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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 3064-0077

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


Notice of information collection to be submitted to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the FDIC hereby gives notice that it is submitting to OMB a request for OMB review and approval of the renewal of the information collection system described below.


Comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 2009.


Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the collection of information entitled: Start Printed Page 36711Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions (3064-0077).

All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • E-mail: Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, F-1072, 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, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Gary A. Kuiper, at the address identified above.

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Proposal to Renew the Following Currently Approved Collection of Information

Title: Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions (SAR). The FDIC is renewing the information collection covered under Part 353—Suspicious Activity Reports, 12 CFR Part 353.

OMB Number: 3064-0077.

Form Number: 6710/06.

Current Action: The FDIC proposes to renew, without revision, the currently approved form.[1]

Type of Review: Renewal of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business, for profit institutions, and non-profit institutions.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5148.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 133,151.

Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.

Total Annual Burden: 133,151 hours.

General Description of Collection: In 1985, the Banking Supervisory Agencies issued procedures to be used by banks and certain other financial institutions operating in the United States to report known or suspected criminal activities to the appropriate law enforcement and Banking Supervisory Agencies. Beginning in 1994, the Banking Supervisory Agencies and the FinCEN redesigned the reporting process resulting in the Suspicious Activity Report, which became effective in April 1996. The report is authorized by the following regulations: 31 CFR 103.18 (FinCEN); 12 CFR 21.11 (OCC); 12 CFR 563.180 (OTS); 12 CFR 208.62(c), 211.5(k), 211.24(f), and 225.4(f) (Board); 12 CFR 353.3 (FDIC); 12 CFR 748.1 (NCUA). The regulations were issued under the authority contained in the following statutes: 31 U.S.C. 5318(g) (FinCEN); 12 U.S.C. 93a, 1818, 1881-84, 3401-22, 31 U.S.C. 5318 (OCC); 12 U.S.C. 1463 and 1464 (OTS); 12 U.S.C. 248(a)(1), 625, 1818, 1844(c), 3105(c)(2) and 3106(a) (Board); 12 U.S.C. 1818-1820 (FDIC); 12 U.S.C. 1766(a), 1789(a) (NCUA).

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Records required to be retained under the Bank Secrecy Act and these regulations issued by the Banking Supervisory Agencies must be retained for five years. Generally, information collected pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act is confidential, but may be shared as provided by law with regulatory and law enforcement authorities.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the information collection, 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 collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 21st day of July 2009.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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1.  The form being renewed was approved by OMB effective June 30, 2007. On May 1, 2007, FinCEN published a Federal Register notice (72 FR 23891) (​statutes_​regs/​frn/​pdf/​sar_​fr_​notice.pdf) announcing the delayed implementation of the revised Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) forms. The revised SAR forms that support joint filings were originally scheduled to become effective on June 30, 2007 and mandatory on December 31, 2007. The delay in implementation does not impact ongoing suspicious activity reporting. Filers should continue to use the July 2003 form until further notice (​forms/​files/​f9022-47_​sar-di.pdf). FinCEN will establish new dates for using the revised SAR forms in a future notice. Depository institutions will be provided ample lead time to incorporate the approved version.

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[FR Doc. E9-17724 Filed 7-23-09; 8:45 am]