Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Supplemental Quarterly Report (Small Business Lending Fund, SBLF), 60600-60601 [2011-25040]

Download as PDF 60600 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES known as the Hampton Branch in Rockingham County, NH. The rail line extends from milepost 0.00 to milepost 10.0, and includes the cities of Portsmouth, Greenland, Rye, North Hampton, and Hampton. The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 03801, 03840, 03842, 03862, and 03870. Applicants have certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic on the line; and (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or state or local agency acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period. Applicants have further certified that the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on October 29, 2011, unless stayed pending reconsideration.1 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental 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 1 Originally, applicants indicated that the proposed consummation date was on or about October 28, 2011, but, because the verified notice was filed on September 9, 2011, the earliest this transaction may be consummated is October 29, 2011. On September 19, 2011, applicants’ counsel filed a letter correcting the proposed consummation date. 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 is currently set at $1,500. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by October 11, 2011. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 19, 2011, 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 applicants’ representative: Robert B. Burns, 1700 Iron Horse Park, North Billerica, MA 01862. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. B&M has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment and discontinuance on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 4, 2011. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., 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 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), B&M 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 B&M’s filing of a notice of consummation by September 29, 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 https:// WWW.STB.DOT.GOV. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Decided: September 23, 2011. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Andrea Pope-Matheson, Clearance Clerk. BILLING CODE 4810–70–P [FR Doc. 2011–25091 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P PO 00000 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request September 26, 2011. The Department of Treasury will submit the following public information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the publication date of this notice. A copy of the submission may be obtained by calling the Bureau Information Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 11010, Washington, DC 20220. Written comments should be received on or before October 31, 2011 to be assured of consideration. DATES: Community Development Financial Instutitions (CDFI) Fund OMB Number: 1559–0028. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: The Community Development Financial Institutions Program— Certification Application. Abstract: The certification application will be used to determine whether an entity seeking CDFI certification or recertification meets the Fund’s requirements for such certification as set forth in 12 CFR 1805.201. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,250. CDFI Fund Clearance Officer: Charles McGee, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 205, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 622–8453 OMB Reviewer: Shagufta Ahmed, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395–7873 Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–25112 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Supplemental Quarterly Report (Small Business Lending Fund, SBLF) Office of Domestic Finance, Treasury. AGENCY: Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Office of Domestic Finance within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning requirements for banks participating in the Small Business Lending Fund to report information about the level and type of loans they are making to small businesses on a quarterly basis. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 28, 2011 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Fax: Attn: Request for Comments (SBLF Quarterly Supplemental Reports) (202) 622–8722 Mail: Attn: Request for Comments (SBLF Quarterly Supplemental Reports). Office of Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220 Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and the Federal Register Doc. number that appears at the end of this document. Comments received will be made available to the public via regulations.gov or upon request, without change and including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information about the filings or procedures should be directed to Manager (Communications, Research and External Affairs), Small Business Lending Fund, Office of Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Requirement to report quarterly data on Small Business Lending. OMB Number: 1505–0228. Abstract: Once accepted into the SBLF program, a bank is required to submit a Supplemental Report each quarter. The Supplemental Report serves two purposes. First, the Quarterly Supplemental Report is used to determine the bank’s tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 small business lending baseline. The baseline is the bank’s historical amount of small business lending for the period October 2009 to September 2010. The program considers a bank’s increases in small business lending against this historical baseline. In addition, a bank’s initial dividend rate is based on the increase in small business lending (over this baseline) in the quarters since October 2010. Second, every quarter thereafter, the bank files a Supplemental Report quarterly so that Treasury can assess the change in the small business lending for the previous quarter. That change from the historical baseline is used to set the dividend rate for the next quarter. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Banks and lending institutions that were approved by Treasury to participate in the Small Business Lending Fund. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350. Estimated Annual Responses: 1,400. Estimated Hours per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600 hours. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained for five years. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB 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 has 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 assumptions 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, PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60601 maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–25040 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau; Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we invite comments on the proposed or continuing information collections listed below in this notice. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before November 28, 2011. SUMMARY: You may send comments to Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, at any of these addresses: • P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412; • 202–453–2686 (facsimile); or • formcomments@ttb.gov (e-mail). Please send separate comments for each specific information collection listed below. You must reference the information collection’s title, form or recordkeeping requirement number, and OMB number (if any) in your comment. If you submit your comment via facsimile, send no more than five 8.5 × 11 inch pages in order to ensure electronic access to our equipment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To obtain additional information, copies of the information collection and its instructions, or copies of any comments received, contact Mary A. Wood, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 14412, Washington, DC 20044–4412; or telephone 202–453– 1039, ext. 165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Request for Comments The Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), 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 or E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Supplemental Quarterly 
Report (Small Business Lending Fund, SBLF)

AGENCY: Office of Domestic Finance, Treasury.

[[Page 60601]]


ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing 
effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general 
public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment 
on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Office of Domestic Finance within the 
Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning 
requirements for banks participating in the Small Business Lending Fund 
to report information about the level and type of loans they are making 
to small businesses on a quarterly basis.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 28, 2011 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Fax: Attn: Request for Comments (SBLF Quarterly Supplemental 
Reports) (202) 622-8722
    Mail: Attn: Request for Comments (SBLF Quarterly Supplemental 
Reports). Office of Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury, 1500 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and the Federal Register Doc. number that appears at the end of this 
document. Comments received will be made available to the public via 
regulations.gov or upon request, without change and including any 
personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
about the filings or procedures should be directed to Manager 
(Communications, Research and External Affairs), Small Business Lending 
Fund, Office of Domestic Finance, Department of the Treasury, 1500 
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Requirement to report quarterly data on Small Business 
Lending.
    OMB Number: 1505-0228.
    Abstract: Once accepted into the SBLF program, a bank is required 
to submit a Supplemental Report each quarter. The Supplemental Report 
serves two purposes.
    First, the Quarterly Supplemental Report is used to determine the 
bank's small business lending baseline. The baseline is the bank's 
historical amount of small business lending for the period October 2009 
to September 2010. The program considers a bank's increases in small 
business lending against this historical baseline. In addition, a 
bank's initial dividend rate is based on the increase in small business 
lending (over this baseline) in the quarters since October 2010.
    Second, every quarter thereafter, the bank files a Supplemental 
Report quarterly so that Treasury can assess the change in the small 
business lending for the previous quarter. That change from the 
historical baseline is used to set the dividend rate for the next 
quarter.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Banks and lending institutions that were approved 
by Treasury to participate in the Small Business Lending Fund.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 350.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 1,400.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 4 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600 hours.
    The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of 
information covered by this notice:
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of 
information displays a valid Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') 
control number. Books or records relating to a collection of 
information must be retained for five years.

Request for Comments

    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB 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 has 
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 assumptions 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.

Dawn D. Wolfgang,
Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-25040 Filed 9-28-11; 8:45 am]
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