Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 28612-28616 [2010-12320]

Download as PDF 28612 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the OEI Docket in the EPA Headquarters Docket Center. Dated: May 17, 2010. Rebecca Clark, Acting Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment. [FR Doc. 2010–12280 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–8990–5] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–1399 or http://www.epa.gov/ compliance/nepa/. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 05/10/2010 Through 05/14/2010 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice In accordance with Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies public. Historically, EPA has met this mandate by publishing weekly notices of availability of EPA comments, which includes a brief summary of EPA’s comment letters, in the Federal Register. Since February 2008, EPA has been including its comment letters on EISs on its Web site at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. Including the entire EIS comment letters on the Web site satisfies the Section 309(a) requirement to make EPA’s comments on EISs available to the public. Accordingly, on March 31, 2010, EPA discontinued the publication of the notice of availability of EPA comments in the Federal Register. EIS No. 20100174, Final EIS, USFS, 00, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Invasive Plants Treatment Project, To Protect Native Vegetation by Controlling, Containing, or Eradicating Invasive Plant, Wallowa, Baker, Malheur and Grant Counties, OR and Adams and Nez Perce Counties, ID, Wait Period Ends: 06/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 21/2010, Contact: Robert W. Rock 541–523–1242. EIS No. 20100175, Draft EIS, USN, 00, United States Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F–35B West Coast Basing, To Efficiently and Effectively Maintain Combat Capability and Mission Readiness, CA and AZ, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/2010, Contact: Adrianne Saboya 619–532– 4742. EIS No. 20100176, Final EIS, USN, WA, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Keyport Complex Extension, Propose to Extend the Operational Areas, Three Distinct Range Sites: Keyport Range Site; Dabob Bay Range Complex (DBRC) Site, Quinault Underwater Tracking Range Site, Gray Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason Counties, WA, Wait Period Ends: 06/21/2010, Contact: Kimberly Kler 360–396–0927. EIS No. 20100177, Draft EIS, USFS, MN, Tracks Project, Proposing Forest Vegetation Management and Related Transportation System Activities, Superior National Forest, St. Louis and Lake Counties, MN, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/2010, Contact: Susan Duffy 218–365–2097. EIS No. 20100178, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Medium Diversion at White Ditch, Integrated Feasibility Study, Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Ecosystem Restoration, Implementation, Plaquemines Parish, LA, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/ 2010, Contact: Dr. Nathan Dayan 504– 862–2530. EIS No. 20100179, Final EIS, TVA, AL, Bellefonte Site Single Nuclear Unit Project, Proposes to Complete or Construct and Operate a Single 1,100– 1, 200 MW Nuclear Generation Unit, Jackson County, AL, Wait Period Ends: 06/21/2010, Contact: Ruth Horton 865–632–3719. EIS No. 20100180, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Convey Atchafalaya River Water to Northern Terrebonne Marshes and Multipurpose Operation of Houma Navigation Lock, Integrated Feasibility Study, Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Implementation, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Mary Parish, LA, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/2010, Contact: Dr. Nathan Dayan 504–862–2530. EIS No. 20100181, Final EIS, DOE, MS, Kemper County Integrated Gasification Combined-Cycle (IGCC) Project, Construction and Operation of Advanced Power Generation Plant, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Kemper County, MS, Wait Period Ends: 06/21/2010, Contact: Richard A. Hargis, Jr. 888–322–7426 Ext. 6065. PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EIS No. 20100182, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Small Diversion at Convent/Blind River, Proposes to construct a Freshwater Diversion Project, Integrated Feasibility Study, Louisiana Coastal Area, St. James Parish, LA, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/2010, Contact: Dr. William P. Klein, Jr. 504–862–2540. EIS No. 20100183, Draft EIS, USACE, LA, Amite River Diversion Canal Modification Element of the Section 7006(E)(3) Ecosystem Restoration Project, Feasibility Study, Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) Ascension and Livingston Parishes, LA, Comment Period Ends: 07/05/2010, Contact: Dr. William P. Klein, Jr. 504–862–2540. Dated: May 18, 2010. Ken Mittelholtz, Deputy Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2010–12262 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P 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 Activities; 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. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS (the ‘‘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. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies’ publication for public comment of a E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices proposal to extend, with revision, the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks, the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) for savings associations, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), all of which are currently approved collections of information. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving final approval. The agencies will then submit the revisions to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 20, 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: You should direct all written comments to: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0081, 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 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 ‘‘Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (FFIEC 031 and 041)’’ or ‘‘Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S),’’ 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include reporting form number 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 http:// 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 ‘‘Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income, 3064– 0052,’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/ propose.html. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the FDIC Web site. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ‘‘Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income, 3064–0052’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper, (202) 898– 3877, Counsel, Attn: Comments, Room F–1072, 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/propose.html including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E– 1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘1550–0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions),’’ by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28613 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. Please include ‘‘1550–0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions)’’ 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: ‘‘1550–0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions).’’ • 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: ‘‘1550–0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions).’’ 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 revisions discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below. In addition, copies of the Call Report, FFIEC 002, E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 28614 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices and FFIEC 002S forms can be obtained at the FFIEC’s Web site (http:// www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm). Copies of the TFR can be obtained from the OTS’s Web site (http:// www.ots.treas.gov/ main.cfm?catNumber=2&catParent=0). OCC: Mary 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, Counsel, (202) 898–3877, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. OTS: Ira L. Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, at Ira.Mills@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906–6531, or facsimile number (202) 906–6518, Litigation Division, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agencies are proposing to revise and extend for three years the Call Report, the TFR, the FFIEC 002, and the FFIEC 002S, which are currently approved collections of information. 1. Report Title: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report). Form Number: Call Report: FFIEC 031 (for banks with domestic and foreign offices) and FFIEC 041 (for banks with domestic offices only). Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. OCC OMB Number: 1557–0081. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,512 national banks. Estimated Time per Response: 49.64 burden hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 300,223 burden hours. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Board OMB Number: 7100–0036. Estimated Number of Respondents: 843 State member banks. Estimated Time per Response: 55.04 burden hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 185,595 burden hours. FDIC OMB Number: 3064–0052. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,880 insured State nonmember banks. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 Estimated Time per Response: 39.68 burden hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 774,554 burden hours. The estimated time per response for the Call Report is an average that varies by agency because of differences in the composition of the institutions under each agency’s supervision (e.g., size distribution of institutions, types of activities in which they are engaged, and existence of foreign offices). The average reporting burden for the Call Report is estimated to range from 16 to 655 hours per quarter, depending on an individual institution’s circumstances. 2. Report Title: Thrift Financial Report (TFR). Form Number: OTS 1313 (for savings associations). Frequency of Response: Quarterly; Annually. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. OTS OMB Number: 1550–0023. Estimated Number of Respondents: 771 savings associations. Estimated Time per Response: 37.5 burden hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 185,158 burden hours. 3. Report Titles: Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks; Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank. Form Numbers: FFIEC 002; FFIEC 002S. Board OMB Number: 7100–0032. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Estimated Number of Respondents: FFIEC 002—240; FFIEC 002S—60. Estimated Time per Response: FFIEC 002—25.05 hours; FFIEC 002S—6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: FFIEC 002—24,048 hours; FFIEC 002S— 1,440 hours. General Description of Reports These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 (for national banks), 12 U.S.C. 324 (for State member banks), 12 U.S.C. 1817 (for insured State nonmember commercial and savings banks), 12 U.S.C. 1464 (for savings associations), and 12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2), 1817(a), and 3102(b) (for U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks). Except for selected data items, the Call Report, the TFR, and the FFIEC 002 are not PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 given confidential treatment. The FFIEC 002S is given confidential treatment [5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)]. Abstracts Call Report and TFR: Institutions submit Call Report and TFR data to the agencies each quarter for the agencies’ use in monitoring the condition, performance, and risk profile of individual institutions and the industry as a whole. Call Report and TFR data provide the most current statistical data available for evaluating institutions’ corporate applications, for identifying areas of focus for both on-site and offsite examinations, and for monetary and other public policy purposes. The agencies use Call Report and TFR data in evaluating interstate merger and acquisition applications to determine, as required by law, whether the resulting institution would control more than ten percent of the total amount of deposits of insured depository institutions in the United States. Call Report and TFR data are also used to calculate all institutions’ deposit insurance and Financing Corporation assessments, national banks’ semiannual assessment fees, and the OTS’s assessments on savings associations. FFIEC 002 and FFIEC 002S: On a quarterly basis, all U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks are required to file the FFIEC 002, which is a detailed report of condition with a variety of supporting schedules. This information is used to fulfill the supervisory and regulatory requirements of the International Banking Act of 1978. The data are also used to augment the bank credit, loan, and deposit information needed for monetary policy and other public policy purposes. The FFIEC 002S is a supplement to the FFIEC 002 that collects information on assets and liabilities of any non-U.S. branch that is managed or controlled by a U.S. branch or agency of the foreign bank. Managed or controlled means that a majority of the responsibility for business decisions (including but not limited to decisions with regard to lending or asset management or funding or liability management) or the responsibility for recordkeeping in respect of assets or liabilities for that foreign branch resides at the U.S. branch or agency. A separate FFIEC 002S must be completed for each managed or controlled non-U.S. branch. The FFIEC 002S must be filed quarterly along with the U.S. branch or agency’s FFIEC 002. The data from both reports are used for: (1) Monitoring deposit and credit transactions of U.S. residents; (2) monitoring the impact of policy changes; (3) analyzing structural issues concerning foreign bank activity in U.S. E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices markets; (4) understanding flows of banking funds and indebtedness of developing countries in connection with data collected by the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements that are used in economic analysis; and (5) assisting in the supervision of U.S. offices of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve System collects and processes these reports on behalf of the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Current Actions In October 2008, the FDIC Board of Directors adopted the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) following a determination of systemic risk by the Secretary of the Treasury (after consultation with the President) that was supported by recommendations from the FDIC and the Board. The TLGP is part of an ongoing and coordinated effort by the FDIC, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Board to address unprecedented disruptions in the financial markets and preserve confidence in the American economy. To facilitate the FDIC’s administration of the TLGP, the FDIC Board approved an interim rule on October 23, 2008,1 and a final rule on November 21, 2008.2 The TLGP comprises two distinct components: the Debt Guarantee Program (DGP), pursuant to which the FDIC guarantees certain senior unsecured debt issued by entities participating in the TLGP, and the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program, pursuant to which the FDIC guarantees all funds held at participating insured depository institutions (beyond the maximum deposit insurance limit) in qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. The November 2008 final rule included certain qualifying NOW accounts, among other accounts, as a type of noninterest-bearing transaction account guaranteed by the FDIC pursuant to the TAG program. The TAG program originally was set to expire on December 31, 2009. The FDIC Board recognized that the TAG program was contributing significantly to improvements in the financial sector, and also noted that many parts of the country were still suffering from the effects of economic turmoil. As a result, on August 26, 2009, following a public notice and comment period, the FDIC Board extended the TAG program 1 73 FR 64179, October 29, 2008. The FDIC amended the interim rule effective November 4, 2008. 73 FR 66160, November 7, 2008. 2 73 FR 72244, November 26, 2008. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 through June 30, 2010, with certain modifications to the program.3 The TAG program continues to provide essential support to the banking industry, particularly as community banks remain distressed. Nearly 6,400 insured depository institutions, representing approximately 80 percent of the industry, continue to participate in the TAG program and benefit from the guarantee provided by the FDIC. These institutions held an estimated $340 billion of deposits in accounts currently subject to the FDIC’s guarantee as of the end of 2009. Of these, $266 billion represented amounts above the insured deposit limit and guaranteed by the FDIC through its TAG program. To provide additional stability for participating insured depository institutions and enhance the likelihood of a continuing and sustainable economic recovery in the financial sector, on April 13, 2010, the FDIC Board adopted an interim rule (with a request for comment) extending the TAG program for six months through December 31, 2010, with the possibility of an additional 12-month extension, through December 31, 2011, without further rulemaking upon a determination by the FDIC Board that continuing economic difficulties warrant such an extension.4 Although the April 2010 interim rule proposes no increase in fees for continued participation in the TAG program, it modifies the basis upon which a participating institution’s assessment is calculated to reflect a change from quarter-end reporting to average daily balance reporting for TAG-related accounts. In addition, in order to align NOW accounts covered by the TAG program with current market rates and to ensure that the program is not used inappropriately by institutions to attract interest-rate-sensitive deposits to fund risky activities, the April 2010 interim rule reduces the interest rate on NOW accounts eligible for the FDIC’s guarantee from a maximum of 0.50 percent to a maximum of 0.25 percent. Because the April 2010 interim rule modifies the existing regulatory requirements placed on institutions participating in the TAG program, the rule provides an irrevocable, one-time opportunity for currently participating institutions to opt out of the extended TAG program. At present, institutions participating in the TAG program report the amount and number of qualifying noninterestbearing transaction accounts of more than $250,000 as of the quarter-end 3 74 4 75 PO 00000 FR 45093, September 1, 2009. FR 20257, April 19, 2010. Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28615 report date in Call Report Schedule RC– O, Memorandum items 4.a and 4.b; TFR Schedule DI, items DI570 and DI575; and FFIEC 002 Schedule O, Memorandum items 4.a and 4.b. By the very nature of these transaction accounts, the account balances are volatile, fluctuating greatly on any given day due to the operational nature of the deposits, such as for payrolls, and withdrawals made by typical business customers. Therefore, in response to the April 2010 interim rule’s modification of the basis upon which a participating institution’s assessment is calculated from quarter-end reporting to average daily balance reporting for TAG program-related accounts, the agencies are proposing to change the basis for reporting in the items identified above. Accordingly, the agencies are proposing that the total dollar amount of TAG program-qualifying accounts and the total number of such accounts would be reported as an average daily balance rather than as a quarter-end amount beginning with the September 30, 2010, report date for the Call Report, the TFR, and the FFIEC 002. The amounts to be reported as daily averages would be the total dollar amount of the noninterestbearing transactions accounts, as defined in the April 2010 interim rule, of more than $250,000 for each calendar day during the quarter divided by the number of calendar days in the quarter. For days that an office of the reporting institution is closed (e.g., Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays), the amounts outstanding from the previous business day would be used. The total number of accounts to be reported would be calculated on the same basis. Thus, all insured depository institutions that do not opt out of the extension of the TAG program must establish procedures to gather the necessary daily data beginning July 1, 2010. Request for Comment Public comment is requested on all aspects of this joint notice. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed revisions to the collections of information that are the subject of this notice 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 as they are proposed to be revised, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 28616 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices (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; and (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Comments submitted in response to this joint notice will be shared among the agencies and will be summarized or included in the agencies’ requests for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 15, 2010. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. Hensley Family Limited Partnership, and its general partners, Jack L. Hensley and Connie D. Hensley, all of Kalispell, Montana; to retain control of Valley Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain control of Valley Bank of Kalispell, both of Kalispell, Montana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 17, 2010. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–12134 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S de novo in leasing activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(3) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 17, 2010. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–12133 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 091 0135] Agilent Technologies, Inc.; Analysis of the Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM ACTION: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dated: May 14, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities Dated at Washington, DC this 7th day of May 2010. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. 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 the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than June 4, 2010. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001: 1. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney, Australia; to acquire approximately 8.9 percent of the voting shares of Air Lease Corporation, Los Angeles, California, and thereby engage SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order — embodied in the consent agreement — that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 17, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments electronically or in paper form. Comments should refer to‘‘Agilent Technologies, File No. 091 0135’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. Please note that your comment — including your name and your state — will be placed on the public record of this proceeding, including on the publicly accessible FTC website, at (http://www.ftc.gov/os/ publiccomments.shtm). Because comments will be made public, they should not include any sensitive personal information, such as an individual’s Social Security Number; date of birth; driver’s license number or other state identification number, or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; or credit or debit card number. Comments also should not include any sensitive health information, such as medical records or other individually identifiable health information. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 98 (Friday, May 21, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28612-28616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-12320]


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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 Activities; 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: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, 
and the OTS (the ``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. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination 
Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the 
agencies' publication for public comment of a

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proposal to extend, with revision, the Consolidated Reports of 
Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks, the Thrift Financial 
Report (TFR) for savings associations, the Report of Assets and 
Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), 
and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is 
Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-
U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), all of which are currently approved 
collections of information. At the end of the comment period, the 
comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the 
extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed 
revisions prior to giving final approval. The agencies will then submit 
the revisions to OMB for review and approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 20, 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: You should direct all written comments to: Communications 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information 
Room, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0081, 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 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 
``Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (FFIEC 031 and 041)'' or 
``Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of 
Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and Report of Assets and Liabilities of a 
Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or 
Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S),'' 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 
reporting form number 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 
http://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 ``Consolidated 
Reports of Condition and Income, 3064-0052,'' by any of the following 
methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose.html. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
on the FDIC Web site.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``Consolidated Reports 
of Condition and Income, 3064-0052'' in the subject line of the 
message.
     Mail: Gary A. Kuiper, (202) 898-3877, Counsel, Attn: 
Comments, Room F-1072, 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/propose.html 
including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected 
at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, 
Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.
    OTS: You may submit comments, identified by ``1550-0023 (TFR: 
Schedule DI Revisions),'' 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 ``1550-0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions)'' 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: ``1550-0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions).''
     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: 
``1550-0023 (TFR: Schedule DI Revisions).''
    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 
revisions discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency 
clearance officers whose names appear below. In addition, copies of the 
Call Report, FFIEC 002,

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and FFIEC 002S forms can be obtained at the FFIEC's Web site (http://www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm). Copies of the TFR can be 
obtained from the OTS's Web site (http://www.ots.treas.gov/main.cfm?catNumber=2&catParent=0).
    OCC: Mary 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, Counsel, (202) 898-3877, Legal Division, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.
    OTS: Ira L. Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, at 
Ira.Mills@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906-6531, or facsimile number (202) 906-
6518, Litigation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift 
Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agencies are proposing to revise and 
extend for three years the Call Report, the TFR, the FFIEC 002, and the 
FFIEC 002S, which are currently approved collections of information.
    1. Report Title: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call 
Report).
    Form Number: Call Report: FFIEC 031 (for banks with domestic and 
foreign offices) and FFIEC 041 (for banks with domestic offices only).
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

OCC

    OMB Number: 1557-0081.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,512 national banks.
    Estimated Time per Response: 49.64 burden hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 300,223 burden hours.

Board

    OMB Number: 7100-0036.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 843 State member banks.
    Estimated Time per Response: 55.04 burden hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 185,595 burden hours.

FDIC

    OMB Number: 3064-0052.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,880 insured State nonmember 
banks.
    Estimated Time per Response: 39.68 burden hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 774,554 burden hours.
    The estimated time per response for the Call Report is an average 
that varies by agency because of differences in the composition of the 
institutions under each agency's supervision (e.g., size distribution 
of institutions, types of activities in which they are engaged, and 
existence of foreign offices). The average reporting burden for the 
Call Report is estimated to range from 16 to 655 hours per quarter, 
depending on an individual institution's circumstances.
    2. Report Title: Thrift Financial Report (TFR).
    Form Number: OTS 1313 (for savings associations).
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly; Annually.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

OTS

    OMB Number: 1550-0023.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 771 savings associations.
    Estimated Time per Response: 37.5 burden hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 185,158 burden hours.
    3. Report Titles: Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches 
and Agencies of Foreign Banks; Report of Assets and Liabilities of a 
Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or 
Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank.
    Form Numbers: FFIEC 002; FFIEC 002S.

Board

    OMB Number: 7100-0032.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: FFIEC 002--240; FFIEC 002S--60.
    Estimated Time per Response: FFIEC 002--25.05 hours; FFIEC 002S--6 
hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: FFIEC 002--24,048 hours; FFIEC 
002S--1,440 hours.

General Description of Reports

    These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 (for 
national banks), 12 U.S.C. 324 (for State member banks), 12 U.S.C. 1817 
(for insured State nonmember commercial and savings banks), 12 U.S.C. 
1464 (for savings associations), and 12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2), 1817(a), and 
3102(b) (for U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks). Except for 
selected data items, the Call Report, the TFR, and the FFIEC 002 are 
not given confidential treatment. The FFIEC 002S is given confidential 
treatment [5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)].

Abstracts

    Call Report and TFR: Institutions submit Call Report and TFR data 
to the agencies each quarter for the agencies' use in monitoring the 
condition, performance, and risk profile of individual institutions and 
the industry as a whole. Call Report and TFR data provide the most 
current statistical data available for evaluating institutions' 
corporate applications, for identifying areas of focus for both on-site 
and off-site examinations, and for monetary and other public policy 
purposes. The agencies use Call Report and TFR data in evaluating 
interstate merger and acquisition applications to determine, as 
required by law, whether the resulting institution would control more 
than ten percent of the total amount of deposits of insured depository 
institutions in the United States. Call Report and TFR data are also 
used to calculate all institutions' deposit insurance and Financing 
Corporation assessments, national banks' semiannual assessment fees, 
and the OTS's assessments on savings associations.
    FFIEC 002 and FFIEC 002S: On a quarterly basis, all U.S. branches 
and agencies of foreign banks are required to file the FFIEC 002, which 
is a detailed report of condition with a variety of supporting 
schedules. This information is used to fulfill the supervisory and 
regulatory requirements of the International Banking Act of 1978. The 
data are also used to augment the bank credit, loan, and deposit 
information needed for monetary policy and other public policy 
purposes. The FFIEC 002S is a supplement to the FFIEC 002 that collects 
information on assets and liabilities of any non-U.S. branch that is 
managed or controlled by a U.S. branch or agency of the foreign bank. 
Managed or controlled means that a majority of the responsibility for 
business decisions (including but not limited to decisions with regard 
to lending or asset management or funding or liability management) or 
the responsibility for recordkeeping in respect of assets or 
liabilities for that foreign branch resides at the U.S. branch or 
agency. A separate FFIEC 002S must be completed for each managed or 
controlled non-U.S. branch. The FFIEC 002S must be filed quarterly 
along with the U.S. branch or agency's FFIEC 002. The data from both 
reports are used for: (1) Monitoring deposit and credit transactions of 
U.S. residents; (2) monitoring the impact of policy changes; (3) 
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markets; (4) understanding flows of banking funds and indebtedness of 
developing countries in connection with data collected by the 
International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements 
that are used in economic analysis; and (5) assisting in the 
supervision of U.S. offices of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve 
System collects and processes these reports on behalf of the OCC, the 
Board, and the FDIC.

Current Actions

    In October 2008, the FDIC Board of Directors adopted the Temporary 
Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) following a determination of 
systemic risk by the Secretary of the Treasury (after consultation with 
the President) that was supported by recommendations from the FDIC and 
the Board. The TLGP is part of an ongoing and coordinated effort by the 
FDIC, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Board to address 
unprecedented disruptions in the financial markets and preserve 
confidence in the American economy.
    To facilitate the FDIC's administration of the TLGP, the FDIC Board 
approved an interim rule on October 23, 2008,\1\ and a final rule on 
November 21, 2008.\2\ The TLGP comprises two distinct components: the 
Debt Guarantee Program (DGP), pursuant to which the FDIC guarantees 
certain senior unsecured debt issued by entities participating in the 
TLGP, and the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program, pursuant to 
which the FDIC guarantees all funds held at participating insured 
depository institutions (beyond the maximum deposit insurance limit) in 
qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. The November 2008 
final rule included certain qualifying NOW accounts, among other 
accounts, as a type of noninterest-bearing transaction account 
guaranteed by the FDIC pursuant to the TAG program.
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rule effective November 4, 2008. 73 FR 66160, November 7, 2008.
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    The TAG program originally was set to expire on December 31, 2009. 
The FDIC Board recognized that the TAG program was contributing 
significantly to improvements in the financial sector, and also noted 
that many parts of the country were still suffering from the effects of 
economic turmoil. As a result, on August 26, 2009, following a public 
notice and comment period, the FDIC Board extended the TAG program 
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    The TAG program continues to provide essential support to the 
banking industry, particularly as community banks remain distressed. 
Nearly 6,400 insured depository institutions, representing 
approximately 80 percent of the industry, continue to participate in 
the TAG program and benefit from the guarantee provided by the FDIC. 
These institutions held an estimated $340 billion of deposits in 
accounts currently subject to the FDIC's guarantee as of the end of 
2009. Of these, $266 billion represented amounts above the insured 
deposit limit and guaranteed by the FDIC through its TAG program.
    To provide additional stability for participating insured 
depository institutions and enhance the likelihood of a continuing and 
sustainable economic recovery in the financial sector, on April 13, 
2010, the FDIC Board adopted an interim rule (with a request for 
comment) extending the TAG program for six months through December 31, 
2010, with the possibility of an additional 12-month extension, through 
December 31, 2011, without further rulemaking upon a determination by 
the FDIC Board that continuing economic difficulties warrant such an 
extension.\4\ Although the April 2010 interim rule proposes no increase 
in fees for continued participation in the TAG program, it modifies the 
basis upon which a participating institution's assessment is calculated 
to reflect a change from quarter-end reporting to average daily balance 
reporting for TAG-related accounts. In addition, in order to align NOW 
accounts covered by the TAG program with current market rates and to 
ensure that the program is not used inappropriately by institutions to 
attract interest-rate-sensitive deposits to fund risky activities, the 
April 2010 interim rule reduces the interest rate on NOW accounts 
eligible for the FDIC's guarantee from a maximum of 0.50 percent to a 
maximum of 0.25 percent. Because the April 2010 interim rule modifies 
the existing regulatory requirements placed on institutions 
participating in the TAG program, the rule provides an irrevocable, 
one-time opportunity for currently participating institutions to opt 
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    At present, institutions participating in the TAG program report 
the amount and number of qualifying noninterest-bearing transaction 
accounts of more than $250,000 as of the quarter-end report date in 
Call Report Schedule RC-O, Memorandum items 4.a and 4.b; TFR Schedule 
DI, items DI570 and DI575; and FFIEC 002 Schedule O, Memorandum items 
4.a and 4.b. By the very nature of these transaction accounts, the 
account balances are volatile, fluctuating greatly on any given day due 
to the operational nature of the deposits, such as for payrolls, and 
withdrawals made by typical business customers. Therefore, in response 
to the April 2010 interim rule's modification of the basis upon which a 
participating institution's assessment is calculated from quarter-end 
reporting to average daily balance reporting for TAG program-related 
accounts, the agencies are proposing to change the basis for reporting 
in the items identified above. Accordingly, the agencies are proposing 
that the total dollar amount of TAG program-qualifying accounts and the 
total number of such accounts would be reported as an average daily 
balance rather than as a quarter-end amount beginning with the 
September 30, 2010, report date for the Call Report, the TFR, and the 
FFIEC 002. The amounts to be reported as daily averages would be the 
total dollar amount of the noninterest-bearing transactions accounts, 
as defined in the April 2010 interim rule, of more than $250,000 for 
each calendar day during the quarter divided by the number of calendar 
days in the quarter. For days that an office of the reporting 
institution is closed (e.g., Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays), the 
amounts outstanding from the previous business day would be used. The 
total number of accounts to be reported would be calculated on the same 
basis. Thus, all insured depository institutions that do not opt out of 
the extension of the TAG program must establish procedures to gather 
the necessary daily data beginning July 1, 2010.

Request for Comment

    Public comment is requested on all aspects of this joint notice. 
Comments are invited on:
    (a) Whether the proposed revisions to the collections of 
information that are the subject of this notice 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 as they are proposed to be revised, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;

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    (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; and
    (e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
    Comments submitted in response to this joint notice will be shared 
among the agencies and will be summarized or included in the agencies' 
requests for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record.

    Dated: May 15, 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: May 14, 2010.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.

    Dated at Washington, DC this 7th day of May 2010.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

    Dated: May 14, 2010.
Ira L. Mills,
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift 
Supervision.
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