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Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Notice of Hiring or Indemnifying Senior Executive Officers or Directors

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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 Start Printed Page 67786Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.


Submit written comments on or before January 29, 2008.


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 Patricia D. Goings, (202) 906-5668, 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: Notice of Hiring or Indemnifying Senior Executive Officers or Directors.

OMB Number: 1550-0047.

Form Number: 1606.

Regulation requirement: 12 CFR 545.121.

Description: Pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1817(j), persons who proposed to acquire control of a savings association or savings and loan holding company must provide prior written notice to the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). That notice will now be made on the “Interagency Notice of Change in Director or Senior Executive Officer” and supplemented, as necessary, by information on the “Interagency Biographical and Financial Report.” Required notices must include at a minimum the information described in 12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(6)(A).

OTS is required to make a determination as to the hiring or appointment of senior executive officers or directors at savings institutions or thrift holding companies. The OTS's determination must be based upon an evaluation of the individual's competence, experience, character, and integrity. The information required by the collection is necessary to make this determination. Without this information, the OTS cannot accomplish the statutory requirement designed to protect the interests of the Savings Association Insurance Fund.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 886.

Estimated Number of Responses: 886.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Other: As required per transaction.

Estimated Total Burden: 5,149 hours.

Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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Dated: November 23, 2007.

Deborah Dakin,

Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.

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[FR Doc. E7-23264 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]