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 Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Submit written comments on or before March 28, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Patricia D. Goings, (202) 906-5668, 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: Amendment of a Savings Association Charter.
OMB Number: 1550-0018.
Form Numbers: N/A.
Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Parts 544.2 and 552.4.
Description: The charter of an insured federal savings association is a formal document created when a savings association establishes its corporate existence. The charter states the scope, purpose and duration for the corporate entity. Also, for a federally chartered savings association, the charter confirms that the board of directors has formally committed the institution to Section 5 of the Home Owners' Loan Act (“HOLA”) and other applicable statutes and regulations governing federally chartered savings associations.
All federally chartered savings associations are required to file charter amendment applications or notices with OTS. OTS Regional Office staff review the applications and notices to determine whether the charter amendments comply with the regulations and OTS policy.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Start Printed Page 4953
Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.
Estimated Number of Responses: 3.
Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 hours.
Estimated Frequency of Response: Other: As needed.
Estimated Total Burden: 18 hours.
Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.Start Signature
Dated: January 22, 2008.
Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.
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