Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies, 77792-77793 [2013-30629]

Download as PDF 77792 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by January 3, 2014. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by January 13, 2014, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to DM&E’s representative: W. Karl Hansen, Leonard, Street and Deinard, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300, Minneapolis, MN 55402. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. DM&E has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by December 27, 2013. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling OEA at (202) 245–0305. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8339. Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), DM&E shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the Line. If consummation has not been effected by DM&E’s filing of a notice of consummation by December 24, 2014, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: December 19, 2013. By the Board. Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. White, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–30635 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID OCC–2013–0014] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [Docket No. OP–1465] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION [Docket No. CFPB–2013–0029] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71134; File No. S7–08–13] Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (‘‘OCC’’); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (‘‘Board’’); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’); National Credit Union Administration (‘‘NCUA’’); Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (‘‘CFPB’’); and Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’). ACTION: Proposed interagency policy statement; extension of comment period. AGENCIES: On October 25, 2013, the OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, CFPB, and SEC (collectively, the ‘‘Agencies’’) published in the Federal Register a joint notice of a proposed interagency policy statement establishing standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate.1 To allow the public more time to SUMMARY: 1 78 PO 00000 FR 64052 (October 25, 2013). Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 consider the proposed assessment standards, the Agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period to February 7, 2014, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the interagency policy statement and prepare their comments. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the methods identified in the proposed interagency policy statement. To avoid duplication, the Agencies request that commenters not submit the same comment to more than one Agency. The Agencies will share comments with each other, as appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OCC: Joyce Cofield, Executive Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (202) 649–6460 or Karen McSweeney, Counsel, Law Department, at (202) 649–6295, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. BOARD: Sheila Clark, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at (202) 452– 2883; or Katherine Wheatley, Associate General Counsel, Legal Division, at (202) 452–3779. FDIC: Melodee Brooks, Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (703) 562–6090; Henry R.F. Griffin, Assistant General Counsel, (703) 562–6404; or Michelle M. Borzillo, Senior Counsel, (703) 562–6083; or Robert Lee, Counsel, (703) 562–2020, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429–0002. NCUA: Tawana James, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518–1650, or Cynthia Vaughn, Diversity Outreach Program Analyst, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518–1653, or Steven W. Widerman, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, at (703) 518– 6540. CFPB: Stuart Ishimaru, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (202) 435–9012, or ToQuyen Truong, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Division at (202) 435–7434, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552. SEC: Pamela A. Gibbs, Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551–6046, or Tracey L. McNeil, Counsel, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551–3392, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 25, 2013, the proposed E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 24, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES interagency policy statement was published in the Federal Register, 78 FR 64052 (October 25, 2013). The proposed interagency policy statement would establish joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by the Agencies. The Agencies sought comment on all aspects of the proposed policy statement and requested that commenters respond to numerous questions. The proposed policy statement stated that the public comment period would close after 60 days, on December 24, 2013. The Agencies have received requests from the public for an extension of the comment period. The Agencies believe that the additional time will facilitate public comment on the policy statement and the questions posed by the Agencies. Therefore, the Agencies are VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Dec 23, 2013 Jkt 232001 extending the comment period for the proposed interagency policy statement by 45 days, from December 24, 2013 to February 7, 2014. Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, acting through the PO 00000 77793 Secretary under delegated authority, December 5, 2013. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on December 16, 2013. Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. By the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dated: December 19, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30629 Filed 12–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P; 6210–01–P; 6741–01–P; 7590–01–P; 4810–AM–P; 8011–01–P Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Comptroller of the Currency

[Docket ID OCC-2013-0014]

 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

[Docket No. OP-1465]

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION

BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

[Docket No. CFPB-2013-0029]

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-71134; File No. S7-08-13]


Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Interagency Policy 
Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity 
Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (``OCC''); Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board''); Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation (``FDIC''); National Credit Union Administration 
(``NCUA''); Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``CFPB''); and 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'').

ACTION: Proposed interagency policy statement; extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On October 25, 2013, the OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, CFPB, and SEC 
(collectively, the ``Agencies'') published in the Federal Register a 
joint notice of a proposed interagency policy statement establishing 
standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the 
entities they regulate.\1\ To allow the public more time to consider 
the proposed assessment standards, the Agencies have determined that an 
extension of the comment period to February 7, 2014, is appropriate. 
This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze 
the interagency policy statement and prepare their comments.
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    \1\ 78 FR 64052 (October 25, 2013).

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DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the methods identified in 
the proposed interagency policy statement. To avoid duplication, the 
Agencies request that commenters not submit the same comment to more 
than one Agency. The Agencies will share comments with each other, as 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    OCC: Joyce Cofield, Executive Director, Office of Minority and 
Women Inclusion, at (202) 649-6460 or Karen McSweeney, Counsel, Law 
Department, at (202) 649-6295, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.
    BOARD: Sheila Clark, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 
at (202) 452-2883; or Katherine Wheatley, Associate General Counsel, 
Legal Division, at (202) 452-3779.
    FDIC: Melodee Brooks, Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority 
and Women Inclusion, (703) 562-6090; Henry R.F. Griffin, Assistant 
General Counsel, (703) 562-6404; or Michelle M. Borzillo, Senior 
Counsel, (703) 562-6083; or Robert Lee, Counsel, (703) 562-2020, Legal 
Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20429-0002.
    NCUA: Tawana James, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, at (703) 518-1650, or Cynthia Vaughn, Diversity Outreach 
Program Analyst, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518-
1653, or Steven W. Widerman, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General 
Counsel, at (703) 518-6540.
    CFPB: Stuart Ishimaru, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, at (202) 435-9012, or To-Quyen Truong, Deputy General 
Counsel, Legal Division at (202) 435-7434, Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.
    SEC: Pamela A. Gibbs, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, (202) 551-6046, or Tracey L. McNeil, Counsel, Office of 
Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551-3392, Securities and Exchange 
Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 25, 2013, the proposed

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interagency policy statement was published in the Federal Register, 78 
FR 64052 (October 25, 2013). The proposed interagency policy statement 
would establish joint standards for assessing the diversity policies 
and practices of entities regulated by the Agencies. The Agencies 
sought comment on all aspects of the proposed policy statement and 
requested that commenters respond to numerous questions. The proposed 
policy statement stated that the public comment period would close 
after 60 days, on December 24, 2013.
    The Agencies have received requests from the public for an 
extension of the comment period. The Agencies believe that the 
additional time will facilitate public comment on the policy statement 
and the questions posed by the Agencies. Therefore, the Agencies are 
extending the comment period for the proposed interagency policy 
statement by 45 days, from December 24, 2013 to February 7, 2014.

Thomas J. Curry,
Comptroller of the Currency.
    By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, acting through the Secretary under delegated authority, 
December 5, 2013.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
Valerie J. Best,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
    By the National Credit Union Administration Board on December 
16, 2013.
Gerard Poliquin,
Secretary of the Board.
Richard Cordray,
Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    By the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Dated: December 19, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
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