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Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Management Official Interlocks

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Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comment.


The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to reinstate this information collection.


Submit written comments on or before February 14, 2005.


Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-6518; or send an e-mail to OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet site at In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-mail to, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.

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You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Marilyn K. Burton, Senior Paralegal (Regulations), (202) 906-6467, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection.

Comments should address one or more of the following points:

a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS;

b. The accuracy of OTS's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection;

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

d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology.

We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection.

Title of Proposal: Management Official Interlocks.

OMB Number: 1550-0051.

Form Number: N/A.

Regulation requirement: 12 CFR part 563f.

Description: OTS requires information to evaluate the merits of interlocks exemption applications. 12 CFR part 563f sets forth several interlocking relationships that are prohibited. Generally, a management official of a depository institution or depository holding company may not serve as a management official of an unaffiliated depository institution or depository holding company if the entities in question (or a depository institution affiliate thereof) have offices in the same community or metropolitan statistical area or are of a certain asset size. Notwithstanding these general prohibitions, § 563f.4 provides that prohibited interlocking relationships will not apply in certain circumstances.

Type of Review: Reinstatement.

Affected Public: Savings Associations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 8.

Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 4 hours.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Event-generated.

Estimated Total Burden: 32 hours.

Clearance Officer: Marilyn K. Burton, (202) 906-6467, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

OMB Reviewer: Mark Menchik, (202) 395-3176, Office of Management and Start Printed Page 75109Budget, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: December 9, 2004.

By the Office of Thrift Supervision.

Richard M. Riccobono,

Deputy Director.

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[FR Doc. 04-27382 Filed 12-14-04; 8:45 am]