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 OTS 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 extend this information collection.
Submit written comments on or before November 13, 2007.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov. 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 email@example.com, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Debbie Merkle, Project Manager, (202) 906-5688, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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: Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities.
OMB Number: 1550-0111.
Form Number: N/A.
Description: The Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities describes the types of internal controls and risk management procedures that the OTS believes are particularly effective in assisting financial institutions to identify and address the reputational, legal and other risks associated with complex structured finance transactions.
Type of Review: Extension without change to a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 25 hours.
Estimated Total Burden: 125 hours.
Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.Start Signature
Dated: September 7, 2007.
Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.
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