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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 the renewal of an 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.

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 renewal of its information collection titled, “Lending Limits.” The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.


Comments must be submitted on or before July 22, 2013.


Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged 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: 1557-0221, 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 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.

Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557-0221, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by email to: oira

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You may request additional information 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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In compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, the OCC has submitted the following request for renewal of a collection of information to OMB for review and clearance.

Title: Lending Limits—12 CFR 32.

OMB Control Number: 1557-0221.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Description: Twelve CFR 32.7(a) provides special lending limits for 1-4 family residential real estate loans, small business loans, and small farm loans for eligible national banks and savings associations. National banks and savings associations that seek to use these special lending limits must apply to the OCC, under 12 CFR 32.7(b), and receive approval before using the special lending limits. The OCC needs the information in the application to evaluate whether a national bank or savings association is eligible to use the special lending limits and to ensure that the use of special lending limits will not jeopardize the safety and soundness of the bank or savings association.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 57.

Estimated Number of Responses: 57.

Estimated Burden per Response: 26 hours.

Estimated Annual Burden: 1,482 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Comment: The OCC published a 60-day Federal Register notice on April 15, 2013 (78 FR 22365). No comments were received on the collection of information. Comments continue to be invited on:

(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the information collection burden;

(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

(e) Estimates of the capital or start-up costs and the costs associated with the operation, maintenance, and acquisition of services necessary to provide the required information.

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Dated: June 17, 2013.

Michele Meyer,

Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.

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[FR Doc. 2013-14766 Filed 6-20-13; 8:45 am]