[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 125 (Friday, June 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38976-38978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15517]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 
pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers 
to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 
Appendix A.1. 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 statements and approved collection of 
information instruments 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.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2420, by any of 
the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx.

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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include OMB 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102.
     Mail: Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at 
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will 
not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public 
comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP-
500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets NW.) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
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 or by 
fax to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission, 
including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting 
statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public 
docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public Web site at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested 
from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer --Cynthia Ayouch--Division 
of Research and Statistics, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

    The following information collection, which is being handled under 
this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is 
hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the 
proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and 
recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final 
approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the 
following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    e. Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Implementation of 
the Following Report

    Report title: Report of Selected Money Market Rates.
    Agency form number: FR 2420.
    OMB control number: 7100--to be assigned.
    Frequency: Daily.
    Reporters: Domestically chartered commercial banks and thrifts that 
have $26 billion or more in total assets; U.S. branches and agencies of 
foreign banks with total third-party assets of $900 million or more.
    Estimated annual reporting hours: Commercial banks and thrifts--
13,750 hours; U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks--21,656 
hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: Commercial banks and 
thrifts--1.1 hours; U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks--0.825 
hours.
    Number of respondents: Commercial banks and thrifts--50; U.S. 
branches and agencies of foreign banks--105.
    General description of report: This proposed information collection 
is authorized by sections 9 and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (12 
U.S.C. 324 and 248(a)) and by section 7(c)(2) of the International 
Banking Act (12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(2)) and may be made mandatory under 
those provisions. Individual respondent data are regarded as 
confidential under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve proposes to implement the mandatory 
Report of Selected Money Market Rates (FR 2420). The FR 2420 would be a 
transaction-based report that collects daily liability data on federal 
funds, Eurodollar transactions, and certificates of deposits (CDs) from 
domestically chartered commercial banks and thrifts that have $26 
billion or more in total assets and from U.S. branches and agencies of 
foreign banks with total third-party assets of $900 million or more. 
The FR 2420 data would be used in the analysis of current money market 
conditions.
    The FR 2420 would collect data for three liability types including 
federal funds, Eurodollars, and CDs, specifically with the amount of 
each transaction on the report date, the maturity of the transaction, 
and the interest rate for each transaction. In addition, as CDs may 
have floating rates, several additional items are being requested to 
better understand their interest rate structure.
    Federal Funds (Part A)--The federal funds transaction data would be 
the only source of high-frequency data used in the analysis of current 
market conditions. Data would be reported for federal funds purchased 
by domestic offices of reporting institutions on the reporting date. 
For purposes of the FR 2420, ``federal funds'' would be defined as all 
unsecured borrowings of U.S. dollars made to the institution's U.S. 
offices at the close of business for the report date except:
     Deposits (as defined on Schedule E of the quarterly 
commercial bank Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (FFIEC 031 
and FFIEC 041; OMB No. 7100-0036) (Call Reports) and the Report of 
Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks 
(FFIEC 002; OMB No. 7100-0032)),
     Debt instruments (as defined on Schedule B and Schedule D 
of the Call Reports and the FFIEC 002),
     Repurchase agreements and security lending transactions 
(as defined on RC, item 14.b on the Call Reports and RAL, item 4.b.2 on 
the FFIEC 002),
     Equity (as defined on RC, item 28 on the Call Report),
     Currency and Coin,
     Overdrafts,
     Affiliate and related party transactions,
     Intraday transactions, and
     All forward starting transactions, even when the reporting 
date is the settlement date.
    Eurodollar Transactions (Part B)--There are many similarities 
between federal funds and Eurodollars, and Federal Reserve monitors and 
analyzes the Eurodollar market concurrent with

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the coverage of the federal funds market. At this time, the Federal 
Reserve has no source of transaction data from the Eurodollar market, 
so the transaction data collected in this report would be the main 
source of Eurodollar data for the Desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of 
New York (FRBNY). In addition, many firms can easily switch between 
these liabilities. Eurodollar data need to be collected to prevent 
reporting institutions from booking trades as Eurodollars instead of 
federal funds to avoid the reporting requirement. For purposes of the 
FR 2420, ``Eurodollar transactions'' would be defined as all unsecured 
liabilities at the close of business in U.S. dollars booked at each 
non-U.S. office whose total assets exceed $2 billion at the close of 
business for the report date. Excluded from Eurodollar transactions 
are:
     Demand deposits (as defined on the Schedule E of the Call 
Report) and any deposit placed under sweep agreements or other 
contractual cash management agreements (as defined in the General 
Instructions of Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and 
Vault Cash (FR 2900; OMB No. 7100-0087) instructions),
     Debt instruments (as defined on Schedule B and Schedule D 
of the Call Report),
     Repurchase agreements and security lending transactions 
(as defined on RC, Item 14.b on the Call Report and RAL on the FFIEC 
002),
     Related Party Transactions,
     Overdrafts,
     Intraday transactions,
     Liabilities to individuals, and
     All forward starting transactions, even when the reporting 
date is the settlement date.
    Eurodollar transactions would be collected only from foreign 
offices of domestic commercial banks and thrifts and not from U.S. 
branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    CDs (Part C)--Data on CD transactions would provide an alternative 
source of data for the current daily survey of CD rates conducted by 
the Federal Reserve. These data would also improve market monitoring 
capabilities because it would provide CD interest rate information that 
is not currently available. These data could also provide some 
optionality for creating a broad-based unsecured dollar rate: the CD 
rates could be combined with the daily commercial paper rates and the 
federal funds and Eurodollar rates in this collection. For purposes of 
the FR 2420, reportable CD transactions would be defined as those CDs 
that have a term of seven days or more that are booked in U.S. offices 
in U.S. dollars and denominated in amounts of $250 thousand or more. 
Reportable CD transactions would include CDs evidenced by a negotiable 
or nonnegotiable instrument, or CDs in book-entry form evidenced by a 
receipt or similar acknowledgement issued by the bank. Unlike federal 
funds and Eurodollars, CDs may have floating rates. For that reason, 
the FR 2420 would collect additional data fields for reportable CD 
transactions that would be necessary to understand the interest rate 
structure over the life of each CD. These data items would be:
    Floating or Fixed Rate--Respondents would provide values to 
indicate if the CD has a floating rate or is a fixed rate.
    Reset Period--Respondents would provide a value to describe the 
frequency from the list below for when the rate for the reported CD can 
reset:
     No Reset,
     Weekly,
     Monthly,
     Quarterly,
     Semi-annual,
     Annual, or
     Other.
    Reference Rate--If the CD has a floating rate, respondents would 
enter a value to describe the reference rate:
     0--NA,
     1--Federal Funds Effective Rate,
     2--Prime,
     3--1 Month U.S. Treasury Constant Maturity Rate,
     4--1 Month LIBOR,
     5--3 Month LIBOR,
     6--Overnight Swap Index, or
     7--Other.
    Negotiability--Respondents would indicate if the CD is negotiable 
or non-negotiable.
    Reporting panel--Since federal funds are the key category for this 
data collection, the FR 2420 reporting panel would be comprised of 
commercial banks, thrifts, and branches and agencies of foreign banks. 
Commercial banks and thrifts with $26 billion or more in total assets 
on the September 30 Call Report each year would be required to submit 
the FR 2420 daily for the following year. This threshold would 
currently capture the 50 largest depository institutions which would 
provide sufficient coverage to have a statistically representative 
sample. U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks would be required 
to report daily, if third-party assets are $900 million or more on the 
September 30 FFIEC 002. This threshold would currently capture the 105 
largest U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    The combined reporter panel would capture 155 banking institutions 
and would be based on definitions that would cap the panel size at the 
point of significantly reduced marginal benefits. Using the total 
federal funds purchased data on the September 30, 2012, Call Report, 
the combined panel of 155 banking institutions is expected to capture 
over 80 percent of federal funds outstanding. This would create a 
relatively small aggregate panel, minimizing the number of institutions 
that would be subject to the reporting burden, yet would be expected to 
capture a significant portion of the targeted transaction volume.
    Frequency--The FR 2420 report would be submitted daily. Data 
collected would be used by FRBNY daily as part of the market monitoring 
responsibilities. Part of that analysis would be calculating average 
rates across products and tenors, and following trends in the aggregate 
levels of transactions. In order to calculate timely effective rates, 
daily data are needed.
    Time Schedule for Information Collection--The FR 2420 is a 
mandatory electronic report. Respondents would be required to file the 
FR 2420 daily with the FRBNY by 7 a.m. ET each business day for the 
preceding day's reportable transactions. There would be a short 
transition period, during which respondents would be permitted to file 
their daily data at a later hour. The transition period would provide 
time for reporters to upgrade their systems to meet these data demands. 
During the transition period, daily data during for fourth quarter of 
2013 would be due no later than 10 a.m. ET the next business day. Daily 
data for January 2014 would be due no later than 9 a.m. ET the next 
business day. Data for February 2014 would be due no later 8 a.m. ET 
the next business day. Data for March 2014 and thereafter would be due 
no later than 7 a.m. ET the next business day.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 24, 2013.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2013-15517 Filed 6-27-13; 8:45 am]
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