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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.


Notice and request for comment.


The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, “Release of Non-Public Information—12 CFR 4.”


You should submit comments by December 16, 2002.


You should direct comments to the Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0200, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. Due to disruptions in the OCC's mail service since September 11, 2001, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by fax or e-mail. Comments Start Printed Page 63729may be sent by fax to (202) 874-4448, or by e-mail to You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874-5043.

A copy of the comments should also be sent to the OMB Desk Officer for the OCC: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr., Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by e-mail to

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You can request additional information from Jessie Dunaway, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dixon, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.

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The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection:

Title: Release of Non-Public Information.

OMB Number: 1557-0200.

Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB extend its approval of the information collection.

The information collection requirements contained in 12 CFR part 4 are as follows:

Section 4.33 requires a person seeking non-public OCC information to submit a request in writing to the OCC.

Section 4.35(b)(3) requires a third party to submit to the OCC a separate request for information beyond the scope of a previous request for testimony.

Section 4.37(a)(2) requires current and former OCC employees subpoenaed or otherwise requested to provide information to notify the OCC.

Section 4.37(b)(1)(i) requires any person, national bank, or other entity to seek OCC approval before disclosing non-public OCC information.

Section 4.37(b)(3) requires any person, national bank, or other entity served with a request, subpoena, order, motion to compel, or other judicial or administrative process to provide non-public OCC information to notify the OCC.

Section 4.38(a) and (b) requires may a condition a decision to release non-public OCC information on a written agreement of confidentiality or agreement of the parties to appropriate limitations.

Section 4.39 requires requesters who require authenticated records or certificates to request certifications from the OCC.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 110.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 170.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 467 hours.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on:

(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information;

(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

(e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

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Dated: October 8, 2002.

Mark J. Tenhundfeld,

Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-26040 Filed 10-11-02; 8:45 am]