Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 51716-51717 [2020-18371]

Download as PDF 51716 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 163 / Friday, August 21, 2020 / Notices 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: 5,964; FR A–2: 4,123; FR A–3: 13,200. Estimated average hours per response: FR A–1: 8 hours; FR A–2: 40 hours; FR A–3, Lender per-loan certifications: 2 hours; FR A–3, Borrower certifications: 8 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: 312,656. General description of report: The Board’s Regulation A (12 CFR part 201) 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, the 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 the FR A–3, pertains to reporting requirements specific to the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, the Main Street New Loan Facility, the Main Street Priority Loan Facility, the Nonprofit Organization Expanded Loan Facility, and the Nonprofit Organization New 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 the 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 the FR A information collection to reflect the establishment of the Nonprofit Organization Expanded Loan Facility and Nonprofit Organization New Loan Facility as part of the Main Street Lending Program. Board staff have coordinated with staff from Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks to develop certifications that borrowers and lenders will be required to complete to participate in the NOELF and NONLF. These certifications are substantially similar to the certifications that have been developed for the other facilities in the Main Street Lending Program. Borrowers and lenders will be required to certify that the participating borrowers, lenders, and loans meet each of the eligibility requirements of the specific facility. Borrowers will also be required to certify that they have provided documentation to lenders related to certain eligibility requirements. The FR A respondent counts for all parts of the information PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection are being revised to reflect these new facilities and updated estimates of the Main Street Lending Program. 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 a first set of revisions to the FR A, the Board published a Federal Register notice (85 FR 29447) requesting public comment for 60 days on those temporary revisions. On June 4, 2020, following the temporary approval of a second set of revisions to the FR A, the Board published a Federal Register notice (85 FR 34448) requesting public comment for 60 days on those temporary revisions. Comments in response to all of those 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, August 17, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–18372 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–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, without revision, the Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with the Real Estate Lending Standards Regulation for State Member Banks. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR H–5, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 163 / Friday, August 21, 2020 / Notices 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: 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, 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 collections of information conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, Without Revision, the Following Information Collection Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with the Real Estate Lending Standards Regulation for State Member Banks. Agency form number: FR H–5. OMB control number: 7100–0261. Frequency: Policy statement, annually; policy statement (de novo), annually; recordkeeping for loans with loan-to-value (LTV’s) that exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of review, quarterly. Respondents: State member banks. Estimated number of respondents: 754. Estimated average hours per response: Policy statement, 5 hours; policy statement (de novo), 20 hours; recordkeeping for loans with LTV’s that exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of review, 5 hours. Estimated annual burden hours: Policy statement, 3,770 hours; policy PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 51717 statement (de novo), 20 hours; recordkeeping for loans with LTV’s that exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of review, 15,080 hours. General description of report: Pursuant to the Board’s Regulation H, state member banks (SMBs) must adopt and maintain a written real estate lending policy. Additionally, this information collection includes certain voluntary recordkeeping provisions in the Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies (Guidelines).1 Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR H–5 is authorized by section 304 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA),2 which provides that ‘‘each appropriate Federal banking agency shall adopt uniform regulations prescribing standards for extensions of credit that are—(A) secured by liens on interests in real estate; or (B) made for the purpose of financing the construction of a building or other improvements to real estate.’’ 3 The recordkeeping requirement contained in the Board’s Regulation H is mandatory. The recordkeeping provisions in the Guidelines are voluntary, as the Guidelines are nonbinding guidance. Because these records would be maintained at each banking organization, the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’) would only be implicated if the Board obtained such records as part of the examination or supervision of a banking organization. In the event the records are obtained by the Board as part of an examination or supervision of a financial institution, this information may be considered confidential pursuant to exemption 8 of the FOIA, which protects information contained in ‘‘examination, operating, or condition reports’’ obtained in the bank supervisory process.4 In addition, the information may also be kept confidential under exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects ‘‘commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.’’ 5 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 17, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–18371 Filed 8–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P See 12 CFR part 208, Appendix C. 12 U.S.C. 1828(o). 3 12 U.S.C. 1828(o)(1). The Board also has the authority to require reports from state member banks (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 324). 4 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). 5 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). 1 2 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 163 (Friday, August 21, 2020)]
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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, without 
revision, the Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with the Real 
Estate Lending Standards Regulation for State Member Banks.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR H-5, 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

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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: 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, 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 
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.

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, 
Without Revision, the Following Information Collection

    Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with the Real 
Estate Lending Standards Regulation for State Member Banks.
    Agency form number: FR H-5.
    OMB control number: 7100-0261.
    Frequency: Policy statement, annually; policy statement (de novo), 
annually; recordkeeping for loans with loan-to-value (LTV's) that 
exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of review, 
quarterly.
    Respondents: State member banks.
    Estimated number of respondents: 754.
    Estimated average hours per response: Policy statement, 5 hours; 
policy statement (de novo), 20 hours; recordkeeping for loans with 
LTV's that exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of 
review, 5 hours.
    Estimated annual burden hours: Policy statement, 3,770 hours; 
policy statement (de novo), 20 hours; recordkeeping for loans with 
LTV's that exceed supervisory limits and maintaining a system of 
review, 15,080 hours.
    General description of report: Pursuant to the Board's Regulation 
H, state member banks (SMBs) must adopt and maintain a written real 
estate lending policy. Additionally, this information collection 
includes certain voluntary recordkeeping provisions in the Interagency 
Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies (Guidelines).\1\
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    \1\ See 12 CFR part 208, Appendix C.
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    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR H-5 is authorized 
by section 304 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement 
Act of 1991 (FDICIA),\2\ which provides that ``each appropriate Federal 
banking agency shall adopt uniform regulations prescribing standards 
for extensions of credit that are--(A) secured by liens on interests in 
real estate; or (B) made for the purpose of financing the construction 
of a building or other improvements to real estate.'' \3\ The 
recordkeeping requirement contained in the Board's Regulation H is 
mandatory. The recordkeeping provisions in the Guidelines are 
voluntary, as the Guidelines are nonbinding guidance.
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    \2\ 12 U.S.C. 1828(o).
    \3\ 12 U.S.C. 1828(o)(1). The Board also has the authority to 
require reports from state member banks (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 324).
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    Because these records would be maintained at each banking 
organization, the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') would only be 
implicated if the Board obtained such records as part of the 
examination or supervision of a banking organization. In the event the 
records are obtained by the Board as part of an examination or 
supervision of a financial institution, this information may be 
considered confidential pursuant to exemption 8 of the FOIA, which 
protects information contained in ``examination, operating, or 
condition reports'' obtained in the bank supervisory process.\4\ In 
addition, the information may also be kept confidential under exemption 
4 of the FOIA, which protects ``commercial or financial information 
obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.'' \5\
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    \4\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8).
    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 17, 
2020.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-18371 Filed 8-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P