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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices Increase of Award Amount: The January 22, 2009 NOAA also announced that the Fund expects that it will provide allocation awards of not more than $100 million per applicant. Due to the additional allocation authority authorized through the Recovery Act, this notice announces that the Fund now expects that it may provide allocation awards of not more than $125 million per applicant. Waiver of QEI Issuance Requirements for CY 2008 Allocatees: The January 22, 2009 NOAA provided information regarding QEI issuance requirements for prior-year allocatees, including CY 2008 round allocatees. This notice announces that, for the CY 2009 round of the NMTC Program, a prior allocatee in the sixth round of the NMTC Program (CY 2008) is not required to issue a minimum amount of QEIs relating to its CY 2008 NMTC Allocation in order to be eligible for an allocation under the seventh round (CY 2009). Reporting Requirements for CY 2009 Allocatees Receiving Recovery Act Allocations: The January 22, 2009 NOAA indicated that each applicant that is selected to receive a NMTC allocation (including the applicant’s Subsidiary transferees) must sign a Notice of Allocation and enter into an Allocation Agreement with the Fund. The Notice of Allocation and Allocation Agreement will set forth certain required terms and conditions of the NMTC allocation which will include, among other things, reporting requirements for all applicants receiving NMTC allocations. This notice announces that, due to the nature of the Recovery Act, it is expected that allocatees receiving NMTC allocations under the Recovery Act will be required, at a minimum, to: (i) Invest QEI proceeds in low-income communities in an expedited manner; (ii) track the use of these QEI proceeds on all investments; and (iii) provide data to the Federal government on a quarterly basis that indicates how QEI proceeds were spent and the impacts (e.g., job creation) that were realized in the low-income communities. Specific reporting requirements are still under development and will be outlined in each allocatee’s Allocation Agreement. In the meantime, the Fund encourages all allocatees to review the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) memorandum (M–09–10; http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/ memoranda_fy2009/m09–10.pdf) regarding potential reporting requirements for organizations that receive awards under the Recovery Act, as well as any subsequent guidance VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 posted on OMB’s or the Fund’s Web site. All other information and requirements set forth in the January 22, 2009 NOAA shall remain effective, as published. For Further Information Contact: The Fund will provide programmatic and information technology support related to the allocation application between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET through April 6, 2009. The Fund will not respond to phone calls or e-mails concerning the application that are received after 5 p.m. ET on April 6, 2009 until after the allocation application deadline of April 8, 2009. Applications and other information regarding the Fund and its programs may be obtained from the Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. The Fund will post on its Web site responses to questions of general applicability regarding the NMTC Program. A. Information technology support: Technical support can be obtained by calling (202) 622–2455 or by e-mail at ithelpdesk@cdfi.treas.gov. People who have visual or mobility impairments that prevent them from accessing the Low-Income Community maps using the Fund’s Web site should call (202) 622– 2455 for assistance. These are not toll free numbers. B. Programmatic support: If you have any questions about the programmatic requirements of this NOAA, contact the Fund’s NMTC Program Manager by email at cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov, by telephone at (202) 622–6355, by facsimile at (202) 622–7754, or by mail at CDFI Fund, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005. These are not toll free numbers. C. Administrative support: If you have any questions regarding the administrative requirements of this NOAA, contact the Fund’s Awards Manager by e-mail at grantsmanagement@cdfi.treas.gov, by telephone at (202) 622–8226, by facsimile at (202) 622–6453, or by mail at CDFI Fund, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005. These are not toll free numbers. D. IRS support: For questions regarding the tax aspects of the NMTC Program, contact Branch Five, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries), IRS, by telephone at (202) 622–3040, by facsimile at (202) 622–4753, or by mail at 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Attn: CC:PSI:5, Washington, DC 20224. These are not toll free numbers. E. Legal counsel support: If you have any questions or matters that you believe require response by the Fund’s Office of Legal Counsel, please refer to PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13311 the document titled ‘‘How to Request a Legal Review,’’ found on the Fund’s Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. Authority: 26 U.S.C. 45D; 31 U.S.C. 321; 26 CFR 1.45D–1; Pub. L. No. 111–5. Dated: March 20, 2009. Donna Gambrell, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. [FR Doc. E9–6789 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–70–P 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. 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, ‘‘Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions—12 CFR part 12.’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: You should submit comments by April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0142, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 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) 874–4700. 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. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 13312 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 57 / Thursday, March 26, 2009 / Notices Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0142, 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions—12 CFR part 12. OMB Number: 1557–0142. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The only revisions to the submission are the revised estimates, which have been updated. The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 12 are required to ensure national bank compliance with securities laws and to improve the protection afforded persons who purchase and sell securities through banks. The transaction confirmation information provides customers with a record regarding each transaction and provides banks and the OCC with records to ensure compliance with banking and securities laws and regulations. The OCC uses the required information in its examinations to, among other things, evaluate a bank’s compliance with the antifraud provisions of the Federal securities laws. The information collection requirements contained in 12 CFR part 12 are as follows: • Section 12.3 requires a national bank effecting securities transactions for customers to maintain records for at least three years. The records required by this section must clearly and accurately reflect the information required and provide an adequate basis for the audit of the information. • Section 12.4 requires a national bank to give or send to the customer a written notification of the transaction or a copy of the registered broker/dealer confirmation relating to the transaction. • Sections 12.5(a), (b), (c), and (e) describe notification procedures a national bank may use as an alternative to complying with § 12.4, to notify customers of transactions in which the bank does not exercise investment VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:28 Mar 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 discretion, trust transactions, agency transactions and certain securities transactions for periodic plans. • Sections 12.7(a)(1) through (a)(3) require a national bank to maintain and adhere to policies and procedures that assign responsibility for supervision of employees who perform securities trading functions; provide for the fair and equitable allocation of securities and prices to accounts; and provide for the crossing of buy and sell orders on a fair and equitable basis. • Section 12.7(a)(4) requires certain bank officers and employees involved in the securities trading process to report to the bank within ten business days after the end of the calendar quarter all personal transactions in securities made by them or on their behalf in which they have a beneficial interest. • Section 12.8 requires a national bank seeking a waiver of one or more of the requirements of §§ 12.2 through 12.7 to file a written request for waiver with the OCC. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals; businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 497. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,501. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,711 hours. The OCC issued a 60-day notice for comment on January 13, 2009. 74 FR 1762. No comments were received. Comments continued 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. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Dated: March 20, 2009. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. E9–6767 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] Dated: March 23, 2009. By direction of the Secretary. E. Philip Riggin, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E9–6802 Filed 3–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that a meeting of the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee will be held on April 23–24, 2009, in Room 530, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. On April 23, the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. On April 24, the session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Under Secretary for Health on all matters pertaining to geriatrics and gerontology. The Committee assesses the capability of VA health care facilities and programs to meet the medical, psychological, and social needs of older Veterans and evaluates VA programs designated as Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. The meeting will feature presentations and discussions on VA’s aging research activities, update on the VA’s geriatric workforce (to include training, recruitment and retention approaches), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Geriatric Primary Care, VHA strategic planning activities in geriatrics and extended care, recent VHA efforts regarding dementia and the long term care needs of recently returning Veterans, program advances in Community Living Centers and palliative care, and policy guidance and performance oversight of the VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. Interested parties should provide written comments for review by the Committee not less than ten days in advance of the meeting to Mrs. Marcia Holt-Delaney, Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Individuals who wish to attend the meeting should contact Mrs. HoltDelaney, Program Analyst, at (202) 461– 6769. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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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, ``Recordkeeping 
Requirements for Securities Transactions--12 CFR part 12.'' The OCC 
also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.

DATES: You should submit comments by April 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0142, 250 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 
874-5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may 
personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 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) 874-4700. 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.

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    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to: OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0142, 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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Securities Transactions--12 
CFR part 12.
    OMB Number: 1557-0142.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The only revisions to the submission are the revised 
estimates, which have been updated.
    The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 12 are 
required to ensure national bank compliance with securities laws and to 
improve the protection afforded persons who purchase and sell 
securities through banks. The transaction confirmation information 
provides customers with a record regarding each transaction and 
provides banks and the OCC with records to ensure compliance with 
banking and securities laws and regulations. The OCC uses the required 
information in its examinations to, among other things, evaluate a 
bank's compliance with the antifraud provisions of the Federal 
securities laws.
    The information collection requirements contained in 12 CFR part 12 
are as follows:
     Section 12.3 requires a national bank effecting securities 
transactions for customers to maintain records for at least three 
years. The records required by this section must clearly and accurately 
reflect the information required and provide an adequate basis for the 
audit of the information.
     Section 12.4 requires a national bank to give or send to 
the customer a written notification of the transaction or a copy of the 
registered broker/dealer confirmation relating to the transaction.
     Sections 12.5(a), (b), (c), and (e) describe notification 
procedures a national bank may use as an alternative to complying with 
Sec.  12.4, to notify customers of transactions in which the bank does 
not exercise investment discretion, trust transactions, agency 
transactions and certain securities transactions for periodic plans.
     Sections 12.7(a)(1) through (a)(3) require a national bank 
to maintain and adhere to policies and procedures that assign 
responsibility for supervision of employees who perform securities 
trading functions; provide for the fair and equitable allocation of 
securities and prices to accounts; and provide for the crossing of buy 
and sell orders on a fair and equitable basis.
     Section 12.7(a)(4) requires certain bank officers and 
employees involved in the securities trading process to report to the 
bank within ten business days after the end of the calendar quarter all 
personal transactions in securities made by them or on their behalf in 
which they have a beneficial interest.
     Section 12.8 requires a national bank seeking a waiver of 
one or more of the requirements of Sec. Sec.  12.2 through 12.7 to file 
a written request for waiver with the OCC.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Individuals; businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 497.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,501.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,711 hours.
    The OCC issued a 60-day notice for comment on January 13, 2009. 74 
FR 1762. No comments were received. Comments continued 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: March 20, 2009.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
 [FR Doc. E9-6767 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]
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