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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 August 23, 2012 (77 FR 51025), the FDIC solicited public comment for a 60-day period on the renewal of the following information collection: FACTA. 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 November 30, 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: Gary A. Kuiper (202.898.3877), Counsel, Room NYA-5046, 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 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 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:

Gary A. Kuiper, at the FDIC address above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently-approved collection of information:

Title: Procedures to Enhance the Accuracy and Integrity of Information Furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies (Insured State Nonmember Banks) (FACTA).

OMB Number: 3064-0161.

Affected Public: State nonmember banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 4522.

Number of frivolous or irrelevant dispute notices: 88,686.

Estimated burden per respondent:

24 hours to implement written policies and procedures and training associated with the written policies and procedures.

8 hours to amend procedures for handling complaints received directly from consumers.

8 hours to implement the new dispute notice requirement.

Estimated burden per frivolous or irrelevant dispute notice: 14 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 201,573 hours.

General Description of Collection: FDIC is required by section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) to issue guidelines for use by furnishers regarding the accuracy and integrity of the information about consumers that they furnish to consumer reporting agencies and prescribe regulations requiring furnishers to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines. Section 312 also requires the Agencies to issue regulations identifying the circumstances under which a furnisher must reinvestigate disputes about the accuracy of information contained in a consumer report based on a direct request from a consumer.

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 October 2012.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Valerie Best,

Assistant Executive Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-26767 Filed 10-30-12; 8:45 am]

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