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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request (3064-0026)

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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 an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. On June 10, 2016, (81 FR 37665), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) and the FDIC requested comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew the information collection described below. No comments were received. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of this collection, and again invites comment on this renewal.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before October 3, 2016.

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/​
  • Email: comments@fdic.gov Include the name of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Manny Cabeza, (202.898.3767), Counsel, Room MB-3105, 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:

Manny Cabeza, at the FDIC address above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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

Title: Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form.

OMB Number: 3064-0026.

Form Number: Form TA-1.

Affected Public: Private sector, insured state nonmember banks and state savings associations.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Number of Respondents: Registration—2; amendments—10.

Estimated Average Time per Response: Registrations—1.25 hours; amendments—10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 4.667 hours.

General Description: Section 17A(c) of the Security Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act) requires all transfer agents for securities registered under section 12 of the Act or, if the security would be required to be registered except for the exemption from registration provided by Section 12(g)(2)(B) or Section 12(g)(2)(G), to “fil[e] with the appropriate regulatory agency . . . an application for registration in such form and containing such information and documents . . . as such appropriate regulatory agency may prescribe as necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of this section.” [1] In general, an entity performing transfer agent functions for a security is required to register with its appropriate regulatory agency (“ARA”) if the security is registered on a national securities exchange or if the issuer of the security has total assets exceeding $10 million and a class of equity security held of record by 2,000 persons or, for an issuer that is not a bank, BHC, or SLHC, by 500 persons who are not accredited investors.[2] The Board's Regulation H (12 CFR 208.31(a)) and Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.4(d)), the OCC's 12 CFR 9.20, and the FDIC's 12 CFR part 341 implement these provisions of the Act.

To accomplish the registration of transfer agents, Form TA-1 was developed in 1975 as an interagency effort by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the agencies. The agencies primarily use the data collected on Form TA-1 to determine whether an application for registration should be approved, denied, accelerated or postponed, and they use the data in connection with their supervisory responsibilities.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 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 29th day of August, 2016.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2016-21054 Filed 8-31-16; 8:45 am]

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