Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 58053-58054 [2020-20507]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 181 / Thursday, September 17, 2020 / Notices 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 Collection: Report title: Notifications Related to Community Development and Public Welfare Investments of State Member Banks. Agency form number: FR H–6. OMB control number: 7100–0278. Frequency: Event-generated. Respondents: State member banks. Estimated number of respondents: Post Notification, 132; and Application (Prior Approval), 74. Estimated average hours per response: Post Notification, 2; and Application (Prior Approval), 5. Estimated annual burden hours: Post Notification, 264; and Application (Prior Approval), 370. General description of report: Regulation H requires state member banks planning to make community development or public welfare investments to comply with the Regulation H notification requirements: (1) If the investment does not require prior Board approval, a written notice must be sent to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank; and (2) if the investment does require prior Board approval, a request for approval must be sent to the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank. Proposed revisions: The Board proposes to revise the FR H–6 by removing the notification requirement to submit the request for extension of the divestiture period when the bank cannot divest within the established time limit. This requirement has been listed on the form and in the supporting statement for a number of years, but is not contained in the regulations. Legal authorization and confidentiality: Section 9(23) of the Federal Reserve Act authorizes the Board to prescribe regulations with regard to state member banks making investments primarily devoted to public VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 welfare endeavors.1 The obligation to respond is mandatory. Individual respondents may request that information submitted to the Board through the FR H–6 be kept confidential. If a respondent requests confidential treatment, the Board will determine whether the information is entitled to confidential treatment on a case-by-case basis. Information collected through the FR H–6 may be kept confidential under exemption 4 for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects privileged or confidential commercial or financial information.2 Additionally, to the extent the FR H–6 contains information used in examination reports, it may be withheld from disclosure under FOIA Exemption 8, which protects information ‘‘related to examination, operating, or condition reports.’’ 3 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 14, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–20508 Filed 9–16–20; 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 Board Public website Usability Surveys (FR 3076; OMB No. 7100–0366). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 3076, 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 SUMMARY: 1 12 U.S.C. 338a. The Board also has the authority to require reports from state member banks (12 U.S.C. 248(a) and 324). 2 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). 3 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58053 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 58054 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 181 / Thursday, September 17, 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 Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following Information Collection: Report title: Board Public website Usability Surveys. Agency form number: FR 3076. OMB control number: 7100–0366. Frequency: As needed. Respondents: Individual users and potential users of the Board’s public website. Estimated number of respondents: Surveys: 100; focus groups: 20. Estimated average hours per response: Surveys: 0.25; focus groups: 1.5. Estimated annual burden hours: Surveys: 300; focus groups: 120; total: 420. General description of report: The FR 3076 is used to gather qualitative and quantitative information directly from users or potential users of the Board’s website such as the Congress, other government agencies, the public, economic educators, economists, financial institutions, financial literacy groups, and community development groups and more. Participation is voluntary. The FR 3076 may seek information from users or potential users of various VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 Board web pages, including press releases, data releases and downloads, reports, supervision manuals, brochures, new web pages, audio, video, and use of social media. Information gathered may also include general input on users’ interests and needs, feedback on website navigation and layout, distribution channels, or other factors which may affect the ability of users to locate and access content online. Qualitative collections conducted using the FR 3076 include data gathering methods such as focus groups and individual interviews. Quantitative surveys conducted using the FR 3076 include surveys conducted online or via mobile device, telephone, mail, emails, or a combination of these methods. The Board may contract with an outside vendor to conduct focus groups, interviews, or surveys, or the Board may collect the data directly. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board uses its website and social media to communicate important information to the public about a variety of different issues. The Board is required to provide certain information on its website. For example, under section 2B of the Federal Reserve Act the Board is required to provide certain reports, audits, and other information that ‘‘the Board reasonably believes is necessary or helpful to the public in understanding the accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls of the Board and the Federal reserve banks’’ (12 U.S.C. 225b(c)). In addition, the Board uses its website to provide the public with information about a variety of other matters, including information about the Board, its actions, and the economy. The responses to the FR 3076 help the Board determine how to most effectively communicate this information to the public in order to fulfill its statutory responsibilities. The FR 3076 is voluntary and the information collected by the FR 3076 is not considered to be confidential. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 14, 2020. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2020–20507 Filed 9–16–20; 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. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Market Risk Capital Rule (FR 4201; OMB No. 7100– 0314). The revisions are effective immediately. SUMMARY: 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. 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 Collection: Report title: Market Risk Capital Rule. Agency form number: FR 4201. OMB control number: 7100–0314. Effective Date: The revisions are effective immediately. Frequency: Annually, quarterly, and on occasion. Respondents: Bank holding companies (BHCs), savings and loan holding companies (SLHCs), intermediate holding companies (IHCs), and state member banks (SMBs). Estimated number of respondents: 37. Estimated average hours per response: Reporting, 1,088; Recordkeeping, 508; Disclosure, 28. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 181 (Thursday, September 17, 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 Board Public website Usability Surveys (FR 3076; OMB No. 
7100-0366).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 3076, 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: 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.

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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: Board Public website Usability Surveys.
    Agency form number: FR 3076.
    OMB control number: 7100-0366.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Respondents: Individual users and potential users of the Board's 
public website.
    Estimated number of respondents: Surveys: 100; focus groups: 20.
    Estimated average hours per response: Surveys: 0.25; focus groups: 
1.5.
    Estimated annual burden hours: Surveys: 300; focus groups: 120; 
total: 420.
    General description of report: The FR 3076 is used to gather 
qualitative and quantitative information directly from users or 
potential users of the Board's website such as the Congress, other 
government agencies, the public, economic educators, economists, 
financial institutions, financial literacy groups, and community 
development groups and more. Participation is voluntary.
    The FR 3076 may seek information from users or potential users of 
various Board web pages, including press releases, data releases and 
downloads, reports, supervision manuals, brochures, new web pages, 
audio, video, and use of social media. Information gathered may also 
include general input on users' interests and needs, feedback on 
website navigation and layout, distribution channels, or other factors 
which may affect the ability of users to locate and access content 
online.
    Qualitative collections conducted using the FR 3076 include data 
gathering methods such as focus groups and individual interviews. 
Quantitative surveys conducted using the FR 3076 include surveys 
conducted online or via mobile device, telephone, mail, emails, or a 
combination of these methods. The Board may contract with an outside 
vendor to conduct focus groups, interviews, or surveys, or the Board 
may collect the data directly.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The Board uses its website 
and social media to communicate important information to the public 
about a variety of different issues. The Board is required to provide 
certain information on its website. For example, under section 2B of 
the Federal Reserve Act the Board is required to provide certain 
reports, audits, and other information that ``the Board reasonably 
believes is necessary or helpful to the public in understanding the 
accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls of the Board and 
the Federal reserve banks'' (12 U.S.C. 225b(c)). In addition, the Board 
uses its website to provide the public with information about a variety 
of other matters, including information about the Board, its actions, 
and the economy. The responses to the FR 3076 help the Board determine 
how to most effectively communicate this information to the public in 
order to fulfill its statutory responsibilities.
    The FR 3076 is voluntary and the information collected by the FR 
3076 is not considered to be confidential.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, September 14, 
2020.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2020-20507 Filed 9-16-20; 8:45 am]
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