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General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and Loan Holding Companies

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AGENCY:

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

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.

DATES:

Submit written comments on or before May 23, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

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 infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. OTS will post comments and the related Start Printed Page 16478index 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:

You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Josephine Battle on (202) 906-6870, 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.

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: General Reporting and Recordkeeping by Savings Associations and Savings and Loan Holding Companies.

OMB Number: 1550-0011.

Form Number: N/A.

Description: This information collection relates to reports and records required by the following regulations: 12 CFR 552.11 (books and records, federal stock associations), 12 CFR 545.96(c) (agency business records, federal stock associations), 12 CFR 544.8 (communications between members of a federal mutual savings association), 12 CFR 562.1 (regulatory reporting requirements, each savings association and its affiliates), 12 CFR 563.1 (chartering documents, each savings association), 12 CFR 563.47(e) (pension plans, each savings association or service corporation), 12 CFR 572.6(b) (standard flood hazard determination form, each savings association), 12 CFR 562.4 (audit of savings association, savings and loan holding company, or affiliate), 12 CFR 563.76(c) (offers and sales of securities of a savings association or its affiliates in any office of the savings association), 12 CFR 584.1(f) (books and records of each savings and loan holding company), 12 CFR part 226 (Regulation Z, truth in lending), 12 CFR part 202 (Regulation B, Equal Credit Opportunity Act), 12 CFR part 205 (Regulation E, electronic fund transfers), and 12 CFR part 213 (Regulation M, consumer leasing).

Savings associations use the reports and records that the regulations require for internal management control purposes and examiners use them to determine whether savings associations are being operated safely, soundly, and in compliance with regulations. An absence of the reporting and record keeping requirements would not allow for prudent internal controls or for examiners to determine the accurate performance and condition of savings associations. Specifically, OTS examiners use the reports and record keeping requirements to determine whether the savings associations are being operated safely, soundly, and in compliance with regulations.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 741.

Estimated Frequency of Response: On occasion and annually.

Estimated Total Burden: 3,623,349 hours.

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Dated: March 17, 2011.

Ira L. Mills,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-6753 Filed 3-22-11; 8:45 am]

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