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Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Re Occasional Qualitative Surveys

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


Notice and request for comment.


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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), to comment on renewal of an existing information collection as required by the PRA. On May 10, 2013 (78 FR 27388), the FDIC solicited public comment for a 60-day period on renewal without change of its information collection entitled, “Occasional Qualitative Surveys” (OMB No. 3064-0127). No comments were received. Therefore, the FDIC hereby gives notice of submission of its request for renewal to OMB for review.


Comments must be submitted on or before August 14, 2013.


Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. All comments should refer to the name of the collection. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the FDIC Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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For further information about this information collection, please contact Leneta G. Gregorie, by telephone at (202) 898-3719 or by mail at the address identified above.

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The FDIC is requesting OMB approval to renew the following information collection:

Title: Occasional Qualitative Surveys.

OMB Number: 3064-0127.

Estimated number of surveys per year: 15.

Estimated response time per survey: 1 hour.

Estimated number of respondents per survey: 850.

Total Annual Burden: 12,500 hours.

General Description of Collection: The information collected in these surveys is anecdotal in nature, that is, samples are not necessarily random, the results are not necessarily representative of a larger class of potential respondents, and the goal is not to produce a statistically valid and reliable database. Rather, the surveys are expected to yield anecdotal information about the particular experiences and opinions of members of the public, primarily staff at respondent banks or bank customers. The information is used to improve the way FDIC relates to its clients, to develop agendas for regulatory or statutory change, and in some cases to simply learn how particular policies or programs are working, or are perceived in particular cases.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether these collections of information are Start Printed Page 42074necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate 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.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 10th day of July, 2013.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-16840 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]