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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


Notice and request for comment.


The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of the existing information collection described below.


Comments must be submitted on or before February 8, 2019.


Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods:

  • Email: Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Manny Cabeza (202-898-3767), Counsel, MB-3007, 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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Manny Cabeza, Counsel, 202-898-3767,, MB-3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429.

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Proposal to renew the following currently approved collection of information:

1. Title: Procedures for Monitoring Bank Protection Act Compliance.

OMB Number: 3064-0095.

Form Number: None.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks

Burden Estimate: Start Printed Page 63508

Summary of Annual Burden

Information collection descriptionType of burdenObligation to respondEstimated number of respondentsEstimated frequency of responsesEstimated time per response (hours)Estimated annual burden (hours)
Bank Protection Act Compliance ProgramRecordkeepingMandatory3,533Annually.51,766.5
Estimated Total Annual Burden1,766.5

General Description of Collection

The collection requires insured state nonmember banks to comply with the Bank Protection Act and to review bank security programs. The Bank Protection Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1881-1884) requires each Federal supervisory agency to promulgate rules establishing minimum standards for security devices and procedures to discourage financial crime and to assist in the identification of persons who commit such crimes. To avoid the necessity of constantly updating a technology-based regulation, the FDIC takes a flexible approach to implementing this statute. It requires each insured nonmember bank to designate a security officer who will administer a written security program. The security program must: (1) Establish procedures for opening and closing for business and for safekeeping valuables; (2) establish procedures that will assist in identifying persons committing crimes against the bank; (3) provide for initial and periodic training of employees in their responsibilities under the security program; and (4) provide for selecting, testing, operating and maintaining security devices as prescribed in the regulation. In addition, the FDIC requires the security officer to report at least annually to the bank's board of directors on the effectiveness of the security program.

There is no change in the method or substance of the collection. The FDIC estimates that the number of respondents will decrease due to economic fluctuations from 3,629 to 3,533. The annual burden for this information collection is estimated to be 1,766.5 hours. This represents a decrease of 48.5 hours from the current burden estimate of 1,815 hours.

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 collection of information 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, on December 3, 2018.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E. Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2018-26584 Filed 12-7-18; 8:45 am]