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Agency Information Collection Activities: Renewal of an Information Collection; Comment Request

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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 the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed renewal of an information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the renewal, without change, of an information collection titled “Procedures for Monitoring Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.”

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to Thomas Nixon, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. All comments should refer to “Procedures for Monitoring Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.” 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. Comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Mark Menchik, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas Nixon, (202) 898-8766, or at the address above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information:

Title: Procedures for Monitoring Bank Secrecy Act Compliance.

OMB Number: 3064-0087.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: State chartered non-member banks.

Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5,300.

Estimated Time per Response: One-half hour.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,650 hours.

General Description of Collection: The FDIC's 12 CFR part 326, subpart B, requires all insured nonmember banks to establish and maintain procedures designed to assure and monitor their compliance with the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq.) and the implementing regulations promulgated by the Department of the Treasury at 31 CFR part 103. This collection is separate from the customer identification requirements required by the Bank Secrecy Act for which the Department of Treasury obtained OMB PRA approval under control number 1506-0026.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 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 collection, 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 collection 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 collection 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 this collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 19th day of May, 2004.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-11619 Filed 5-21-04; 8:45 am]

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