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 the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its renewal, without change, of an information collection titled, “(MA)-Real Estate Lending and Appraisals—12 CFR 34.” The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval.
You should submit your comments to the OCC and the OMB Desk Officer by May 26, 2004.
You should direct your comments to:
OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Reference Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0190, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You are encouraged to submit your comments by facsimile transmission or electronic mail. Comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to (202) 874-4448, or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC's Public Reference Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874-5043. Additionally, you may request copies of comments via electronic mail or CD-ROM by contacting the OCC's Public Reference Room at http://email@example.com.
OMB: Mark Menchik, OMB Desk Officer, Control Number 1557-0190, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Alternatively, you may send a comment by facsimile transmission to (202) 395-6974 or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
You can request additional information or a copy of the information collection from John Ference 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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.
The OCC is proposing to extend, without change, OMB approval of the following information collection:
Title: (MA)-Real Estate Lending and Appraisals—12 CFR 34.
OMB Number: 1557-0190.
Form Number: None.
Abstract: The collections of information in 12 CFR part 34 are as follows:
Subpart C establishes real estate appraisal requirements that a national bank must follow for all federally-related real estate transactions. These requirements provide protections for the bank, further public policy interests, and were issued pursuant to title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (12 U.S.C. 3331 et seq.).
Subpart D requires that a national bank adopt and maintain written policies for real estate related lending transactions. These requirements ensure bank safety and soundness and were issued pursuant to section 304 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (12 U.S.C. 1828(o)).
Subpart E requires that a national bank file an application to extend the five-year holding period for Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) and file notice when it makes certain expenditures for OREO development or improvement projects. The requirements further bank safety and soundness and were issued pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 29.
OMB Number: 1557-0190.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; individuals.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,100.
Estimated Total Annual Responses: 2,100.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 115,550 burden hours.
Comments: All comments received will become a matter of public record.
The OCC has a continuing interest in the public's opinion regarding collections of information. All comments will become a matter of public record. The OCC received no comments in response to its initial Federal Register notice (69 FR 4358; January 29, 2004) regarding renewal of this information collection. Nevertheless, members of the public still are invited to submit comments regarding any aspect of this collection of information. Comments are invited specifically 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 Start Printed Page 22598techniques 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.Start Signature
Dated: April 19, 2004.
Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 04-9325 Filed 4-23-04; 8:45 am]
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