Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.
ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
SUMMARY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, "Examination Questionnaire." The OCC also gives notice that it has sent the information collection to OMB for review and approval.
DATES: You should submit your comments to the OCC and the OMB Desk Officer by October 1, 2004.
ADDRESSES: You should direct your comments to: Communications Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Information Room, Mailstop 1-5, Attention: 1557-0199, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (202) 874-4448, or by electronic mail can inspect and photocopy the comments at the OCC's Public Information Room, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219. You can make an appointment to inspect the comments by calling (202) 874-5043.

Additionally, you should send a copy of your comments to Mark Menchik, OMB Desk Officer, 1557-0199, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503. Electronic mail address

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information or a copy of the collection from John Ference, OCC Clearance Officer, or Camille Dixon, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20219.

The OCC is proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection:

Title:Examination Questionnaire.

OMB Number:1557-0199.

Description:Completed Examination Questionnaires provide the OCC with information needed to properly evaluate the effectiveness of the examination process and agency communications. The OCC will use the information to identify problems or trends that may impair the effectiveness of the examination process, to identify ways to improve its service to the banking industry, and to analyze staff and training needs.

National banks receive the Questionnaire at the conclusion of their supervisory cycle (12 or 18 month period).

Type of Review:Extension, without change, of OMB approval.

Affected Public:Businesses or other for-profit (national banks).

Estimated Number of Respondents:2,100.

Estimated Total Annual Responses:1,869.

Frequency of Response:On occasion.

Estimated Time per Respondent:10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden:312 burden hours.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Dated: August 23, 2004. Stuart Feldstein, Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.