Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 21738-21739 [E9-10773]

Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 21738 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices 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 Bureau of the Public Debt within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Special Form of Request for Payment of United States Savings and Retirement Securities Where Use of a Detached Request is Authorized. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 6, 2009, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Public Debt, Judi Owens, 200 Third Street, A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or judi.owens@bpd.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Judi Owens, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106– 1328, (304) 480–8150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Form of Request for Payment of United States Savings and Retirement Securities Where Use of a Detached Request is Authorized. OMB Number: 1535–0004. Form Number: PD F 1522. Abstract: The information is requested to establish ownership and request for payment of United States Savings Bonds/Retirement Securities. Current Actions: None. Type of Review: Extension. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,000. 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; (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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 minimize the burden of the collection of information 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. Dated: May 4, 2009. Judi Owens, Manager, Information Management Branch. [FR Doc. E9–10717 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 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. 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, ‘‘Investment Securities.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by July 7, 2009. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0205, 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. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0205, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, without change, of the following information collection: Title: Investment Securities. OMB Control No.: 1557–0205. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 1 are as follows: Under 12 CFR 1.3(h)(2), a national bank may request an OCC determination that it may invest in an entity that is exempt from registration under section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 1 if the portfolio of the entity consists exclusively of assets that a national bank may purchase and sell for its own account. The OCC uses the information contained in the request as a basis for determining that the bank’s investment is consistent with its investment authority under applicable law and does not pose unacceptable risk. Under 12 CFR 1.7(b), a national bank may request OCC approval to extend the five-year holding period of securities held in satisfaction of debts previously contracted (DPC) for up to an additional five years. The bank must provide a clearly convincing demonstration of why any additional holding period is needed. The OCC uses the information in the request to ensure, on a case-bycase basis, that the bank’s purpose in retaining the securities is not speculative and that the bank’s reasons for requesting the extension are adequate, and to evaluate the risks to the bank of extending the holding period, including potential effects on bank safety and soundness. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25. 1 15 U.S.C. 80a–3(c)(1). E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 88 / Friday, May 8, 2009 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: 460 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. 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: May 4, 2009. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. E9–10773 Filed 5–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 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, ‘‘Bank Activities and Operations.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by July 7, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:51 May 07, 2009 Jkt 217001 Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0204, 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. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0204, 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, without change, of the following information collection: Title: Bank Activities and Operations—12 CFR 7. OMB Control No.: 1557–0204. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. The information collection requirements ensure that national banks conduct their operations in a safe and sound manner and in accordance with applicable Federal banking statutes and regulations. The information is necessary for regulatory and examination purposes. The information collection requirements in part 7 are as follows: • 12 CFR 7.1000(d)(1) (National bank ownership of property—Lease financing of public facilities): National bank lease agreements must provide that the lessee will become the owner of the building or facility upon the expiration of the lease. • 12 CFR 7.1014 (Sale of money orders at nonbanking outlets): A national bank may designate bonded ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21739 agents to sell the bank’s money orders at nonbanking outlets. The responsibility of both the bank and its agent should be defined in a written agreement setting forth the duties of both parties and providing for remuneration of the agent. • 12 CFR 7.2000(b) (Corporate governance procedures—Other sources of guidance): A national bank shall designate in its bylaws the body of law selected for its corporate governance procedures. • 12 CFR 7.2004 (Honorary directors or advisory boards): Any listing of a national bank’s honorary or advisory directors must distinguish between them and the bank’s board of directors or indicate their advisory status. • 12 CFR 7.2014(b) (Indemnification of institution-affiliated parties— Administrative proceeding or civil actions not initiated by a Federal agency): A national bank shall designate in its bylaws the body of law selected for making indemnification payments. • 12 CFR 7.2024(a) Staggered terms for national bank directors—Any national bank may adopt bylaws that provide for staggering the terms of its directors. National banks shall provide the OCC with copies of any bylaws so amended. • 12 CFR 7.2024(c) Size of bank board—A national bank seeking to increase the number of its directors must notify the OCC any time the proposed size would exceed 25 directors. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,300. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 418 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. 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 E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 88 (Friday, May 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21738-21739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-10773]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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 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, ``Investment 
Securities.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by July 7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0205, 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.
    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0205, 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, 
without change, of the following information collection:
    Title: Investment Securities.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0205.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the 
information collection.
    The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 1 are as 
follows:
    Under 12 CFR 1.3(h)(2), a national bank may request an OCC 
determination that it may invest in an entity that is exempt from 
registration under section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 
1940 \1\ if the portfolio of the entity consists exclusively of assets 
that a national bank may purchase and sell for its own account. The OCC 
uses the information contained in the request as a basis for 
determining that the bank's investment is consistent with its 
investment authority under applicable law and does not pose 
unacceptable risk.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(1).
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    Under 12 CFR 1.7(b), a national bank may request OCC approval to 
extend the five-year holding period of securities held in satisfaction 
of debts previously contracted (DPC) for up to an additional five 
years. The bank must provide a clearly convincing demonstration of why 
any additional holding period is needed. The OCC uses the information 
in the request to ensure, on a case-by-case basis, that the bank's 
purpose in retaining the securities is not speculative and that the 
bank's reasons for requesting the extension are adequate, and to 
evaluate the risks to the bank of extending the holding period, 
including potential effects on bank safety and soundness.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 460 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    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: May 4, 2009.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. E9-10773 Filed 5-7-09; 8:45 am]
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