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Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCIES:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Joint notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the OTS, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies), may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The agencies have approved the publication for public comment the proposal to extend, without revision, the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework information collection, which is a currently approved information collection. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the agencies should modify the report. The agencies will then submit the report to OMB for review and approval.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before September 15, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number(s), will be shared among the agencies.

OCC: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mail Stop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0234, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874-5274, or by electronic mail to regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 874-4700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.

Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to FR 4200, by any of the following methods:

All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov/​generalinfo/​foia/​ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP-500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

FDIC: You may submit comments, which should refer to “Basel II Capital: Disclosures and Recordkeeping, 3064-0153,” by any of the following methods:

  • http://www.FDIC.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​notices.html.
  • E-mail: comments@FDIC.gov. Include “Basel II Capital: Disclosures and Recordkeeping, 3064-0153,” in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Leneta G. Gregorie, 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.

Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​notices.html including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.

OTS: You may submit comments, identified by “1550-0115 (Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework),” by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • E-mail address: infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. Please include “1550-0115 (Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework),” in the subject line of the message and include your name and telephone number in the message.
  • Fax: (202) 906-6518.
  • Mail: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, Attention: “1550-0115 (Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework).”
  • Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard's Desk, East Lobby Entrance, 1700 G Street, NW., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days, Attention: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Attention: “1550-0115 (Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework).”

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and OMB Control Number for this information collection. All comments received will be posted without change to the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov/​pagehtml.cfm?​catNumber=​67&​an=​1, including any personal information provided.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.ots.treas.gov/​pagehtml.cfm?​catNumber=​67&​an=​1.

In addition, you may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment for access, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-mail to public.info@ots.treas.gov, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755. (Prior notice identifying the materials you will be requesting will assist us in serving you.) We schedule appointments on business days between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. In most cases, appointments will be available the next business day following the date we receive a request.

Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For further information about the revisions discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency clearance officers whose names appear below.

OCC: Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.

Board: Cindy Ayouch, Acting Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, (202) 452-3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call (202) 263-4869.

FDIC: Leneta G. Gregorie, Counsel, (202) 898-3719, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.

OTS: Ira L. Mills, OTS Clearance Officer, at Ira.Mills@ots.treas.gov, (202) 906-6531, or facsimile number (202) 906-6518, Litigation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal To Extend for Three Years Without Revision the Following Currently Approved Collection of Information

Title: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework information collection.

For OCC

OMB Number: 1557-0234.

Frequency of Response: Annually and quarterly.

Affected Public: National banks and Federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.

Estimated Time per Response: Written implementation plan 14,650 hours; prior written approvals 520 hours; disclosures 400 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 809,640.

For Board

OMB Number: 7100-0313.

Frequency of Response: Annually and quarterly.

Affected Public: Banks and bank holding companies (BHCs).

Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.

Estimated Time per Response: Written implementation plan 13,268 hours; prior written approvals 1,009 hours; disclosures 36.25 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 113,793.

For FDIC

OMB Number: 3064-0153.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Affected Public: Insured State nonmember banks, insured State branches of foreign banks, and certain subsidiaries of those entities.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.

Estimated Time per Response: Written implementation—6,270 hours; documentation—361 hours; systems Start Printed Page 34867maintenance—530 hours; prior written approvals—320 hours; control, oversight and verification of systems—210 hours; disclosures—110 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7,801.

For OTS

OMB Number: 1550-0115.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Affected Public: Financial Institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.

Estimated Time per Response: 4,000 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 12,000 hours.

General Description of Report: These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 93a, 161, 3907-9 (OCC); 12 U.S.C. 1462, 1463, 1464, 1467, and 1828 (OTS); 12 U.S.C. 324 and 1844(c) Board); and 12 U.S.C. 1831(o) (FDIC). The written implementation plan and prior approvals are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552 (b)(8)).

Abstract: On December 7, 2007, the agencies issued the joint final rule titled Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (final rule) implementing a new risk-based regulatory capital framework for institutions in the United States. The final rule requires certain large or internationally active banks and bank holding companies (BHCs) to (1) adopt a written implementation plan, (2) update that plan for any mergers, (3) obtain prior written approvals for the use of certain approaches for determining risk-weighted assets, and (4) make certain public disclosures regarding their capital ratios, their components, and information on implicit support provided to a securitization. There are no required reporting forms associated with this information collection.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on:

a. Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the information has practical utility;

b. The accuracy of the agencies' 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;

d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection request.

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Dated: July 10, 2009.

Michele Meyer,

Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 13, 2009.

Jennifer J. Johnson,

Secretary of the Board.

Dated at Washington, DC, this 10th day of July, 2009.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Dated: July 10, 2009.

Deborah Dakin,

Acting Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision.

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[FR Doc. E9-17056 Filed 7-16-09; 8:45 am]

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