Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 16729-16730 [2021-06641]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices records of agency ethics program activities’’ (5 CFR 2638.104(c)(2) and (4)). The obligation to respond to the FR 28 form, the FR 28c form, and to the questions in Sections I and III of the FR 28i survey is required to obtain the benefit of Board employment. The obligation to respond to the questions in Section II of the FR 28i survey and the obligation to disclose gender, race, and ethnicity on the FR 28s form is voluntary. Certain information provided on the FR 28 and the FR 28i forms may be kept confidential under exemption (b)(6) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which protects information in ‘‘personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy’’ (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). For example, the release of information such as an applicant’s home address and phone number, as well as personal information regarding the applicant’s references, would likely constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, accordingly, would be kept confidential. However, the release of information such as the educational and professional qualifications of successful applicants would not likely constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and, therefore, would not be treated as confidential under the FOIA. Generally, information provided on the FR 28c form may be kept confidential pursuant to exemption 6 of the FOIA. In addition, financial information collected on the form (such as confidential details about the shares an applicant, their spouse, or their minor child owns in a bank) may be withheld under exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects ‘‘financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged and confidential’’ (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Information provided on the 28s would be kept confidential under exemption 6 of the FOIA to the extent release of such information would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy and is not otherwise required under federal law. The information collected on the FR 28, the FR 28c, the FR 28i, and the FR 28s forms will be maintained in a ‘‘system of records’’ within the meaning of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(5), and a Privacy Act statement will accompany each of the four forms that respectively comprise this information collection. The Board may disclose the information collected on these forms, including confidential information withheld from the public under a FOIA exemption, to third parties in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 accordance with the Privacy Act’s ‘‘routine use’’ disclosure provisions, 5 U.S.C. 552a(a)(7) and (b)(3), which permit the disclosure of a record for a purpose that is compatible with the purpose for which the record was collected. The routine uses that would permit the disclosure of the information collected on each form are listed in the specific system of records notices (SORNs) that apply to each form. For the FR 28, the FR 28c, the FR 28i, and the FR 28s, the information collected will be stored in the SORN entitled ‘‘BGFRS–1, FRB—Recruiting and Placement Records,’’ located here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/ BGFRS-1-recruiting-and-placementrecords.pdf. The information collected on the FR 28c will also be stored in the SORN titled ‘‘BGFRS–41, FRB-Ethics Program Records,’’ located here: https:// www.federalreserve.gov/files/BGFRS-41FRB-Ethics-Program-Records.pdf. If the applicant is hired, the information provided on the FR 28s may also be stored in the SORN titled ‘‘BGFRS–24: FRB—EEO General Files,’’ located here: https://www.federalreserve.gov/files/ BGFRS-24-eeo-general-files.pdf. Specifically, the BGFRS–1 and the BGFRS–41 SORNs provide that the information may be disclosed outside the Board in accordance with general routine uses A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J (see ‘‘General Routine Uses of Board Systems of Records available at https:// www.federalreserve.gov/files/SORNpage-general-routine-uses-of-boardsystems-of-records.pdf). The BGFRS–24 SORN provides that the information may be disclosed outside the Board in accordance with general routine uses A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, and J (see id.). The BGFRS–1 SORN also provides that all or part of the record may be disclosed outside of the Board in order to disclose information to any source from which additional information is requested (to the extent necessary to identify the individual, inform the source of the purpose(s) of the request, and identify the type of information requested), when necessary to obtain information relevant to a Board decision to hire or retain an employee, issue a security clearance, conduct a security or suitability investigation of an individual, classify jobs, let a contract, or issue a license, grant or other benefit. Current actions: On November 24, 2020, the Board published a notice in the Federal Register (85 FR 75016) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, with revision, of the FR 28. There are no revisions to the questions asked or the information collected on the FR 28i survey. However, as part of this OMB PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16729 authorization, the Board has added the FR 28c conflicts of interest form to this information collection, as it was previously collected pursuant to a separate OMB authorization, because the FR 28c form is associated with the application process. In addition, the Board has revised the FR 28 application form to remove the three conflicts of interest questions on the FR 28 application form. Given that detailed information on potential conflicts would no longer be collected on the FR 28 application form, the Board has amended the FR 28c form to delete the instruction that applicants provide additional information on conflicts of interest ‘‘not previously described on your employment application (FR 28).’’ The Board has also revised the hardcopy PDF version of the FR 28s voluntary form so that, regardless of the ethnicity identified by the applicant, the applicant would also be asked to voluntarily identify their race, in order to comport with the standards set out by OMB, which aligns with the similar form approved by OMB (the Standard Form 181) and the electronic version of the FR 28s form in the Taleo application submission portal. In addition, the legal authorization cited on the face of the FR 28s form (both the hardcopy PDF version and the electronic version in the Taleo portal) would be updated to reflect that the collection of information is authorized pursuant to sections 10 and 11(l) of the Federal Reserve Act, 12 U.S.C. 244 and 238(l). The comment period for this notice expired on January 25, 2021. The Board did not receive any comments. The revisions will be implemented as proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 26, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–06636 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 16730 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. 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 the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). 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 April 30, 2021. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Senior Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001. Comments can also be sent electronically to Comments.applications@ny.frb.org. 1. M&T Bank Corporation, Buffalo, New York; to acquire People’s United Financial Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire People’s United Bank National Association, both of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 26, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–06641 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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, without revision, the Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Regulation BB (FR BB; OMB No. 7100– 0197). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 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. The OMB inventory, as well as copies of the PRA Submission, supporting statements, and approved collection of information instrument(s) are available at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. These documents are also 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. Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, Without Revision, of the Following Information Collection Report title: Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Regulation BB. Agency form number: FR BB. OMB control number: 7100–0197. Frequency: Annually. Respondents: State Member Banks (SMBs), with the exception of special purpose banks that do not perform commercial or retail banking services by granting credit to the public in the ordinary course of business, other than as incident to their specialized operations. These banks include bankers’ banks and banks that engage only in one or more of the following activities: Providing cash management controlled disbursement services or serving as correspondent banks, trust companies, or clearing agents. Estimated number of respondents: Assessment area delineation, 117; Loan data: Small business and small farm, 113; Loan data: Community development, 98; Loan data: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) out of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), 117; Request for designation as a wholesale or a limited purpose bank, 1; Request for strategic plan approval, 2; Affiliate lending data, 5; Data on lending by a consortium or a third party, PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12; Small business and small farm loan register, 113; Consumer loan data, 28; Other loan data, 20; and Public file and public notice, 778. Estimated average hours per response: Assessment area delineation, 2; Loan data: Small business and small farm, 8; Loan data: Community development, 13; Loan data: HMDA out of MSA, 253; Request for designation as a wholesale or a limited purpose bank, 4; Request for strategic plan approval, 275; Affiliate lending data, 38; Data on lending by a consortium or a third party, 17; Small business and small farm loan register, 219; Consumer loan data, 326; Other loan data, 25; and Public file and public notice, 10. Estimated annual burden hours: Assessment area delineation, 234; Loan data: Small business and small farm, 904; Loan data: Community development, 1,274; Loan data: HMDA out of MSA, 29,601; Request for designation as a wholesale or a limited purpose bank, 4; Request for strategic plan approval, 550; Affiliate lending data, 190; Data on lending by a consortium or a third party, 204; Small business and small farm loan register, 24,747; Consumer loan data, 9,128; Other loan data, 500; and Public file and public notice, 7,780. General description of report: The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) directs the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the agencies) to evaluate financial institutions’ (banks and savings associations) records of helping to meet the credit needs of their entire communities, including low- and moderate-income areas, consistent with the safe and sound operation of the institutions. The CRA is implemented through regulations issued by the agencies. The Board’s regulation applies to SMBs. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR BB is authorized by section 806 of the CRA, which permits the Board to issue ‘‘[r]egulations to carry out the purposes of [the CRA]’’; 1 section 11 of the Federal Reserve Act, which permits the Board to ‘‘require such statements and reports as it deems necessary’’ of state member banks; 2 and section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act, which permits the Board to examine state member banks.3 Most of the recordkeeping, reporting, and disclosure requirements of Regulation BB are mandatory. However, there are several limited parts of the 12 U.S.C. 2905. 12 U.S.C. 248(a)(1). 3 12 U.S.C. 325. 1 2 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16729-16730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06641]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 
Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for 
approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 
1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other 
applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company 
and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the 
power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the 
banks and nonbanking companies

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owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed 
below.
    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 the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)).
    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 April 30, 2021.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Senior Vice 
President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001. Comments 
can also be sent electronically to [email protected].
    1. M&T Bank Corporation, Buffalo, New York; to acquire People's 
United Financial Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire People's United 
Bank National Association, both of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 26, 
2021.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2021-06641 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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