Proposed Agency Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request, 22184-22186 [2010-9722]

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Proposed Agency Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The OCC, Board, FDIC and OTS (collectively, the Banking Agencies or Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed renewal of the interagency Transfer Agent and Amendment Form, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Banking 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. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 28, 2010. 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(s), will be shared among the Agencies. OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0124, 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 20219. 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 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / Notices will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘FR TA–1, 7100– 0099,’’ 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 for this information collection 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 www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified 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 comments, which should refer to ‘‘Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064–0026’’ by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. • E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ‘‘Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064–0026’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Attn: Comments, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the 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. Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/ federal/notices.html including any personal information provided. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘1550–0118 (Form TA–1),’’ by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. Please include ‘‘1550–0118 (Form TA– 1)’’ in the subject line of the message and include your name and telephone number in the message. • Fax: (202) 906–6518. • Mail: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, Attention: ‘‘1550–0118 (Form TA–1)’’. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard’s Desk, East Lobby Entrance, 1700 G Street, NW., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days, Attention: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: ‘‘1550–0118 (Form TA–1)’’. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number for this information collection. All comments received will be posted without change to the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov/ pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.ots.treas.gov/ pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1. In addition, you may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment for access, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906– 7755. (Prior notice identifying the materials you will be requesting will assist us in serving you.) We schedule appointments on business days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In most cases, appointments will be available the next business day following the date we receive a request. 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: For further information about the proposed information collection discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22185 OCC: 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. Board: Michelle E. 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: Gary A. Kuiper, 202.898.3877, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. OTS: Ira Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, at ira.mills@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906– 6531, or facsimile number (202) 906– 6518, Regulations & Legislation Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Banking Agencies are proposing to extend for three years, without revision, the uniform interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) requires any person acting as a transfer agent to register as such and to amend registration information when it changes. Report Title: Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form. Form Number: TA–1. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours: registration, 10 minutes: amendment. OCC OMB Number: 1557–0124. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3 registrations, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. Board OMB Number: 7100–0099. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours. FDIC OMB Number: 3064–0026. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 registrations, 13 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. OTS OMB Number: 1550–0118. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments. E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 22186 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours. General Description of Reports This information collection is mandatory: Sections 17A(c), 17(a)(3), and 23(a) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q–1(c), 78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)) (Board and FDIC). Sections 12, 13, 14(a), 14(c), 14(d), 14(f), and 16 of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 781, 78m, 78n(a), 78n(c), 78n(d), 78n(f), and 78p (OCC). Additionally, the Federal Reserve’s Regulation H (section 208.31(a)) and Regulation Y (section 225.4(d)), as well as § 341.3 of the FDIC’s Rules and Regulations implement the provisions of the Act. The registrations are public filings and are not considered confidential. Abstract Section 17A(c) of the Act requires all transfer agents for securities registered under section 12 of the Act to register ‘‘by filing with the appropriate regulatory agency * * * an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents * * * as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.’’ In general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a security is required to register if the security is registered on a national securities exchange and if the issuer has total assets of $10 million or more and a class of equity security held of record by 500 or more persons. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comment The Agencies invite comment on: (a) Whether the collections of information 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; and (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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among the Agencies. Unless otherwise afforded confidential treatment pursuant to Federal law, all comments will become a matter of public record. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:09 Apr 26, 2010 Jkt 220001 Dated: April 5, 2010. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, dated: April 20, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of March 2010. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. Dated: March 29, 2010. Ira L. Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. 2010–9722 Filed 4–26–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P; 6210–01–P; 6714–01–P; 6720–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the CDFI Fund’s conflict of interest reporting requirements for contract readers of applications submitted for funding or tax credit allocation authority under the CDFI Fund’s award programs. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before June 28, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all comments to Jeffrey C. Berg, Legal Counsel, at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, by e-mail to conflictofinterestcomments @cdfi.treas.gov or by facsimile to (202) 622–8244. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The CDFI Fund’s Conflict of Interest Package for CDFI Fund Application Reviewers may be obtained from the PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CDFI Fund’s Web site at http://www. cdfifund.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Ashanti McCallum, Paralegal Specialist, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, or call (202) 622–9018. Please note this is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Conflict of Interest Package for CDFI Fund Application Reviewers. Abstract: Through its programs, the CDFI Fund supports financial institutions around the country that are specifically dedicated to financing and supporting community and economic development activities. This strategy builds strong institutions that make loans and investments and provide financial services in markets (including economically distressed investment areas and targeted populations) whose needs for loans, investments, and financial services have not been fully met by traditional financial institutions, particularly in the areas of promoting homeownership, developing of affordable housing, and stimulating small business development, as well as providing financial services to those who have not previously accessed financial institutions. Consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulations provisions on conflicts of interest, the CDFI Fund has applied, and will continue to apply, a conflict of interest policy with respect to its application reviewers. This policy will prohibit reviewers from participating in the evaluation or process of selection of applications where such participation creates a conflict of interest or an appearance of a conflict of interest. The conflict of interest policy and review materials are used by the CDFI Fund to determine whether a conflict of interest or an appearance of a conflict of interest will prevent a reviewer from being assigned particular applications during the evaluation process for the CDFI Fund awards. The policy and review materials are applicable to all reviewers, including CDFI Fund staff and other federal government employees, as well as those reviewers engaged through contract with the CDFI Fund. The completion of the package is mandatory for all reviewers. Current Action: Reinstatement. Type of review: Regular review. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Annual Time per Respondent: 15 minutes (0.25 hours). E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of Thrift Supervision


Proposed Agency Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request

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

ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, Board, FDIC and OTS (collectively, the Banking 
Agencies or Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on the proposed renewal of the interagency 
Transfer Agent and Amendment Form, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The Banking 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 28, 2010.

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(s), will be shared among the Agencies.
    OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0124, 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 20219. 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

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will be required to present valid government-issued photo 
identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect 
and photocopy comments.
    Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FR TA-1, 
7100-0099,'' 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 for this information collection 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 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified 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 comments, which should refer to ``Transfer 
Agent Registration and Amendment Form, 3064-0026'' by any of the 
following methods:
     http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html.
     E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``Transfer Agent 
Registration and Amendment Form, 3064-0026'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Attn: Comments, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the 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.
    Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html 
including any personal information provided.
    OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ``1550-0118 (Form TA-
1),'' by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. 
Please include ``1550-0118 (Form TA-1)'' in the subject line of the 
message and include your name and telephone number in the message.
     Fax: (202) 906-6518.
     Mail: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's 
Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20552, Attention: ``1550-0118 (Form TA-1)''.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard's Desk, East Lobby Entrance, 
1700 G Street, NW., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days, Attention: 
Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: 
``1550-0118 (Form TA-1)''.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and OMB Control Number for this information collection. All comments 
received will be posted without change to the OTS Internet Site at 
http://www.ots.treas.gov/pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1, including any 
personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.ots.treas.gov/pagehtml.cfm?catNumber=67&an=1. In addition, you may inspect comments 
at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make 
an appointment for access, 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. (Prior notice identifying the materials you will be 
requesting will assist us in serving you.) We schedule appointments on 
business days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In most cases, appointments 
will be available the next business day following the date we receive a 
request.
    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: For further information about the 
proposed information collection discussed in this notice, please 
contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below.
    OCC: 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.
    Board: Michelle E. 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: Gary A. Kuiper, 202.898.3877, Legal Division, Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
    OTS: Ira Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, at ira.mills@ots.treas.gov, 
(202) 906-6531, or facsimile number (202) 906-6518, Regulations & 
Legislation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift 
Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Banking Agencies are proposing to extend 
for three years, without revision, the uniform interagency Transfer 
Agent Registration and Amendment Form. The Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the Act) requires any person acting as a transfer agent to 
register as such and to amend registration information when it changes.
    Report Title: Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form.
    Form Number: TA-1.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1.25 hours: registration, 10 minutes: 
amendment.

OCC

    OMB Number: 1557-0124.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3 registrations, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.

Board

    OMB Number: 7100-0099.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours.

FDIC

    OMB Number: 3064-0026.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 registrations, 13 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.

OTS

    OMB Number: 1550-0118.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8 hours.

General Description of Reports

    This information collection is mandatory: Sections 17A(c), 
17(a)(3), and 23(a) of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 78q-1(c), 
78q(a)(3), and 78w(a)) (Board and FDIC). Sections 12, 13, 14(a), 14(c), 
14(d), 14(f), and 16 of the Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 781, 78m, 
78n(a), 78n(c), 78n(d), 78n(f), and 78p (OCC). Additionally, the 
Federal Reserve's Regulation H (section 208.31(a)) and Regulation Y 
(section 225.4(d)), as well as Sec.  341.3 of the FDIC's Rules and 
Regulations implement the provisions of the Act. The registrations are 
public filings and are not considered confidential.

Abstract

    Section 17A(c) of the Act requires all transfer agents for 
securities registered under section 12 of the Act to register ``by 
filing with the appropriate regulatory agency
    * * * an application for registration in such form and containing 
such information and documents * * * as such appropriate regulatory 
agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the 
purposes of this section.'' In general, an entity performing transfer 
agent functions for a security is required to register if the security 
is registered on a national securities exchange and if the issuer has 
total assets of $10 million or more and a class of equity security held 
of record by 500 or more persons.

Request for Comment

    The Agencies invite comment on:
    (a) Whether the collections of information 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; and
    (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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among 
the Agencies. Unless otherwise afforded confidential treatment pursuant 
to Federal law, all comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: April 5, 2010.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, dated: April 
20, 2010.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
    Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of March 2010.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
    Dated: March 29, 2010.
Ira L. Mills,
OTS Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift 
Supervision.
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