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

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AGENCY:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, “Community and Economic Development Entities, Community Development Projects—12 CFR part 24.” The OCC also gives notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review.

DATES:

You should submit comments by July 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mailstop 2-3, Attention: 1557-0194, 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 can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. 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 to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.

Additionally, please send a copy of your comments to OCC Desk Officer, 1557-0194, by mail to U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725, 17th Street, NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary H. 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The OCC is proposing to extend the following information collection:

Title: Community and Economic Development Entities, Community Development Projects, and Other Public Welfare Investments—12 CFR 24.

OMB Control No.: 1557-0194.

Description: This submission covers an existing regulation and revisions to the Part 24, CD-1, National Bank Community Development Investments form contained in the regulation, pursuant to which a national bank may notify the OCC, or request OCC approval, of certain community development investments.

Section 24.4(a) states that a national bank may submit a written request to the OCC to exceed the 5 percent limit for aggregate outstanding investments.

Section 24.5(a)(2) provides that an eligible bank may make an investment without prior notification to, or approval by, the OCC if the bank submits an after-the-fact notification of an investment within 10 days after it makes the investment. Section 24.5(a)(3) specifies the requirements for the after-the-fact notice, and section 24.5(a)(4) indicates that the requirements may be satisfied by filing form CD-1.[1]

Section 24.5(a)(5) provides that a national bank that is not an eligible bank, but that is at least adequately capitalized, and has a composite rating of at least 3 with improving trends under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, may submit a letter to the OCC requesting authority to submit after-the-fact notices of its investments.

Section 24.5(b) provides that if a national bank or its investment does not meet the requirements for after-the-fact notification, the bank must submit an investment proposal to the OCC. Section 24.5(b)(2) specifies the requirements for the proposal, and section 24.5(a) provides that filing Form CD-1 satisfies this requirement.

The OCC requests that OMB approve its revised estimates and extend its approval of the information collection.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals; Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 600.

Estimated Total Annual Responses: 600.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 877.5 hours.

The OCC issued a 60-Day Federal Register Notice on March 17, 2010. 75 FR 12813. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on:

(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the burden of the collection of information;

(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

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

(e) Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

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Dated: May 27, 2010.

Michele Meyer,

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

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Footnotes

1.  National Bank Community Development (Part 24) Investments.

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[FR Doc. 2010-13250 Filed 6-2-10; 8:45 am]

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