Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request, 45357-45370 [2016-16533]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices OMB approved it. Accordingly, the Agencies stated in the Policy Statement that they would announce the effective date of the information collection following OMB’s approval. The Agencies are pleased to announce that on February 18, 2016, OMB approved the collection of information for OCC, the Board, FDIC, CFPB, and SEC and approved NCUA’s on March 11, 2016; thereby making these collections effective the date of OMB approval. The OMB-assigned control numbers for the collection of information are as follows: OCC—1557–0334; Board—7100–0368; FDIC—3064–0200; CFPB—3170–0060; SEC—3235–0740; and NCUA—3133– 0193. Dated: June 28, 2016. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 28, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Dated at Washington, DC, this 17th day of June, 2016. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. Dated: July 6, 2016. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Dated: June 21, 2016. Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on June 22, 2016. Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–16459 Filed 7–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–6210–01–6741–01–4810–AM– 8010–01–7535–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 System (Board); and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of information collections to be submitted to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the ‘‘agencies’’) may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On September 18, 2015, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal for the revision and extension of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report), which are currently approved collections of information. The proposal included deletions of certain existing data items, revisions of certain reporting thresholds and certain existing data items, the addition of certain new data items, and certain instructional revisions. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below, after considering the comments received on the proposal, the FFIEC and the agencies will proceed with most of the reporting revisions proposed in September 2015, with some modifications, and the FFIEC and the agencies are not proceeding with certain elements of the proposal. An additional revision to the instructions proposed by a commenter also would be implemented. These proposed reporting changes would take effect as of the September 30, 2016, or the March 31, 2017, report date, depending on the nature of the proposed reporting change. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB control number(s), will be shared among the agencies. OCC: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible, to prainfo@ occ.treas.gov. Alternatively, comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention ‘‘1557–0081, FFIEC 031 and 041,’’ 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45357 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041,’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: regs.comments@ federalreserve.gov. Include the reporting form numbers 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 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. FDIC: You may submit comments, which should refer to ‘‘FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041,’’ by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the FDIC’s Web site. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45358 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ‘‘FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Manuel E. Cabeza, Counsel, Attn: Comments, Room MB–3105, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street) on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/ federal/ including any personal information provided. Paper copies of public comments may be requested from the FDIC Public Information Center by telephone at (877) 275–3342 or (703) 562–2200. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395–6974; or by email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the proposed revisions to the Call Report discussed in this notice, please contact any of the agency staff whose names appear below. In addition, copies of the Call Report forms can be obtained at the FFIEC’s Web site (http://www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_ report_forms.htm). OCC: Kevin Korzeniewski, Senior Attorney, (202) 649–5490, or for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. Board: Nuha Elmaghrabi, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, (202) 452–3829, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call (202) 263–4869. FDIC: Manuel E. Cabeza, Counsel, (202) 898–3767, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agencies are proposing to revise and extend for three years the Call Report, which is currently an approved collection of information for each agency. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Report Title: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report). Form Number: FFIEC 031 (for banks and savings associations with domestic and foreign offices) and FFIEC 041 (for banks and savings associations with domestic offices only). Frequency of Response: Quarterly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. OCC OMB Control No.: 1557–0081. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,412 national banks and federal savings associations. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 59.36 burden hours per quarter to file. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 335,265 burden hours to file. Board OMB Control No.: 7100–0036. Estimated Number of Respondents: 839 state member banks. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 59.89 burden hours per quarter to file. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 200,991 burden hours to file. FDIC OMB Control No.: 3064–0052. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,891 insured state nonmember banks and state savings associations. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 44.55 burden hours per quarter to file. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 693,376 burden hours to file. The estimated burden per response for the quarterly filings of the Call Report is an average that varies by agency because of differences in the composition of the institutions under each agency’s supervision (e.g., size distribution of institutions, types of activities in which they are engaged, and existence of foreign offices). The average reporting burden for the filing of the Call Report as it is proposed to be revised is estimated to range from 20 to 775 hours per quarter, depending on an individual institution’s circumstances. Type of Review: Revision and extension of currently approved collections. General Description of Reports These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 (for national banks), 12 U.S.C. 324 (for state member banks), 12 U.S.C. 1817 (for insured state nonmember commercial and savings banks), and 12 U.S.C. 1464 (for federal and state savings associations). At present, except for selected data items, PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 these information collections are not given confidential treatment. Abstract Institutions submit Call Report data to the agencies each quarter for the agencies’ use in monitoring the condition, performance, and risk profile of individual institutions and the industry as a whole. Call Report data serve a regulatory or public policy purpose by assisting the agencies in fulfilling their missions of ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions and the financial system and the protection of consumer financial rights, as well as agencyspecific missions affecting national and state-chartered institutions, e.g., monetary policy, financial stability, and deposit insurance. Call Reports are the source of the most current statistical data available for identifying areas of focus for on-site and off-site examinations. The agencies use Call Report data in evaluating institutions’ corporate applications, including, in particular, interstate merger and acquisition applications for which, as required by law, the agencies must determine whether the resulting institution would control more than ten percent of the total amount of deposits of insured depository institutions in the United States. Call Report data also are used to calculate institutions’ deposit insurance and Financing Corporation assessments and national banks’ and federal savings associations’ semiannual assessment fees. Current Actions I. Introduction On September 18, 2015, the agencies requested comment on various proposed revisions to the Call Report requirements (September 2015 proposal).1 These proposed revisions included a number of burden-reducing changes and certain other Call Report revisions identified during the agencies’ most recently completed statutorily mandated review of the information collected in the Call Report.2 The agencies’ proposal also incorporated certain additional burden-reducing Call Report changes identified after the completion of the statutory review. Furthermore, the proposal included several new and revised Call Report data items, some of which would have a limited impact on community institutions. Certain instructional clarifications also were contained in the 1 See 80 FR 56539 (September 18, 2015). review is mandated by section 604 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (12 U.S.C. 1817(a)(11)). 2 This E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES proposal. The comment period for the proposal ended on November 17, 2015. As originally proposed in September 2015, the Call Report revisions were targeted for implementation in December 2015 or March 2016, depending on the nature of the proposed revision. Based on comments received on the proposal and other factors, the FFIEC announced on December 3, 2015, that the effective date of those Call Report revisions with a proposed effective date of December 31, 2015, had been deferred until no earlier than March 31, 2016.3 On January 8, 2016, the agencies notified reporting institutions that the effective date for all of the proposed Call Report changes had been deferred until no earlier than September 30, 2016.4 General comments on the September 2015 notice are summarized in Section II below. Section III of this notice discusses each proposed revision, the related comments received (if any), the disposition of these comments, and the agencies’ decision on each proposed revision.5 The effective dates for the Call Report revisions the agencies are proposing to implement are summarized in Section IV. The agencies’ September 2015 proposal also described the formal initiative the FFIEC launched in December 2014 to identify potential opportunities to reduce burden associated with Call Report requirements for community banks. The FFIEC’s initiative, which responds to industry concerns about the cost and burden arising from the Call Report, comprises actions by the FFIEC and the agencies in the following five areas: • The publication of the September 2015 Call Report proposal, which requested comment on a number of proposed burden-reducing changes and certain other proposed Call Report revisions. • The acceleration of the start of the agencies’ next statutorily mandated review of the existing Call Report data items, which otherwise would have commenced in 2017. • Consideration of the feasibility and merits of creating a less burdensome version of the quarterly Call Report for institutions that meet certain criteria. • Obtaining, through industry dialogue, a better understanding of the 3 See Financial Institution Letter (FIL) 57–2015, December 3, 2015, at https://www.fdic.gov/news/ news/financial/2015/fil15057.html. 4 See FIL–2–2016, January 8, 2016, at https:// www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2016/ fil16002.html. 5 Section III.C.4 addresses an instructional revision proposed by a banking organization that was not included in the September 2015 proposal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 aspects of institutions’ Call Report preparation process that are significant sources of reporting burden, including where manual intervention by an institution’s staff is necessary to report particular information. • Offering periodic training to bankers via teleconferences and webinars that would explain upcoming reporting changes and could also provide guidance on areas of the Call Report bankers find challenging to complete. II. Comments Received on the September 2015 Proposal The agencies collectively received comments on the September 2015 proposal from 13 entities: Seven banking organizations, four bankers’ associations, and two consulting firms. Comments on the specific Call Report revisions in that proposal are discussed in Section III below. In addition, two banking organizations commented about the burden imposed on them by the Call Report. Furthermore, all four bankers’ associations and one consulting firm specifically addressed the community bank Call Report burden-reduction initiative described in the September 2015 proposal, expressing support for this initiative and encouraging the FFIEC and the agencies to pursue the development of a small bank Call Report. One other banking organization provided its recommendation for reducing the information collected in the Call Report, but did not refer to the burden-reduction initiative. For example, one bankers’ association described the FFIEC’s formal initiative as ‘‘the right answer’’ for addressing the increased regulatory burden of the Call Report and commended the FFIEC for its consideration of a less burdensome Call Report for community banks. Another bankers’ association welcomed the agencies’ Call Report streamlining efforts and sought prompt implementation of measures to reduce regulatory burden. The two other bankers’ associations commented favorably on the FFIEC’s recognition of the reporting burden imposed by the Call Report and encouraged the FFIEC to create a less burdensome Call Report for smaller institutions. They also recommended that the Call Report could be streamlined for smaller institutions because they typically do not engage in many of the activities about which data must be reported in the Call Report. The FFIEC’s 2015 Annual Report describes the status of the actions being undertaken in the five areas within the community bank Call Report burdenreduction initiative as of year-end PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45359 2015.6 In this regard, the annual report notes that the FFIEC’s Task Force on Reports (TFOR) ‘‘reported to the Council in December 2015 on options for proceeding with a less burdensome Call Report for eligible institutions and other Call Report streamlining methods. The additional feedback about sources of Call Report burden and these options from the TFOR’s community banker outreach activities in February 2016 will help inform a subsequent TFOR recommendation to the Council regarding a streamlining proposal for eligible small institutions that can be issued for industry comment in 2016.’’ Thus, the agencies anticipate that they will publish a proposal later this year that will extend the burden-reducing changes to the Call Report beyond those included in the September 2015 proposal and discussed in this notice. Two bankers’ associations presented some additional recommendations to the FFIEC and the agencies in their comments on the September 2015 proposal. These recommendations included establishing ‘‘an industry advisory committee to provide the FFIEC with advice and guidance on issues related to FFIEC reports.’’ As one of the actions under the burdenreduction initiative, the FFIEC and the agencies have committed to pursue industry dialogue regarding Call Report matters such as activities enabling the agencies to better understand the burdensome aspects of the Call Report. This is evidenced by community banker outreach activities with small groups of community bankers that were organized by two bankers’ associations and conducted via conference call meetings in February 2016. The FFIEC and the agencies believe their existing dialogue with the industry, in addition to the opportunity for public participation in the Call Report revision process, allows ample avenues to provide input concerning revisions to FFIEC reports. The two associations also recommended that the FFIEC ‘‘work to ensure other required regulatory reporting forms are updated simultaneously,’’ which they further described as ensuring consistency between definitions and reporting treatments used in the Call Report and in other regulatory reports that institutions file.7 The agencies will seek to be more conscious of relationships between the Call Report requirements and other FFIEC regulatory reports, 6 FFIEC 2015 Annual Report, pages 16–18 (http:// www.ffiec.gov/PDF/annrpt15.pdf). 7 As an example, the associations cited an apparent inconsistency between the definition of ‘‘domicile’’ in the Call Report and certain other regulatory reports. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 45360 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices particularly when considering revisions to the data collected in the Call Report. Another recommendation from the two bankers’ associations was for the FFIEC and the agencies to allow sufficient time for institutions to implement any reporting changes. They stated that the proposed effective dates in the September 2015 proposal would not provide sufficient time for implementing the reporting changes. One of the banking organizations expressed a similar concern. The two associations urged the FFIEC and the agencies to implement changes to nonincome line items no earlier than a full quarter after the quarter in which the notice requesting OMB approval is published in the Federal Register. For data on income and quarterly averages, they suggested that such changes take effect at the beginning of a reporting year. In recognition of the impact of the September 2015 proposal on institutions from a systems standpoint, the agencies deferred the effective dates for the reporting changes in that proposal to no earlier than September 30, 2016, as mentioned above in Section I. As will be discussed below with respect to the implementation of the specific proposed Call Report changes that are the subject of this notice, the agencies have sought to set the effective dates for these changes in a manner consistent with the timing suggested by the two bankers’ associations. To assist institutions in preparing for the reporting changes in this proposal, drafts of the reporting instructions for the new and revised Call Report items will be made available to institutions on the FFIEC’s Web site when this Federal Register notice requesting OMB approval is published. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Discussion of Proposed Call Report Revisions A. Deletions of Existing Data Items Based on the agencies’ review of the information that institutions are required to report in the Call Report, the agencies determined that the continued collection of the following items is no longer necessary and proposed to eliminate them: (1) Schedule RI, Income Statement: Memorandum items 14.a and 14.b, on other-than-temporary impairments; 8 (2) Schedule RC–C, Part I, Loans and Leases: Memorandum items 1.f.(2), 1.f.(5), and 1.f.(6) (and 1.f.(7) on the FFIEC 031), on troubled debt 8 Institutions would continue to complete Schedule RI, Memorandum item 14.c, on net impairment losses recognized in earnings. Memorandum item 14.c would be renumbered Memorandum item 14. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 restructurings in certain loan categories that are in compliance with their modified terms; (3) Schedule RC–N, Past Due and Nonaccrual Loans, Leases, and Other Assets: Memorandum items 1.f.(2), 1.f.(5), and 1.f.(6) (and 1.f.(7) on the FFIEC 031), on troubled debt restructurings in certain loan categories that are 30 days or more past due or on nonaccrual; (4) Schedule RC–M, Memoranda: Items 13.a.(5)(a) through (d) (and (e) on the FFIEC 031), on loans in certain loan categories that are covered by FDIC losssharing agreements; and (5) Schedule RC–N: Items 11.e.(1) through (4) (and (5) on the FFIEC 031), on loans in certain loan categories that are covered by FDIC loss-sharing agreements and are 30 days or more past due or on nonaccrual. In addition, the agencies proposed to eliminate Schedule RC–R, Part II, RiskWeighted Assets, item 18.b, on unused commitments to asset-backed commercial paper conduits with an original maturity of one year or less. Because the Schedule RC–R instructions state that such commitments should be reported in item 10 as off-balance sheet securitization exposures, item 18.b is not needed. Upon the elimination of item 18.b, existing item 18.c of Schedule RC–R, Part II, for unused commitments with an original maturity exceeding one year would be renumbered as item 18.b. The agencies received comments from two consulting firms and one banking organization regarding these proposed deletions. The banking organization stated that these revisions would have no impact on its reporting. One consulting firm agreed with all of the proposed deletions except the one involving information on other-thantemporary impairment (OTTI) losses in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 14.a and 14.b. The firm believes the deletion of the two OTTI items will eliminate important information about the performance of institutions’ securities portfolios and how they recognize OTTI. While the agencies acknowledge that this proposal would result in the loss of information on the total year-to-date amount of OTTI losses and the portion of these losses recognized in other comprehensive income, institutions would continue to report the portion of OTTI losses recognized in earnings. It is this portion of OTTI losses that is of greatest interest and concern to the agencies. Because some or all of each OTTI loss must be recognized in earnings, when an institution reports a substantial amount of OTTI losses in earnings, it is this item that serves as a red flag for further supervisory follow- PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 up by an institution’s primary federal regulator (or, if applicable, its state supervisor). Additionally, the portion of OTTI losses that passes through other comprehensive income and accumulates in other comprehensive income is excluded from regulatory capital for the vast majority of institutions. One consulting firm expressed concern about the proposed deletion of Memorandum items on troubled debt restructurings in certain loan categories in Schedules RC–C, Part I, and RC–N. This firm stated that this information is important for understanding the specific nature of troubled loans relative to restructured loans and suggested that the loan categories being deleted may need to be added back to the Call Report if there is a significant economic downturn. The agencies note that each of the loan categories proposed for deletion is a subset of the larger loan category ‘‘All other loans,’’ which institutions would continue to report. Furthermore, the amount of troubled debt restructurings in each of these subset categories is reported only when it exceeds 10 percent of the total amount of troubled debt restructurings in compliance with their modified terms (Schedule RC–C, Part I) or not in compliance with their modified terms (Schedule RC–N), as appropriate. Thus, the total amount of an institution’s troubled debt restructurings, both those in compliance with their modified terms and those that are not, would continue to be reported. After considering these comments, all of the items proposed for deletion would be removed from the Call Report effective September 30, 2016, except for the deletion relating to other-thantemporary impairments, which would take effect March 31, 2017. B. New Reporting Threshold and Increases in Existing Reporting Thresholds In five Call Report schedules, institutions are currently required to itemize and describe each component of an existing item when the component exceeds both a specified percentage of the item and a specified dollar amount.9 Based on a preliminary evaluation of the existing reporting thresholds, the agencies concluded that the dollar portion of the thresholds that currently apply to these items can be increased to 9 The data items for which components in excess of specified reporting thresholds are required to be itemized and described are included in Schedule RI–E, Explanations; Schedule RC–D, Trading Assets and Liabilities; Schedule RC–F, Other Assets; Schedule RC–G, Other Liabilities; and Schedule RC–Q, Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices provide a reduction in reporting burden without a loss of data that would be necessary for supervisory or other public policy purposes. The percentage portion of the existing thresholds would not be changed. Accordingly, the agencies proposed to raise from $25,000 to $100,000 the dollar portion of the threshold for itemizing and describing components of: (1) Schedule RI–E, item 1, ‘‘Other noninterest income;’’ (2) Schedule RI–E, item 2, ‘‘Other noninterest expense;’’ (3) Schedule RC–F, item 6, ‘‘All other assets;’’ (4) Schedule RC–G, item 4, ‘‘All other liabilities;’’ (5) Schedule RC–Q, Memorandum item 1, ‘‘All other assets;’’ and (6) Schedule RC–Q, Memorandum item 2, ‘‘All other liabilities.’’ The agencies also proposed to raise from $25,000 to $1,000,000 the dollar portion of the threshold for itemizing and describing components of ‘‘Other trading assets’’ and ‘‘Other trading liabilities’’ in Schedule RC–D, Memorandum items 9 and 10. In addition, because institutions with less than $1 billion in total assets typically do not provide support for asset-backed commercial paper conduits, the agencies proposed to exempt such institutions from completing Schedule RC–S, Servicing, Securitization, and Asset Sale Activities, Memorandum items 3.a.(1), 3.a.(2), 3.b.(1), and 3.b.(2), on credit enhancements and unused liquidity commitments provided to asset-backed commercial paper conduits. The agencies received comments from two bankers’ associations, two consulting firms, and two banking organizations regarding the proposed changes involving reporting thresholds. One banking organization supported the higher thresholds, stating that raising the thresholds would reduce reporting burden, but the other said that this change would not have an impact on its reporting. The two bankers’ associations expressed support for the targeted approach to increasing the reporting thresholds, but observed that an increase from $25,000 to $100,000 for six items would do little to reduce reporting burden for most institutions. The associations recommended that the FFIEC consider increasing the percentage portion of the reporting threshold from the present three percent to five to seven percent of the total amount of an income statement item for which components must be itemized and described. At present, the percentage portion of the reporting threshold applicable to reporting VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 components of ‘‘Other noninterest income’’ and ‘‘Other noninterest expense’’ in Schedule RI–E is three percent.10 Because of the interaction between the dollar and percentage portions of the reporting thresholds on the total amount of an item that is subject to component itemization and description, the agencies acknowledge that the proposed increase in the dollar portion of the reporting threshold from $25,000 to $100,000 may not benefit all institutions, particularly larger institutions. While these threshold changes may not reduce reporting burden for all institutions, they will not increase the amount of information to be reported by any institution. In addition, as stated in the September 2015 proposal, the agencies are conducting the statutorily mandated review of the existing Call Report data items, which may result in additional new or upwardly revised reporting thresholds. One consulting firm supported the increase in the dollar portion of the reporting threshold for Schedules RC–F, RC–G, and RC–Q, but recommended retaining the $25,000 threshold for the ‘‘Other noninterest income’’ and ‘‘Other noninterest expense’’ in Schedule RI–E. The consulting firm commented that, for smaller banks, information on the components of these noninterest items ‘‘is an important indicator of the activity of the bank, its style and management ability’’ and ‘‘provide[s] regulators with a clearer insight into the activities of a bank.’’ This firm also observed that the component information is or should be captured in institutions’ internal accounting systems. The agencies recognize that the proposed increase in the dollar portion of the threshold for reporting components of other noninterest income and expense will result in a reduced number of their components being itemized and described in Call Report Schedule RI–E, particularly by smaller institutions. However, in carrying out their on- and off-site supervision of individual institutions, the agencies are able to follow up directly with an individual institution when the level and trend of noninterest income and expense, and other elements of net income (or loss), that are reflected in its Call Reports raise questions about the quality of, and the factors affecting, the institution’s reported earnings. The agencies do not believe the proposed increase in the dollar portion of the reporting 10 For the other items for which the agencies proposed an increase in the dollar portion of the existing reporting threshold, the percentage portion of the threshold is 25 percent of the total amount of the item. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45361 thresholds in Schedule RI–E will impede their ability to evaluate institutions’ earnings. Another consulting firm questioned the proposed increase from $25,000 to $1,000,000 in the dollar portion of the threshold for itemizing and describing components of ‘‘Other trading assets’’ and ‘‘Other trading liabilities’’ in Schedule RC–D, Memorandum items 9 and 10. In addition to meeting the dollar portion of the threshold, a component must exceed 25 percent of the total amount of ‘‘Other trading assets’’ or ‘‘Other trading liabilities’’ in order to be itemized and described in Memorandum item 9 or 10, respectively. The agencies further note that these two memorandum items are to be completed only by institutions that reported average trading assets of $1 billion or more in any of the four preceding calendar quarters. Thus, at $1,000,000, the proposed higher dollar threshold for component itemization and description in Memorandum items 9 and 10 of Schedule RC–D would represent one tenth of one percent of the amount of average trading assets that an institution must have in order to be subject to the requirement to report components of its other trading assets and liabilities that exceed the reporting threshold. As a result, the agencies believe that raising the dollar portion of the threshold for reporting components of Memorandum items 9 and 10 of Schedule RC–D to $1,000,000 will continue to provide meaningful data while reducing burden for institutions that must complete these items. After considering the comments about the proposed new and increased reporting thresholds, the agencies propose to implement these changes effective September 30, 2016.11 C. Instructional Revisions 1. Reporting Home Equity Lines of Credit That Convert From Revolving to Non-Revolving Status Institutions report the amount outstanding under revolving, open-end lines of credit secured by 1–4 family residential properties (commonly known as home equity lines of credit or HELOCs) in item 1.c.(1) of Schedule RC–C, Part I, Loans and Leases. Closedend loans secured by 1–4 family residential properties are reported in Schedule RC–C, Part I, item 1.c.(2)(a) or 11 Although the proposed reporting threshold changes would take effect as of September 30, 2016, institutions may choose, but are not required, to continue using $25,000 as the dollar portion of the threshold for reporting components of the specified items in the five previously identified schedules rather than the higher dollar thresholds. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45362 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices (b), depending on whether the loan is a first or a junior lien.12 A HELOC is a line of credit secured by a lien on a 1–4 family residential property that generally provides a draw period followed by a repayment period. During the draw period, a borrower has revolving access to unused amounts under a specified line of credit. During the repayment period, the borrower can no longer draw on the line of credit, and the outstanding principal is either due immediately in a balloon payment or is repaid over the remaining loan term through monthly payments. Because the Call Report instructions do not address the reporting treatment for a home equity line of credit when it reaches its end-of-draw period and converts from revolving to nonrevolving status, the agencies noted in their September 2015 proposal that they have found diversity in how these credits are reported in Schedule RC–C, Part I. To address this absence of instructional guidance and promote consistency in reporting, the agencies proposed to clarify the instructions for reporting loans secured by 1–4 family residential properties by specifying that after a revolving open-end line of credit has converted to non-revolving closedend status, the loan should be reported as closed-end in Schedule RC–C, Part I, item 1.c.(2)(a) or (b), as appropriate. In their September 2015 proposal, the agencies also requested comment on whether an instructional requirement to recategorize HELOCs as closed-end loans for Call Report purposes would create difficulties for institutions’ loan recordkeeping systems. The agencies received comments from two bankers’ associations, one consulting firm, and one banking organization regarding the proposed instructional clarification for HELOCs. The consulting firm agreed with this clarification because of the consistency in reporting that it would provide. The two bankers’ associations stated that they appreciated the proposed clarification, but noted that ‘‘material definitional changes would require a whole recoding of these credits.’’ The associations observed that the proposed clarification would likely have implications for other regulatory requirements such as the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, which evaluates the capital planning processes and capital 12 Information also is separately reported for open-end and closed-end loans secured by 1–4 family residential properties in Schedule RI–B, Part I, Charge-offs and Recoveries on Loans and Leases; Memorandum items in Schedule RC–C, Part I; Schedule RC–D; Schedule RC–M; and Schedule RC–N. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 adequacy of the largest U.S.-based bank holding companies. They also described two situations involving HELOCs for which further guidance would be needed if the proposed instructional change were to be implemented and encouraged the agencies to provide examples with the instructions for reporting HELOCs. The banking organization opposed the proposed instructional clarification for HELOCs and requested that it be withdrawn, citing several difficulties it would encounter in preparing its Call Report if the clarification were made. These difficulties include identifying when a HELOC has begun the repayment period and the lien position of a HELOC at that time because the bank’s loan system for HELOCs has not been set up to generate this information. The banking organization requested that the agencies provide time for systems reprogramming if the proposed instructional clarification were to be adopted. Based on the issues raised in the comments received on the proposed HELOC instructional clarification, the agencies are giving further consideration to this proposal, including its effect on and relationship to other regulatory reporting requirements. Accordingly, the agencies are not proceeding with this proposed instructional clarification at this time and the existing instructions for reporting HELOCs in item 1.c.(1) of Schedule RC–C, Part I, will remain in effect. Once the agencies complete their consideration of this instructional matter and determine whether and how the Call Report instructions should be clarified with respect to the reporting of revolving open-end lines of credit that have converted to non-revolving closedend status, any proposed instructional clarification will be published in the Federal Register for comment. 2. Reporting Treatment for Securities for Which a Fair Value Option Is Elected The Call Report Glossary entry for ‘‘Trading Account’’ currently states that ‘‘all securities within the scope of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 320, Investments-Debt and Equity Securities (formerly FASB Statement No. 115, ‘‘Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities’’), that a bank has elected to report at fair value under a fair value option with changes in fair value reported in current earnings should be classified as trading securities.’’ This reporting treatment was based on language contained in former FASB Statement No. 159, ‘‘The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Financial Liabilities,’’ but that language was not codified when Statement No. 159 was superseded by current ASC Topic 825, Financial Instruments. Accordingly, the agencies proposed to revise the Glossary entry language quoted above by replacing ‘‘should be classified’’ with ‘‘may be classified.’’ The agencies also proposed to include comparable language in the Glossary entry for ‘‘Securities Activities.’’ The agencies received comments from two bankers’ associations and one consulting firm regarding the proposed instructional revision for the classification of securities for which the fair value option is elected. The consulting firm welcomed the proposal. The two bankers’ associations stated that they understood the purpose of the proposed instructional revision, but they requested further clarification of the reporting treatment for ‘‘securities for which an institution has elected to use the trading measurement classification,’’ i.e., fair value through earnings. The agencies have reconsidered this proposed instructional revision in light of the comments received, including the requested further clarification. Based on this reconsideration, the agencies have decided not to implement the proposed instructional revision and to retain the existing Call Report instructions directing institutions to classify securities reported at fair value under a fair value option as trading securities. 3. Net Gains (Losses) on Sales of, and Other-Than-Temporary Impairments on, Equity Securities That Do Not Have Readily Determinable Fair Values As noted in the September 2015 proposal,13 the Call Report instructions for Schedule RI, Income Statement, address the reporting of realized gains (losses), including other-than-temporary impairments, on held-to-maturity and available-for-sale securities as well as the reporting of realized and unrealized gains (losses) on trading securities and other assets held for trading. However, the Schedule RI instructions do not specifically explain where to report realized gains (losses) on sales or other disposals of, and other-than-temporary impairments on, equity securities that do not have readily determinable fair values and are not held for trading (and to which the equity method of accounting does not apply). The instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, ‘‘Net gains (losses) on sales of other assets (excluding securities),’’ direct institutions to ‘‘[r]eport the amount of 13 See E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 80 FR 56543–56544 (September 18, 2015). 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices net gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of assets not required to be reported elsewhere in the income statement (Schedule RI).’’ The instructions for item 5.k further advise institutions to exclude net gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of securities and trading assets. The intent of this wording was to cover securities designated as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, and trading securities because there are separate specific items elsewhere in Schedule RI for the reporting of realized gains (losses) on such securities (items 6.a, 6.b, and 5.c, respectively). Thus, the agencies proposed to revise the instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, by clarifying that the exclusions from this item of net gains (losses) on securities and trading assets apply to held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, and trading securities and other assets held for trading. The agencies also proposed to add language to the instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, that explains that net gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of equity securities that do not have readily determinable fair values and are not held for trading (and to which the equity method of accounting does not apply), as well as other-than-temporary impairments on such securities, should be reported in item 5.k. In addition, the agencies proposed to remove the parenthetic ‘‘(excluding securities)’’ from the caption for item 5.k on the Call Report forms and to add in its place a footnote to this item advising institutions to exclude net gains (losses) on sales of trading assets and held-tomaturity and available-for-sale securities. The agencies received no comments on these proposed changes to the instructions and report form caption for Schedule RI, item 5.k. Accordingly, the agencies propose to implement these changes effective for reporting purposes in the first quarter of 2017. 4. Custodial Bank Deduction One banking organization that meets the definition of a custodial bank for deposit insurance assessment purposes 14 submitted a comment on the September 2015 proposal in which it proposed a revision to the reporting of custodial bank data in Schedule RC–O that had not been included in that proposal. The banking organization recommended that a custodial bank that reports that its custodial bank deduction limit is zero in Schedule RC–O, item 11.b, should not need to calculate and report its custodial bank deduction in Schedule RC–O, item 11.a, because no amount can be deducted. The banking organization stated that this proposed revision ‘‘would eliminate unnecessary time and effort.’’ The agencies agree with the banking organization’s proposal. Accordingly, the agencies will revise the instructions for Schedule RC–O, item 11.a, ‘‘Custodial bank deduction,’’ to state that if a custodial bank’s deduction limit as reported in Schedule RC–O, item 11.b, is zero, the custodial bank may leave item 11.a blank rather than calculating and reporting the amount of its deduction. This instructional revision would take effect September 30, 2016. D. New and Revised Data Items and Information of General Applicability 1. Increase in the Time Deposit Size Threshold Section 335 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 45363 Act (Pub. L. 111–203) permanently increased the standard maximum deposit insurance amount (SMDIA) from $100,000 to $250,000 effective July 21, 2010. The SMDIA had been increased temporarily from $100,000 to $250,000 by Section 136 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–343). In response to the increase in the limit of deposit insurance coverage, the reporting of the amount of ‘‘Total time deposits of $100,000 or more’’ in Memorandum item 2.c of Schedule RC–E, Deposit Liabilities, was revised as of the March 31, 2010, report date. As of that date, institutions began to separately report their ‘‘Total time deposits of $100,000 through $250,000’’ (Memorandum item 2.c) and their ‘‘Total time deposits of more than $250,000’’ (Memorandum item 2.d). However, the reporting of the quarterly averages, interest expense, and maturity and repricing data for time deposits of $100,000 or more in Schedules RC–K, RI, and RC–E, respectively, have not been updated to reflect the permanent $250,000 deposit insurance limit. In this regard, in its comment letter to the agencies in response to their first request for comments under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996,15 the American Bankers Association recommended revising the Schedule RC–E deposit reporting items to reflect the new FDIC insurance limit of $250,000. Accordingly, the agencies proposed to revise the time deposit size threshold that applies to the reporting of this information to bring it into alignment with the SMDIA. These proposed changes are illustrated in the following table: Call report schedule Current item Proposed revised item Schedule RC–K, Quarterly Averages ..... Item 11.b, ‘‘Time deposits of $100,000 or more’’ Item 11.c, ‘‘Time deposits of less than $100,000’’ Schedule RI, Income Statement 16 ......... Item 2.a.(2)(b), Interest expense on ‘‘Time deposits of $100,000 or more’’. Item 2.a.(2)(c), Interest expense on ‘‘Time deposits of less than $100,000’’. Memorandum item 3.a, ‘‘Time deposits of less than $100,000 with a remaining maturity or next repricing date of’’. Memorandum item 3.b, ‘‘Time deposits of less than $100,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less’’. Memorandum item 4.a, ‘‘Time deposits of $100,000 or more with a remaining maturity or next repricing date of’’. Item 11.b, ‘‘Time deposits of $250,000 or less’’. Item 11.c, ‘‘Time deposits of more than $250,000’’. Item 2.a.(2)(b), Interest expense on ‘‘Time deposits of $250,000 or less’’. Item 2.a.(2)(c), Interest expense on ‘‘Time deposits of more than $250,000’’. Memorandum item 3.a, ‘‘Time deposits of $250,000 or less with a remaining maturity or next repricing date of’’. Memorandum item 3.b, ‘‘Time deposits of $250,000 or less with a remaining maturity of one year or less’’. Memorandum item 4.a, ‘‘Time deposits of more than $250,000 with a remaining maturity or next repricing date of’’. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Schedule RC–E, Deposit Liabilities ........ 14 See 15 See 12 CFR 327.5(c)(1). 79 FR 32172 (June 4, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 16 The item numbers shown for Schedule RI are from the FFIEC 041 report form for institutions with domestic offices only. On the FFIEC 031 report form Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for institutions with domestic and foreign offices, the item numbers are items 2.a.(1)(b)(2) and 2.a.(1)(b)(3). E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 45364 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices Current item Proposed revised item Memorandum item 4.b, ‘‘Time deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less’’. Memorandum item 4.c, ‘‘Time deposits of more than $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less’’. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Call report schedule Memorandum item 4.b, ‘‘Time deposits of more than $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less’’. The agencies received comments on the proposed increase in the time deposit size threshold for the identified items in Schedules RI, RC–K, and RC– E from four banking organizations, one consulting firm, and two bankers’ associations. Three banking organizations and the two bankers’ associations supported the proposed increase and further recommended adjusting the deposit size threshold used for certain other data items in Schedule RC–E or combining certain Schedule RC–E deposit items. Specifically, the commenters suggested addressing the reporting of brokered deposit information in Memorandum items 1.c.(1), 1.c.(2), 1.d.(1), 1.d.(2), and 1.d.(3); the reporting of total time deposits in Memorandum items 2.b and 2.c; and the reporting of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts in Memorandum item 2.e. In its comments on the time deposit proposal, the fourth banking organization described the systems changes it would need to make to accommodate the proposed change in the reporting of interest expense on and the quarterly averages for time deposits. In response to these comments, the agencies have reviewed their collection and use of brokered deposit information reported in Memorandum items 1.c.(1), 1.c.(2), 1.d.(1), 1.d.(2), and 1.d.(3), and have determined that these items can be revised to reflect only the $250,000 deposit size threshold. Accordingly, the agencies propose to combine Memorandum items 1.c.(1), ‘‘Brokered deposits of less than $100,000,’’ and 1.c.(2), ‘‘Brokered deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 and certain brokered retirement deposit accounts,’’ and to collect only ‘‘Brokered deposits of $250,000 or less (fully insured brokered deposits).’’ 17 Further, the agencies propose to combine Memorandum item 1.d.(1), ‘‘Brokered deposits of less than $100,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less,’’ and Memorandum item 1.d.(2), ‘‘Brokered deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less,’’ and to collect only ‘‘Brokered deposits of $250,000 or less with a remaining 17 This item would be designated Memorandum item 1.c. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 maturity of one year or less.’’ 18 Current Memorandum item 1.d.(3), ‘‘Brokered deposits of more than $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or less,’’ would be retained without change. The agencies have also reviewed their collection and use of the deposit information reported in Memorandum item 2.b, ‘‘Total time deposits of less than $100,000’’; Memorandum item 2.c, ‘‘Total time deposits of $100,000 through $250,000’’; and Memorandum item 2.e, ‘‘Individual Retirements Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts of $100,000 or more included in Memorandum items 2.c and 2.d above.’’ 19 The agencies have determined that the information reported in Memorandum items 2.b and 2.e is necessary for the calculation of the small-denomination time deposits component of the monetary aggregate M2. The small-denomination time deposits component of M2 consists of certain time deposits at banks and thrifts with balances less than $100,000. In this regard, the small-denomination time deposits component of M2 excludes IRA and Keogh Plan account balances at depository institutions because heavy penalties for preretirement withdrawals make these balances too illiquid to be included in the monetary aggregates. Because Memorandum item 2.b includes IRA and Keogh Plan account balances held in time deposits of less than $100,000, the data reported in Memorandum item 2.e is used in conjunction with the data reported in Memorandum item 1.a, ‘‘Total Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts,’’ to determine IRA and Keogh Plan account balances of less than $100,000, which are netted from Memorandum item 2.b for M2 calculation purposes. Given the aforementioned need for the continued collection of total time deposits of less than $100,000 in Memorandum item 2.b, the agencies have determined that the information reported in Memoranda item 2.c on total time deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 remains necessary in order for the agencies to 18 This item would be designated Memorandum item 1.d.(1). 19 Memorandum item 2.d collects data on ‘‘Total time deposits of more than $250,000.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 measure total time deposits within the FDIC deposit insurance limit of $250,000. The proposed changes to Schedules RC–K, RI, and RC–E shown in the table above as well as the proposed combining of Memorandum items 1.c.(1) and 1.c.(2) and Memorandum items 1.d.(1) and 1.d.(2) in Schedule RC–E would take effect March 31, 2017. 2. Level of External Auditing Work Performed for the Reporting Institution During the Preceding Year Each year in the March Call Report, each institution indicates in Schedule RC, Balance Sheet, Memorandum item 1, the most comprehensive level of auditing work performed by independent external auditors during the preceding calendar year for the institution or its parent holding company. In completing Memorandum item 1, each institution selects from nine statements describing a range of levels of auditing work the one statement that best describes the level of auditing work performed for it. Certain statements from which an institution must choose do not reflect current auditing practices performed in accordance with applicable standards and procedures promulgated by the U.S. auditing standard setters, namely the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The PCAOB’s Auditing Standard No. 5 (AS 5), An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with An Audit of Financial Statements, became effective for fiscal years ending on or after November 15, 2007, and provides guidance regarding the integration of audits of internal control over financial reporting with audits of financial statements for public companies. To further emphasize the integration of these two audits, the PCAOB revised AS 5 in December 2010 by adding a statement that ‘‘the auditor cannot audit internal control over financial reporting without also auditing the financial statements.’’ Those public companies not required to undergo an audit of internal control over financial E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES reporting must have an audit of their financial statements. The ASB provided similar guidance in Attestation Section 501 (AT 501), An Examination of an Entity’s Internal Control over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with an Audit of Its Financial Statements, which became effective for integrated audits of private companies for periods ending on or after December 15, 2008. Consistent with the PCAOB, the ASB stated in AT 501 that ‘‘[t]he examination of internal control should be integrated with an audit of financial statements’’ and ‘‘[a]n auditor should not accept an engagement to review an entity’s internal control or a written assertion thereon.’’ Under the ASB’s previous attestation standards, an entity could engage an external auditor to examine and attest to the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting without auditing the entity’s financial statements. Thus, at present, unless a private company is required to or elects to have an integrated internal control examination and financial statement audit, the private company may be required to or can choose to have an external auditor perform an audit of its financial statements, but it may not engage an external auditor to perform a standalone internal control examination. More recently, the ASB concluded that, because engagements performed under AT 501 are required to be integrated with an audit of financial statements, it would be appropriate to move the content of AT 501 from the attestation standards into U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. As a consequence, the ASB issued Statement on Auditing Standards No. 130, An Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated With an Audit of Financial Statements (SAS 130), in October 2015. SAS 130 is effective for integrated audits of private companies for periods ending on or after December 15, 2016, at which time AT 501 will be withdrawn. The existing wording of statements 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule RC, Memorandum item 1, reads as follows: 1 = Independent audit of the bank conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by a certified public accounting firm which submits a report on the bank. 2 = Independent audit of the bank’s parent holding company conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by a certified public accounting firm which submits a report on the consolidated holding company (but not on the bank separately). 3 = Attestation on bank management’s assertion on the effectiveness of the bank’s internal control over financial reporting by a certified public accounting firm. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Because these three statements no longer fully and properly describe the types of external auditing services performed for institutions or their parent holding companies under current professional standards and to enhance the information institutions provide the agencies annually about the level of external auditing work performed for them, the agencies proposed in their September 2015 proposal to replace existing statements 1 and 2 with new statements 1a, 1b, 2a, and 2b and to eliminate existing statement 3. The revised statements would read as follows: 1a = An integrated audit of the reporting institution’s financial statements and its internal control over financial reporting conducted in accordance with the standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) by an independent public accountant that submits a report on the institution. 1b = An audit of the reporting institution’s financial statements only conducted in accordance with the auditing standards of the AICPA or the PCAOB by an independent public accountant that submits a report on the institution. 2a = An integrated audit of the reporting institution’s parent holding company’s consolidated financial statements and its internal control over financial reporting conducted in accordance with the standards of the AICPA or the PCAOB by an independent public accountant that submits a report on the consolidated holding company (but not on the institution separately).20 2b = An audit of the reporting institution’s parent holding company’s consolidated financial statements only conducted in accordance with the auditing standards of the AICPA or the PCAOB by an independent public accountant that submits a report on the consolidated holding company (but not on the institution separately). The agencies received comments on the proposed revisions to the statements about level of auditing external worked performed for an institution from one banking organization and two bankers’ associations. One banking organization stated that it did not oppose the proposed revision. The two bankers’ associations stated that they did not object to this change, but requested that the definition of ‘‘integrated’’ be clarified and expanded. The agencies will provide additional explanatory information about the meaning of an ‘‘integrated audit’’ in the revised instructions for Schedule RC, 20 The instructions for statement 2a would indicate this statement also applies to a reporting institution with $5 billion or more in total assets and a rating lower than 2 under the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System that is required by Section 36(i)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831m(i)(1)) to have its internal control over financial reporting audited at the institution level, but undergoes a financial statement audit at the consolidated holding company level. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45365 Memorandum item 1. This proposed reporting change would take effect March 31, 2017. 3. Chief Executive Officer Contact Information All reporting institutions have been requested to provide ‘‘Emergency Contact Information’’ as part of their Call Report submissions since September 2002. This information request was added to the Call Report so that the agencies could distribute critical, time-sensitive information to emergency contacts at institutions should such a need arise. The primary contact should be a senior official of the institution who has decision-making authority. The primary contact may or may not be the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Information for a secondary contact also should be provided if such a person is available at an institution. The emergency contact information is for the confidential use of the agencies and is not released to the public. The agencies periodically need to communicate with the CEOs of reporting institutions via email, but they currently do not have a complete list of CEO email addresses that would enable an agency to communicate directly to institutions’ CEOs. The CEO communications are initiated or approved by persons at the agencies’ senior management levels and would involve topics including new initiatives, policy notifications, and assessment information. To streamline the agencies’ CEO communication process, the agencies proposed to request CEO contact information, including email addresses, in the Call Report separately from, but in a manner similar to, the currently requested ‘‘Emergency Contact Information.’’ As with the ‘‘Emergency Contact Information,’’ the proposed CEO contact information would be for the confidential use of the agencies and would not be released to the public. The agencies intend for CEO email addresses to be used judiciously and only for significant matters requiring CEO-level attention. Having a comprehensive database of CEO contact information, including email addresses, would allow the agencies to communicate important and time-sensitive information directly to CEOs. One banking organization commented on the proposed reporting of CEO contact information, stating that it was not opposed to this proposal. The agencies propose to implement the collection of this information as of the September 30, 2016, report date. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 45366 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices 4. Reporting the Legal Entity Identifier The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-digit alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies entities that engage in financial transactions. The recent financial crisis spurred the development of a global LEI system. The LEI system is designed to facilitate several financial stability objectives, including the provision of higher quality and more accurate financial data. In the United States, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has recommended that regulators and market participants continue to work together to improve the quality and comprehensiveness of financial data both nationally and globally. In this regard, the FSOC also has recommended that its member agencies promote the use of the LEI in reporting requirements and rulemakings, where appropriate.21 Effective in 2014 and 2015, the Board began collecting LEIs from holding companies and certain holding company subsidiary banking and nonbanking legal entities in the FR Y– 6, FR Y–7, and FR Y–10 reports 22 only if a holding company or subsidiary entity already has an LEI. With respect to the Call Report, the agencies proposed to have institutions provide their LEI on the cover page of the report only if an institution already has an LEI. As with the Board reports, an institution that does not have an LEI would not be required to obtain one for purposes of reporting it on the Call Report. One banking organization commented on the proposed LEI reporting, stating that it was not opposed to this proposal as long as an institution without an LEI would not be required to obtain one for Call Report purposes. The agencies propose to implement the collection of LEIs on the Call Report cover page only from institutions that already have LEIs as of the September 30, 2016, report date. The LEI must be a currently issued, maintained, and valid LEI, not an LEI that has lapsed. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 5. Additional Preprinted Captions for Itemizing and Describing Components of Certain Items That Exceed Reporting Thresholds As mentioned above in Section III.B, institutions are required to itemize and describe each component of certain items in five Call Report schedules 21 Financial Stability Oversight Council 2015 Annual Report, page 14 (http://www.treasury.gov/ initiatives/fsoc/studies-reports/Documents/ 2015%20FSOC%20Annual%20Report.pdf). 22 FR Y–6, Annual Report of Holding Companies; FR Y–7, Annual Report of Foreign Banking Organizations; and FR Y–10, Report of Changes in Organizational Structure (OMB Control No. 7100– 0297). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 when the component exceeds both a specified percentage of the item and a specified dollar amount. To simplify and streamline the reporting of these components and thereby reduce reporting burden, preprinted captions have been provided for those components of each of these items that, based on the agencies’ review of the components previously reported for these items, institutions most frequently itemize and describe. When a preprinted caption is provided for a particular component of an item, an institution is not required to report the amount of that component when the amount falls below the applicable reporting thresholds. Based on the most recent review of the component descriptions manually entered by reporting institutions because preprinted captions were not available, the agencies stated in their September 2015 proposal that they were planning to add one new preprinted caption to Schedule RI–E, item 1, ‘‘Other noninterest income,’’ two new preprinted captions to Schedule RI–E, item 2, ‘‘Other noninterest expense,’’ and three new preprinted captions to Schedule RC–F, item 6, ‘‘All other assets.’’ 23 The introduction of these new preprinted captions is intended to simplify institutions’ compliance with the requirement to itemize and describe those components of these items that exceed the applicable reporting thresholds (which are being revised effective September 30, 2016, as described above in Section IV.B). The new preprinted caption for ‘‘Other noninterest income’’ is ‘‘Income and fees from wire transfers.’’ The two new preprinted captions for ‘‘Other noninterest expense’’ are ‘‘Other real estate owned expenses’’ and ‘‘Insurance expenses (not included in employee benefits, premises and fixed assets expenses, and other real estate owned expenses).’’ The three new preprinted captions for ‘‘All other assets’’ are ‘‘Computer software,’’ ‘‘Accounts receivable,’’ and ‘‘Receivables from foreclosed government-guaranteed mortgage loans.’’ Two banking organizations commented on the introduction of new preprinted captions, but raised no objection. The agencies propose to add the preprinted captions to the Call Report effective September 30, 2016. 23 The addition of one of the new preprinted captions to Schedule RC–F, item 6, is based on the expected usage of a component resulting from the FASB’s issuance of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014–14, ‘‘Classification of Certain Government-Guaranteed Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure,’’ that is or soon will be in effect for all institutions depending, in part, on their fiscal years. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Extraordinary Items In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015–01, ‘‘Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items.’’ This ASU eliminates the concept of extraordinary items from U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Until the effective date of this ASU, an entity was required under ASC Subtopic 225– 20, Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items (formerly Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30, ‘‘Reporting the Results of Operations’’), to separately classify, present, and disclose extraordinary events and transactions. An event or transaction was presumed to be an ordinary and usual activity of the reporting entity unless evidence clearly supports its classification as an extraordinary item. For Call Report purposes, if an event or transaction met the criteria for extraordinary classification, an institution had to segregate the extraordinary item from the results of its ordinary operations and report the extraordinary item in its income statement in Schedule RI, item 11, ‘‘Extraordinary items and other adjustments, net of income taxes.’’ ASU 2015–01 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. Thus, for example, an institution with a calendar year fiscal year had to begin applying the ASU in its Call Report for March 31, 2016, unless it chose to early adopt the ASU. After an institution adopts ASU 2015– 01, any event or transaction that would have met the criteria for extraordinary classification before the adoption of the ASU should be reported in Schedule RI, item 5.l, ‘‘Other noninterest income,’’ or item 7.d, ‘‘Other noninterest expense,’’ as appropriate, unless the event or transaction would otherwise be reportable in another item of Schedule RI. Consistent with the elimination of the concept of extraordinary items in ASU 2015–01, the agencies stated in the September 2015 proposal that they planned to revise the instructions for Schedule RI, item 11,24 and remove the term ‘‘extraordinary items’’ from and revise the captions for Schedule RI, item 8, ‘‘Income (loss) before income taxes and extraordinary items and other adjustments,’’ item 10, ‘‘Income (loss) before extraordinary items and other 24 The outdated reference to the reporting of the cumulative effect of certain changes in accounting principles in the instructions for item 11, which is inconsistent with the guidance in the Call Report Glossary entry for ‘‘Accounting Changes,’’ would be deleted from the instructions. E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices adjustments,’’ and item 11, as well as Schedule RI–E, item 3, ‘‘Extraordinary items and other adjustments and applicable income tax effect.’’ 25 As an interim measure because ASU 2015–01 is already in effect for most institutions, a footnote was added to item 11 on Schedule RI and item 3 on Schedule RI–E on the Call Report forms for March 31, 2016, addressing the elimination of the concept of extraordinary items. The footnote explains that the captions will be revised at a later date and only the results of discontinued operations should be reported in these two items. The agencies received no comments on the planned changes related to extraordinary items. Accordingly, effective September 30, 2016, the captions for Schedule RI, items 8, 10, and 11, would be revised to say ‘‘Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations,’’ ‘‘Income (loss) before discontinued operations,’’ and ‘‘Discontinued operations, net of applicable income taxes,’’ respectively. Similarly, the caption for Schedule RI– E, item 3, would be revised to say, ‘‘Discontinued operations and applicable income tax effect.’’ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES E. New and Revised Data Items of Limited Applicability 1. Changes to Schedule RC–Q, Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis Schedule RC–Q is completed by institutions that had total assets of $500 million or more as of the beginning of their fiscal year and by smaller institutions that either are required to complete Schedule RC–D, Trading Assets and Liabilities, or have elected to report financial instruments or servicing assets and liabilities at fair value under a fair value option. Institutions that complete Schedule RC–Q are currently required to treat securities they have elected to report at fair value under a fair value option as part of their trading securities. As a consequence, institutions include fair value information for their fair value option securities, if any, in Schedule RC–Q two times: First, as part of the fair value information they report for their ‘‘Other trading assets’’ in item 5.b of the schedule, and then on a standalone basis in item 5.b.(1), ‘‘Nontrading securities at fair value with changes in fair value reported in current earnings.’’ This reporting treatment flows from the existing provision of the Glossary entry for ‘‘Trading Account’’ that, as discussed in Section III.C.2, requires an 25 Items 3.c.(1) and (2) also would be removed from Schedule RI–E. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 institution that has elected to report securities at fair value under a fair value option to classify the securities as trading securities. However, as discussed above, the agencies proposed in their September 2015 proposal to remove this requirement, which would have permitted an institution to classify fair value option securities as held-tomaturity, available-for-sale, or trading securities. In its current form, Schedule RC–Q contains an item for available-for-sale securities along with the items identified above for ‘‘Other trading assets,’’ which includes securities designated as trading securities, and ‘‘Nontrading securities at fair value with changes in fair value reported in current earnings.’’ However, given the existing instructional requirements for fair value option securities, Schedule RC–Q does not include an item for reporting heldto-maturity securities because only securities reported at amortized cost are included in this category of securities. By proposing to remove the requirement to report fair value option securities as trading securities, as discussed in Section III.C.2, the agencies also proposed in their September 2015 proposal to eliminate item 5.b.(1) of Schedule RC–Q for nontrading securities accounted for under a fair value option and add a new item to Schedule RC–Q to capture data on ‘‘Held-to-maturity securities’’ to which a fair value option is applied. In addition, at present, institutions that have elected to measure loans (not held for trading) at fair value under a fair value option are required to report the fair value and unpaid principal balance of such loans in Memorandum items 10 and 11 of Schedule RC–C, Part I, Loans and Leases. Because Schedule RC–C, Part I, must be completed by all institutions, Memorandum items 10 and 11 also must be completed by all institutions although only a nominal number of institutions with less than $500 million in assets have disclosed reportable amounts for any of the categories of fair value option loans reported in the subitems of these two Memorandum items. Accordingly, to mitigate some of the reporting burden associated with Schedule RC–C, Part I, the agencies proposed to move Memorandum items 10 and 11 on the fair value and unpaid principal balance of fair value option loans from Schedule RC–C, Part I, to Schedule RC–Q and to designate them as Memorandum items 3 and 4. The agencies received comments from two bankers’ associations seeking further clarification of the proposed reporting of held-to-maturity securities, PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45367 available-for-sale securities, and securities for which a trading measurement classification has been elected in Schedule RC–Q. As stated above in Section III.C.2, the agencies reconsidered, and decided not to implement, the proposed instructional revision that would no longer have required an institution to classify fair value option securities as trading securities. Based on this decision, the agencies also will not implement the proposed elimination of the existing Schedule RC–Q item for nontrading securities accounted for under a fair value option and their proposed addition to the schedule of a new item for held-to-maturity securities. The agencies received no comments on the proposal to move the Memorandum items in Schedule RC–C, Part I, on the fair value and unpaid principal balance of fair value option loans to Schedule RC–Q, where they would be designated as Memorandum items 3 and 4. Therefore, the agencies propose to proceed with this change effective March 31, 2017. 2. Revisions to the Reporting of the Impact on Trading Revenues of Changes in Credit and Debit Valuation Adjustments by Institutions With Total Assets of $100 Billion or More Institutions that reported average trading assets of $2 million or more for any quarter of the preceding calendar year must report a breakdown of their trading revenue (as reported in Schedule RI, item 5.c) by underlying risk exposure in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 8.a though 8.e. The five types of risk exposure are interest rate, foreign exchange, equity security and index, credit, and commodity and other. Institutions required to provide this five-way breakdown of their trading revenue that have $100 billion or more in total assets must also report the ‘‘Impact on trading revenue of changes in the creditworthiness of the bank’s derivative counterparties on the bank’s derivative assets’’ and the ‘‘Impact on trading revenue of changes in the creditworthiness of the bank on the bank’s derivative liabilities’’ in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g, respectively. Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g were intended to capture the amounts included in trading revenue that resulted from calendar year-to-date changes in the reporting institution’s credit valuation adjustments (CVA) and debit valuation adjustments (DVA). The agencies have found inconsistent reporting of CVAs and DVAs by the institutions completing Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g of Schedule RI, which E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45368 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices affects the analysis of reported trading revenues. For example, some institutions report CVAs and DVAs in these two items on a gross basis while other institutions report these adjustments on a net (of hedging) basis. Consistent reporting of the impact on trading revenue from year-to-date changes in CVAs and DVAs is necessary to ensure the accuracy of the data available to examiners for planning and conducting safety and soundness examinations of institutions’ trading activities and to the agencies for their analyses of derivatives and trading activities, and changes therein, at the industry and institution level. To enhance the quality of the trading revenue information reported by the largest institutions in the United States, promote consistency across institutions in the reporting of CVAs and DVAs, enable examiners to make more informed judgments about institutions’ effectiveness in managing CVA and DVA risks, and provide a more complete picture of reported trading revenue, the agencies proposed in their September 2015 proposal to replace existing Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g of Schedule RI with a tabular set of data items. As proposed by the agencies, institutions meeting the criteria for completing Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g would begin to separately present their gross CVAs and DVAs (Memorandum items 8.f.(1) and 8.g.(1)) and any related CVA and DVA hedging results (Memorandum items 8.f.(2) and 8.g.(2)) in the table by type of underlying risk exposure (columns A through E). These institutions also would report their gross trading revenue by type of underlying risk exposure before including positive or negative net CVAs and net DVAs in columns A through E of a proposed new Memorandum item 8.h, ‘‘Gross trading revenue.’’ For purposes of this proposed tabular set of data items, the September 2015 proposal would have required CVA and DVA amounts, as well as their hedges, to be allocated to the type of underlying risk exposure (e.g., interest rates, foreign exchange, and equity) that gives rise to the CVA and the DVA. In proposing that certain institutions with assets of $100 billion or more report expanded information on the impact on trading revenues of changes in CVAs and DVAs, related hedging results, and gross trading revenues, the agencies requested comment on the availability of these data by type of underlying risk exposure. The agencies received comments on this trading revenue proposal from one consulting firm and two bankers’ associations. The consulting firm VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 welcomed the proposal. The bankers’ associations commented that the agencies’ proposed approach for reporting the impact on trading revenues of changes in CVAs and DVAs differs from how many banks currently report their CVAs and DVAs. As a result, these banks ‘‘do not currently have the capability to calculate this information by type of underlying risk exposures.’’ The associations stated that building and testing the systems and processes necessary to enable banks to report the trading revenue information in the manner proposed by the agencies would require a delay in the implementation date of not less than one year beyond the effective date proposed by the agencies for the initial reporting of this information. The associations also requested that the agencies provide greater clarity and specificity in the instructions for the proposed expansion of trading revenue information by type of underlying risk exposure. To address the bankers’ associations’ comments, the agencies have revised their proposal to eliminate the reporting by type of underlying risk exposure. As revised, institutions required to complete Schedule RI, Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g (i.e., institutions that reported average trading assets of $2 million or more for any quarter of the preceding calendar year and have $100 billion or more in total assets), would separately present the year-to-date changes in gross CVAs and DVAs in new Memorandum items 8.f.(1) and 8.g.(1), respectively, and any related year-to-date CVA and DVA hedging results in Memorandum items 8.f.(2) and 8.g.(2), respectively. The instructions for these items would explain that when CVA and DVA are components in a bilateral valuation adjustment calculation for a derivatives counterparty, the year-to-date change in the gross CVA component and the gross DVA component for that counterparty should be reported in items 8.f.(1) and 8.g.(1), respectively. Institutions required to complete Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g also would report as ‘‘Gross trading revenue’’ in new Memorandum item 8.h the yearto-date results of their trading activities before the impact of any year-to-date changes in valuation adjustments, including, but not limited to, CVA and DVA. The amount reported as gross trading revenue in Memorandum item 8.h plus or minus all year-to-date changes in valuation adjustments should equal Schedule RI, item 5.c, ‘‘Trading revenue.’’ The agencies propose to implement Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g and new PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Memorandum item 8.h of Schedule RI, as revised in response to comments received, in the Call Report for March 31, 2017. 3. Dually Payable Deposits in Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks Under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act), deposit obligations carried on the books and records of foreign branches of U.S. banks are not considered deposits, unless the funds are payable both in the foreign branch and at an office of the bank in the United States (that is, they are dually payable). In September 2013, the FDIC issued a final rule amending its deposit insurance regulations to clarify that deposits carried on the books and records of a foreign branch of a U.S. bank are not insured deposits even if they are made payable both at that branch and at an office of the bank in any state of the United States.26 In addition, the final rule provides an exception for Overseas Military Banking Facilities operated under Department of Defense regulations. The final rule does not affect the ability of a U.S. bank to make a foreign deposit dually payable. Should a bank do so, its foreign branch deposits would be treated as deposit liabilities under the FDI Act’s depositor preference regime in the same way as, and on an equal footing with, domestic uninsured deposits. In general, ‘‘depositor preference’’ refers to a resolution distribution regime in which the claims of depositors have priority over (that is, are satisfied before) the claims of general unsecured creditors. Thus, if deposits held in foreign branches of U.S. banks located outside the United States are made dually payable, that is, made payable at both the foreign office and a branch of the bank located in the United States, the holders of such deposits would receive depositor preference in the event of the U.S. bank’s failure. To enable the FDIC to monitor the volume and trend of dually payable deposits in the foreign branches of U.S. banks, the agencies proposed to add a new Memorandum item 2 to Schedule RC–E, Part II, Deposits in Foreign Offices, on the FFIEC 031 Call Report. The FFIEC 031 is applicable only to banks with foreign offices. The proposed new information on the amount of dually payable deposits at foreign branches of U.S. banks would enable the FDIC to determine, as required by statute, the least costly method of resolving a particular bank if it fails and the potential loss to the Deposit Insurance Fund. This requires 26 See E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 78 FR 56583 (September 13, 2013). 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices the FDIC to plan for the distribution of the proceeds from the liquidation of the failed bank’s assets, including consideration not only of insured deposits, but also other deposit liabilities for purposes of depositor preference, such as domestic uninsured deposits and dually payable deposits in foreign branches of the particular U.S. bank, which take priority over general unsecured liabilities. The agencies received no comments on the proposed reporting of dually payable deposits at foreign branches of U.S. banks. The collection of this data item would be implemented as of September 30, 2016, but it would be added to the FFIEC 031 Call Report as Memorandum item 4 of Schedule RC–O, Other Data for Deposit Insurance and FICO Assessments, rather than as Memorandum item 2 of Schedule RC–E, Part II. 4. Revisions To Implement the Supplementary Leverage Ratio for Advanced Approaches Institutions jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Schedule RC–R, Part I, Regulatory Capital Components and Ratios, item 45, applies to the reporting of the supplementary leverage ratio (SLR) by advanced approaches institutions.27 In the sample Call Report forms and the Call Report instruction book for report dates before March 31, 2015, the caption for item 45 and the instructions for this item both indicated that, effective for report dates on or after January 1, 2015, advanced approaches institutions should begin to report their SLR in the Call Report as calculated for purposes of Schedule A, item 98, of the FFIEC 101, Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework.28 However, the agencies suspended the collection of Schedule RC–R, Part I, item 45, before it took effect March 31, 2015, due to amendments to the SLR 27 In general, an advanced approaches institution (i) has consolidated total assets (excluding assets held by an insurance underwriting subsidiary) on its most recent year-end regulatory report equal to $250 billion or more; (ii) has consolidated total onbalance sheet foreign exposure on its most recent year-end regulatory report equal to $10 billion or more (excluding exposures held by an insurance underwriting subsidiary); (iii) is a subsidiary of a depository institution that uses the advanced approaches to calculate its total risk-weighted assets; (iv) is a subsidiary of a bank holding company or savings and loan holding company that uses the advanced approaches to calculate its total risk-weighted assets; or (v) elects to use the advanced approaches to calculate its total riskweighted assets. 28 OMB control numbers for the FFIEC 101: For the OCC, 1557–0239; for the Board, 7100–0319; and for the FDIC, 3064–0159. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 rule 29 and the need for updates to the associated SLR data collection in the FFIEC 101. In July 2015, the agencies finalized the most recent revisions to the SLR rule, which requires all advanced approaches institutions to disclose three items: The numerator of the SLR (Tier 1 capital, which is already reported in Call Report Schedule RC–R), the denominator of the SLR (total leverage exposure), and the ratio itself.30 As part of the proposed revisions to the FFIEC 101, the SLR section of the FFIEC 101 will apply only to top-tier advanced approaches institutions (generally, bank and savings and loan holding companies), and not to their subsidiary depository institutions.31 Therefore, lower tier advanced approaches depository institutions generally will not report SLR data in the FFIEC 101, but will need to do so in the Call Report, which would satisfy the SLR disclosure requirement in the revised SLR rule.32 Thus, the agencies proposed to add a new item 45.a to Schedule RC–R, Part I, in which an advanced approaches depository institution (regardless of parallel run status) would report total leverage exposure as calculated under the agencies’ SLR rule. The agencies also proposed to renumber current item 45 of Schedule RC–R, Part I, as item 45.b, to collect an institution’s SLR. The ratio to be reported in item 45.b would equal Tier 1 capital reported on Schedule RC–R, Part I, item 26, divided by total leverage exposure reported in proposed item 45.a. Renumbered item 45.b would no longer reference the FFIEC 101 because lower tier depository institutions would no longer be calculating or reporting their SLRs in the FFIEC 101. The agencies received one comment from a consulting firm that welcomed the reinstatement of SLR information in the Call Report. The reporting of SLR information in items 45.a and 45.b of Call Report Schedule RC–R would take effect September 30, 2016. 29 See 79 FR 57725 (September 26, 2014). The amendments to the SLR rule took effect January 1, 2015. 30 See 80 FR 41409 (July 15, 2015). The disclosure requirement is set forth in the agencies’ regulatory capital rules (12 CFR 3.172 (OCC); 12 CFR 217.172 (Board), and 12 CFR 324.172 (FDIC)). 31 See 81 FR 22702 (April 18, 2016) as corrected in 81 FR 24940 (April 27, 2016). 32 Because certain depository institutions are exempt from filing the FFIEC 101, but must still report their SLR numerator, denominator, and ratio, the agencies proposed the depository institutionlevel collection of SLR data in the Call Report rather than in the FFIEC 101. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45369 IV. Summary of the Effective Dates for the Proposed Revisions The list below summarizes the effective dates for each of the Call Report changes included in the agencies’ September 2015 proposal (and an additional instructional revision proposed by a banking organization) as discussed above in the preceding section of this notice. The following proposed Call Report revisions would take effect September 30, 2016: • Deletions of certain existing data items pertaining to troubled debt restructurings from Schedules RC–C, Part I, and RC–N; loans covered by FDIC loss-sharing agreements from Schedules RC–M and RC–N; and unused commitments to asset-backed commercial paper conduits with an original maturity of one year or less in Schedule RC–R, Part II; • Increases in existing reporting thresholds for certain data items in Schedules RI–E, RC–D, RC–F, RC–G, and RC–Q and the establishment of a reporting threshold for certain data items in Schedule RC–S; • An instructional revision addressing the reporting of the custodial bank deduction in Schedule RC–O; • New and revised data items and information of general applicability, including: Æ Adding contact information for the reporting institution’s Chief Executive Officer; Æ Reporting the Legal Entity Identifier for the reporting institution (on the Call Report cover page) if the institution already has one; Æ Creating additional preprinted captions for itemizing and describing components of certain items that exceed reporting thresholds in Schedules RC–F and RI–E; and Æ Eliminating the concept of extraordinary items and revising affected data items in Schedules RI and RI–E; and • New and revised data items of limited applicability, including: Æ Adding a new item on ‘‘dually payable’’ deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks to Schedule RC–O on the FFIEC 031 report; and Æ Revising the information reported about the supplementary leverage ratio by advanced approaches institutions in Schedule RC–R, Part I. The following proposed Call Report revisions would take effect March 31, 2017: • Deletions of certain existing data items pertaining to other-thantemporary impairments from Schedule RI; E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 45370 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2016 / Notices • An instructional revision addressing the reporting of net gains (losses) and other-than-temporary impairments on equity securities that do not have readily determinable fair values on the Call Report income statement; • New and revised data items of general applicability, including: Æ Increasing the time deposit size threshold used to report certain deposit information from $100,000 to $250,000 in Schedules RC–E, RI, and RC–K; Æ Revising the statements used to describe the level of external auditing work performed for the reporting institution during the preceding year in Schedule RC; and • New and revised data items of limited applicability, including: Æ Moving the existing Memorandum items for the fair value and unpaid principal balance of loans (not held for trading) measured under a fair value option from Schedule RC–C, Part I, to Schedule RC–Q; and Æ Revising the information reported in Schedule RI by certain institutions with total assets of $100 billion or more on the impact on trading revenues of changes in credit and debit valuation adjustments and adding a new item for gross trading revenue. The agencies are not proceeding with the following elements of the September 2015 proposal: • Proposed instructional clarifications addressing the reporting of securities for which a fair value option is elected for measurement purposes on the Call Report balance sheet and the reporting of home equity lines of credit that convert from revolving to nonrevolving status in Schedule RC–C, Part I, and certain other schedules; and • Revisions to the reporting of certain securities measured under a fair value option in Schedule RC–Q. For the September 30, 2016, and March 31, 2017, report dates, as applicable, institutions may provide reasonable estimates for any new or revised Call Report data item initially required to be reported as of that date for which the requested information is not readily available. The specific wording of the captions for the new or revised Call Report data items discussed in this notice and the numbering of these data items should be regarded as preliminary. V. Request for Comment Public comment is requested on all aspects of this joint notice. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed revisions to the collections of information that are the subject of this notice are necessary VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:08 Jul 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 for the proper performance of the agencies’ functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agencies’ estimates of the burden of the information collections as they are proposed to be revised, 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 collections 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. Comments submitted in response to this joint notice will be shared among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: July 7, 2016. Karen Solomon, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Dated: July 1, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dated at Washington, DC, this 5th day of July 2016. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2016–16533 Filed 7–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P; 6210–01–P; 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments regulations governing practice before the Internal Revenue. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments should be received on or before September 12, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Tuawana Pinkston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6526, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulation should be directed to Allan Hopkins at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet at Allan.M.Hopkins@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations Governing Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service. OMB Number: 1545–1726. Regulation Project Number: REG– 111835–00. Abstract: These regulations affect individuals who are eligible to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. These regulations also authorize the Director of Practice to act upon applications for enrollment to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. The Director of Practice will use certain information to ensure that: (1) Enrolled agents properly complete continuing education requirements to obtain renewal; (2) practitioners properly obtain consent of taxpayers before representing conflicting interests; (3) practitioners do not use e-commerce to make misleading solicitations. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 718,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours, 28 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,777,125. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All DATES: E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Joint Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; 
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); and Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Notice of information collections to be submitted to Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the ``agencies'') may 
not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond 
to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
control number. On September 18, 2015, the agencies, under the auspices 
of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), 
requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal for the revision and 
extension of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call 
Report), which are currently approved collections of information. The 
proposal included deletions of certain existing data items, revisions 
of certain reporting thresholds and certain existing data items, the 
addition of certain new data items, and certain instructional 
revisions. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below, 
after considering the comments received on the proposal, the FFIEC and 
the agencies will proceed with most of the reporting revisions proposed 
in September 2015, with some modifications, and the FFIEC and the 
agencies are not proceeding with certain elements of the proposal. An 
additional revision to the instructions proposed by a commenter also 
would be implemented. These proposed reporting changes would take 
effect as of the September 30, 2016, or the March 31, 2017, report 
date, depending on the nature of the proposed reporting change.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to 
any or all of the agencies. All comments, which should refer to the OMB 
control number(s), will be shared among the agencies.
    OCC: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC 
is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by 
email, if possible, to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. Alternatively, comments 
may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office 
of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention ``1557-0081, FFIEC 031 
and 041,'' 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-11, 
Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 
465-4326.
    You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 
7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC 
requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may 
do so by calling (202) 649-6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of 
hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required 
to present valid government-issued photo identification and submit to 
security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.
    All comments received, including attachments and other supporting 
materials, are part of the public record and subject to public 
disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or 
supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate 
for public disclosure.
    Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FFIEC 031 
and FFIEC 041,'' by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include the 
reporting form numbers 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 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.
    FDIC: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FFIEC 031 
and FFIEC 041,'' by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the FDIC's 
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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: comments@FDIC.gov. Include ``FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 
041'' in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Manuel E. Cabeza, Counsel, Attn: Comments, Room MB-
3105, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20429.
     Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand delivered to the guard 
station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F 
Street) on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
    Public Inspection: All comments received will be posted without 
change to http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/ including any 
personal information provided. Paper copies of public comments may be 
requested from the FDIC Public Information Center by telephone at (877) 
275-3342 or (703) 562-2200.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB desk officer for the agencies by mail to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New 
Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20503; by fax to (202) 395-6974; or by email to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the 
proposed revisions to the Call Report discussed in this notice, please 
contact any of the agency staff whose names appear below. In addition, 
copies of the Call Report forms can be obtained at the FFIEC's Web site 
(http://www.ffiec.gov/ffiec_report_forms.htm).
    OCC: Kevin Korzeniewski, Senior Attorney, (202) 649-5490, or for 
persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597, 
Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the 
Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.
    Board: Nuha Elmaghrabi, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer, 
(202) 452-3829, Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets NW., Washington, DC 
20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may call 
(202) 263-4869.
    FDIC: Manuel E. Cabeza, Counsel, (202) 898-3767, Legal Division, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20429.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agencies are proposing to revise and 
extend for three years the Call Report, which is currently an approved 
collection of information for each agency.
    Report Title: Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call 
Report).
    Form Number: FFIEC 031 (for banks and savings associations with 
domestic and foreign offices) and FFIEC 041 (for banks and savings 
associations with domestic offices only).
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

OCC

    OMB Control No.: 1557-0081.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,412 national banks and federal 
savings associations.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 59.36 burden hours per 
quarter to file.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 335,265 burden hours to file.

Board

    OMB Control No.: 7100-0036.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 839 state member banks.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 59.89 burden hours per 
quarter to file.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 200,991 burden hours to file.

FDIC

    OMB Control No.: 3064-0052.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,891 insured state nonmember 
banks and state savings associations.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 44.55 burden hours per 
quarter to file.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 693,376 burden hours to file.
    The estimated burden per response for the quarterly filings of the 
Call Report is an average that varies by agency because of differences 
in the composition of the institutions under each agency's supervision 
(e.g., size distribution of institutions, types of activities in which 
they are engaged, and existence of foreign offices). The average 
reporting burden for the filing of the Call Report as it is proposed to 
be revised is estimated to range from 20 to 775 hours per quarter, 
depending on an individual institution's circumstances.
    Type of Review: Revision and extension of currently approved 
collections.

General Description of Reports

    These information collections are mandatory: 12 U.S.C. 161 (for 
national banks), 12 U.S.C. 324 (for state member banks), 12 U.S.C. 1817 
(for insured state nonmember commercial and savings banks), and 12 
U.S.C. 1464 (for federal and state savings associations). At present, 
except for selected data items, these information collections are not 
given confidential treatment.

Abstract

    Institutions submit Call Report data to the agencies each quarter 
for the agencies' use in monitoring the condition, performance, and 
risk profile of individual institutions and the industry as a whole. 
Call Report data serve a regulatory or public policy purpose by 
assisting the agencies in fulfilling their missions of ensuring the 
safety and soundness of financial institutions and the financial system 
and the protection of consumer financial rights, as well as agency-
specific missions affecting national and state-chartered institutions, 
e.g., monetary policy, financial stability, and deposit insurance. Call 
Reports are the source of the most current statistical data available 
for identifying areas of focus for on-site and off-site examinations. 
The agencies use Call Report data in evaluating institutions' corporate 
applications, including, in particular, interstate merger and 
acquisition applications for which, as required by law, the agencies 
must determine whether the resulting institution would control more 
than ten percent of the total amount of deposits of insured depository 
institutions in the United States. Call Report data also are used to 
calculate institutions' deposit insurance and Financing Corporation 
assessments and national banks' and federal savings associations' 
semiannual assessment fees.

Current Actions

I. Introduction

    On September 18, 2015, the agencies requested comment on various 
proposed revisions to the Call Report requirements (September 2015 
proposal).\1\ These proposed revisions included a number of burden-
reducing changes and certain other Call Report revisions identified 
during the agencies' most recently completed statutorily mandated 
review of the information collected in the Call Report.\2\ The 
agencies' proposal also incorporated certain additional burden-reducing 
Call Report changes identified after the completion of the statutory 
review. Furthermore, the proposal included several new and revised Call 
Report data items, some of which would have a limited impact on 
community institutions. Certain instructional clarifications also were 
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proposal. The comment period for the proposal ended on November 17, 
2015.
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    \1\ See 80 FR 56539 (September 18, 2015).
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    As originally proposed in September 2015, the Call Report revisions 
were targeted for implementation in December 2015 or March 2016, 
depending on the nature of the proposed revision. Based on comments 
received on the proposal and other factors, the FFIEC announced on 
December 3, 2015, that the effective date of those Call Report 
revisions with a proposed effective date of December 31, 2015, had been 
deferred until no earlier than March 31, 2016.\3\ On January 8, 2016, 
the agencies notified reporting institutions that the effective date 
for all of the proposed Call Report changes had been deferred until no 
earlier than September 30, 2016.\4\
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    \3\ See Financial Institution Letter (FIL) 57-2015, December 3, 
2015, at https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2015/fil15057.html.
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    General comments on the September 2015 notice are summarized in 
Section II below. Section III of this notice discusses each proposed 
revision, the related comments received (if any), the disposition of 
these comments, and the agencies' decision on each proposed 
revision.\5\ The effective dates for the Call Report revisions the 
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    The agencies' September 2015 proposal also described the formal 
initiative the FFIEC launched in December 2014 to identify potential 
opportunities to reduce burden associated with Call Report requirements 
for community banks. The FFIEC's initiative, which responds to industry 
concerns about the cost and burden arising from the Call Report, 
comprises actions by the FFIEC and the agencies in the following five 
areas:
     The publication of the September 2015 Call Report 
proposal, which requested comment on a number of proposed burden-
reducing changes and certain other proposed Call Report revisions.
     The acceleration of the start of the agencies' next 
statutorily mandated review of the existing Call Report data items, 
which otherwise would have commenced in 2017.
     Consideration of the feasibility and merits of creating a 
less burdensome version of the quarterly Call Report for institutions 
that meet certain criteria.
     Obtaining, through industry dialogue, a better 
understanding of the aspects of institutions' Call Report preparation 
process that are significant sources of reporting burden, including 
where manual intervention by an institution's staff is necessary to 
report particular information.
     Offering periodic training to bankers via teleconferences 
and webinars that would explain upcoming reporting changes and could 
also provide guidance on areas of the Call Report bankers find 
challenging to complete.

II. Comments Received on the September 2015 Proposal

    The agencies collectively received comments on the September 2015 
proposal from 13 entities: Seven banking organizations, four bankers' 
associations, and two consulting firms. Comments on the specific Call 
Report revisions in that proposal are discussed in Section III below. 
In addition, two banking organizations commented about the burden 
imposed on them by the Call Report. Furthermore, all four bankers' 
associations and one consulting firm specifically addressed the 
community bank Call Report burden-reduction initiative described in the 
September 2015 proposal, expressing support for this initiative and 
encouraging the FFIEC and the agencies to pursue the development of a 
small bank Call Report. One other banking organization provided its 
recommendation for reducing the information collected in the Call 
Report, but did not refer to the burden-reduction initiative.
    For example, one bankers' association described the FFIEC's formal 
initiative as ``the right answer'' for addressing the increased 
regulatory burden of the Call Report and commended the FFIEC for its 
consideration of a less burdensome Call Report for community banks. 
Another bankers' association welcomed the agencies' Call Report 
streamlining efforts and sought prompt implementation of measures to 
reduce regulatory burden. The two other bankers' associations commented 
favorably on the FFIEC's recognition of the reporting burden imposed by 
the Call Report and encouraged the FFIEC to create a less burdensome 
Call Report for smaller institutions. They also recommended that the 
Call Report could be streamlined for smaller institutions because they 
typically do not engage in many of the activities about which data must 
be reported in the Call Report.
    The FFIEC's 2015 Annual Report describes the status of the actions 
being undertaken in the five areas within the community bank Call 
Report burden-reduction initiative as of year-end 2015.\6\ In this 
regard, the annual report notes that the FFIEC's Task Force on Reports 
(TFOR) ``reported to the Council in December 2015 on options for 
proceeding with a less burdensome Call Report for eligible institutions 
and other Call Report streamlining methods. The additional feedback 
about sources of Call Report burden and these options from the TFOR's 
community banker outreach activities in February 2016 will help inform 
a subsequent TFOR recommendation to the Council regarding a 
streamlining proposal for eligible small institutions that can be 
issued for industry comment in 2016.'' Thus, the agencies anticipate 
that they will publish a proposal later this year that will extend the 
burden-reducing changes to the Call Report beyond those included in the 
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    Two bankers' associations presented some additional recommendations 
to the FFIEC and the agencies in their comments on the September 2015 
proposal. These recommendations included establishing ``an industry 
advisory committee to provide the FFIEC with advice and guidance on 
issues related to FFIEC reports.'' As one of the actions under the 
burden-reduction initiative, the FFIEC and the agencies have committed 
to pursue industry dialogue regarding Call Report matters such as 
activities enabling the agencies to better understand the burdensome 
aspects of the Call Report. This is evidenced by community banker 
outreach activities with small groups of community bankers that were 
organized by two bankers' associations and conducted via conference 
call meetings in February 2016. The FFIEC and the agencies believe 
their existing dialogue with the industry, in addition to the 
opportunity for public participation in the Call Report revision 
process, allows ample avenues to provide input concerning revisions to 
FFIEC reports.
    The two associations also recommended that the FFIEC ``work to 
ensure other required regulatory reporting forms are updated 
simultaneously,'' which they further described as ensuring consistency 
between definitions and reporting treatments used in the Call Report 
and in other regulatory reports that institutions file.\7\ The agencies 
will seek to be more conscious of relationships between the Call Report 
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    Another recommendation from the two bankers' associations was for 
the FFIEC and the agencies to allow sufficient time for institutions to 
implement any reporting changes. They stated that the proposed 
effective dates in the September 2015 proposal would not provide 
sufficient time for implementing the reporting changes. One of the 
banking organizations expressed a similar concern. The two associations 
urged the FFIEC and the agencies to implement changes to non-income 
line items no earlier than a full quarter after the quarter in which 
the notice requesting OMB approval is published in the Federal 
Register. For data on income and quarterly averages, they suggested 
that such changes take effect at the beginning of a reporting year.
    In recognition of the impact of the September 2015 proposal on 
institutions from a systems standpoint, the agencies deferred the 
effective dates for the reporting changes in that proposal to no 
earlier than September 30, 2016, as mentioned above in Section I. As 
will be discussed below with respect to the implementation of the 
specific proposed Call Report changes that are the subject of this 
notice, the agencies have sought to set the effective dates for these 
changes in a manner consistent with the timing suggested by the two 
bankers' associations. To assist institutions in preparing for the 
reporting changes in this proposal, drafts of the reporting 
instructions for the new and revised Call Report items will be made 
available to institutions on the FFIEC's Web site when this Federal 
Register notice requesting OMB approval is published.

III. Discussion of Proposed Call Report Revisions

A. Deletions of Existing Data Items

    Based on the agencies' review of the information that institutions 
are required to report in the Call Report, the agencies determined that 
the continued collection of the following items is no longer necessary 
and proposed to eliminate them:
    (1) Schedule RI, Income Statement: Memorandum items 14.a and 14.b, 
on other-than-temporary impairments; \8\
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    (2) Schedule RC-C, Part I, Loans and Leases: Memorandum items 
1.f.(2), 1.f.(5), and 1.f.(6) (and 1.f.(7) on the FFIEC 031), on 
troubled debt restructurings in certain loan categories that are in 
compliance with their modified terms;
    (3) Schedule RC-N, Past Due and Nonaccrual Loans, Leases, and Other 
Assets: Memorandum items 1.f.(2), 1.f.(5), and 1.f.(6) (and 1.f.(7) on 
the FFIEC 031), on troubled debt restructurings in certain loan 
categories that are 30 days or more past due or on nonaccrual;
    (4) Schedule RC-M, Memoranda: Items 13.a.(5)(a) through (d) (and 
(e) on the FFIEC 031), on loans in certain loan categories that are 
covered by FDIC loss-sharing agreements; and
    (5) Schedule RC-N: Items 11.e.(1) through (4) (and (5) on the FFIEC 
031), on loans in certain loan categories that are covered by FDIC 
loss-sharing agreements and are 30 days or more past due or on 
nonaccrual.
    In addition, the agencies proposed to eliminate Schedule RC-R, Part 
II, Risk-Weighted Assets, item 18.b, on unused commitments to asset-
backed commercial paper conduits with an original maturity of one year 
or less. Because the Schedule RC-R instructions state that such 
commitments should be reported in item 10 as off-balance sheet 
securitization exposures, item 18.b is not needed. Upon the elimination 
of item 18.b, existing item 18.c of Schedule RC-R, Part II, for unused 
commitments with an original maturity exceeding one year would be 
renumbered as item 18.b.
    The agencies received comments from two consulting firms and one 
banking organization regarding these proposed deletions. The banking 
organization stated that these revisions would have no impact on its 
reporting. One consulting firm agreed with all of the proposed 
deletions except the one involving information on other-than-temporary 
impairment (OTTI) losses in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 14.a and 
14.b. The firm believes the deletion of the two OTTI items will 
eliminate important information about the performance of institutions' 
securities portfolios and how they recognize OTTI. While the agencies 
acknowledge that this proposal would result in the loss of information 
on the total year-to-date amount of OTTI losses and the portion of 
these losses recognized in other comprehensive income, institutions 
would continue to report the portion of OTTI losses recognized in 
earnings. It is this portion of OTTI losses that is of greatest 
interest and concern to the agencies. Because some or all of each OTTI 
loss must be recognized in earnings, when an institution reports a 
substantial amount of OTTI losses in earnings, it is this item that 
serves as a red flag for further supervisory follow-up by an 
institution's primary federal regulator (or, if applicable, its state 
supervisor). Additionally, the portion of OTTI losses that passes 
through other comprehensive income and accumulates in other 
comprehensive income is excluded from regulatory capital for the vast 
majority of institutions.
    One consulting firm expressed concern about the proposed deletion 
of Memorandum items on troubled debt restructurings in certain loan 
categories in Schedules RC-C, Part I, and RC-N. This firm stated that 
this information is important for understanding the specific nature of 
troubled loans relative to restructured loans and suggested that the 
loan categories being deleted may need to be added back to the Call 
Report if there is a significant economic downturn. The agencies note 
that each of the loan categories proposed for deletion is a subset of 
the larger loan category ``All other loans,'' which institutions would 
continue to report. Furthermore, the amount of troubled debt 
restructurings in each of these subset categories is reported only when 
it exceeds 10 percent of the total amount of troubled debt 
restructurings in compliance with their modified terms (Schedule RC-C, 
Part I) or not in compliance with their modified terms (Schedule RC-N), 
as appropriate. Thus, the total amount of an institution's troubled 
debt restructurings, both those in compliance with their modified terms 
and those that are not, would continue to be reported.
    After considering these comments, all of the items proposed for 
deletion would be removed from the Call Report effective September 30, 
2016, except for the deletion relating to other-than-temporary 
impairments, which would take effect March 31, 2017.

B. New Reporting Threshold and Increases in Existing Reporting 
Thresholds

    In five Call Report schedules, institutions are currently required 
to itemize and describe each component of an existing item when the 
component exceeds both a specified percentage of the item and a 
specified dollar amount.\9\ Based on a preliminary evaluation of the 
existing reporting thresholds, the agencies concluded that the dollar 
portion of the thresholds that currently apply to these items can be 
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provide a reduction in reporting burden without a loss of data that 
would be necessary for supervisory or other public policy purposes. The 
percentage portion of the existing thresholds would not be changed. 
Accordingly, the agencies proposed to raise from $25,000 to $100,000 
the dollar portion of the threshold for itemizing and describing 
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    \9\ The data items for which components in excess of specified 
reporting thresholds are required to be itemized and described are 
included in Schedule RI-E, Explanations; Schedule RC-D, Trading 
Assets and Liabilities; Schedule RC-F, Other Assets; Schedule RC-G, 
Other Liabilities; and Schedule RC-Q, Assets and Liabilities 
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    (1) Schedule RI-E, item 1, ``Other noninterest income;''
    (2) Schedule RI-E, item 2, ``Other noninterest expense;''
    (3) Schedule RC-F, item 6, ``All other assets;''
    (4) Schedule RC-G, item 4, ``All other liabilities;''
    (5) Schedule RC-Q, Memorandum item 1, ``All other assets;'' and
    (6) Schedule RC-Q, Memorandum item 2, ``All other liabilities.''
    The agencies also proposed to raise from $25,000 to $1,000,000 the 
dollar portion of the threshold for itemizing and describing components 
of ``Other trading assets'' and ``Other trading liabilities'' in 
Schedule RC-D, Memorandum items 9 and 10.
    In addition, because institutions with less than $1 billion in 
total assets typically do not provide support for asset-backed 
commercial paper conduits, the agencies proposed to exempt such 
institutions from completing Schedule RC-S, Servicing, Securitization, 
and Asset Sale Activities, Memorandum items 3.a.(1), 3.a.(2), 3.b.(1), 
and 3.b.(2), on credit enhancements and unused liquidity commitments 
provided to asset-backed commercial paper conduits.
    The agencies received comments from two bankers' associations, two 
consulting firms, and two banking organizations regarding the proposed 
changes involving reporting thresholds. One banking organization 
supported the higher thresholds, stating that raising the thresholds 
would reduce reporting burden, but the other said that this change 
would not have an impact on its reporting. The two bankers' 
associations expressed support for the targeted approach to increasing 
the reporting thresholds, but observed that an increase from $25,000 to 
$100,000 for six items would do little to reduce reporting burden for 
most institutions. The associations recommended that the FFIEC consider 
increasing the percentage portion of the reporting threshold from the 
present three percent to five to seven percent of the total amount of 
an income statement item for which components must be itemized and 
described. At present, the percentage portion of the reporting 
threshold applicable to reporting components of ``Other noninterest 
income'' and ``Other noninterest expense'' in Schedule RI-E is three 
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increase in the dollar portion of the existing reporting threshold, 
the percentage portion of the threshold is 25 percent of the total 
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    Because of the interaction between the dollar and percentage 
portions of the reporting thresholds on the total amount of an item 
that is subject to component itemization and description, the agencies 
acknowledge that the proposed increase in the dollar portion of the 
reporting threshold from $25,000 to $100,000 may not benefit all 
institutions, particularly larger institutions. While these threshold 
changes may not reduce reporting burden for all institutions, they will 
not increase the amount of information to be reported by any 
institution. In addition, as stated in the September 2015 proposal, the 
agencies are conducting the statutorily mandated review of the existing 
Call Report data items, which may result in additional new or upwardly 
revised reporting thresholds.
    One consulting firm supported the increase in the dollar portion of 
the reporting threshold for Schedules RC-F, RC-G, and RC-Q, but 
recommended retaining the $25,000 threshold for the ``Other noninterest 
income'' and ``Other noninterest expense'' in Schedule RI-E. The 
consulting firm commented that, for smaller banks, information on the 
components of these noninterest items ``is an important indicator of 
the activity of the bank, its style and management ability'' and 
``provide[s] regulators with a clearer insight into the activities of a 
bank.'' This firm also observed that the component information is or 
should be captured in institutions' internal accounting systems. The 
agencies recognize that the proposed increase in the dollar portion of 
the threshold for reporting components of other noninterest income and 
expense will result in a reduced number of their components being 
itemized and described in Call Report Schedule RI-E, particularly by 
smaller institutions. However, in carrying out their on- and off-site 
supervision of individual institutions, the agencies are able to follow 
up directly with an individual institution when the level and trend of 
noninterest income and expense, and other elements of net income (or 
loss), that are reflected in its Call Reports raise questions about the 
quality of, and the factors affecting, the institution's reported 
earnings. The agencies do not believe the proposed increase in the 
dollar portion of the reporting thresholds in Schedule RI-E will impede 
their ability to evaluate institutions' earnings.
    Another consulting firm questioned the proposed increase from 
$25,000 to $1,000,000 in the dollar portion of the threshold for 
itemizing and describing components of ``Other trading assets'' and 
``Other trading liabilities'' in Schedule RC-D, Memorandum items 9 and 
10. In addition to meeting the dollar portion of the threshold, a 
component must exceed 25 percent of the total amount of ``Other trading 
assets'' or ``Other trading liabilities'' in order to be itemized and 
described in Memorandum item 9 or 10, respectively. The agencies 
further note that these two memorandum items are to be completed only 
by institutions that reported average trading assets of $1 billion or 
more in any of the four preceding calendar quarters. Thus, at 
$1,000,000, the proposed higher dollar threshold for component 
itemization and description in Memorandum items 9 and 10 of Schedule 
RC-D would represent one tenth of one percent of the amount of average 
trading assets that an institution must have in order to be subject to 
the requirement to report components of its other trading assets and 
liabilities that exceed the reporting threshold. As a result, the 
agencies believe that raising the dollar portion of the threshold for 
reporting components of Memorandum items 9 and 10 of Schedule RC-D to 
$1,000,000 will continue to provide meaningful data while reducing 
burden for institutions that must complete these items.
    After considering the comments about the proposed new and increased 
reporting thresholds, the agencies propose to implement these changes 
effective September 30, 2016.\11\
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take effect as of September 30, 2016, institutions may choose, but 
are not required, to continue using $25,000 as the dollar portion of 
the threshold for reporting components of the specified items in the 
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C. Instructional Revisions

1. Reporting Home Equity Lines of Credit That Convert From Revolving to 
Non-Revolving Status
    Institutions report the amount outstanding under revolving, open-
end lines of credit secured by 1-4 family residential properties 
(commonly known as home equity lines of credit or HELOCs) in item 
1.c.(1) of Schedule RC-C, Part I, Loans and Leases. Closed-end loans 
secured by 1-4 family residential properties are reported in Schedule 
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closed-end loans secured by 1-4 family residential properties in 
Schedule RI-B, Part I, Charge-offs and Recoveries on Loans and 
Leases; Memorandum items in Schedule RC-C, Part I; Schedule RC-D; 
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    A HELOC is a line of credit secured by a lien on a 1-4 family 
residential property that generally provides a draw period followed by 
a repayment period. During the draw period, a borrower has revolving 
access to unused amounts under a specified line of credit. During the 
repayment period, the borrower can no longer draw on the line of 
credit, and the outstanding principal is either due immediately in a 
balloon payment or is repaid over the remaining loan term through 
monthly payments. Because the Call Report instructions do not address 
the reporting treatment for a home equity line of credit when it 
reaches its end-of-draw period and converts from revolving to 
nonrevolving status, the agencies noted in their September 2015 
proposal that they have found diversity in how these credits are 
reported in Schedule RC-C, Part I.
    To address this absence of instructional guidance and promote 
consistency in reporting, the agencies proposed to clarify the 
instructions for reporting loans secured by 1-4 family residential 
properties by specifying that after a revolving open-end line of credit 
has converted to non-revolving closed-end status, the loan should be 
reported as closed-end in Schedule RC-C, Part I, item 1.c.(2)(a) or 
(b), as appropriate. In their September 2015 proposal, the agencies 
also requested comment on whether an instructional requirement to 
recategorize HELOCs as closed-end loans for Call Report purposes would 
create difficulties for institutions' loan recordkeeping systems.
    The agencies received comments from two bankers' associations, one 
consulting firm, and one banking organization regarding the proposed 
instructional clarification for HELOCs. The consulting firm agreed with 
this clarification because of the consistency in reporting that it 
would provide. The two bankers' associations stated that they 
appreciated the proposed clarification, but noted that ``material 
definitional changes would require a whole recoding of these credits.'' 
The associations observed that the proposed clarification would likely 
have implications for other regulatory requirements such as the 
Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, which evaluates the capital 
planning processes and capital adequacy of the largest U.S.-based bank 
holding companies. They also described two situations involving HELOCs 
for which further guidance would be needed if the proposed 
instructional change were to be implemented and encouraged the agencies 
to provide examples with the instructions for reporting HELOCs.
    The banking organization opposed the proposed instructional 
clarification for HELOCs and requested that it be withdrawn, citing 
several difficulties it would encounter in preparing its Call Report if 
the clarification were made. These difficulties include identifying 
when a HELOC has begun the repayment period and the lien position of a 
HELOC at that time because the bank's loan system for HELOCs has not 
been set up to generate this information. The banking organization 
requested that the agencies provide time for systems reprogramming if 
the proposed instructional clarification were to be adopted.
    Based on the issues raised in the comments received on the proposed 
HELOC instructional clarification, the agencies are giving further 
consideration to this proposal, including its effect on and 
relationship to other regulatory reporting requirements. Accordingly, 
the agencies are not proceeding with this proposed instructional 
clarification at this time and the existing instructions for reporting 
HELOCs in item 1.c.(1) of Schedule RC-C, Part I, will remain in effect. 
Once the agencies complete their consideration of this instructional 
matter and determine whether and how the Call Report instructions 
should be clarified with respect to the reporting of revolving open-end 
lines of credit that have converted to non-revolving closed-end status, 
any proposed instructional clarification will be published in the 
Federal Register for comment.
2. Reporting Treatment for Securities for Which a Fair Value Option Is 
Elected
    The Call Report Glossary entry for ``Trading Account'' currently 
states that ``all securities within the scope of the Financial 
Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification 
(ASC) Topic 320, Investments-Debt and Equity Securities (formerly FASB 
Statement No. 115, ``Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and 
Equity Securities''), that a bank has elected to report at fair value 
under a fair value option with changes in fair value reported in 
current earnings should be classified as trading securities.'' This 
reporting treatment was based on language contained in former FASB 
Statement No. 159, ``The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and 
Financial Liabilities,'' but that language was not codified when 
Statement No. 159 was superseded by current ASC Topic 825, Financial 
Instruments. Accordingly, the agencies proposed to revise the Glossary 
entry language quoted above by replacing ``should be classified'' with 
``may be classified.'' The agencies also proposed to include comparable 
language in the Glossary entry for ``Securities Activities.''
    The agencies received comments from two bankers' associations and 
one consulting firm regarding the proposed instructional revision for 
the classification of securities for which the fair value option is 
elected. The consulting firm welcomed the proposal. The two bankers' 
associations stated that they understood the purpose of the proposed 
instructional revision, but they requested further clarification of the 
reporting treatment for ``securities for which an institution has 
elected to use the trading measurement classification,'' i.e., fair 
value through earnings.
    The agencies have reconsidered this proposed instructional revision 
in light of the comments received, including the requested further 
clarification. Based on this reconsideration, the agencies have decided 
not to implement the proposed instructional revision and to retain the 
existing Call Report instructions directing institutions to classify 
securities reported at fair value under a fair value option as trading 
securities.
3. Net Gains (Losses) on Sales of, and Other-Than-Temporary Impairments 
on, Equity Securities That Do Not Have Readily Determinable Fair Values
    As noted in the September 2015 proposal,\13\ the Call Report 
instructions for Schedule RI, Income Statement, address the reporting 
of realized gains (losses), including other-than-temporary impairments, 
on held-to-maturity and available-for-sale securities as well as the 
reporting of realized and unrealized gains (losses) on trading 
securities and other assets held for trading. However, the Schedule RI 
instructions do not specifically explain where to report realized gains 
(losses) on sales or other disposals of, and other-than-temporary 
impairments on, equity securities that do not have readily determinable 
fair values and are not held for trading (and to which the equity 
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    The instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, ``Net gains (losses) on 
sales of other assets (excluding securities),'' direct institutions to 
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net gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of assets not required 
to be reported elsewhere in the income statement (Schedule RI).'' The 
instructions for item 5.k further advise institutions to exclude net 
gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of securities and trading 
assets. The intent of this wording was to cover securities designated 
as held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, and trading securities because 
there are separate specific items elsewhere in Schedule RI for the 
reporting of realized gains (losses) on such securities (items 6.a, 
6.b, and 5.c, respectively). Thus, the agencies proposed to revise the 
instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, by clarifying that the 
exclusions from this item of net gains (losses) on securities and 
trading assets apply to held-to-maturity, available-for-sale, and 
trading securities and other assets held for trading. The agencies also 
proposed to add language to the instructions for Schedule RI, item 5.k, 
that explains that net gains (losses) on sales and other disposals of 
equity securities that do not have readily determinable fair values and 
are not held for trading (and to which the equity method of accounting 
does not apply), as well as other-than-temporary impairments on such 
securities, should be reported in item 5.k. In addition, the agencies 
proposed to remove the parenthetic ``(excluding securities)'' from the 
caption for item 5.k on the Call Report forms and to add in its place a 
footnote to this item advising institutions to exclude net gains 
(losses) on sales of trading assets and held-to-maturity and available-
for-sale securities.
    The agencies received no comments on these proposed changes to the 
instructions and report form caption for Schedule RI, item 5.k. 
Accordingly, the agencies propose to implement these changes effective 
for reporting purposes in the first quarter of 2017.
4. Custodial Bank Deduction
    One banking organization that meets the definition of a custodial 
bank for deposit insurance assessment purposes \14\ submitted a comment 
on the September 2015 proposal in which it proposed a revision to the 
reporting of custodial bank data in Schedule RC-O that had not been 
included in that proposal. The banking organization recommended that a 
custodial bank that reports that its custodial bank deduction limit is 
zero in Schedule RC-O, item 11.b, should not need to calculate and 
report its custodial bank deduction in Schedule RC-O, item 11.a, 
because no amount can be deducted. The banking organization stated that 
this proposed revision ``would eliminate unnecessary time and effort.''
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    The agencies agree with the banking organization's proposal. 
Accordingly, the agencies will revise the instructions for Schedule RC-
O, item 11.a, ``Custodial bank deduction,'' to state that if a 
custodial bank's deduction limit as reported in Schedule RC-O, item 
11.b, is zero, the custodial bank may leave item 11.a blank rather than 
calculating and reporting the amount of its deduction. This 
instructional revision would take effect September 30, 2016.

D. New and Revised Data Items and Information of General Applicability

1. Increase in the Time Deposit Size Threshold
    Section 335 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act (Pub. L. 111-203) permanently increased the standard 
maximum deposit insurance amount (SMDIA) from $100,000 to $250,000 
effective July 21, 2010. The SMDIA had been increased temporarily from 
$100,000 to $250,000 by Section 136 of the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-343). In response to the 
increase in the limit of deposit insurance coverage, the reporting of 
the amount of ``Total time deposits of $100,000 or more'' in Memorandum 
item 2.c of Schedule RC-E, Deposit Liabilities, was revised as of the 
March 31, 2010, report date. As of that date, institutions began to 
separately report their ``Total time deposits of $100,000 through 
$250,000'' (Memorandum item 2.c) and their ``Total time deposits of 
more than $250,000'' (Memorandum item 2.d).
    However, the reporting of the quarterly averages, interest expense, 
and maturity and repricing data for time deposits of $100,000 or more 
in Schedules RC-K, RI, and RC-E, respectively, have not been updated to 
reflect the permanent $250,000 deposit insurance limit. In this regard, 
in its comment letter to the agencies in response to their first 
request for comments under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1996,\15\ the American Bankers Association recommended 
revising the Schedule RC-E deposit reporting items to reflect the new 
FDIC insurance limit of $250,000. Accordingly, the agencies proposed to 
revise the time deposit size threshold that applies to the reporting of 
this information to bring it into alignment with the SMDIA. These 
proposed changes are illustrated in the following table:
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    \15\ See 79 FR 32172 (June 4, 2014).
    \16\ The item numbers shown for Schedule RI are from the FFIEC 
041 report form for institutions with domestic offices only. On the 
FFIEC 031 report form for institutions with domestic and foreign 
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Schedule RC-K, Quarterly          Item 11.b, ``Time deposits of $100,000  Item 11.b, ``Time deposits of $250,000
 Averages.                         or more''.                              or less''.
                                  Item 11.c, ``Time deposits of less      Item 11.c, ``Time deposits of more
                                   than $100,000''.                        than $250,000''.
Schedule RI, Income Statement     Item 2.a.(2)(b), Interest expense on    Item 2.a.(2)(b), Interest expense on
 \16\.                             ``Time deposits of $100,000 or more''.  ``Time deposits of $250,000 or
                                  Item 2.a.(2)(c), Interest expense on     less''.
                                   ``Time deposits of less than           Item 2.a.(2)(c), Interest expense on
                                   $100,000''.                             ``Time deposits of more than
                                                                           $250,000''.
Schedule RC-E, Deposit            Memorandum item 3.a, ``Time deposits    Memorandum item 3.a, ``Time deposits
 Liabilities.                      of less than $100,000 with a            of $250,000 or less with a remaining
                                   remaining maturity or next repricing    maturity or next repricing date of''.
                                   date of''.
                                  Memorandum item 3.b, ``Time deposits    Memorandum item 3.b, ``Time deposits
                                   of less than $100,000 with a            of $250,000 or less with a remaining
                                   remaining maturity of one year or       maturity of one year or less''.
                                   less''.
                                  Memorandum item 4.a, ``Time deposits    Memorandum item 4.a, ``Time deposits
                                   of $100,000 or more with a remaining    of more than $250,000 with a
                                   maturity or next repricing date of''.   remaining maturity or next repricing
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                                  Memorandum item 4.b, ``Time deposits    Memorandum item 4.b, ``Time deposits
                                   of $100,000 through $250,000 with a     of more than $250,000 with a
                                   remaining maturity of one year or       remaining maturity of one year or
                                   less''.                                 less''.
                                  Memorandum item 4.c, ``Time deposits
                                   of more than $250,000 with a
                                   remaining maturity of one year or
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    The agencies received comments on the proposed increase in the time 
deposit size threshold for the identified items in Schedules RI, RC-K, 
and RC-E from four banking organizations, one consulting firm, and two 
bankers' associations. Three banking organizations and the two bankers' 
associations supported the proposed increase and further recommended 
adjusting the deposit size threshold used for certain other data items 
in Schedule RC-E or combining certain Schedule RC-E deposit items. 
Specifically, the commenters suggested addressing the reporting of 
brokered deposit information in Memorandum items 1.c.(1), 1.c.(2), 
1.d.(1), 1.d.(2), and 1.d.(3); the reporting of total time deposits in 
Memorandum items 2.b and 2.c; and the reporting of Individual 
Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts in Memorandum item 
2.e. In its comments on the time deposit proposal, the fourth banking 
organization described the systems changes it would need to make to 
accommodate the proposed change in the reporting of interest expense on 
and the quarterly averages for time deposits.
    In response to these comments, the agencies have reviewed their 
collection and use of brokered deposit information reported in 
Memorandum items 1.c.(1), 1.c.(2), 1.d.(1), 1.d.(2), and 1.d.(3), and 
have determined that these items can be revised to reflect only the 
$250,000 deposit size threshold. Accordingly, the agencies propose to 
combine Memorandum items 1.c.(1), ``Brokered deposits of less than 
$100,000,'' and 1.c.(2), ``Brokered deposits of $100,000 through 
$250,000 and certain brokered retirement deposit accounts,'' and to 
collect only ``Brokered deposits of $250,000 or less (fully insured 
brokered deposits).'' \17\ Further, the agencies propose to combine 
Memorandum item 1.d.(1), ``Brokered deposits of less than $100,000 with 
a remaining maturity of one year or less,'' and Memorandum item 
1.d.(2), ``Brokered deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 with a 
remaining maturity of one year or less,'' and to collect only 
``Brokered deposits of $250,000 or less with a remaining maturity of 
one year or less.'' \18\ Current Memorandum item 1.d.(3), ``Brokered 
deposits of more than $250,000 with a remaining maturity of one year or 
less,'' would be retained without change.
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    The agencies have also reviewed their collection and use of the 
deposit information reported in Memorandum item 2.b, ``Total time 
deposits of less than $100,000''; Memorandum item 2.c, ``Total time 
deposits of $100,000 through $250,000''; and Memorandum item 2.e, 
``Individual Retirements Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts of 
$100,000 or more included in Memorandum items 2.c and 2.d above.'' \19\ 
The agencies have determined that the information reported in 
Memorandum items 2.b and 2.e is necessary for the calculation of the 
small-denomination time deposits component of the monetary aggregate 
M2. The small-denomination time deposits component of M2 consists of 
certain time deposits at banks and thrifts with balances less than 
$100,000. In this regard, the small-denomination time deposits 
component of M2 excludes IRA and Keogh Plan account balances at 
depository institutions because heavy penalties for pre-retirement 
withdrawals make these balances too illiquid to be included in the 
monetary aggregates. Because Memorandum item 2.b includes IRA and Keogh 
Plan account balances held in time deposits of less than $100,000, the 
data reported in Memorandum item 2.e is used in conjunction with the 
data reported in Memorandum item 1.a, ``Total Individual Retirement 
Accounts (IRAs) and Keogh Plan accounts,'' to determine IRA and Keogh 
Plan account balances of less than $100,000, which are netted from 
Memorandum item 2.b for M2 calculation purposes. Given the 
aforementioned need for the continued collection of total time deposits 
of less than $100,000 in Memorandum item 2.b, the agencies have 
determined that the information reported in Memoranda item 2.c on total 
time deposits of $100,000 through $250,000 remains necessary in order 
for the agencies to measure total time deposits within the FDIC deposit 
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    The proposed changes to Schedules RC-K, RI, and RC-E shown in the 
table above as well as the proposed combining of Memorandum items 
1.c.(1) and 1.c.(2) and Memorandum items 1.d.(1) and 1.d.(2) in 
Schedule RC-E would take effect March 31, 2017.
2. Level of External Auditing Work Performed for the Reporting 
Institution During the Preceding Year
    Each year in the March Call Report, each institution indicates in 
Schedule RC, Balance Sheet, Memorandum item 1, the most comprehensive 
level of auditing work performed by independent external auditors 
during the preceding calendar year for the institution or its parent 
holding company. In completing Memorandum item 1, each institution 
selects from nine statements describing a range of levels of auditing 
work the one statement that best describes the level of auditing work 
performed for it. Certain statements from which an institution must 
choose do not reflect current auditing practices performed in 
accordance with applicable standards and procedures promulgated by the 
U.S. auditing standard setters, namely the Public Company Accounting 
Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
    The PCAOB's Auditing Standard No. 5 (AS 5), An Audit of Internal 
Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated with An Audit of 
Financial Statements, became effective for fiscal years ending on or 
after November 15, 2007, and provides guidance regarding the 
integration of audits of internal control over financial reporting with 
audits of financial statements for public companies. To further 
emphasize the integration of these two audits, the PCAOB revised AS 5 
in December 2010 by adding a statement that ``the auditor cannot audit 
internal control over financial reporting without also auditing the 
financial statements.'' Those public companies not required to undergo 
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reporting must have an audit of their financial statements.
    The ASB provided similar guidance in Attestation Section 501 (AT 
501), An Examination of an Entity's Internal Control over Financial 
Reporting That Is Integrated with an Audit of Its Financial Statements, 
which became effective for integrated audits of private companies for 
periods ending on or after December 15, 2008. Consistent with the 
PCAOB, the ASB stated in AT 501 that ``[t]he examination of internal 
control should be integrated with an audit of financial statements'' 
and ``[a]n auditor should not accept an engagement to review an 
entity's internal control or a written assertion thereon.'' Under the 
ASB's previous attestation standards, an entity could engage an 
external auditor to examine and attest to the effectiveness of its 
internal control over financial reporting without auditing the entity's 
financial statements. Thus, at present, unless a private company is 
required to or elects to have an integrated internal control 
examination and financial statement audit, the private company may be 
required to or can choose to have an external auditor perform an audit 
of its financial statements, but it may not engage an external auditor 
to perform a standalone internal control examination. More recently, 
the ASB concluded that, because engagements performed under AT 501 are 
required to be integrated with an audit of financial statements, it 
would be appropriate to move the content of AT 501 from the attestation 
standards into U.S. generally accepted auditing standards. As a 
consequence, the ASB issued Statement on Auditing Standards No. 130, An 
Audit of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting That Is Integrated 
With an Audit of Financial Statements (SAS 130), in October 2015. SAS 
130 is effective for integrated audits of private companies for periods 
ending on or after December 15, 2016, at which time AT 501 will be 
withdrawn.
    The existing wording of statements 1, 2, and 3 of Schedule RC, 
Memorandum item 1, reads as follows:

    1 = Independent audit of the bank conducted in accordance with 
generally accepted auditing standards by a certified public 
accounting firm which submits a report on the bank.
    2 = Independent audit of the bank's parent holding company 
conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards 
by a certified public accounting firm which submits a report on the 
consolidated holding company (but not on the bank separately).
    3 = Attestation on bank management's assertion on the 
effectiveness of the bank's internal control over financial 
reporting by a certified public accounting firm.
    Because these three statements no longer fully and properly 
describe the types of external auditing services performed for 
institutions or their parent holding companies under current 
professional standards and to enhance the information institutions 
provide the agencies annually about the level of external auditing 
work performed for them, the agencies proposed in their September 
2015 proposal to replace existing statements 1 and 2 with new 
statements 1a, 1b, 2a, and 2b and to eliminate existing statement 3. 
The revised statements would read as follows:
    1a = An integrated audit of the reporting institution's 
financial statements and its internal control over financial 
reporting conducted in accordance with the standards of the American 
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) or the Public 
Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) by an independent public 
accountant that submits a report on the institution.
    1b = An audit of the reporting institution's financial 
statements only conducted in accordance with the auditing standards 
of the AICPA or the PCAOB by an independent public accountant that 
submits a report on the institution.
    2a = An integrated audit of the reporting institution's parent 
holding company's consolidated financial statements and its internal 
control over financial reporting conducted in accordance with the 
standards of the AICPA or the PCAOB by an independent public 
accountant that submits a report on the consolidated holding company 
(but not on the institution separately).\20\
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statement also applies to a reporting institution with $5 billion or 
more in total assets and a rating lower than 2 under the Uniform 
Financial Institutions Rating System that is required by Section 
36(i)(1) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 
1831m(i)(1)) to have its internal control over financial reporting 
audited at the institution level, but undergoes a financial 
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    2b = An audit of the reporting institution's parent holding 
company's consolidated financial statements only conducted in 
accordance with the auditing standards of the AICPA or the PCAOB by 
an independent public accountant that submits a report on the 
consolidated holding company (but not on the institution 
separately).
    The agencies received comments on the proposed revisions to the 
statements about level of auditing external worked performed for an 
institution from one banking organization and two bankers' 
associations. One banking organization stated that it did not oppose 
the proposed revision. The two bankers' associations stated that they 
did not object to this change, but requested that the definition of 
``integrated'' be clarified and expanded. The agencies will provide 
additional explanatory information about the meaning of an ``integrated 
audit'' in the revised instructions for Schedule RC, Memorandum item 1. 
This proposed reporting change would take effect March 31, 2017.
3. Chief Executive Officer Contact Information
    All reporting institutions have been requested to provide 
``Emergency Contact Information'' as part of their Call Report 
submissions since September 2002. This information request was added to 
the Call Report so that the agencies could distribute critical, time-
sensitive information to emergency contacts at institutions should such 
a need arise. The primary contact should be a senior official of the 
institution who has decision-making authority. The primary contact may 
or may not be the institution's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 
Information for a secondary contact also should be provided if such a 
person is available at an institution. The emergency contact 
information is for the confidential use of the agencies and is not 
released to the public.
    The agencies periodically need to communicate with the CEOs of 
reporting institutions via email, but they currently do not have a 
complete list of CEO email addresses that would enable an agency to 
communicate directly to institutions' CEOs. The CEO communications are 
initiated or approved by persons at the agencies' senior management 
levels and would involve topics including new initiatives, policy 
notifications, and assessment information.
    To streamline the agencies' CEO communication process, the agencies 
proposed to request CEO contact information, including email addresses, 
in the Call Report separately from, but in a manner similar to, the 
currently requested ``Emergency Contact Information.'' As with the 
``Emergency Contact Information,'' the proposed CEO contact information 
would be for the confidential use of the agencies and would not be 
released to the public. The agencies intend for CEO email addresses to 
be used judiciously and only for significant matters requiring CEO-
level attention. Having a comprehensive database of CEO contact 
information, including email addresses, would allow the agencies to 
communicate important and time-sensitive information directly to CEOs.
    One banking organization commented on the proposed reporting of CEO 
contact information, stating that it was not opposed to this proposal. 
The agencies propose to implement the collection of this information as 
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4. Reporting the Legal Entity Identifier
    The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-digit alpha-numeric code 
that uniquely identifies entities that engage in financial 
transactions. The recent financial crisis spurred the development of a 
global LEI system. The LEI system is designed to facilitate several 
financial stability objectives, including the provision of higher 
quality and more accurate financial data. In the United States, the 
Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has recommended that 
regulators and market participants continue to work together to improve 
the quality and comprehensiveness of financial data both nationally and 
globally. In this regard, the FSOC also has recommended that its member 
agencies promote the use of the LEI in reporting requirements and 
rulemakings, where appropriate.\21\
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    Effective in 2014 and 2015, the Board began collecting LEIs from 
holding companies and certain holding company subsidiary banking and 
nonbanking legal entities in the FR Y-6, FR Y-7, and FR Y-10 reports 
\22\ only if a holding company or subsidiary entity already has an LEI. 
With respect to the Call Report, the agencies proposed to have 
institutions provide their LEI on the cover page of the report only if 
an institution already has an LEI. As with the Board reports, an 
institution that does not have an LEI would not be required to obtain 
one for purposes of reporting it on the Call Report.
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    One banking organization commented on the proposed LEI reporting, 
stating that it was not opposed to this proposal as long as an 
institution without an LEI would not be required to obtain one for Call 
Report purposes. The agencies propose to implement the collection of 
LEIs on the Call Report cover page only from institutions that already 
have LEIs as of the September 30, 2016, report date. The LEI must be a 
currently issued, maintained, and valid LEI, not an LEI that has 
lapsed.
5. Additional Preprinted Captions for Itemizing and Describing 
Components of Certain Items That Exceed Reporting Thresholds
    As mentioned above in Section III.B, institutions are required to 
itemize and describe each component of certain items in five Call 
Report schedules when the component exceeds both a specified percentage 
of the item and a specified dollar amount. To simplify and streamline 
the reporting of these components and thereby reduce reporting burden, 
preprinted captions have been provided for those components of each of 
these items that, based on the agencies' review of the components 
previously reported for these items, institutions most frequently 
itemize and describe. When a preprinted caption is provided for a 
particular component of an item, an institution is not required to 
report the amount of that component when the amount falls below the 
applicable reporting thresholds.
    Based on the most recent review of the component descriptions 
manually entered by reporting institutions because preprinted captions 
were not available, the agencies stated in their September 2015 
proposal that they were planning to add one new preprinted caption to 
Schedule RI-E, item 1, ``Other noninterest income,'' two new preprinted 
captions to Schedule RI-E, item 2, ``Other noninterest expense,'' and 
three new preprinted captions to Schedule RC-F, item 6, ``All other 
assets.'' \23\ The introduction of these new preprinted captions is 
intended to simplify institutions' compliance with the requirement to 
itemize and describe those components of these items that exceed the 
applicable reporting thresholds (which are being revised effective 
September 30, 2016, as described above in Section IV.B). The new 
preprinted caption for ``Other noninterest income'' is ``Income and 
fees from wire transfers.'' The two new preprinted captions for ``Other 
noninterest expense'' are ``Other real estate owned expenses'' and 
``Insurance expenses (not included in employee benefits, premises and 
fixed assets expenses, and other real estate owned expenses).'' The 
three new preprinted captions for ``All other assets'' are ``Computer 
software,'' ``Accounts receivable,'' and ``Receivables from foreclosed 
government-guaranteed mortgage loans.''
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    \23\ The addition of one of the new preprinted captions to 
Schedule RC-F, item 6, is based on the expected usage of a component 
resulting from the FASB's issuance of Accounting Standards Update 
(ASU) No. 2014-14, ``Classification of Certain Government-Guaranteed 
Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure,'' that is or soon will be in effect 
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    Two banking organizations commented on the introduction of new 
preprinted captions, but raised no objection. The agencies propose to 
add the preprinted captions to the Call Report effective September 30, 
2016.
6. Extraordinary Items
    In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-01, ``Simplifying 
Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of 
Extraordinary Items.'' This ASU eliminates the concept of extraordinary 
items from U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Until the 
effective date of this ASU, an entity was required under ASC Subtopic 
225-20, Income Statement--Extraordinary and Unusual Items (formerly 
Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30, ``Reporting the Results of 
Operations''), to separately classify, present, and disclose 
extraordinary events and transactions. An event or transaction was 
presumed to be an ordinary and usual activity of the reporting entity 
unless evidence clearly supports its classification as an extraordinary 
item. For Call Report purposes, if an event or transaction met the 
criteria for extraordinary classification, an institution had to 
segregate the extraordinary item from the results of its ordinary 
operations and report the extraordinary item in its income statement in 
Schedule RI, item 11, ``Extraordinary items and other adjustments, net 
of income taxes.''
    ASU 2015-01 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods 
within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. Thus, for 
example, an institution with a calendar year fiscal year had to begin 
applying the ASU in its Call Report for March 31, 2016, unless it chose 
to early adopt the ASU. After an institution adopts ASU 2015-01, any 
event or transaction that would have met the criteria for extraordinary 
classification before the adoption of the ASU should be reported in 
Schedule RI, item 5.l, ``Other noninterest income,'' or item 7.d, 
``Other noninterest expense,'' as appropriate, unless the event or 
transaction would otherwise be reportable in another item of Schedule 
RI.
    Consistent with the elimination of the concept of extraordinary 
items in ASU 2015-01, the agencies stated in the September 2015 
proposal that they planned to revise the instructions for Schedule RI, 
item 11,\24\ and remove the term ``extraordinary items'' from and 
revise the captions for Schedule RI, item 8, ``Income (loss) before 
income taxes and extraordinary items and other adjustments,'' item 10, 
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adjustments,'' and item 11, as well as Schedule RI-E, item 3, 
``Extraordinary items and other adjustments and applicable income tax 
effect.'' \25\
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    \24\ The outdated reference to the reporting of the cumulative 
effect of certain changes in accounting principles in the 
instructions for item 11, which is inconsistent with the guidance in 
the Call Report Glossary entry for ``Accounting Changes,'' would be 
deleted from the instructions.
    \25\ Items 3.c.(1) and (2) also would be removed from Schedule 
RI-E.
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    As an interim measure because ASU 2015-01 is already in effect for 
most institutions, a footnote was added to item 11 on Schedule RI and 
item 3 on Schedule RI-E on the Call Report forms for March 31, 2016, 
addressing the elimination of the concept of extraordinary items. The 
footnote explains that the captions will be revised at a later date and 
only the results of discontinued operations should be reported in these 
two items.
    The agencies received no comments on the planned changes related to 
extraordinary items. Accordingly, effective September 30, 2016, the 
captions for Schedule RI, items 8, 10, and 11, would be revised to say 
``Income (loss) before income taxes and discontinued operations,'' 
``Income (loss) before discontinued operations,'' and ``Discontinued 
operations, net of applicable income taxes,'' respectively. Similarly, 
the caption for Schedule RI-E, item 3, would be revised to say, 
``Discontinued operations and applicable income tax effect.''

E. New and Revised Data Items of Limited Applicability

1. Changes to Schedule RC-Q, Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair 
Value on a Recurring Basis
    Schedule RC-Q is completed by institutions that had total assets of 
$500 million or more as of the beginning of their fiscal year and by 
smaller institutions that either are required to complete Schedule RC-
D, Trading Assets and Liabilities, or have elected to report financial 
instruments or servicing assets and liabilities at fair value under a 
fair value option.
    Institutions that complete Schedule RC-Q are currently required to 
treat securities they have elected to report at fair value under a fair 
value option as part of their trading securities. As a consequence, 
institutions include fair value information for their fair value option 
securities, if any, in Schedule RC-Q two times: First, as part of the 
fair value information they report for their ``Other trading assets'' 
in item 5.b of the schedule, and then on a standalone basis in item 
5.b.(1), ``Nontrading securities at fair value with changes in fair 
value reported in current earnings.'' This reporting treatment flows 
from the existing provision of the Glossary entry for ``Trading 
Account'' that, as discussed in Section III.C.2, requires an 
institution that has elected to report securities at fair value under a 
fair value option to classify the securities as trading securities. 
However, as discussed above, the agencies proposed in their September 
2015 proposal to remove this requirement, which would have permitted an 
institution to classify fair value option securities as held-to-
maturity, available-for-sale, or trading securities.
    In its current form, Schedule RC-Q contains an item for available-
for-sale securities along with the items identified above for ``Other 
trading assets,'' which includes securities designated as trading 
securities, and ``Nontrading securities at fair value with changes in 
fair value reported in current earnings.'' However, given the existing 
instructional requirements for fair value option securities, Schedule 
RC-Q does not include an item for reporting held-to-maturity securities 
because only securities reported at amortized cost are included in this 
category of securities. By proposing to remove the requirement to 
report fair value option securities as trading securities, as discussed 
in Section III.C.2, the agencies also proposed in their September 2015 
proposal to eliminate item 5.b.(1) of Schedule RC-Q for nontrading 
securities accounted for under a fair value option and add a new item 
to Schedule RC-Q to capture data on ``Held-to-maturity securities'' to 
which a fair value option is applied.
    In addition, at present, institutions that have elected to measure 
loans (not held for trading) at fair value under a fair value option 
are required to report the fair value and unpaid principal balance of 
such loans in Memorandum items 10 and 11 of Schedule RC-C, Part I, 
Loans and Leases. Because Schedule RC-C, Part I, must be completed by 
all institutions, Memorandum items 10 and 11 also must be completed by 
all institutions although only a nominal number of institutions with 
less than $500 million in assets have disclosed reportable amounts for 
any of the categories of fair value option loans reported in the 
subitems of these two Memorandum items. Accordingly, to mitigate some 
of the reporting burden associated with Schedule RC-C, Part I, the 
agencies proposed to move Memorandum items 10 and 11 on the fair value 
and unpaid principal balance of fair value option loans from Schedule 
RC-C, Part I, to Schedule RC-Q and to designate them as Memorandum 
items 3 and 4.
    The agencies received comments from two bankers' associations 
seeking further clarification of the proposed reporting of held-to-
maturity securities, available-for-sale securities, and securities for 
which a trading measurement classification has been elected in Schedule 
RC-Q. As stated above in Section III.C.2, the agencies reconsidered, 
and decided not to implement, the proposed instructional revision that 
would no longer have required an institution to classify fair value 
option securities as trading securities. Based on this decision, the 
agencies also will not implement the proposed elimination of the 
existing Schedule RC-Q item for nontrading securities accounted for 
under a fair value option and their proposed addition to the schedule 
of a new item for held-to-maturity securities.
    The agencies received no comments on the proposal to move the 
Memorandum items in Schedule RC-C, Part I, on the fair value and unpaid 
principal balance of fair value option loans to Schedule RC-Q, where 
they would be designated as Memorandum items 3 and 4. Therefore, the 
agencies propose to proceed with this change effective March 31, 2017.
2. Revisions to the Reporting of the Impact on Trading Revenues of 
Changes in Credit and Debit Valuation Adjustments by Institutions With 
Total Assets of $100 Billion or More
    Institutions that reported average trading assets of $2 million or 
more for any quarter of the preceding calendar year must report a 
breakdown of their trading revenue (as reported in Schedule RI, item 
5.c) by underlying risk exposure in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 8.a 
though 8.e. The five types of risk exposure are interest rate, foreign 
exchange, equity security and index, credit, and commodity and other. 
Institutions required to provide this five-way breakdown of their 
trading revenue that have $100 billion or more in total assets must 
also report the ``Impact on trading revenue of changes in the 
creditworthiness of the bank's derivative counterparties on the bank's 
derivative assets'' and the ``Impact on trading revenue of changes in 
the creditworthiness of the bank on the bank's derivative liabilities'' 
in Schedule RI, Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g, respectively. Memorandum 
items 8.f and 8.g were intended to capture the amounts included in 
trading revenue that resulted from calendar year-to-date changes in the 
reporting institution's credit valuation adjustments (CVA) and debit 
valuation adjustments (DVA).
    The agencies have found inconsistent reporting of CVAs and DVAs by 
the institutions completing Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g of Schedule 
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affects the analysis of reported trading revenues. For example, some 
institutions report CVAs and DVAs in these two items on a gross basis 
while other institutions report these adjustments on a net (of hedging) 
basis.
    Consistent reporting of the impact on trading revenue from year-to-
date changes in CVAs and DVAs is necessary to ensure the accuracy of 
the data available to examiners for planning and conducting safety and 
soundness examinations of institutions' trading activities and to the 
agencies for their analyses of derivatives and trading activities, and 
changes therein, at the industry and institution level.
    To enhance the quality of the trading revenue information reported 
by the largest institutions in the United States, promote consistency 
across institutions in the reporting of CVAs and DVAs, enable examiners 
to make more informed judgments about institutions' effectiveness in 
managing CVA and DVA risks, and provide a more complete picture of 
reported trading revenue, the agencies proposed in their September 2015 
proposal to replace existing Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g of Schedule 
RI with a tabular set of data items. As proposed by the agencies, 
institutions meeting the criteria for completing Memorandum items 8.f 
and 8.g would begin to separately present their gross CVAs and DVAs 
(Memorandum items 8.f.(1) and 8.g.(1)) and any related CVA and DVA 
hedging results (Memorandum items 8.f.(2) and 8.g.(2)) in the table by 
type of underlying risk exposure (columns A through E). These 
institutions also would report their gross trading revenue by type of 
underlying risk exposure before including positive or negative net CVAs 
and net DVAs in columns A through E of a proposed new Memorandum item 
8.h, ``Gross trading revenue.'' For purposes of this proposed tabular 
set of data items, the September 2015 proposal would have required CVA 
and DVA amounts, as well as their hedges, to be allocated to the type 
of underlying risk exposure (e.g., interest rates, foreign exchange, 
and equity) that gives rise to the CVA and the DVA.
    In proposing that certain institutions with assets of $100 billion 
or more report expanded information on the impact on trading revenues 
of changes in CVAs and DVAs, related hedging results, and gross trading 
revenues, the agencies requested comment on the availability of these 
data by type of underlying risk exposure.
    The agencies received comments on this trading revenue proposal 
from one consulting firm and two bankers' associations. The consulting 
firm welcomed the proposal. The bankers' associations commented that 
the agencies' proposed approach for reporting the impact on trading 
revenues of changes in CVAs and DVAs differs from how many banks 
currently report their CVAs and DVAs. As a result, these banks ``do not 
currently have the capability to calculate this information by type of 
underlying risk exposures.'' The associations stated that building and 
testing the systems and processes necessary to enable banks to report 
the trading revenue information in the manner proposed by the agencies 
would require a delay in the implementation date of not less than one 
year beyond the effective date proposed by the agencies for the initial 
reporting of this information. The associations also requested that the 
agencies provide greater clarity and specificity in the instructions 
for the proposed expansion of trading revenue information by type of 
underlying risk exposure.
    To address the bankers' associations' comments, the agencies have 
revised their proposal to eliminate the reporting by type of underlying 
risk exposure. As revised, institutions required to complete Schedule 
RI, Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g (i.e., institutions that reported 
average trading assets of $2 million or more for any quarter of the 
preceding calendar year and have $100 billion or more in total assets), 
would separately present the year-to-date changes in gross CVAs and 
DVAs in new Memorandum items 8.f.(1) and 8.g.(1), respectively, and any 
related year-to-date CVA and DVA hedging results in Memorandum items 
8.f.(2) and 8.g.(2), respectively. The instructions for these items 
would explain that when CVA and DVA are components in a bilateral 
valuation adjustment calculation for a derivatives counterparty, the 
year-to-date change in the gross CVA component and the gross DVA 
component for that counterparty should be reported in items 8.f.(1) and 
8.g.(1), respectively.
    Institutions required to complete Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g also 
would report as ``Gross trading revenue'' in new Memorandum item 8.h 
the year-to-date results of their trading activities before the impact 
of any year-to-date changes in valuation adjustments, including, but 
not limited to, CVA and DVA. The amount reported as gross trading 
revenue in Memorandum item 8.h plus or minus all year-to-date changes 
in valuation adjustments should equal Schedule RI, item 5.c, ``Trading 
revenue.''
    The agencies propose to implement Memorandum items 8.f and 8.g and 
new Memorandum item 8.h of Schedule RI, as revised in response to 
comments received, in the Call Report for March 31, 2017.
3. Dually Payable Deposits in Foreign Branches of U.S. Banks
    Under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act), deposit 
obligations carried on the books and records of foreign branches of 
U.S. banks are not considered deposits, unless the funds are payable 
both in the foreign branch and at an office of the bank in the United 
States (that is, they are dually payable). In September 2013, the FDIC 
issued a final rule amending its deposit insurance regulations to 
clarify that deposits carried on the books and records of a foreign 
branch of a U.S. bank are not insured deposits even if they are made 
payable both at that branch and at an office of the bank in any state 
of the United States.\26\ In addition, the final rule provides an 
exception for Overseas Military Banking Facilities operated under 
Department of Defense regulations.
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    The final rule does not affect the ability of a U.S. bank to make a 
foreign deposit dually payable. Should a bank do so, its foreign branch 
deposits would be treated as deposit liabilities under the FDI Act's 
depositor preference regime in the same way as, and on an equal footing 
with, domestic uninsured deposits. In general, ``depositor preference'' 
refers to a resolution distribution regime in which the claims of 
depositors have priority over (that is, are satisfied before) the 
claims of general unsecured creditors. Thus, if deposits held in 
foreign branches of U.S. banks located outside the United States are 
made dually payable, that is, made payable at both the foreign office 
and a branch of the bank located in the United States, the holders of 
such deposits would receive depositor preference in the event of the 
U.S. bank's failure.
    To enable the FDIC to monitor the volume and trend of dually 
payable deposits in the foreign branches of U.S. banks, the agencies 
proposed to add a new Memorandum item 2 to Schedule RC-E, Part II, 
Deposits in Foreign Offices, on the FFIEC 031 Call Report. The FFIEC 
031 is applicable only to banks with foreign offices. The proposed new 
information on the amount of dually payable deposits at foreign 
branches of U.S. banks would enable the FDIC to determine, as required 
by statute, the least costly method of resolving a particular bank if 
it fails and the potential loss to the Deposit Insurance Fund. This 
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the FDIC to plan for the distribution of the proceeds from the 
liquidation of the failed bank's assets, including consideration not 
only of insured deposits, but also other deposit liabilities for 
purposes of depositor preference, such as domestic uninsured deposits 
and dually payable deposits in foreign branches of the particular U.S. 
bank, which take priority over general unsecured liabilities.
    The agencies received no comments on the proposed reporting of 
dually payable deposits at foreign branches of U.S. banks. The 
collection of this data item would be implemented as of September 30, 
2016, but it would be added to the FFIEC 031 Call Report as Memorandum 
item 4 of Schedule RC-O, Other Data for Deposit Insurance and FICO 
Assessments, rather than as Memorandum item 2 of Schedule RC-E, Part 
II.
4. Revisions To Implement the Supplementary Leverage Ratio for Advanced 
Approaches Institutions
    Schedule RC-R, Part I, Regulatory Capital Components and Ratios, 
item 45, applies to the reporting of the supplementary leverage ratio 
(SLR) by advanced approaches institutions.\27\ In the sample Call 
Report forms and the Call Report instruction book for report dates 
before March 31, 2015, the caption for item 45 and the instructions for 
this item both indicated that, effective for report dates on or after 
January 1, 2015, advanced approaches institutions should begin to 
report their SLR in the Call Report as calculated for purposes of 
Schedule A, item 98, of the FFIEC 101, Regulatory Capital Reporting for 
Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework.\28\ 
However, the agencies suspended the collection of Schedule RC-R, Part 
I, item 45, before it took effect March 31, 2015, due to amendments to 
the SLR rule \29\ and the need for updates to the associated SLR data 
collection in the FFIEC 101.
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    \27\ In general, an advanced approaches institution (i) has 
consolidated total assets (excluding assets held by an insurance 
underwriting subsidiary) on its most recent year-end regulatory 
report equal to $250 billion or more; (ii) has consolidated total 
on-balance sheet foreign exposure on its most recent year-end 
regulatory report equal to $10 billion or more (excluding exposures 
held by an insurance underwriting subsidiary); (iii) is a subsidiary 
of a depository institution that uses the advanced approaches to 
calculate its total risk-weighted assets; (iv) is a subsidiary of a 
bank holding company or savings and loan holding company that uses 
the advanced approaches to calculate its total risk-weighted assets; 
or (v) elects to use the advanced approaches to calculate its total 
risk-weighted assets.
    \28\ OMB control numbers for the FFIEC 101: For the OCC, 1557-
0239; for the Board, 7100-0319; and for the FDIC, 3064-0159.
    \29\ See 79 FR 57725 (September 26, 2014). The amendments to the 
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    In July 2015, the agencies finalized the most recent revisions to 
the SLR rule, which requires all advanced approaches institutions to 
disclose three items: The numerator of the SLR (Tier 1 capital, which 
is already reported in Call Report Schedule RC-R), the denominator of 
the SLR (total leverage exposure), and the ratio itself.\30\ As part of 
the proposed revisions to the FFIEC 101, the SLR section of the FFIEC 
101 will apply only to top-tier advanced approaches institutions 
(generally, bank and savings and loan holding companies), and not to 
their subsidiary depository institutions.\31\ Therefore, lower tier 
advanced approaches depository institutions generally will not report 
SLR data in the FFIEC 101, but will need to do so in the Call Report, 
which would satisfy the SLR disclosure requirement in the revised SLR 
rule.\32\
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    \30\ See 80 FR 41409 (July 15, 2015). The disclosure requirement 
is set forth in the agencies' regulatory capital rules (12 CFR 3.172 
(OCC); 12 CFR 217.172 (Board), and 12 CFR 324.172 (FDIC)).
    \31\ See 81 FR 22702 (April 18, 2016) as corrected in 81 FR 
24940 (April 27, 2016).
    \32\ Because certain depository institutions are exempt from 
filing the FFIEC 101, but must still report their SLR numerator, 
denominator, and ratio, the agencies proposed the depository 
institution-level collection of SLR data in the Call Report rather 
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    Thus, the agencies proposed to add a new item 45.a to Schedule RC-
R, Part I, in which an advanced approaches depository institution 
(regardless of parallel run status) would report total leverage 
exposure as calculated under the agencies' SLR rule.
    The agencies also proposed to renumber current item 45 of Schedule 
RC-R, Part I, as item 45.b, to collect an institution's SLR. The ratio 
to be reported in item 45.b would equal Tier 1 capital reported on 
Schedule RC-R, Part I, item 26, divided by total leverage exposure 
reported in proposed item 45.a. Renumbered item 45.b would no longer 
reference the FFIEC 101 because lower tier depository institutions 
would no longer be calculating or reporting their SLRs in the FFIEC 
101.
    The agencies received one comment from a consulting firm that 
welcomed the reinstatement of SLR information in the Call Report. The 
reporting of SLR information in items 45.a and 45.b of Call Report 
Schedule RC-R would take effect September 30, 2016.

IV. Summary of the Effective Dates for the Proposed Revisions

    The list below summarizes the effective dates for each of the Call 
Report changes included in the agencies' September 2015 proposal (and 
an additional instructional revision proposed by a banking 
organization) as discussed above in the preceding section of this 
notice.
    The following proposed Call Report revisions would take effect 
September 30, 2016:
     Deletions of certain existing data items pertaining to 
troubled debt restructurings from Schedules RC-C, Part I, and RC-N; 
loans covered by FDIC loss-sharing agreements from Schedules RC-M and 
RC-N; and unused commitments to asset-backed commercial paper conduits 
with an original maturity of one year or less in Schedule RC-R, Part 
II;
     Increases in existing reporting thresholds for certain 
data items in Schedules RI-E, RC-D, RC-F, RC-G, and RC-Q and the 
establishment of a reporting threshold for certain data items in 
Schedule RC-S;
     An instructional revision addressing the reporting of the 
custodial bank deduction in Schedule RC-O;
     New and revised data items and information of general 
applicability, including:
    [cir] Adding contact information for the reporting institution's 
Chief Executive Officer;
    [cir] Reporting the Legal Entity Identifier for the reporting 
institution (on the Call Report cover page) if the institution already 
has one;
    [cir] Creating additional preprinted captions for itemizing and 
describing components of certain items that exceed reporting thresholds 
in Schedules RC-F and RI-E; and
    [cir] Eliminating the concept of extraordinary items and revising 
affected data items in Schedules RI and RI-E; and
     New and revised data items of limited applicability, 
including:
    [cir] Adding a new item on ``dually payable'' deposits in foreign 
branches of U.S. banks to Schedule RC-O on the FFIEC 031 report; and
    [cir] Revising the information reported about the supplementary 
leverage ratio by advanced approaches institutions in Schedule RC-R, 
Part I.
    The following proposed Call Report revisions would take effect 
March 31, 2017:
     Deletions of certain existing data items pertaining to 
other-than-temporary impairments from Schedule RI;

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     An instructional revision addressing the reporting of net 
gains (losses) and other-than-temporary impairments on equity 
securities that do not have readily determinable fair values on the 
Call Report income statement;
     New and revised data items of general applicability, 
including:
    [cir] Increasing the time deposit size threshold used to report 
certain deposit information from $100,000 to $250,000 in Schedules RC-
E, RI, and RC-K;
    [cir] Revising the statements used to describe the level of 
external auditing work performed for the reporting institution during 
the preceding year in Schedule RC; and
     New and revised data items of limited applicability, 
including:
    [cir] Moving the existing Memorandum items for the fair value and 
unpaid principal balance of loans (not held for trading) measured under 
a fair value option from Schedule RC-C, Part I, to Schedule RC-Q; and
    [cir] Revising the information reported in Schedule RI by certain 
institutions with total assets of $100 billion or more on the impact on 
trading revenues of changes in credit and debit valuation adjustments 
and adding a new item for gross trading revenue.
    The agencies are not proceeding with the following elements of the 
September 2015 proposal:
     Proposed instructional clarifications addressing the 
reporting of securities for which a fair value option is elected for 
measurement purposes on the Call Report balance sheet and the reporting 
of home equity lines of credit that convert from revolving to non-
revolving status in Schedule RC-C, Part I, and certain other schedules; 
and
     Revisions to the reporting of certain securities measured 
under a fair value option in Schedule RC-Q.
    For the September 30, 2016, and March 31, 2017, report dates, as 
applicable, institutions may provide reasonable estimates for any new 
or revised Call Report data item initially required to be reported as 
of that date for which the requested information is not readily 
available. The specific wording of the captions for the new or revised 
Call Report data items discussed in this notice and the numbering of 
these data items should be regarded as preliminary.

V. Request for Comment

    Public comment is requested on all aspects of this joint notice. 
Comments are invited on:
    (a) Whether the proposed revisions to the collections of 
information that are the subject of this notice are necessary for the 
proper performance of the agencies' functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agencies' estimates of the burden of the 
information collections as they are proposed to be revised, 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 collections 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this joint notice will be shared 
among the agencies. All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: July 7, 2016.
Karen Solomon,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

    Dated: July 1, 2016.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 5th day of July 2016.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2016-16533 Filed 7-12-16; 8:45 am]
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