Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for a New Collection; Comment Request, 15379-15380 [2013-05558]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2013 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information, a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract and Request for Comments NCUA is renewing the currently approved collection for 3133–0185. The collection includes the NCUA Vendor Registration Form (NCUA 1772) and instructions for completing the form. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The ‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’) calls for NCUA (the ‘‘Agency’’) to promote the inclusion of minority-owned and women-owned firms in the Agency’s business activities. The Dodd-Frank Act also requires NCUA to annually report to Congress the total amounts paid to minority- and women-owned businesses. In order to comply with this Congressional mandate, NCUA needs to collect certain information from its current and potential vendors, so that it can identify businesses that meet the criteria that must be reported to Congress. Without the use of the vendor registration form, NCUA would not be able to capture the type of information that Congress is requiring under the Dodd-Frank Act. The section within the Dodd-Frank Act that makes it necessary to collect this information is as follows: Section 342(e)(2) Reports—Each office shall submit to Congress an annual report regarding the actions taken by the agency and the Office pursuant to this section, which shall include—the percentage of the amounts described in paragraph (1) that were paid to contractors described in subsection (c)(1) [minority-owned and womenowned businesses]. The vendor information is to be submitted to the agency on a one-time basis through a one-page vendor form. The one-page form is brief and asks for simple, readily available information. Additionally, NCUA plans to make this registration available electronically in a format that allows vendors to complete and submit online, without requiring any printing, manual entries, or faxing. The information provided will be used to assign an ownership status to the vendor (i.e., minority-owned business, woman-owned business) per the requirements of the Act. Once an ownership status is assigned to each vendor, NCUA will be able to calculate the total amounts of contracting dollars VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Mar 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 paid to minority-owned and womenowned businesses. There is no change in burden hours or cost from NCUA’s last submission. The NCUA requests that you send your comments on this collection to the location listed in the addresses section. Your comments should address: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of NCUA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. It is NCUA’s policy to make all comments available to the public for review. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. II. Data Proposal for the following collection of information: OMB Number: 3133–0185. Form Number: NCUA 1772. Type of Review: Revision to the currently approved collection. Title: NCUA Vendor Registration Form. Description: Current and potential vendors complete a one-page registration form. The form asks for basic information from vendors interested in doing business with the agency. This information allows NCUA to provide Congress with required reports on contracts with minorityowned and women-owned firms. Respondents: Current and potential vendors. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 1000. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,500. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on March 5, 2013. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–05555 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15379 NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for a New Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection notice is published to obtain comments from the public. The NCUA is proposing a new information collection related to its solicitation of proposals for outside legal counsel (outside counsel) to assist and advise the NCUA in its various capacities. The information will assist the NCUA in further: (i) Standardizing the data it uses to select outside counsel; (ii) considering additional criteria in making its selections; and (iii) improving efficiency and recordkeeping related to its selection process. DATES: Comments will be accepted until May 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA Contact and the OMB Reviewer listed below: NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–837–2861, Email: OCIOMail@ncua.gov. OMB Contact: Office of Management and Budget, ATTN: Desk Officer for the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information, a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract and Request for Comments The NCUA has developed two forms for collecting information from prospective outside counsel. One form relates to a budget or estimate of the legal fees, costs, and expenses that outside counsel would expect to invoice with respect to a particular legal matter. The other form includes representations E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 15380 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 47 / Monday, March 11, 2013 / Notices and certifications, covering matters such as firm profile and expertise, malpractice insurance, price determination and contract solicitation methods, equal opportunity, lobbying, invoices, and conflicts of interest. The information will enable the NCUA to further standardize the data it uses to select outside counsel, consider additional criteria in making its selections, and improve efficiency and recordkeeping related to its selection process. In connection with seeking proposals from outside counsel, the NCUA’s collections of information, in any of its capacities, are not subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act.1 Nevertheless, the NCUA intends to voluntarily comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act in collecting this information. The NCUA’s estimates of the average number of respondents, burden, and total annual cost appear below. The estimated number of respondents is the NCUA’s approximation of the average number of requests for proposals or inquiries for legal services it processes in any given calendar year. The estimated burden is the NCUA’s assessment of the aggregate time prospective outside counsel will need to respond to the information on both the budget form and the representations and certifications form. The NCUA estimated the total annual cost by multiplying its estimate of the number of respondents (100) by the burden (2 hours) and multiplying that total by an estimated national average hourly billing rate for attorneys of $284. The NCUA requests that you send your comments on this collection to the location listed in the addresses section. Your comments should address the following subjects: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of the NCUA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the NCUA’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways the NCUA could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways the NCUA could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. It is the NCUA’s policy to make all comments available to the public for review. II. Data Proposal for the following new collection of information: OMB Number: 3133—New. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New collection. Title: Contractor Budget, Representations, and Certifications. Description: Standardized information from prospective outside counsel is essential to the NCUA in carrying out its responsibility as regulator, conservator, and liquidating agent for federally insured credit unions. Respondents: Prospective outside legal counsel. Estimated Number of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 100. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: Periodically, in response to solicitations. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $56,800. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on February 26, 2013. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–05558 Filed 3–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 See 12 U.S.C. 1766(i)(2) (‘‘In addition to the authority conferred upon it by other sections of this chapter, the [NCUA] Board is authorized in carrying out its functions under this chapter * * * to expend such funds, enter into such contracts with public and private organizations and persons, make such payments in advance or by way of reimbursement, acquire and dispose of, by lease or purchase, real or personal property, without regard to the provisions of any other law applicable to executive or independent agencies of the United States, and perform such other functions or acts as it may deem necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter, in accordance with the rules and regulations or policies established by the Board not inconsistent with this chapter * * *.) (emphasis added); see also 12 U.S.C. 1787(b)(2)(A) (providing that when the NCUA Board acts as conservator or liquidating agent, by operation of law, it succeeds to the legally distinct rights, titles and powers of relevant credit unions, which are not subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:19 Mar 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Revision to a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. NCUA is proposing to streamline the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF)—Loan Program collection to include the CDRLF Technical Assistance (Grant) Program. Both the CDRLF—Loan Program and the CDRLF—Technical Assistance (Grant) Program are administered under the NCUA Rules and Regulations Section 705. 12 CFR 705. This request seeks to merge elements of both the loan and grant programs into the same collection and application in order to increase program accessibility and internal and external efficiencies. The newly combined application will soon be available on-line and low-income designated credit unions will be able to apply for either a CDRLF loan or grant by accessing the same on-line application system. DATES: Comments will be accepted until May 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA Contact and the OMB Reviewer listed below: NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428, Fax No. 703–837–2861, Email: OCIOmail@ncua.gov. OMB Contact: Office of Management and Budget, ATTN: Desk Officer for the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information, a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract and Request for Comments NCUA is amending the currently approved collection for 3133–0138. The CDRLF Loan and Technical Assistance (Grant) Programs are both administered under the NCUA Rules and Regulations Section 705. 12 CFR 705. Previously, two specific forms were used, one application for loans and one application for grants. NCUA is seeking to streamline the CDRLF Program application to include both the loan and the grant section into one interactive, on-line application in order to recognize internal and external efficiencies. With the merger of the grant documents to this collection, the burden will increase E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for a 
New Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION: Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information 
collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection notice is published to 
obtain comments from the public. The NCUA is proposing a new 
information collection related to its solicitation of proposals for 
outside legal counsel (outside counsel) to assist and advise the NCUA 
in its various capacities. The information will assist the NCUA in 
further: (i) Standardizing the data it uses to select outside counsel; 
(ii) considering additional criteria in making its selections; and 
(iii) improving efficiency and recordkeeping related to its selection 
process.

DATES: Comments will be accepted until May 10, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the NCUA Contact and the OMB Reviewer listed below:

NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 
Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3428, Fax No. 703-837-2861, 
Email: OCIOMail@ncua.gov.
OMB Contact: Office of Management and Budget, ATTN: Desk Officer for 
the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information, a 
copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted 
comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union 
Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3428, or at 
(703) 518-6444.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract and Request for Comments

    The NCUA has developed two forms for collecting information from 
prospective outside counsel. One form relates to a budget or estimate 
of the legal fees, costs, and expenses that outside counsel would 
expect to invoice with respect to a particular legal matter. The other 
form includes representations

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and certifications, covering matters such as firm profile and 
expertise, malpractice insurance, price determination and contract 
solicitation methods, equal opportunity, lobbying, invoices, and 
conflicts of interest. The information will enable the NCUA to further 
standardize the data it uses to select outside counsel, consider 
additional criteria in making its selections, and improve efficiency 
and recordkeeping related to its selection process.
    In connection with seeking proposals from outside counsel, the 
NCUA's collections of information, in any of its capacities, are not 
subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act.\1\ Nevertheless, the NCUA 
intends to voluntarily comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act in 
collecting this information.
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    \1\ See 12 U.S.C. 1766(i)(2) (``In addition to the authority 
conferred upon it by other sections of this chapter, the [NCUA] 
Board is authorized in carrying out its functions under this chapter 
* * * to expend such funds, enter into such contracts with public 
and private organizations and persons, make such payments in advance 
or by way of reimbursement, acquire and dispose of, by lease or 
purchase, real or personal property, without regard to the 
provisions of any other law applicable to executive or independent 
agencies of the United States, and perform such other functions or 
acts as it may deem necessary or appropriate to carry out the 
provisions of this chapter, in accordance with the rules and 
regulations or policies established by the Board not inconsistent 
with this chapter * * *.) (emphasis added); see also 12 U.S.C. 
1787(b)(2)(A) (providing that when the NCUA Board acts as 
conservator or liquidating agent, by operation of law, it succeeds 
to the legally distinct rights, titles and powers of relevant credit 
unions, which are not subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act).
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    The NCUA's estimates of the average number of respondents, burden, 
and total annual cost appear below. The estimated number of respondents 
is the NCUA's approximation of the average number of requests for 
proposals or inquiries for legal services it processes in any given 
calendar year. The estimated burden is the NCUA's assessment of the 
aggregate time prospective outside counsel will need to respond to the 
information on both the budget form and the representations and 
certifications form. The NCUA estimated the total annual cost by 
multiplying its estimate of the number of respondents (100) by the 
burden (2 hours) and multiplying that total by an estimated national 
average hourly billing rate for attorneys of $284.
    The NCUA requests that you send your comments on this collection to 
the location listed in the addresses section. Your comments should 
address the following subjects: (a) The necessity of the information 
collection for the proper performance of the NCUA, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
NCUA's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways the NCUA could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected; and (d) ways the NCUA could 
minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the 
respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques 
or other forms of information technology. It is the NCUA's policy to 
make all comments available to the public for review.

II. Data

    Proposal for the following new collection of information:
    OMB Number: 3133--New.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Title: Contractor Budget, Representations, and Certifications.
    Description: Standardized information from prospective outside 
counsel is essential to the NCUA in carrying out its responsibility as 
regulator, conservator, and liquidating agent for federally insured 
credit unions.
    Respondents: Prospective outside legal counsel.
    Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 100.
    Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Periodically, in response to solicitations.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $56,800.

    By the National Credit Union Administration Board on February 
26, 2013.
Mary Rupp,
Secretary of the Board.
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