Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 20496 [2020-07739]

Download as PDF 20496 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices these obligations. Survey submissions under the FR 3016 are voluntary. Location information associated with individual responses to the FR 3016 may be kept confidential under exemption 6 of the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’),3 which protects information ‘‘the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.’’ Individual responses to other data fields from the FR 3016 may be kept confidential on a case-by-case basis. The Board will consider whether information collected through these surveys may be kept confidential under FOIA exemption 6, or any other applicable FOIA exemption. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 8, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–07740 Filed 4–10–20; 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. SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Census of Finance Companies and Survey of Finance Companies (FR 3033p and FR 3033s; OMB No. 7100–0277). The revisions are effective immediately. 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. 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. A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files. These documents also are available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public website at https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ reportforms/review.aspx or may be khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 35 U.S.C. 552(b)(6). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board authority under the PRA to approve and assign OMB control numbers to collections of information conducted or sponsored by the Board. Boardapproved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the PRA Submission, supporting statements, and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB’s public docket files. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, With Revision, of the Following Information Collections Report title: Census of Finance Companies. Agency form number: FR 3033p. OMB control number: 7100–0277. Effective Date: The revisions are effective immediately. Frequency: Quinquennially. Respondents: Finance companies. Estimated number of respondents: 12,800. Estimated average hours per response: 0.33. Estimated annual burden hours: 4,224. General description of report: The FR 3033p is a census survey designed to identify the universe of finance companies eligible for potential inclusion in the FR 3033s and to enable the stratification of the sample for more statistically efficient estimation. The FR 3033p currently comprises 11 questions to assess the company’s asset size, level of loan and lease activity, company structure, and licensing authority. Report title: Survey of Finance Companies. Agency form number: FR 3033s. OMB control number: 7100–0277. Effective Date: The revisions are effective immediately. Frequency: Quinquennially. Respondents: Finance companies that responded to the FR 3033p. Estimated number of respondents: 1,200. Estimated average hours per response: 1.5. Estimated annual burden hours: 1,800. General description of report: From the universe of finance companies identified by the FR 3033p, a sample of finance companies will be invited to fill out FR 3033s. From these finance companies, the FR 3033s survey collects balance sheet data on major categories of consumer and business credit PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 receivables and major liabilities. In addition, the survey may be used to gather information on topics that are pertinent to increasing the Federal Reserve’s understanding of the finance companies. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 3033 is authorized pursuant to sections 2A and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (‘‘FRA’’). Section 2A of the FRA requires that the Board and the Federal Open Market Committee (‘‘FOMC’’) ‘‘maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy’s long run potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates’’ (12 U.S.C. 225a). Under section 12A of the FRA, the FOMC is required to implement regulations relating to the open market operations conducted by Federal Reserve Banks ‘‘with a view to accommodating commerce and business and with regard to their bearing upon the general credit situation of the country’’ (12 U.S.C. 263). Information collected from the FR 3033 is used to fulfill these obligations. The information collected pursuant to the FR 3033 may be treated as confidential pursuant to exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), which protects ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.’’ Current actions: On January 16, 2020, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 2740) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the Census of Finance Companies and Survey of Finance Companies. The Board proposed to revise the FR 3033p to improve the accuracy of identifying finance companies, improve response rates, and simplify the form overall; the FR 3033s is not being revised in this submission. The comment period for this notice expired on March 16, 2020. The Board did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 8, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–07739 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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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.

SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the 
Census of Finance Companies and Survey of Finance Companies (FR 3033p 
and FR 3033s; OMB No. 7100-0277). The revisions are effective 
immediately.

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. 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.
    A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, 
including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, 
and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public docket files. 
These documents also are available on the Federal Reserve 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 above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board 
authority under the PRA to approve and assign OMB control numbers to 
collections of information 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 PRA Submission, supporting statements, and approved collection 
of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files.

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

    Report title: Census of Finance Companies.
    Agency form number: FR 3033p.
    OMB control number: 7100-0277.
    Effective Date: The revisions are effective immediately.
    Frequency: Quinquennially.
    Respondents: Finance companies.
    Estimated number of respondents: 12,800.
    Estimated average hours per response: 0.33.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 4,224.
    General description of report: The FR 3033p is a census survey 
designed to identify the universe of finance companies eligible for 
potential inclusion in the FR 3033s and to enable the stratification of 
the sample for more statistically efficient estimation. The FR 3033p 
currently comprises 11 questions to assess the company's asset size, 
level of loan and lease activity, company structure, and licensing 
authority.
    Report title: Survey of Finance Companies.
    Agency form number: FR 3033s.
    OMB control number: 7100-0277.
    Effective Date: The revisions are effective immediately.
    Frequency: Quinquennially.
    Respondents: Finance companies that responded to the FR 3033p.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1,200.
    Estimated average hours per response: 1.5.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 1,800.
    General description of report: From the universe of finance 
companies identified by the FR 3033p, a sample of finance companies 
will be invited to fill out FR 3033s. From these finance companies, the 
FR 3033s survey collects balance sheet data on major categories of 
consumer and business credit receivables and major liabilities. In 
addition, the survey may be used to gather information on topics that 
are pertinent to increasing the Federal Reserve's understanding of the 
finance companies.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 3033 is authorized 
pursuant to sections 2A and 12A of the Federal Reserve Act (``FRA''). 
Section 2A of the FRA requires that the Board and the Federal Open 
Market Committee (``FOMC'') ``maintain long run growth of the monetary 
and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy's long run 
potential to increase production, so as to promote effectively the 
goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term 
interest rates'' (12 U.S.C. 225a). Under section 12A of the FRA, the 
FOMC is required to implement regulations relating to the open market 
operations conducted by Federal Reserve Banks ``with a view to 
accommodating commerce and business and with regard to their bearing 
upon the general credit situation of the country'' (12 U.S.C. 263). 
Information collected from the FR 3033 is used to fulfill these 
obligations.
    The information collected pursuant to the FR 3033 may be treated as 
confidential pursuant to exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 
5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4), which protects ``trade secrets and commercial or 
financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or 
confidential.''
    Current actions: On January 16, 2020, the Board published a notice 
in the Federal Register (85 FR 2740) requesting public comment for 60 
days on the extension, with revision, of the Census of Finance 
Companies and Survey of Finance Companies. The Board proposed to revise 
the FR 3033p to improve the accuracy of identifying finance companies, 
improve response rates, and simplify the form overall; the FR 3033s is 
not being revised in this submission. The comment period for this 
notice expired on March 16, 2020. The Board did not receive any 
comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 8, 2020.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-07739 Filed 4-10-20; 8:45 am]
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