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Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System



Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the OMB 83-Is and supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed Start Printed Page 62897into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer - Cindy Ayouch--Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202-452-3829).

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OMB Desk Officer-Mark Menchik--Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email to

Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision of the following report:

Report title: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Securities Transactions Pursuant to Regulation H.

Agency form number: Reg H-3.

OMB Control number: 7100-0196.

Frequency: Development of policy statement, one time; Trust company report, quarterly; Transactions recordkeeping, on occasion; and Disclosure, on occasion.

Reporters: State member banks and trust companies.

Annual reporting hours: 158,327

Estimated average hours per response: Development of policy statement, 30 minutes; Trust company report, 15 minutes; Transaction recordkeeping, 3 minutes; and Disclosure, 3 minutes.

Number of respondents: 1,286

General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. § 325). If the records maintained by state member banks come into the possession of the Federal Reserve, they are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. §§ 552(b)(4), (b)(6), and (b)(8)).

Abstract: State-chartered member banks and trust companies effecting securities transactions for customers must establish and maintain a system of records, furnish confirmations to customers, and establish written policies and procedures relating to securities trading. They are required to maintain records for three years following the transaction. These requirements are necessary to protect the customer, to avoid or settle customer disputes, and to protect the bank against potential liability arising under the anti-fraud and insider trading provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 22, 2004.

Robert deV. Frierson

Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 04-24108 Filed 10-27-04; 8:45 am]