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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review: Interagency Charter and Federal Insurance Application

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Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.


Notice and request for comment.


The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.

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Submit written comments on or before January 31, 2011.


Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-6518; or send an 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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You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Donald W. Dwyer at (202) 906-6414, 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.

Comments should address one or more of the following points:

a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS;

b. The accuracy of OTS's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection;

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

d. Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of information technology.

We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection.

Title of Proposal: Interagency Charter and Federal Deposit Insurance Application.

OMB Number: 1550-0005.

Form Numbers: 138; 1623.

Description: Organizers of a Federal savings association must file an Interagency Charter and Federal Deposit Insurance Application for permission to organize with the OTS. The submission is required to establish a Federal savings association or a Federal savings bank, and the issuance of a Federal charter, pursuant to 12 CFR Parts 543 and 552.

The applicant shall publish notice no earlier than seven days before and no later than the date of filing of the application. The applicant publishes a notice(s) in accordance with requirements set forth in 12 CFR Subpart B, Publication Requirements, §§ 516.50, 516.60, 516.70, and 516.80. OTS analyzes each information collection to determine whether to approve the proposed application for a Federal charter.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.

Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Burden: 625 hours.

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Dated: November 24, 2010.

Ira L. Mills,

Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision.

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[FR Doc. 2010-30218 Filed 11-30-10; 8:45 am]