Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 30603-30604 [2021-12087]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / Notices the Federal Reserve Act, 12 U.S.C. 602 and 625 (Edge and Agreement corporations); section 5 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, 12 U.S.C. 1844 (bank holding companies) and, in conjunction with section 8 of the International Banking Act, 12 U.S.C. 3106 (foreign banking organizations); section 7(c) of the International Banking Act of 1978, 12 U.S.C. 3105(c) (branches and agencies of foreign banks); section 10 of the Home Owners’ Loan Act, 12 U.S.C. 1467a, (savings and loan holding companies), and section 165(i) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, 12 U.S.C. 5365 (nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board). Because the collections of information associated with the FR 4202 do not involve the submission of information to the Board, no issues of confidentiality would normally arise. To the extent that the Board collects such information during an examination of the banking organization, confidential treatment may be afforded to that information under exemption 8 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), which protects information collected as part of the Board’s supervisory process. Additionally, individual respondents may request confidential treatment of information pursuant to exemption 4 of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), which protects ‘‘trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person [that is] privileged or confidential.’’ The Board will treat such information as confidential to the extent permitted by law, including the FOIA. Current actions: On March 8, 2021, the Board published an initial notice in the Federal Register (86 FR 13378) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the FR 4202. The comment period for this notice expired on May 7, 2021. The Board did not receive any comments. The Board will adopt the extension, without revision, of the FR 4202 as originally proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 4, 2021. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. 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 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 July 9, 2021. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Holly A. Rieser, Manager) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034. Comments can also be sent electronically to Comments.applications@stls.frb.org: 1. First State Capital Corporation, Holly Springs, Mississippi; to merge with M&F Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire Merchant and Farmers Bank, both of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 4, 2021. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–12083 Filed 6–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [FR Doc. 2021–12086 Filed 6–8–21; 8:45 am] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. AGENCY: Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30603 three years, without revision, the Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance (FR 4199; OMB No. 7100– 0320). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 4199 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 30604 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / Notices 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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: Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance. Agency form number: FR 4199. OMB control number: 7100–0320. Frequency: As needed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jun 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Respondents: State member banks and bank holding companies (BHCs) that use the advanced approaches framework. Estimated number of respondents: 15. Estimated average hours per response: 420. Estimated annual burden hours: 6,300. General description of report: The Pillar 2 Guidance is intended to assist banking organizations that are subject to the Basel II advanced approaches capital adequacy framework (advanced approaches framework) in applying that framework. Advanced approaches banking organizations are required to use an internal ratings-based approach to calculate regulatory credit risk capital requirements and advanced measurement approaches to calculate regulatory operational risk capital requirements. Banking organizations are required to meet certain qualification requirements before they can use the advanced approaches framework for risk-based capital purposes. The Pillar 2 Guidance sets the expectation that such organizations maintain certain documentation as described in paragraphs 37, 41, 43, and 46 of this portion of the guidance. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The collection of information is authorized pursuant to sections 9 and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act, section 5 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, and section 161 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The FR 4199 is voluntary. Because the collections of information associated with the guidance is maintained by each institution, 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 the examination or supervision of a financial institution, this information would 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. In addition, the information may also be kept confidential under exemption 4 of the FOIA, which protects trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is both customarily and actually treated as private by the respondent. Consultation outside the agency: The Board has consulted with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and confirmed that there will PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be no revisions to the guidance, and no revision to the time per response estimates. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 4, 2021. Ann Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–12087 Filed 6–8–21; 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: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the International Applications and Prior Notifications under Subpart B of Regulation K (FR K–2; OMB No. 7100– 0284). 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. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12087]


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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 Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance (FR 
4199; OMB No. 7100-0320).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 4199 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

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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: Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance.
    Agency form number: FR 4199.
    OMB control number: 7100-0320.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Respondents: State member banks and bank holding companies (BHCs) 
that use the advanced approaches framework.
    Estimated number of respondents: 15.
    Estimated average hours per response: 420.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 6,300.
    General description of report: The Pillar 2 Guidance is intended to 
assist banking organizations that are subject to the Basel II advanced 
approaches capital adequacy framework (advanced approaches framework) 
in applying that framework. Advanced approaches banking organizations 
are required to use an internal ratings-based approach to calculate 
regulatory credit risk capital requirements and advanced measurement 
approaches to calculate regulatory operational risk capital 
requirements. Banking organizations are required to meet certain 
qualification requirements before they can use the advanced approaches 
framework for risk-based capital purposes. The Pillar 2 Guidance sets 
the expectation that such organizations maintain certain documentation 
as described in paragraphs 37, 41, 43, and 46 of this portion of the 
guidance.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The collection of 
information is authorized pursuant to sections 9 and 11 of the Federal 
Reserve Act, section 5 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, and 
section 161 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act. The FR 4199 is voluntary.
    Because the collections of information associated with the guidance 
is maintained by each institution, 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 the 
examination or supervision of a financial institution, this information 
would 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. In 
addition, the information may also be kept confidential under exemption 
4 of the FOIA, which protects trade secrets and commercial or financial 
information obtained from a person that is both customarily and 
actually treated as private by the respondent.
    Consultation outside the agency: The Board has consulted with the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller 
of the Currency and confirmed that there will be no revisions to the 
guidance, and no revision to the time per response estimates.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 4, 2021.
Ann Misback,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2021-12087 Filed 6-8-21; 8:45 am]
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