SUMMARY: In accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the FDIC hereby gives notice that it
plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget a request for
OMB review of the information collection system described below.
Type of Review: Renewal without change in the substance or method
Title: Criminal Referral Reporting.
Form Number: FDIC 6710.
OMB Number: 3064-0077.
Expiration Date of OMB Clearance: June 30, 1997.
OMB Reviewer: Alex Hunt, (202) 395-7316, Office of Management and
Budget, OIRA, Paperwork Reduction Project (3064-0077), Washington, D.C.
FDIC Contact: Steven F. Hanft, (202) 898-3907, Office of the
Executive Secretary, Room F-400, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
550 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20429.
Comments: Comments on this collection of information are welcome
and should be submitted on or before July 3, 1997.
ADDRESSES: A copy of the submission may be obtained by calling or
writing the FDIC contact listed above.
Comments regarding the submission should be addressed to both the OMB
reviewer and the FDIC contact listed above.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 353 of the FDIC's Rules and Regulations
requires insured nonmember banks to report to the appropriate
investigatory and prosecuting authorities and to the FDIC, on a
prescribed form, criminal violations of the U.S. Code that involve or
affect the banks' affairs. The primary purpose of the reporting
requirement is to assure that the specific information needed by
investigators and prosecutors for effective law enforcement is provided
in an orderly and timely fashion. In addition, the ability of the FDIC
to monitor and act to reduce losses of insured nonmember banks as a
result of criminal activity is enhanced by receiving the reports. The
Criminal Referral form is used by each of the following agencies: the
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of
the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
the Office of Thrift Supervision, the National Credit Union
Administration, and the Resolution Trust Corporation (Each agency
separately seeks OMB approval for the use of this form). FDIC needs
this information to monitor white collar crime and insider abuse, which
can be serious threats to a bank's security and undermine confidence in
banks. FDIC regulation 12 CFR 353 requires that, whenever it appears
that a criminal violation of the United States Code involving or
affecting the assets or affairs of an insured nonmember bank has been
committed or attempted, the bank shall promptly report the apparent
violation to be the appropriate field office of the FBI, the applicable
U.S. Attorney's Office, and to the FDIC regional director.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Deputy Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-14456 Filed 6-2-97; 8:45 am]
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