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AGENCY:

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.

DATES:

Submit written comments on or before December 14, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Alexander Hunt, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or e-mail to ahunt@omb.eop.gov; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, fax to (202) 906-6518, or e-mail to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reference Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-mail to publicinfo@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, contact Sally W. Watts at sally.watts@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906-7380, or facsimile number (202) 906-6518, Regulations and Legislation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection.

Title of Proposal: Merger Applications.

OMB Number: 1550-0016.

Form Number: Interagency Bank Merger Application.

Regulation requirement: 12 CFR 563.22(a), 12 CFR 546, and 12 CFR 552.13.

Description: The Bank Merger Act and the OTS merger regulations require a savings association that proposes to combine with either another savings association or insured depository institution to obtain written approval from the OTS.

Type of Review: Renewal.

Affected Public: Savings Associations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 31 hours.

Estimated Total Burden: 496 hours.

Clearance Officer: Sally W. Watts, (202) 906-7380, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

OMB Reviewer: Alexander Hunt, (202) 395-7860, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: November 6, 2001.

Deborah Dakin,

Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.

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[FR Doc. 01-28432 Filed 11-13-01; 8:45 am]

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