Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 38190-38191 [E9-18381]

Download as PDF 38190 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other materials, such as copyrighted material, are publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: July 8, 2009. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. E9–18386 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Approved by the Office of Management and Budget PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES July 27, 2009. SUMMARY: On July 22, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), for the public information collections contained in § 10.350 of the Commission’s rules, as adopted by the Commission in its Commercial Mobile Alert System, Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 23 FCC Rcd. 10765 (rel. July 8, 2008) (‘‘CMAS Second Report and Order Order’’). The effective date for the information collections contained in § 10.350 was deferred until approved by OMB. In this document, the Commission provides notice that those information collections have been approved by OMB and are effective immediately. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number, and no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments concerning the accuracy of the burden estimate(s) and any suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the person listed in the ‘‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Haney, Leslie.Haney@fcc.gov, (202) 418–1002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–1126. OMB Approval Date: July 22, 2009. Expiration Date: July 31, 2012. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Title: Section 10.350, Testing Requirements for the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) Form No.: Not applicable. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,752 responses; 2.5 seconds per response; 2 hours annual total. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 154(i), and (o), 201, 303(r), 403 and 606 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended; as well as by sections 602(a), (b), (c), and (f), 603, 604, and 606 of the WARN Act. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: The Commission requested OMB approval of a new information collection in order to obtain the full three-year clearance from them. The Commission’s estimates for public burden are described above. As required by the Warning, Alert, and Response Network (WARN) Act, Public Law 109–347, the Federal Communications Commission adopted final rules to establish a Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), under which the Commercial Mobile Service (CMS) providers may elect to transmit emergency alerts to the public, see Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC 08–164, 23 FCC Rcd. In order to ensure that the CMAS operates efficiently and effectively, the Commission requires participating CMS providers to receive required monthly test messages initiated by the Federal Alert Gateway Administrator, to test their infrastructure and internal CMAS delivery systems by distributing the monthly message to their CMAS coverage area, and to log the results of the tests. The Commission also requires periodic testing of the interface between the Federal Alert Gateway and each CMS Provider Gateway to ensure the availability and viability of both gateway functions. The CMS Provider Gateways must send an acknowledgement to the Federal Alert Gateway upon receipt of these interface test messages. The Commission, the Federal Alert Gateway and participating CMS providers will use this information to ensure the continued functioning of the CMAS, thus complying with the WARN Act and the Commission’s obligation to promote the safety of life and property through the use of wire and radio communications. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary [FR Doc. E9–18377 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY [No. 2009–N–05] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: 30-day notice of submission of information collection for approval from the Office of Management and Budget. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is submitting the information collection known as ‘‘Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a three year extension of the control number 2590–0008, which is due to expire on August 31, 2009. DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before August 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202–395– 6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov and to FHFA using any one of the following methods: E-mail: regcomments@fhfa.gov. Please include Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances (No. 2009– N–05) in the subject line of the message. Mail/Hand Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fourth Floor, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, ATTENTION: Public Comments/ Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances (No. 2009– N–05). Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. We will post all public comments we receive without change, including any personal information you provide, such as your name and address, on the FHFA Web site at http://www.fhfa.gov. For Further Information or Copies of the E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 146 / Friday, July 31, 2009 / Notices Information Collection Contact: David L. Roderer, Senior Financial Analyst at 202–408–2540 (not a toll-free number), david.l.roderer@fhfa.gov. The telephone number for the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf is 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PWALKER on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES A. Need For and Use of the Information Collection The FHFA has authorized the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) to acquire mortgage loans and other assets from their members or housing associates under certain circumstances. 12 CFR part 955. The regulation refers to these assets as acquired member assets or AMA. As part of this regulatory authorization, each Bank that acquires residential mortgage loans must provide to the FHFA certain loan-level data on a quarterly basis. The reporting requirements, which previously were in 12 CFR part 955 (specifically, section 955.4 and Appendices A and B), currently are contained in the FHFA Data Reporting Manual (DRM). The FHFA uses this data to monitor the safety and soundness of the Banks and the extent to which the Banks are fulfilling their statutory housing finance mission through their AMA programs. See 12 U.S.C. 1422a(a), repealed by section 1204 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and replaced with section 1312 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended (July 30, 2008). While the Banks provide the AMA data directly to the FHFA, each Bank initially must collect the information from the private-sector member or housing associate from which the Bank acquires the mortgage loan. Bank members and housing associates already collect the vast majority of the data the FHFA requires in order to do business with the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) under regulatory requirements issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and pursuant to the data collection requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). Thus, the FHFA’s information collection imposes only a minor incremental additional burden on Bank members and housing associates. The OMB control number for the information collection, which expires on August 31, 2009, is 2590–0008. The likely respondents are institutions that sell AMA assets to Banks. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:38 Jul 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 B. Burden Estimate The FHFA estimates that the hour burden associated with the AMA collection is little changed. More institutions are participating in the AMA program, but the average report size has gone down dramatically. The FHFA estimates the total annual average number of respondents at 750, with 4 responses per respondent. The estimate for the average hours per response is 12 hours. The estimate for the total annual hour burden is 36,000 hours (750 respondents × 4 responses per respondent × 12 hours). Bank members could incur additional one-time costs to be able to collect and report additional loan-level data elements. The FHFA estimates this additional, one-time cost at $150,000 ($2,000 × 750 members). C. Comment Request In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the FHFA published a request for public comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on May 28, 2009. See 74 FR 25538. The 60day comment period closed on July 27, 2009. The FHFA received no public comments. The FHFA requests written comments on the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FHFA functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the FHFA estimates of the burdens of the collection of information, including whether the agency used valid methods and assumptions; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology and including whether the agency should expand the electronic reporting options for respondents. Comments may be submitted to OMB in writing at the e-mail address and fax number listed above. Dated: July 27, 2009. James B. Lockhart III, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. E9–18381 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P 38191 Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 24, 2009. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. State Bank of Hawley Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Trust, Hawley, Minnesota; to acquire additional voting shares, for a total of 51.9 percent, of the voting shares of Bankshares of Hawley, Inc., Hawley, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of State Bank of Hawley, Hawley, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 27, 2009. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–18277 Filed 7–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

[No. 2009-N-05]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency.

ACTION: 30-day notice of submission of information collection for 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is submitting 
the information collection known as ``Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired 
Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances'' to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 
three year extension of the control number 2590-0008, which is due to 
expire on August 31, 2009.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before August 31, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer 
for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202-
395-6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov and to FHFA 
using any one of the following methods: E-mail: regcomments@fhfa.gov. 
Please include Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Federal Home Loan 
Bank Acquired Member Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and 
Advances (No. 2009-N-05) in the subject line of the message. Mail/Hand 
Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fourth Floor, 1700 G Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20552, ATTENTION: Public Comments/Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request: Federal Home Loan Bank Acquired Member 
Assets, Core Mission Activities, Investments and Advances (No. 2009-N-
05). Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    We will post all public comments we receive without change, 
including any personal information you provide, such as your name and 
address, on the FHFA Web site at http://www.fhfa.gov. For Further 
Information or Copies of the

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Information Collection Contact: David L. Roderer, Senior Financial 
Analyst at 202-408-2540 (not a toll-free number), 
david.l.roderer@fhfa.gov. The telephone number for the 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf is 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Need For and Use of the Information Collection

    The FHFA has authorized the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) to 
acquire mortgage loans and other assets from their members or housing 
associates under certain circumstances. 12 CFR part 955. The regulation 
refers to these assets as acquired member assets or AMA. As part of 
this regulatory authorization, each Bank that acquires residential 
mortgage loans must provide to the FHFA certain loan-level data on a 
quarterly basis. The reporting requirements, which previously were in 
12 CFR part 955 (specifically, section 955.4 and Appendices A and B), 
currently are contained in the FHFA Data Reporting Manual (DRM). The 
FHFA uses this data to monitor the safety and soundness of the Banks 
and the extent to which the Banks are fulfilling their statutory 
housing finance mission through their AMA programs. See 12 U.S.C. 
1422a(a), repealed by section 1204 of the Housing and Economic Recovery 
Act of 2008 (HERA) and replaced with section 1312 of the Federal 
Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as 
amended (July 30, 2008).
    While the Banks provide the AMA data directly to the FHFA, each 
Bank initially must collect the information from the private-sector 
member or housing associate from which the Bank acquires the mortgage 
loan. Bank members and housing associates already collect the vast 
majority of the data the FHFA requires in order to do business with the 
Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home 
Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) under regulatory requirements 
issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and 
pursuant to the data collection requirements under the Home Mortgage 
Disclosure Act (HMDA). Thus, the FHFA's information collection imposes 
only a minor incremental additional burden on Bank members and housing 
associates.
    The OMB control number for the information collection, which 
expires on August 31, 2009, is 2590-0008. The likely respondents are 
institutions that sell AMA assets to Banks.

B. Burden Estimate

    The FHFA estimates that the hour burden associated with the AMA 
collection is little changed. More institutions are participating in 
the AMA program, but the average report size has gone down 
dramatically. The FHFA estimates the total annual average number of 
respondents at 750, with 4 responses per respondent. The estimate for 
the average hours per response is 12 hours. The estimate for the total 
annual hour burden is 36,000 hours (750 respondents x 4 responses per 
respondent x 12 hours).
    Bank members could incur additional one-time costs to be able to 
collect and report additional loan-level data elements. The FHFA 
estimates this additional, one-time cost at $150,000 ($2,000 x 750 
members).

C. Comment Request

    In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the FHFA published a request 
for public comments regarding this information collection in the 
Federal Register on May 28, 2009. See 74 FR 25538. The 60-day comment 
period closed on July 27, 2009. The FHFA received no public comments.
    The FHFA requests written comments on the following: (1) Whether 
the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance 
of FHFA functions, including whether the information has practical 
utility; (2) the accuracy of the FHFA estimates of the burdens of the 
collection of information, including whether the agency used valid 
methods and assumptions; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the 
burden of the collection of information, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology and including whether the agency should expand the 
electronic reporting options for respondents. Comments may be submitted 
to OMB in writing at the e-mail address and fax number listed above.

    Dated: July 27, 2009.
James B. Lockhart III,
Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-18381 Filed 7-30-09; 8:45 am]
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