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Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

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Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the OMB 83-Is and supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, Start Printed Page 50533and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Mary M. West—Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202-452-3829); OMB Desk Officer—Alexander T. Hunt—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503 (202-395-7860).

Final Approval Under OMB Delegated Authority of the Extension for Three Years, Without Revision, of the Following Reports

1. Report title: Request for Proposal (RFP); Request for Price Quotations (RFPQ).

Agency form number: RFP; RFPQ.

OMB control number: 7100-0180.

Frequency: On occasion.

Reporters: Vendors and suppliers.

Annual reporting hours: 15,000 hours.

Estimated average hours per response: 56 hours (RFP); 2 hours (RFPQ).

Number of respondents: 75 (RFP); 5,400 (RFPQ).

Small businesses are affected.

General description of report: This information collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit (12 U.S.C. sections 243, 244, and 248) and is not given confidential treatment unless a respondent requests that portions of the information be kept confidential and the Board grants the request pursuant to the applicable exemptions provided by the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. section 552).

Abstract: The Federal Reserve Board uses the RFP and the RFPQ as needed to obtain competitive proposals and contracts from approved vendors of goods and services. Depending upon the goods and services for which the Federal Reserve Board is seeking competitive bids, the respondent is requested to provide either prices for providing the goods or services (RFPQ) or a document covering not only prices, but also the means of performing a particular service and a description of the qualification of the staff who will perform the service (RFP). The Board staff uses this information to analyze the proposals and select the offer providing the best value.

2. Report title: Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with Real Estate Appraisal Standards for Federally Related Transactions Pursuant to Regulations H and Y.

Agency form number: FR H-4.

OMB control number: 7100-0250.

Frequency: Event generated.

Reporters: State member banks and bank holding company subsidiaries.

Annual reporting hours: 67,588 hours.

Estimated average hours per response: 15 minutes.

Number of respondents: 2,235.

Small businesses are not affected.

General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. Sections 3331-3351) and is not given confidential treatment.

Abstract: For federally related transactions, Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) requires state member banks and bank holding company subsidiaries to use appraisals prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation. These standards include the methods and techniques used to analyze a property as well as the requirements for reporting such analysis and a value conclusion in the appraisal. There is no formal reporting form and the information is not submitted to the Federal Reserve.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

August 14, 2000.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-21035 Filed 8-17-00; 8:45 am]