Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 8958-8959 [2016-03711]

Download as PDF 8958 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / Notices language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Shawn Woodhead Werth, Secretary and Clerk, at (202) 694–1040, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 18, 2016. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–03691 Filed 2–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Shawn Woodhead Werth, Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2016–03787 Filed 2–19–16; 11:15 am] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 March 9, 2016. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Charles W. Ruth, individually and as the sole general partner of ACBT L.P., both of Huntley, Illinois, to individually, and together as a group acting in concert, with ACBT L.P., Helen J. Ruth, Eric L. Ruth, all of Huntley, Illinois, William A. Ruth, Mary H. Ruth, both of Woodstock, Illinois, Emily Ruth Smith, Jonathan R. Smith, both of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Scott H. Ruth, Marengo, Illinois, Janet L. Smith Trust No. 1 dated December 13, 1994, with Janet L. Smith as trustee, and John J. Smith, all of McHenry, Illinois, and Scott L. Smith, Royal Oak, Michigan; to acquire voting shares of American Community Financial, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of American Community Bank, both in Woodstock, Illinois. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Feb 22, 2016 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), to approve of and assign OMB numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the PRA 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 number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 4004 or FR 4201, by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at 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 number 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. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6715–01–P Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 9:00 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 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/apps/reportforms/ review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals The following information collections, which are being handled under 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 all 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 collections of information are 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; E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 35 / Tuesday, February 23, 2016 / Notices 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 startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Extension for Three Years, Without Revision, of the Following Reports: 1. Report title: Written Security Program for State Member Banks. Agency form number: FR 4004. OMB control number: 7100–0112. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: State member banks. Number of respondents: 45. Estimated average hours per response: 0.5 hours. Estimated annual reporting hours: 23 hours. Abstract: The board of directors of each state member bank must designate a security officer to assume the responsibility for the development and administration of a written security program within 180 days of opening for business. Each state member bank must develop and implement a written security program for the bank’s main office and branches and maintain it in the bank’s records. The designated security officer must report at least annually to the bank’s board of directors on the implementation, administration, and effectiveness of the written security program. There is no formal reporting form and the information is not submitted to the Federal Reserve. Legal authorization and confidentiality: This recordkeeping requirement is mandatory pursuant to section 3 of the Bank Protection Act (12 U.S.C. 1882(a)) and Regulation H (12 CFR 208.61). Because written security programs are maintained at state member banks, no issue of confidentiality under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) normally arises. However, copies of such documents included in examination work papers would, in such form, be confidential pursuant to exemption 8 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). In addition, the records may also be exempt from disclosure under exemption 4 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). 2. Report title: Risk-Based Capital Guidelines: Market Risk. Agency form number: FR 4201. OMB control number: 7100–0314. Frequency: Varied—some requirements are done at least quarterly and some at least annually. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Feb 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Reporters: State member banks, bank holding companies, and certain savings and loan holding companies. Number of respondents: 28. Estimated burden per respondent: 1,964 hours. Total estimated annual burden: 54,992 hours. Abstract: The market risk rule is an important component of the Board’s regulatory capital framework (12 CFR 217) that requires banking organizations to measure and hold capital to cover their exposure to market risk. On July 2, 2013, the Federal Reserve adopted a revised regulatory capital framework, including the market risk rule, which was expanded to include certain savings and loan holding companies. The information-collection requirements in the market risk rule provide the most current statistical data available to identify areas of market risk on which to focus for onsite and offsite examinations and allow the Federal Reserve to assess and monitor the levels and components of each reporting institution’s risk-based capital requirements for market risk and the adequacy of the institution’s capital under the market risk rule. The reporting, recordkeeping, and disclosure requirements are found in sections 12 CFR 217.203–217.210, and 217.212. These requirements enhance risk sensitivity and introduce requirements for public disclosure of certain qualitative and quantitative information about a financial institution’s market risk. There are no required reporting forms associated with this information collection. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 4201 is authorized under 12 U.S.C. 324, 1844(c), and 1467a(b)(2)(A). Information collected pursuant to the reporting requirements of the FR 4201 (specifically, information related to seeking regulatory approval for the use of certain incremental and comprehensive risk models and methodologies under sections 217.208 and 217.209) is exempt from disclosure pursuant to exemption (b)(8) of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), and exemption (b)(4) of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Exemption (b)(8) applies because the reported information is contained in or related to examination reports. Exemption (b)(4) applies because the information provided to obtain regulatory approval of the incremental or comprehensive risk models is confidential business information the release of which could cause substantial competitive harm to the reporting company. The recordkeeping requirements of the FR 4201 require banking organizations to PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8959 maintain documentation regarding certain policies and procedures, trading and hedging strategies, and internal models. These documents would remain on the premises of the banking organizations and accordingly would not generally be subject to a FOIA request. To the extent these documents are provided to the regulators, they would be exempt under exemption (b)(8), and may be exempt under exemption (b)(4). Exemption (b)(4) protects from disclosure ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential.’’ The disclosure requirements of the FR 4201 do not raise any confidentiality issues because they require banking organizations to make certain information public. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 18, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–03711 Filed 2–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FTC intends to ask the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) clearance for the FTC’s enforcement of the information collection requirements in its regulation ‘‘Duties of Furnishers of Information to Consumer Reporting Agencies’’ (‘‘Information Furnishers Rule’’), which applies to certain motor vehicle dealers, and its shared enforcement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (‘‘CFPB’’) of the furnisher provisions (subpart E) of the CFPB’s Regulation V regarding other entities. That clearance expires on August 31, 2016. DATES: Comments must be filed by April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Information Furnishers Rule, PRA Comment, P135407,’’ on your comment and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/infofurnishersrulepra, by following the instructions on the web-based form. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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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), 
to approve of and assign OMB numbers to collection of information 
requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. Board-
approved collections of information are incorporated into the official 
OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies 
of the PRA 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 number.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 4004 or FR 4201, 
by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at 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 number 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 9:00 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 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/apps/reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested 
from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer--Nuha Elmaghrabi--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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals

    The following information collections, which are being handled 
under 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 all 
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 collections of information are 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;

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    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 startup 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: Written Security Program for State Member Banks.
    Agency form number: FR 4004.
    OMB control number: 7100-0112.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Reporters: State member banks.
    Number of respondents: 45.
    Estimated average hours per response: 0.5 hours.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 23 hours.
    Abstract: The board of directors of each state member bank must 
designate a security officer to assume the responsibility for the 
development and administration of a written security program within 180 
days of opening for business. Each state member bank must develop and 
implement a written security program for the bank's main office and 
branches and maintain it in the bank's records. The designated security 
officer must report at least annually to the bank's board of directors 
on the implementation, administration, and effectiveness of the written 
security program. There is no formal reporting form and the information 
is not submitted to the Federal Reserve.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: This recordkeeping 
requirement is mandatory pursuant to section 3 of the Bank Protection 
Act (12 U.S.C. 1882(a)) and Regulation H (12 CFR 208.61). Because 
written security programs are maintained at state member banks, no 
issue of confidentiality under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
normally arises. However, copies of such documents included in 
examination work papers would, in such form, be confidential pursuant 
to exemption 8 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)). In addition, the records 
may also be exempt from disclosure under exemption 4 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4)).
    2. Report title: Risk-Based Capital Guidelines: Market Risk.
    Agency form number: FR 4201.
    OMB control number: 7100-0314.
    Frequency: Varied--some requirements are done at least quarterly 
and some at least annually.
    Reporters: State member banks, bank holding companies, and certain 
savings and loan holding companies.
    Number of respondents: 28.
    Estimated burden per respondent: 1,964 hours.
    Total estimated annual burden: 54,992 hours.
    Abstract: The market risk rule is an important component of the 
Board's regulatory capital framework (12 CFR 217) that requires banking 
organizations to measure and hold capital to cover their exposure to 
market risk. On July 2, 2013, the Federal Reserve adopted a revised 
regulatory capital framework, including the market risk rule, which was 
expanded to include certain savings and loan holding companies. The 
information-collection requirements in the market risk rule provide the 
most current statistical data available to identify areas of market 
risk on which to focus for onsite and offsite examinations and allow 
the Federal Reserve to assess and monitor the levels and components of 
each reporting institution's risk-based capital requirements for market 
risk and the adequacy of the institution's capital under the market 
risk rule. The reporting, recordkeeping, and disclosure requirements 
are found in sections 12 CFR 217.203-217.210, and 217.212. These 
requirements enhance risk sensitivity and introduce requirements for 
public disclosure of certain qualitative and quantitative information 
about a financial institution's market risk. There are no required 
reporting forms associated with this information collection.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 4201 is authorized 
under 12 U.S.C. 324, 1844(c), and 1467a(b)(2)(A). Information collected 
pursuant to the reporting requirements of the FR 4201 (specifically, 
information related to seeking regulatory approval for the use of 
certain incremental and comprehensive risk models and methodologies 
under sections 217.208 and 217.209) is exempt from disclosure pursuant 
to exemption (b)(8) of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), and exemption (b)(4) 
of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Exemption (b)(8) applies because the 
reported information is contained in or related to examination reports. 
Exemption (b)(4) applies because the information provided to obtain 
regulatory approval of the incremental or comprehensive risk models is 
confidential business information the release of which could cause 
substantial competitive harm to the reporting company. The 
recordkeeping requirements of the FR 4201 require banking organizations 
to maintain documentation regarding certain policies and procedures, 
trading and hedging strategies, and internal models. These documents 
would remain on the premises of the banking organizations and 
accordingly would not generally be subject to a FOIA request. To the 
extent these documents are provided to the regulators, they would be 
exempt under exemption (b)(8), and may be exempt under exemption 
(b)(4). Exemption (b)(4) protects from disclosure ``trade secrets and 
commercial or financial information obtained from a person and 
privileged or confidential.'' The disclosure requirements of the FR 
4201 do not raise any confidentiality issues because they require 
banking organizations to make certain information public.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 18, 
2016.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2016-03711 Filed 2-22-16; 8:45 am]
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