Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60724-60741 [2017-27629]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60724 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices FCC 11–50, the Commission adopted rules that relate to the implementation of section 224 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, regarding access to poles that are owned or controlled by utilities. Under the Commission’s rules, utilities must provide cable television systems and telecommunications carriers (collectively, ‘‘attachers’’) with nondiscriminatory access to attach facilities to poles, ducts, conduits, or rights-ofway owned or controlled by the utilities (collectively, ‘‘pole attachments’’). However, utilities may deny in writing those pole attachment applications where there is insufficient capacity on a pole, or for reasons of safety, reliability, and generally applicable engineering purposes. Commission rules also create a series of deadlines or ‘‘timelines’’ by which attachers request and receive permission from utilities for pole attachments. The first stage of the timeline requires utilities to survey the requested poles where access is requested and to perform an engineering analysis. Utilities may notify attachers when they have completed their surveys of the affected poles. With regard to the second stage of the timeline, utilities must present to attachers an estimate of charges for preparing a pole for a new attachment (‘‘make-ready’’ work). With regard to the make-ready stage of the timeline, utilities are required to send notices of impending make-ready work to entities with existing attachments on the pole. Such notification letters are sent when a make-ready schedule is established. If the make-ready period is interrupted, or if the pole owner asserts its right to a 15-day extension of time to perform make-ready work, then notification letters also are required from the utility to the new attacher. Additionally, the Order adopted a rule requiring utilities to make available and keep up-to-date a reasonably sufficient list of approved contractors to perform surveys and make-ready work in the communications space of a utility pole. If an attacher uses a utilityapproved contractor, then it must notify the utility and invite the utility to send a representative to oversee the work. Finally, the Order also broadened the existing enforcement process by permitting incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) to file complaints alleging that the pole attachment rates, terms, or conditions demanded by utilities are unjust or unreasonable. If an incumbent LEC can demonstrate that it is similarly situated to an attacher that is a telecommunications carrier or a cable television system (through relevant evidence, including pole VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 attachment agreements), then it can gain comparable pole attachment rates, terms, and condition as the similarlysituated carrier. The paperwork burdens for this provision are contained in OMB Collection No. 3060–0392. The Order also encourages incumbent LECs that benefit from lower pole attachment costs to file data at the Commission that demonstrate that the benefits are being passed on to consumers. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27555 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Designated Reserve Ratio for 2018 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of Designated Reserve Ratio for 2018. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation designates that the Designated Reserve Ratio (DRR) for the Deposit Insurance Fund shall remain at 2 percent for 2018. The Board is publishing this notice as required by section 7(b)(3)(A)(i) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munsell St. Clair, Chief, Banking and Regulatory Policy Section, Division of Insurance and Research, (202) 898– 8967; Robert Grohal, Chief, Fund Analysis and Pricing Section, Division of Insurance and Research, (202) 898– 6939; or Sheikha Kapoor, Senior Counsel, Legal Division, (202) 898– 3960. SUMMARY: Dated at Washington, DC, on September 27, 2017. By order of the Board of Directors. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27539 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY [No. 2017–N–10] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30-Day notice of submission of information collection for approval from Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection known as ‘‘Federal Home Loan Bank Directors,’’ which has been assigned control number 2590–0006 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on December 31, 2017. DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before January 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: (202) 395– 3047, Email: OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please also submit comments to FHFA, identified by ‘‘Proposed Collection; Comment Request: ‘Federal Home Loan Bank Directors, (No. 2017–N–10)’’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: www.fhfa.gov/ open-for-comment-or-input. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your comment to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by email to FHFA at RegComments@fhfa.gov to ensure timely receipt by the agency. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Eighth Floor, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20219, ATTENTION: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: ‘‘Federal Home Loan Bank Directors, (No. 2017– N–10)’’. We will post all public comments we receive without change, including any personal information you provide, such as your name and address, email address, and telephone number, on the FHFA website at http://www.fhfa.gov. In addition, copies of all comments received will be available for examination by the public through the electronic comment docket for this PRA Notice also located on the FHFA website. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Sweeney, Senior Management Analyst, Division of Bank Regulation, by email at Patricia.Sweeney@fhfa.gov or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices by telephone at (202) 649–3311; or Eric Raudenbush, Associate General Counsel, Eric.Raudenbush@fhfa.gov, (202) 649–3084 (these are not toll-free numbers); Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. The Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired is (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES A. Need for and Use of the Information Collection Section 7 of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) vests the management of each Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) in its board of directors.1 As required by section 7, each Bank’s board comprises two types of directors: (1) Member directors, who are drawn from the officers and directors of member institutions located in the Bank’s district and who are elected to represent members in a particular state in that district; and (2) independent directors, who are unaffiliated with any of the Bank’s member institutions, but who reside in the Bank’s district and are elected on an at-large basis.2 Both types of directors serve four-year terms, which are staggered so that approximately onequarter of a Bank’s total directorships are up for election every year.3 Section 7 and FHFA’s implementing regulation, codified at 12 CFR part 1261, establish the eligibility requirements for both types of Bank directors and the professional qualifications for independent directors, and set forth the procedures for their election. Part 1261 of the regulations requires that each Bank administer its own annual director election process. As part of this process, a Bank must require each nominee for both types of directorship, including any incumbent that may be a candidate for re-election, to complete and return to the Bank a form that solicits information about the candidate’s statutory eligibility to serve and, in the case of independent director candidates, about his or her professional qualifications for the directorship being sought.4 Specifically, member director candidates are required to complete the Federal Home Loan Bank Member Director Eligibility Certification Form (Member Director Eligibility Certification Form), while independent director candidates must complete the Federal Home Loan Bank Independent Director Application Form (Independent Director Application Form). 12 U.S.C. 1427(a)(1). 12 U.S.C. 1427(b) and (d). 3 See 12 U.S.C. 1427(d). 4 See 12 CFR 1261.7(c) and (f); 12 CFR 1261.14(b). Each Bank must also require all of its incumbent directors to certify annually that they continue to meet all eligibility requirements.5 Member directors do this by completing the Member Director Eligibility Certification Form again every year, while independent directors complete the abbreviated Federal Home Loan Bank Independent Director Annual Certification Form (Independent Director Annual Certification Form) to certify their ongoing eligibility. The Banks use the information collection contained in the Independent Director Application Form and part 1261 to determine whether individuals who wish to stand for election or reelection as independent directors satisfy the statutory eligibility requirements and possess the professional qualifications required under the statute and regulations. Only individuals meeting those eligibility requirements and qualifications may serve as an independent director.6 On an annual basis, the Banks use the information collection contained in the Independent Director Annual Certification Form and part 1261 to determine whether their incumbent independent directors continue to meet the statutory eligibility requirements. The Banks use the information collection contained in the Member Director Eligibility Certification Form and part 1261 to determine whether individuals who wish to stand for election or re-election as member directors satisfy the statutory eligibility requirements. Only individuals meeting these requirements may serve as a member director.7 On an annual basis, the Banks also use the information collection contained in the Member Director Eligibility Certification Form and part 1261 to determine whether their incumbent member directors continue to meet the statutory eligibility requirements. The OMB control number for this information collection is 2590–0006 and the current PRA clearance expires on December 31, 2017. The likely respondents are individuals who are prospective and incumbent Bank directors. The three Bank director forms that FHFA will be submitting to OMB for review, copies of which appear at the end of this notice, are substantively identical to those that are currently approved under the PRA. However, FHFA is considering major revisions to each of the forms and expects to publish another set of PRA notices regarding the revised forms and to submit the revised 1 See 2 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 5 See 12 CFR 1261.12. 12 U.S.C. 1427(a)(3). 7 See 12 U.S.C. 1427(a)(3) and (b)(1). forms to OMB for review and clearance under the PRA in the near future. B. Burden Estimate FHFA estimates the total annual hour burden imposed upon respondents by the three Bank director forms comprising this information collection to be 145 hours (37 hours + 75 hours + 33 hours = 145 hours, as detailed below). The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all member director candidates and incumbent member directors associated with review and completion of the Member Director Eligibility Certification Form to be 37 hours. This includes a total annual average of 68 member director candidates, with 1 response per individual taking an average of 15 minutes (.25 hours) (68 respondents × .25 hours = 17 hours). It also includes a total annual average of 80 incumbent member directors, with 1 response per individual taking an average of 15 minutes (.25 hours) (80 individuals × .25 hours = 20 hours). The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all independent director candidates associated with review and completion of the Independent Director Application Form to be 75 hours. This includes a total annual average of 25 independent director candidates, with 1 response per individual taking an average of 3 hours (25 individuals × 3 hours = 75 hours). The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all incumbent independent directors associated with review and completion of the Independent Director Annual Certification Form to be 33 hours. This includes a total annual average of 66 incumbent independent directors, with 1 response per individual taking an average of 30 minutes (.5 hours) (66 individuals × .5 hours = 33 hours). C. Comments Request In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), FHFA published a request for public comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on October 12, 2017.8 The 60-day comment period closed on December 11, 2017. FHFA received two comments, neither of which addressed any aspect of this information collection or the PRA. In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.10(a), FHFA is publishing this second notice to request comments regarding the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FHFA 6 See PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60725 8 See E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 82 FR 47510 (Oct. 12, 2017). 22DEN1 60726 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FHFA’s estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 19, 2017. Kevin Winkler, Chief Information Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency. BILLING CODE 8070–01–P E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices Name of member 60727 Your title or uosttlion E-mallnddress Street State State State Your title or Name ofnwmber State Your title or po:sitiron 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 4 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.000</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Name of member 60728 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices FEDERAL MEMBER DIRECTOR Yes No. Bank District Name of member lJank Uistrict l of 4 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.001</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES of member Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 60729 lneumbe11t Membe•· Bank Dlredtn'S of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.002</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Individuals Selected to Fill u 60730 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices HOI'IIIE 4 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 4 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.003</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES LINE l. Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 60731 name: Name Pax number Street 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.004</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES State 60732 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices STATUTORY I~LIGIUUTY home address; information: I<>nutil addres1s Fax number number State codt' of8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.005</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Strt't't 3of8 ""'"""'"' "" ##1##1202 I o~mNo. VerDate Sep<11>2014 60733 2590-0006 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.006</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 60734 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 4of8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.007</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SELKCTION CRITKRIA 60735 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices that If 5 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 8 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.008</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES willt a Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices of8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.009</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 60736 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 60737 If Term You1· role Term 7of8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.010</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Term 60738 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 8of8 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.011</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ANI> SUB!\UTTING THIS "4-PPlJCATION THAT THE INFORML'\TIO~ PROVIDED IS A~ COMPLETE OF YOUR K~O\VLEDGE THAT YOll """"''n:c.L TO SEI~VE AS DUlECTOl~ II? ELECTED~ Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices 60739 Full name: .. .. .. yuu continue to meet these you submittl'd on~vu;usl\' 1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.012</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES true, •..,'",.,.•,.,.• 60740 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices Please check one Nn have occurred. occurred llersonal inlhrmation: conOicts interest: Person~d Other VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 EN22DE17.013</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Datc:d: Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 245 / Friday, December 22, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2017–27629 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–C Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice of Agreement Filed sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreement under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreement to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within twelve days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. A copy of the agreement is available through the Commission’s website (www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or tradeanalysis@ fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 012439–002. Title: THE Alliance Agreement. Parties: Hapag-Lloyd AG and HapagLloyd USA LLC (acting as one party); Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp and Yang Ming (UK) Ltd. (acting as one party). Filing Party: Joshua Stein, Cozen O’Conner, 1200 Nineteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The Amendment revises the Agreement to provide for the transition that will occur following the acquisition of the assets of the container liner operations of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; and Nippon Yusen Kaisha by a new company known as Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. effective April 1, 2018. Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. is added as a party effective on the date of the transition referenced above. In addition, the Amendment adds Yang Ming (UK) Ltd. as a party (operating as a single party with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.) and adds Guatemala and India to the geographic scope of the Agreement. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: December 19, 2017. Rachel E. Dickon, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–27640 Filed 12–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6731–AA–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Dec 21, 2017 Jkt 244001 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed changes to the currently approved information collection project: ‘‘Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and the MEPS Medical Provider Component.’’ DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed changes to questions asked of household respondents, data collection instruments, collection plans, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Proposed Project Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component (HC) In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. For over thirty years, results from the MEPS and its predecessor surveys (the 1977 National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, the 1980 National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey and the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey) have been used by OMB, DHHS, Congress and a wide number of health services researchers to analyze health care use, expenses and health policy. Major changes continue to take place in the health care delivery system. The MEPS is needed to provide information about the current state of the health care system as well as to track changes over time. The MEPS permits annual estimates of use of health care and PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60741 expenditures and sources of payment for that health care. It also permits tracking individual change in employment, income, health insurance and health status over two years. The use of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) as a sampling frame expands the MEPS analytic capacity by providing another data point for comparisons over time. Households selected for participation in the MEPS–HC are interviewed five times in person. These rounds of interviewing are spaced about 5 months apart. The interview will take place with a family respondent who will report for him/herself and for other family members. The only change to the MEPS–HC from the previous OMB clearance is an update to the existing Adult SelfAdministered Questionnaire (SAQ). The MEPS–HC has the following goal: D To provide nationally representative estimates for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population for: • Health care use, expenditures, sources of payment • health insurance coverage Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Medical Provider Component (MPC) The MEPS–MPC will contact medical providers (hospitals, physicians, home health agencies and institutions) identified by household respondents in the MEPS–HC as sources of medical care for the time period covered by the interview, and all pharmacies providing prescription drugs to household members during the covered time period. The MEPS–MPC is not designed to yield national estimates as a standalone survey. The sample is designed to target the types of individuals and providers for whom household reported expenditure data was expected to be insufficient. For example, Medicaid enrollees are targeted for inclusion in the MEPS–MPC because this group is expected to have limited information about payments for their medical care. The MEPS–MPC collects event level data about medical care received by sampled persons during the relevant time period. The data collected from medical providers include: • Dates on which medical encounters occurred during the reference period • Data on the medical content of each encounter, including ICD–9 (or ICD– 10) and CPT–4 codes • Data on the charges associated with each encounter, such as the sources paying for the medical care-including the patient/family, public sources, and private insurance, and amounts paid by each source E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 245 (Friday, December 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60724-60741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27629]


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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

[No. 2017-N-10]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency.

ACTION: 30-Day notice of submission of information collection for 
approval from Office of Management and Budget.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the 
Agency) is seeking public comments concerning an information collection 
known as ``Federal Home Loan Bank Directors,'' which has been assigned 
control number 2590-0006 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
FHFA intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and 
approval of a three-year extension of the control number, which is due 
to expire on December 31, 2017.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before January 22, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer 
for the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 
(202) 395-3047, Email: [email protected]. Please also submit 
comments to FHFA, identified by ``Proposed Collection; Comment Request: 
`Federal Home Loan Bank Directors, (No. 2017-N-10)''' by any of the 
following methods:
     Agency Website: www.fhfa.gov/open-for-comment-or-input.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your 
comment to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by email 
to FHFA at [email protected] to ensure timely receipt by the agency.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Agency, Eighth 
Floor, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20219, ATTENTION: Proposed 
Collection; Comment Request: ``Federal Home Loan Bank Directors, (No. 
2017-N-10)''.
    We will post all public comments we receive without change, 
including any personal information you provide, such as your name and 
address, email address, and telephone number, on the FHFA website at 
http://www.fhfa.gov. In addition, copies of all comments received will 
be available for examination by the public through the electronic 
comment docket for this PRA Notice also located on the FHFA website.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Sweeney, Senior Management 
Analyst, Division of Bank Regulation, by email at 
[email protected] or

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by telephone at (202) 649-3311; or Eric Raudenbush, Associate General 
Counsel, [email protected], (202) 649-3084 (these are not toll-
free numbers); Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 Seventh Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20219. The Telecommunications Device for the Hearing 
Impaired is (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. Need for and Use of the Information Collection

    Section 7 of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) vests the 
management of each Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) in its board of 
directors.\1\ As required by section 7, each Bank's board comprises two 
types of directors: (1) Member directors, who are drawn from the 
officers and directors of member institutions located in the Bank's 
district and who are elected to represent members in a particular state 
in that district; and (2) independent directors, who are unaffiliated 
with any of the Bank's member institutions, but who reside in the 
Bank's district and are elected on an at-large basis.\2\ Both types of 
directors serve four-year terms, which are staggered so that 
approximately one-quarter of a Bank's total directorships are up for 
election every year.\3\ Section 7 and FHFA's implementing regulation, 
codified at 12 CFR part 1261, establish the eligibility requirements 
for both types of Bank directors and the professional qualifications 
for independent directors, and set forth the procedures for their 
election.
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    \1\ See 12 U.S.C. 1427(a)(1).
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    Part 1261 of the regulations requires that each Bank administer its 
own annual director election process. As part of this process, a Bank 
must require each nominee for both types of directorship, including any 
incumbent that may be a candidate for re-election, to complete and 
return to the Bank a form that solicits information about the 
candidate's statutory eligibility to serve and, in the case of 
independent director candidates, about his or her professional 
qualifications for the directorship being sought.\4\ Specifically, 
member director candidates are required to complete the Federal Home 
Loan Bank Member Director Eligibility Certification Form (Member 
Director Eligibility Certification Form), while independent director 
candidates must complete the Federal Home Loan Bank Independent 
Director Application Form (Independent Director Application Form).
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    Each Bank must also require all of its incumbent directors to 
certify annually that they continue to meet all eligibility 
requirements.\5\ Member directors do this by completing the Member 
Director Eligibility Certification Form again every year, while 
independent directors complete the abbreviated Federal Home Loan Bank 
Independent Director Annual Certification Form (Independent Director 
Annual Certification Form) to certify their ongoing eligibility.
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    The Banks use the information collection contained in the 
Independent Director Application Form and part 1261 to determine 
whether individuals who wish to stand for election or re-election as 
independent directors satisfy the statutory eligibility requirements 
and possess the professional qualifications required under the statute 
and regulations. Only individuals meeting those eligibility 
requirements and qualifications may serve as an independent 
director.\6\ On an annual basis, the Banks use the information 
collection contained in the Independent Director Annual Certification 
Form and part 1261 to determine whether their incumbent independent 
directors continue to meet the statutory eligibility requirements.
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    The Banks use the information collection contained in the Member 
Director Eligibility Certification Form and part 1261 to determine 
whether individuals who wish to stand for election or re-election as 
member directors satisfy the statutory eligibility requirements. Only 
individuals meeting these requirements may serve as a member 
director.\7\ On an annual basis, the Banks also use the information 
collection contained in the Member Director Eligibility Certification 
Form and part 1261 to determine whether their incumbent member 
directors continue to meet the statutory eligibility requirements.
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    The OMB control number for this information collection is 2590-0006 
and the current PRA clearance expires on December 31, 2017. The likely 
respondents are individuals who are prospective and incumbent Bank 
directors. The three Bank director forms that FHFA will be submitting 
to OMB for review, copies of which appear at the end of this notice, 
are substantively identical to those that are currently approved under 
the PRA. However, FHFA is considering major revisions to each of the 
forms and expects to publish another set of PRA notices regarding the 
revised forms and to submit the revised forms to OMB for review and 
clearance under the PRA in the near future.

B. Burden Estimate

    FHFA estimates the total annual hour burden imposed upon 
respondents by the three Bank director forms comprising this 
information collection to be 145 hours (37 hours + 75 hours + 33 hours 
= 145 hours, as detailed below).
    The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all member 
director candidates and incumbent member directors associated with 
review and completion of the Member Director Eligibility Certification 
Form to be 37 hours. This includes a total annual average of 68 member 
director candidates, with 1 response per individual taking an average 
of 15 minutes (.25 hours) (68 respondents x .25 hours = 17 hours). It 
also includes a total annual average of 80 incumbent member directors, 
with 1 response per individual taking an average of 15 minutes (.25 
hours) (80 individuals x .25 hours = 20 hours).
    The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all 
independent director candidates associated with review and completion 
of the Independent Director Application Form to be 75 hours. This 
includes a total annual average of 25 independent director candidates, 
with 1 response per individual taking an average of 3 hours (25 
individuals x 3 hours = 75 hours).
    The Agency estimates the total annual hour burden on all incumbent 
independent directors associated with review and completion of the 
Independent Director Annual Certification Form to be 33 hours. This 
includes a total annual average of 66 incumbent independent directors, 
with 1 response per individual taking an average of 30 minutes (.5 
hours) (66 individuals x .5 hours = 33 hours).

C. Comments Request

    In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), FHFA 
published a request for public comments regarding this information 
collection in the Federal Register on October 12, 2017.\8\ The 60-day 
comment period closed on December 11, 2017. FHFA received two comments, 
neither of which addressed any aspect of this information collection or 
the PRA.
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    In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.10(a), FHFA is 
publishing this second notice to request comments regarding the 
following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for 
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the accuracy of FHFA's estimates of the burdens of the collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
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    Dated: December 19, 2017.
Kevin Winkler,
Chief Information Officer, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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