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FDIC Federal Register Citations
[Federal Register: December 13, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 238)]
[Notices]              
[Page 73745-73747]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

 
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
Comment Request

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury;
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC
(the ``agencies'') may not conduct or sponsor, and the 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 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
(FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies'
publication for public comment of a proposal to extend, without
revision, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country
Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a), which are currently approved
information collections. At the end of the comment period, the comments
and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent
to which the FFIEC should modify the reports. The agencies will then
submit the reports to OMB for review and approval.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to
any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB
control number, will be shared among the agencies.
    OCC: You should direct your comments to:
    Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,
Public Information Room, Mail stop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0100, 250 E
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by
fax to 202-874-4448, or by electronic mail to
regs.comments@occ.treas.gov
. You can inspect and photocopy the comments

at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC
20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling
202-874-5043.
    Board: You may submit comments, identified by FFIEC 009, by any of
the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the http://.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.

     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202-452-3819 or 202-452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at
http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as

submitted, except as necessary 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 MP-500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C
Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    FDIC: You may submit written comments, which should refer to

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``Country Exposure Reports, 3064-0017,'' by any of the following
methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/

federal/propose.html. Follow the instructions for submitting comments
on the FDIC Web site.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov.
     Mail: Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Attention:
Comments, FDIC, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard station at the rear of the
550 17th Street Building (located on F Street) on business days between
7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose/html

including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected
at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room 100, 801 17th Street, NW.,
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business days.
    A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk
officer for the agencies: By mail to U.S. Office of Management and
Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., 10235, Washington, DC 20503 or
by facsimile to 202-395-6974, Attention: Federal Banking Agency Desk
Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information or a copy of
the collection may be requested from:
    OCC: Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dixon, 202-
874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the
Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.
    Board: Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, 202-
452-3829, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of
the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC
20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 202-
263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C
Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551.
    FDIC: Leneta G. Gregorie, Counsel, 202-898-3719, Legal Division,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following
Currently Approved Collections of Information

    Report Title: Country Exposure Report and Country Exposure
Information Report.
    Form Number: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

OCC

    OMB Number: 1557-0100.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21 (FFIEC 009); 21 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009);
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,880 burden hours (FFIEC 009); 441
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

Board

    OMB Number: 7100-0035.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 29 (FFIEC 009); 16 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009);
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8,120 burden hours (FFIEC 009); 336
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

FDIC

    OMB Number: 3064-0017.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21 (FFIEC 009); 21 (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 70 burden hours (FFIEC 009);
5.25 burden hours (FFIEC 009a).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,880 burden hours (FFIEC 009); 441
burden hours (FFIEC 009a).

General Description of Reports

    These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 and 1817
(national banks), 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 1844(c), and 3906 (state member
banks and bank holding companies); and 12 U.S.C. 1817 and 1820 (insured
state nonmember commercial and savings banks). The FFIEC 009
information collection is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C.
552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FFIEC 009a information collection is not
given confidential treatment.

Abstract

    The Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) is filed quarterly with the
agencies and provides information on international claims of U.S. banks
and bank holding companies that is used for supervisory and analytical
purposes. The information is used to monitor country exposure of banks
to determine the degree of risk in their portfolios and the possible
impact on U.S. banks of adverse developments in particular countries.
The Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a) is a supplement to
the FFIEC 009 and provides publicly available information on material
foreign country exposures (all exposures to a country in excess of 1
percent of total assets or 20 percent of capital, whichever is less) of
U.S. banks and bank holding companies that file the FFIEC 009 report.
As part of the Country Exposure Information Report, reporting
institutions must also furnish a list of countries in which they have
lending exposures above 0.75 percent of total assets or 15 percent of
total capital, whichever is less.

Request for Comment

    Comments are invited on:
    a. Whether the information collections are necessary for the proper
performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the agencies' estimates of the burden of the
information collections, 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 collections 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be shared among
the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record.
Written comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates
and ways to minimize burden including the use of automated collection
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology as well
as other relevant aspects of the information collection request.

    Dated: November 22, 2005.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division,
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1,
2005.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 5th day of December, 2005.


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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E5-7276 Filed 12-12-05; 8:45 am]

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