Proposed Agency Information Collection Renewal; Joint Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 41573-41575 [2010-17329]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Notices following proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, OFS is soliciting comments concerning information collection requirements contained in Title 31 CFR parts 30 and 31. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 14, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to: Department of the Treasury, Daniel Abramowitz, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220; (202) 927–9645. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies should be directed to the address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1505–0209. Title: Troubled Asset Relief Program—Conflicts of Interest. Abstract: Authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–343), as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the Department of the Treasury has implemented aspects of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) by codifying section 108 of EESA. Title 31 CFR part 31, TARP Conflict of Interest, sets forth the process for reviewing and addressing actual or potential conflicts of interest among any individuals or entities seeking or having a contract or financial agency agreement with the Treasury for services under EESA. The information collection required by this part will be used to evaluate and minimize real and apparent conflicts of interest related to contractual or financial agent agreement services performed under TARP. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Number of Responses: 418. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,446 hours. OMB Control Number: 1505–0219. Title: TARP Capital Purchase Program—Executive Compensation Abstract: Authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–343), as amended by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the Department of the Treasury has implemented aspects of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) by VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 codifying section 111 of EESA. Title 31 CFR part 30, TARP Standards for Compensation Corporate Governance, provides guidance on the executive compensation and corporate governance provision of EESA that apply to entities that receive financial assistance under TARP. The collection of information required by this part will be used to monitor compliance with the executive compensation requirements; monitor and evaluate the compensation practices of TARP recipients, and as a basis for determinations on the compensation structures and compensation payments by the Special Master on Executive Compensation. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,083. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,130 hours. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumption used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: June 30, 2010. Daniel Abramowitz, Office of Financial Stability PRA Program Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–17399 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41573 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; Joint Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: 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 (collectively, the Banking Agencies or Agencies). ACTION: Joint submission of information collection renewal to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. SUMMARY: The OCC, FDIC and OTS 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. To renew this information collection, the OCC, FDIC, and OTS seek additional public comment regarding this notice, which is the second of two notices required by the PRA, and will seek OMB review of, and clearance for, the information collection discussed herein. The Board has approved this information collection under its delegated authority from OMB. 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 August 16, 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) E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 41574 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Notices 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. FDIC: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. • E-mail: comments@fdic.gov. • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., F–1072, 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. 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:// VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Jul 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 6 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, 10 amendments. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours. OTS OMB Number: 1550–0118. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments. 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, FDIC and OTS); and 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 Board’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 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 136 / Friday, July 16, 2010 / Notices 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. 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: July 2, 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, July 6, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 7th day of July, 2010. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. Dated: July 9, 2010. Ira L. Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision. [FR Doc. 2010–17329 Filed 7–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P, 6210–01–P, 6714–01–P, 6720–01–P srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Valles Caldera Trust Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Long-Term Landscape Restoration and Management Plan To Restore and Manage the Forest, Grassland, and Riparian Ecosystems of the Valles Caldera National Preserve Authority: The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), CEQ Regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508, The 18:00 Jul 15, 2010 Valles Caldera Trust. Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for Comment VerDate Mar<15>2010 Valles Caldera Preservation Act, Public Law 106–248, NEPA Procedures for the Valles Caldera National Preserve, 68 CFR 42460. Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The Valles Caldera Trust (VCT) a wholly owned government corporation empowered to provide management and administrative services for the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose the potential impacts of a proposed Landscape Restoration and Management Plan (LRMP) which includes mechanical treatments, prescribed burning, management of lightning caused wildland fires (wildland fire use), restoration or riparian areas, closure and maintenance of roads and eradication of noxious weeds and invasive plants. A combination of these management activities are being proposed over the next 10-years as follows: 1. Mechanical Treatments— Mechanical treatments are being proposed on approximately 20,000 acres over 10 years depending on funding and possible adjustments based on monitoring and evaluation of treatments. These treatments include tree cutting and removing or otherwise disposing of the associated biomass. Trees may be cut using chainsaws or equipment. Feller-bunchers, masticators, or small dozers equipped with saw blades, are some of the more common types of equipment employed. Forest thinning will be implemented under prescription parameters that will specify the size, species and other parameters that would determine whether a tree will be cut or left. In general, the forests of the preserve are dominated by an excess of trees 7–16 in diameter and these trees sizes would be targeted for removal. 2. Prescribed Fire/Wildland Fire Use—Prescribed fire is being proposed in conjunction with the mechanical treatment described above. In addition, prescribed fire alone is being proposed on nearly 59,000 acres of forest and grassland ecosystems over a 10-year period. The management of lightning caused fires (wildland fire use) to achieve resource benefits is also being proposed. Wildland fire use would be limited initially due to the current forest condition but could increase over time as forests are treated and wildfire risk is reduced. The use of wildland fire is being proposed as a tool for restoration and management of the preserve’s forests and grasslands and ultimately proposes to reintroduce fire as a PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41575 beneficial ecosystem process. The actual acres treated with prescribed fire over 10 years would depend on funding, environmental conditions—especially weather, the completion of mechanical treatments, and possible adjustments due to monitoring and evaluation results. 3. Road Closure, Rehabilitation and Maintenance—The closure and rehabilitation of approximately 1000 miles of roads is being proposed over the next 10 years. Administrative closures would be the primary tool used to close roads to motorized use, allowing natural rehabilitation. Approximately 150 miles of the road network requires physical rehabilitation to halt ongoing erosion. Some roads would be reduced to a maintenance level-1, rather than closed. This designation allows non-motorized use as well as temporary motorized use for administrative actions such as forest management, search and rescue, or wildland fire management. 4. In combination with road management actions as described above, the trust is also proposing to restore wetland and riparian areas throughout the preserve. The wetland and wet meadow systems containing the preserves riparian areas, and streams comprise just over 6,800 acres, mostly within the open valle systems. Restoration activities would include stream bank and channel restoration to address site specific erosion, placement of log and fabric dams, gully plugs, or Zuni bowl techniques to protect and restore wetlands. Willow plantings or placement of sod plugs are among techniques proposed for improving stream bank integrity. 5. Prevention and Eradication of Noxious Weeds—Under the proposed LRMP, current efforts to eradicate Canada, musk, and bull thistle populations would continue. This includes continuing to mechanically treat (cut, hoe and bag seed heads) musk thistle in combination with the application of the herbicide, clopyralid to treat Canada and bull thistle. The trust is also proposing to use clopyralid to eradicate oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), and glyphosate (Roundup), Imazipic (Plateau), or the combination of both (Journey) to eradicate cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) primarily in road cuts and other disturbed areas. The VCT is also proposing to implement performance requirements to reduce the risk of introducing new noxious weed species or further spread of existing species. 6. No Treatment—Areas of the preserve could remain untreated based E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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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; Joint Submission 
for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: 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 (collectively, the Banking Agencies or Agencies).

ACTION: Joint submission of information collection renewal to OMB for 
review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, FDIC and OTS 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. To renew this information collection, 
the OCC, FDIC, and OTS seek additional public comment regarding this 
notice, which is the second of two notices required by the PRA, and 
will seek OMB review of, and clearance for, the information collection 
discussed herein. The Board has approved this information collection 
under its delegated authority from OMB. 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 August 16, 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)

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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.
    FDIC: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. 
All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection. 
Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html.
     E-mail: comments@fdic.gov.
     Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., F-1072, 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.
    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: 6 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, 10 amendments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5 hours.

OTS

    OMB Number: 1550-0118.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5 registrations, 10 amendments.
    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, FDIC and OTS); and 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 Board'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

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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: July 2, 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, July 6, 2010.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 7th day of July, 2010.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Valerie J. Best,
Assistant Executive Secretary.

    Dated: July 9, 2010.
Ira L. Mills,
OTS Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift 
Supervision.
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