Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 53248-53250 [2018-22914]

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Anaerobic and Aerobic Aquatic Metabolism Toxicity data (OECD 308). Skin Sensitization Study (OECD 406) ......................... If you are interested in information that is not included in these tables, you may contact EPA’s technical information contact or general information contact as described under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to access additional non-CBI information that may be available. (S) 3-Butenenitrile, 2-(acetyloxy). (G) Polymer with benzoic acid tetra halogen hydroxy tetrahalogen oxo H xanthenyl alkenylaryl alkyl ester alkalai metal salt, butyl-2-propenoate, ethenyl neodecanoate, methyl-2-methyl-2- propenoate and 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid. (S) Lithium nickel oxide (LiNiO2). (S) Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. (S) Waxes and Waxy substances, rice bran, oxidized, calcium salts. (G) Butanedioic acid, alkyl amine, dimethylbutyl ester. (G) Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, 3-[3-carboxy-2(or 3)-(octenyl)-1-oxopropoxy]propyl group-terminated. Clerk, at (202) 694–1040, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Dayna C. Brown, Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–23152 Filed 10–18–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. Dated: October 11, 2018. Pamela Myrick, Director, Information Management Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request [FR Doc. 2018–23004 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice, request for comment. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 6560–50–P The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) invites comment on a proposal to extend for Sunshine Act Meeting three years, without revision, the Basel TIME AND DATE: Thursday, October 25, II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Guidance (Pillar 2 Guidance) (FR 4199; OMB No. 7100–0320). PLACE: 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC (12th Floor). DATES: Comments must be submitted on STATUS: This meeting will be open to the or before December 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, public. identified by FR 4199, by any of the MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Correction and Approval of Minutes for following methods: • Agency Website: http:// October 11, 2018 www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the Draft Advisory Opinion 2018–12: instructions for submitting comments at Defending Digital Campaigns, Inc. http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/ Management and Administrative foia/proposedregs.aspx. Matters • Email: regs.comments@ CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: federalreserve.gov. Include OMB Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: number in the subject line of the (202) 694–1220. message. • Fax: (202) 452–3819 or (202) 452– Individuals who plan to attend and 3102. require special assistance, such as sign • Mail: Ann E. Misback, Secretary, language interpretation or other Board of Governors of the Federal reasonable accommodations, should Reserve System, 20th Street and contact Dayna C. Brown, Secretary and daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s website at http:// www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/ proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room 3515, 1801 K Street NW (between 18th and 19th Streets NW), Washington, DC 20006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 452–3684. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer—Shagufta Ahmed—Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by fax to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission, including the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, if approved. These documents will also be made available on the Board’s public website at: http://www.federalreserve. gov/apps/reportforms/review.aspx or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2018 / Notices Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer—Nuha Elmaghrabi—Office of the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452–3829. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263–4869, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) to approve and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal The Board invites public comment on the following information collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Board’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Board’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Board should modify the proposal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, Without Revision, the Following Information Collection Report title: Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance (Pillar 2 Guidance). Agency form number: FR 4199. OMB control number: 7100–0320. Frequency: As needed. Respondents: Banking institutions. Estimated number of respondents: 13. Estimated average hours per response: 420. Estimated annual burden hours: 5,460. General description of report: The advanced approaches framework requires certain banks and bank holding companies (BHCs) to use an internal ratings-based approach to calculate regulatory credit risk capital requirements and advance measurement approaches to calculate regulatory operational risk capital requirements. A bank is required to comply with the advanced approaches framework if it meets either of two independent threshold criteria: (1) Consolidated total assets of $250 billion or more, as reported on the most recent year-end regulatory reports; or (2) consolidated total on-balance sheet foreign exposure of $10 billion or more at the most recent year-end. A BHC is required to comply with the advanced approaches framework if the BHC has (1) consolidated total assets (excluding assets held by an insurance underwriting subsidiary) of $250 billion or more, as reported on the most recent year-end regulatory reports; (2) consolidated total on-balance sheet foreign exposure of $10 billion or more at the most recent year-end; or (3) a subsidiary depository institution (DI) that meets the criteria to be subject to the advanced approaches rule or elects to adopt the advanced approaches. As of year-end 2017, 13 BHCs meet the above criteria and are therefore subject to the advanced approaches rule.1 Also, some banks or BHCs may voluntarily decide to adopt the advanced approaches framework. Both mandatory and voluntary respondents are required to meet certain qualification requirements before they can use the advanced approaches framework for risk-based capital purposes. 1 Regulation YY permits a bank holding company that is a subsidiary of a foreign banking institution to elect not to comply with the advanced approaches rule prior to formation of an intermediate holding companies (IHCs) with the prior approval of the Board. 12 CFR 252.153(e)(2)(C). Currently, no savings and loan holding companies are subject to the advanced approaches rule. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53249 The Pillar 2 Guidance sets the expectation that respondents maintain certain documentation as described in paragraphs 37, 41, 43, and 46 of this portion of the guidance. Details of the expectations for each section are provided below. Setting and Assessing Capital Adequacy Goals That Relate to Risk Paragraph 37. In analyzing capital adequacy, a banking organization should evaluate the capacity of its capital to absorb losses. Because various definitions of capital are used within the banking industry, each banking organization should state clearly the definition of capital used in any aspect of its internal capital adequacy assessment process (ICAAP).2 Since components of capital are not necessarily alike and have varying capacities to absorb losses, a banking organization should be able to demonstrate the relationship between its internal capital definition and its assessment of capital adequacy. If a banking organization’s definition of capital differs from the regulatory definition, the banking organization should reconcile such differences and provide an analysis to support the inclusion of any capital instruments that are not recognized under the regulatory definition. Although common equity is generally the predominant component of a banking organization’s capital structure, a banking organization may be able to support the inclusion of other capital instruments in its internal definition of capital if it can demonstrate a similar capacity to absorb losses. The banking organization should document any changes in its internal definition of capital and the reason for those changes. 2 Under the Board’s capital plan rule (12 CFR 225.8), a bank holding company with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more is required to develop and maintain a capital plan; however, on July 6, 2018, the Board issued a public statement regarding the impact of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) (Pub. L. No. 115–174, 132 Stat. 1296 (2018)). The Board stated, consistent with EGRRCPA, that it will not action to require bank holding companies with total consolidated assets greater than or equal to $50 billion but less than $100 billion to comply with the Board’s capital plan rule (https://www.federalreserve.gov/ newsevents/pressreleases/files/bcreg20180706 b1.pdf). Bank holding companies subject to the capital plan rule must have a capital policy that sets forth a capital adequacy process. ICAAP would constitute an internal capital adequacy process for purposes of the capital plan rule, and bank holding companies that have a satisfactory ICAAP generally would be considered to have a satisfactory internal capital adequacy process for purposes of the capital plan rule. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 53250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2018 / Notices Ensuring Integrity of Internal Capital Adequacy Assessments Paragraph 41. A banking organization should maintain thorough documentation of its ICAAP to ensure transparency. At a minimum, this should include a description of the banking organization’s overall capitalmanagement process, including the committees and individuals responsible for the ICAAP; the frequency and distribution of ICAAP-related reporting; and the procedures for the periodic evaluation of the appropriateness and adequacy of the ICAAP. In addition, where applicable, ICAAP documentation should demonstrate the banking organization’s sound use of quantitative methods (including model selection and limitations) and dataselection techniques, as well as appropriate maintenance, controls, and validation. A banking organization should document and explain the role of third-party and vendor products, services and information—including methodologies, model inputs, systems, data, and ratings—and the extent to which they are used within the ICAAP. A banking organization should have a process to regularly evaluate the performance of third-party and vendor products, services and information. As part of the ICAAP documentation, a banking organization should document the assumptions, methods, data, information, and judgment used in its quantitative and qualitative approaches. Paragraph 43. The board of directors and senior management have certain responsibilities in developing, implementing, and overseeing the ICAAP. The board should approve the ICAAP and its components. The board or its appropriately delegated agent should review the ICAAP and its components on a regular basis and approve any revisions. That review should encompass the effectiveness of the ICAAP, the appropriateness of risk tolerance levels and capital planning, and the strength of control infrastructures. Senior management should continually ensure that the ICAAP is functioning effectively and as intended, under a formal review policy that is explicit and well documented. Additionally, a banking organization’s internal audit function should play a key role in reviewing the controls and governance surrounding the ICAAP on an ongoing basis. Paragraph 46. As part of the ICAAP, the board or its delegated agent, as well as appropriate senior management, should periodically review the resulting assessment of overall capital adequacy. This review, which should occur at least VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 annually, should include an analysis of how measures of internal capital adequacy compare with other capital measures (such as regulatory, accounting-based or marketdetermined). Upon completion of this review, the board or its delegated agent should determine that, consistent with safety and soundness, the banking organization’s capital takes into account all material risks and is appropriate for its risk profile. However, in the event a capital deficiency is uncovered (that is, if capital is not consistent with the banking organization’s risk profile or risk tolerance) management should consult and adhere to formal procedures to correct the capital deficiency. Legal authorization and confidentiality: The collection of information is authorized pursuant to the International Lending Supervision Act (12 U.S.C. 3907(a)(1) and (b)(3)), section 1831o of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831o), section 5 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1844), section 10(b)(2) of the Homeowners’ Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1467a(b)), and section 171 of the DoddFrank Act (12 U.S.C. 5371). The FR 4199 is voluntary. Because the collections of information associated with the FR 4199 do not involve the submission of information to the Board, no issues of confidentiality would normally arise. To the extent that the Board collects information kept by a banking organization as a record during an examination of the banking organization, confidential treatment may be afforded to the records under exemption 8 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), which protects information collected as part of the Board’s supervisory process. Additionally, individual respondents may request that certain information be afforded confidential treatment pursuant to exemption 4 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)) if the information has not previously been publically disclosed and the release of the data would likely cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the respondent. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 16, 2018. Michele Taylor Fennell, Assistant Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–22914 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 3090–0205; Docket No. 2018–0001; Sequence No. 12] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR); Submission for OMB Review; Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding the extension of a previously existing OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the General Services Administration will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a previously approved information collection requirement regarding Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before: November 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0205, Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace’’. Follow the instructions provided on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090–0205, Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace’’ on your attached document. • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 3090–0205, Environmental Conservation, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 3090–0205, Environmental DATES: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Notice, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
invites comment on a proposal to extend for three years, without 
revision, the Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance 
(Pillar 2 Guidance) (FR 4199; OMB No. 7100-0320).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 4199, by any of 
the following methods:
     Agency Website: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx.
     Email: [email protected]. Include OMB 
number in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 452-3819 or (202) 452-3102.
     Mail: Ann E. Misback, 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 website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/foia/proposedregs.aspx as submitted, unless 
modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be 
edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public 
comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room 
3515, 1801 K Street NW (between 18th and 19th Streets NW), Washington, 
DC 20006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. For security reasons, 
the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect 
comments. You may do so by calling (202) 452-3684. Upon arrival, 
visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo 
identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect 
and photocopy comments.
    Additionally, commenters may send a copy of their comments to the 
OMB Desk Officer--Shagufta Ahmed--Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, or by 
fax to (202) 395-6974.

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

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    Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer--Nuha Elmaghrabi--Office of 
the Chief Data Officer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Washington, DC 20551, (202) 452-3829. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263-4869, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board authority under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) to approve and assign OMB control numbers to 
collection of information requests and requirements conducted or 
sponsored by the Board. In exercising this delegated authority, the 
Board is directed to take every reasonable step to solicit comment. In 
determining whether to approve a collection of information, the Board 
will consider all comments received from the public and other agencies.

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposal

    The Board invites public comment on the following information 
collection, which is being reviewed under authority delegated by the 
OMB under the PRA. Comments are invited on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Board's functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Board's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; and
    e. Estimates of capital or startup costs and costs of operation, 
maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations 
received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the Board 
should modify the proposal.

Proposal Under OMB Delegated Authority To Extend for Three Years, 
Without Revision, the Following Information Collection

    Report title: Basel II Interagency Pillar 2 Supervisory Guidance 
(Pillar 2 Guidance).
    Agency form number: FR 4199.
    OMB control number: 7100-0320.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Respondents: Banking institutions.
    Estimated number of respondents: 13.
    Estimated average hours per response: 420.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 5,460.
    General description of report: The advanced approaches framework 
requires certain banks and bank holding companies (BHCs) to use an 
internal ratings-based approach to calculate regulatory credit risk 
capital requirements and advance measurement approaches to calculate 
regulatory operational risk capital requirements.
    A bank is required to comply with the advanced approaches framework 
if it meets either of two independent threshold criteria: (1) 
Consolidated total assets of $250 billion or more, as reported on the 
most recent year-end regulatory reports; or (2) consolidated total on-
balance sheet foreign exposure of $10 billion or more at the most 
recent year-end.
    A BHC is required to comply with the advanced approaches framework 
if the BHC has (1) consolidated total assets (excluding assets held by 
an insurance underwriting subsidiary) of $250 billion or more, as 
reported on the most recent year-end regulatory reports; (2) 
consolidated total on-balance sheet foreign exposure of $10 billion or 
more at the most recent year-end; or (3) a subsidiary depository 
institution (DI) that meets the criteria to be subject to the advanced 
approaches rule or elects to adopt the advanced approaches. As of year-
end 2017, 13 BHCs meet the above criteria and are therefore subject to 
the advanced approaches rule.\1\
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    \1\ Regulation YY permits a bank holding company that is a 
subsidiary of a foreign banking institution to elect not to comply 
with the advanced approaches rule prior to formation of an 
intermediate holding companies (IHCs) with the prior approval of the 
Board. 12 CFR 252.153(e)(2)(C). Currently, no savings and loan 
holding companies are subject to the advanced approaches rule.
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    Also, some banks or BHCs may voluntarily decide to adopt the 
advanced approaches framework. Both mandatory and voluntary respondents 
are required to meet certain qualification requirements before they can 
use the advanced approaches framework for risk-based capital purposes.
    The Pillar 2 Guidance sets the expectation that respondents 
maintain certain documentation as described in paragraphs 37, 41, 43, 
and 46 of this portion of the guidance. Details of the expectations for 
each section are provided below.

Setting and Assessing Capital Adequacy Goals That Relate to Risk

    Paragraph 37. In analyzing capital adequacy, a banking organization 
should evaluate the capacity of its capital to absorb losses. Because 
various definitions of capital are used within the banking industry, 
each banking organization should state clearly the definition of 
capital used in any aspect of its internal capital adequacy assessment 
process (ICAAP).\2\ Since components of capital are not necessarily 
alike and have varying capacities to absorb losses, a banking 
organization should be able to demonstrate the relationship between its 
internal capital definition and its assessment of capital adequacy. If 
a banking organization's definition of capital differs from the 
regulatory definition, the banking organization should reconcile such 
differences and provide an analysis to support the inclusion of any 
capital instruments that are not recognized under the regulatory 
definition. Although common equity is generally the predominant 
component of a banking organization's capital structure, a banking 
organization may be able to support the inclusion of other capital 
instruments in its internal definition of capital if it can demonstrate 
a similar capacity to absorb losses. The banking organization should 
document any changes in its internal definition of capital and the 
reason for those changes.
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    \2\ Under the Board's capital plan rule (12 CFR 225.8), a bank 
holding company with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or 
more is required to develop and maintain a capital plan; however, on 
July 6, 2018, the Board issued a public statement regarding the 
impact of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer 
Protection Act (EGRRCPA) (Pub. L. No. 115-174, 132 Stat. 1296 
(2018)). The Board stated, consistent with EGRRCPA, that it will not 
action to require bank holding companies with total consolidated 
assets greater than or equal to $50 billion but less than $100 
billion to comply with the Board's capital plan rule (https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/files/bcreg20180706b1.pdf). Bank holding companies subject to the capital 
plan rule must have a capital policy that sets forth a capital 
adequacy process. ICAAP would constitute an internal capital 
adequacy process for purposes of the capital plan rule, and bank 
holding companies that have a satisfactory ICAAP generally would be 
considered to have a satisfactory internal capital adequacy process 
for purposes of the capital plan rule.

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Ensuring Integrity of Internal Capital Adequacy Assessments

    Paragraph 41. A banking organization should maintain thorough 
documentation of its ICAAP to ensure transparency. At a minimum, this 
should include a description of the banking organization's overall 
capital-management process, including the committees and individuals 
responsible for the ICAAP; the frequency and distribution of ICAAP-
related reporting; and the procedures for the periodic evaluation of 
the appropriateness and adequacy of the ICAAP. In addition, where 
applicable, ICAAP documentation should demonstrate the banking 
organization's sound use of quantitative methods (including model 
selection and limitations) and data-selection techniques, as well as 
appropriate maintenance, controls, and validation. A banking 
organization should document and explain the role of third-party and 
vendor products, services and information--including methodologies, 
model inputs, systems, data, and ratings--and the extent to which they 
are used within the ICAAP. A banking organization should have a process 
to regularly evaluate the performance of third-party and vendor 
products, services and information. As part of the ICAAP documentation, 
a banking organization should document the assumptions, methods, data, 
information, and judgment used in its quantitative and qualitative 
approaches.
    Paragraph 43. The board of directors and senior management have 
certain responsibilities in developing, implementing, and overseeing 
the ICAAP. The board should approve the ICAAP and its components. The 
board or its appropriately delegated agent should review the ICAAP and 
its components on a regular basis and approve any revisions. That 
review should encompass the effectiveness of the ICAAP, the 
appropriateness of risk tolerance levels and capital planning, and the 
strength of control infrastructures. Senior management should 
continually ensure that the ICAAP is functioning effectively and as 
intended, under a formal review policy that is explicit and well 
documented. Additionally, a banking organization's internal audit 
function should play a key role in reviewing the controls and 
governance surrounding the ICAAP on an ongoing basis.
    Paragraph 46. As part of the ICAAP, the board or its delegated 
agent, as well as appropriate senior management, should periodically 
review the resulting assessment of overall capital adequacy. This 
review, which should occur at least annually, should include an 
analysis of how measures of internal capital adequacy compare with 
other capital measures (such as regulatory, accounting-based or market-
determined). Upon completion of this review, the board or its delegated 
agent should determine that, consistent with safety and soundness, the 
banking organization's capital takes into account all material risks 
and is appropriate for its risk profile. However, in the event a 
capital deficiency is uncovered (that is, if capital is not consistent 
with the banking organization's risk profile or risk tolerance) 
management should consult and adhere to formal procedures to correct 
the capital deficiency.
    Legal authorization and confidentiality: The collection of 
information is authorized pursuant to the International Lending 
Supervision Act (12 U.S.C. 3907(a)(1) and (b)(3)), section 1831o of the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831o), section 5 of the Bank 
Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1844), section 10(b)(2) of the 
Homeowners' Loan Act (12 U.S.C. 1467a(b)), and section 171 of the Dodd-
Frank Act (12 U.S.C. 5371). The FR 4199 is voluntary.
    Because the collections of information associated with the FR 4199 
do not involve the submission of information to the Board, no issues of 
confidentiality would normally arise. To the extent that the Board 
collects information kept by a banking organization as a record during 
an examination of the banking organization, confidential treatment may 
be afforded to the records under exemption 8 of the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(8)), which protects information 
collected as part of the Board's supervisory process. Additionally, 
individual respondents may request that certain information be afforded 
confidential treatment pursuant to exemption 4 of FOIA (5 U.S.C. 
552(b)(4)) if the information has not previously been publically 
disclosed and the release of the data would likely cause substantial 
harm to the competitive position of the respondent.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 16, 
2018.
Michele Taylor Fennell,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2018-22914 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]
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