Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 195 (Tuesday, October 8, 2013)

Federal Register Volume 78, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 8, 2013)


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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office

FR Doc No: 2013-24397




Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-

approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statement and approved collection of information instrument are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.


Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer--Cynthia Ayouch--Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202) 452-3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263-4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

OMB Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.

Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, with revision, of the following report:

Report title: Savings Association Holding Company Report.

Agency form number: FR H-(b)11.

OMB control number: 7100-0334.

Frequency: Quarterly, event-driven, and annually.

Reporters: Savings and loan holding companies (SLHCs).

Estimated annual reporting hours: 264.

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Estimated average hours per response: 2.0 hours.

Number of respondents: 33.

General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1467a(b)(2)(A)). The FR H-(b)11 covers 6 different items. However, the Federal Reserve has determined that supplemental information in response to a yes answer for the Quarterly Savings and Loan Holding Company Report (FR 2320; OMB No. 7100-0345) FR 2320's questions 24, 25, and 26 may be protected from disclosure under exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which covers ``trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person that is privileged or confidential'' (5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4)). Disclosure of this type of information is likely to cause substantial competitive harm to the SLHC providing the information and thus this information is protected from disclosure under FOIA exemption 4 (5 U.S.C. 522(b)(4)).

With regard to the supplemental information for other FR 2320 questions that would be provided in item 3 of the FR H-(b)11, as well as all other items of the FR H-(b)11, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information under one or more of the exemptions in the FOIA. All such requests for confidential treatment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and in response to a specific request for disclosure.

Abstract: The FR H-(b)11 collects from most top-tier SLHCs information on filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reports provided by the nationally recognized statistical rating organizations and securities analysts, supplemental information for select questions from the FR 2320, financial statements, and other materially important events and exhibits. The Federal Reserve uses the FR H-(b)11 data to analyze the overall financial condition of SLHCs to ensure safe and sound operations.

Current Actions: On July 29, 2013, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 45534) requesting public comment for 60 days on the proposal to extend for three years, with revision, the Savings Association Holding Company Report. The comment period for this notice expired on September 27, 2013. The Federal Reserve received one comment letter of support from an SLHC. The revisions will be implemented as proposed and are effective with the September 30, 2013, report date.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 2013.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Secretary of the Board.

FR Doc. 2013-24397 Filed 10-7-13; 8:45 am


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