Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 8015-8016 [2021-02199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices collection obtained by the Board constitutes nonpublic commercial or financial information, which is both customarily and actually treated as private by the financial institution, the financial institution may request confidential treatment pursuant to exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act.4 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 28, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–02204 Filed 2–2–21; 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 Senior Financial Officer Surveys (FR 2023; OMB No. 7100–0223). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2023, 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 45 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 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. A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain, 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 above. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8015 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: Senior Financial Officer Surveys. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times a year. Respondents: Domestically chartered large depository institutions and foreign banking organizations. Estimated number of respondents: 80. Estimated average hours per response: 3. Estimated annual burden hours: 960. General description of report: The Board uses the surveys in this collection to gather qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets. Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution, usually through an electronic submission. Although a survey may not be collected in a given year, the Board may conduct up to four surveys per year when informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 2023 is authorized by sections 2A, 12A, and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (‘‘FRA’’).1 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 1 31 E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM U.S.C. 5364(a). 03FEN1 8016 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.2 Section 12A of the FRA further requires the FOMC 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.’’ 3 Section 11 of the FRA authorizes the Board to require reports from each member bank as it may deem necessary and authorizes the Board to prescribe reports of liabilities and assets from insured depository institutions to enable the Board to discharge its responsibility to monitor and control monetary and credit aggregates.4 The Board and FOMC use the information obtained through the FR 2023 to discharge these responsibilities. Survey submissions under the FR 2023 are voluntary. The questions asked on each survey will vary. The Board’s ability to keep confidential responses to the FR 2023 must therefore be determined on a caseby-case basis. Much of the information collected is likely to constitute nonpublic commercial or financial information, which is both customarily and actually treated as private by the respondent, so may be kept confidential by the Board pursuant to exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’).5 Some survey responses may also contain information contained in or related to an examination of a financial institution, which may be kept confidential under exemption 8 of the FOIA.6 Responses to the FR 2023 are tabulated and summarized at the Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This aggregate information is not considered confidential, and a report containing summary data is published on the Board’s public website.7 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 28, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–02199 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 2 12 U.S.C. 225a. U.S.C. 263. 4 12 U.S.C. 248(a). 5 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4). 6 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8). 7 Survey reports are available at www.federalreserve.gov/data/sfos/sfos.htm. 3 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The public portions of the applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, if any, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank(s) indicated below and at the offices of the Board of Governors. This information may also be obtained on an expedited basis, upon request, by contacting the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank and from the Board’s Freedom of Information Office at https://www.federalreserve.gov/foia/ request.htm. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in paragraph 7 of the Act. Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20551–0001, not later than February 18, 2021. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. The Michael Stephens Leonard Second Amended and Restated Revocable Trust, Mike Leonard as trustee, the Amended and Restated Ginger Batson Trust, Ginger Batson as trustee, Carsen Lamont, Courtney Michelle Lamont, and a minor child, all of Muskogee, Oklahoma; and The Amy N. Bennett Revocable Trust Agreement, Amy Bennett, individually and as trustee, and minor children, all of Bixby, Oklahoma; to form the Leonard Family Group, a group acting in concert to acquire voting shares of Stigler Bancorporation, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of The First National Bank of Stigler, both of Stigler, Oklahoma. AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 29, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–02237 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Survey of Consumer Finances (FR 3059; OMB 7100–0287). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 3059, 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 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8015-8016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Senior Financial Officer Surveys (FR 2023; OMB No. 7100-
0223).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 5, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2023, 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.

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.
    A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, 
including the reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, 
and other documentation will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, 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 above.

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: Senior Financial Officer Surveys.
    Agency form number: FR 2023.
    OMB control number: 7100-0223.
    Frequency: Up to four times a year.
    Respondents: Domestically chartered large depository institutions 
and foreign banking organizations.
    Estimated number of respondents: 80.
    Estimated average hours per response: 3.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 960.
    General description of report: The Board uses the surveys in this 
collection to gather qualitative and limited quantitative information 
about liability management, the provision of financial services, and 
the functioning of key financial markets. Responses are obtained from a 
senior officer at each participating institution, usually through an 
electronic submission. Although a survey may not be collected in a 
given year, the Board may conduct up to four surveys per year when 
informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. 
The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists 
of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 2023 is authorized 
by sections 2A, 12A, and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (``FRA'').\1\ 
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

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the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term 
interest rates.\2\ Section 12A of the FRA further requires the FOMC 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.'' \3\ Section 11 of the FRA authorizes the 
Board to require reports from each member bank as it may deem necessary 
and authorizes the Board to prescribe reports of liabilities and assets 
from insured depository institutions to enable the Board to discharge 
its responsibility to monitor and control monetary and credit 
aggregates.\4\ The Board and FOMC use the information obtained through 
the FR 2023 to discharge these responsibilities.
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    \1\ 31 U.S.C. 5364(a).
    \2\ 12 U.S.C. 225a.
    \3\ 12 U.S.C. 263.
    \4\ 12 U.S.C. 248(a).
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    Survey submissions under the FR 2023 are voluntary.
    The questions asked on each survey will vary. The Board's ability 
to keep confidential responses to the FR 2023 must therefore be 
determined on a case-by-case basis. Much of the information collected 
is likely to constitute nonpublic commercial or financial information, 
which is both customarily and actually treated as private by the 
respondent, so may be kept confidential by the Board pursuant to 
exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'').\5\ Some 
survey responses may also contain information contained in or related 
to an examination of a financial institution, which may be kept 
confidential under exemption 8 of the FOIA.\6\ Responses to the FR 2023 
are tabulated and summarized at the Board and the Federal Reserve Bank 
of New York. This aggregate information is not considered confidential, 
and a report containing summary data is published on the Board's public 
website.\7\
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    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4).
    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8).
    \7\ Survey reports are available at www.federalreserve.gov/data/sfos/sfos.htm.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 28, 
2021.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2021-02199 Filed 2-2-21; 8:45 am]
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