Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request [OMB No. 3064-0025; -0028; -0134], 67707-67709 [2021-25813]

Download as PDF 67707 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 226 / Monday, November 29, 2021 / Notices 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: 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 building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ ADDRESSES: FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request [OMB No. 3064–0025; –0028; –0134] Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB Review; comment request. AGENCY: The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the request to renew the existing information collections described below (OMB Control No. 3064–0025; –0028; and –0134). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 29, 2021. SUMMARY: PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 renew the following currently approved collections of information: 1. Title: Application for Consent to Exercise Trust Powers. OMB Number: 3064–0025. Form Number: 6200–09. Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks wishing to exercise trust powers. Burden Estimate: TABLE 1—SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED ANNUAL BURDENS [OMB No. 3064–0025] Number of responses per respondent IC description Type of burden (obligation to respond) Frequency of response Eligible depository institutions .......... Reporting (Required to obtain or retain a benefit) ............................... Reporting (Required to obtain or retain a benefit) ............................... On occasion ......... 6 1 8 48 On occasion ......... 1 1 24 24 .......................................................... ............................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 72 Not-eligible depository institutions ... Total Annual Burden Hours ...... Number of respondents Hours per response Annual burden (hours) Source: FDIC. General Description of Collection: FDIC regulations (12 CFR 333.2) prohibit any insured State nonmember bank from changing the general character of its business without the prior written consent of the FDIC. The exercise of trust powers by a bank is usually considered a change in the general character of a bank’s business if the bank did not exercise those powers previously. Therefore, unless a bank is currently exercising trust powers, it must file a formal application to obtain the FDIC’s written consent to exercise trust powers. State banking authorities, not the FDIC, grant trust powers to their banks. The FDIC merely consents to the exercise of such powers. Applicants use form FDIC 6200/09 to obtain FDIC’s consent. There is no change in the methodology or substance of this information collection. The decrease in total estimated annual burden from 168 hours in 2018 to 72 hours currently is due to economic factors as reflected in the decrease in estimated number of respondents. 2. Title: Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions OMB Number: 3064–0028. Form Number: None. Affected Public: FDIC-Insured Institutions and Certain Employees of the FDIC-Insured Institutions. Burden Estimate: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY OF ANNUAL BURDEN Estimated number of respondents Information collection description Type of burden Obligation to respond Maintain Securities Trading Policies and Procedures ............. Officer/Employee Filing of Reports of Personal Securities Trading Transactions—344.9 (assumes 5 officers/employees at each institution with income from securities broker activity). Recordkeeping Third-Party Disclosure. Mandatory ...... Mandatory ...... Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,983 hours. General Description of Collection: The collection of information requirements are contained in 12 CFR part 344. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 that purchasers of securities in transactions affected by insured state nonmember banks are provided with adequate records concerning the transactions. The regulation is also designed to ensure that insured state PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated frequency of responses 691 2,073 1 4 Estimated time per response (hour) Estimated annual burden (hours) 1 1 691 8,292 nonmember banks maintain adequate records and controls with respect to the securities transactions they effect. Finally, this regulation requires officers and employees of FDIC-supervised institutions to report to the FDIC E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 67708 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 226 / Monday, November 29, 2021 / Notices supervised institution certain personal securities trading activity. Sections 344.4, 344.5, and 344.6 refer to reporting and third party disclosure burdens associated with confirmation of securities transactions. The FDIC assumes that banks automate notifications to customers of securities transactions, and would automate these notifications even if 12 CFR 344 were not in place. The automation includes the recordkeeping and disclosure of the confirmation of securities transactions. As such, FDIC believes that the activities associated with sections 344.4, 344.5, and 344.6 are all done in the ordinary course business, and do not represent PRA burden. Potential respondents to this IC are all FDIC-supervised institutions that effect securities transactions for customers. Respondents include institutions that conduct securities transactions themselves or that conduct securities transactions through a broker/dealer. To estimate the annual number of respondents, FDIC referenced the number of FDIC-supervised institutions that reported exercising fiduciary powers as of the first quarter of 2021,1 which is reported on item 2 of Call Report Schedule RC–T. As of March 31, 2021, 691 FDICsupervised institutions reported exercising fiduciary powers.2 These 691 entities are subject to the PRA requirements in 12 CFR 344.8. Thus, FDIC estimates 691 respondents to the line items corresponding to this section. In the previous renewal of this information collection, the FDIC estimated 680 respondents to this IC; this estimate was derived by counting the number of FDIC-supervised institutions with income from securities brokerage activity. The increase in the estimated number of respondents from 680 to 691 is a result of a change in estimation methodology due to a change in the call report reporting requirements.3 The line item corresponding to 12 CFR 344.9 applies to officers and employees of FDIC-supervised institutions who ‘‘make investment recommendations or decisions for the accounts of customers; participate in the determination of such recommendations or decisions; or in connection with their duties, obtain information concerning which securities are being purchased or sold or recommend such action.’’ 5 Excluded from this requirement are ‘‘transactions for the benefit of the officer or employee over which the officer or employee has no direct or indirect influence or control; transactions in registered investment company shares; transactions in government securities; and all transactions involving in the aggregate $10,000 or less during the calendar quarter.’’ 6 The FDIC does not currently have access to data on how many officers or employees are required to report trading activities in which they have a beneficial interest in accordance with Section 344.9. In the estimate for the previous ICR, it was assumed that five officers or employees per FDICsupervised institution affected by this IC who would respond to this line item. Based on supervisory experience, FDIC believes that most of the smaller FDICsupervised institutions do not have any personnel subject to Section 344.9.7 Accordingly, FDIC has reduced the assumed number of officers or employees per FDIC-supervised institution who would respond to this line item from five to three. FDIC therefore estimates 2,073 respondents per year to this line item.8 This estimate constitutes a decrease of 1,327 in the estimated annual number of respondents to this IC. Section 344.8 requires FDICsupervised institutions to establish processes and procedures for assigning responsibility for supervising employees and officers who are involved with processing, documenting, and executing securities transactions for customers, and for ensuring equitable treatment of parties to a security transaction, and of customers who submit orders for the same security or securities at approximately the same time. Policies and procedures are generally reviewed and updated annually. FDIC therefore estimate one response per respondent to this line item as FDIC believes that institutions are more likely to update their policies and procedures annually rather than monthly. This estimate represents a decrease of 11 responses per respondent. FDIC has also revised its estimate of the time required to respond to the requirements of Section 344.8 to one hour per response. This estimate represents an increase of 0.75 hours per response from the estimate included in the 2018 renewal and is based on the FDIC’s experience with this information collection. FDIC estimates one hour per response for the burden related to Section 344.9. This estimate represents a decrease of 0.5 hours per response from the estimate included in the 2018 renewal and is also based on the FDIC’s experience with this information collection. The total estimated annual burden for this information collection is 8,983 hours, which is a decrease of 56,297 hours from the estimate included in the previous renewal. 3. Title: Customer Assistance Forms. OMB Number: 3064–0134. Form Numbers: 6422–04; –6422/11; 6422/15. Affected Public: Individuals, Households, Business or Financial Institutions. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY OF ANNUAL BURDEN Estimated number of respondents Information collection description Type of burden Obligation to respond Customer Assistance Form (6422/04) ..................................... Business Assistance Form (6422/11) ...................................... FDIC Deposit Insurance Form (6422/15) ................................. Reporting ....... Reporting ....... Reporting ....... Voluntary ........ Voluntary ........ Voluntary ........ Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,468 hours. Burden Estimate: General Description of Collection: This collection facilitates the collection of information from customers of 1 RIS variable TREXER. Call Report data, March 2021. 2 FDIC VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 Estimated average frequency of response 4,737 225 911 financial institutions that have inquiries or complaints about service. Customers or businesses may document their complaints or inquiries to the FDIC using a letter or optional forms (Form 6422/04; Form 6422/11; Form 6422/15). 1 1 1 PO 00000 CFR 344.9(a). CFR 344.96b. Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual burden (hours) 0.25 0.25 0.25 1,184 56 228 The Forms are used to facilitate online completion and submission of the complaints or inquiries and to shorten FDIC response times by making it easier to identify the nature of the complaint and to route the customer or business 5 12 61 Estimated time per response (hours) E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 67709 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 226 / Monday, November 29, 2021 / Notices inquiry to the appropriate FDIC contact. There is no change in the method or substance of the collection. The overall reduction in burden hours is the result of economic fluctuation. 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. Dated at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of November 2021. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. James P. Sheesley, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25813 Filed 11–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION [OMB No. 3064–0212] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Amendment; Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB review; comment request. AGENCY: The FDIC seeks to continue its engagement and collaboration with innovators in the financial, non- SUMMARY: financial, and technology sectors to, among other things, identify, develop and promote technology-driven innovations among community and other banks in a manner that ensures the safety and soundness of FDICsupervised and -insured institutions. An innovation pilot program framework can provide a regulatory environment in which the FDIC, in conjunction with individual proposals collected from innovators, including banks, will provide tailored regulatory and supervisory assistance, when appropriate, to facilitate the testing of innovative and advanced technologies, products, services, systems, or activities. As part of an innovation pilot program, innovators may request information from banks and other members of the public outside of their normal course of business. Any information provided by banks and other members of the public will be provided on a voluntary basis. FDIC staff may similarly request information on a voluntary basis from banks or other members of the public to evaluate the products or services developed in the pilot programs. The FDIC invites the general public, including persons who may have an interest in participating in innovation pilot programs, and other Federal agencies to comment on the agency’s collection of information that may result from innovators obtaining information from banks and other members of the public in connection with innovation pilot programs, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. On September 22, 2021 and September 28, 2021, the FDIC published notices in the Federal Register requesting comment for 60 days on a proposal to amend this information collection. One comment was received but did not indicate any changes to be made to the information collection. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the amended information collection, and again invites comment. Comments must be submitted on or before December 29, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods: • Agency Website: https:// www.fdic.gov/resources/regulations/ federal-register-publications/. • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Jennifer Jones (202–898– 6768), Counsel, MB–3078, 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Jones, Counsel, 202–898–6768, jennjones@fdic.gov, MB–3078, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to amend the following currently approved collection of information: 1. Title: Information Collection for Innovation Pilot Programs. OMB Number: 3064–0212. Form Number: None. Affected Public: FDIC-supervised and -insured institutions and other members of the public that provide information to innovators in connection with innovation pilot programs. Burden Estimate: DATES: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY OF ANNUAL BURDEN Information collection description Type of burden Obligation to respond Innovation Pilot Programs—Burden on Banks and Other Members of the Public. Reporting .. Voluntary ... Total Estimated Annual Burden ................... ................... ................... General Description of Collection: The FDIC seeks to engage and collaborate with innovators in the financial, nonfinancial, and technology sectors to, among other things, identify, develop VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:55 Nov 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 Estimated number of respondents Estimated frequency of responses Estimated time per response Estimated annual burden (hours) 400 On Occasion 100 40,000 ........................ ..................... ........................ 40,000 and promote technology-driven innovations among community and other banks in a manner that ensures the safety and soundness of FDICsupervised and -insured institutions. An PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 innovation pilot program framework will provide a regulatory environment in which the FDIC, in conjunction with individual proposals collected from innovators, will provide tailored E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request [OMB No. 3064-0025; -0028; -0134]

AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Agency information collection activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the request to renew 
the existing information collections described below (OMB Control No. 
3064-0025; -0028; and -0134).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 29, 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 building (located on F Street), 
on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information 
collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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 renew the following currently approved collections of 
information:
    1. Title: Application for Consent to Exercise Trust Powers.
    OMB Number: 3064-0025.
    Form Number: 6200-09.
    Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks wishing to exercise 
trust powers.
    Burden Estimate:

                                                      Table 1--Summary of Estimated Annual Burdens
                                                                   [OMB No. 3064-0025]
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                                         Type of burden                                                      Number of
           IC description                (obligation to         Frequency of response        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Annual burden
                                            respond)                                        respondents     respondent       response         (hours)
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Eligible depository institutions...  Reporting (Required to  On occasion................               6               1               8              48
                                      obtain or
                                     retain a benefit).....
Not-eligible depository              Reporting (Required to  On occasion................               1               1              24              24
 institutions.                        obtain or
                                     retain a benefit).....
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    Total Annual Burden Hours......  ......................  ...........................  ..............  ..............  ..............              72
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Source: FDIC.

    General Description of Collection: FDIC regulations (12 CFR 333.2) 
prohibit any insured State nonmember bank from changing the general 
character of its business without the prior written consent of the 
FDIC. The exercise of trust powers by a bank is usually considered a 
change in the general character of a bank's business if the bank did 
not exercise those powers previously. Therefore, unless a bank is 
currently exercising trust powers, it must file a formal application to 
obtain the FDIC's written consent to exercise trust powers. State 
banking authorities, not the FDIC, grant trust powers to their banks. 
The FDIC merely consents to the exercise of such powers. Applicants use 
form FDIC 6200/09 to obtain FDIC's consent. There is no change in the 
methodology or substance of this information collection. The decrease 
in total estimated annual burden from 168 hours in 2018 to 72 hours 
currently is due to economic factors as reflected in the decrease in 
estimated number of respondents.
    2. Title: Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for 
Securities Transactions
    OMB Number: 3064-0028.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: FDIC-Insured Institutions and Certain Employees of 
the FDIC-Insured Institutions.
    Burden Estimate:

                                                                Summary of Annual Burden
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                                                                                             Estimated       Estimated    Estimated time     Estimated
  Information collection description        Type of burden        Obligation to respond      number of     frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                                                            respondents      responses        (hour)          (hours)
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Maintain Securities Trading Policies   Recordkeeping...........  Mandatory..............             691               1               1             691
 and Procedures.
Officer/Employee Filing of Reports of  Third-Party Disclosure..  Mandatory..............           2,073               4               1           8,292
 Personal Securities Trading
 Transactions--344.9 (assumes 5
 officers/employees at each
 institution with income from
 securities broker activity).
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    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 8,983 hours.
    General Description of Collection: The collection of information 
requirements are contained in 12 CFR part 344. The purpose of the 
regulation is to ensure that purchasers of securities in transactions 
affected by insured state nonmember banks are provided with adequate 
records concerning the transactions. The regulation is also designed to 
ensure that insured state nonmember banks maintain adequate records and 
controls with respect to the securities transactions they effect. 
Finally, this regulation requires officers and employees of FDIC-
supervised institutions to report to the FDIC

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supervised institution certain personal securities trading activity.
    Sections 344.4, 344.5, and 344.6 refer to reporting and third party 
disclosure burdens associated with confirmation of securities 
transactions. The FDIC assumes that banks automate notifications to 
customers of securities transactions, and would automate these 
notifications even if 12 CFR 344 were not in place. The automation 
includes the recordkeeping and disclosure of the confirmation of 
securities transactions. As such, FDIC believes that the activities 
associated with sections 344.4, 344.5, and 344.6 are all done in the 
ordinary course business, and do not represent PRA burden.
    Potential respondents to this IC are all FDIC-supervised 
institutions that effect securities transactions for customers. 
Respondents include institutions that conduct securities transactions 
themselves or that conduct securities transactions through a broker/
dealer. To estimate the annual number of respondents, FDIC referenced 
the number of FDIC-supervised institutions that reported exercising 
fiduciary powers as of the first quarter of 2021,\1\ which is reported 
on item 2 of Call Report Schedule RC-T.
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    As of March 31, 2021, 691 FDIC-supervised institutions reported 
exercising fiduciary powers.\2\ These 691 entities are subject to the 
PRA requirements in 12 CFR 344.8. Thus, FDIC estimates 691 respondents 
to the line items corresponding to this section. In the previous 
renewal of this information collection, the FDIC estimated 680 
respondents to this IC; this estimate was derived by counting the 
number of FDIC-supervised institutions with income from securities 
brokerage activity. The increase in the estimated number of respondents 
from 680 to 691 is a result of a change in estimation methodology due 
to a change in the call report reporting requirements.\3\
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    \2\ FDIC Call Report data, March 2021.
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    The line item corresponding to 12 CFR 344.9 applies to officers and 
employees of FDIC-supervised institutions who ``make investment 
recommendations or decisions for the accounts of customers; participate 
in the determination of such recommendations or decisions; or in 
connection with their duties, obtain information concerning which 
securities are being purchased or sold or recommend such action.'' \5\ 
Excluded from this requirement are ``transactions for the benefit of 
the officer or employee over which the officer or employee has no 
direct or indirect influence or control; transactions in registered 
investment company shares; transactions in government securities; and 
all transactions involving in the aggregate $10,000 or less during the 
calendar quarter.'' \6\ The FDIC does not currently have access to data 
on how many officers or employees are required to report trading 
activities in which they have a beneficial interest in accordance with 
Section 344.9. In the estimate for the previous ICR, it was assumed 
that five officers or employees per FDIC-supervised institution 
affected by this IC who would respond to this line item. Based on 
supervisory experience, FDIC believes that most of the smaller FDIC-
supervised institutions do not have any personnel subject to Section 
344.9.\7\ Accordingly, FDIC has reduced the assumed number of officers 
or employees per FDIC-supervised institution who would respond to this 
line item from five to three. FDIC therefore estimates 2,073 
respondents per year to this line item.\8\ This estimate constitutes a 
decrease of 1,327 in the estimated annual number of respondents to this 
IC.
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    \5\ 12 CFR 344.9(a).
    \6\ 1 CFR 344.96b.
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    Section 344.8 requires FDIC-supervised institutions to establish 
processes and procedures for assigning responsibility for supervising 
employees and officers who are involved with processing, documenting, 
and executing securities transactions for customers, and for ensuring 
equitable treatment of parties to a security transaction, and of 
customers who submit orders for the same security or securities at 
approximately the same time. Policies and procedures are generally 
reviewed and updated annually. FDIC therefore estimate one response per 
respondent to this line item as FDIC believes that institutions are 
more likely to update their policies and procedures annually rather 
than monthly. This estimate represents a decrease of 11 responses per 
respondent.
    FDIC has also revised its estimate of the time required to respond 
to the requirements of Section 344.8 to one hour per response. This 
estimate represents an increase of 0.75 hours per response from the 
estimate included in the 2018 renewal and is based on the FDIC's 
experience with this information collection. FDIC estimates one hour 
per response for the burden related to Section 344.9. This estimate 
represents a decrease of 0.5 hours per response from the estimate 
included in the 2018 renewal and is also based on the FDIC's experience 
with this information collection.
    The total estimated annual burden for this information collection 
is 8,983 hours, which is a decrease of 56,297 hours from the estimate 
included in the previous renewal.
    3. Title: Customer Assistance Forms.
    OMB Number: 3064-0134.
    Form Numbers: 6422-04; -6422/11; 6422/15.
    Affected Public: Individuals, Households, Business or Financial 
Institutions.

                                                                Summary of Annual Burden
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                                                                                             Estimated        average     Estimated time     Estimated
  Information collection description        Type of burden        Obligation to respond      number of     frequency of    per response    annual burden
                                                                                            respondents      response         (hours)         (hours)
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Customer Assistance Form (6422/04)...  Reporting...............  Voluntary..............           4,737               1            0.25           1,184
Business Assistance Form (6422/11)...  Reporting...............  Voluntary..............             225               1            0.25              56
FDIC Deposit Insurance Form (6422/15)  Reporting...............  Voluntary..............             911               1            0.25             228
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    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 1,468 hours.
    Burden Estimate:
    General Description of Collection: This collection facilitates the 
collection of information from customers of financial institutions that 
have inquiries or complaints about service. Customers or businesses may 
document their complaints or inquiries to the FDIC using a letter or 
optional forms (Form 6422/04; Form 6422/11; Form 6422/15). The Forms 
are used to facilitate online completion and submission of the 
complaints or inquiries and to shorten FDIC response times by making it 
easier to identify the nature of the complaint and to route the 
customer or business

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inquiry to the appropriate FDIC contact. There is no change in the 
method or substance of the collection. The overall reduction in burden 
hours is the result of economic fluctuation.

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.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of November 2021.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
James P. Sheesley,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-25813 Filed 11-26-21; 8:45 am]
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