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Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comment.


The proposed information collection request (ICR) described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.


Submit written comments on or before November 25, 2009. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, can be obtained from at​public/​do/​PRAMain.


Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to OMB and OTS at these addresses: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for OTS, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974; and Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552, by fax to (202) 906-6518, or by e-mail to OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at 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, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.

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For further information or to obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, please contact Ira L. Mills at, (202) 906-6531, or facsimile number (202) 906-6518, Regulations and Legislation Division, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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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.

Title of Proposal: Loan Application Register (HMDA).

OMB Number: 1550-0021.

Form Number: N/A.

Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Part 203.

Description: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), 12 U.S.C. 2801, requires this collection of information. In accordance with the HMDA, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB) promulgates and administers HMDA regulations, which are prescribed as part of the FRB's Regulation C (12 CFR 203), implementing the HMDA (12 U.S.C. 2801-2810). HMDA forms as well as collection and recordkeeping requirements are approved under OMB Control No. 7100-0247. The FRB supporting statement forms the decisional basis for the OMB action. This submission discusses the burden imposed by Regulation C on the institutions OTS regulates.

The data on loan applications collected under HMDA assist OTS in analyzing lending patterns for possible discrimination. OTS examiners use the data to scope for compliance with the fair lending laws (Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, and OTS's Non-discrimination regulation), as well as for compliance with HMDA itself. Examiners also use HMDA data to determine whether associations are helping to meet the credit needs of their communities as required by the Community Reinvestment Act.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 588.

Estimated Response Time: 0.03 hours per application (approximately 8,361 applications per LAR).

Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 147,488 hours.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Burden: 147,488 hours.

Clearance Officer: Ira L. Mills, (202) 906-6531, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

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Dated: October 20, 2009.

Ira L. Mills,

Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Thrift Supervision.

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[FR Doc. E9-25634 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]