Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 2658-2659 [2014-00490]

Download as PDF 2658 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / Notices Commission cannot determine whether to issue the licenses to the applicants that provide telecommunication services to the public, and therefore, to fulfill its statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Information provided on this form will also be used to update the database and to provide for proper use of the frequency spectrum as well as enforcement purposes. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2014–00592 Filed 1–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting January 10, 2014 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014. TIME AND DATE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, Room 511N, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004 (entry from F Street entrance). PLACE: STATUS: Open. The Commission will hear oral argument in the following matters: Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Co., Docket Nos. WEST 2009–241, et al., and Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Co., Docket Nos. WEST 2009–1323, et al. (Issues include whether the Administrative Law Judge erred in affirming citations for failing to provide additional insulation for a communications circuit.) Any person attending this oral argument who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. Subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jean Ellen (202) 434–9950/(202) 708– 9300 for TDD Relay/1–800–877–8339 for toll free. Emogene Johnson, Administrative Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–00749 Filed 1–13–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6735–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting January 10, 2014. 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2014. PLACE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, Room 511N, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004 (entry from F Street entrance). STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission will consider and act upon the following in open session: Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Co., Docket Nos. WEST 2009–241, et al., and Secretary of Labor v. Twentymile Coal Co., Docket Nos. WEST 2009–1323, et al. (Issues include whether the Administrative Law Judge erred in affirming citations for failing to provide additional insulation for a communications circuit.) Any person attending this meeting who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. Subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d). CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jean Ellen (202) 434–9950/(202) 708– 9300 for TDD Relay/1–800–877–8339 for toll free. TIME AND DATE: Emogene Johnson, Administrative Assistant. [FR Doc. 2014–00747 Filed 1–13–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6735–01–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 a proposed information collection 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 statement and approved collection of information instrument are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 revision, of the following report: Report title: Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities. Agency form number: FR 2248. OMB control number: 7100–0005. Effective Date: January 31, 2014. Frequency: Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-annually. Reporters: Domestic finance companies and mortgage companies. Estimated annual reporting hours: 750 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Monthly, 20 minutes; Quarterly, 30 minutes; Semi-annually, 10 minutes. Number of respondents: 150. General description of report: This information collection is authorized pursuant the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225(a)). Obligation to respond to this information collection is voluntary. Individual respondent data are confidential under section (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Abstract: The FR 2248 is collected monthly as of the last calendar day of the month from a stratified sample of finance companies. Each monthly report collects balance sheet data on major categories of consumer and business credit receivables and on major shortterm liabilities. For quarter-end months (March, June, September, and December), additional asset and liability items are collected to provide a full balance sheet. A supplemental section collects data on securitized assets. The data are used to construct universe estimates of finance company holdings, E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / Notices which are published in the monthly statistical releases Finance Companies (G.20) and Consumer Credit (G.19), in the quarterly statistical release Financial Accounts of the United States (Z.1), and in the Federal Reserve Bulletin (Tables 1.51, 1.52, and 1.55). Current Actions: On November 6, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 66714) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities. The comment period for this notice expired on January 6, 2014. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 9, 2014. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–00490 Filed 1–14–14; 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 a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, pursuant to 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 statement 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—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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Jan 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 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, with revision, of the following information collection: Report title: Interchange Transaction Fees Surveys. Agency form number: FR 3064a and FR 3064b. OMB Control number: 7100–0344. Frequency: FR 3064a—Biennial; FR 3064b—Annual. Reporters: Issuers of debit cards (FR 3064a) and payment card networks (FR 3064b). Estimated annual reporting hours: FR 3064a: 111,600 hours; FR 3064b: 1,350 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 3064a: 200 hours; FR 3064b: 75 hours. Number of respondents: FR 3064a: 558; FR 3064b: 18. General description of report: This information collection is authorized by subsection 920(a) of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, which was amended by section 1075(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act. 15 U.S.C. 1693o-2. This subsection requires the Board to disclose (on a biennial basis) aggregate or summary information concerning the costs incurred, and interchange transaction fees charged or received, by issuers or payment card networks in connection with the authorization, clearance or settlement of electronic debit transaction as the Board considers appropriate and in the public interest. 15 U.S.C. 1693o-2(a)(3)(B). It also provides the Board with authority to require issuers and payment card networks to provide information to enable the Board to carry out the provisions of the subsection. Response to these surveys is mandatory. In accordance with the statutory requirement, the Board currently releases aggregate or summary information from the FR 3064b survey responses, and, average interchange fees at the network level. However, as proposed, the Board will release, at the network level, the percentage of total number of transactions, the percentage of total value of transactions, and the average transaction value for exempt and not-exempt issuers obtained on the FR 3064b. The Board has determined to release this information both because it can already be calculated based on the information the Board currently releases PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2659 on average interchange fees and because the Board believes the release of such information may be useful to issuers and merchants in choosing payment card networks in which to participate and to policymakers in assessing the effect of Regulation II on the level of interchange fees received by issuers over time. However, the remaining individual issuer and payment card information collected on these surveys will be treated as confidential under exemption (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects information that, if released, would cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the survey respondents. 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) (exempting from disclosure ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential’’). Abstract: The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (DoddFrank Act) requires the Board to disclose (on a biennial basis) aggregate or summary information concerning the costs incurred, and interchange transaction fees charged or received, by issuers or payment card networks in connection with the authorization, clearing, or settlement of electronic debit transactions as the Board considers appropriate or in the public interest. The data from these surveys are used in fulfilling that disclosure requirement. In addition, the Board uses data from the payment card network survey (FR 3064b) to publicly report on an annual basis the extent to which networks have established separate interchange fees for exempt and covered issuers.1 Finally, the Board uses the data from these surveys in determining whether to propose revisions to the interchange fee standards in Regulation II (12 CFR Part 235). The Dodd-Frank Act provides the Board with authority to require debit card issuers and payment card networks to submit information in order to carry out provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act regarding interchange fee standards. Current Actions: On October 18, 2013, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 62352) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the Interchange Transaction Fees Surveys. The comment period expired on December 17, 2013. The Board received five comment letters regarding the proposed revisions to these surveys. The comments are summarized and addressed below. 1 Average debit card interchange fee by payment card network, http://www.federalreserve.gov/ paymentsystems/regii-average-interchange-fee.htm. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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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 a proposed 
information collection 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 statement and 
approved collection of information instrument 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 revision, of the following report:
    Report title: Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated 
Assets and Liabilities.
    Agency form number: FR 2248.
    OMB control number: 7100-0005.
    Effective Date: January 31, 2014.
    Frequency: Monthly, Quarterly, and Semi-annually.
    Reporters: Domestic finance companies and mortgage companies.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 750 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: Monthly, 20 minutes; 
Quarterly, 30 minutes; Semi-annually, 10 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 150.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized pursuant the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225(a)). 
Obligation to respond to this information collection is voluntary. 
Individual respondent data are confidential under section (b)(4) of the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
    Abstract: The FR 2248 is collected monthly as of the last calendar 
day of the month from a stratified sample of finance companies. Each 
monthly report collects balance sheet data on major categories of 
consumer and business credit receivables and on major short-term 
liabilities. For quarter-end months (March, June, September, and 
December), additional asset and liability items are collected to 
provide a full balance sheet. A supplemental section collects data on 
securitized assets. The data are used to construct universe estimates 
of finance company holdings,

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which are published in the monthly statistical releases Finance 
Companies (G.20) and Consumer Credit (G.19), in the quarterly 
statistical release Financial Accounts of the United States (Z.1), and 
in the Federal Reserve Bulletin (Tables 1.51, 1.52, and 1.55).
    Current Actions: On November 6, 2013, the Federal Reserve published 
a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 66714) requesting public 
comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend, with revision, the 
Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities. 
The comment period for this notice expired on January 6, 2014. The 
Federal Reserve did not receive any comments. The revisions will be 
implemented as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 9, 
2014.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-00490 Filed 1-14-14; 8:45 am]
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