Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 5802-5804 [2012-2578]

Download as PDF 5802 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202) 898.3877, Counsel, Room F–1086, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary A. Kuiper, at the FDIC address above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal To Renew the Following Currently-Approved Collection of Information Title: Disclosure of Deposit Status. OMB Number: 3064–0168. Affected Public: Insured Depository Institutions. Disclosures: A. Disclosure of action affecting deposit insurance coverage of funds in noninterest-bearing transaction accounts: Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,830. Frequency of Response: on occasion (average of once per year per bank). Average Time per Response: 8 hours. Estimated Annual Burden: 62,640 hours. B. Disclosure to NOW account and IOLTA depositors of change in insurance category: Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,249. Frequency of Response: once. Average Time per Response: 8 hours. Estimated Annual Burden: 49,992 hours. Total Annual Burden: 112,632 hours. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, 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 the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 1st day of February 2012. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–2630 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. ACTION: Update Listing of Financial Institutions in Liquidation. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ‘‘of record’’ notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/bank/ individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center. SUMMARY: Dated: January 30, 2012. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Pamela Johnson, Regulatory Editing Specialist. INSTITUTIONS IN LIQUIDATION [In alphabetical order] FDIC Ref. No. 10420 10421 10422 10423 ............ ............ ............ ............ Bank name City State BankEast ........................................................................................... First Guaranty Bank and Trust Company of Jacksonville ................ Patriot Bank Minnesota ..................................................................... Tennessee Commerce Bank ............................................................ Knoxville ...................................... Jacksonville ................................. Forest Lake ................................. Franklin ........................................ TN ... FL ... MN .. TN ... [FR Doc. 2012–2490 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date closed 1/27/2012 1/27/2012 1/27/2012 1/27/2012 files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2012. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018 or FR 2023, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices 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 OMB 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 www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified 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 form 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. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 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: A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public Web site at: http:// www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ reportforms/review.cfm or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Cynthia Ayouch—Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 452–3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263–4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals The following information collections, which are being handled under this delegated authority, have VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 received initial Board approval and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, 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 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. Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision of the following reports: 1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Agency form number: FR 2018. OMB control number: 7100–0058. Frequency: Up to six times a year. Reporters: Domestically chartered large commercial banks and large U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: 1,248 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours. Number of respondents: 104. General description of report: This information collection is authorized by Sections 2A, 12A and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a) and 12 U.S.C. 263)) and Section 7 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)) and is voluntary. Individual respondent data are regarded as confidential under the authority of exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at each respondent bank, generally through electronic submission, up to six times a year. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative and limited quantitative information on credit availability and demand, as well as PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5803 evolving developments and lending practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a portion of the questions in each survey typically covers special topics of timely interest. There is the option to survey other types of respondents (such as other depository institutions, bank holding companies, or other financial entities) should the need arise. The FR 2018 survey provides crucial information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at banks and developments in credit markets. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to reduce the minimum asset size for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion and add 20 domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in total assets to the current reporting panel. The Federal Reserve believes that the additions to the panel would provide deeper coverage of commercial real estate loans and small business lending, as well as a more comprehensive picture of differences in lending conditions at the largest banks and regional banks. 2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times a year. Reporters: Domestically chartered large commercial banks. Estimated annual reporting hours: 960 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 3 hours. Number of respondents: 80. General description of report: This information collection is authorized by Sections 2A, 11 and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a), and 263) and is voluntary. Individual respondent data are regarded as confidential under the authority of exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this voluntary survey to collect qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets. Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution usually through an electronic submission. The survey is conducted when major informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. The survey helps pinpoint developing trends in bank funding practices, enabling the Federal Reserve E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 5804 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices to distinguish these trends from transitory phenomena. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to add 20 domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in total assets to the current reporting panel and reduce the minimum asset size for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion. The Federal Reserve believes that the additions to the panel would provide a more comprehensive picture of differences in funding conditions at the largest banks and regional banks, and deeper coverage of banks that lend in commercial real estate and small business markets. The reporting panel selection criteria for the FR 2023 are consistent with those criteria from the FR 2018. The proposed FR 2023 panel revisions are necessary in order to maintain consistency with the proposed panel revision in the FR 2018. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 1, 2012. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–2578 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 1, 2012. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–2577 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] Jkt 226001 and Acquisition Policy and Accountability, Division of Acquisition on (202) 205–4321 or at terry.frederick@hhs.gov. Dated: January 30, 2012. Angela Billups, Senior Procurement Executive, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–2536 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–24–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BILLING CODE 6210–01–P Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Availability of the Department of Health and Human Services FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability, Division of Acquisition, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice of Public Availability of FY 2011 Service Contract Inventories. AGENCY: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM VerDate Mar<15>2010 Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than March 2, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (E. Ann Worthy, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201– 2272: 1. Independent Bank Group, Inc., McKinney, Texas; to merge with I Bank Holding Company, Inc., Lakeway, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire I Bank Texas, SSB, Austin, Texas. In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of its FY 2011 Service Contract inventory. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 that were made in FY 2011. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP’s guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ default/files/omb/procurement/memo/ service-contract-inventories-guidance11052010.pdf. HHS has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the HHS homepage at the following link: http://www.hhs.gov/ grants/servicecontractsfy11.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the service contract inventory should be directed to Terry Frederick in the HHS/Office of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of Grants SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Part C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (45 FR 67772–76, dated October 14, 1980, and corrected at 45 FR 69296, October 20, 1980, as amended most recently at 77 FR 509–11, dated January 5, 2012) is amended to reflect the reorganization of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Section C–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: Delete in their entirety the functional statements for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CUC), the Office of the Director (CUC1), the Technical Information and Services Branch (CUC12), and the Extramural Research Program Office (CUC18), and insert the following: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CUC). 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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control 
numbers to collection of information requests and requirements 
conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 
1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The 
Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018 or FR 2023, 
by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at

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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 OMB 
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 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified 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 form 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.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, 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: A copy of the PRA OMB submission, 
including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting 
statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public 
docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public Web site at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/reportforms/review.cfm or may be 
requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer--Cynthia Ayouch--Division 
of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 452-3829.
    Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact 
(202) 263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 
Washington, DC 20551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals

    The following information collections, which are being handled 
under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval 
and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, 
the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of 
comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board 
for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited 
on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, 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 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.
    Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, with revision of the following reports:
    1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending 
Practices.
    Agency form number: FR 2018.
    OMB control number: 7100-0058.
    Frequency: Up to six times a year.
    Reporters: Domestically chartered large commercial banks and large 
U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 1,248 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours.
    Number of respondents: 104.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized by Sections 2A, 12A and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 
U.S.C. 225a, 248(a) and 12 U.S.C. 263)) and Section 7 of the 
International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)) and is voluntary. 
Individual respondent data are regarded as confidential under the 
authority of exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at 
each respondent bank, generally through electronic submission, up to 
six times a year. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative 
and limited quantitative information on credit availability and demand, 
as well as evolving developments and lending practices in the U.S. loan 
markets. Consequently, a portion of the questions in each survey 
typically covers special topics of timely interest. There is the option 
to survey other types of respondents (such as other depository 
institutions, bank holding companies, or other financial entities) 
should the need arise. The FR 2018 survey provides crucial information 
for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at 
banks and developments in credit markets.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to reduce the minimum 
asset size for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion and add 
20 domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in 
total assets to the current reporting panel. The Federal Reserve 
believes that the additions to the panel would provide deeper coverage 
of commercial real estate loans and small business lending, as well as 
a more comprehensive picture of differences in lending conditions at 
the largest banks and regional banks.
    2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 2023.
    OMB control number: 7100-0223.
    Frequency: Up to four times a year.
    Reporters: Domestically chartered large commercial banks.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 960 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 3 hours.
    Number of respondents: 80.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized by Sections 2A, 11 and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 
U.S.C. 225a, 248(a), and 263) and is voluntary. Individual respondent 
data are regarded as confidential under the authority of exemption 4 of 
the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this voluntary survey to collect 
qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability 
management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of 
key financial markets. Responses are obtained from a senior officer at 
each participating institution usually through an electronic 
submission. The survey is conducted when major informational needs 
arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. The survey does not 
have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number 
of questions directed at topics of timely interest. The survey helps 
pinpoint developing trends in bank funding practices, enabling the 
Federal Reserve

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to distinguish these trends from transitory phenomena.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve proposes to add 20 
domestically chartered commercial banks with $2 to $10 billion in total 
assets to the current reporting panel and reduce the minimum asset size 
for panel institutions from $3 billion to $2 billion. The Federal 
Reserve believes that the additions to the panel would provide a more 
comprehensive picture of differences in funding conditions at the 
largest banks and regional banks, and deeper coverage of banks that 
lend in commercial real estate and small business markets. The 
reporting panel selection criteria for the FR 2023 are consistent with 
those criteria from the FR 2018. The proposed FR 2023 panel revisions 
are necessary in order to maintain consistency with the proposed panel 
revision in the FR 2018.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 1, 
2012.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
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