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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices ALJ. Section 5(c)(1) and (8) of the Act describe the employees to whom the Commission may delegate review functions in cases of adjudications. 47 U.S.C. 155(c)(1), (8). These statutory provisions are inapplicable here because the Bureau is not reviewing any decision of the ALJ. Indeed, the ALJ has not issued any decision as required by the HDO so there is no ALJ recommended decision to review. The ALJ’s authority under the HDO was limited to issuing a recommended decision within 60 days of the release date of the HDO. The HDO made clear that the Commission was to render the ultimate decision and nothing in the HDO divested the Commission (or the Media Bureau on delegated authority) from resolving the factual disputes and issuing a decision in the event that the ALJ failed to exercise its delegated authority under the HDO. 19. The cable operators also argue that the period for seeking reconsideration under Section 405 of the Act (47 U.S.C. 405) has passed, and that a request for revocation of the hearing designation would be an improper appeal of an interlocutory ruling. We need not address these arguments because we are neither reconsidering nor revoking the HDO. As indicated above, the grant of authority in the instant matters was limited to the ALJ issuing a recommended decision by December 10, 2008. That date having passed, the ALJ has no further authority over these matters and revocation and reconsideration are unnecessary. Thus, the petitions to revoke or reconsider the HDO are moot. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES IV. Ordering Clauses 20. Accordingly, It is ordered, that the Hearing Designation Order for the above captioned matters has Expired, the proceedings set for hearing before the Administrative Law Judge are Terminated, and the Media Bureau will proceed to resolve the above captioned program carriage disputes. 21. It is further ordered that all parties to the above-captioned proceedings will be served with a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and Order by email and by certified mail, return receipt requested. 22. It is further ordered that a copy of this Memorandum Opinion and Order or a summary thereof shall be published in the Federal Register. Federal Communications Commission Monica Shah Desai, Chief, Media Bureau. [FR Doc. E9–1064 Filed 1–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 3041 security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect Office of the Comptroller of the comments. You may do so by calling Currency 202–874–5043. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE order to inspect and photocopy CORPORATION comments. Board: You may submit comments, Agency Information Collection identified by FFIEC 009 or FFIEC 009a, Activities: Submission for OMB by any of the following methods: Review; Joint Comment Request • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of instructions for submitting comments the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of on the http://www.federalreserve.gov/ Governors of the Federal Reserve generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. System (Board); and Federal Deposit • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// Insurance Corporation (FDIC). www.regulations.gov. Follow the ACTION: Notice of information collection instructions for submitting comments. to be submitted to OMB for review and • E-mail: approval under the Paperwork regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Reduction Act of 1995. Include the OMB control number in the SUMMARY: In accordance with the subject line of the message. requirements of the Paperwork • Fax: 202–452–3819 or 202–452– Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3102. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, FDIC (the ‘‘agencies’’) may not conduct Board of Governors of the Federal or sponsor, and the respondent is not Reserve System, 20th Street and required to respond to, an information Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, collection unless it displays a currently DC 20551. valid Office of Management and Budget All public comments are available from (OMB) control number. the Board’s Web site at http:// On September 2, 2008, the agencies, www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ under the auspices of the Federal foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, Financial Institutions Examination except as necessary for technical Council (FFIEC), published a notice in reasons. Accordingly, your comments the Federal Register (73 FR 51300) will not be edited to remove any requesting public comment on the identifying or contact information. extension, without revision, of the Public comments may also be viewed currently approved information electronically or in paper in Room MP– collections, the Country Exposure 500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country and C Streets, NW) between 9 a.m. and Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 5 p.m. on weekdays. 009a). The comment period for this FDIC: You may submit written notice expired on November 3, 2008. No comments, which should refer to comments were received. The agencies ‘‘Country Exposure Reports, 3064– are now submitting requests to OMB for 0017,’’ by any of the following methods: approval of the extension, without • Agency Web Site: http:// revision, of the FFIEC 009 and FFIEC www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/ 009a reports. propose.html. Follow the instructions DATES: Comments must be submitted on for submitting comments on the FDIC or before February 17, 2009. Web site. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// invited to submit written comments to www.regulations.gov. Follow the any or all of the agencies. All comments, instructions for submitting comments. which should refer to the OMB control • E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov. number, will be shared among the Include ‘‘Country Exposure Reports, agencies. 3064–0017’’ in the subject line of the message. OCC: You should direct all written • Mail: Robert E. Feldman, Executive comments to: Communications Secretary, Attention: Comments, FDIC, Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC Mailstop 1–5, Attention: 1557–0100, 250 20429. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In station at the rear of the 550 17th Street addition, comments may be sent by fax Building (located on F Street) on to 202–874–4448, or by electronic mail business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. For DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 3042 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 11 / Friday, January 16, 2009 / Notices Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/ federal/propose/html including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E– 1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies 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: Additional information or a copy of the collection may be requested from: OCC: 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. Board: Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, 202– 452–3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 202–263–4869. FDIC: Herbert J. Messite, Counsel, 202–898–6834, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to request approval from OMB of the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: Report Title: Country Exposure Report and Country Exposure Information Report. Form Number: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. OCC: OMB Number: 1557–0100. Estimated Number of Respondents: 19 (FFIEC 009), 19 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,320 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 399 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Board: OMB Number: 7100–0035. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28 (FFIEC 009), 15 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:02 Jan 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7,840 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 315 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). FDIC: OMB Number: 3064–0017. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18 (FFIEC 009), 18 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,040 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 378 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). General Description of Reports These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 and 1817 (national banks), 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 1844(c), and 3906 (state member banks and bank holding companies); and 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 (insured state nonmember commercial and savings banks). The FFIEC 009 information collection is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FFIEC 009a information collection is not given confidential treatment. Abstract The Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) is filed quarterly with the agencies and provides information on international claims of U.S. banks and bank holding companies that is used for supervisory and analytical purposes. The information is used to monitor country exposure of banks to determine the degree of risk in their portfolios and the possible impact on U.S. banks of adverse developments in particular countries. The Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a) is a supplement to the FFIEC 009 and provides publicly available information on material foreign country exposures (all exposures to a country in excess of 1 percent of total assets or 20 percent of capital, whichever is less) of U.S. banks and bank holding companies that file the FFIEC 009 report. As part of the Country Exposure Information Report, reporting institutions must also furnish a list of countries in which they have lending exposures above 0.75 percent of total assets or 15 percent of total capital, whichever is less. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: a. Whether the information collections 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 information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection request. Subject: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a. Dated: December 22. 2008. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 12, 2009. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of December 2008. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3041-3042]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-841]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Joint Comment Request

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Notice of information collection to be submitted to OMB for 
review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC 
(the ``agencies'') may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is 
not required to respond to, an information collection unless it 
displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
control number.
    On September 2, 2008, the agencies, under the auspices of the 
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), published a 
notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 51300) requesting public comment 
on the extension, without revision, of the currently approved 
information collections, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and 
the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a). The comment 
period for this notice expired on November 3, 2008. No comments were 
received. The agencies are now submitting requests to OMB for approval 
of the extension, without revision, of the FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a 
reports.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB 
control number, will be shared among the agencies.
    OCC: You should direct all written comments to: Communications 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information 
Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0100, 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. 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.
    Board: You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 009 or FFIEC 
009a, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the 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 the OMB 
control 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 Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20551.

All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
except as necessary 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 in Room 
MP-500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW) between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    FDIC: You may submit written comments, which should refer to 
``Country Exposure Reports, 3064-0017,'' by any of the following 
methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose.html. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
on the FDIC Web site.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``Country Exposure 
Reports, 3064-0017'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Attention: 
Comments, FDIC, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard station at the rear of the 
550 17th Street Building (located on F Street) on business days between 
7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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    Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose/html 
including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected 
at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the agencies 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: Additional information or a copy of 
the collection may be requested from:
    OCC: 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.
    Board: Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, 
202-452-3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 
20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 202-
263-4869.
    FDIC: Herbert J. Messite, Counsel, 202-898-6834, Legal Division, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to request approval from OMB of the 
extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports:
    Report Title: Country Exposure Report and Country Exposure 
Information Report.
    Form Number: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    OCC:
    OMB Number: 1557-0100.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19 (FFIEC 009), 19 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,320 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 399 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Board:
    OMB Number: 7100-0035.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28 (FFIEC 009), 15 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7,840 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 315 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    FDIC:
    OMB Number: 3064-0017.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18 (FFIEC 009), 18 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,040 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 378 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

General Description of Reports

    These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 and 1817 
(national banks), 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 1844(c), and 3906 (state member 
banks and bank holding companies); and 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 (insured 
state nonmember commercial and savings banks). The FFIEC 009 
information collection is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FFIEC 009a information collection is not 
given confidential treatment.

Abstract

    The Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) is filed quarterly with the 
agencies and provides information on international claims of U.S. banks 
and bank holding companies that is used for supervisory and analytical 
purposes. The information is used to monitor country exposure of banks 
to determine the degree of risk in their portfolios and the possible 
impact on U.S. banks of adverse developments in particular countries. 
The Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a) is a supplement to 
the FFIEC 009 and provides publicly available information on material 
foreign country exposures (all exposures to a country in excess of 1 
percent of total assets or 20 percent of capital, whichever is less) of 
U.S. banks and bank holding companies that file the FFIEC 009 report. 
As part of the Country Exposure Information Report, reporting 
institutions must also furnish a list of countries in which they have 
lending exposures above 0.75 percent of total assets or 15 percent of 
total capital, whichever is less.

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on:
    a. Whether the information collections 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 
information collections, 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 notice will be shared among 
the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. 
Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates 
and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well 
as other relevant aspects of the information collection request.
    Subject: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.

    Dated: December 22. 2008.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 12, 
2009.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
    Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of December 2008.

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
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