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 titled
``Suspicious Activity Reports.''
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 20, 1997.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to
Steven F. Hanft, FDIC Clearance Officer, (202) 898-3907, Office of the
Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th
Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20429. All comments should refer to
``Suspicious Activity Reports.'' Comments may be hand-delivered to Room
F-400, 1776 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20429, on business days
between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. [FAX number (202) 898-3838; Internet
A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk
officer for the FDIC: Alexander Hunt, Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive
Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, D.C. 20503.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steven F. Hanft, at the address identified above.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to renew the following currently
approved collection of information:
Title: Suspicious Activity Reports (FDIC 6710/06).
Frequency of Response: Occasional.
Affected Public: FDIC-insured state nonmember banks.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,500 state nonmember banks.
Estimated Time per Response: .6 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 3,900 hours.
General Description of Collection: A bank subject to the 12 CFR
Part 353 regulation is required to report known or suspected criminal
activity or money laundering to the Financial Crimes Enforcement
Network of the Department of the Treasury using a Suspicious Activity
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 technology.
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, D.C., this 14th day of March, 1997.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Jerry L. Langley,
[FR Doc. 97-6961 Filed 3-19-97; 8:45 am]
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