Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Loan Application Register (HMDA), 41489-41490 [E9-19684]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 157 / Monday, August 17, 2009 / Notices November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67777), remain in effect. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES requirements of the vision standard at 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). His optometrist examined him in 2009, and certified that he does not have diabetic retinopathy. He holds a Class A CDL from South Dakota. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on the exemption petitions described in this notice. We will consider all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated in the date section of the Notice. FMCSA notes that Section 4129 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) requires the Secretary to revise its diabetes exemption program established on September 3, 2003 (68 FR 52441).1 The revision must provide for individual assessment of drivers with diabetes mellitus, and be consistent with the criteria described in section 4018 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (49 U.S.C. 31305). Section 4129 requires: (1) The elimination of the requirement for three years of experience operating CMVs while being treated with insulin; and (2) the establishment of a specified minimum period of insulin use to demonstrate stable control of diabetes before being allowed to operate a CMV. In response to section 4129, FMCSA made immediate revisions to the diabetes exemption program established by the September 3, 2003 Notice. FMCSA discontinued use of the 3-year driving experience and fulfilled the requirements of section 4129 while continuing to ensure that operation of CMVs by drivers with ITDM will achieve the requisite level of safety required of all exemptions granted under 49 USC. 31136 (e). Section 4129(d) also directed FMCSA to ensure that drivers of CMVs with ITDM are not held to a higher standard than other drivers, with the exception of limited operating, monitoring and medical requirements that are deemed medically necessary. FMCSA concluded that all of the operating, monitoring and medical requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as modified, were in compliance with section 4129(d). Therefore, all of the requirements set out in the September 3, 2003 Notice, except as modified by the Notice in the Federal Register on 1 Section 4129(a) refers to the 2003 Notice as a ‘‘final rule.’’ However, the 2003 Notice did not issue a ‘‘final rule’’ but did establish the procedures and standards for issuing exemptions for drivers with ITDM. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Aug 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Issued on: August 10, 2009. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–19582 Filed 8–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request—Loan Application Register (HMDA) AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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 comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection. DATES: Submit written comments on or before October 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Stacy E. Messett, Senior PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41489 Project Manger (202) 906–6241, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection. Comments should address one or more of the following points: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS; b. The accuracy of OTS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology. We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection. Title of Proposal: Loan Application Register (HMDA). OMB Number: 1550–0021. Form Numbers: N/A. Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Part 203. Description: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), 12 U.S.C. 2801, requires this collection of information. In accordance with the HMDA, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) promulgates and administers HMDA regulations, which are prescribed as part of the FRB’s Regulation C (12 CFR Part 203), implementing the HMDA (12 U.S.C. 2801–2810). HMDA forms as well as collection and recordkeeping requirements are approved under OMB Control No. 7100–0247. The FRB supporting statement forms the decisional basis for the OMB action. This submission discusses the burden imposed by Regulation C on the institutions OTS regulates. The data on loan applications collected under HMDA assist OTS in analyzing lending patterns for possible discrimination. OTS examiners use the data to scope for compliance with the fair lending laws (Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, and OTS’s Non-discrimination regulation), E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 41490 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 157 / Monday, August 17, 2009 / Notices as well as for compliance with HMDA itself. Examiners also use HMDA data to determine whether associations are helping to meet the credit needs of their communities as required by the Community Reinvestment Act. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 588. Estimated Number of Responses: 0.03 hours per application (approximately 8,361 applications per LAR). Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Burden: 147,488 hours. Dated: August 12, 2009. Ira L. Mills, Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. E9–19684 Filed 8–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ACTION: Notice of amendment to system of records. As required by the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e), notice is hereby given that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending the system of records currently entitled ‘‘Compliance Records, Response, and Resolution of Reports of Persons Allegedly Involved in Compliance Violations—VA’’ (106VA17) as set forth in the Federal Register 66 FR 59842 and last amended Nov. 30, 2001. VA is amending the system of records by revising the Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System Including Categories of Users and the Purpose of Such Uses. VA is republishing the system notice in its entirety. DATES: Comments on the amendment of this system of records must be received no later than September 16, 2009. If no public comment is received, the amended system will become effective September 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through http:// www.Regulations.gov; by mail or handdelivery to Director, Regulations Management (02Reg), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Aug 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 20420; or by fax to (202) 273–9026. Comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room 1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). Please call (202) 461–4902 (this is not a toll-free number) for an appointment. In addition, during the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Privacy Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; telephone (704) 245–2492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Routine use 13 was amended to read: Disclosure may be made to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) in records management inspections conducted under authority of Title 44, Chapter 29, of the United States Code. Routine use 14 was added to disclose information to the Department of Justice (DoJ), either on VA’s initiative or in response to DoJ’s request for the information, after either VA or DoJ determines that such information is relevant to DoJ’s representation of the United States or any of its components in legal proceedings before a court or adjudicative body, provided that, in each case, the agency also determines prior to disclosure that release of the records to the DoJ is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which VA collected the records. VA, on its own initiative, may disclose records in this system of records in legal proceedings before a court or administrative body after determining that the disclosure of the records to the court or administrative body is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which VA collected the records. Routine use 15 was added to disclose information to other Federal agencies that may be made to assist such agencies in preventing and detecting possible fraud or abuse by individuals in their operations and programs. Routine use 16 was added so that the VA may, on its own initiative, disclose any information or records to appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when (1) VA suspects or has confirmed that the integrity or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compromised; (2) the Department has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise, there is a risk of embarrassment or harm to the reputations of the record subjects, harm to economic or property interests, identity theft or fraud, or harm to the security, confidentiality, or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the Department or another agency or entity) that rely upon the potentially compromised information; and (3) the disclosure is to agencies, entities, or persons whom VA determines are reasonably necessary to assist or carry out the Department’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm. This routine use permits disclosures by the Department to respond to a suspected or confirmed data breach, including the conduct of any risk analysis or provision of credit protection services as provided in 38 U.S.C. 5724, as the terms are defined in 38 U.S.C. 5727. The Report of Intent to Amend a System of Records Notice and an advance copy of the system notice have been sent to the appropriate Congressional committees and to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) (Privacy Act) and guidelines issued by OMB (65 FR 77677), December 12, 2000. Approved: July 30, 2009. John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs. 110VA17 SYSTEM NAME: Compliance Record, Response, and Resolution of Reports of Persons Allegedly Involved in Compliance Violations—VA SYSTEM LOCATION: All computerized and paper records are located at: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Office, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420; Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs); and, VA health care facilities. Address locations for VA facilities are listed in VA Appendix 1 of the biennial publication of the Privacy Act Issuances. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: The following categories of individuals will be covered by the system: (1) Employees, (2) Veterans, (3) third parties such as contractors who conduct official business with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Thrift Supervision


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request--Loan Application Register (HMDA)

AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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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 comment on proposed and continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the 
Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information 
collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this 
information collection.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before October 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the 
proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, 
Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-
6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS 
will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at 
http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect 
comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by 
appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-
mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov">public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to 
(202) 906-7755.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
about this proposed information collection from Stacy E. Messett, 
Senior Project Manger (202) 906-6241, Office of Thrift Supervision, 
1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and 
respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, 
unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on 
the following information collection.
    Comments should address one or more of the following points:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of OTS;
    b. The accuracy of OTS's estimate of the burden of the proposed 
information collection;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.
    We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in 
the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of 
public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning 
the following information collection.
    Title of Proposal: Loan Application Register (HMDA).
    OMB Number: 1550-0021.
    Form Numbers: N/A.
    Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Part 203.
    Description: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), 12 U.S.C. 
2801, requires this collection of information. In accordance with the 
HMDA, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) 
promulgates and administers HMDA regulations, which are prescribed as 
part of the FRB's Regulation C (12 CFR Part 203), implementing the HMDA 
(12 U.S.C. 2801-2810). HMDA forms as well as collection and 
recordkeeping requirements are approved under OMB Control No. 7100-
0247. The FRB supporting statement forms the decisional basis for the 
OMB action. This submission discusses the burden imposed by Regulation 
C on the institutions OTS regulates.
    The data on loan applications collected under HMDA assist OTS in 
analyzing lending patterns for possible discrimination. OTS examiners 
use the data to scope for compliance with the fair lending laws (Equal 
Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, and OTS's Non-discrimination 
regulation),

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as well as for compliance with HMDA itself. Examiners also use HMDA 
data to determine whether associations are helping to meet the credit 
needs of their communities as required by the Community Reinvestment 
Act.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 588.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 0.03 hours per application 
(approximately 8,361 applications per LAR).
    Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Burden: 147,488 hours.

    Dated: August 12, 2009.
Ira L. Mills,
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Thrift Supervision.
[FR Doc. E9-19684 Filed 8-14-09; 8:45 am]
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