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Minimum Security Devices and Procedures

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Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

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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, 44 U.S.C. 3507. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.


Submit written comments on or before June 23, 2011. 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) 393-6974; 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., Washington, DC 20552 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, or on (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: Minimum Security Devices and Procedures.

OMB Number: 1550-0062.

Form Number: N/A.

Description: The requirement that savings associations establish a written security program is necessitated by the Bank Protection Act (12 U.S.C. 1881-1884), which requires the Federal supervisory agencies to promulgate rules establishing minimum standards with which each financial institution must comply with respect to the installation, maintenance, and operation of security devices and procedures to discourage robberies, burglaries, and larcenies, and to assist in the identification and apprehension of persons who commit such acts. Pursuant to the statutory mandate, OTS adopted its regulations in 1969 (12 CFR part 568). These regulations were revised in 1991 and in 2001. In accordance with part 568, a savings association must adopt a written security program, the association's board of directors must approve the program, and each association's security officer must report annually to the board on the effectiveness of the program. Section 568.5 requires that savings associations and their subsidiaries comply with the Interagency Guidelines Establishing Information Security Standards, set forth in Appendix B to part 570. The other Federal supervisory agencies, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of the Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, adopted virtually identical regulations in 1969, and likewise revised them in 1991 and 2001.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 741.

Estimated Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Burden: 1,482 hours.

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Dated: May 18, 2011.

Ira L. Mills,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-12687 Filed 5-23-11; 8:45 am]