SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is
soliciting comments concerning an information collection currently
titled: Forms Related to Outside Counsel Services Contracting.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 20, 2004.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the OMB control
number, by any of the following methods:
[sbull] Agency Web Site:
[sbull] E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include OMB control number in the
subject line of the message. [sbull] Mail: Leneta Gregorie, Counsel
(Consumer and Compliance Unit), (202) 898-3719, Legal Division, Room
3062, Attention: Comments/Legal, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
550 17th Street NW.,Washington, DC 20429.
OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr., Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive
Office Building, Room 10236, Washington, DC 20503.
[sbull] Hand Delivery/Courier: Guard station at the rear of the 17th
Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name
and OMB control number for this notice. Comments will be posted without
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose.html,
including any personal information provided.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leneta G. Gregorie, at the address
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to revise the following currently
approved collection of information:
Title: Forms Related to Outside Counsel Services Contracting. OMB
Current Form Numbers: 5000/24; 5000/25; 5000/26; 5000/27; 5000/28;
5000/29; 5000/31; 5000/32; 5000/33; 5000/34; 5000/35; 5000/36; 5200/01.
Proposed New Form Numbers: 5210/01; 5210/02; 5210/03; 5210/03A;
5210/04; 5210/04A; 5210/06; 5210/06(A); 5210/08; 5210/10; 5210/10(A);
5210/11; 5210/12; and 5210/12A.
Frequency of Response: As necessary.
Affected Public: Law firms, sole proprietors, experts, and other
legal services support providers who wish to contract with or who
already are under contract with the FDIC.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,378.
Estimated Time per Response: 2,095 responses--1 hour; 1,045
responses--.75 hour; 1,238 responses--.50 hour.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,498 hours.
General Description of Collection: The information collection ensures
firms, experts, and other legal service providers seeking to provide
services to the FDIC meet the eligibility requirements established by
Congress and facilitates the FDIC's monitoring of performance, progress
and payments under the contracts.
Current Action: There are 13 forms, each of which supports the FDIC's
Outside Counsel Program, currently approved under this information
collection. These 13 forms have a total annual burden of 1,903 hours
based on 2,783 responses, with the estimated response time for each form
varying between .5 hour to 1.0 hour. The FDIC is proposing to (1) change
the title of the collection to ``Forms Relating to FDIC Outside Counsel
Services, Legal Support Services and Expert Services Programs' to
reflect the broadened focus of the information collection, and (2) add
an additional 14 forms to the collection, several of which reflect the
need for more specialized forms to support the Outside Counsel Program
and the remainder of which will support the direct engagement of experts
and other legal service providers by the FDIC Legal Division. The 14
proposed new forms would add 1,595 responses, with an estimated response
time of 1.0 hour each, for an additional 1,595 hours, thereby increasing
the total estimated annual burden to 3,498 hours. The proposed new forms
are as follows: Expert Invoice for Fees and Expenses, FDIC Form 5210/01;
Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider Invoice for Fees and Expenses,
FDIC Form 5210/02; Agreement for Services (Expert or Legal Support
Services (LSS) Provider) Amendment, FDIC Form 5210/03; Agreement for
Services (Expert or Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider) Amendment
(Cont'), FDIC Form 5210/03A; Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal
Support Services (LSS) Provider Rate Schedule, FDIC Form 5210/04;
Agreement for Services (Expert/Legal Support Services (LSS) Provider
Rate Schedule (Cont'), FDIC Form 5210/04A; Legal Services Agreement (LSA)
Amendment, FDIC Form 5210/06; Legal Services Agreement Amendment
(Continuation Sheet), FDIC Form 5210/06(A); Expert Budget, FDIC Form
5210/08; Outside Counsel Legal Services Agreement Rate Schedule, FDIC
Form 5210.10; Outside Counsel Legal Services Agreement (Cont'), FDIC
Form 5210/10A; Legal Invoice for Fees and Expenses, FDIC Form 5210/11;
Law Firm Travel Voucher, FDIC Form/12; and Law Firm Travel Voucher, FDIC
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 information collection on respondents, including through the use
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information
At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the
collection should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and
approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be
summarized or included in the FDIC's requests to OMB for renewal of this
collection. All comments will become a matter of public record.
Dated in Washington, DC this 14th day of November, 2003.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary.