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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 3064-0028

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AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice of information collections to be submitted to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FDIC hereby gives notice that it is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for OMB review and approval of the renewal of the information collection system described below.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the collection of information entitled: “Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions.”

All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • http://www.FDIC.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​notices.html.
  • E-mail: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Suite 2100, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
  • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer for the FDIC, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gary A. Kuiper, at the address identified above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information:

1. Title: Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions.

OMB Number: 3064-0028. Start Printed Page 32346

Form: N/A.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals and businesses.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 4606.

Estimated Time per Response: 27.91 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 128,553 hours.

Previous Burden: 132,070 hours.

Change in Burden: −3517 hours

General Description of Collection: On June 30, 1977, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final report on bank securities activities pursuant to its mandate under section 11A(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The final report included a recommendation to Congress that the Federal banking agencies be mandated to issue and enforce specific rules and regulations governing the conduct of banks in effecting transactions in securities for the accounts of others. This recommendation required that such rules and regulations cover all aspects of this activity including personnel competency standards, recordkeeping requirements, and confirmation requirements.

The FDIC developed its regulation 12 CFR 344 to be responsive, in part, to the recommendations of the SEC final report. The regulation's purpose is to ensure that purchasers of securities in transactions effected by an insured state nonmember bank are provided adequate information concerning the transactions. The regulation is also designed to ensure that insured state nonmember banks maintain adequate records and controls with respect to these securities transactions

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 estimate 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. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 30th day of May, 2006.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-8646 Filed 6-2-06; 8:45 am]

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