Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 72497-72498 [2011-30215]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices dates—noise monitoring, hearing conservation, and audiometric testing programs, as well as hearing conservation training programs, to protect their employees against the damaging and potentially dangerous effects of excessive noise in the everyday rail environment. Form Number(s): N/A. Total Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 35,301 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oirasubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on November 17, 2011 . Michael Logue, Acting Director, Office of Financial Management, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–30213 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of The Comptroller of The Currency FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). AGENCIES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 Joint notice and request for comment. ACTION: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (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 proposal to extend, without revision, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a), which are currently approved information collections. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC should modify the reports. The agencies will then submit the reports to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2012. 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, will be shared among the agencies. OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0100, 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 comments at the OCC’s Public Information Room, 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, identified by FFIEC 009 or FFIEC 009a, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72497 Email: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB control 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, except as necessary 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 written comments, which should refer to ‘‘Country Exposure Reports, 3064– 0017,’’ 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. Email: Comments@FDIC.gov. Include ‘‘Country Exposure Reports, 3064– 0017’’ in the subject line of the message. Mail: Gary A. Kuiper, Counsel, Attention: Comments, Room F–1086, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. Hand Delivery/Courier: 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. 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: Additional information or a copy of the collection may be requested from: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 72498 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices OCC: Ira L. 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. Board: Cynthia Ayouch, 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 Kuiper, Counsel, (202) 898–3719, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the following currently approved collections of information: Report Title: Country Exposure Report and Country Exposure Information Report. Form Number: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. OCC OMB Number: 1557–0100. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16 (FFIEC 009), 9 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,480 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 189 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Board OMB Number: 7100–0035. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35 (FFIEC 009), 24 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,800 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 504 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FDIC OMB Number: 3064–0017. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21 (FFIEC 009), 10 (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,880 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 210 burden hours (FFIEC 009a). General Description of Reports These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 and 1817 (national banks), 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 1844(c), and 3906 (state member banks VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 and bank holding companies); and 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 (insured state nonmember commercial and savings banks). The FFIEC 009 information collection is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FFIEC 009a information collection is not given confidential treatment. Abstract The Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) is filed quarterly with the agencies and provides information on international claims of U.S. banks and bank holding companies that is used for supervisory and analytical purposes. The information is used to monitor country exposure of banks to determine the degree of risk in their portfolios and the possible impact on U.S. banks of adverse developments in particular countries. The Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a) is a supplement to the FFIEC 009 and provides publicly available information on material foreign country exposures (all exposures to a country in excess of 1 percent of total assets or 20 percent of capital, whichever is less) of U.S. banks and bank holding companies that file the FFIEC 009 report. As part of the Country Exposure Information Report, reporting institutions must also furnish a list of countries in which they have lending exposures above 0.75 percent of total assets or 15 percent of total capital, whichever is less. Current Actions The agencies are not planning any revisions at this time. However, the agencies expect to propose revisions in the near future, including potential changes to the Country Codes used in the FFIEC 009 report in order to more closely match the Country Codes on the Department of the Treasury’s Treasury International Capital (TIC) reports (OMB Nos.: 1505–0016, 0017, 0018, 0019, 0020, and 0024). Request for Comment Comments are invited on: a. Whether the information collections 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; d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: November 10, 2011. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 17, 2011. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC, this 16th day of November, 2011. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–30215 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P 6714–01–P 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Rate for Use in Federal Debt Collection and Discount and Rebate Evaluation Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 11 of the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended, (31 U.S.C. 3717), the Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate to be used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government. Treasury’s Cash Management Requirements (TFM Volume I, Part 6, Chapter 8000) prescribe use of this rate by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, 5 CFR 1315.8 of the Prompt Payment rule on ‘‘Rebates’’ requires that this rate be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate. Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate is 1.00 percent for calendar year 2012. DATES: The rate will be in effect for the period beginning on January 1, 2012, and ending on December 31, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries should be directed to the Agency Enterprise Solutions Division, Financial Management Service, Department of the Treasury, 401 14th SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of The Comptroller of The Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCIES:  Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC 
(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 proposal to extend, without 
revision, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country 
Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a), which are currently approved 
information collections. At the end of the comment period, the comments 
and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent 
to which the FFIEC should modify the reports. The agencies will then 
submit the reports to OMB for review and approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 23, 2012.

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, will be shared among the agencies.
    OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0100, 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 comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 
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, identified by FFIEC 009 or FFIEC 
009a, 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.
    Email: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB control 
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, except as necessary 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 written comments, which should refer to 
``Country Exposure Reports, 3064-0017,'' 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.
    Email: Comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``Country Exposure Reports, 3064-
0017'' in the subject line of the message.
    Mail: Gary A. Kuiper, Counsel, Attention: Comments, Room F-1086, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20429.
    Hand Delivery/Courier: 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.
    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: Additional information or a copy of 
the collection may be requested from:

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    OCC: Ira L. 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.
    Board: Cynthia Ayouch, 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 Kuiper, Counsel, (202) 898-3719, Legal Division, Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, without 
revision, the following currently approved collections of information:
    Report Title: Country Exposure Report and Country Exposure 
Information Report.
    Form Number: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

OCC

    OMB Number: 1557-0100.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16 (FFIEC 009), 9 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4,480 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 189 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

Board

    OMB Number: 7100-0035.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 35 (FFIEC 009), 24 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,800 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 504 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

FDIC

    OMB Number: 3064-0017.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21 (FFIEC 009), 10 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,880 burden hours (FFIEC 009), 210 
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

General Description of Reports

    These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 and 1817 
(national banks), 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 1844(c), and 3906 (state member 
banks and bank holding companies); and 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 (insured 
state nonmember commercial and savings banks). The FFIEC 009 
information collection is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FFIEC 009a information collection is not 
given confidential treatment.

Abstract

    The Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) is filed quarterly with the 
agencies and provides information on international claims of U.S. banks 
and bank holding companies that is used for supervisory and analytical 
purposes. The information is used to monitor country exposure of banks 
to determine the degree of risk in their portfolios and the possible 
impact on U.S. banks of adverse developments in particular countries. 
The Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a) is a supplement to 
the FFIEC 009 and provides publicly available information on material 
foreign country exposures (all exposures to a country in excess of 1 
percent of total assets or 20 percent of capital, whichever is less) of 
U.S. banks and bank holding companies that file the FFIEC 009 report. 
As part of the Country Exposure Information Report, reporting 
institutions must also furnish a list of countries in which they have 
lending exposures above 0.75 percent of total assets or 15 percent of 
total capital, whichever is less.

Current Actions

    The agencies are not planning any revisions at this time. However, 
the agencies expect to propose revisions in the near future, including 
potential changes to the Country Codes used in the FFIEC 009 report in 
order to more closely match the Country Codes on the Department of the 
Treasury's Treasury International Capital (TIC) reports (OMB Nos.: 
1505-0016, 0017, 0018, 0019, 0020, and 0024).

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on:
    a. Whether the information collections 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;
    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 notice will be shared among 
the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: November 10, 2011.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 17, 
2011.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
    Dated at Washington, DC, this 16th day of November, 2011.
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
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