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FDIC Federal Register Citations
[Federal Register: March 3, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 42)]
[Notices]               
[Page 11017-11019]
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: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request

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

ACTION: Notice of information collection to be submitted to OMB for review and approval
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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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.
    On December 13, 2005, the agencies, under the auspices of the 
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), published a 
notice in the Federal Register (70 FR 73745) requesting public comment 
on the extension, without revision, of the currently approved 
information collections, the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and 
the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a). The comment 
period for this notice expired on February 13, 2006. No comments were 
received. The agencies are now submitting requests to OMB for approval 
of the extension, without revision, of the FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a 
reports.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 3, 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, 
Mailstop 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.


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

including any personal information provided. Comments may be inspected 
at the FDIC Public Information Center, Room E-1002, 3502 North Fairfax 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22226, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days.
    Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to 
the 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 fax to 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information or a copy of 
the collection may be requested from:
    OCC: Mary Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dickerson, 
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 request approval from OMB of the 
extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports:
    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

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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: February 17, 2006.
Stuart Feldstein,
Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 21, 
2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 24th day of February, 2006.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Carol L. Middlebrook,
Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-1980 Filed 3-2-06; 8:45 am]

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