Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request, 2784-2787 [2022-00865]

Download as PDF 2784 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / Notices Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: https://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 12, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–00929 Filed 1–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice: 2022–3001] Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Submission for OMB review and comments request. AGENCY: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 18, 2022 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted electronically on www.regulations.gov (EIB 11–05) or by email to Donna Schneider at donna.schneider@exim.gov, or by mail to Donna Schneider, Export-Import Bank, 811 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20571. The information collection tool can be reviewed at: https://www.exim.gov/sites/default/ files/pub/pending/eib11-05.pdf. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, please contact Donna Schneider at donna.schneider@exim.gov, or 202– 565–3612. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EXIM’s borrowers, financial institution policy holders and guaranteed lenders provide this form to U.S. exporters, who certify to the eligibility of their exports for EXIM support. For direct loans and loan guarantees, the completed form is required to be submitted at time of jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Jan 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 disbursement and held by either the guaranteed lender or EXIM. For MT insurance, the completed forms are held by the financial institution, only to be submitted to EXIM in the event of a claim filing. EXIM uses the referenced form to obtain information from exporters regarding the export transaction and content sourcing. These details are necessary to determine the value and legitimacy of EXIM financing support and claims submitted. It also provides the financial institutions a check on the export transaction’s eligibility at the time it is fulfilling a financing request. Title and Form Number: EIB 11–05 Exporter’s Certificate for Loan Guarantee & MT Insurance Programs. OMB Number: 3048–0043. Type of Review: Regular. Need and Use: The information collected will allow EXIM to determine compliance and content for transaction requests submitted to the Export-Import Bank under its insurance, guarantee, and direct loan programs. Affected Public: This form affects entities involved in the export of U.S. goods and services. Annual Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 minutes. Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 hours. Frequency of Reporting of Use: As required. Government Expenses: Reviewing Time per Year: 167 hours. Average Wages per Hour: $42.50. Average Cost per Year: $7,097.50 (time * wages). Benefits and Overhead: 20%. Total Government Cost: $8,517. Bassam Doughman, IT Specialist. BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Board Meeting Notice of the forthcoming regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (FCSIC), is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the Bylaws of the FCSIC. Time and Date: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022. Place: Because of the COVID–19 pandemic, the public may only virtually attend the open portions of this meeting. If you would like to virtually attend, at least 24 hours in advance, visit SUMMARY: Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Portions Open to the Public • Approval of December 8, 2021 Minutes • Review and Setting of Insurance Premium Rates • Policy Statement—Insurance Premiums • Policy Statement—Internal Controls, Audit Coverage & Committee Charter Portions Closed to the Public • Annual Report on Contracts • Annual Report on Whistleblower Activity For More Information Contact: If you need more information, need assistance for accessibility reasons, or have questions, contact Ashley Waldron, Secretary to the Board. Telephone: 703– 883–4009. TTY: 703–883–4056. Dated: January 12, 2022. Ashley Waldron, Secretary to the Board. [FR Doc. 2022–00902 Filed 1–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION [OMB No. 3064–0072] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2022–00949 Filed 1–18–22; 8:45 am] PO 00000 FCSIC.gov, select ‘‘News & Events,’’ and then select ‘‘Board Meetings.’’ From there, access the linked ‘‘Instructions for board meeting visitors.’’ Status: Parts of this meeting will be open to the public. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public. Matters To be Considered: Sfmt 4703 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. 3064–0072). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 18, 2022. 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/. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / Notices • 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/ 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– 2785 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: Acquisition Services Information Requirements. OMB Number: 3064–0072. Form Number: None. Affected Public: Private sector, business and other for-profit entities. Burden Estimate: SUMMARY OF ANNUAL BURDEN [OMB No. 3064–0072] Request for Proposal and Price Quotation (includes Basic Safeguards)—Solicitation/Award (Form 3700/55). Request for Information ...................... Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractor Personnel and Subcontractors (Form 1600/04). Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractors (Form 1600/ 07). Background Investigation Questionnaire for Contractors (Form 1600/ 10). Leasing Representations and Certifications (Form 3700/44). Past Performance (Form 3700/57). jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Reporting .... Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. 634 1 8.96 On Occasion ........ 5,681 Reporting .... Reporting .... Voluntary .............. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. 107 185 1 1 58.74 0.33 On Occasion ........ On Occasion ........ 6,285 61 120 1 0.5 On Occasion ........ 60 185 1 0.17 On Occasion ........ 31 15 1 1 On Occasion ........ 15 400 1 0.75 On Occasion ........ 300 1 1 0.67 On Occasion ........ 1 1 1 0.33 On Occasion ........ 1 100 1 1 On Occasion ........ 100 5 1 60 On Occasion ........ 300 150 1 20 On Occasion ........ 3,000 90 1 60 On Occasion ........ 5,400 .............................. ........................ ........................ ........................ ............................... 21,235 Reporting .... Reporting .... Reporting .... Reporting .... Contractor Representations and Certifications (Form 3700/04A). Reporting .... Integrity and Fitness Representations and Certifications (Form 3700/12). Reporting .... Prize Competitions—Application ......... Reporting .... Prize Competitions—Proposal ............ Reporting .... Innovation Pilot Programs—Application. Reporting .... Innovation Pilot Programs—Proposal Reporting .... .................... General Description of Collection: This information collection involves the submission of various forms by (1) contractors who wish to do business with the FDIC or are currently under contract with the FDIC; (2) those vendors and parties participating in innovation pilot programs and prize competitions with the possibility of being awarded a contract; and (3) government agencies or commercial businesses that provide FDIC with past performance information. There is no VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Jan 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 Number of respondents Time per response change in the method or substance of the collection. However, the FDIC has amended this submission to account for the burdens associated with vendors and parties participating in innovation pilot programs and prize competitions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. Section 1819) empowers the FDIC to enter into contracts using private sector contractors to provide goods or services. The Act also provides that the FDIC may promulgate policies and procedures to administer the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of response Total annual estimated burden Obligation to respond Questionnaire Total Hourly Burden ..................... Responses per respondent Type of burden powers granted to it, including the power to enter into contracts. Pursuant to such policies, the Acquisition and Corporate Services Branch of the FDIC’s Division of Administration has developed forms and clauses to facilitate the procurement of goods and services from private sector contractors. The information collected through these forms and clauses fall under the definition of collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2786 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 During the review of the renewal of this Acquisition Services Information Requirements information collection, FDIC determined that portions of the PRA burdens that are currently under the information collection entitled Innovation Pilot Programs. (OMB No. 3064–0212) should be transferred to this information collection (OMB No. 3064– 0072). OMB No. 3064–0212 involves the collection of information from third parties (banks and firms in partnership with banks) who are invited to voluntarily propose time-limited pilot programs, which will be collected and considered by the FDIC on a case-bycase basis. FDIC has determined that the burdens associated with OMB No. 3064–0212 that contain the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC should be transferred to OMB No. 3064– 0072. To avoid duplication of burden hours, OMB No. 3064–0212 will be separately amended to only contain the burden on IDIs and third parties that are involved in the various projects that third parties may engage in. FDIC determined that OMB No. 3064–0072 should include the burden involved with the preparation and submission of applications to participate in FDICsponsored or co-sponsored prize competitions if the outcome of those prize competitions includes the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC. These burdens are similar to the burdens currently under the IC entitled Generic Clearance for Prize Competition Participation (OMB No. 3064–0211). However, OMB No. 3064–0211 contains and will continue to contain those burdens associated with prize competitions whose outcomes do not include the possibility of a entering into a contract with the FDIC. New Burden: Prize Competitions— Estimated Number of Respondents, Responses and Hourly Burdens As described above, this ICR adds to OMB No. 3064–0072 the burdens involved with the preparation and submission of applications to participate in FDIC-sponsored or cosponsored prize competitions if the outcomes of those prize competitions include the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC. The information associated with this burden are collected from potential and actual participants (including technologists, coders, engineers and developers; consumers of financial services; consumer advocates; academics; members of trade groups and other associations; individuals connected to financial institutions, community banks, and financial and bank service and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Jan 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 technology providers; software, data, and technology firms; and other members of the public) of those prize competitions. The FDIC collects information from respondents during both an application phase and during a proposal phase. 1. Application Phase: The FDIC has never conducted a prize competition where outcomes included the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC. FDIC anticipates that approximately 100 applications would be received if the FDIC were to initiate such a prize competition. For the purposes of this ICR, FDIC assumes that each application is submitted by a distinct respondent. Thus, in the above burden table, for the line item Prize Competition—Application, FDIC assumes that the number of responses per respondent is one and use a respondent count of 100 per year. In order for the FDIC to determine which applicants will be eligible and selected to participate in FDIC prize competitions, the FDIC will request that potential participants provide their name, contact information, address, and such other information that may be necessary to evaluate applicants’ qualifications and ability to participate in the event as well as to match the applicants’ anticipated role to the needs of the competition. Applicants will also be asked to acknowledge the terms and conditions of participating in the prize competition. Based on their experience with previous prize competitions, FDIC estimates that respondents will spend, on average, one hour to prepare and submit an application. 2. Proposal Phase: Certain participants in these prize competitions may be invited to present a contract proposal to be considered by the FDIC. Should such a prize competition occur, FDIC assumes that it would receive five contract proposals per year. For the purposes of this ICR, FDIC assumes that each proposal is submitted by a distinct respondent. Thus, for the line item Prize Competition—Proposal, FDIC assumes that the number of responses per respondent is one and use a respondent count of five per year. Based on experience with previous prize competitions, FDIC expects that respondents will spend, on average, 60 hours to prepare and submit a proposal. Thus, for the line item Prize Competition—Proposal, FDIC estimates a time burden of 60 hours per response. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transferred Burden From OMB No. 3064–0212: Innovation Pilot Program— Estimated Number of Respondents, Responses and Hourly Burdens As described above, this ICR transfers the burdens that contain the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC from OMB No. 3064–0212 to OMB No. 3064–0072. The information associated with this burden are collected from innovators who are invited to voluntarily propose time-limited pilot programs. The program is typically conducted in four phases, with a declining number of companies advancing at each phase. The FDIC provides fixed monetary awards for the successful completion of some of these phases. In order to evaluate potential contractors, the FDIC collects information from respondents twice: During an application phase and during a proposal phase. 1. Application Phase: The FDIC issues a call for concept papers as a general solicitation. Interested parties respond by submitting concept papers, thus becoming offerors. The FDIC then subjectively assesses those papers to determine its confidence in the prospective merits of those concept papers as well as the FDIC’s confidence in the offeror’s apparent ability to transform concepts into real-world solutions. FDIC used its experience with the first Innovation Pilot Program 1 to estimate that 50 concept papers are submitted to the FDIC in response to a call. Although one company could submit multiple concept papers to one call, or different concept papers to different calls, the FDIC considers a concept paper submission for each call to be from a distinct respondent. The FDIC anticipates issuing three calls per year. Thus, for purposes of this information collection item, FDIC estimates 150 respondents per year and one response per respondent per year. FDIC believes that the hourly burden for preparing concept papers to be similar to that of RFPs. However, the applications for pilot programs are usually more extensive than the average RFP. Based on the hourly burden estimated for RFPs, FDIC estimates that each application will take 20 hours to 1 The first Innovation Pilot Program, Rapid Phased Prototyping (RPP), began in August 2020. Details for RPP can be found at https:// www.fdic.gov/fditech/rpp.html (last accessed September 30, 2021). The proposal submission phase for RPP is expected to finish in 2021. The FDIC received 35 applications for RPP; FDIC conservatively estimates 50 responses per pilot program to account for the fact that future collections could receive increased interest. The FDIC also anticipates holding up to three pilots a year, for a total of 150 estimated applications per year. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 12 / Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / Notices prepare and submit. Thus, for the line item Innovation Pilot Program— Application, FDIC estimates a time burden of 20 hours per response. 2. Proposal Phase: During a pilot program, all contractors who are participating will provide an initial summary of the terms and conditions (including price, deliverables, intellectual property rights, and so forth) it contemplates proposing for a follow-on pilot. The FDIC may provide feedback to the contractor and contractors may resubmit their proposal one or more times based on feedback received. Based on their experience with rapid Phase Prototyping (RPP), FDIC estimates that approximately 60 percent of applications received in response to calls for concept papers, or 90 applications per year,2 will be invited to submit contract proposal. As above, the FDIC assumes each response to be from a distinct respondent. Thus, for the line item Innovation Pilot Program—Proposal, FDIC estimates 90 respondents per year and one response per respondent per year. FDIC believes that, given the iterative nature of the RPP process, it is likely that contractors will go through multiple iterations of contract proposals. FDIC assumes that each respondent will have to revise their submission twice, on average. In addition, these contract proposals include pricing, terms, and conditions, which will require more time than the concept papers. Given these differences, FDIC estimates that each response to an Innovation Pilot Program—Proposal will take 60 hours to prepare and submit. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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. 2 90 contract proposals = 50 application per call * 3 calls per year * 60%. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Jan 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 Dated at Washington, DC, this 12th day of January 2022. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. James P. Sheesley, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–00865 Filed 1–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2022–01] Filing Dates for the California Special Elections in the 22nd Congressional District Federal Election Commission. Notice of filing dates for special election. AGENCY: ACTION: California has scheduled a Special General Election on April 5, 2022, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 22nd Congressional District vacated by Representative Devin Nunes. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a Special Runoff Election will be held on June 7, 2022, between the top two vote-getters. Political committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing deadlines for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information Division, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694–1100; Toll Free (800) 424– 9530. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Principal Campaign Committees All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the California Special General and Special Runoff Elections shall file a 12-day PreGeneral Report on March 24, 2022; a 12day Pre-Runoff Report on May 26, 2022; and a 30-day Post-Runoff Report on July 7, 2022. (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) If both elections are held, all principal campaign committees of candidates who participate only in the California Special General Election shall file a 12day Pre-General Report on March 24, 2022. (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2787 If only one election is held, all principal campaign committees of candidates in the Special General Election shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on March 24, 2022; and a 30-day Post-General Report on May 5, 2022. (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) Note that these reports are in addition to the campaign committee’s regular quarterly filings. (See charts below for the closing date for each report). Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees) Political committees not filing monthly are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the California Special General and/or Special Runoff Elections by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See charts below for the closing date for each report.) Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures in connection with the California Special General or Special Runoff Elections will continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule. Additional disclosure information for the California special elections may be found on the FEC website at https:// www.fec.gov/help-candidates-andcommittees/dates-and-deadlines/. Disclosure of Lobbyist Bundling Activity Principal campaign committees, party committees and leadership PACs that are otherwise required to file reports in connection with the special elections must simultaneously file FEC Form 3L if they receive two or more bundled contributions from lobbyists/registrants or lobbyist/registrant PACs that aggregate in excess of the lobbyist bundling threshold during the special election reporting periods. (See charts below for closing date of each period.) 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v), (b), 110.17(e)(2), (f). The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2021 was $19,300. This threshold amount may change in 2022 based upon the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA). As soon as the adjusted threshold amount is available, the Commission will publish it in the Federal Register and post it on its website. 11 CFR 104.22(g) and 110.17(e)(2). E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 12 (Wednesday, January 19, 2022)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00865]


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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

[OMB No. 3064-0072]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection 
Renewal; Comment Request

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. 
3064-0072).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 18, 2022.

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/.

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     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: Acquisition Services Information Requirements.
    OMB Number: 3064-0072.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Private sector, business and other for-profit 
entities.
    Burden Estimate:

                                                                Summary of Annual Burden
                                                                   [OMB No. 3064-0072]
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                                                                                                                                           Total annual
                                 Type of burden    Obligation to      Number of     Responses per     Time per     Frequency of response     estimated
                                                      respond        respondents     respondent       response                                burden
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Request for Proposal and Price  Reporting......  Required to                  634               1            8.96  On Occasion..........           5,681
 Quotation (includes Basic                        Obtain or
 Safeguards)--Solicitation/                       Retain Benefits.
 Award (Form 3700/55).
Request for Information.......  Reporting......  Voluntary.......             107               1           58.74  On Occasion..........           6,285
Background Investigation        Reporting......  Required to                  185               1            0.33  On Occasion..........              61
 Questionnaire for Contractor                     Obtain or
 Personnel and Subcontractors                     Retain Benefits.
 (Form 1600/04).
Background Investigation        Reporting......  Required to                  120               1             0.5  On Occasion..........              60
 Questionnaire for Contractors                    Obtain or
 (Form 1600/07).                                  Retain Benefits.
Background Investigation        Reporting......  Required to                  185               1            0.17  On Occasion..........              31
 Questionnaire for Contractors                    Obtain or
 (Form 1600/10).                                  Retain Benefits.
Leasing Representations and     Reporting......  Required to                   15               1               1  On Occasion..........              15
 Certifications (Form 3700/44).                   Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
Past Performance Questionnaire  Reporting......  Required to                  400               1            0.75  On Occasion..........             300
 (Form 3700/57).                                  Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
Contractor Representations and  Reporting......  Required to                    1               1            0.67  On Occasion..........               1
 Certifications (Form 3700/                       Obtain or
 04A).                                            Retain Benefits.
Integrity and Fitness           Reporting......  Required to                    1               1            0.33  On Occasion..........               1
 Representations and                              Obtain or
 Certifications (Form 3700/12).                   Retain Benefits.
Prize Competitions--            Reporting......  Required to                  100               1               1  On Occasion..........             100
 Application.                                     Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
Prize Competitions--Proposal..  Reporting......  Required to                    5               1              60  On Occasion..........             300
                                                  Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
Innovation Pilot Programs--     Reporting......  Required to                  150               1              20  On Occasion..........           3,000
 Application.                                     Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
Innovation Pilot Programs--     Reporting......  Required to                   90               1              60  On Occasion..........           5,400
 Proposal.                                        Obtain or
                                                  Retain Benefits.
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    Total Hourly Burden.......  ...............  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............  .....................          21,235
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    General Description of Collection: This information collection 
involves the submission of various forms by (1) contractors who wish to 
do business with the FDIC or are currently under contract with the 
FDIC; (2) those vendors and parties participating in innovation pilot 
programs and prize competitions with the possibility of being awarded a 
contract; and (3) government agencies or commercial businesses that 
provide FDIC with past performance information. There is no change in 
the method or substance of the collection. However, the FDIC has 
amended this submission to account for the burdens associated with 
vendors and parties participating in innovation pilot programs and 
prize competitions.
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. Section 1819) empowers 
the FDIC to enter into contracts using private sector contractors to 
provide goods or services. The Act also provides that the FDIC may 
promulgate policies and procedures to administer the powers granted to 
it, including the power to enter into contracts. Pursuant to such 
policies, the Acquisition and Corporate Services Branch of the FDIC's 
Division of Administration has developed forms and clauses to 
facilitate the procurement of goods and services from private sector 
contractors. The information collected through these forms and clauses 
fall under the definition of collection of information under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

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    During the review of the renewal of this Acquisition Services 
Information Requirements information collection, FDIC determined that 
portions of the PRA burdens that are currently under the information 
collection entitled Innovation Pilot Programs. (OMB No. 3064-0212) 
should be transferred to this information collection (OMB No. 3064-
0072). OMB No. 3064-0212 involves the collection of information from 
third parties (banks and firms in partnership with banks) who are 
invited to voluntarily propose time-limited pilot programs, which will 
be collected and considered by the FDIC on a case-by-case basis. FDIC 
has determined that the burdens associated with OMB No. 3064-0212 that 
contain the possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC 
should be transferred to OMB No. 3064-0072. To avoid duplication of 
burden hours, OMB No. 3064-0212 will be separately amended to only 
contain the burden on IDIs and third parties that are involved in the 
various projects that third parties may engage in. FDIC determined that 
OMB No. 3064-0072 should include the burden involved with the 
preparation and submission of applications to participate in FDIC-
sponsored or co-sponsored prize competitions if the outcome of those 
prize competitions includes the possibility of entering into a contract 
with the FDIC. These burdens are similar to the burdens currently under 
the IC entitled Generic Clearance for Prize Competition Participation 
(OMB No. 3064-0211). However, OMB No. 3064-0211 contains and will 
continue to contain those burdens associated with prize competitions 
whose outcomes do not include the possibility of a entering into a 
contract with the FDIC.

New Burden: Prize Competitions--Estimated Number of Respondents, 
Responses and Hourly Burdens

    As described above, this ICR adds to OMB No. 3064-0072 the burdens 
involved with the preparation and submission of applications to 
participate in FDIC-sponsored or co-sponsored prize competitions if the 
outcomes of those prize competitions include the possibility of 
entering into a contract with the FDIC. The information associated with 
this burden are collected from potential and actual participants 
(including technologists, coders, engineers and developers; consumers 
of financial services; consumer advocates; academics; members of trade 
groups and other associations; individuals connected to financial 
institutions, community banks, and financial and bank service and 
technology providers; software, data, and technology firms; and other 
members of the public) of those prize competitions. The FDIC collects 
information from respondents during both an application phase and 
during a proposal phase.
    1. Application Phase: The FDIC has never conducted a prize 
competition where outcomes included the possibility of entering into a 
contract with the FDIC. FDIC anticipates that approximately 100 
applications would be received if the FDIC were to initiate such a 
prize competition. For the purposes of this ICR, FDIC assumes that each 
application is submitted by a distinct respondent. Thus, in the above 
burden table, for the line item Prize Competition--Application, FDIC 
assumes that the number of responses per respondent is one and use a 
respondent count of 100 per year.
    In order for the FDIC to determine which applicants will be 
eligible and selected to participate in FDIC prize competitions, the 
FDIC will request that potential participants provide their name, 
contact information, address, and such other information that may be 
necessary to evaluate applicants' qualifications and ability to 
participate in the event as well as to match the applicants' 
anticipated role to the needs of the competition. Applicants will also 
be asked to acknowledge the terms and conditions of participating in 
the prize competition. Based on their experience with previous prize 
competitions, FDIC estimates that respondents will spend, on average, 
one hour to prepare and submit an application.
    2. Proposal Phase: Certain participants in these prize competitions 
may be invited to present a contract proposal to be considered by the 
FDIC. Should such a prize competition occur, FDIC assumes that it would 
receive five contract proposals per year. For the purposes of this ICR, 
FDIC assumes that each proposal is submitted by a distinct respondent. 
Thus, for the line item Prize Competition--Proposal, FDIC assumes that 
the number of responses per respondent is one and use a respondent 
count of five per year.
    Based on experience with previous prize competitions, FDIC expects 
that respondents will spend, on average, 60 hours to prepare and submit 
a proposal. Thus, for the line item Prize Competition--Proposal, FDIC 
estimates a time burden of 60 hours per response.

Transferred Burden From OMB No. 3064-0212: Innovation Pilot Program--
Estimated Number of Respondents, Responses and Hourly Burdens

    As described above, this ICR transfers the burdens that contain the 
possibility of entering into a contract with the FDIC from OMB No. 
3064-0212 to OMB No. 3064-0072. The information associated with this 
burden are collected from innovators who are invited to voluntarily 
propose time-limited pilot programs. The program is typically conducted 
in four phases, with a declining number of companies advancing at each 
phase. The FDIC provides fixed monetary awards for the successful 
completion of some of these phases. In order to evaluate potential 
contractors, the FDIC collects information from respondents twice: 
During an application phase and during a proposal phase.
    1. Application Phase: The FDIC issues a call for concept papers as 
a general solicitation. Interested parties respond by submitting 
concept papers, thus becoming offerors. The FDIC then subjectively 
assesses those papers to determine its confidence in the prospective 
merits of those concept papers as well as the FDIC's confidence in the 
offeror's apparent ability to transform concepts into real-world 
solutions. FDIC used its experience with the first Innovation Pilot 
Program \1\ to estimate that 50 concept papers are submitted to the 
FDIC in response to a call. Although one company could submit multiple 
concept papers to one call, or different concept papers to different 
calls, the FDIC considers a concept paper submission for each call to 
be from a distinct respondent. The FDIC anticipates issuing three calls 
per year. Thus, for purposes of this information collection item, FDIC 
estimates 150 respondents per year and one response per respondent per 
year. FDIC believes that the hourly burden for preparing concept papers 
to be similar to that of RFPs. However, the applications for pilot 
programs are usually more extensive than the average RFP. Based on the 
hourly burden estimated for RFPs, FDIC estimates that each application 
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prepare and submit. Thus, for the line item Innovation Pilot Program--
Application, FDIC estimates a time burden of 20 hours per response.
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    \1\ The first Innovation Pilot Program, Rapid Phased Prototyping 
(RPP), began in August 2020. Details for RPP can be found at https://www.fdic.gov/fditech/rpp.html (last accessed September 30, 2021). 
The proposal submission phase for RPP is expected to finish in 2021. 
The FDIC received 35 applications for RPP; FDIC conservatively 
estimates 50 responses per pilot program to account for the fact 
that future collections could receive increased interest. The FDIC 
also anticipates holding up to three pilots a year, for a total of 
150 estimated applications per year.
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    2. Proposal Phase: During a pilot program, all contractors who are 
participating will provide an initial summary of the terms and 
conditions (including price, deliverables, intellectual property 
rights, and so forth) it contemplates proposing for a follow-on pilot. 
The FDIC may provide feedback to the contractor and contractors may 
resubmit their proposal one or more times based on feedback received. 
Based on their experience with rapid Phase Prototyping (RPP), FDIC 
estimates that approximately 60 percent of applications received in 
response to calls for concept papers, or 90 applications per year,\2\ 
will be invited to submit contract proposal. As above, the FDIC assumes 
each response to be from a distinct respondent. Thus, for the line item 
Innovation Pilot Program--Proposal, FDIC estimates 90 respondents per 
year and one response per respondent per year. FDIC believes that, 
given the iterative nature of the RPP process, it is likely that 
contractors will go through multiple iterations of contract proposals. 
FDIC assumes that each respondent will have to revise their submission 
twice, on average. In addition, these contract proposals include 
pricing, terms, and conditions, which will require more time than the 
concept papers. Given these differences, FDIC estimates that each 
response to an Innovation Pilot Program--Proposal will take 60 hours to 
prepare and submit.
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    \2\ 90 contract proposals = 50 application per call * 3 calls 
per year * 60%.
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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 12th day of January 2022.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
James P. Sheesley,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022-00865 Filed 1-18-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6714-01-P