)(3): Third parties requesting testimony. • 12 CFR 4.37(a)(2): OCC former employee notifying OCC of subpoena. • 12 CFR 4.37(a) and (b): Limitation on dissemination of released information. • 12 CFR 4.39(d): Request for authenticated records or certificate of nonexistence of records. The OCC uses the information to process requests for non-public OCC information and to determine if sufficient grounds exist for the OCC to release the requested information or provide testimony. This information collection makes the mechanism for processing requests more efficient and facilitates and expedites the OCC’s release of non-public information and testimony to the requester. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals. Number of Respondents: 110. Total Annual Responses: 170. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Total Annual Burden: 467 hours. 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 information. Dated: October 28, 2008. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. E8–26093 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P PO 00000 Frm 00165 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System Bureau of the Public Debt, Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2009. The basic fee for the transfer of a Treasury book-entry security will increase from $.28 to $.30. The Federal Reserve funds movement fee will remain at $.05, resulting in a combined fee of $.35 for each Treasury securities transfer. In addition to the basic fee, off-line transfers have a surcharge. The surcharge for an off-line Treasury book-entry transfer will remain $33.00. DATES: Effective Date: January 2, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Sharer, Director of Book-Entry and Program Support, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street NW., Washington, DC 20239, (202) 504–3550; Kristina Yeh, Financial Systems Analyst, Bureau of the Public Debt, 799 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20239, (202) 504–3550. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of the Treasury has established a fee structure for the transfer of Treasury book-entry securities maintained on NBES. Treasury reassesses this fee structure periodically, based on our review of the latest book-entry costs and volumes. For each Treasury securities transfer or reversal sent or received on or after January 2, 2009, the basic fee will increase to $.30 from $.28. The surcharge for an off-line Treasury bookentry transfer will remain $33.00. The basic transfer fee assessed to both sends and receives is reflective of costs associated with the processing of a security transfer. The off-line surcharge reflects the additional processing costs associated with the manual processing of off-line securities transfers. The Treasury does not charge a fee for account maintenance, the stripping and reconstitution of Treasury securities, the wires associated with original issues, or interest and redemption payments. The Treasury currently absorbs these costs and will continue to do so. The fees described in this notice apply only to the transfer of Treasury E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing 
information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning its 
extension, without change, of an information collection titled, 
``Release of Non-Public Information--12 CFR 4, Subpart C.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by January 2, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications

[[Page 65448]]

Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information 
Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0200, 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, 1557-0200, 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, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: Release of Non-Public Information--12 CFR 4, Subpart C.
    OMB Number: 1557-0200.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collections 
embodied in the regulation. The OCC requests only that OMB renew its 
approval of the information collections in the current regulation.
    The information requirements require individuals who are requesting 
non-public OCC information to provide the OCC with information 
regarding the requester's legal grounds for the request. Release of 
non-public OCC information when the requester did not have sufficient 
legal grounds to obtain the information would inhibit open consultation 
between a bank and the OCC, thereby impairing the OCC's supervisory and 
regulatory mission. The OCC is entitled, under statute and case law, to 
require requesters to demonstrate that they have sufficient legal 
grounds for the OCC to release non-public OCC information. The OCC 
needs to know the requester's legal grounds to determine if it should 
release the requested non-public OCC information.
    The information requirements in 12 CFR part 4, subpart C, are 
located as follows:
     12 CFR 4.33: Request for non-public OCC records or 
testimony.
     12 CFR 4.35(b)(3): Third parties requesting testimony.
     12 CFR 4.37(a)(2): OCC former employee notifying OCC of 
subpoena.
     12 CFR 4.37(a) and (b): Limitation on dissemination of 
released information.
     12 CFR 4.39(d): Request for authenticated records or 
certificate of nonexistence of records.
    The OCC uses the information to process requests for non-public OCC 
information and to determine if sufficient grounds exist for the OCC to 
release the requested information or provide testimony. This 
information collection makes the mechanism for processing requests more 
efficient and facilitates and expedites the OCC's release of non-public 
information and testimony to the requester.
    Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals.
    Number of Respondents: 110.
    Total Annual Responses: 170.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Annual Burden: 467 hours.
    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 information.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. E8-26093 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]
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