Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 68018-68019 [2016-23781]

Download as PDF 68018 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice for comment regarding the Federal Reserve proposal to extend without revision, the clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act for the following information collection activity. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board or Federal Reserve) invites comment on proposals to extend without revision, the Intermittent Survey of Businesses (FR 1374), and the Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities (FR 2248). On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 1374 or FR 2248, 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 OMB 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Board invites public comment on the following information collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is 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; 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. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Federal Reserve should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving final approval. Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Extension for Three Years, Without Revision, of the Following Reports 1. Report title: Intermittent Survey of Business. Agency form number: FR 1374. OMB control number: 7100–0302. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents: Businesses and state and local governments. Estimated number of respondents: 2,410. Estimated average hours per response: 15 minutes. Estimated annual burden hours: 1,825 hours. General Description of Report: The survey data are used by the Federal Reserve to gather information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s policy and operational responsibilities. There are two parts to this event-generated survey. First, under the guidance of Federal Reserve economists, the Federal Reserve Banks survey business contacts as economic developments warrant. Currently, there are approximately 2,400 business respondents for each survey (about 200 per Reserve Bank); occasionally state and local government officials are called, in which case there are far fewer respondents. It is necessary to conduct these surveys to provide timely information to the members of the Board and to the presidents of the Reserve Banks. Usually, these surveys are conducted by Reserve Bank economists telephoning or emailing purchasing managers, economists, or other knowledgeable individuals at selected, relevant businesses. Reserve Bank staff may also use online survey tools to collect responses to the survey. The frequency and content of the questions, as well as the entities contacted, vary depending on developments in the economy. Second, economists at the Board survey business contacts by telephone, inquiring about current business conditions. Board economists conduct these surveys as economic conditions require, with approximately ten respondents for each survey. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board’s Legal Division has determined that the Board is authorized to collect this information under sections 2A and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225a and 263) and that respondent participation E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 191 / Monday, October 3, 2016 / Notices in the survey is voluntary. Although the names of the participating entities might be disclosed in the summary memo and the memo might contain information provided to the Board for internal use only, exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)) may exempt this information from disclosure to the public. However, if the information collected on the FR 1374 does not meet these standards for confidentiality (for example if the information collected is already public), it would not be granted confidential treatment. 2. Report title: Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities. Agency form number: FR 2248. OMB control number: 7100–0005. Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, and semi-annually. Respondents: Domestic finance companies and mortgage companies. Estimated number of respondents: 450. Estimated average hours per response: Monthly, 20 minutes; Quarterly, 30 minutes; Addendum, 10 minutes. Estimated annual burden hours: 750 hours. General Description of Report: 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, which are published in the monthly statistical releases Finance Companies (G.20) and Consumer Credit (G.19), in the quarterly statistical release Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States (Z.1), and in the Federal Reserve Bulletin (Tables 1.51, 1.52, and 1.55). Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board’s Legal Division has determined that the FR 2248 is authorized by law pursuant to Section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act, 12 U.S.C. 225a). The obligation to respond is voluntary. Individual respondent data are confidential under section (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Sep 30, 2016 Jkt 241001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 28, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–23781 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC–2015–0034, Docket Number NIOSH 233–A] NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings 2016 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of issuance of final guidance publication. AGENCY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the availability of the following publication: NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings 2016 [2016–161]. ADDRESSES: This document may be obtained at the following link: http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-161/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara A. MacKenzie, NIOSH Division of Applied Research and Technology, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–26, Cincinnati, OH 45226. 513–533–8132 (not a toll free number), bmackenzie@ cdc.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: September 27, 2016. Frank Hearl, Chief of Staff, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2016–23719 Filed 9–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68019 The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel; NCI Provocative Questions—PQ2. Date: October 20, 2016. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Cancer Institute, Shady Grove, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 6W030, Rockville, MD 20850, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Zhiqiang Zou, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Special Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 7W242, Rockville, MD 20892–9750, 240–276–6372, zouzhiq@ mail.nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis Panel; Regional Centers of Research, Excellence in Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries. Date: October 25, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Shamala K. 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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Notice for comment regarding the Federal Reserve proposal to 
extend without revision, the clearance under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act for the following information collection activity.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board or 
Federal Reserve) invites comment on proposals to extend without 
revision, the Intermittent Survey of Businesses (FR 1374), and the 
Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities 
(FR 2248).
    On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA) to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of 
information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the 
Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to 
take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether 
to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all 
comments received from the public and other agencies.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 2, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 1374 or FR 2248, 
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 OMB 
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 Board invites public comment on the following information 
collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the 
OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is 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;
    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.
    At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations 
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Federal 
Reserve should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving final 
approval.

Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Extension for 
Three Years, Without Revision, of the Following Reports

    1. Report title: Intermittent Survey of Business.
    Agency form number: FR 1374.
    OMB control number: 7100-0302.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents: Businesses and state and local governments.
    Estimated number of respondents: 2,410.
    Estimated average hours per response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 1,825 hours.
    General Description of Report: The survey data are used by the 
Federal Reserve to gather information specifically tailored to the 
Federal Reserve's policy and operational responsibilities. There are 
two parts to this event-generated survey. First, under the guidance of 
Federal Reserve economists, the Federal Reserve Banks survey business 
contacts as economic developments warrant. Currently, there are 
approximately 2,400 business respondents for each survey (about 200 per 
Reserve Bank); occasionally state and local government officials are 
called, in which case there are far fewer respondents. It is necessary 
to conduct these surveys to provide timely information to the members 
of the Board and to the presidents of the Reserve Banks. Usually, these 
surveys are conducted by Reserve Bank economists telephoning or 
emailing purchasing managers, economists, or other knowledgeable 
individuals at selected, relevant businesses. Reserve Bank staff may 
also use online survey tools to collect responses to the survey. The 
frequency and content of the questions, as well as the entities 
contacted, vary depending on developments in the economy. Second, 
economists at the Board survey business contacts by telephone, 
inquiring about current business conditions. Board economists conduct 
these surveys as economic conditions require, with approximately ten 
respondents for each survey.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board's Legal Division 
has determined that the Board is authorized to collect this information 
under sections 2A and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 225a 
and 263) and that respondent participation

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in the survey is voluntary. Although the names of the participating 
entities might be disclosed in the summary memo and the memo might 
contain information provided to the Board for internal use only, 
exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)) may 
exempt this information from disclosure to the public. However, if the 
information collected on the FR 1374 does not meet these standards for 
confidentiality (for example if the information collected is already 
public), it would not be granted confidential treatment.
    2. Report title: Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated 
Assets and Liabilities.
    Agency form number: FR 2248.
    OMB control number: 7100-0005.
    Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, and semi-annually.
    Respondents: Domestic finance companies and mortgage companies.
    Estimated number of respondents: 450.
    Estimated average hours per response: Monthly, 20 minutes; 
Quarterly, 30 minutes; Addendum, 10 minutes.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 750 hours.
    General Description of Report: 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, which are published in 
the monthly statistical releases Finance Companies (G.20) and Consumer 
Credit (G.19), in the quarterly statistical release Flow of Funds 
Accounts of the United States (Z.1), and in the Federal Reserve 
Bulletin (Tables 1.51, 1.52, and 1.55).
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board's Legal Division 
has determined that the FR 2248 is authorized by law pursuant to 
Section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act, 12 U.S.C. 225a). The obligation 
to respond is voluntary. Individual respondent data are confidential 
under section (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4)).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 28, 
2016.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2016-23781 Filed 9-30-16; 8:45 am]
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