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agencies to take this opportunity to National bank transfer agents use Dated: June 1, 2004.
comment on a continuing information Form TA–1 to register or amend Stuart Feldstein,
collection, as required by the Paperwork registration as transfer agents. The OCC Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory
Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the uses the information to determine Activities Division.
OCC is soliciting comment concerning whether to allow, deny, accelerate, or [FR Doc. 04–12846 Filed 6–7–04; 8:45 am]
its extension of an information postpone an application. The OCC also BILLING CODE 4810–33–P
collection titled, ‘‘Transfer Agent uses the data to more effectively
Registration and Amendment Form TA– schedule and plan transfer agent
1.’’ examinations. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DATES: You should submit written National bank transfer agents must
comments by August 9, 2004. file an amendment to Form TA–1 with Office of the Comptroller of the
ADDRESSES: You should direct all the OCC within 60 calendar days Currency
written comments to the following the date on which any
information reported on Form TA–1 Proposed Extension of Information
Communications Division, Office of the Collection; Comment Request
Comptroller of the Currency, Public becomes inaccurate, misleading, or
Information Room, Mailstop 1–5, incomplete. AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the
Attention: 1557–0124, 250 E Street, National bank transfer agents must Currency (OCC), Treasury.
SW., Washington, DC 20219. In file Form TA–W to withdraw their ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
addition, you may send comments by transfer agent registration.
facsimile transmission to (202) 874– The Securities and Exchange SUMMARY: The OCC, as part of its
4448, or by electronic mail to Commission maintains complete files continuing effort to reduce paperwork
regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can on the registration data of all transfer and respondent burden, invites the
inspect and photocopy the comments at agents registered pursuant to the Act. It general public and other Federal
the OCC’s Public Reference Room, 250 utilizes the data to identify transfer agencies to take this opportunity to
E Street, SW., Washington, DC. You can agents and to facilitate development of comment on a continuing information
make an appointment to inspect the rules and standards applicable to all collection, as required by the Paperwork
comments by calling (202) 874–5043. registered transfer agents. Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You Type of Review: Extension of OMB OCC is soliciting comment concerning
can request additional information or a approval. its extension without change of an
copy of the collection from John Ference Affected Public: Businesses or other information collection titled,
or Camille Dixon, (202) 874–5090, for-profit. ‘‘Examination Questionnaire.’’
Legislative and Regulatory Activities Number of Respondents: 120. DATES: You should submit written
Division, Office of the Comptroller of Total Annual Responses: 60. comments by August 9, 2004.
the Currency, 250 E Street, SW., Frequency of Response: On occasion. ADDRESSES: You should direct all
Washington, DC 20219. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 30 written comments to the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC burden hours. Communications Division, Office of the
is proposing to extend OMB approval of An agency may not conduct or Comptroller of the Currency, Public
the following information collection: sponsor, and a respondent is not Information Room, Mailstop 1–5,
Title: Transfer Agent Registration and required to respond to, an information Attention: 1557–0199, 250 E Street,
Amendment Form B Form TA–1. collection unless the information SW., Washington, DC 20219. In
OMB Number: 1557–0124. collection displays a currently valid addition, you may send comments by
Description: The OCC is requesting OMB control number. facsimile transmission to (202) 874–
comment on its proposed extension, Comments submitted in response to 4448, or by electronic mail to
without change, of the information this notice will be summarized and regs.comments@occ.treas.gov. You can
collection titled Transfer Agent included in the request for OMB inspect and photocopy the comments at
Registration and Amendment Form B approval. All comments will become a the OCC’s Public Reference Room, 250
Form TA–1. This collection covers Form matter of public record. E Street, SW., Washington, DC. You can
TA–1 and Form TA–W (Withdrawal of Comments are invited on: make an appointment to inspect the
Transfer Agent Registration.) Section (a) Whether the collection of comments by calling (202) 874–5043.
17A(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of information is necessary for the proper FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You
1934 (Act), as amended by the performance of the functions of the can request additional information or a
Securities Act Amendments of 1975, agency, including whether the copy of the collection from John Ference
provides that all those authorized to information has practical utility; or Camille Dixon, (202) 874–5090,
transfer securities registered under (b) The accuracy of the agency’s Legislative and Regulatory Activities
Section 12 of the Act (transfer agents) estimate of the burden of the collection Division, Office of the Comptroller of
shall register by filing with the of information; the Currency, 250 E Street, SW,
appropriate regulatory agency an (c) Ways to enhance the quality, Washington, DC 20219.
application for registration in such form utility, and clarity of the information to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OCC
and containing such information and be collected; is proposing to extend OMB approval of
documents as such appropriate (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the following information collection:
regulatory agency may prescribe to be the collection on respondents, including Title: Examination Questionnaire.
necessary or appropriate in furtherance through the use of automated collection OMB Number: 1557–0199.
of the purposes of this section. These techniques or other forms of information Description: This notice covers an
forms were developed by the OCC, technology; and extension without change of a currently
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, (e) Estimates of capital or startup costs approved collection of information
and the Board of Governors of the and costs of operation, maintenance, titled Examination Questionnaire. The
Federal Reserve to satisfy this statutory and purchase of services to provide OCC has updated the estimated burden
requirement. information. numbers and compensated for a

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32096 Federal Register / Vol. 69, No. 110 / Tuesday, June 8, 2004 / Notices

reduction in the number of national DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS collection of information on


banks, but has made no changes to the AFFAIRS respondents, including through the use
underlying collection of information. of automated collection techniques or
[OMB Control No. 2900–0002]
Completed Examination Questionnaires the use of other forms of information
provide the OCC with information Proposed Information Collection technology.
needed to properly evaluate the Activity: Proposed Collection; Title: Income-Net Worth and
effectiveness of the examination process Comment Request Employment Statement (In support of
and agency communications. The OCC Claim for Total Disability Benefits), VA
will use the information to identify AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Form 21–527.
problems or trends that may impair the Administration, Department of Veterans OMB Control Number: 2900–0002.
effectiveness of the examination Affairs. Type of Review: Extension of a
process, to identify ways to improve its ACTION: Notice. currently approved collection.
service to the banking industry, and to Abstract: VA Form 21–527 is used by
SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits claimants who have previously filed a
analyze staff and training needs. A
questionnaire is provided to each Administration (VBA), Department of claim for compensation and/or pension
national bank at the conclusion of their Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an and wish to file a new claim for
supervisory cycle (12 or 18-month opportunity for public comment on the disability pension or reopen a
period). A banker may now choose to proposed collection of certain previously denied claim for disability
complete this questionnaire on National information by the agency. Under the pension.
BankNet, the OCC’s secure extranet site. Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of Affected Public: Individuals or
Respondents: Businesses or other for- 1995, Federal agencies are required to households.
profit. publish notice in the Federal Register Estimated Annual Burden: 104,440.
concerning each proposed collection of Estimated Average Burden Per
Number of Respondents: 2,100.
information, including each proposed Respondent: 60 minutes.
Total Annual Responses: 1,869. extension of a currently approved Frequency of Response: One-time.
Frequency of Response: On occasion. collection, and allow 60 days for public Estimated Number of Respondents:
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 312 comment in response to the notice. This 104,440.
burden hours. notice solicits comments on information
Type of Review: Extension of OMB Dated: May 28, 2004.
needed to determine entitlement to
approval. By direction of the Secretary:
disability pension.
An agency may not conduct or Loise Russell,
DATES: Written comments and
sponsor, and a respondent is not recommendations on the proposed Director, Records Management Service.
required to respond to, an information collection of information should be [FR Doc. 04–12948 Filed 6–7–04; 8:45 am]
collection unless the information received on or before August 9, 2004. BILLING CODE 8320–01–P
collection displays a currently valid
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments
OMB control number.
on the collection of information to
Comments submitted in response to DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits
this notice will be summarized and AFFAIRS
Administration (20M35), Department of
included in the request for OMB Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, [OMB Control No. 2900–0260]
approval. All comments will become a NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail:
matter of public record. Comments are irmnkess@vba.va.gov. Please refer to Proposed Information Collection
invited on: ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0002’’ in any Activity: Proposed Collection;
(a) Whether the collection of correspondence. Comment Request
information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: Veterans Health
agency, including whether the Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 273–7079 or Administration, Department of Veterans
information has practical utility; FAX (202) 275–5947. Affairs.
(b) The accuracy of the agency’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the ACTION: Notice.
estimate of the burden of the collection PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C.
3501–3521), Federal agencies must SUMMARY: The Veterans Health
of information;
obtain approval from the Office of Administration (VHA) is announcing an
(c) Ways to enhance the quality,
Management and Budget (OMB) for each opportunity for public comment on the
utility, and clarity of the information to
collection of information they conduct proposed collection of certain
be collected;
or sponsor. This request for comment is information by the agency. Under the
(d) Ways to minimize the burden of
being made pursuant to Section Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of
the collection on respondents, including
3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. 1995, Federal agencies are required to
through the use of automated collection
With respect to the following publish notice in the Federal Register
techniques or other forms of information
collection of information, VBA invites concerning each proposed collection of
technology; and
comments on: (1) Whether the proposed information, including each proposed
(e) Estimates of capital or startup costs extension of a currently approved
and costs of operation, maintenance, collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of VBA’s collection, and allow 60 days for public
and purchase of services to provide comment in response to the notice. This
information. functions, including whether the
information will have practical utility; notice solicits comments on the need to
Dated: June 3, 2004. (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the obtain written consent from a patient to
Stuart Feldstein, burden of the proposed collection of disclose his or her medical record to
Assistant Director, Legislative & Regulatory information; (3) ways to enhance the private insurance companies,
Activities Division. quality, utility, and clarity of the physicians and other third party.
[FR Doc. 04–12994 Filed 6–7–04; 8:45 am] information to be collected; and (4) DATES: Written comments and
BILLING CODE 4810–33–P ways to minimize the burden of the recommendations on the proposed

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