Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 44952-44953 [2013-17873]

Download as PDF 44952 General Description of Collection: The information collected enables the FDIC to ensure that all individuals, businesses and firms seeking to provide legal support services to the FDIC meet the eligibility requirements established by Congress. The information is also used to manage and monitor payments to contractors, document contract amendments, expiration dates, billable individuals, minority law firms, and to ensure that law firms, experts, and other legal support services providers are in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates 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; and (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. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of July 2013. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–17896 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Cynthia Ayouch—Office of the Chief Data Officer, 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. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 minor revision, of the following report: Report title: Report of Selected Balance Sheet Items for Discount Window Borrowers. Agency form number: FR 2046. OMB control number: 7100–0289. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: Depository institutions. Estimated annual reporting hours: Primary and Secondary Credit, 1 hour; Seasonal Credit, 228 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Primary and Secondary Credit, 0.75 hours; Seasonal Credit, 0.25 hours. Number of respondents: Primary and Secondary Credit, 1; Seasonal Credit, 70. General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain a benefit pursuant to section 10B and 19(b)(7) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 347b and 461(b)(7)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve’s Regulation A, Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve Banks, requires that Reserve Banks review balance sheet data in determining whether to extend credit and to help ascertain whether undue use is made of such credit. Depository institutions that borrow from the discount window report on the FR 2046 certain balance sheet data for a period E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 EN25JY13.000</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 143 / Thursday, July 25, 2013 / Notices that encompasses the dates of borrowing. Current Action: On May 16, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 28846) seeking public comment for 60 days on the extension, with minor revision, of the FR 2046. The comment period for this notice expired on July 15, 2013. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revision will be implemented as proposed. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the implementation of the following report: Report title: Payments Research Survey. Agency form number: FR 3067. OMB control number: 7100-new. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: Depository institutions; financial and nonfinancial businesses and related entities; individual consumers; or households. Estimated annual reporting hours: 60,000 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 3 hours. Number of respondents: 5,000. General description of report: The Federal Reserve has determined that this survey is generally authorized by sections 2A and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA). Section 2A of the FRA requires that the Federal Reserve maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy’s long run potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of the maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. See 12 U.S.C. 225a. In addition, under section 12A of the FRA, the Federal Reserve is required to implement regulations relating to the open market operations conducted by Federal Reserve Banks with a view to accommodating commerce and business and with regard to the regulations’ bearing upon the general credit situation of the country. See 12 U.S.C. 263. The authority of the Federal Reserve to collect economic data to carry out the requirements of these provisions is implicit. Accordingly, the Federal Reserve is authorized to use the FR 3067 by sections 2A and 12A of the FRA. Additionally, depending on the survey respondent, the information collection may be authorized under a more specific statute. These statutes are: • Expedited Funds Availability Act § 609 (12 U.S.C. 4008) • Electronic Fund Transfer Act § 920 (15 U.S.C. 1693o–2) • The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act § 15 (12 U.S.C. 5014) • Federal Reserve Act § 11 (Examinations and reports, Supervision VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:49 Jul 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 over Reserve Banks, and Federal Reserve Note provisions, 12 U.S.C. 248); § 11A (Pricing of Services, 12 U.S.C. 248a); § 13 (FRB deposits and collections, 12 U.S.C. 342); and § 16 (Issuance of Federal Reserve notes, par clearance, and FRB clearinghouse, 12 U.S.C. 248–1, 360, and 411). Under the appropriate authority, the Federal Reserve may make submission of survey information mandatory for entities such as financial institutions or payment card networks; submissions would otherwise be voluntary. The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by respondents to the FR 3067 surveys will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of information provided for a particular survey. For instance, in some circumstance, no issue of confidentiality will arise as the surveys may be conducted by private firms under contract with the Federal Reserve and names or other directly identifying information would not be provided to the Federal Reserve. In circumstances where identifying information is provided to the Federal Reserve, such information could possibly be protected under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), exemptions 4 and 6. Exemption 4 protects information from disclosure of trade secrets and commercial or financial information, while exemption 6 protects information ‘‘the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’’ See 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (6). If the survey is mandatory and is undertaken as part of the supervisory process, information could be protected under FOIA exemption 8, which protects information relating to the examination reports. See 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). Abstract: The bank operations and payment systems functions of the Federal Reserve have occasional need to gather data on an ad-hoc basis from the public on their payment habits, economic condition, and financial relationships, as well as their attitudes, perceptions, and expectations. These data may be particularly needed in times of critical economic or regulatory change or when issues of immediate concern arise from Federal Reserve System committee initiatives and working groups or requests from the Congress. The Federal Reserve would use this event-driven survey to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s supervisory, regulatory, fiscal, and operational responsibilities. The Federal Reserve may conduct various versions of the survey during the year and, as needed, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 44953 survey respondents up to four times per year. The frequency and content of the questions will depend on changing economic, regulatory, supervisory, or legislative developments. Current Action: On May 16, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 28846) seeking public comment for 60 days on the implementation of the FR 3067. The comment period for this notice expired on July 15, 2013. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The survey will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 22, 2013. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–17873 Filed 7–24–13; 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 must be received not later than August 9, 2013. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Tad Wilson, and Arthur S. Parrish, both of Spencer, Indiana; together as a group acting in concert, to acquire voting shares of Home Financial Bancorp, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Our Community Bank, both in Spencer, Indiana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 22, 2013. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2013–17901 Filed 7–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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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 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer--Cynthia Ayouch--Office of the 
Chief Data Officer, 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 minor revision, of the following report:
    Report title: Report of Selected Balance Sheet Items for Discount 
Window Borrowers.
    Agency form number: FR 2046.
    OMB control number: 7100-0289.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Reporters: Depository institutions.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: Primary and Secondary Credit, 1 
hour; Seasonal Credit, 228 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: Primary and Secondary Credit, 
0.75 hours; Seasonal Credit, 0.25 hours.
    Number of respondents: Primary and Secondary Credit, 1; Seasonal 
Credit, 70.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
required to obtain a benefit pursuant to section 10B and 19(b)(7) of 
the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 347b and 461(b)(7)) and is given 
confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve's Regulation A, Extensions of Credit 
by Federal Reserve Banks, requires that Reserve Banks review balance 
sheet data in determining whether to extend credit and to help 
ascertain whether undue use is made of such credit. Depository 
institutions that borrow from the discount window report on the FR 2046 
certain balance sheet data for a period

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that encompasses the dates of borrowing.
    Current Action: On May 16, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a 
notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 28846) seeking public comment for 
60 days on the extension, with minor revision, of the FR 2046. The 
comment period for this notice expired on July 15, 2013. The Federal 
Reserve did not receive any comments. The revision will be implemented 
as proposed.
    Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the implementation 
of the following report:
    Report title: Payments Research Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 3067.
    OMB control number: 7100-new.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Reporters: Depository institutions; financial and nonfinancial 
businesses and related entities; individual consumers; or households.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 60,000 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 3 hours.
    Number of respondents: 5,000.
    General description of report: The Federal Reserve has determined 
that this survey is generally authorized by sections 2A and 12A of the 
Federal Reserve Act (FRA). Section 2A of the FRA requires that the 
Federal Reserve maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit 
aggregates commensurate with the economy's long run potential to 
increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of the 
maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest 
rates. See 12 U.S.C. 225a. In addition, under section 12A of the FRA, 
the Federal Reserve is required to implement regulations relating to 
the open market operations conducted by Federal Reserve Banks with a 
view to accommodating commerce and business and with regard to the 
regulations' bearing upon the general credit situation of the country. 
See 12 U.S.C. 263. The authority of the Federal Reserve to collect 
economic data to carry out the requirements of these provisions is 
implicit. Accordingly, the Federal Reserve is authorized to use the FR 
3067 by sections 2A and 12A of the FRA.
    Additionally, depending on the survey respondent, the information 
collection may be authorized under a more specific statute. These 
statutes are:
     Expedited Funds Availability Act Sec.  609 (12 U.S.C. 
4008)
     Electronic Fund Transfer Act Sec.  920 (15 U.S.C. 1693o-2)
     The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act Sec.  15 (12 
U.S.C. 5014)
     Federal Reserve Act Sec.  11 (Examinations and reports, 
Supervision over Reserve Banks, and Federal Reserve Note provisions, 12 
U.S.C. 248); Sec.  11A (Pricing of Services, 12 U.S.C. 248a); Sec.  13 
(FRB deposits and collections, 12 U.S.C. 342); and Sec.  16 (Issuance 
of Federal Reserve notes, par clearance, and FRB clearinghouse, 12 
U.S.C. 248-1, 360, and 411).
    Under the appropriate authority, the Federal Reserve may make 
submission of survey information mandatory for entities such as 
financial institutions or payment card networks; submissions would 
otherwise be voluntary.
    The ability of the Federal Reserve to maintain the confidentiality 
of information provided by respondents to the FR 3067 surveys will be 
determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of information 
provided for a particular survey. For instance, in some circumstance, 
no issue of confidentiality will arise as the surveys may be conducted 
by private firms under contract with the Federal Reserve and names or 
other directly identifying information would not be provided to the 
Federal Reserve. In circumstances where identifying information is 
provided to the Federal Reserve, such information could possibly be 
protected under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), exemptions 4 and 
6. Exemption 4 protects information from disclosure of trade secrets 
and commercial or financial information, while exemption 6 protects 
information ``the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.'' See 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and 
(6). If the survey is mandatory and is undertaken as part of the 
supervisory process, information could be protected under FOIA 
exemption 8, which protects information relating to the examination 
reports. See 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8).
    Abstract: The bank operations and payment systems functions of the 
Federal Reserve have occasional need to gather data on an ad-hoc basis 
from the public on their payment habits, economic condition, and 
financial relationships, as well as their attitudes, perceptions, and 
expectations. These data may be particularly needed in times of 
critical economic or regulatory change or when issues of immediate 
concern arise from Federal Reserve System committee initiatives and 
working groups or requests from the Congress. The Federal Reserve would 
use this event-driven survey to obtain information specifically 
tailored to the Federal Reserve's supervisory, regulatory, fiscal, and 
operational responsibilities. The Federal Reserve may conduct various 
versions of the survey during the year and, as needed, survey 
respondents up to four times per year. The frequency and content of the 
questions will depend on changing economic, regulatory, supervisory, or 
legislative developments.
    Current Action: On May 16, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a 
notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 28846) seeking public comment for 
60 days on the implementation of the FR 3067. The comment period for 
this notice expired on July 15, 2013. The Federal Reserve did not 
receive any comments. The survey will be implemented as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 22, 2013.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-17873 Filed 7-24-13; 8:45 am]
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