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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The FDIC, 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the following continuing collections of information titled:

1. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) (3064-0046);

2. Public Disclosure by Banks (3064-0090);

3. Notice Required of Government Securities Dealers or Brokers (Insured State Nonmember Banks) (3064-0093);

4. Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information (3064-0145); and

5. Applicant Background Questionnaire (3064-0138)

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before September 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection:

  • http://www.FDIC.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​propose.html.
  • E-mail: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Herbert J. Messite (202.898.6834), Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
  • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer for the FDIC, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Herbert J. Messite, at the address identified above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently approved collections of information:

1. Title: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).

OMB Number: 3064-0046.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks.

Estimated Number of Responses: 1,890,384

Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.

Total Annual Burden: 157,532 hours.

General Description of Collection: To permit the FDIC to detect discrimination in residential mortgage lending, certain Start Printed Page 32610insured state nonmember banks are required by FDIC regulation 12 CFR part 338 to maintain various data on home loan applicants.

2. Title: Public Disclosure by Banks.

OMB Number: 3064-0090.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,050.

Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours.

Total Annual Burden: 2,525 hours.

General Description of Collection: 12 CFR part 350 requires a bank to notify the general public, and in some instances shareholders, that financial disclosure statements are available on request. Required disclosures consist of financial reports for the current and preceding year, which can be photocopied directly from the year-end call reports. Also, on a case-by-case basis, the FDIC may require that descriptions of enforcement actions be included in disclosure statements. The regulation allows, but does not require, the inclusion of management discussions and analysis.

3. Title: Notices Required of Government Securities Dealers or Brokers (Insured State Nonmember Banks).

OMB Number: 3064-0093.

Form Number: G-FIN; G-FINW; G-FIN4; & G-FIN5.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks acting as government securities brokers and dealers.

Estimated Number of Respondent s: 49.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Total Annual Burden: 49 hours.

General Description of Collection: The Government Securities Act of 1986 requires all financial institutions acting as government securities brokers and dealers to notify their Federal regulatory agencies of their broker-dealer activities, unless exempted from the notice requirement by Treasury Department regulation.

4. Title: Applicant Background Questionnaire.

OMB Number: 3064-0138.

Form Number: FDIC 2100/14.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: FDIC job applicants who are not current FDIC employees.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.

Total Annual Burden: 900 hours.

General Description of Collection: The FDIC Applicant Background Questionnaire is completed voluntarily by FDIC job applicants who are not current FDIC employees. Responses to questions on the survey provide information on gender, age, disability, race/national origin, and to the applicant's source of vacancy announcement information. Data is used by the Office of Diversity and Economic Opportunity and the Personnel Services Branch to evaluate the effectiveness of various recruitment methods used by the FDIC to ensure that the agency meets workforce diversity objectives.

5. Title: Notice Regarding Unauthorized Access to Customer Information.

OMB Number: 3064-0145.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks.

Number of FDIC Regulated Banks that will notify customers: 93

Estimated Time per Response: 29 hrs.

Annual Burden: 2,697 hours.

General Description of Collection: This collection reflects the FDIC's expectations regarding a response program that financial institutions should develop to address unauthorized access to or use of customer information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to a customer. The information collections require financial institutions to: (1) Develop notices to customers; and (2) in certain circumstances, determine which customers should receive the notices and send the notices to customers.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether these collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the collections should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of these collections. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 1st day of July 2009.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-15976 Filed 7-7-09; 8:45 am]

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