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Download as PDF 48942 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by August 19, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 29, 2011,4 with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to A&F’s representatives: William A. Mullins and Robert A. Wimbish, Baker & Miller PLLC, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. A&F has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by August 12, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA, at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 4 A&F states that it does not own title to the real property comprising the line’s right-of-way (ROW); rather, the title remains with CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). According to A&F, when the line was sold in 1986 to an unaffiliated short line railroad predecessor of A&F (Alabama & Florida Railroad, Inc., or ‘‘A&F Railroad’’), CSXT’s predecessor, Seaboard System Railroad, Inc., conveyed to A&F Railroad the common carrier obligation associated with the line but retained for itself an ownership interest in the underlying real estate and remained as a lessor of the lines’s ROW. A&F states that it acquired the line from A&F Railroad subject to this arrangement with CSXT. Citing Seminole Gulf Railway—Abandonment Exemption—in Lee County, Florida, AB 400 (Sub-No. 2X) (ICC served Dec. 22, 1994), A&F states that it is now seeking abandonment authority on the understanding that it is the appropriate entity to do so and that CSXT does not need to file its own abandonment authority or otherwise join in this request. A&F states that it believes that the ROW might be suitable for other public purposes, if CSXT is amendable to such an arrangement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), A&F shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by A&F’s filing of a notice of consummation by August 9, 2012, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at http:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 4, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2011–20173 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for approval. DATES: You should submit your comments by September 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0159, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874–5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874–4700. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874–5043. 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, 1557–0159, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information from Ira Mills or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to revise the following information collection: Title: Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation. OMB Control No.: 1557–0159. Description: The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3605) prohibits discrimination in the financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, receipt of income from public assistance, or exercise of any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The OCC is responsible for ensuring that national banks comply with those laws. This information in collection 12 CFR part 27 is needed to promote national bank compliance and for OCC to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 27 are as follows: • Section 27.3(a) requires national banks that are required to collect data on home loans under 12 CFR part 203 to present the data on Federal Reserve Form FR HMDA–LAR,1 or in automated format in accordance with the HMDA– LAR instructions, and to include one 1 Loan Application Register, http://www.ffiec.gov/ hmda/doc/hmdalar2007.doc. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 9, 2011 / Notices additional item (the reason for denial) on the HMDA–LAR. Section 27.3(a) also lists exceptions to the HMDA–LAR recordkeeping requirements. • Section 27.3(b) lists the information banks should obtain from an applicant as part of a home loan application, and states information that a bank must disclose to an applicant. • Section 27.3(c) sets forth additional information required to be kept in the loan file. • Section 27.4 states that the OCC may require a national bank to maintain a Fair Housing Inquiry/Application Log found in Appendix III to part 27 if there is reason to believe that the bank is engaging in discriminatory practices or if analysis of the data compiled by the bank under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (12 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) and 12 CFR part 203 indicates a pattern of significant variation in the number of home loans between census tracts with similar incomes and home ownership levels differentiated only by race or national origin. • Section 27.5 requires a national bank to maintain the information required by § 27.3 for 25 months after the bank notifies the applicant of action taken on an application, or after withdrawal of an application. • Section 27.7 requires a national bank to submit the information required by §§ 27.3(a) and 27.4 to the OCC upon its request, prior to a scheduled examination using the Monthly Home Loan Activity Format form in Appendix I to part 27 and the Home Loan Data Form in Appendix IV to part 27. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 625. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 625. Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,125 hours. The OCC issued a Federal Register notice for 60 days of comment. 76 FR 21798. 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 burden of the information collection; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 (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: July 29, 2011. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2011–19784 Filed 8–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–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 soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled ‘‘Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards.’’ The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: You should submit written comments by: September 8, 2011. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mail Stop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0202, 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. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48943 order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0202, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., #10235, 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 Ira Mills or Mary H. Gottlieb, Clearance Officers, (202) 874–5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection: Title: Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards—12 CFR parts 22 and 172. OMB Control Number: 1557–0202. This collection of information is set forth in OCC regulations at 12 CFR Parts 22 and 172 and is required by section 303(a) 1 and title V of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act,2 the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 amendments to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968,3 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973.4 The collections of information pertain to loans secured by buildings and mobile homes located or to be located in areas determined by the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to have special flood hazards. Sections 22.6 and 172.6 apply to loans secured by buildings or mobile homes, regardless of location. This collection of information, which previously applied only to national banks, has been merged with former OTS OMB Control No. 1550–0281. On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010) (Dodd-Frank Act) was enacted. As part of the comprehensive package of financial regulatory reform measures enacted, Title III of the Dodd-Frank Act transfers the powers, authorities, rights and duties of the Office of Thrift Supervision to other banking agencies, including the OCC, on the ‘‘transfer date.’’ The transfer date is July 21, 2011. As a result, the OCC now regulates both national banks and Federal savings associations. Notices and Disclosure Requirements: 12 CFR 22.6, 172.6—Required Use of Standard Flood Hazard Determination 1 12 U.S.C. 4804. U.S.C. 4104(a). 3 12 U.S.C. 4104(a) and 4104(b). 4 12 U.S.C. 4012(a) and 4106(b). 2 42 E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
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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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment 
concerning its information collection titled, ``Fair Housing Home Loan 
Data System Regulation.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has 
sent the collection to OMB for approval.

DATES: You should submit your comments by September 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You should direct all written comments to: Communications 
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2-3, 
Attention: 1557-0159, 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 can inspect and 
photocopy the comments at the OCC, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling 
(202) 874-4700. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors 
make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 
874-5043. 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, 1557-0159, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax 
to (202) 395-6974.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC is proposing to revise the following 
information collection:
    Title: Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0159.
    Description: The Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3605) prohibits 
discrimination in the financing of housing on the basis of race, color, 
religion, sex, or national origin. The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 
U.S.C. 1691 et seq.) prohibits discrimination in any aspect of a credit 
transaction on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, 
sex, marital status, age, receipt of income from public assistance, or 
exercise of any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The OCC 
is responsible for ensuring that national banks comply with those laws. 
This information in collection 12 CFR part 27 is needed to promote 
national bank compliance and for OCC to fulfill its statutory 
responsibilities.
    The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 27 are as 
follows:
     Section 27.3(a) requires national banks that are required 
to collect data on home loans under 12 CFR part 203 to present the data 
on Federal Reserve Form FR HMDA-LAR,\1\ or in automated format in 
accordance with the HMDA-LAR instructions, and to include one

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additional item (the reason for denial) on the HMDA-LAR. Section 
27.3(a) also lists exceptions to the HMDA-LAR recordkeeping 
requirements.
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     Section 27.3(b) lists the information banks should obtain 
from an applicant as part of a home loan application, and states 
information that a bank must disclose to an applicant.
     Section 27.3(c) sets forth additional information required 
to be kept in the loan file.
     Section 27.4 states that the OCC may require a national 
bank to maintain a Fair Housing Inquiry/Application Log found in 
Appendix III to part 27 if there is reason to believe that the bank is 
engaging in discriminatory practices or if analysis of the data 
compiled by the bank under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (12 U.S.C. 
2801 et seq.) and 12 CFR part 203 indicates a pattern of significant 
variation in the number of home loans between census tracts with 
similar incomes and home ownership levels differentiated only by race 
or national origin.
     Section 27.5 requires a national bank to maintain the 
information required by Sec.  27.3 for 25 months after the bank 
notifies the applicant of action taken on an application, or after 
withdrawal of an application.
     Section 27.7 requires a national bank to submit the 
information required by Sec. Sec.  27.3(a) and 27.4 to the OCC upon its 
request, prior to a scheduled examination using the Monthly Home Loan 
Activity Format form in Appendix I to part 27 and the Home Loan Data 
Form in Appendix IV to part 27.
    Type of Review: Regular.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 625.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 625.
    Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,125 hours.
    The OCC issued a Federal Register notice for 60 days of comment. 76 
FR 21798. 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 burden of the 
information collection;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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: July 29, 2011.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-19784 Filed 8-8-11; 8:45 am]
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