Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request, 5877-5878 [2012-2606]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ‘‘Bank Activities and Operations.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by April 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0204, 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 submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0204, 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 Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (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, without change, of the following information collection: Title: Bank Activities and Operations—12 CFR 7. OMB Control No.: 1557–0204. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. The information collection requirements ensure that national banks conduct their operations in a safe and sound manner and in accordance with applicable Federal banking statutes and regulations. The information is necessary for regulatory and examination purposes. The information collection requirements in part 7 are as follows: • 12 CFR 7.1000(d)(1) (National bank ownership of property—Lease financing of public facilities): National bank lease agreements must provide that the lessee VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 will become the owner of the building or facility upon the expiration of the lease. • 12 CFR 7.1014 (Sale of money orders at nonbanking outlets): A national bank may designate bonded agents to sell the bank’s money orders at nonbanking outlets. The responsibility of both the bank and its agent should be defined in a written agreement setting forth the duties of both parties and providing for remuneration of the agent. • 12 CFR 7.2000(b) (Corporate governance procedures—Other sources of guidance): A national bank shall designate in its bylaws the body of law selected for its corporate governance procedures. • 12 CFR 7.2004 (Honorary directors or advisory boards): Any listing of a national bank’s honorary or advisory directors must distinguish between them and the bank’s board of directors or indicate their advisory status. • 12 CFR 7.2014(b) (Indemnification of institution-affiliated parties— Administrative proceeding or civil actions not initiated by a Federal agency): A national bank shall designate in its bylaws the body of law selected for making indemnification payments. • 12 CFR 7.2024(a) Staggered terms for national bank directors—Any national bank may adopt bylaws that provide for staggering the terms of its directors. National banks shall provide the OCC with copies of any bylaws so amended. • 12 CFR 7.2024(c) Size of bank board—A national bank seeking to increase the number of its directors must notify the OCC any time the proposed size would exceed 25 directors. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,300. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,300. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 418 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5877 (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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: January 31, 2012. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2012–2603 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; 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, ‘‘Investment Securities.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by April 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2–3, Attention: 1557–0205, 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 submit to security SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5878 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 24 / Monday, February 6, 2012 / Notices screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557–0205, 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 L. Mills or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 874–6055 or (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, without change, of the following information collection: Title: Investment Securities. OMB Control No.: 1557–0205. Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection. The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 1 are as follows: Under 12 CFR 1.3(h)(2), a national bank may request an OCC determination that it may invest in an entity that is exempt from registration under section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 1 if the portfolio of the entity consists exclusively of assets that a national bank may purchase and sell for its own account. The OCC uses the information contained in the request as a basis for determining that the bank’s investment is consistent with its investment authority under applicable law and does not pose unacceptable risk. Under 12 CFR 1.7(b), a national bank may request OCC approval to extend the five-year holding period of securities held in satisfaction of debts previously contracted (DPC) for up to an additional five years. The bank must provide a clearly convincing demonstration of why any additional holding period is needed. The OCC uses the information in the request to ensure, on a case-by-case basis, that the bank’s purpose in retaining the securities is not speculative and that the bank’s reasons for requesting the extension are adequate, and to evaluate the risks to the bank of extending the holding period, including potential effects on bank safety and soundness. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. 1 15 U.S.C. 80a–3(c)(1). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:27 Feb 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 460 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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: January 31, 2012. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division. [FR Doc. 2012–2606 Filed 2–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P in Washington, DC on February 15, 2012, to address ‘‘China’s State-Owned and State-Controlled Enterprises.’’ Background: This is the second public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2012 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The February 15 hearing will examine China’s state controlled enterprises and their competitive challenges. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Robin Cleveland and Michael Wessel. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 15, 2012, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Transcripts of past Commission public hearings may be obtained from the USCC Web Site www.uscc.gov. Wednesday February 15, 2012, 8:45 a.m.–3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission’s Web Site at www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Please check the Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. DATE AND TIME: The hearing will be held on in Room 562 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, located at Constitution Avenue and 1st Street NE., in Washington, DC 20002. ADDRESSES: Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Michael Danis, Executive Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: (202) 624–1407, or via email at contact@uscc.gov. Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106– 398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— February 15, 2012, Washington, DC. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Dennis Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ‘‘the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.’’ Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Dated: February 1, 2012. Michael Danis, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 24 (Monday, February 6, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5877-5878]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information 
Collection; 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, ``Investment 
Securities.''

DATES: You should submit written comments by April 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0205, 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 submit to security

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screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
    Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk 
Officer, 1557-0205, 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 L. Mills or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC 
Clearance Officers, (202) 874-6055 or (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, 
without change, of the following information collection:
    Title: Investment Securities.
    OMB Control No.: 1557-0205.
    Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and 
involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection 
requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the 
information collection.
    The information collection requirements in 12 CFR part 1 are as 
follows:
    Under 12 CFR 1.3(h)(2), a national bank may request an OCC 
determination that it may invest in an entity that is exempt from 
registration under section 3(c)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 
1940 \1\ if the portfolio of the entity consists exclusively of assets 
that a national bank may purchase and sell for its own account. The OCC 
uses the information contained in the request as a basis for 
determining that the bank's investment is consistent with its 
investment authority under applicable law and does not pose 
unacceptable risk. Under 12 CFR 1.7(b), a national bank may request OCC 
approval to extend the five-year holding period of securities held in 
satisfaction of debts previously contracted (DPC) for up to an 
additional five years. The bank must provide a clearly convincing 
demonstration of why any additional holding period is needed. The OCC 
uses the information in the request to ensure, on a case-by-case basis, 
that the bank's purpose in retaining the securities is not speculative 
and that the bank's reasons for requesting the extension are adequate, 
and to evaluate the risks to the bank of extending the holding period, 
including potential effects on bank safety and soundness.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(1).
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    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 25.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 460 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and 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 OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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: January 31, 2012.
Michele Meyer,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-2606 Filed 2-3-12; 8:45 am]
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