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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 3064-0095

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


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


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.


Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2006.


Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the collection of information entitled: “Procedures for Monitoring Bank Protection Act Compliance” (3064-0095); All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • E-mail: 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 3130, 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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Gary A. Kuiper, at the address identified above.

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Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information:

Title: Procedures for Monitoring Bank Protection Act Compliance.

OMB Number: 3064-0095.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,250.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 2,625 hours.

General Description of Collection: The Bank Protection Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1881-1884) requires each Federal supervisory agency to promulgate rules establishing minimum standards for security devices and procedures to discourage financial crime and to assist in the identification of persons who commit such crimes. To avoid the necessity of constantly updating a technology-based regulation, the FDIC takes a flexible approach to implementing this statute. It requires each insured nonmember bank to designate a security officer who will administer a written security program. The security program shall: (1) Establish procedures for opening and closing for business and for safekeeping valuables; (2) establish procedures that will assist in identifying persons committing crimes against the bank; (3) provide for initial and periodic training of employees in their responsibilities under the security program; and (4) provide for selecting, testing, operating and maintaining security devices as prescribed in the regulation. In addition, the FDIC requires the security officer to report at least annually to the bank's board of directors on the effectiveness of the security program.

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 6th day of September, 2006.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-15366 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]