Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the ``agencies'') may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On August 17, 2004, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), published a notice in the Federal Register (69 FR 51145) (August proposal) requesting public comment on proposed revisions to the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a), which are currently approved information collections. After considering the two comments received, the FFIEC and the agencies modified the August 2004 proposal. On April 19, 2005, the agencies published a notice in the Federal Register (April proposal) requesting public comment on the modified August 2004 proposal. The FFIEC and the agencies have considered the three comments received and have made further modifications to the April proposal. The agencies are now submitting requests to OMB for approval of the revisions to the FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a reports that have been adopted by the FFIEC.