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

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ACTION:

Notice of information collection to be submitted to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (“PRA”), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., the FDIC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The FDIC, 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 the renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the PRA. On November 14, 2011 (76 FR 70447), the FDIC solicited public comment for a 60-day period on renewal of the following information collection: Qualified Financial Contracts (OMB No. 3064-0163). No comments were received. Therefore, the FDIC hereby gives notice of submission of its request for renewal to OMB for review.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods:

  • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/laws/federal/notices.html.
  • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Leneta G. Gregorie ((202) 898-3719), Counsel, Room F-1084, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429.
  • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leneta G. Gregorie, at the FDIC address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal To Renew the Following Currently Approved Collection of Information

Title: Qualified Financial Contracts.

OMB Number: 3064-0163.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured depository institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 190 (recordkeeping/reporting); 20 (application).

Estimated Time per Response: 64 hours (24 hours— reporting; 40 hours—recordkeeping); 30 minutes (application).

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 12,160 hours (recordkeeping/reporting); 10 hours (application).

Total Annual Burden: 12,170 hours.

General Description of Collection: This collection consists of reporting and recordkeeping requirements for qualified financial contracts (QFCs) held by insured depository institutions in troubled condition.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record.

Dated at Washington, DC, this 25th day of January, 2012.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-1949 Filed 1-30-12; 8:45 am]

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