Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury.
Notice and request for comment.
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, “(MA) Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 11).” The OCC also gives notice that it has submitted the collection of information to OMB for review.
Comments must be received by November 9, 2006.
Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0106, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC Start Printed Page 5958820219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874-4448, or by electronic mail to email@example.com. You can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874-5043.
Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557-0106, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725, 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dickerson, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection:
Title: (MA) Securities Exchange Act Disclosure Rules (12 CFR Part 11).
OMB Number: 1557-0106.
Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection requirements. The OCC requests only that OMB approve its revised estimates.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is required by statute to collect, through regulation, from any firm that is required to register its stock with the SEC certain information and documents. 12 U.S.C. 78m(a)(1). The OCC is required by statute to apply similar regulations to any national bank similarly required to be registered (those with a class of equity securities held by 500 or more shareholders). 15 U.S.C. 781(i). Part 11 ensures that “publicly owned national banks” provide adequate information about their operation to current and potential shareholders, depositors, and to the public. The OCC reviews the information to ensure that it complies with Federal law and makes public all information required to be filed under these rules.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 58.
Estimated Total Annual Responses: 354.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,205.5
Comments continue to be invited on:
(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility;
(b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information;
(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;
(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and
(e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.Start Signature
Dated: October 4, 2006.
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 06-8571 Filed 10-6-06; 8:45 am]
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