Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Temporary Approval by the Board Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB, 34448-34449 [2020-12068]

Download as PDF 34448 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 108 / Thursday, June 4, 2020 / Notices Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 29, 2020. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–11997 Filed 6–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Temporary Approval by the Board Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Temporary approval of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) has temporarily revised the Reporting Requirements Associated with Emergency Lending Under Section 13(3) (FR A; OMB No. 7100–0373), pursuant to the authority delegated to the Board by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR A, 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 the 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 from the Board’s website at https:// www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/ proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons or to remove personally identifiable information at the commenter’s request. Accordingly, comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: 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. 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. 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. Pursuant to its delegated authority, the Board may temporarily approve a revision to a collection of information, without providing opportunity for public comment, if the Board determines that a change in an existing collection must be instituted quickly and that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the collection or substantially interfere with the Board’s ability to perform its statutory obligation. As discussed below, the Board has made certain temporary revisions to the FR A information collection. The PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board’s delegated authority requires that the Board, after temporarily approving a collection, publish a notice soliciting public comment. Therefore, the Board is also inviting comment on a proposal to extend the FR A information collection for three years, with these revisions. 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. Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Temporary Revision of the Following Information Collection Report title: Reporting Requirements Associated with Emergency Lending Under Section 13(3). Agency form number: FR A. OMB control number: 7100–0373. Frequency: Event-generated. Respondents: Entities or persons borrowing under an emergency lending program or facility established pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Estimated number of respondents: FR A–1: 8,290; FR A–2: 6,449; FR A–3: 13,526. Estimated average hours per response: FR A–1: 8 hours; FR A–2: 40 hours; FR A–3, Lender per-loan certifications: 2 hours; Borrower certifications: 8 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: 419,283. General description of report: The Board’s Regulation A (12 CFR part 201) E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 108 / Thursday, June 4, 2020 / Notices establishes policies and procedures with respect to emergency lending under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, as required by sections 1101 and 1103 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Regulation A requires that borrowers make two certifications in order to participate in any emergency lending authorized under section 13(3). These certifications, designated in this information collection as FR A–1, include that the borrowers are not insolvent and that they cannot obtain adequate credit accommodation. In addition to these certifications, the Board may establish additional certification requirements for an individual emergency lending facility. The second part of the FR A information collection, FR A–2, pertains to reporting requirements associated with individual facilities that are related to requirements of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The third part of FR A, designated as FR A–3, pertains to reporting requirements specific to the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, the Main Street New Loan Facility, and the Main Street Priority Loan Facility (collectively, the ‘‘Main Street Lending Program’’). Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR A is authorized pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, which sets out requirements for emergency lending. The obligation to respond is required to obtain a benefit. The information collected under FR A may be kept confidential under exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential. Current actions: The Board is revising part FR A–3 of the FR A information collection to reflect additional reporting requirements that were established for the three facilities of the Main Street Lending Program. Participating Main Street Lending Program lenders and borrowers are required to submit certifications related to the eligibility of the borrowers, lenders, and loans for the program and for the specific facility. In addition, the FR A respondent counts are being revised down to reflect a more accurate estimate. An updated methodology for estimating burden has also been used, resulting in a decrease in average hours per response and slight increase in annual frequency. Detailed Discussion of Public Comments: On March 2, 2020, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 12295) requesting public comment for 60 days on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 extension, without revision, of the FR A. One comment was received; it did not address aspects of the information collection as described in 5 CFR 1320.8(d). On May 15, 2020, following the temporary approval of separate revisions to this information collection, the Board published a Federal Register notice (85 FR 29447) requesting public comment for 60 days on those temporary revisions. Comments in response to both of these requests for comment are expected to be considered, along with any comments received in response to this request for comment. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 1, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–12068 Filed 6–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–R–266] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34449 Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/Paperwork ReductionActof1995/PRA-Listing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Annual Reporting Requirements; Use: States are required to submit an annual report that identifies each disproportionate share hospital (DSH) that received a DSH payment under the state’s Medicaid program in the preceding fiscal year and the amount of DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of 
Temporary Approval by the Board Under Delegated Authority and 
Submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Temporary approval of information collection, request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
has temporarily revised the Reporting Requirements Associated with 
Emergency Lending Under Section 13(3) (FR A; OMB No. 7100-0373), 
pursuant to the authority delegated to the Board by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR A, 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 the 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 from the Board's website at 
https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx as 
submitted, unless modified for technical reasons or to remove 
personally identifiable information at the commenter's request. 
Accordingly, comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or 
contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically 
or in paper 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:
    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. 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. 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. Pursuant to its 
delegated authority, the Board may temporarily approve a revision to a 
collection of information, without providing opportunity for public 
comment, if the Board determines that a change in an existing 
collection must be instituted quickly and that public participation in 
the approval process would defeat the purpose of the collection or 
substantially interfere with the Board's ability to perform its 
statutory obligation.
    As discussed below, the Board has made certain temporary revisions 
to the FR A information collection. The Board's delegated authority 
requires that the Board, after temporarily approving a collection, 
publish a notice soliciting public comment. Therefore, the Board is 
also inviting comment on a proposal to extend the FR A information 
collection for three years, with these revisions.

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.

Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Temporary Revision of the 
Following Information Collection

    Report title: Reporting Requirements Associated with Emergency 
Lending Under Section 13(3).
    Agency form number: FR A.
    OMB control number: 7100-0373.
    Frequency: Event-generated.
    Respondents: Entities or persons borrowing under an emergency 
lending program or facility established pursuant to section 13(3) of 
the Federal Reserve Act.
    Estimated number of respondents: FR A-1: 8,290; FR A-2: 6,449; FR 
A-3: 13,526.
    Estimated average hours per response: FR A-1: 8 hours; FR A-2: 40 
hours; FR A-3, Lender per-loan certifications: 2 hours; Borrower 
certifications: 8 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 419,283.
    General description of report: The Board's Regulation A (12 CFR 
part 201)

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establishes policies and procedures with respect to emergency lending 
under section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, as required by sections 
1101 and 1103 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act. Regulation A requires that borrowers make two 
certifications in order to participate in any emergency lending 
authorized under section 13(3). These certifications, designated in 
this information collection as FR A-1, include that the borrowers are 
not insolvent and that they cannot obtain adequate credit 
accommodation.
    In addition to these certifications, the Board may establish 
additional certification requirements for an individual emergency 
lending facility. The second part of the FR A information collection, 
FR A-2, pertains to reporting requirements associated with individual 
facilities that are related to requirements of the Coronavirus Aid, 
Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The third part of FR A, 
designated as FR A-3, pertains to reporting requirements specific to 
the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, the Main Street New Loan 
Facility, and the Main Street Priority Loan Facility (collectively, the 
``Main Street Lending Program'').
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR A is authorized 
pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act, which sets out 
requirements for emergency lending. The obligation to respond is 
required to obtain a benefit.
    The information collected under FR A may be kept confidential under 
exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which protects 
commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is 
privileged or confidential.
    Current actions: The Board is revising part FR A-3 of the FR A 
information collection to reflect additional reporting requirements 
that were established for the three facilities of the Main Street 
Lending Program. Participating Main Street Lending Program lenders and 
borrowers are required to submit certifications related to the 
eligibility of the borrowers, lenders, and loans for the program and 
for the specific facility. In addition, the FR A respondent counts are 
being revised down to reflect a more accurate estimate. An updated 
methodology for estimating burden has also been used, resulting in a 
decrease in average hours per response and slight increase in annual 
frequency.
    Detailed Discussion of Public Comments: On March 2, 2020, the Board 
published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 12295) requesting 
public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the 
FR A. One comment was received; it did not address aspects of the 
information collection as described in 5 CFR 1320.8(d). On May 15, 
2020, following the temporary approval of separate revisions to this 
information collection, the Board published a Federal Register notice 
(85 FR 29447) requesting public comment for 60 days on those temporary 
revisions. Comments in response to both of these requests for comment 
are expected to be considered, along with any comments received in 
response to this request for comment.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 1, 2020.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-12068 Filed 6-3-20; 8:45 am]
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