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


Office of Thrift Supervision

Survey of Information Sharing Practices With Affiliates

AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision, Treasury.
ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
DATES: Submit written comments on or before January 25, 2011.
ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to the collection by title of the proposal or by OMB approval number, to Information Collection Comments, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-6518; or send an e-mail will post comments and the related index on the OTS Internet Site at addition, interested persons may inspect comments at the Public Reading Room, 1700 G Street, NW. by appointment. To make an appointment, call (202) 906-5922, send an e-mail,or send a facsimile transmission to (202) 906-7755.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You can request additional information about this proposed information collection from Suzanne McQueen at (202) 906-6459, Office of Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552.

OTS may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and respondents are not required to respond to an information collection, unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of the approval process, we invite comments on the following information collection.

Comments should address one or more of the following points:

a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OTS;

b. The accuracy of OTS's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection;

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 information technology.

We will summarize the comments that we receive and include them in the OTS request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, OTS is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection.

Title of Proposal:Survey of Information Sharing Practices with Affiliates.

OMB Number:1550-0121.

Form Number:N/A.

Description:The OTS, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Credit Union Administration, (Agencies), are required jointly to submit a report to the Congress together with any recommendations for legislative or regulatory action, pursuant to Section 214(e) of the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act of 2003 Public Law 108-159, 117 Stat. 1952. The Agencies will gather information by means of a Survey to be completed by financial institutions and other persons that are creditors or users of consumer reports. The Agencies will use the Survey responses to prepare a report to Congress on the information sharing practices by financial institutions, creditors, or users of consumer reports with their affiliates.

Type of Review:Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public:Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents:22.

Estimated Frequency of Response:On occasion.

Estimated Total Burden:220 hours.

Dated: November 19, 2010. Ira L. Mills, Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision.