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Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

216 / Thursday, November 7, 2002 / Notices 67895

been extended to 60 days from the date schedule will take effect on January 2, a 45 percent fee reduction from CY
of this publication in the Federal 2003. The basic fee for the transfer of a 2002. The surcharge for an off-line
Register. Treasury book-entry security will Treasury book-entry transfer in CY 2003
DATES: Comments must be received or decrease from $.49 to $.27, a 45 percent will be $25.00, unchanged from CY
on before January 6, 2003. fee reduction from CY 2002. Concurrent 2002.
ADDRESSES: Written comments should
with Treasury’s fee reduction, the The basic transfer fee assessed to both
be addressed to U.S. Customs Service, Federal Reserve will be decreasing the sends and receives is reflective of costs
Attention: Office of Regulations & fee for the movement of funds from $.06 associated with the processing of a
Rulings, Intellectual Property Rights to $.05. These changes will result in a security transfer. The off-line surcharge
Branch, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, combined fee of $.32 for a Treasury reflects the additional processing costs
NW. (Mint Annex), Washington, DC security transfer. This represents a $.23 associated with the manual processing
20229. fee reduction from CY 2002. of off-line securities transfers.
In addition to the basic fee, off-line
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: transfers have a surcharge. The The Treasury does not charge a fee for
Gwendolyn Savoy, Intellectual Property surcharge for an off-line Treasury book- account maintenance, the stripping and
Rights Branch, 1300, Pennsylvania entry transfer in CY 2003 will be $25.00, reconstituting of Treasury securities,
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20229, unchanged from CY 2002. original issues, or interest and
(202) 572–8710. redemption payments. The Treasury
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2, 2003.
currently absorbs these costs and will
Dated: November 4, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: continue to do so.
Joanne Roman Stump, Edward C. Leithead, Director, Primary &
Chief, Intellectual Property Rights Branch. Secondary Market Fixed Income The fees described in this notice
Securities (Financing), Bureau of the apply only to the transfer of Treasury
[FR Doc. 02–28347 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am]
Public Debt, Suite 3014, 26 Federal book-entry securities held on NBES. The
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Plaza, New York, NY 10278, Federal Reserve System assesses a fee to
telephone (212) 264–6358. recover the costs associated with the
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY John M. Lilly, Financial Systems processing of the funds component of
Analyst, Bureau of the Public Debt, Treasury book-entry transfer messages,
Fiscal Service Room 510, 999 E Street NW., as well as the costs of providing book-
Washington, DC 20239–0001, entry services for government agencies
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. telephone (202) 691–3550. on NBES. Information concerning book-
Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On entry transfers of government Agency
on the National Book-Entry System October 1, 1985, the Department of the securities, which are priced by the
Treasury established a fee structure for Federal Reserve System, is set out in a
AGENCY: Bureau of the Public Debt,
the transfer of Treasury book-entry separate Federal Register notice
Fiscal Service, Department of the
securities maintained on NBES. published by the Board of Governors of
Treasury.
Based on the latest review of book- the Federal Reserve System in this issue
ACTION: Notice. of the Federal Register (Federal Reserve
entry costs and volumes, Treasury will
SUMMARY: The Department of the decrease its basic fee from the levels Docket No. R–1133).
Treasury is announcing a new fee currently in effect. Effective January 2, The following is the Treasury fee
schedule for the transfer of book-entry 2003, the basic fee will decrease from schedule that will take effect on January
securities maintained on the National $.49 to $.27 for each Treasury securities 2, 2003, for the book-entry transfers on
Book-Entry System (NBES). This fee transfer and reversal sent and received, NBES:

TREASURY-NBES FEE SCHEDULE 1


[Effective January 2, 2003, (in dollars)]

Off-line Funds 2
Transfer type Basic fee Sur- move- Total fee
charge ment fee

On-line transfer originated ............................................................................................................... .27 .00 .05 .32


On-line transfer received ................................................................................................................. .27 .00 .05 .32
On-line reversal transfer originated ................................................................................................. .27 .00 .05 .32
On-line reversal transfer received ................................................................................................... .27 .00 .05 .32
Off-line transfer originated ............................................................................................................... .27 25.00 .05 25.32
Off-line transfer received ................................................................................................................. .27 25.00 .25 25.32
Off-line account switch received ...................................................................................................... .27 .00 .05 .32
Off-line reversal transfer originated ................................................................................................. .27 25.00 .05 25.32
Off-line reversal transfer received ................................................................................................... .27 25.05 25 25.32
1 The Treasury does not charge a fee for account maintenance, the stripping and reconstituting of Treasury securities, original issues, or inter-
est and redemption payments. The Treasury currently absorbs these costs and will continue to do so.
2 The funds movement fee is not a Treasury fee, but is charged by the Federal Reserve for the cost of moving funds associated with the trans-
fer of a Treasury book-entry security.

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Authority: 31 CFR 357.45 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
Dated: October 23, 2002. not conduct or sponsor an information
Donald V. Hammond, collection, and respondents are not Office of Thrift Supervision
Fiscal Assistant Secretary.
required to respond to an information
collection, unless the information Proposed Agency Information
[FR Doc. 02–28117 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am] Collection Activities; Comment
collection displays a currently valid
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OMB control number. As part of the Request—Charter Conversions
approval process, we invite comments AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY on the following information collection. (OTS), Treasury.
Comments should address one or ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
Office of Thrift Supervision more of the following points:
a. Whether the proposed collection of SUMMARY: The Department of the
Proposed Agency Information information is necessary for the proper Treasury, as part of its continuing effort
Collection Activities; Comment performance of the functions of OTS; to reduce paperwork and respondent
Request—Branch Offices b. The accuracy of OTS’s estimate of burden, invites the general public and
the burden of the proposed information other Federal agencies to comment on
AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision proposed and continuing information
collection;
(OTS), Treasury. collections, as required by the
c. Ways to enhance the quality,
ACTION: Notice and request for comment. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift
SUMMARY: The Department of the Supervision within the Department of
Treasury, as part of its continuing effort d. Ways to minimize the burden of the
information collection on respondents, the Treasury will submit the proposed
to reduce paperwork and respondent information collection requirement
burden, invites the general public and including through the use information
technology. described below to the Office of
other Federal agencies to comment on Management and Budget (OMB) for
proposed and continuing information We will summarize the comments
that we receive and include them in the review, as required by the Paperwork
collections, as required by the Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 OTS request for OMB approval. All
public comments on the proposal.
U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift comments will become a matter of
public record. In this notice, OTS is DATES: Submit written comments on or
Supervision within the Department of before January 6, 2003.
the Treasury will submit the proposed soliciting comments concerning the
following information collection. ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to
information collection requirement
Title of Proposal: Branch Offices. the collection by title of the proposal or
described below to the Office of
OMB Number: 1550–0006. by OMB approval number, to
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Form Number: OTS Forms 1450 and Information Collection Comments, Chief
review, as required by the Paperwork
1558. Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift
Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting
Regulation requirement: 12 CFR Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW.,
public comments on the proposal. Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile
DATES: Submit written comments on or 545.92 and 545.95.
transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send
before January 6, 2003. Description: 12 CFR 545.92 and
an e-mail to
545.95 require Federally-chartered
ADDRESSES: Send comments, referring to infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov.
institutions proposing to establish a
the collection by title of the proposal or OTS will post comments and the related
branch office or to change the location
by OMB approval number, to index on the OTS Internet Site at
of a branch office to file an application
Information Collection Comments, Chief http://www.ots.treas.gov. In addition,
or notice with OTS.
Counsel’s Office, Office of Thrift interested persons may inspect
Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., Type of Review: Renewal. comments at the Public Reading Room,
Washington, DC 20552; send a facsimile Affected Public: Savings Associations. 1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To
transmission to (202) 906–6518; or send Estimated Number of Respondents: make an appointment, call (202) 906–
an e-mail to 1,089. 5922, send an e-mail to
infocollection.comments@ots.treas.gov. Estimated Frequency of Response: publicinfo@ots.treas.gov, or send a
OTS will post comments and the related Event-generated. facsimile transmission to (202) 906–
index on the OTS Internet Site at Estimated Burden Hours per 7755.
www.ots.treas.gov. In addition, Response: 1.5 hours.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You
interested persons may inspect Estimated Total Burden: 1,634 hours.
can request additional information
comments at the Public Reading Room, Clearance Officer: Marilyn K. Burton,
about this proposed information
1700 G Street, NW., by appointment. To (202) 906–6467, Office of Thrift
collection from Nadine Washington,
make an appointment, call (202) 906– Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW.,
Information Systems, Administration &
5922, send an e-mail to Washington, DC 20552.
Finance, (202) 906–6706, Office of
publicinfo@ots.treas.gov, or send a OMB Reviewer: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr.,
Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW.,
facsimile transmission to (202) 906– (202) 395–7316, Office of Management
Washington, DC 20552.
7755. and Budget, Room 10202, New
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OTS may
Executive Office Building, Washington,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You not conduct or sponsor an information
DC 20503.
can request additional information collection, and respondents are not
about this proposed information Dated: October 31, 2002. required to respond to an information
collection from Nadine Washington, Deborah Dakin, collection, unless the information
Information Systems, Administration & Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations and collection displays a currently valid
Finance, (202) 906–6706, Office of Legislation Division. OMB control number. As part of the
Thrift Supervision, 1700 G Street, NW., [FR Doc. 02–28261 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am] approval process, we invite comments
Washington, DC 20552. BILLING CODE 6720–01–P on the following information collection.

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