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Shelley E. Garr, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2012–12114 Filed 5–15–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29345 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 for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which is a currently approved information collection. The Board is publishing this proposal on behalf of the agencies. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the reports. The Board will then submit the report to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 16, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the agency listed below. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number, will be shared among the agencies. You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 019 (7100–0213), by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 29346 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2012 / Notices of the agencies’ functions, including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the agencies’ estimate 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; 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; 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. Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimate and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection request. General Description of Reports This information collection is mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 3906 for all agencies; 12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108 for the Board; sections 7 and 10 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1817, 1820) for the FDIC; and the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 161) for the OCC. This information collection is given confidential treatment under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). mstockstill on DSK6TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the following currently approved collection of information: Report Title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. Form Number: FFIEC 019. OMB Number: 7100–0213. Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Estimated Number of Respondents: 168. Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,720 hours. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. Abstract All individual U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks that have more than $30 million in direct claims on residents of foreign countries must file the FFIEC 019 report quarterly. Currently, all respondents report adjusted exposure amounts to the five largest countries having at least $20 million in total adjusted exposure. The agencies collect this data to monitor the extent to which such branches and agencies are pursuing prudent country risk diversification policies and limiting potential liquidity pressures. No changes are proposed to the FFIEC 019 reporting form or instructions. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: a. Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper performance VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–11939 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. 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. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of 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 E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board).

ACTION: 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 Board, the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency (OCC) (collectively, 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 for U.S. Branches 
and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which is a currently 
approved information collection. The Board is publishing this proposal 
on behalf of the agencies. At the end of the comment period, the 
comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the 
extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the reports. 
The Board will then submit the report to OMB for review and approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the agency listed below. All comments, which should refer to the OMB 
control number, will be shared among the agencies.
    You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 019 (7100-0213), by 
any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: 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 
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 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and

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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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to extend for three years, without 
revision, the following currently approved collection of information:
    Report Title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and 
Agencies of Foreign Banks.
    Form Number: FFIEC 019.
    OMB Number: 7100-0213.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 168.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 10 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,720 hours.

General Description of Reports

    This information collection is mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 3906 for all 
agencies; 12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108 for the Board; sections 7 and 10 of 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1817, 1820) for the FDIC; 
and the National Bank Act (12 U.S.C. 161) for the OCC. This information 
collection is given confidential treatment under the Freedom of 
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)).

Abstract

    All individual U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks that 
have more than $30 million in direct claims on residents of foreign 
countries must file the FFIEC 019 report quarterly. Currently, all 
respondents report adjusted exposure amounts to the five largest 
countries having at least $20 million in total adjusted exposure. The 
agencies collect this data to monitor the extent to which such branches 
and agencies are pursuing prudent country risk diversification policies 
and limiting potential liquidity pressures. No changes are proposed to 
the FFIEC 019 reporting form or instructions.

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on:
    a. Whether the information collection is necessary for the proper 
performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the agencies' estimate 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;
    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;
    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. 
Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimate and 
ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well 
as other relevant aspects of the information collection request.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2012.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-11939 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]
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