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Download as PDF 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 mstockstill on DSK6TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2012 / Notices 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. On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. The comment period for this notice expired on April 6, 2012. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 May 16, 2012 Jkt 226001 developing trends in bank funding practices, enabling the Federal Reserve 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. On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Financial Officer Survey. The comment period for this notice expired on April 6, 2012. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dated: May 14, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–11940 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29347 must be received not later than May 31, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. FCG Investors, LLLP, and its general partner, James W. Heavener, both of Winter Park, Florida; to acquire additional voting shares, and retain control of Florida Capital Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares, and retain control of Florida Capital Bank, both in Jacksonville, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–11897 Filed 5–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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. 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 June 11, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (William Lang, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board 
Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

AGENCY: 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 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. Sec.  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

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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.
    On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on 
the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Loan Officer Opinion 
Survey on Bank Lending Practices. The comment period for this notice 
expired on April 6, 2012. The Federal Reserve did not receive any 
comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed.
    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 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.
    On February 6, 2012, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 5802) requesting public comment for 60 days on 
the proposal to extend, with revision, the Senior Financial Officer 
Survey. The comment period for this notice expired on April 6, 2012. 
The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be 
implemented as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

    Dated: May 14, 2012.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-11940 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]
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