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Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Mutual Holding Company

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AGENCY:

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Submit written comments on or before March 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

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 infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at 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 public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.

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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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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: Mutual Holding Company.

OMB Number: 1550-0072.

Form Numbers: 1522 and 1523

Regulation requirement: 12 CFR parts 575.

Description: The OTS analyzes the submitted information to determine whether the applicant meets the statutory and regulatory criteria to form a mutual holding company and/or perform minority stock issuances. Information provided in the notice or application is essential if the OTS is to fulfill its mandate to prevent insider abuse and unsafe and unsound practices by mutual holding companies and their subsidiaries. Minority issuances are not feasible without an application process that includes the review of such information.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 74.

Estimated Number of Responses: 74.

Estimated Time per Respondent: It will take 400 hours for the MHC-1, 350 hours for the MHC-2, 2 hours for the MHC Dividend Waiver, and 1 hour for the Third Party Notice.

Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Burden: 8,275 hours.

Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, Start Printed Page 52691700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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Dated: January 24, 2008.

Deborah Dakin,

Senior Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and Legislation Division.

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[FR Doc. E8-1526 Filed 1-28-08; 8:45 am]

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