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AGENCY:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION:

Notice, request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without revision, the Investment in Bank Premises Notification (FR 4014; OMB No. 7100-0139).

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before June 11, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by FR 4014, by any of the following methods:

All public comments are available on the Board's website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/​apps/​foia/​proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room 146, 1709 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 452-3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.

Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A copy of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) OMB submission, including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public docket files, if approved. These documents will also be made available on the Board's public website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/​apps/​reportforms/​review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.

Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452-3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On June 15, 1984, OMB delegated to the Board authority under the PRA to approve and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies.

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

The Board invites public comment on the following information collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following:

a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Board's functions, including whether the information has practical utility;

b. The accuracy of the Board's estimate of the burden of the proposed Start Printed Page 14939information 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;

d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Board should modify the proposal.

Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following Information Collection

Report title: Investment in Bank Premises Notification.

Agency form number: FR 4014.

OMB control number: 7100-0139.

Frequency: Event generated.

Respondents: State member banks.

Estimated number of respondents: 15.

Estimated average hours per response: 30 minutes.

Estimated annual burden hours: 8 hours.

General description of report: The Board requires a state member bank to seek the prior approval of the appropriate Federal Reserve Bank before making an investment in bank premises that exceeds certain thresholds. There is no required reporting form (the FR 4014 designation is for internal purposes only), and each request for prior approval must be filed with the Reserve Bank that has direct supervisory responsibility for the requesting state member bank. The Federal Reserve uses the information provided in the notice to supervise state member banks .

Legal authorization and confidentiality: The FR 4014 is authorized by section 24A(a) of the Federal Reserve Act, which requires that state member banks obtain prior Board approval before making an investment in bank premises that exceeds certain statutory thresholds.[1] The FR 4014 notification is required to obtain a benefit because banks wanting to make an investment in bank premises that exceed a certain threshold are required to notify the Federal Reserve. Generally, respondent data would not be confidential; however, individual respondents may request that the data be kept confidential on a case-by-case basis. If a respondent requests confidential treatment, the Board will determine whether the information is entitled to confidential treatment on an ad hoc basis in connection with the request. Any such determination will be made in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Board's rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR 261).

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 9, 2019.

Michele Taylor Fennell,

Assistant Secretary of the Board.

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Footnotes

1.  12 U.S.C. 371d(a). The Board has the authority to require state member banks to submit information as the Board deems necessary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)).

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[FR Doc. 2019-07274 Filed 4-11-19; 8:45 am]

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