Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 30532-30535 [2012-12473]

Download as PDF 30532 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / Notices Vern W. Hill, Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. 2012–12530 Filed 5–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Revocation The Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary licenses have been revoked pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. chapter 409) and the regulations of the Commission pertaining to the licensing of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, 46 CFR part 515, effective on the corresponding date shown below: License Number: 004626N. Name: J.B.R. Marine Inc. Address: 1163 Fairway Drive, Suite 106, City of Industry, CA 91789. Date Revoked: March 16, 2012. Reason: Voluntarily surrendered license. License Number: 015941N. Name: Cargo Plus, Inc. Address: 8333 Wessex Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109. Date Revoked: April 25, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 16743F. Name: Courtney International Forwarding Inc. Address: 372 Doughty Blvd., 2nd Floor, Inwood, NY 11096. Date Revoked: April 30, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019562N. Name: Maximo Martinez Inc. dba M & M Shipping. Address: 1656 5th Avenue, Unit A, Bay Shore, NY 11706. Date Revoked: April 28, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 019878NF. Name: Unity Logistics and Transportation, Inc. Address: 2116 Merrick Avenue, Suite 4004–B, Merrick, NY 11566. Date Revoked: April 23, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. License Number: 020376NF. Name: Unity Container, Inc. Address: 6105 NW 18th Street, Building 716–C, Suite 402, Miami, FL 33126. Date Revoked: April 28, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 May 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 License Number: 020535N. Name: Destiny Global Export Corp. Address: 12 Kingsberry Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873. Date Revoked: April 27, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 021303N. Name: Guzal Cargo Express Corp. Address: 5561 NW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33166. Date Revoked: April 28, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 023145NF. Name: Frontline Cargo Logistics, LLC. Address: 2980 West 84th Street, Bay #3, Hialeah, FL 33018. Date Revoked: April 28, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. License Number: 023149N. Name: Balkans Air Corporation. Address: 1703 Bath Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Date Revoked: April 25, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain a valid bond. License Number: 023172NF. Name: Miami Freight & Logistics Services, Inc. dba Miami Global Lines. Address: 3630 NW 76th Street, Miami, FL 33143. Date Revoked: April 23, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. License Number: 023469NF. Name: Ramin Razi dba Acorn International Inc. Address: 20501 Ventura Blvd., Suite 248, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. Date Revoked: April 30, 2012. Reason: Failed to maintain valid bonds. Vern W. Hill, Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing. [FR Doc. 2012–12533 Filed 5–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: 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 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR part 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 July 23, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2900, FR 2910a, FR 2915, FR 2930, FR 3052, or FR 3053, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at 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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, without revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and Vault Cash. Agency form number: FR 2900. OMB control number: 7100–0087. Frequency: Weekly and quarterly. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 May 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 Reporters: Depository institutions. Estimated annual reporting hours: 549,878 hours. Estimated average time per response: 3.50 hours. Number of respondents: 2,669 weekly and 4,580 quarterly. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a), 461, 603, and 615) and Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: Institutions with net transaction accounts greater than the exemption amount are called nonexempt institutions. Institutions with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to the reduced reporting limit, regardless of the level of their net transaction accounts, are also referred to as nonexempt institutions. Nonexempt institutions submit FR 2900 data either weekly or quarterly. An institution is required to report weekly if its total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits are greater than or equal to the nonexempt deposit cutoff. If the nonexempt institution’s total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits are less than the nonexempt deposit cutoff then the institution must report quarterly or may elect to report weekly. U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks and banking Edge and agreement corporations submit the FR 2900 data weekly, regardless of their size. These mandatory data are used by the Federal Reserve for administering Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) and for constructing, analyzing, and monitoring the monetary and reserve aggregates. 2. Report title: Annual Report of Deposits and Reservable Liabilities. Agency form number: FR 2910a. OMB control number: 7100–0175. Frequency: Annually. Reporters: Depository institutions. Annual reporting hours: 3,503 hours. Estimated average time per response: 45 minutes. Number of respondents: 4,670. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 461) and Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2910a is an annual report generally filed by depository institutions that are exempt from reserve requirements under the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 and whose total deposits, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30533 measured from depository institutions’ December quarterly condition reports, are greater than the exemption amount but less than the reduced reporting limit. The report contains three data items that are to be submitted for a single day, June 30: (1) Total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits; (2) reservable liabilities; and (3) net transaction accounts. The data collected on this report serves two purposes. First, the data are used to determine which depository institutions will remain exempt from reserve requirements and consequently eligible for reduced reporting for another year. Second, the data are used in the annual indexation of the low reserve tranche, the exemption amount, the nonexempt deposit cutoff, and the reduced reporting limit. These mandatory data are used by the Federal Reserve for administering Regulation D and for constructing, analyzing, and monitoring the monetary and reserve aggregates. 3. Report title: Report of Foreign (NonU.S.) Currency Deposits. Agency form number: FR 2915. OMB control number: 7100–0237. Frequency: Quarterly. Reporters: Depository institutions. Annual reporting hours: 284 hours. Estimated average time per response: 30 minutes. Number of respondents: 142. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 347(d)) and Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: All FR 2900 respondents, both weekly and quarterly, that offer deposits denominated in foreign currencies at their U.S. offices file the FR 2915. FR 2915 data are used to remove foreign currency deposits from aggregated FR 2900 data in constructing the monetary aggregates. All weekly and quarterly FR 2900 respondents offering foreign currency deposits file the FR 2915 quarterly, on the same reporting schedule as quarterly FR 2900 respondents. The FR 2915 is the only source of data on such deposits. 4. Report title: Allocation of Low Reserve Tranche and Reservable Liabilities Exemption. Agency form number: FR 2930. OMB control number: 7100–0088. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Reporters: Depository institutions. Annual reporting hours: 32 hours. Estimated average time per response: 15 minutes. Number of respondents: 126. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory by E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30534 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / Notices the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a), 461, 603, and 615) and Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2930 provides information on the allocation of the low reserve tranche and the reservable liabilities exemption for depository institutions with offices in more than one state or Federal Reserve District or for those operating under operational convenience. For calculation of required reserves on net transaction accounts, there is a low reserve tranche within which deposits are reserved at a lower reserve requirement ratio than are amounts in excess of the low reserve tranche. Within the low reserve tranche, deposits under the reservable liabilities exemption amount are reserved at zero. All U.S. offices of the same parent depository institution share one low reserve tranche and one reservable liabilities exemption. This report provides the basis for allocating these amounts across separate reporting offices. 5. Report title: Supervisory and Regulatory Survey. Agency form number: FR 3052. OMB control number: 7100–0322. Frequency: On occasion.1 Reporters: Financial businesses. Estimated annual reporting hours: 60,000 hours. Estimated average time per response: 30 minutes. Estimated number of respondents: 5,000. General description of report: This information collection is authorized pursuant to the: Federal Reserve Act, (12 U.S.C. 225a, 324, 263, 602, and 625); Bank Holding Company Act, (12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); International Banking Act of 1978, (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)); and Federal Deposit Insurance Act, (12 U.S.C. 1817(a)). Generally, respondent participation is voluntary. However, with respect to collections of information from state member banks, bank holding companies (and their subsidiaries), Edge and agreement corporations, and U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks supervised by the Federal Reserve, the Federal Reserve could make the surveys mandatory. The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by respondents to the FR 3052 surveys is determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of information provided for a particular survey. Depending upon the survey questions, confidential treatment could be warranted under subsections (b)(4), (b)(6), and (b)(8) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), (6), and (8)). Abstract: The supervision and policy functions of Federal Reserve have occasionally needed to gather data on an ad-hoc basis from the banking and financial industries on their financial condition (outside of the standardized regulatory reporting process) and decisions that organizations have made to adjust to the changes in the economy. Further, the data may relate to a particular business activity that requires a more detailed presentation of the information than is available through regulatory reports [such as the (FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041; OMB No. 7100– 0036) (FFIEC 002; OMB No. 7100–0032) (FR 2886b; OMB No. 7100–0086), and (FR Y–9C; OMB No. 7100–0128)]. These data may be particularly needed in times of critical economic or regulatory changes or when issues of immediate supervisory concern arise from Federal Reserve supervisory initiatives and working groups or requests from Board Members and the Congress. The Federal Reserve uses this event-driven survey to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory, regulatory, operational, and other responsibilities. The Federal Reserve conducts the survey as needed up to 24 times per year. The frequency and content of the questions depend on changing economic, regulatory, supervisory, or legislative developments. 6. Report title: Consumer Financial Stability Surveys. Agency form number: FR 3053. OMB control number: 7100–0323. Frequency: On occasion.2 Reporters: Individuals, households, and financial and non-financial businesses. Estimated annual reporting hours: 6,550 hours. Estimated average time per response: Consumer studies: Quantitative and general studies, 0.5 hours; financial institution consumers, .5 hours; qualitative studies, 1.5 hours; Financial institution study: Financial institution staff, 1.5 hours; and Stakeholder studies: Stakeholder clientele, 0.5 hours; stakeholder staff, 1.5 hours. Estimated number of respondents: Consumer studies: Quantitative and general studies, 2,000; financial institution consumers, 500; qualitative studies, 100; Financial institution study: Financial institution staff, 25; and 1 The Federal Reserve conducts the survey as needed up to 24 times per year. 2 The Federal Reserve conducts the survey as needed up to 20 times per year. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 May 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Stakeholder studies: Stakeholder clientele, 500; stakeholder staff, 100. General description of report: This information collection is authorized pursuant to the: Community Reinvestment Act, (12 U.S.C. 2905); Competitive Equality Banking Act, (12 U.S.C. 3806); Expedited Funds Availability Act, (12 U.S.C. 4008); Truth in Lending Act, (15 U.S.C. 1604); Fair Credit Reporting Act, (15 U.S.C. 1681s(e)); Equal Credit Opportunity Act, (15 U.S.C. 1691b); Electronic Funds Transfer Act, (15 U.S.C. 1693b); GrammLeach-Bliley Act, (15 U.S.C. 6801(b)); and Flood Disaster Protections Act of 1973, (42 U.S.C. 4012a). Additionally, depending upon the survey respondent, the information collection may be authorized under a more specific statute. Specifically, this information collection is authorized pursuant to the: Federal Reserve Act, Sections 2A, 9, 12A, 25, and 25A (12 U.S.C. 225a, 324, 263, 602, and 625); Bank Holding Company Act, Section 5(c) (12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); International Banking Act of 1978, Section 7(c)(2) (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)); and Federal Deposit Insurance Act, Section 7(a) (12 U.S.C. 1817(a)). Respondent participation in these surveys is voluntary. The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by respondents to the FR 3053 surveys will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of information provided for a particular survey. Depending upon the survey questions, confidential treatment could be warranted under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (6)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this event-driven survey to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory, regulatory, operational, informational, and other responsibilities. The studies are used to gather qualitative and quantitative information directly from: consumers (consumer studies), financial institutions and other financial companies offering consumer financial products and services (financial institution study), and other stakeholders, such as state or local agencies, community development organizations, brokers, appraisers, settlement agents, software vendors, and consumer groups (stakeholder studies). The Federal Reserve conducts the FR 3053 up to 20 times per year, although the survey may not be conducted that frequently. The frequency and content of the questions depends on changing economic, regulatory, or legislative developments as well as changes in the financial services industry itself. E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 23, 2012 / Notices Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 18, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–12473 Filed 5–22–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BILLING CODE 6210–01–P [60 Day–12–12LA] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations 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. 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 18, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Mercantile Bancorp, Inc., Quincy, Illinois; to merge with The Royal Palm Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire The Royal Palm Bank of Florida, both in Naples, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 18, 2012. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2012–12474 Filed 5–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 May 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Kimberly S. Lane, at CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D–74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Evaluation of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work National Media Initiative—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allotted $650 million to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support evidence-based prevention and wellness strategies. The cornerstone of the initiative is the Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Community Program, administered by the CDC. In March 2010, HHS made 44 CPPW awards for community-based obesity and tobacco preventions efforts, followed in September 2010 by PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30535 additional awards made possible by Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding. Between the two funding sources, there are 50 communities that are part of CPPW: 28 are obesity only-funded communities; 11 are dual-funded for both obesity and tobacco initiatives; and 11 are tobacco only-funded. CPPW awardees are implementing interventions that they have selected from a preselected group of evidencebased strategies that have been defined for physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco use. CPPW program efforts are supported by a 30-month National Prevention Media Initiative. Although originally planned as a national campaign, CDC determined that the best support for the CPPW communities would be to shift to a localized approach. Thus, rather than a national campaign, CDC and an evaluation contractor worked with the communities to develop media buy plans and to place local media buys from an approved pool of creative materials. The media plans are being tailored to best support each awardee’s local efforts, including tailored media mix, creative and timing. Each community has a different schedule for when the ads are running, but overall, ads placed by the CPPW National Media Initiative will run between February 2012 and December 2012. CDC plans to conduct two cycles of information collection to evaluate the local media campaigns in 39 CPPW communities that are addressing obesity. Although we placed ads in all 50 communities, the Office on Smoking and Health is already evaluating the impact of tobacco media throughout the United States, including in CPPW communities. Therefore, the evaluation study described in this information collection request will concentrate on the 39 CPPW communities addressing obesity. Communities were initially provided the opportunity to select from twelve obesity prevention ads. Additionally, some communities requested CDC support in placing their own ads to strengthen their locallybranded marketing efforts. The topics addressed in all the ads that CDC placed are childhood obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and physical activity and physical education in schools. The intended audiences for these ads are the general public, with many communities focusing on parents, and specifically on mothers. CDC plans to conduct two cycles of information collection: in Fall 2012 and Winter/Spring 2013. Information will be collected through brief telephone interviews with adults in the 39 CPPW communities that are focusing on E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: 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 part 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 July 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2900, FR 2910a, FR 
2915, FR 2930, FR 3052, or FR 3053, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at 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 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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

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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, without revision, of the following reports:
    1. Report title: Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and 
Vault Cash.
    Agency form number: FR 2900.
    OMB control number: 7100-0087.
    Frequency: Weekly and quarterly.
    Reporters: Depository institutions.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 549,878 hours.
    Estimated average time per response: 3.50 hours.
    Number of respondents: 2,669 weekly and 4,580 quarterly.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a), 461, 603, and 
615) and Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given 
confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: Institutions with net transaction accounts greater than 
the exemption amount are called nonexempt institutions. Institutions 
with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time 
deposits greater than or equal to the reduced reporting limit, 
regardless of the level of their net transaction accounts, are also 
referred to as nonexempt institutions. Nonexempt institutions submit FR 
2900 data either weekly or quarterly. An institution is required to 
report weekly if its total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and 
small time deposits are greater than or equal to the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff. If the nonexempt institution's total transaction accounts, 
savings deposits, and small time deposits are less than the nonexempt 
deposit cutoff then the institution must report quarterly or may elect 
to report weekly. U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks and 
banking Edge and agreement corporations submit the FR 2900 data weekly, 
regardless of their size. These mandatory data are used by the Federal 
Reserve for administering Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of 
Depository Institutions) and for constructing, analyzing, and 
monitoring the monetary and reserve aggregates.
    2. Report title: Annual Report of Deposits and Reservable 
Liabilities.
    Agency form number: FR 2910a.
    OMB control number: 7100-0175.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Reporters: Depository institutions.
    Annual reporting hours: 3,503 hours.
    Estimated average time per response: 45 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 4,670.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 461) and 
Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential 
treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2910a is an annual report generally filed by 
depository institutions that are exempt from reserve requirements under 
the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 and whose 
total deposits, measured from depository institutions' December 
quarterly condition reports, are greater than the exemption amount but 
less than the reduced reporting limit. The report contains three data 
items that are to be submitted for a single day, June 30: (1) Total 
transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits; (2) 
reservable liabilities; and (3) net transaction accounts. The data 
collected on this report serves two purposes. First, the data are used 
to determine which depository institutions will remain exempt from 
reserve requirements and consequently eligible for reduced reporting 
for another year. Second, the data are used in the annual indexation of 
the low reserve tranche, the exemption amount, the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff, and the reduced reporting limit. These mandatory data are used 
by the Federal Reserve for administering Regulation D and for 
constructing, analyzing, and monitoring the monetary and reserve 
aggregates.
    3. Report title: Report of Foreign (Non-U.S.) Currency Deposits.
    Agency form number: FR 2915.
    OMB control number: 7100-0237.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Reporters: Depository institutions.
    Annual reporting hours: 284 hours.
    Estimated average time per response: 30 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 142.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory by the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 347(d)) and 
Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential 
treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: All FR 2900 respondents, both weekly and quarterly, that 
offer deposits denominated in foreign currencies at their U.S. offices 
file the FR 2915. FR 2915 data are used to remove foreign currency 
deposits from aggregated FR 2900 data in constructing the monetary 
aggregates. All weekly and quarterly FR 2900 respondents offering 
foreign currency deposits file the FR 2915 quarterly, on the same 
reporting schedule as quarterly FR 2900 respondents. The FR 2915 is the 
only source of data on such deposits.
    4. Report title: Allocation of Low Reserve Tranche and Reservable 
Liabilities Exemption.
    Agency form number: FR 2930.
    OMB control number: 7100-0088.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Reporters: Depository institutions.
    Annual reporting hours: 32 hours.
    Estimated average time per response: 15 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 126.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
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the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a), 461, 603, and 615) and 
Regulation D (12 CFR part 204). The data are given confidential 
treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2930 provides information on the allocation of the 
low reserve tranche and the reservable liabilities exemption for 
depository institutions with offices in more than one state or Federal 
Reserve District or for those operating under operational convenience. 
For calculation of required reserves on net transaction accounts, there 
is a low reserve tranche within which deposits are reserved at a lower 
reserve requirement ratio than are amounts in excess of the low reserve 
tranche. Within the low reserve tranche, deposits under the reservable 
liabilities exemption amount are reserved at zero. All U.S. offices of 
the same parent depository institution share one low reserve tranche 
and one reservable liabilities exemption. This report provides the 
basis for allocating these amounts across separate reporting offices.
    5. Report title: Supervisory and Regulatory Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 3052.
    OMB control number: 7100-0322.
    Frequency: On occasion.\1\
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    Reporters: Financial businesses.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 60,000 hours.
    Estimated average time per response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated number of respondents: 5,000.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized pursuant to the: Federal Reserve Act, (12 U.S.C. 225a, 324, 
263, 602, and 625); Bank Holding Company Act, (12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); 
International Banking Act of 1978, (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)); and Federal 
Deposit Insurance Act, (12 U.S.C. 1817(a)). Generally, respondent 
participation is voluntary. However, with respect to collections of 
information from state member banks, bank holding companies (and their 
subsidiaries), Edge and agreement corporations, and U.S. branches and 
agencies of foreign banks supervised by the Federal Reserve, the 
Federal Reserve could make the surveys mandatory. The ability of the 
Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality of information provided 
by respondents to the FR 3052 surveys is determined on a case-by-case 
basis depending on the type of information provided for a particular 
survey. Depending upon the survey questions, confidential treatment 
could be warranted under subsections (b)(4), (b)(6), and (b)(8) of the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), (6), and (8)).
    Abstract: The supervision and policy functions of Federal Reserve 
have occasionally needed to gather data on an ad-hoc basis from the 
banking and financial industries on their financial condition (outside 
of the standardized regulatory reporting process) and decisions that 
organizations have made to adjust to the changes in the economy. 
Further, the data may relate to a particular business activity that 
requires a more detailed presentation of the information than is 
available through regulatory reports [such as the (FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 
041; OMB No. 7100-0036) (FFIEC 002; OMB No. 7100-0032) (FR 2886b; OMB 
No. 7100-0086), and (FR Y-9C; OMB No. 7100-0128)]. These data may be 
particularly needed in times of critical economic or regulatory changes 
or when issues of immediate supervisory concern arise from Federal 
Reserve supervisory initiatives and working groups or requests from 
Board Members and the Congress. The Federal Reserve uses this event-
driven survey to obtain information specifically tailored to the 
Federal Reserve's supervisory, regulatory, operational, and other 
responsibilities. The Federal Reserve conducts the survey as needed up 
to 24 times per year. The frequency and content of the questions depend 
on changing economic, regulatory, supervisory, or legislative 
developments.
    6. Report title: Consumer Financial Stability Surveys.
    Agency form number: FR 3053.
    OMB control number: 7100-0323.
    Frequency: On occasion.\2\
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    Reporters: Individuals, households, and financial and non-financial 
businesses.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 6,550 hours.
    Estimated average time per response:
    Consumer studies: Quantitative and general studies, 0.5 hours; 
financial institution consumers, .5 hours; qualitative studies, 1.5 
hours;
    Financial institution study: Financial institution staff, 1.5 
hours; and
    Stakeholder studies: Stakeholder clientele, 0.5 hours; stakeholder 
staff, 1.5 hours.
    Estimated number of respondents:
    Consumer studies: Quantitative and general studies, 2,000; 
financial institution consumers, 500; qualitative studies, 100;
    Financial institution study: Financial institution staff, 25; and
    Stakeholder studies: Stakeholder clientele, 500; stakeholder staff, 
100.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized pursuant to the: Community Reinvestment Act, (12 U.S.C. 
2905); Competitive Equality Banking Act, (12 U.S.C. 3806); Expedited 
Funds Availability Act, (12 U.S.C. 4008); Truth in Lending Act, (15 
U.S.C. 1604); Fair Credit Reporting Act, (15 U.S.C. 1681s(e)); Equal 
Credit Opportunity Act, (15 U.S.C. 1691b); Electronic Funds Transfer 
Act, (15 U.S.C. 1693b); Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, (15 U.S.C. 6801(b)); 
and Flood Disaster Protections Act of 1973, (42 U.S.C. 4012a). 
Additionally, depending upon the survey respondent, the information 
collection may be authorized under a more specific statute. 
Specifically, this information collection is authorized pursuant to 
the: Federal Reserve Act, Sections 2A, 9, 12A, 25, and 25A (12 U.S.C. 
225a, 324, 263, 602, and 625); Bank Holding Company Act, Section 5(c) 
(12 U.S.C. 1844(c)); International Banking Act of 1978, Section 7(c)(2) 
(12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)); and Federal Deposit Insurance Act, Section 7(a) 
(12 U.S.C. 1817(a)). Respondent participation in these surveys is 
voluntary. The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the 
confidentiality of information provided by respondents to the FR 3053 
surveys will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the 
type of information provided for a particular survey. Depending upon 
the survey questions, confidential treatment could be warranted under 
the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (6)).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this event-driven survey to 
obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve's 
supervisory, regulatory, operational, informational, and other 
responsibilities. The studies are used to gather qualitative and 
quantitative information directly from: consumers (consumer studies), 
financial institutions and other financial companies offering consumer 
financial products and services (financial institution study), and 
other stakeholders, such as state or local agencies, community 
development organizations, brokers, appraisers, settlement agents, 
software vendors, and consumer groups (stakeholder studies). The 
Federal Reserve conducts the FR 3053 up to 20 times per year, although 
the survey may not be conducted that frequently. The frequency and 
content of the questions depends on changing economic, regulatory, or 
legislative developments as well as changes in the financial services 
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    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 18, 2012.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2012-12473 Filed 5-22-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P