Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 29203-29204 [2019-13107]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices OMB Control Number: 3060–0775. Title: Section 64.1903 Obligations of All Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 255 respondents; 255 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 500– 6,056 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping requirements. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154, 201, 202, 251, 271, 272, and 303(r) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 155,280 hours. Total Annual Cost: No Cost. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: The Commission will submit this collection to the OMB for approval of an extension in order to obtain the three year clearance from them. There is no change in the recordkeeping requirement. There is no change in the Commission’s previous burden estimates. The Commission imposed recordkeeping requirements on independent local exchange carriers (LECs). Independent incumbent LECs wishing to offer international, interexchange services must comply with the requirements of the Competitive Carrier Fifth Report and Order, CC Docket Nos. 96–149 and 96– 61. One of the requirements is that the independent incumbent LEC’s international, interexchange affiliate (for facilities-based providers of international, interexchange services) must maintain books of account separate from such LEC’s local exchange and other activities. See 47 CFR 64.1903 for the specific recordkeeping requirements. This recordkeeping requirement is used by the Commission to ensure that independent incumbent LECs that provide international, interexchange services do so in compliance with the Communications Act, as amended, and with Commission policies and regulations. Federal Communications Commission. Cecilia Sigmund, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13212 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 Payments Systems Surveys (FR 3054; OMB No. 7100–0332). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 3054, by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: https:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at https://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 https:// 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 Office of Management and Budget (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 Paperwork Reduction Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29203 (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 https://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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board authority under the 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. E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 29204 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, With Revision, the Following Information Collection Report title: Payments Systems Surveys. Agency form number: FR 3054. OMB control number: OMB No. 7100– 0332. Frequency: FR 3054a, five times per year; FR 3054b, annually; FR 3054c, semi-annually; FR 3054d, quarterly; and FR 3054e, five times per year. Respondents: Financial institutions, including depository institutions, individuals, law enforcement, and nonfinancial businesses (banknote equipment manufacturers, or global wholesale bank note dealers). Estimated number of respondents: FR 3054a, 4,000 respondents; FR 3054b, 300 respondents; FR 3054c, 25 respondents; FR 3054d, 250 respondents; and FR 3054e, 500 respondents. Estimated average hours per response: FR 3054a, 0.75 hours; FR 3054b, 0.50 hours; FR 3054c, 30 hours; FR 3054d, 2.5 hours; and FR 3054e, 0.50 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: FR 3054a, 15,000 hours; FR 3054b, 150 hours; FR 3054c, 1,500 hours; FR 3054d, 2,500 hours; and FR 3054e, 1,250 hours. General description of report: The Payments Systems Surveys are used to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal Reserve’s operational and fiscal agency responsibilities. Proposed revisions: The Board proposes to revise the Ad Hoc Payments Systems Survey (FR 3054a) to increase the frequency of surveys from once per year to five times annually, and reduce the number of respondents from 20,000 to 4,000. The increase in frequency of surveys will allow the Federal Reserve System flexibility to respond to diverse needs for data by surveying smaller groups of respondents multiple times throughout a year. Under the Ad Hoc Payments Systems Survey, the Board plans to administer online or in person surveys, in-depth interviews, and observations of focus groups in order to answer critical programmatic questions from U.S. currency stakeholders. In addition, the Board proposes to implement one new survey, the Currency Education Usability Survey (FR 3054e). The Currency Education Usability Survey would be conducted approximately five times per year to assess the usability of digital or online education materials on U.S. currency. The Currency Education Usability Survey may be conducted by the Board or a private firm. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The information VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 obtained from the FR 3054 may be used in support of the Board’s role in overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks’ provision of financial services to depository institutions; developing policies and regulations to foster the efficiency and integrity of the U.S. payment system; working with other central banks and international organizations to improve the payment system more broadly; conducting research on payments issues; and working with other federal agencies on currency design, quality issues, and to educate the global public on the security features of Federal Reserve notes. Therefore, the FR 3054 is authorized pursuant to the Board’s authority under Sections 11(d),1 11A,2 13,3 and 16 4 of the Federal Reserve Act. The FR 3054 is voluntary. The questions asked on each survey would vary, so the ability of the Board to maintain the confidentiality of information collected would be determined on a case by case basis. It is possible that the information collected would constitute confidential commercial or financial information, which may be kept confidential under exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).5 In circumstances where the Board collects information related to individuals, exemption 6 of the FOIA would protect information ‘‘the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’’ 6 To the extent the information collected relates to examination, operating, or condition reports prepared for the use of an agency supervising financial institutions, such information may be kept confidential under exemption 8 of the FOIA.7 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 17, 2019. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–13107 Filed 6–20–19; 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.) 1 12 U.S.C. 248(d). U.S.C. 248a. 3 12 U.S.C. 342. 4 12 U.S.C. 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 421. 5 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). 6 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6). 7 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). 2 12 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 19, 2019. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Gerald C. Tsai, Director, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. US Metro Bancorp, Inc. Garden Grove, California; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares US Metro Bank, also of Garden Grove, California. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. First American Bank Corporation, Elk Grove Village, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Continental National Bank, Miami, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 18, 2019. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2019–13244 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (‘‘Act’’) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 120 (Friday, June 21, 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 Payments Systems Surveys (FR 3054; OMB No. 7100-0332).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 3054, by any of 
the following methods:
     Agency Website: https://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at https://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 https://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 
Office of Management and Budget (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 Paperwork Reduction Act 
(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 https://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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board 
authority under the 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.

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

    Report title: Payments Systems Surveys.
    Agency form number: FR 3054.
    OMB control number: OMB No. 7100-0332.
    Frequency: FR 3054a, five times per year; FR 3054b, annually; FR 
3054c, semi-annually; FR 3054d, quarterly; and FR 3054e, five times per 
year.
    Respondents: Financial institutions, including depository 
institutions, individuals, law enforcement, and nonfinancial businesses 
(banknote equipment manufacturers, or global wholesale bank note 
dealers).
    Estimated number of respondents: FR 3054a, 4,000 respondents; FR 
3054b, 300 respondents; FR 3054c, 25 respondents; FR 3054d, 250 
respondents; and FR 3054e, 500 respondents.
    Estimated average hours per response: FR 3054a, 0.75 hours; FR 
3054b, 0.50 hours; FR 3054c, 30 hours; FR 3054d, 2.5 hours; and FR 
3054e, 0.50 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: FR 3054a, 15,000 hours; FR 3054b, 
150 hours; FR 3054c, 1,500 hours; FR 3054d, 2,500 hours; and FR 3054e, 
1,250 hours.
    General description of report: The Payments Systems Surveys are 
used to obtain information specifically tailored to the Federal 
Reserve's operational and fiscal agency responsibilities.
    Proposed revisions: The Board proposes to revise the Ad Hoc 
Payments Systems Survey (FR 3054a) to increase the frequency of surveys 
from once per year to five times annually, and reduce the number of 
respondents from 20,000 to 4,000. The increase in frequency of surveys 
will allow the Federal Reserve System flexibility to respond to diverse 
needs for data by surveying smaller groups of respondents multiple 
times throughout a year. Under the Ad Hoc Payments Systems Survey, the 
Board plans to administer online or in person surveys, in-depth 
interviews, and observations of focus groups in order to answer 
critical programmatic questions from U.S. currency stakeholders. In 
addition, the Board proposes to implement one new survey, the Currency 
Education Usability Survey (FR 3054e). The Currency Education Usability 
Survey would be conducted approximately five times per year to assess 
the usability of digital or online education materials on U.S. 
currency. The Currency Education Usability Survey may be conducted by 
the Board or a private firm.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The information obtained 
from the FR 3054 may be used in support of the Board's role in 
overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks' provision of financial services 
to depository institutions; developing policies and regulations to 
foster the efficiency and integrity of the U.S. payment system; working 
with other central banks and international organizations to improve the 
payment system more broadly; conducting research on payments issues; 
and working with other federal agencies on currency design, quality 
issues, and to educate the global public on the security features of 
Federal Reserve notes. Therefore, the FR 3054 is authorized pursuant to 
the Board's authority under Sections 11(d),\1\ 11A,\2\ 13,\3\ and 16 
\4\ of the Federal Reserve Act. The FR 3054 is voluntary.
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    \1\ 12 U.S.C. 248(d).
    \2\ 12 U.S.C. 248a.
    \3\ 12 U.S.C. 342.
    \4\ 12 U.S.C. 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 421.
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    The questions asked on each survey would vary, so the ability of 
the Board to maintain the confidentiality of information collected 
would be determined on a case by case basis. It is possible that the 
information collected would constitute confidential commercial or 
financial information, which may be kept confidential under exemption 4 
of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).\5\ In circumstances where the 
Board collects information related to individuals, exemption 6 of the 
FOIA would protect information ``the disclosure of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.'' \6\ To 
the extent the information collected relates to examination, operating, 
or condition reports prepared for the use of an agency supervising 
financial institutions, such information may be kept confidential under 
exemption 8 of the FOIA.\7\
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    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6).
    \7\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 17, 2019.
Ann Misback,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2019-13107 Filed 6-20-19; 8:45 am]
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