Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C), 8721-8722 [2012-3460]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / Rules and Regulations mandatory storage reporting. Mandatory dairy product storage reporting is the responsibility of NASS, and this final rule makes no changes with respect to mandatory storage reporting. AMS has made one change in this final rule from the proposed rule. The reporting requirements in § 1170.7(a) have been modified to indicate that reporting entities must report both the total sales dollars and dollars per pound for the applicable products. NASS has required either the total sales dollars or dollars per pound for the applicable products to be reported, and the proposed rule would have continued this requirement without change. However, the requirement to report both the total sales dollars and dollars per pound will provide AMS with a validation check to insure that, in each instance, the total sales dollars reported equals the dollars per pound times the reported quantity. Since this is a de minimus change in reporting burden, it has no effect on the estimated reporting burden for each survey. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1170 Dairy products, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Cheese, Butter, Dry whey, Nonfat dry milk. Accordingly, 7 CFR part 1170 is amended as follows: PART 1170—DAIRY PRODUCT MANDATORY REPORTING 1. The authority citation for part 1170 is revised to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1637–1637b, as amended by Pub. L. 106–532, 114 Stat. 2541; Pub. L. 107–171, 116 Stat. 207; and Pub. L. 111–239, 124 Stat. 2501. ■ 2. Revise § 1170.2 to read as follows: § 1170.2 Act. Act means the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq., as amended by the Dairy Market Enhancement Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106– 532, 114 Stat. 2541; the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107–171, 116 Stat. 207; and the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111–239, 124 Stat. 2501. ■ 3. Revise § 1170.7 to read as follows: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES § 1170.7 Reporting requirements. (a) All dairy product manufacturers, with the exception of those who are exempt as described in § 1170.9, shall submit a report weekly to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) by Tuesday, 12 noon local time of reporting entities, on all products sold as specified in § 1170.8 during the 7 days ending 12 midnight of the previous Saturday, local time of the plant or VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:28 Feb 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 storage facility where the sales are made. If a Federal holiday falls on Monday through Wednesday of a particular week, the due date for report submission may be adjusted. Prior to the beginning of each calendar year, AMS shall release, to manufacturers that are required to report, the times and dates that reports are due. For the applicable products, the report shall be submitted by electronic means specified by AMS and shall indicate the name, address, plant location(s), quantities sold, total sales dollars, dollars per pound, and the moisture content where applicable. Each sale shall be reported for the time period when the transaction is completed, i.e. the product is ‘‘shipped out’’ and title transfer occurs. Each sale shall be reported either f.o.b. plant if the product is ‘‘shipped out’’ from the plant or f.o.b. storage facility location if the product is ‘‘shipped out’’ from a storage facility. In calculating the total dollars received and dollars per pound, the reporting entity shall neither add transportation charges incurred at the time the product is ‘‘shipped out’’ or after the product is ‘‘shipped out’’ nor deduct transportation charges incurred before the product is ‘‘shipped out.’’ In calculating the total dollars received and dollars per pound, the reporting entity shall not deduct brokerage fees or clearing charges paid by the manufacturer. (b) Manufacturers or other persons storing dairy products are required to report, on a monthly basis, stocks of dairy products (as defined in § 1170.4) on hand, on the appropriate forms supplied by the National Agricultural Statistic Service. The report shall indicate the name, address, and stocks on hand at the end of the month for each storage location. ■ 4. Revise § 1170.8 (a)(3)(ii) to read as follows: § 1170.8 Price reporting specifications. * * * * * (a) * * * (3) * * * (ii) 500-pound barrels: Report weighted average moisture content of cheese sold. AMS will adjust price to a benchmark of 38.0 percent based on standard moisture adjustment formulas. Exclude cheese with moisture content exceeding 37.7 percent. * * * * * ■ 5. Add § 1170.17 to read as follows: § 1170.17 Publication of statistical information. Not later than 3 p.m. Eastern Time on the Wednesday of each week, AMS shall publish aggregated information obtained from manufacturers or other persons of PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8721 all products sold as specified in § 1170.8. If a Federal holiday falls on Monday through Wednesday of a particular week, the due date for report publication may be adjusted. The public shall be notified of report times prior to the beginning of the calendar year. Dated: February 9, 2012. Robert C. Keeney, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2012–3566 Filed 2–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION 12 CFR Part 1003 [Docket No. CFPB–2011–0020] RIN 3170–AA06 Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C) Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Final rule; official commentary. AGENCY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is publishing a final rule amending the official commentary that interprets the requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption threshold for depository institutions based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI–W). The exemption threshold has been adjusted to increase to $41 million from $40 million. The adjustment is based on the 3.43 percent increase in the average of the CPI–W for the twelve-month period ending in November 2011. Therefore, depository institutions with assets of $41 million or less as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from collecting data in 2012. DATES: Effective February 15, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Diamantis, Senior Counsel, Office of Regulations, at (202) 435–7700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975, as amended (HMDA; 12 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) requires most mortgage lenders located in metropolitan areas to collect data about their housing-related lending activity. Annually, lenders must report those data to the appropriate federal agencies and make the data available to the public. The Bureau’s Regulation C, 12 CFR part 1003, implements HMDA. Prior to 1997, HMDA exempted depository institutions with assets SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15FER1.SGM 15FER1 8722 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / Rules and Regulations totaling $10 million or less, as of the preceding year-end. Provisions of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, 12 U.S.C. 2808(b), amended HMDA to expand the asset-size exemption for depository institutions. The statutory amendment increased the dollar amount of the asset-size exemption threshold by requiring a one-time adjustment of the $10 million figure based on the percentage by which the CPI–W for 1996 exceeded the CPI–W for 1975, and it provided for annual adjustments thereafter based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI–W, rounded to the nearest multiple of one million dollars. The definition of ‘‘financial institution’’ in Regulation C provides that the Bureau will adjust the asset threshold based on the year-to-year change in the average of the CPI–W, not seasonally adjusted, for each twelve month period ending in November, rounded to the nearest million. 12 CFR 1003.2. For 2011, the threshold was $40 million. During the twelve-month period ending in November 2011, the CPI–W increased by 3.43 percent. As a result, the exemption threshold is increased to $41 million. Thus, depository institutions with assets of $41 million or less as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from collecting data in 2012. An institution’s exemption from collecting data in 2012 does not affect its responsibility to report data it was required to collect in 2011. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES Final Rule Under the Administrative Procedure Act, notice and opportunity for public comment are not required if the Bureau finds that notice and public comment are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Comment 2(Financial institution)-2 is amended to update the exemption threshold. The amendment in this notice is technical and nondiscretionary, and it merely applies the formula established by Regulation C for determining any adjustments to the exemption threshold. For these reasons, the Bureau has determined that publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking and providing opportunity for public comment are unnecessary. Therefore, the amendment is adopted in final form. List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 1003 Banks, Banking, Credit unions, Mortgages, National banks, Savings associations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:28 Feb 14, 2012 Jkt 226001 Authority and Issuance For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection amends 12 CFR part 1003 as follows: PART 1003—HOME MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE (REGULATION C) 1. The authority citation for part 1003 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 2803, 2804, 2805, 5512, 5581. 2. In Appendix B to part 1003, Supplement I to part 1003, under Section 1003.2—Definitions, Financial institution, paragraph 2 is revised to read as follows: ■ Appendix B to Part 1003—Form and Instructions for Data Collection on Ethnicity, Race, and Sex * * * * * Supplement I to Part 1003—Staff Commentary * * * * * Section 1003.2—Definitions. * * * * * Financial institution. * * * * * 2. Adjustment of exemption threshold for depository institutions. For data collection in 2012, the asset-size exemption threshold is $41 million. Depository institutions with assets at or below $41 million as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from collecting data for 2012. * * * * * Dated: February 3, 2012. Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [FR Doc. 2012–3460 Filed 2–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0453; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–16–AD; Amendment 39– 16942; AD 2012–03–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland Model EC135 Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DATES: Effective March 21, 2012. For service information identified in this AD, contact American Eurocopter Corporation, 2701 N. Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232– 0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at http:// www.eurocopter.com/techpub. You may review a copy of the referenced service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. Examining the AD Docket: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov, or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the economic evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations Office, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. ADDRESSES: Eric Haight, Aviation Safety Engineer, FAA, Rotorcraft Directorate, Regulations and Guidance Group, Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5204; email: eric.haight@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland (ECD) Model EC135 helicopters. This AD results from SUMMARY: a mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) AD issued by the aviation authority of the Federal Republic of Germany, with which we have a bilateral agreement, to identify and correct an unsafe condition. The MCAI AD states that in the past, the FADEC FAIL caution light illuminated on a few EC135 T1 helicopters. It states that this was caused by a discrepancy in the parameters that was generated within the fuel main metering unit and transmitted to the FADEC. This discrepancy led to the display of the FADEC FAIL caution light and ‘‘freezing’’ of the fuel main metering valve at its position, resulting in loss of the automatic engine control in the affected system. With the MCAI AD, a synchronization procedure for pilots, which was already used in the past, is being reintroduced, which prevents the parameter discrepancy arising and thus sustains the automatic engine control. The AD actions are intended to prevent failure of the FADEC to automatically meter fuel, indicated by a FADEC FAIL cockpit caution light, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15FER1.SGM 15FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8721-8722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3460]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

12 CFR Part 1003

[Docket No. CFPB-2011-0020]
RIN 3170-AA06


Home Mortgage Disclosure (Regulation C)

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Final rule; official commentary.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is 
publishing a final rule amending the official commentary that 
interprets the requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure) 
to reflect a change in the asset-size exemption threshold for 
depository institutions based on the annual percentage change in the 
Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-
W). The exemption threshold has been adjusted to increase to $41 
million from $40 million. The adjustment is based on the 3.43 percent 
increase in the average of the CPI-W for the twelve-month period ending 
in November 2011. Therefore, depository institutions with assets of $41 
million or less as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from collecting data 
in 2012.

DATES: Effective February 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Diamantis, Senior Counsel, 
Office of Regulations, at (202) 435-7700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975, as 
amended (HMDA; 12 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) requires most mortgage lenders 
located in metropolitan areas to collect data about their housing-
related lending activity. Annually, lenders must report those data to 
the appropriate federal agencies and make the data available to the 
public. The Bureau's Regulation C, 12 CFR part 1003, implements HMDA.
    Prior to 1997, HMDA exempted depository institutions with assets

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totaling $10 million or less, as of the preceding year-end. Provisions 
of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, 
12 U.S.C. 2808(b), amended HMDA to expand the asset-size exemption for 
depository institutions. The statutory amendment increased the dollar 
amount of the asset-size exemption threshold by requiring a one-time 
adjustment of the $10 million figure based on the percentage by which 
the CPI-W for 1996 exceeded the CPI-W for 1975, and it provided for 
annual adjustments thereafter based on the annual percentage increase 
in the CPI-W, rounded to the nearest multiple of one million dollars.
    The definition of ``financial institution'' in Regulation C 
provides that the Bureau will adjust the asset threshold based on the 
year-to-year change in the average of the CPI-W, not seasonally 
adjusted, for each twelve month period ending in November, rounded to 
the nearest million. 12 CFR 1003.2. For 2011, the threshold was $40 
million. During the twelve-month period ending in November 2011, the 
CPI-W increased by 3.43 percent. As a result, the exemption threshold 
is increased to $41 million. Thus, depository institutions with assets 
of $41 million or less as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from 
collecting data in 2012. An institution's exemption from collecting 
data in 2012 does not affect its responsibility to report data it was 
required to collect in 2011.

Final Rule

    Under the Administrative Procedure Act, notice and opportunity for 
public comment are not required if the Bureau finds that notice and 
public comment are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the 
public interest. 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Comment 2(Financial institution)-2 
is amended to update the exemption threshold. The amendment in this 
notice is technical and non-discretionary, and it merely applies the 
formula established by Regulation C for determining any adjustments to 
the exemption threshold. For these reasons, the Bureau has determined 
that publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking and providing 
opportunity for public comment are unnecessary. Therefore, the 
amendment is adopted in final form.

List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 1003

    Banks, Banking, Credit unions, Mortgages, National banks, Savings 
associations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Authority and Issuance

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection amends 12 CFR part 1003 as follows:

PART 1003--HOME MORTGAGE DISCLOSURE (REGULATION C)

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1. The authority citation for part 1003 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  12 U.S.C. 2803, 2804, 2805, 5512, 5581.


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2. In Appendix B to part 1003, Supplement I to part 1003, under Section 
1003.2--Definitions, Financial institution, paragraph 2 is revised to 
read as follows:

Appendix B to Part 1003--Form and Instructions for Data Collection on 
Ethnicity, Race, and Sex

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Supplement I to Part 1003--Staff Commentary

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    Section 1003.2--Definitions.
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    Financial institution.
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    2. Adjustment of exemption threshold for depository 
institutions. For data collection in 2012, the asset-size exemption 
threshold is $41 million. Depository institutions with assets at or 
below $41 million as of December 31, 2011 are exempt from collecting 
data for 2012.
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    Dated: February 3, 2012.
Richard Cordray,
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2012-3460 Filed 2-14-12; 8:45 am]
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