Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 33533-33534 [2016-12471]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices Number of Respondents and Responses: 630 respondents; 371 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours–30 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion, one-time and every two year reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 4(i), 302, 303(c), 303(f), 303(g) and 303(r), and 309(a). Total Annual Burden: 3,612 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is a minimal exemption from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and 47 CFR 0.459(d) of the Commission’s rules that is granted for trade secrets, which may be submitted to the Commission as part of the documentation of the test results. No other assurances of confidentiality are provided to respondents. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this information collection after this 60 day comment period to obtain the full three-year clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Description of Measurement Facilities The Commission established uniform technical standards for various radiofrequency equipment operating under the guidelines established in the FCC rules, which include smartphones, personal computers, garage door openers, baby monitors, etc. In order to ensure that technical standards are applied uniformly, the Commission requires testing facilities and manufacturers to follow the standardized measurement procedures and practices: (a) 47 CFR part 2 of the Commission’s rules requires each Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing facility that performs equipment testing in support of any request for equipment authorization to be accredited by Commission-approved accrediting bodies. (b) A testing laboratory that is accredited by a Commission-approved accrediting body is required to file a test site description with the accreditation body for review as part of the accreditation assessment. This information will document that the EMC testing facility complies with the testing standards used to make the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 33533 measurements that support any request for equipment authorization. (c) The EMC testing facility must provide updated documentation to the accreditation bodies if there are changes in the measurement facility or certify at least every two years that the facility’s equipment and test set-up have not changed. (d) The accreditation body will provide the Commission with specific summary information about each testing laboratory that it has accredited. The Commission will maintain a list of accredited laboratories that it has recognized. The Commission or a Telecommunications certification body uses the information from the test sites and the supporting documentation, which accompany all requests for equipment authorization: (a) To ensure that the data are valid and that proper testing procedures are used; (b) To ensure that potential interference to radio communications is controlled; and (c) To investigate complaints of harmful interference or to verify the manufacturer’s compliance with Section 47 CFR 2.948 of the Commission’s rules. FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION Accreditation Bodies Dated: May 20, 2016. Emogene Johnson, Administrative Assistant. 47 CFR Section 2.949 of the Commission’s rules sets forth the requirements for accreditation bodies seeking recognition from the FCC as a laboratory accreditation body. Accreditation bodies seeking such recognition from the Commission must file a report of their qualifications with the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). They are only required to file this information once. In addition, the referenced 47 CFR part 15 rules (47 CFR 15.117(g)(2)) require that certain equipment manufacturers file information concerning the testing of TV receivers, which tune to UHF channels, to show that the UHF channels provide approximately the same degree of tuning accuracy with approximately the same expenditure of time and effort. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–12461 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 1 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016. PLACE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, Room 511N, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004 (enter from F Street entrance). STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission will consider and act upon the following in closed session as a continuation of the meeting held on May 4, 2016: Secretary of Labor v. Newtown Energy, Inc., Docket No. WEVA 2011–283 (Issues include whether the Administrative Law Judge erred by concluding that the violation in question was not significant and substantial and was not the result of an unwarrantable failure to comply.) 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 INFO: Emogene Johnson (202) 434–9935/(202) 708–9300 for TDD Relay/1–800–877– 8339 for toll free. TIME AND DATE: [FR Doc. 2016–12507 Filed 5–24–16; 11:15 am] 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. Boardapproved 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 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 AGENCY: Other Information PO 00000 Sunshine Act Meeting Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 33534 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices 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—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. 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, without revision, of the following report: Report title: Notice By Financial Institutions of Government Securities Broker or Government Securities Dealer Activities; Notice By Financial Institutions of Termination of Activities as a Government Securities Broker or Government Securities Dealer. Agency form number: Form G–FIN; Form G–FINW. OMB control number: 7100–0224. Frequency: On occasion. Reporters: State member banks, foreign banks, uninsured state branches or state agencies of foreign banks, commercial lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks, and Edge corporations. Estimated annual reporting hours: 5 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Form G–FIN, 1 hour; Form G–FINW, 0.25 hour. Number of respondents: Form G–FIN, 4; Form G–FINW, 2. General description of report: The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 authorizes the Board to require these notices. The notices are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 78o–5(a)(l)(B)(i), which requires a financial institution that is a broker or dealer of government securities dealer to notify the appropriate regulatory agency (ARA) that it is a government securities broker or a government securities dealer (Form G–FIN notice), or that it has ceased to act as such (Form G–FINW notice). In addition, 15 U.S.C. 78o–5(b)(1) directs the Treasury to adopt rules requiring every government securities broker and government securities dealer to collect information and to provide reports to the applicable ARA. The Board is an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 ARA. 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(34)(G)(ii). Further support for the creation and collection of these notices by the Board is found in Treasury regulations, authorized by 15 U.S.C. 78o–5(b)(l), instructing that any amendments or corrections to a financial institution’s status as a government securities broker or dealer also be filed with the ARA on the Form GFIN notice. 17 CFR 400.5(b). Under the Act, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to exempt any government securities broker or dealer, or class thereof, from the notice requirement of section 78o–5(a)(1)(B). See 15 U.S.C. 78o–5(a)(5). Thus, the obligation to file the notices with the Board is mandatory for those financial institutions for which the Board serves as the ARA, unless the financial institution is exempted from the notice filing requirement by Treasury regulations (17 CFR part 401). If an exemption no longer applies, the institution must immediately file a notice. The filing of these notices is event generated. Respondents file two copies of the notices directly with the Board. Under the statute, the Board forwards one copy to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the notices are then made public by the SEC. 15 U.S.C. 78o–5(a)(l)(B)(iii). While the statute only requires the SEC to produce the notices to the public, the notices are also available to the public upon request made to the Board. Accordingly, the Board does not consider these data to be confidential. Abstract: The Government Securities Act of 1986 (the Act) requires financial institutions to notify their ARA of their intent to engage in government securities broker or dealer activity, to amend information submitted previously, and to record their termination of such activity. The Federal Reserve is the ARA for state member banks, foreign banks, uninsured state branches or state agencies of foreign banks, commercial lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks, and Edge corporations. The Federal Reserve uses the information in its supervisory capacity to measure compliance with the Act. Current Actions: On February 29, 2016, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 10248) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend the FR G–FIN and FR G–FINW for three years without revision. The comment period for the notice expired on April 29, 2016. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments, and the information collection will be extended as proposed. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 23, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–12471 Filed 5–25–16; 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. Boardapproved 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 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—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. 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, 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. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)]
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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. 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 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

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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--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.
    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, without revision, of the following report:
    Report title: Notice By Financial Institutions of Government 
Securities Broker or Government Securities Dealer Activities; Notice By 
Financial Institutions of Termination of Activities as a Government 
Securities Broker or Government Securities Dealer.
    Agency form number: Form G-FIN; Form G-FINW.
    OMB control number: 7100-0224.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Reporters: State member banks, foreign banks, uninsured state 
branches or state agencies of foreign banks, commercial lending 
companies owned or controlled by foreign banks, and Edge corporations.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: 5 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: Form G-FIN, 1 hour; Form G-
FINW, 0.25 hour.
    Number of respondents: Form G-FIN, 4; Form G-FINW, 2.
    General description of report: The Securities and Exchange Act of 
1934 authorizes the Board to require these notices. The notices are 
authorized under 15 U.S.C. 78o-5(a)(l)(B)(i), which requires a 
financial institution that is a broker or dealer of government 
securities dealer to notify the appropriate regulatory agency (ARA) 
that it is a government securities broker or a government securities 
dealer (Form G-FIN notice), or that it has ceased to act as such (Form 
G-FINW notice). In addition, 15 U.S.C. 78o-5(b)(1) directs the Treasury 
to adopt rules requiring every government securities broker and 
government securities dealer to collect information and to provide 
reports to the applicable ARA. The Board is an ARA. 15 U.S.C. 
78c(a)(34)(G)(ii). Further support for the creation and collection of 
these notices by the Board is found in Treasury regulations, authorized 
by 15 U.S.C. 78o-5(b)(l), instructing that any amendments or 
corrections to a financial institution's status as a government 
securities broker or dealer also be filed with the ARA on the Form GFIN 
notice. 17 CFR 400.5(b).
    Under the Act, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to 
exempt any government securities broker or dealer, or class thereof, 
from the notice requirement of section 78o-5(a)(1)(B). See 15 U.S.C. 
78o-5(a)(5). Thus, the obligation to file the notices with the Board is 
mandatory for those financial institutions for which the Board serves 
as the ARA, unless the financial institution is exempted from the 
notice filing requirement by Treasury regulations (17 CFR part 401). If 
an exemption no longer applies, the institution must immediately file a 
notice. The filing of these notices is event generated.
    Respondents file two copies of the notices directly with the Board. 
Under the statute, the Board forwards one copy to the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (SEC), and the notices are then made public by the 
SEC. 15 U.S.C. 78o-5(a)(l)(B)(iii). While the statute only requires the 
SEC to produce the notices to the public, the notices are also 
available to the public upon request made to the Board. Accordingly, 
the Board does not consider these data to be confidential.
    Abstract: The Government Securities Act of 1986 (the Act) requires 
financial institutions to notify their ARA of their intent to engage in 
government securities broker or dealer activity, to amend information 
submitted previously, and to record their termination of such activity. 
The Federal Reserve is the ARA for state member banks, foreign banks, 
uninsured state branches or state agencies of foreign banks, commercial 
lending companies owned or controlled by foreign banks, and Edge 
corporations. The Federal Reserve uses the information in its 
supervisory capacity to measure compliance with the Act.
    Current Actions: On February 29, 2016, the Board published a notice 
in the Federal Register (81 FR 10248) requesting public comment for 60 
days on the proposal to extend the FR G-FIN and FR G-FINW for three 
years without revision. The comment period for the notice expired on 
April 29, 2016. The Federal Reserve did not receive any comments, and 
the information collection will be extended as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 23, 2016.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2016-12471 Filed 5-25-16; 8:45 am]
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