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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collections Renewal; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

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 existing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). On August 22, 2013, (78 FR 52194), the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew the following information collections: Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization, 3064-0137, and The Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Transactions, 3064-0148. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of these collections, and again invites comment on this renewal.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before November 27, 2013.

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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gary A. Kuiper, at the FDIC address above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

1. Title: Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization.

OMB Number: 3064-0137.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Affected Public: Insured State Nonmember Banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 22

Estimated Time per Response: 7.5 hours.

Total estimated annual burden: 164 hours

General Description of Collection: The Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities informs bankers and examiners of safe and sound practices regarding asset securitization. The information collections contained in the Interagency Guidance are needed by institutions to manage their asset securitization activities in a safe and sound manner. Bank managements use this information as the basis for the safe and sound operation of their asset securitization activities and to ensure that they minimize operational risk in these activities.

2. The Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Transactions

OMB Number: 3064-0148.

Form Number: None.

Frequency of Response: Annual.

Affected Public: Insured State Nonmember Banks.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 6

Estimated Time per Response: 25 hours.

Total estimated annual burden: 150 hours.

General Description of Collection: The Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Transactions describes the types of internal controls and risk management procedures that the Agencies believe are particularly effective in assisting financial institutions to identify and address the reputational, legal, and other risks associated with complex structured finance transactions.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are 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.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 23rd day of October, 2013.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-25341 Filed 10-25-13; 8:45 am]

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