Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request, 26050-26051 [2015-10600]

Download as PDF 26050 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Notices Development Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. M&P Community Bancshares, Inc., 401(k) Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Newport, Arkansas; to acquire no more than 37 percent of the voting shares of M&P Community Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Merchants & Planters Bank, both in Newport, Arkansas. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. UniBanc Corp., Maywood, Nebraska; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Bank of Stapleton, Stapleton, Nebraska. In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to acquire Stapleton Investment Company, Stapleton, Nebraska, and thereby engage in general insurance activities in a town with a population of less than 5,000, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(11)(iii)(A). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 1, 2015. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–10591 Filed 5–5–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies’ publication for public comment of a proposal to extend, without revision, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), and the Country Exposure Report tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 May 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which are currently approved information collections. The Board is publishing this proposal on behalf of the agencies. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the reports. The Board will then submit the reports to OMB for review and approval. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the agency listed below. All comments will be shared among the agencies. You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 002, FFIEC 002S, or FFIEC 019, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the http://www.federalreserve.gov/ apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB control numbers in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202–452–3819 or 202–452– 3102. • Mail: Robert deV. Frierson, 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 http:// www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/ proposedregs.aspx 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 3515, 1801 K Street (between 18th and 19th Streets NW.), Washington, DC 20006, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395–6974; or by email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information or a copy of the collections may be requested from Mark Tokarski, Federal Reserve Board Acting Clearance Officer, 202–452–3829, Office PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 202–263–4869. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following Currently Approved Collections of Information 1. Report titles: Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks; Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank. Agency form numbers: FFIEC 002; FFIEC 002S. OMB control number: 7100–0032. Frequency of response: Quarterly. Affected public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Number of respondents: FFIEC 002— 223; FFIEC 002S—49. Estimated average time per response: FFIEC 002—25.43 hours; FFIEC 002S— 6.0 hours. Estimated total annual burden: FFIEC 002—22,684 hours; FFIEC 002S—1,176 hours. General description of reports: These information collections are mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2), 1817(a)(1) and (3), and 3102(b)). Except for select sensitive items, the FFIEC 002 is not given confidential treatment; the FFIEC 002S is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (8)). Abstract: On a quarterly basis, all U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks are required to file the FFIEC 002, which is a detailed report of condition with a variety of supporting schedules. This information is used to fulfill the supervisory and regulatory requirements of the International Banking Act of 1978. The data are also used to augment the bank credit, loan, and deposit information needed for monetary policy and other public policy purposes. The FFIEC 002S is a supplement to the FFIEC 002 that collects information on assets and liabilities of any non-U.S. branch that is managed or controlled by a U.S. branch or agency of the foreign bank. Managed or controlled means that a majority of the responsibility for business decisions, including but not limited to decisions with regard to lending or asset management or funding or liability management, or the responsibility for recordkeeping in respect of assets or liabilities for that foreign branch resides at the U.S. branch or agency. A separate FFIEC 002S must be completed for each managed or E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 87 / Wednesday, May 6, 2015 / Notices controlled non-U.S. branch. The FFIEC 002S must be filed quarterly along with the U.S. branch or agency’s FFIEC 002. The data from both reports are used for (1) monitoring deposit and credit transactions of U.S. residents; (2) monitoring the impact of policy changes; (3) analyzing structural issues concerning foreign bank activity in U.S. markets; (4) understanding flows of banking funds and indebtedness of developing countries in connection with data collected by the International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements that are used in economic analysis; and (5) assisting in the supervision of U.S. offices of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve System collects and processes these reports on behalf of all three agencies. No changes are proposed to the FFIEC 002 and FFIEC 002S reporting forms or instructions. 2. Report title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks. Agency form number: FFIEC 019. OMB control number: 7100–0213. Frequency of response: Quarterly. Affected public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Number of respondents: 167. Estimated average time per response: 10 hours. Estimated total annual burden: 6,680 hours. General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3906 for all agencies); 12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108 for the Board; 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 for the FDIC; and 12 U.S.C. 161 for the OCC. This information collection is given confidential treatment under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). Abstract: All individual U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks that have more than $30 million in direct claims on residents of foreign countries must file the FFIEC 019 report quarterly. Currently, all respondents report adjusted exposure amounts to the five largest countries having at least $20 million in total adjusted exposure. The agencies collect this data to monitor the extent to which such branches and agencies are pursuing prudent country risk diversification policies and limiting potential liquidity pressures. No changes are proposed to the FFIEC 019 reporting form or instructions. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: a. Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the agencies’ functions, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 May 05, 2015 Jkt 235001 including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the agencies’ estimate of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. 26051 laboratories; infection control professionals; and healthcare providers. EIPs assist in local, state, and national efforts to prevent, control, and monitor the public health impact of infectious diseases through population-based surveillance. BILLING CODE 6210–01–P Written comments must be received on or before July 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2015– 0030 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulation.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS– D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. All relevant comments received will be posted without change to Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to Regulations.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Please note: All public comment should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking portal (Regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 1, 2015. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–10600 Filed 5–5–15; 8:45 am] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–15–0978; Docket No. CDC–2015– 0030] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing efforts to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on the proposed information collection for the Emerging Infections Program. The Emerging Infections Programs (EIPs) are population-based centers of excellence established through a network of state health departments collaborating with academic institutions; local health departments; public health and clinical SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact the Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency (OCC) (collectively, the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, 
and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information 
collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) control number. The Federal Financial Institutions 
Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has 
approved the agencies' publication for public comment of a proposal to 
extend, without revision, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. 
Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), the Report of 
Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or 
Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank 
(FFIEC 002S), and the Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and 
Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which are currently approved 
information collections. The Board is publishing this proposal on 
behalf of the agencies. At the end of the comment period, the comments 
and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent 
to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the reports. The 
Board will then submit the reports to OMB for review and approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the agency listed below. All comments will be shared among the 
agencies. You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 002, FFIEC 002S, 
or FFIEC 019, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments on the http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include the OMB 
control numbers in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202-452-3819 or 202-452-3102.
     Mail: Robert deV. Frierson, 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 
http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx 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 
3515, 1801 K Street (between 18th and 19th Streets NW.), Washington, DC 
20006, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395-6974; or by email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information or a copy of 
the collections may be requested from Mark Tokarski, Federal Reserve 
Board Acting Clearance Officer, 202-452-3829, Office of the Chief Data 
Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C 
Streets NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the 
Deaf (TDD) users may call 202-263-4869.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposal To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following 
Currently Approved Collections of Information

    1. Report titles: Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches 
and Agencies of Foreign Banks; Report of Assets and Liabilities of a 
Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or 
Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank.
    Agency form numbers: FFIEC 002; FFIEC 002S.
    OMB control number: 7100-0032.
    Frequency of response: Quarterly.
    Affected public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    Number of respondents: FFIEC 002--223; FFIEC 002S--49.
    Estimated average time per response: FFIEC 002--25.43 hours; FFIEC 
002S--6.0 hours.
    Estimated total annual burden: FFIEC 002--22,684 hours; FFIEC 
002S--1,176 hours.
    General description of reports: These information collections are 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2), 1817(a)(1) and (3), and 3102(b)). 
Except for select sensitive items, the FFIEC 002 is not given 
confidential treatment; the FFIEC 002S is given confidential treatment 
(5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (8)).
    Abstract: On a quarterly basis, all U.S. branches and agencies of 
foreign banks are required to file the FFIEC 002, which is a detailed 
report of condition with a variety of supporting schedules. This 
information is used to fulfill the supervisory and regulatory 
requirements of the International Banking Act of 1978. The data are 
also used to augment the bank credit, loan, and deposit information 
needed for monetary policy and other public policy purposes. The FFIEC 
002S is a supplement to the FFIEC 002 that collects information on 
assets and liabilities of any non-U.S. branch that is managed or 
controlled by a U.S. branch or agency of the foreign bank. Managed or 
controlled means that a majority of the responsibility for business 
decisions, including but not limited to decisions with regard to 
lending or asset management or funding or liability management, or the 
responsibility for recordkeeping in respect of assets or liabilities 
for that foreign branch resides at the U.S. branch or agency. A 
separate FFIEC 002S must be completed for each managed or

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controlled non-U.S. branch. The FFIEC 002S must be filed quarterly 
along with the U.S. branch or agency's FFIEC 002. The data from both 
reports are used for (1) monitoring deposit and credit transactions of 
U.S. residents; (2) monitoring the impact of policy changes; (3) 
analyzing structural issues concerning foreign bank activity in U.S. 
markets; (4) understanding flows of banking funds and indebtedness of 
developing countries in connection with data collected by the 
International Monetary Fund and the Bank for International Settlements 
that are used in economic analysis; and (5) assisting in the 
supervision of U.S. offices of foreign banks. The Federal Reserve 
System collects and processes these reports on behalf of all three 
agencies. No changes are proposed to the FFIEC 002 and FFIEC 002S 
reporting forms or instructions.
    2. Report title: Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and 
Agencies of Foreign Banks.
    Agency form number: FFIEC 019.
    OMB control number: 7100-0213.
    Frequency of response: Quarterly.
    Affected public: U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    Number of respondents: 167.
    Estimated average time per response: 10 hours.
    Estimated total annual burden: 6,680 hours.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
mandatory (12 U.S.C. 3906 for all agencies); 12 U.S.C. 3105 and 3108 
for the Board; 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 for the FDIC; and 12 U.S.C. 161 
for the OCC. This information collection is given confidential 
treatment under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)).
    Abstract: All individual U.S. branches and agencies of foreign 
banks that have more than $30 million in direct claims on residents of 
foreign countries must file the FFIEC 019 report quarterly. Currently, 
all respondents report adjusted exposure amounts to the five largest 
countries having at least $20 million in total adjusted exposure. The 
agencies collect this data to monitor the extent to which such branches 
and agencies are pursuing prudent country risk diversification policies 
and limiting potential liquidity pressures. No changes are proposed to 
the FFIEC 019 reporting form or instructions.

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on:
    a. Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper 
performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the agencies' estimate of the burden of the 
information collections, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collections on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among 
the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 1, 2015.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2015-10600 Filed 5-5-15; 8:45 am]
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