Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.
Notice and request for comment.
The OCC, 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 a new information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.
In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC 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 OCC is soliciting comment concerning its proposed new information collection titled, “OCC Supplier Registration Form.”
Comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 2013.
Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are Start Printed Page 26115encouraged to submit comments by email if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557-NEW, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465-4326 or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649-6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
You may request additional information of the collection from Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 649-5490, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-11, Washington, DC 20219.
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Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document.
The OCC is proposing OMB approval of the following information collection:
Title: OCC Supplier Registration Form.
OMB Number: 1557-NEW.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 1000.
Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 10 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167 hours.
Abstract: Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) requires the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to develop and implement standards and procedures to ensure, to the maximum extent possible, the fair inclusion and utilization of minorities, women, and minority-owned and women-owned businesses in all business and activities of the agency at all levels, including in procurement, insurance, and all types of contracts 
and to develop standards for coordinating technical assistance to such business.
In order to comply with the Congressional mandates to develop standards for the fair inclusion and utilization of minority- and women-owned businesses and to provide effective technical assistance to these businesses, the OCC needs to develop an on-going system to collect up-to-date contact information and capabilities statements from potential suppliers. This information will allow the OCC to update and enhance its internal database of interested minority- and women-owned businesses. This information will also allow the OCC to measure the effectiveness of its technical assistance and outreach efforts and target areas and needs where additional outreach efforts are necessary.
Request for Comment
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Unless otherwise afforded confidential treatment pursuant to Federal law, all comments will become a matter of public record. The Agency invites comment on:
(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information shall have practical utility;
(b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the burden of the collection of information;
(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;
(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, and
(e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.
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Dated: April 25, 2013.
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-10438 Filed 5-2-13; 8:45 am]
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