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Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Survey of Minority Owned Institutions

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AGENCY:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 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 a renewal of an information collection titled, “Survey of Minority Owned Institutions.” The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before October 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

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: 1557-0236, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, mail stop 9W-11, Washington, Start Printed Page 62799DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465-4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. 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 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and 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 include 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, 1557-0236, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503 or by email to: oira submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649-5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The OCC requests that OMB extend its approval of the following collection of information:

Title: Survey of Minority Owned Institutions.

OMB Control No.: 1557-0236.

Type of Review: Regular review.

Description: The OCC is committed to assessing its efforts to provide supervisory support, technical assistance, education, and other outreach to the minority-owned institutions under its supervision in accordance with meeting the goals prescribed under section 308 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989.[1] To perform this assessment, it is necessary to obtain feedback from the individual institutions on the effectiveness of OCC's current efforts in these areas and suggestions on how the OCC might enhance or augment its supervision and technical assistance going forward. The OCC uses the information gathered to assess the needs of minority-owned institutions and its efforts to meet those needs. The OCC also uses the information to focus and enhance its supervisory, technical assistance, education and other outreach activities with respect to minority-owned institutions.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Burden Estimates:

Estimated Number of Respondents: 55.

Estimated Number of Responses: 55.

Estimated Annual Burden: 110 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Comments: On June 24, 2016, the OCC issued a 60-day notice soliciting comment on the information collection, 81 FR 41374. No comments were received. 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 capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

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Dated: September 2, 2016.

Karen Solomon,

Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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[FR Doc. 2016-21731 Filed 9-9-16; 8:45 am]

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