Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 26415-26417 [2019-11795]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2019 / Notices ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9994–73–Region 10] Proposed Reissuance of NPDES General Permits for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Excluding Facilities Discharging Into the Upper SnakeRock Subbasin (IDG131000) and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country in Idaho (IDG133000) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed reissuance of NPDES General Permits and request for public comment. AGENCY: The Director of the Water Division, EPA Region 10, is proposing to reissue two aquaculture National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permits; Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Excluding Facilities Discharging into the Upper Snake-Rock Subbasin, and Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country in Idaho. As proposed, the General Permits will authorize discharges of wastewater from cold water and warm water Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production facilities (also referred to as CAAPs or ‘‘hatcheries’’). The permits will largely replace and combine the NPDES General Permit for Cold Water Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (not subject to Wasteload Allocations) (IDG131000) and the NPDES General Permit for Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho (subject to Wasteload Allocations) (IDG130000) but will exclude facilities discharging within the Upper SnakeRock Subbasin. The EPA is not taking action on coverage for facilities that discharge within the Upper Snake-Rock Subbasin under IDG130000 at this time; those facilities with coverage will remain covered under IDG130000. Coverage for facilities under IDG130000 that are not within the Upper SnakeRock Subbasin will be terminated once coverage under IDG131000 or IDG133000 is available. In addition, with this reissuance, the EPA is separating out discharges from aquaculture facilities located in Indian County in Idaho under a separate General Permit number (IDG133000). This will facilitate the transfer of IDG131000 to the State of Idaho in 2020 as part of the phased implementation of Idaho’s administration of the NPDES Program. EPA will remain the permitting authority for IDG133000. DATES: Comments must be received by July 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments on the draft General Permits may be mailed to: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Jun 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Director, Water Division; USEPA Region 10; 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 155, WD19–C09; Seattle, WA 98101, or may also be submitted by fax to (206) 553– 0165 or electronically to kusnierz.lisa@ epa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Permit documents may be found on the EPA Region 10 website at: www.epa.gov/npdes-permits/draftnpdes-general-permits-aquaculturefacilities-idaho. Copies of the draft General Permits and Fact Sheet are also available upon request. Requests may be made to Audrey Washington at (206) 553–0523 or to Lisa Kusnierz at (208) 378–5626. Requests may also be electronically mailed to: washington.audrey@epa.gov, or kusnierz.lisa@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information There are approximately 25 facilities eligible for coverage under the two General Permits. The Permits generally share the same conditions but differ in that IDG131000 is for facilities discharging to waters of the U.S. in Idaho (excluding facilities discharging within the Upper Snake-Rock Subbasin) and IDG133000 is for facilities discharging to waters of the U.S. within Indian Country in Idaho. Aquaculture facilities may use one of several types of production systems, including ponds, flow-through systems, and recirculating systems. Most of the facilities eligible for coverage by the General Permits use flow-through systems. Most facilities have a quiescent zone at the bottom of their raceways to allow solids and debris to settle out (where they can be vacuumed and removed) and use a fullflow settling basin or offline settling basin to remove sediment and associated pollutants prior to discharge. The General Permits have numeric effluent limits for total phosphorus and total suspended solids for all facilities and temperature limits for some facilities, as well as prohibitions on certain discharges and practices. Numeric limitations for facilities may differ depending on applicable Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) wasteload allocations. Permit conditions include reporting requirements for the usage of drugs and chemicals and development of a Best Management Practices Plan that addresses solids control, operational requirements, materials storage, structural maintenance, recordkeeping, and training. The basis for the conditions and requirements of the draft General Permits are given in the Fact Sheet. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26415 Facilities will receive a written notification from the EPA whether permit coverage and authorization to discharge under one of the General Permits is approved. Major changes in the permit conditions from the 2007 General Permit include: Removal of the percent total suspended solids removal requirement for offline settling basins, prohibition on copper usage, the addition of continuous temperature monitoring for some facilities, and miscellaneous monitoring revisions. The EPA has completed a Biological Evaluation for these Permit actions. Consultation under the Endangered Species Act between the EPA and the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been completed. The Services concurred on the EPA’s determination that the Permit actions are not likely to adversely affect species listed under the Endangered Species Act or designated critical habitat. II. Other Legal Requirements This action was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review under Executive Orders 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and was determined to be not significant. Compliance with Endangered Species Act, Essential Fish Habitat, Paperwork Reduction Act, and other requirements are discussed in the Fact Sheet to the proposed permits. Dated: May 22, 2019. Angela Chung, Acting Director, Water Division, Region 10. [FR Doc. 2019–11815 Filed 6–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Federal Reserve Membership Applications and the Federal Reserve Bank Stock Applications (FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, FR 2087, FR 2083, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2083C; OMB Nos. 7100–0042 and 7100– 0046). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 5, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 26416 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2019 / Notices You may submit comments, identified by FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, FR 2087, FR 2083, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, or FR 2083C, by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ foia/proposedregs.aspx. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. Include OMB number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 452–3819 or (202) 452– 3102. • Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available on the Board’s website 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 146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 452–3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. 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, if approved. These documents will also be made available on the Board’s public website 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) khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Jun 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 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: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve 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. Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal 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 Board’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Board’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 Board should modify the proposal. Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, With Revision, the Following Information Collections Report titles: Federal Reserve Bank Stock Applications. Agency form numbers: FR 2030; FR 2030a; FR 2056; FR 2086; FR 2086a; FR 2087. OMB control number: 7100–0042. Frequency: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: New national banks, non-member state banks converting into national banks, member banks, and member banks converting into or merging into member or nonmember banks. Estimated number of respondents: FR 2030, 4; FR 2030a, 7; FR 2056, 1,068; FR 2086, 10; FR 2086a, 86; FR 2087, 1. Estimated average hours per response: 0.5. Estimated annual burden hours: FR 2030, 2; FR 2030a, 3.5; FR 2056, 534; FR 2086, 5; FR 2086a, 43; FR 2087, 0.5. General description of report: Any national bank wanting to purchase stock in the Federal Reserve System, any member bank wanting to increase or decrease its Federal Reserve Bank stock holdings, or any bank wanting to cancel its stock holdings must file an application with the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank. The application forms for the initial subscription of Federal Reserve Bank stock filed by organizing national banks and nonmember state banks converting to national banks (FR 2030 and 2030a, respectively) and the application forms for the cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank stock filed by liquidating member banks, member banks merging or consolidating with nonmember banks, and insolvent member banks (FR 2086, FR 2086a, and FR 2087, respectively) require one or more of the following: A resolution by the applying bank’s board of directors authorizing the transaction, an indication of the capital and surplus of the bank as of the date of application, a certification (by official signatures) of the resolution, and/or an indication of the number of shares and dollar amount of the Federal Reserve Bank stock to be purchased or cancelled. The application form for an interim adjustment in a member bank’s holdings of Federal Reserve Bank stock (FR 2056) requires an indication of the capital and surplus of the bank as of the date of application and an indication of the number of shares held and the number of shares to be acquired or canceled. A completed application form must be submitted for each required adjustment. Any member bank must use the FR 2056 to correct a discrepancy between the amount of Federal Reserve Bank stock required to be held and the amount actually held by the member bank. The latter is determined by the Reserve Bank through its monitoring of the bank’s capital accounts reported quarterly on the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 051; OMB No. 7100–0036). The Federal Reserve Bank stock applications are distributed by the Federal Reserve E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 109 / Thursday, June 6, 2019 / Notices Banks and the information collected enables them to account for required subscription, adjustment, or cancellation payments to and from the System and for dividends paid by the System on any outstanding stock. Report title: Federal Reserve Membership Application. Agency form number: FR 2083/A/B/C. OMB control number: 7100–0046. Frequency: On occasion. Respondents: Member banks converting into or merging into member or non-member banks. Estimated number of respondents: 16. Estimated average hours per response: 4. Estimated annual burden hours: 64. General description of report: The four individual application forms in the FR 2083 series (membership application and relevant attachments) are all onetime submissions that are used by organizing (new) or existing statechartered banks to apply for membership in the Federal Reserve System. The FR 2083 contains a cover sheet, with general information and instructions detailing the information to be submitted according to the type of applicant bank. The FR 2083A is the application form for the purchase of Federal Reserve Bank stock by state banks (except mutual savings banks) and by national banks converting into state member banks. The FR 2083B is the application form for the purchase of Federal Reserve Bank stock by mutual savings banks. The FR 2083C is the Certificate of Organizers or Directors certifying that the information being submitted is true and complete, and the proposed capital is not impaired. Proposed revisions: The Board is proposing to revise the FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, FR 2086, FR 2086A, FR 2087 with the following updates: (1) Require the bank to include their American Bankers Association (ABA) number on page one (FR 2030, FR 2030A, FR 2056, FR 2083A, and FR 2083B); (2) include the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as an authorized signer (FR 2030, FR 2030A, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, FR 2086, and FR 2086A); (3) remove the SEAL and/or notarization requirement to allow for electronic retention of documentation (FR 2030, FR 2030A, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2087); (4) include a note requiring that the signer of the form be included on the bank’s Official Authorization List that is on file with the Federal Reserve (FR 2030, 2030A, FR 2056, 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2086A); (5) collect an additional data point ‘‘Less: retained VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Jun 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 earnings and accumulated other comprehensive income if such combined amount is negative’’ on page one (FR 2030, FR 2030a, similar to the FR 2056); (6) on page one of FR 2056: (a) Place a box around the area where member banks enter their Common stock, Paid-in surplus and NRE figures (if applicable) and place a bolded ‘‘Member banks’’ identifier at top left, (b) place member bank and mutual savings bank calculations separated from each other in order to alleviate each type of institution from using both areas, and (c) insert the statement to, ‘‘round up only’’ to footnote 3. The Board is not proposing any revision to the FR 2083 and FR 2083C forms as part of this process. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Federal Reserve Membership Application is authorized by Section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA) (12 U.S.C. 321, 322, 323, 329, and 333). The Federal Reserve Bank Stock Applications are authorized pursuant to Sections 9 (12 U.S.C. 321) and 11(a) of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 248(a)). Additionally, the FR 2030 and FR 2030a are specifically authorized by Section 2 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 222 and 282); the FR 2056, FR 2086, and FR 2086a are authorized by Section 5 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 287); and the FR 2087 is authorized by Section 6 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 288). The FR 2083 is required to obtain a benefit, while the FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, and FR 2087 are mandatory. Individual respondents may request that information submitted to the Board in these applications be kept confidential on a case-by-case basis. Such applications may contain information related the business plans of the respondent. Under certain circumstances, this information may be withheld under exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects privileged or confidential commercial or financial information (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). These applications may also contain information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, which may be protected under exemption 6 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). Additionally, exemption 8 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)) may apply to the extent the reported information is contained in or related to examination reports. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26417 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 31, 2019. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–11795 Filed 6–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 5, 2019. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Robert L. Triplett III, Senior Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201–2272: 1. PFBS Holdings, Inc., Dallas, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring voting shares of Lakeside Bancshares, Inc., and indirectly acquire Lakeside National Bank, both of Rockwall, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 3, 2019. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–11856 Filed 6–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 109 (Thursday, June 6, 2019)]
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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, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, 
the Federal Reserve Membership Applications and the Federal Reserve 
Bank Stock Applications (FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, 
FR 2087, FR 2083, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2083C; OMB Nos. 7100-0042 
and 7100-0046).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 5, 2019.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2030, FR 2030a, FR 
2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, FR 2087, FR 2083, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, or FR 
2083C, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Website: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx.
     Email: [email protected]. Include OMB 
number in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102.
     Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available on the Board's website 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 
146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the Board requires 
that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by 
calling (202) 452-3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to 
present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to 
security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
    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, if approved. These documents will also be made available 
on the Board's public website 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: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) to approve 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.

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

    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 Board's functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Board'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 Board 
should modify the proposal.

Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, With 
Revision, the Following Information Collections

    Report titles: Federal Reserve Bank Stock Applications.
    Agency form numbers: FR 2030; FR 2030a; FR 2056; FR 2086; FR 2086a; 
FR 2087.
    OMB control number: 7100-0042.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents: New national banks, non-member state banks converting 
into national banks, member banks, and member banks converting into or 
merging into member or nonmember banks.
    Estimated number of respondents: FR 2030, 4; FR 2030a, 7; FR 2056, 
1,068; FR 2086, 10; FR 2086a, 86; FR 2087, 1.
    Estimated average hours per response: 0.5.
    Estimated annual burden hours: FR 2030, 2; FR 2030a, 3.5; FR 2056, 
534; FR 2086, 5; FR 2086a, 43; FR 2087, 0.5.
    General description of report: Any national bank wanting to 
purchase stock in the Federal Reserve System, any member bank wanting 
to increase or decrease its Federal Reserve Bank stock holdings, or any 
bank wanting to cancel its stock holdings must file an application with 
the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank. The application forms for the 
initial subscription of Federal Reserve Bank stock filed by organizing 
national banks and nonmember state banks converting to national banks 
(FR 2030 and 2030a, respectively) and the application forms for the 
cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank stock filed by liquidating member 
banks, member banks merging or consolidating with nonmember banks, and 
insolvent member banks (FR 2086, FR 2086a, and FR 2087, respectively) 
require one or more of the following: A resolution by the applying 
bank's board of directors authorizing the transaction, an indication of 
the capital and surplus of the bank as of the date of application, a 
certification (by official signatures) of the resolution, and/or an 
indication of the number of shares and dollar amount of the Federal 
Reserve Bank stock to be purchased or cancelled.
    The application form for an interim adjustment in a member bank's 
holdings of Federal Reserve Bank stock (FR 2056) requires an indication 
of the capital and surplus of the bank as of the date of application 
and an indication of the number of shares held and the number of shares 
to be acquired or canceled.
    A completed application form must be submitted for each required 
adjustment. Any member bank must use the FR 2056 to correct a 
discrepancy between the amount of Federal Reserve Bank stock required 
to be held and the amount actually held by the member bank. The latter 
is determined by the Reserve Bank through its monitoring of the bank's 
capital accounts reported quarterly on the Consolidated Reports of 
Condition and Income (Call Report) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 
051; OMB No. 7100-0036). The Federal Reserve Bank stock applications 
are distributed by the Federal Reserve

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Banks and the information collected enables them to account for 
required subscription, adjustment, or cancellation payments to and from 
the System and for dividends paid by the System on any outstanding 
stock.
    Report title: Federal Reserve Membership Application.
    Agency form number: FR 2083/A/B/C.
    OMB control number: 7100-0046.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondents: Member banks converting into or merging into member or 
non-member banks.
    Estimated number of respondents: 16.
    Estimated average hours per response: 4.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 64.
    General description of report: The four individual application 
forms in the FR 2083 series (membership application and relevant 
attachments) are all one-time submissions that are used by organizing 
(new) or existing state-chartered banks to apply for membership in the 
Federal Reserve System. The FR 2083 contains a cover sheet, with 
general information and instructions detailing the information to be 
submitted according to the type of applicant bank. The FR 2083A is the 
application form for the purchase of Federal Reserve Bank stock by 
state banks (except mutual savings banks) and by national banks 
converting into state member banks. The FR 2083B is the application 
form for the purchase of Federal Reserve Bank stock by mutual savings 
banks. The FR 2083C is the Certificate of Organizers or Directors 
certifying that the information being submitted is true and complete, 
and the proposed capital is not impaired.
    Proposed revisions: The Board is proposing to revise the FR 2030, 
FR 2030a, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, FR 2086, FR 2086A, FR 2087 with 
the following updates: (1) Require the bank to include their American 
Bankers Association (ABA) number on page one (FR 2030, FR 2030A, FR 
2056, FR 2083A, and FR 2083B); (2) include the Chief Financial Officer 
(CFO) as an authorized signer (FR 2030, FR 2030A, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 
2083B, FR 2086, and FR 2086A); (3) remove the SEAL and/or notarization 
requirement to allow for electronic retention of documentation (FR 
2030, FR 2030A, FR 2056, FR 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2087); (4) include 
a note requiring that the signer of the form be included on the bank's 
Official Authorization List that is on file with the Federal Reserve 
(FR 2030, 2030A, FR 2056, 2083A, FR 2083B, and FR 2086A); (5) collect 
an additional data point ``Less: retained earnings and accumulated 
other comprehensive income if such combined amount is negative'' on 
page one (FR 2030, FR 2030a, similar to the FR 2056); (6) on page one 
of FR 2056: (a) Place a box around the area where member banks enter 
their Common stock, Paid-in surplus and NRE figures (if applicable) and 
place a bolded ``Member banks'' identifier at top left, (b) place 
member bank and mutual savings bank calculations separated from each 
other in order to alleviate each type of institution from using both 
areas, and (c) insert the statement to, ``round up only'' to footnote 
3. The Board is not proposing any revision to the FR 2083 and FR 2083C 
forms as part of this process.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Federal Reserve 
Membership Application is authorized by Section 9 of the Federal 
Reserve Act (FRA) (12 U.S.C. 321, 322, 323, 329, and 333). The Federal 
Reserve Bank Stock Applications are authorized pursuant to Sections 9 
(12 U.S.C. 321) and 11(a) of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 248(a)). Additionally, 
the FR 2030 and FR 2030a are specifically authorized by Section 2 of 
the FRA (12 U.S.C. 222 and 282); the FR 2056, FR 2086, and FR 2086a are 
authorized by Section 5 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 287); and the FR 2087 is 
authorized by Section 6 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 288).
    The FR 2083 is required to obtain a benefit, while the FR 2030, FR 
2030a, FR 2056, FR 2086, FR 2086a, and FR 2087 are mandatory. 
Individual respondents may request that information submitted to the 
Board in these applications be kept confidential on a case-by-case 
basis. Such applications may contain information related the business 
plans of the respondent. Under certain circumstances, this information 
may be withheld under exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA), which protects privileged or confidential commercial or 
financial information (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). These applications may also 
contain information of a personal nature the disclosure of which would 
result in a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, which may 
be protected under exemption 6 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). 
Additionally, exemption 8 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)) may apply to 
the extent the reported information is contained in or related to 
examination reports.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 31, 2019.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2019-11795 Filed 6-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6210-01-P