SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork
and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal
agencies to comment on the proposed renewal of an information
collection, 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 titled ``Occasional Qualitative
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 2006.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to
Steve Hanft, Clearance Officer, Legal Division, Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. All
comments should refer to ``Occasional Qualitative Surveys.'' Comments
may be hand-delivered to the 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. Comments may also be submitted to OMB: FDIC Desk Officer,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Hanft, (202) 898-3907, or at the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to renew the following currently
approved collection of information:
Title: Occasional Qualitative Surveys.
OMB Number: 3064-0127.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Affected Public: Financial institutions, their customers, and
members of the public generally.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,500.
Estimated time per response: 1 hour.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 8,500 hours.
General Description of Collection: This collection involves the
occasional use of qualitative surveys to gather anecdotal information
about regulatory burden, bank customer satisfaction, problems or
successes in the bank supervisory process (both safety-and-soundness
and consumer related), and similar concerns. In general, these surveys
would not involve more than 850 respondents, would not require more
than one hour per respondent, and would be completely voluntary. It is
not contemplated that more than fifteen such surveys would be completed
in any given year.
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; (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 technology; and (e)
estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation,
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide the 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 at Washington, DC, August 8, 2006.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
[FR Doc. E6-13151 Filed 8-10-06; 8:45 am]