Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Reinstatement; Comment Request, 20697-20698 [2021-08131]

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AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the FDIC may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The FDIC wishes to conduct another Small Business Lending Survey and as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the reinstatement of the related information collection described below (OMB Control No. 3064–0203). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the FDIC by any of the following methods: • https://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Manny Cabeza (202–898– 3767), Regulatory Counsel, MB–3128, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street NW building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manny Cabeza, Regulatory Counsel, 202–898–3767, mcabeza@fdic.gov, MB– 3128, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to reinstate the following collections of information: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 20698 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / Notices 1. Title: Small Business Lending Survey. OMB Number: 3064–0203. Affected Public: FDIC-insured depository institutions. Obligation to Respond: Voluntary. Burden Estimate: Estimated No. of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours. Frequency of Response: One time. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,000 hours. General Description of Collection: Small businesses are important to the U.S. economy and banks are important to U.S. small businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, in 2015, small businesses comprised 99.9 percent of all U.S. firms, and almost half (47.5 percent) of private-sector employment. Additionally, from 2000 to 2017, small businesses accounted for 65.9 percent of net new job creation.1 Given their size and the relative costs of verifying their financial conditions, many small businesses have little or no direct access to capital markets and thus are reliant on bank financing. Indeed, in their 2017 survey of small businesses, the Federal Reserve System finds that banks are the most common source of external credit for small firms.2 For banks, especially the many banks that primarily engage in commercial lending, small business lending is an important way that they help meet the needs of their communities. The FDIC’s Small Business Lending Survey is a nationally-representative survey of banks and their small business lending practices and activities. The survey seeks to understand how banks engage with small businesses and meet their needs, within the context of the fast changing banking industry environment. The first collection of the survey in 2016 (SBLS 2016) sought to examine whether small and large banks engaged differently with small businesses, which could potentially impact small businesses given continued and ongoing banking consolidation. In 2022 the FDIC plans to deploy another Small Business Lending Survey (SBLS 2022) which will repeat some questions from the previous collection and will include new areas of study which are of current interest, in particular, banks’ use of financial technology in small business lending 1 ‘‘Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business’’, SBA fact sheet, https://www.sba.gov/ sites/default/files/advocacy/Frequently-AskedQuestions-Small-Business-2018.pdf (2018). 2 ‘‘Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms’’, Federal Reserve report, https:// www.fedsmallbusiness.org/survey/2018/report-onemployer-firms (2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 and their experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program. In addition, SBLS 2022 will improve upon previous quantitative questions that asked banks about their volume of commercial lending by firm size, which allowed the FDIC to assess how well Consolidated Reports of Income and Condition (commonly referred to as ‘‘Call Report’’) data captures actual bank small business lending when used as a proxy measure. Using SBLS 2016 survey data, the FDIC determined that for banks in 2015 with $1 to $10 billion in assets, industry small business lending (defined as lending to firms with less than $10 million in gross annual revenue) was understated on net by approximately 23 percent when using the most common proxy measure—Call Report outstanding commercial and industrial loan balances for loans that were $1 million or less at the time of origination.3 The proposed SBLS 2022 collection will cover the general topics of: I. Underwriting and Loan Approval Processes II. Markets, Competition, and Loan Demand III. SBA Lending and Securitization IV. Measurement of Bank Small Business Lending Questions in the first three sections are comprised of qualitative questions, while the fourth set asks respondent banks to provide quantitative loan volumes. The SBLS does not duplicate existing sources of data but rather complements or provides insight into regular collections such as the Call Report. The SBLS 2022 collection is scheduled to be in the field beginning in May 2022. The collection will be administered by the U.S. Census Bureau via a web interface. Recommendations for which bank staff to answer each section will be made to respondents in order to match the appropriate expertise to relevant questions. Because the SBLS is designed as a nationallyrepresentative survey of banks of all sizes, including community banks, regional banks, and large nationwide banks, the survey is intended be used to make inferences for the entire industry regarding U.S. banks’ small business lending activity and practices. Prior to finalizing the SBLS 2022 survey questionnaire, the FDIC seeks to solicit public comment. Interested members of the public may review a 3 ‘‘Measurement of Small Business Lending Using Call Reports: Further Insights From the Small Business Lending Survey’’, FDIC staff study, https://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/staffstudies/2020-04.pdf (2020). PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 copy of the proposed survey questionnaire on the following web page: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/2021/sbls-2022-proposedsurvey-questionnaire.pdf. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the 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; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Dated at Washington, DC, on April 15, 2021. James P. Sheesley, Assistant Executive Secretary. 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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

[OMB No. 3064-0203]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection 
Reinstatement; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), the FDIC may not conduct or sponsor, and a 
respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection 
unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number. The FDIC wishes to conduct another Small Business 
Lending Survey and as part of its obligations under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 
reinstatement of the related information collection described below 
(OMB Control No. 3064-0203).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
the FDIC by any of the following methods:
     https://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/laws/federal.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the name and number of 
the collection in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Manny Cabeza (202-898-3767), Regulatory Counsel, MB-
3128, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard 
station at the rear of the 17th Street NW building (located on F 
Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A 
copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for 
the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manny Cabeza, Regulatory Counsel, 202-
898-3767, [email protected], MB-3128, Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to reinstate the following 
collections of information:

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    1. Title: Small Business Lending Survey.
    OMB Number: 3064-0203.
    Affected Public: FDIC-insured depository institutions.
    Obligation to Respond: Voluntary.
    Burden Estimate:
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 2,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 hours.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,000 hours.
    General Description of Collection: Small businesses are important 
to the U.S. economy and banks are important to U.S. small businesses. 
According to the Small Business Administration, in 2015, small 
businesses comprised 99.9 percent of all U.S. firms, and almost half 
(47.5 percent) of private-sector employment. Additionally, from 2000 to 
2017, small businesses accounted for 65.9 percent of net new job 
creation.\1\ Given their size and the relative costs of verifying their 
financial conditions, many small businesses have little or no direct 
access to capital markets and thus are reliant on bank financing. 
Indeed, in their 2017 survey of small businesses, the Federal Reserve 
System finds that banks are the most common source of external credit 
for small firms.\2\ For banks, especially the many banks that primarily 
engage in commercial lending, small business lending is an important 
way that they help meet the needs of their communities.
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    \1\ ``Frequently Asked Questions About Small Business'', SBA 
fact sheet, https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/Frequently-Asked-Questions-Small-Business-2018.pdf (2018).
    \2\ ``Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms'', 
Federal Reserve report, https://www.fedsmallbusiness.org/survey/2018/report-on-employer-firms (2017).
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    The FDIC's Small Business Lending Survey is a nationally-
representative survey of banks and their small business lending 
practices and activities. The survey seeks to understand how banks 
engage with small businesses and meet their needs, within the context 
of the fast changing banking industry environment. The first collection 
of the survey in 2016 (SBLS 2016) sought to examine whether small and 
large banks engaged differently with small businesses, which could 
potentially impact small businesses given continued and ongoing banking 
consolidation. In 2022 the FDIC plans to deploy another Small Business 
Lending Survey (SBLS 2022) which will repeat some questions from the 
previous collection and will include new areas of study which are of 
current interest, in particular, banks' use of financial technology in 
small business lending and their experiences with the Paycheck 
Protection Program.
    In addition, SBLS 2022 will improve upon previous quantitative 
questions that asked banks about their volume of commercial lending by 
firm size, which allowed the FDIC to assess how well Consolidated 
Reports of Income and Condition (commonly referred to as ``Call 
Report'') data captures actual bank small business lending when used as 
a proxy measure. Using SBLS 2016 survey data, the FDIC determined that 
for banks in 2015 with $1 to $10 billion in assets, industry small 
business lending (defined as lending to firms with less than $10 
million in gross annual revenue) was understated on net by 
approximately 23 percent when using the most common proxy measure--Call 
Report outstanding commercial and industrial loan balances for loans 
that were $1 million or less at the time of origination.\3\
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    \3\ ``Measurement of Small Business Lending Using Call Reports: 
Further Insights From the Small Business Lending Survey'', FDIC 
staff study, https://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/cfr/staff-studies/2020-04.pdf (2020).
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    The proposed SBLS 2022 collection will cover the general topics of:

I. Underwriting and Loan Approval Processes
II. Markets, Competition, and Loan Demand
III. SBA Lending and Securitization
IV. Measurement of Bank Small Business Lending

    Questions in the first three sections are comprised of qualitative 
questions, while the fourth set asks respondent banks to provide 
quantitative loan volumes. The SBLS does not duplicate existing sources 
of data but rather complements or provides insight into regular 
collections such as the Call Report.
    The SBLS 2022 collection is scheduled to be in the field beginning 
in May 2022. The collection will be administered by the U.S. Census 
Bureau via a web interface. Recommendations for which bank staff to 
answer each section will be made to respondents in order to match the 
appropriate expertise to relevant questions. Because the SBLS is 
designed as a nationally-representative survey of banks of all sizes, 
including community banks, regional banks, and large nationwide banks, 
the survey is intended be used to make inferences for the entire 
industry regarding U.S. banks' small business lending activity and 
practices.
    Prior to finalizing the SBLS 2022 survey questionnaire, the FDIC 
seeks to solicit public comment. Interested members of the public may 
review a copy of the proposed survey questionnaire on the following web 
page: https://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/2021/sbls-2022-proposed-survey-questionnaire.pdf.

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, 
including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the 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; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All 
comments will become a matter of public record.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    Dated at Washington, DC, on April 15, 2021.

James P. Sheesley,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-08131 Filed 4-20-21; 8:45 am]
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