Skip to Content

Notice

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites comment on three continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). The collections Start Printed Page 62595are titled: (1) Application for a Bank to Establish a Branch or Move its Main Office or Branch; (2) Application for Consent to Reduce or Retire Capital; and (3) Activities and Investments of Savings Associations.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to Steve Hanft, Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 898-3907, Legal Division, Room MB-3046, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to the OMB control number. 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 a.m. and 5 p.m. [FAX number (202) 898-3838; Internet address: comments @ fdic.gov].

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Joseph Lackey, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10236, Washington, DC 20503.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steve Hanft, at the address identified above.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently approved collections of information:

1. Title: Application for a Bank to Establish a Branch or Move its Main Office or Branch.

OMB Number: 3064-0070.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured financial institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,540.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 7,700 hours.

General Description of Collection: Insured State nonmember banks are required by law to obtain the FDIC's prior written consent before they can establish and operate any new domestic branch or move their main office or any branch from one location to another.

2. Title: Application for Consent to Reduce or Retire Capital.

OMB Number: 3064-0079.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured State nonmember banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 80.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Total Annual Burden: 80 hours.

General Description of Collection: Insured state nonmember banks that propose to change their capital structure must apply for and obtain FDIC's consent to reduce or retire capital.

3. Title: Activities and Investments of Savings Associations.

OMB Number: 3064-0104.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured savings associations.

Estimated Number of Responses: 75.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 375 hours.

General Description of Collection: This collection of information is an application submitted by savings associations to the FDIC as part of the process of obtaining exceptions to the restrictions on the powers of savings associations. The restrictions reduce the risk of loss to the deposit insurance funds and eliminate some differences between the powers of state associations and those of federal associations.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether these collections of information are 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 collections, 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 information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the collections should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of these collections. All comments will become a matter of public record.

Start Signature

Dated at Washington, DC this 30th day of October, 2003.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Valerie Best,

Assistant Executive Secretary.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 03-27786 Filed 11-4-03; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6714-01-P