National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).
Request for comment.
The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection relates to requests for non-public records and for testimony by NCUA employees in legal proceedings. This information collection notice is published to obtain comments from the public.
Comments will be accepted until September 27, 2013.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the NCUA Contact and the OMB Reviewer listed below:
NCUA Contact: Tracy Crews, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3428, Fax No. 703-837-2861, Email: OCIOPRA@ncua.gov.
OMB Contact: Office of Management and Budget, ATTN: Desk Officer for the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information, a copy of the information collection request, or a copy of submitted comments should be directed to Tracy Crews at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3428, or at (703) 518-6444.
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I. Abstract and Request for Comments
NCUA is reinstating a previously approved collection of information for 3133-0146. 12 CFR part 792, Subpart C requires anyone requesting NCUA non-public records for use in legal proceedings, or similarly the testimony of NCUA personnel, to provide NCUA with information regarding the requester's grounds for the request. This process is also known as a “Touhy Request”. The information collected will help the NCUA decide whether to release non-public records or permit employees to testify in legal proceedings.
NCUA regulations also require an entity or person in possession of NCUA records to notify the NCUA upon receipt of a subpoena for those records. The NCUA requires this notice to protect its records and, when necessary, intervene in litigation or file an objection to the disclosure of its confidential information in the appropriate court or tribunal.
The NCUA requests that you send your comments on this collection to the location listed in the addresses section. Your comments should address: (a) The necessity of the information collection for the proper performance of NCUA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. It is NCUA's policy to make all comments available to the public for review.
Title: Production of Non-public Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request).
OMB Number: 3133-0146.
Form Number: None.
Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection.
Description: The regulation in 12 CFR part 792, Subpart C details the requirements for obtaining the production of nonpublic NCUA records for use in legal proceedings and testimony of NCUA personnel.
Respondents: Respondents will most likely be persons involved in legal proceedings.
Estimated No. of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 20.
Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 2 hours.
Frequency of Response: Reporting, on occasion.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 40.
Estimated Total Annual Cost: None.
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By the National Credit Union Administration Board on August 22, 2013.
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-20946 Filed 8-27-13; 8:45 am]
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