[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Office of Thrift Supervision
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Extension of
Information Collection; Comment Request
AGENCIES: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Office of
Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.
ACTION: Joint notice and request for comment.
SUMMARY: The FDIC and OTS (collectively, the Agencies), as part of
their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden,
invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the
proposed revision to an existing information collection as required by
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Agencies may not conduct or
sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information
collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) control number. Currently, the Agencies are soliciting
comment concerning their plans to require electronic filing by
directors, officers, and principal shareholders of institutions
(insiders) of beneficial ownership of equity securities. Electronic
filing of the reports is mandated by the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
DATES: Comments should be submitted by December 8, 2003.
ADDRESSES: Comments should be directed to the Agencies and the OMB Desk
Officer for the Agencies as follows:
FDIC: Steven F. Hanft, Paperwork Clearance Officer, Legal Division,
Room MB-3064, Attention: Comments/Legal Division, Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. All
comments should refer to ``beneficial ownership reports.'' Comments may
be hand-delivered to the 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. FAX number (202) 898-3838; Internet address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments may be inspected and photocopied in 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.
OTS: Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office,
Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552,
Attention: 1550-0019, FAX number (202) 906-6518, or e-mail to email@example.com.
OTS will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at
http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading
Room, 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.
OMB Desk Officer for the Agencies: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr., Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget,
New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or e-mail to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
FDIC: Steven F. Hanft, Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 898-3907,
Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street,
NW., Washington, DC 20429.
OTS: Marilyn K. Burton, OTS Clearance Officer, (202) 906-6467, Office
of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.
Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
FDIC: Beneficial Ownership Reports.
OTS: 34 Act Disclosures.
OMB Control Numbers:
FDIC: Forms 3, 4, and 5.
OTS: SEC Schedules 13D, 13G, 14A, 14C, 14D-1, and TO; SEC Forms 3,
4, 5, 10, 10-SB, 10-K, 10-KSB, 8-K, 8-A, 12b-25, 10-Q, 10-QSB, 15, and
Abstract: This notice seeks public comment on a planned change in
filing method for reports of beneficial ownership by insiders whose
equity securities are registered with the Agencies. In the past, the
Agencies have required paper filings. The Securities Exchange Act of
1934 (``Exchange Act''), as amended by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002,
changed this requirement to electronic filing. Currently, the Agencies
are authorizing voluntary electronic filing through an electronic
system, which has been available since July 30. Electronic filing will
be made mandatory by a separate, later action by the Agencies. The new
electronic system is an important step in the Agencies' ongoing efforts
to streamline the filing and retrieval of reports filed with the
Agencies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. It will also reduce
burden on insiders who must file these reports within two business days
of completing a transaction in equity securities of the institution.
Additionally, OTS collects other periodic disclosure documents
required to be filed by savings associations pursuant to the Exchange
Act on forms promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for its registrants. In addition to seeking public comment on the
planned change in filing method for reports of beneficial ownership,
OTS also seeks public comment on its proposed renewal of this
The Agencies' burden estimates follow.
FDIC: Directors, officers and principal shareholders of insured
financial institutions (insiders).
OTS: Directors, officers and principal shareholders of insured
financial institutions (insiders); savings associations.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
Estimated Number of Responses:
Estimated Annual Burden Hours:
FDIC: 1,896 hours.
OTS: 14,759 hours.
Frequency of Response:
FDIC: On occasion.
OTS: On occasion; quarterly; annually.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in
the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of
public record. Comments are invited on:
(a) Whether the collection is necessary for the proper performance
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has
(b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
collection of information;
(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected;
(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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.
Dated at Washington, DC, this 22 day of September, 2003.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Dated: October 2, 2003.
By the Office of Thrift Supervision.
James E. Gilleran,
[FR Doc. 03-25476 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]
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