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Download as PDF 75724 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 233 / Monday, December 6, 2010 / Notices to ICE Trust still exist and, therefore, Treasury believes that extending the temporary exemptions is warranted and appropriate. Accordingly, consistent with our findings in the March 2010 order, and, in particular, in light of the risk management and systemic benefits in continuing to accommodate clearing CDS that reference government securities by ICE Trust, the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) finds that it is consistent with the public interest, the protection of investors, and the purposes of the Exchange Act to extend the exemptive relief granted in the March 2010 order. The extension of the temporary exemptions will expire on July 16, 2011, unless revoked or modified by Treasury. In extending these temporary exemptions, Treasury has consulted with and considered the views of the staffs of the SEC, the CFTC, and the appropriate regulatory agencies for financial institutions.13 The extension of these temporary exemptions is consistent with temporary exemptions the SEC has granted to ICE Trust related to the central clearing of CDS.14 In providing the extension of these temporary exemptions from certain provisions of Section 15C of the Exchange Act, Treasury is not determining whether particular CDS are ‘‘government securities’’ under 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(42). jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES III. Conclusion It is hereby ordered, pursuant to Section 15C(a)(5) of the Exchange Act, that the order Treasury issued effective March 7, 2010 (75 FR 11627, March 11, 2010) is amended by replacing the expiration date of November 30, 2010, with a new expiration date of July 16, 2011, and in all other respects that order remains in effect. The temporary exemptions contained in this order are based on the facts and circumstances about ICE Trust’s current operations presented in the request. These temporary exemptions could become unavailable if the facts or circumstances change such that the representations in the request are no longer materially accurate. If the SEC 13 The definition of appropriate regulatory agency with respect to a government securities broker or a government securities dealer is set out at 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(34)(G). The definition includes the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Director of Thrift Supervision, and in limited circumstances the SEC. 14 See the SEC’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov for the recent Order Extending and Modifying Temporary Exemptions Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Connection with Request of ICE Trust U.S. LLC Related to Central Clearing of Credit Default Swaps and Request for Comment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 were to withdraw its order or modify the terms of its order, Treasury may revoke or modify this order accordingly. The status of cleared CDS submitted to ICE Trust prior to such change would be unaffected. IV. Paperwork Reduction Act This order extends the March 2010 order that included two requests that fall within the definition of ‘‘information’’ under the regulations implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 5 CFR 1320.3(h). One is the certification that ICE Trust clearing members must provide to ICE Trust under paragraph (a)(3)(ii) of the March 2010 order concerning their reliance on Treasury’s temporary exemption. The second is the disclosures that certain ICE Trust clearing members must make if they receive or hold funds or securities for the purpose of purchasing, selling, clearing, settling, or holding cleared CDS positions for U.S. persons, under paragraph (a)(4)(ii) of that same order. However, Treasury continues to estimate that there will not be 10 or more ICE Trust clearing members that will be relying on this order to clear CDS that reference a government security. As a result, these requests do not constitute ‘‘collections of information’’ subject to the PRA. 5 CFR 1320.3(c). Therefore, the PRA does not apply. Mary J. Miller, Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets. [FR Doc. 2010–30430 Filed 12–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–39–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 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 OCC is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled ‘‘Assessment of Fees—12 CFR 8.’’ The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit written comments by January 5, 2011. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mail Stop 2–3, Attention 1557–0223, 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. Additionally, please send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0223, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Assessment of Fees—12 CFR 8. OMB Control No.: 1557–0223. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Type of Review: Regular review. Abstract: The OCC is requesting comment on its proposed extension, without change, of the information collection titled, ‘‘Assessment of Fees— 12 CFR 8.’’ The National Bank Act authorizes the OCC to collect assessments, fees, and other charges as necessary or appropriate to carry out the responsibilities of the OCC. The OCC requires independent credit card banks to pay an additional assessment based on receivables attributable to accounts owned by the bank. Independent credit card banks are national banks that primarily engage in credit card operations and are not affiliated with a full service national bank. The OCC will require independent credit card banks to provide the OCC with ‘‘receivables E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 233 / Monday, December 6, 2010 / Notices attributable’’ data. ‘‘Receivables attributable’’ refers to the total amount of outstanding balances due on credit card accounts owned by an independent credit card bank (the receivables attributable to those accounts) on the last day of an assessment period, minus receivables retained on the bank’s balance sheet as of that day. The OCC will use the information to verify the accuracy of each bank’s assessment computation and to adjust the assessment rate for independent credit card banks over time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9. Estimated Number of Responses: 18. Frequency of Response: Semiannually. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18 hours. The information collection was issued for 60 days of comment on September 22, 2010. 75 FR 57832. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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. Dated: November 30, 2010. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2010–30499 Filed 12–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Fiscal Service Financial Management Service; Proposed Collection of Information: Tax Time Card Account Pilot, Screening, Focus Groups, and Study Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 The Financial Management Service, 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 a continuing information collection. By this notice, the Financial Management Service solicits comments concerning the ‘‘Tax Time Card Account Pilot Screening, Focus Groups, and Study.’’ DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Financial Management Service, Records and Information Management Branch, Room 135, 3700 East West Highway, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20782. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information should be directed to Walt Henderson, EFT Strategy Division, 401 14th Street, SW., Room 303, Washington, DC 20227, 202–874–6624. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Financial Management Service solicits comments on the collection of information described below: Title: Tax Time Card Account Piloting Screening Focus Group and Study. OMB Number: 1510–0075. Form Number: None. Abstract: Study of Income Tax Refund recipients to identify barriers to significant increases in use of EFT for refund payments using a card account and use the account as an ongoing financial tool. Current Action: Emergency approval of collection. Type of Review: Emergency. Affected Public: Individuals or households, Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 208. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 245. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75725 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 cost and cost of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: November 24, 2010. Sheryl Morrow, Assistant Commissioner, Payment Management & Chief Disbursing Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–30412 Filed 12–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–M DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision Survey of Information Sharing Practices With Affiliates Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury. ACTION: Amended Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OTS is amending the Federal Register notice published on November 26, 2010, 75 FR 72871. The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection. DATES: Submit written comments on or before January 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send an e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906– 5922, send an e-mail to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required 
by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or 
sponsor, and a 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 OCC is soliciting comment 
concerning its information collection titled ``Assessment of Fees--12 
CFR 8.'' The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the collection to 
OMB for review.

DATES: You should submit written comments by January 5, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mail Stop 2-3, Attention 1557-0223, 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.
    Additionally, please send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0223, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-
6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information 
or a copy of the collection from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval 
of the following information collection:
    Title: Assessment of Fees--12 CFR 8.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0223.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Abstract: The OCC is requesting comment on its proposed extension, 
without change, of the information collection titled, ``Assessment of 
Fees--12 CFR 8.'' The National Bank Act authorizes the OCC to collect 
assessments, fees, and other charges as necessary or appropriate to 
carry out the responsibilities of the OCC. The OCC requires independent 
credit card banks to pay an additional assessment based on receivables 
attributable to accounts owned by the bank. Independent credit card 
banks are national banks that primarily engage in credit card 
operations and are not affiliated with a full service national bank. 
The OCC will require independent credit card banks to provide the OCC 
with ``receivables

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attributable'' data. ``Receivables attributable'' refers to the total 
amount of outstanding balances due on credit card accounts owned by an 
independent credit card bank (the receivables attributable to those 
accounts) on the last day of an assessment period, minus receivables 
retained on the bank's balance sheet as of that day. The OCC will use 
the information to verify the accuracy of each bank's assessment 
computation and to adjust the assessment rate for independent credit 
card banks over time.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 9.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 18.
    Frequency of Response: Semiannually.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18 hours.
    The information collection was issued for 60 days of comment on 
September 22, 2010. 75 FR 57832. No comments were received. Comments 
continue to be invited on:
    (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information 
collection burden;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection 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.

    Dated: November 30, 2010.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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