Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 34579-34580 [2018-15519]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 Board 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. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, With Revision, of the Following Report Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications under Subparts A and C of Regulation K. Agency form number: FR K–1. OMB control number: 7100–0107. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents: Member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, bank holding companies (BHCs), and foreign organizations. Estimated number of respondents: Attachments A and B, 5; Attachments C through G, 15; Attachments H and I, 12; Attachment J, 2; Attachment K, 1. Estimated average hours per response: Attachments A and B, 11.5 hours; Attachments C through G, 10 hours; Attachments H and I, 15.5 hours; Attachment J, 10 hours; Attachment K, 20 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: 1,013 hours. General description of collection: Subpart A of the Board’s Regulation K governs the foreign investments and activities of member banks, Edge and agreement corporations, BHCs, and certain investments by foreign organizations. Subpart C of Regulation K governs investments in export trading companies. The FR K–1 information collection contains eleven attachments for the application and notification requirements embodied in Subparts A and C of Regulation K. The Board requires these applications for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Board to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Federal Reserve Act and the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956. The applications are event-generated and provide the Federal Reserve with information necessary to evaluate each of the proposed transactions. Legal authorization and confidentiality: This information collection is mandatory and collected pursuant to sections 25 and 25A of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 601– 604(a), 611–631), and sections 4(c)(13), VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 4(c)(14), and 5(c) of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(13), 1843(c)(14), 1844(c)). The information submitted in the FR K–1 is considered to be public unless an institution requests confidential treatment for portions of the particular application or notification. Applicants may rely on any Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption, but such requests for confidentiality must contain detailed justifications corresponding to the claimed FOIA exemption. Any requests for confidentiality will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Effective date: July 31, 2018. Current actions: On March 23, 2018, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 12761) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the FR K–1. The Board proposed to revise the FR K–1 form and instructions primarily to make minor changes for improved style, grammar, and clarity, and to align the general information, certification, and confidentiality sections with other similar forms.1 In addition, a statement has been added indicating that the Board prefers that applicants/notificants electronically submit the application/notification and that a pre-filing option is available. No changes have been made to the information required in the various attachments to the FR K–1 form. The comment period for this notice expired on May 22, 2018. The Board did not receive any comments. Accordingly, the revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2018. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–15518 Filed 7–19–18; 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. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is SUMMARY: 1 Bank Holding Company Application and Notification Forms (FR Y–3, FR Y–3N, and FR Y– 4; OMB No. 7100–0121), the International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of Regulation K (FR K–2; OMB No. 7100–0284), and the Application for a Foreign Organization to Acquire a U.S. Bank or Bank Holding Company (FR Y–3F; OMB No. 7100–0119). PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34579 adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of Regulation K (FR K– 2; OMB No. 7100–0284). DATES: The revisions are applicable as of July 31, 2018. 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 or by fax to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 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 Board 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. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, With Revision, of the Following Report Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of Regulation K. Agency form number: FR K–2. OMB control number: 7100–0284. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents: Foreign banks. Estimated number of respondents: 14. Estimated average hours per response: 36 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: 504 hours. General description of collection: Foreign banks are required to obtain the E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 34580 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 140 / Friday, July 20, 2018 / Notices prior approval of the Federal Reserve to establish a branch, agency, or representative office in the United States; to acquire ownership or control of a commercial lending company in the United States; or to change the status of any existing office in the United States. The FR K–2 information collection contains five attachments for the application and notification requirements embodied in subpart B of Regulation K. The Federal Reserve uses the information to fulfill its statutory obligations under the International Banking Act. The applicant also is required to publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the community where the office is proposed to be located. The notice must state the name and address of the applicant/notificant and the proposed office, and it must invite the public to submit written comments to the appropriate Reserve Bank. Legal authorization and confidentiality: This information collection is mandatory and collected pursuant to sections 7, 10, and 13 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105, 3107, and 3108). The information collected on the FR K–2 is normally subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The applying or notifying organization may request that portions of the information contained in the FR K–2 be afforded confidential treatment. To do so, applicants must demonstrate how the information for which confidentiality is requested would fall within the scope of one or more of the exemptions contained in the FOIA. Any such request would be evaluated on a caseby-case basis. Effective date: July 31, 2018. Current actions: On March 23, 2018, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 12760) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the FR K–2. The Board proposed to revise the FR K–2 form and instructions in order to: Improve the clarity of the requests; reflect the impact of new laws, regulations, capital requirements, and accounting rules; make minor changes for improved style, grammar and clarity; and harmonize the general information, certification, and confidentiality sections with other similar forms. The revisions are intended to make initial filings more reflective of the proposed transaction and thereby reduce the need for subsequent information requests, which delay the Federal Reserve’s consideration of a filing and create additional burden for filers. The comment period for this notice expired VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jul 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 on May 22, 2018. The Board did not receive any comments. Accordingly, the revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2018. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–15519 Filed 7–19–18; 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. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Bank Holding Company Application and Notification Forms (OMB No. 7100–0121): The Application for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company (FR Y–3), the Notification for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company (FR Y–3N), and the Notification for Prior Approval to Engage Directly or Indirectly in Certain Nonbanking Activities (FR Y–4). DATES: The revisions are applicable as of July 31, 2018. 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 or by fax to (202) 395–6974. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Board 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. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, With Revision, of the Following Report Report title: Application for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company, or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; Notification for Prior Approval to Become a Bank Holding Company, or for a Bank Holding Company to Acquire an Additional Bank or Bank Holding Company; and Notification for Prior Approval to Engage Directly or Indirectly in Certain Nonbanking Activities. Agency form number: FR Y–3, FR Y–3N, and FR Y–4. OMB control number: 7100–0121. Frequency: Event-generated. Respondents: Corporations seeking to become bank holding companies (BHCs) and existing BHCs. Estimated average hours per response: FR Y–3, Section 3(a)(1): 50 hours; FR Y– 3, Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 60.5 hours; FR Y–3N, Sections 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 5 hours; FR Y–4, complete notification: 12 hours; FR Y–4, expedited notification: 5 hours; and FR Y–4, post-consummation: 0.5 hours. Estimated number of respondents: FR Y–3, Section 3(a)(1): 81; FR Y–3, Section 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5): 136; FR Y–3N, Sections 3(a)(1), 3(a)(3), and 3(a)(5): 26; FR Y–4, complete notification: 30; FR Y–4, expedited notification: 11; and FR Y–4, post-consummation: 1. Estimated annual burden hours: 12,824 hours. General description of report: The Federal Reserve requires the submission of these filings for regulatory and supervisory purposes and to allow the Federal Reserve to fulfill its statutory obligations under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (the BHC Act). These filings collect information on proposals by BHCs involving E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15519]


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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.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the 
International Applications and Prior Notifications Under Subpart B of 
Regulation K (FR K-2; OMB No. 7100-0284).

DATES: The revisions are applicable as of July 31, 2018.

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 
or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 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 Board 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.

Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three 
Years, With Revision, of the Following Report

    Report title: International Applications and Prior Notifications 
Under Subpart B of Regulation K.
    Agency form number: FR K-2.
    OMB control number: 7100-0284.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents: Foreign banks.
    Estimated number of respondents: 14.
    Estimated average hours per response: 36 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 504 hours.
    General description of collection: Foreign banks are required to 
obtain the

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prior approval of the Federal Reserve to establish a branch, agency, or 
representative office in the United States; to acquire ownership or 
control of a commercial lending company in the United States; or to 
change the status of any existing office in the United States. The FR 
K-2 information collection contains five attachments for the 
application and notification requirements embodied in subpart B of 
Regulation K. The Federal Reserve uses the information to fulfill its 
statutory obligations under the International Banking Act.
    The applicant also is required to publish a notice in a newspaper 
of general circulation in the community where the office is proposed to 
be located. The notice must state the name and address of the 
applicant/notificant and the proposed office, and it must invite the 
public to submit written comments to the appropriate Reserve Bank.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: This information 
collection is mandatory and collected pursuant to sections 7, 10, and 
13 of the International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105, 3107, and 3108). 
The information collected on the FR K-2 is normally subject to public 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The applying or 
notifying organization may request that portions of the information 
contained in the FR K-2 be afforded confidential treatment. To do so, 
applicants must demonstrate how the information for which 
confidentiality is requested would fall within the scope of one or more 
of the exemptions contained in the FOIA. Any such request would be 
evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
    Effective date: July 31, 2018.
    Current actions: On March 23, 2018, the Board published a notice in 
the Federal Register (83 FR 12760) requesting public comment for 60 
days on the extension, with revision, of the FR K-2. The Board proposed 
to revise the FR K-2 form and instructions in order to: Improve the 
clarity of the requests; reflect the impact of new laws, regulations, 
capital requirements, and accounting rules; make minor changes for 
improved style, grammar and clarity; and harmonize the general 
information, certification, and confidentiality sections with other 
similar forms. The revisions are intended to make initial filings more 
reflective of the proposed transaction and thereby reduce the need for 
subsequent information requests, which delay the Federal Reserve's 
consideration of a filing and create additional burden for filers. The 
comment period for this notice expired on May 22, 2018. The Board did 
not receive any comments. Accordingly, the revisions will be 
implemented as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 17, 2018.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-15519 Filed 7-19-18; 8:45 am]
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