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Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework

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AGENCY:

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Submit written comments on or before November 27, 2009. A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, can be obtained from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain.

ADDRESSES:

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 infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at http://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:

For further information or to obtain a copy of the submission to OMB, please contact Ira L. Mills at ira.mills@ots.treas.gov, (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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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.

Title of Proposal: Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework.

OMB Number: 1550-0115.

Form Number: N/A.

Description: On December 7, 2007, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the joint final rule titled Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (rule) implementing a new risk-based regulatory capital framework for institutions in the United States (72 FR 69288). The rule is based on the June 2004 Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's document, “International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework” (New Accord).

The OTS is now issuing a 30-Day Federal Register Notice to implement Basel II for institutions in the United States. The rule sets forth a new risk-based capital adequacy framework that would require some savings associations and allow other qualifying savings associations to use an internal ratings-based approach to calculate regulatory credit risk capital requirements and advanced measurement approaches to calculate regulatory operational risk capital requirements. Information collection requirements in the proposed rule are found in Appendix F, Sections 21-23, 42, 44, 53, and 71. The collections of information are necessary in order to implement Basel II.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3.

Estimated Number of Responses: 3.Start Printed Page 55290

Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 4,000 hours per response.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Quarterly; annually.

Estimated Total Burden: 12,000 hours.

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

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Date: October 21, 2009.

Ira L. Mills,

Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Thrift Supervision.

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[FR Doc. E9-25760 Filed 10-26-09; 8:45 am]

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