Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Comment Request; Regulation C-Home Mortgage Disclosure, 4129-4131 [2019-02328]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Notices 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection was published on November 26, 2018. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 18, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Hill by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Submit comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. ADDRESSES: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. In accordance with this regulation, on November 26, 2018, (83 FR 60557) PHMSA published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection. In response, PHMSA received comments from the Pipeline Safety Trust and Vectren Corporation. The Pipeline Safety Trust requests that PHMSA add additional reporting requirements to this information collection to improve PHMSA’s oversight of state grants and to fill agency-identified data gaps. Vectren Corporation supports the information collection, but notes that it could be improved by more detailed reporting instructions and more specific, consistent definitions for data and reporting. The data obtained from this information collection reflects State Program activities that measure program performance and how grant funds are being used. Separate efforts are currently underway to address the feasibility study of a Nationwide Integrated Pipeline Safety Regulatory Database and all options are being considered to help with this process. PHMSA also streamlined data fields in both the Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Base Grant Progress Reports to make the forms easier to read and follow. A summary of changes is below: • Gas LNG operator categories listed together instead of separately. • Hazardous liquid operator categories renamed to be consistent with Pipeline DataMart. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Incident/Accident cause listing updated to match annual reports and Pipeline DataMart. • Updated maximum civil penalties to current DOT level. The burden for this information collected has also been updated to account for a more accurate number of submissions received annually. PHMSA previously expected to receive 116 responses to this information collection request. PHMSA has since updated that estimate to 66 responses (51 gas programs and 15 hazardous liquid programs). The estimated time burden for completing the annual submission is 58.5 hours. PHMSA will submit the information collection, as described below, to OMB for approval. The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for the following information collection: Title: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification. OMB Control Number: 2137–0584. Current Expiration Date: 02/28/2019. Abstract: A state must submit an annual certification to assume responsibility for regulating intrastate pipelines. Certain records must be maintained to demonstrate that the state is ensuring satisfactory compliance with the pipeline safety regulations. PHMSA uses this information to evaluate a state’s eligibility to receive federal grants. Affected Public: State governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 66. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,861. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Comments to Office of Management and Budget are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed information, including whether the information will have practical utility in helping the agency to achieve its pipeline safety goals; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4129 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division. [FR Doc. 2019–02316 Filed 2–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Comment Request; Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, 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 a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and respondents are not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the revision of the information collection titled ‘‘Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure.’’ SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–NEW, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and 1557– NEW, in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on DATES: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 4130 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Notices www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. 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. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the second notice for this collection 1 by any of the following methods: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. Click on the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Underneath the ‘‘Currently under Review’’ section heading, from the dropdown menu, select ‘‘Department of Treasury’’ and then click ‘‘submit.’’ This information collection can be located by searching by OMB control number ‘‘Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure.’’ Upon finding the appropriate information collection, click on the related ‘‘ICR Reference Number.’’ On the next screen, select ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ and then click on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. • Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. 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 hearing impaired, 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 comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the 1 Following the close of the 60-day comment period for this notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for this collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing this notice. Title: Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. OMB Control Nos.: 1557–NEW.2 Type of Review: Regular review. Description: Regulation C,3 which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act 4 (HMDA) enacted in 1975, requires certain depository and non-depository institutions that make certain mortgage loans to collect, report, and disclose data about originations and purchases of mortgage loans, as well as loan applications that do not result in originations. HMDA generates loan data that can be used to: (1) Help determine whether financial institutions are serving the housing needs of their communities; (2) assist public officials in distributing public-sector investments so as to attract private investment to areas where it is needed; and (3) assist in identifying possible discriminatory lending patterns and enforcing anti-discrimination statutes. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 5 (the Dodd-Frank Act) transferred HMDA and its rulemaking authority from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and transferred supervisory and enforcement authority for HMDA for depository institutions over $10 billion in consolidated assets from the Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, OCC, and National Credit Union Administration to the CFPB. The CFPB published a final rule on October 28, 2015, that expanded the data collected and reported under HMDA, as implemented by Regulation C, and published a final rule on September 13, 2017, with additional 2 Regulation C is currently covered by OMB Control No. 1557–0176, which also covers other consumer regulations. The OCC is requesting a new control number for Regulation C only. 3 12 CFR part 1003. 4 12 U.S.C. 2801–2811. 5 Public Law 111–203, July 21, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 corrections and clarifications (final rules). The final rules also modified the types of lenders and loans covered under Regulation C. First, for data collected in 2017, and reported in 2018, the rule simply reduces the number of institutions covered under Regulation C because only depositories originating more than 25 closed-end loans must report the data. Then, starting January 1, 2018, an institution was required to begin collecting expanded data under HMDA if it either originates 25 or more closed-end mortgage loans or 500 or more open-end lines of credit secured by a dwelling in each of the two preceding years, in addition to meeting other criteria. These institutions will begin reporting the expanded HMDA data in 2019, except to the extent that a later 2018 rule (discussed below) provides a partial exemption from reporting certain data. Starting in 2020, an institution will collect data on openend lines of credit if it originates more than 100 open-end lines of credit secured by a dwelling in each of the two preceding years (and report that openend lines of credit data beginning in 2021). An institution also will collect and report covered loans and applications quarterly if it received a total of at least 60,000 covered loans and applications in the preceding calendar year. An institution must report a covered loan if it has met the loan origination threshold for that loan category (open-end or closed-end); an institution that is not required to report data may voluntarily do so. In addition, the types of loans covered under Regulation C changed under the final rules beginning in 2018. Covered institutions are required to collect and report any mortgage loan secured by a dwelling, including open-end lines of credit, regardless of the loan’s purpose. Dwelling-secured loans that are made principally for a commercial or business purpose, as well as agricultural–purpose loans and other specified loans are excluded. On September 7, 2018, the CFPB issued an interpretive and procedural rule 6 to implement section 104(a) of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act 7 (EGRRCPA). Section 104(a) amended certain provisions of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) by adding partial exemptions from HMDA’s requirements for certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions. Insured depository institutions and insured credit unions covered by a partial exemption have the 6 83 FR 45325. Law 115–174, 132 Stat. 1296 (2018). 7 Public E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Notices option of reporting exempt data fields as long as they report all data fields within any exempt data point for which they report data. Section 104(a) of the EGRRCPA amends HMDA section 304(i), which provides that the requirements of HMDA section 304(b)(5) and (6) shall not apply with respect to closed-end mortgage loans of an insured depository institution or insured credit union if it originated fewer than 500 closed-end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding calendar years. Sections 304(b)(5) and (6) do not apply with respect to open-end lines of credit of an insured depository institution or insured credit union if it originated fewer than 500 open-end lines of credit in each of the two preceding calendar years. An insured depository institution still must comply with HMDA section 304(b)(5) and (6) if it has received a rating of ‘‘needs to improve record of meeting community credit needs’’ during each of its two most recent examinations or a rating of ‘‘substantial noncompliance in meeting community credit needs’’ on its most recent Community Reinvestment Act examination. We have adjusted our burden estimates based on section 104(a). We are soliciting comment on the questions set forth below in light of the section 104(a) changes. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: 2018: Estimated Number of Respondents: 683. Estimated Annual Burden: 723,233 hours. 2019: Estimated Number of Respondents: 683. Estimated Annual Burden: 635,938 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimates of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: February 8, 2019. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. [FR Doc. 2019–02328 Filed 2–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P 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; Comment Request 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: Joint notice and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (the agencies) may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On September 28, 2018, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic and Foreign Offices (FFIEC 031), the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only (FFIEC 041), and the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only and Total Assets Less Than $1 Billion (FFIEC 051), which are currently approved collections of information. The Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income are commonly referred to as Call Reports. In addition, the FFIEC requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and the Report of Assets and Liabilities SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4131 of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), which are currently approved collections of information. The Board published this proposal on behalf of the agencies. Also, the agencies requested public comment for 60 days on proposals to revise and extend the Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030), the Abbreviated Foreign Branch Report of Condition (FFIEC 030S), and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), which are currently approved collections of information. The comment period for the September 2018 notice ended on November 27, 2018. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the proposals, the FFIEC and agencies will proceed with the proposed reporting revisions to and extensions of the FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, FFIEC 051, FFIEC 002, FFIEC 002S, FFIEC 030, FFIEC 030S, and FFIEC 101, as originally proposed, with some modification to the FFIEC 031 and FFIEC 041. These proposed revisions generally address the revised accounting for credit losses under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016–13, ‘‘Financial Instruments— Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments’’ (ASU 2016–13). This proposal also includes regulatory capital reporting changes related to implementing the agencies’ recent final rule on the implementation and capital transition for the current expected credit losses methodology (CECL). In addition, this notice includes other revisions to the Call Reports and the FFIEC 101 resulting from two sections of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), effective upon enactment on May 24, 2018, that affect the information reported in these reports and for which the agencies submitted emergency review requests to OMB that OMB has approved. The proposed revisions related to ASU 2016–13 would begin to take effect March 31, 2019, for reports with quarterly report dates and December 31, 2019, for reports with an annual report date, with later effective dates for certain respondents. In addition, the agencies are giving notice they are sending the collections to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 18, 2019. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection 
Revision; Comment Request; Regulation C--Home Mortgage Disclosure

AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The OCC, 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 a continuing 
information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA).
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and respondents are not 
required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the revision of the 
information collection titled ``Regulation C--Home Mortgage 
Disclosure.''

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES:  Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if 
possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov.
     Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, 
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557-NEW, 400 7th 
Street SW, Suite 3E-218, Washington, DC 20219.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E-218, 
Washington, DC 20219.
     Fax: (571) 465-4326.
    Instructions: You must include ``OCC'' as the agency name and 1557-
NEW, in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on

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www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal 
information provided, such as name and address information, email 
addresses, or phone numbers. 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.
    You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to 
this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the 
second notice for this collection \1\ by any of the following methods:
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    \1\ Following the close of the 60-day comment period for this 
notice, the OCC will publish a notice for 30 days of comment for 
this collection.
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     Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. 
Click on the ``Information Collection Review'' tab. Underneath the 
``Currently under Review'' section heading, from the drop-down menu, 
select ``Department of Treasury'' and then click ``submit.'' This 
information collection can be located by searching by OMB control 
number ``Regulation C--Home Mortgage Disclosure.'' Upon finding the 
appropriate information collection, click on the related ``ICR 
Reference Number.'' On the next screen, select ``View Supporting 
Statement and Other Documents'' and then click on the link to any 
comment listed at the bottom of the screen.
     For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please 
contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482-7340.
     Viewing Comments Personally: You may personally inspect 
comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC. 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 hearing impaired, 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 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance 
Officer, (202) 649-5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing 
impaired, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Chief Counsel's Office, Office of the 
Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), federal 
agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of 
information that they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of information'' 
is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency 
requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, 
keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 
3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed revision of an existing collection 
of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. 
To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing this notice.
    Title: Regulation C--Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
    OMB Control Nos.: 1557-NEW.\2\
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    \2\ Regulation C is currently covered by OMB Control No. 1557-
0176, which also covers other consumer regulations. The OCC is 
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    Type of Review: Regular review.
    Description: Regulation C,\3\ which implements the Home Mortgage 
Disclosure Act \4\ (HMDA) enacted in 1975, requires certain depository 
and non-depository institutions that make certain mortgage loans to 
collect, report, and disclose data about originations and purchases of 
mortgage loans, as well as loan applications that do not result in 
originations. HMDA generates loan data that can be used to: (1) Help 
determine whether financial institutions are serving the housing needs 
of their communities; (2) assist public officials in distributing 
public-sector investments so as to attract private investment to areas 
where it is needed; and (3) assist in identifying possible 
discriminatory lending patterns and enforcing anti-discrimination 
statutes.
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    \3\ 12 CFR part 1003.
    \4\ 12 U.S.C. 2801-2811.
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    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 
2010 \5\ (the Dodd-Frank Act) transferred HMDA and its rulemaking 
authority from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and 
transferred supervisory and enforcement authority for HMDA for 
depository institutions over $10 billion in consolidated assets from 
the Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, OCC, and National 
Credit Union Administration to the CFPB.
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    \5\ Public Law 111-203, July 21, 2010.
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    The CFPB published a final rule on October 28, 2015, that expanded 
the data collected and reported under HMDA, as implemented by 
Regulation C, and published a final rule on September 13, 2017, with 
additional corrections and clarifications (final rules). The final 
rules also modified the types of lenders and loans covered under 
Regulation C. First, for data collected in 2017, and reported in 2018, 
the rule simply reduces the number of institutions covered under 
Regulation C because only depositories originating more than 25 closed-
end loans must report the data. Then, starting January 1, 2018, an 
institution was required to begin collecting expanded data under HMDA 
if it either originates 25 or more closed-end mortgage loans or 500 or 
more open-end lines of credit secured by a dwelling in each of the two 
preceding years, in addition to meeting other criteria. These 
institutions will begin reporting the expanded HMDA data in 2019, 
except to the extent that a later 2018 rule (discussed below) provides 
a partial exemption from reporting certain data. Starting in 2020, an 
institution will collect data on open-end lines of credit if it 
originates more than 100 open-end lines of credit secured by a dwelling 
in each of the two preceding years (and report that open-end lines of 
credit data beginning in 2021). An institution also will collect and 
report covered loans and applications quarterly if it received a total 
of at least 60,000 covered loans and applications in the preceding 
calendar year. An institution must report a covered loan if it has met 
the loan origination threshold for that loan category (open-end or 
closed-end); an institution that is not required to report data may 
voluntarily do so.
    In addition, the types of loans covered under Regulation C changed 
under the final rules beginning in 2018. Covered institutions are 
required to collect and report any mortgage loan secured by a dwelling, 
including open-end lines of credit, regardless of the loan's purpose. 
Dwelling-secured loans that are made principally for a commercial or 
business purpose, as well as agricultural-purpose loans and other 
specified loans are excluded.
    On September 7, 2018, the CFPB issued an interpretive and 
procedural rule \6\ to implement section 104(a) of the Economic Growth, 
Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act \7\ (EGRRCPA). Section 
104(a) amended certain provisions of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act 
(HMDA) by adding partial exemptions from HMDA's requirements for 
certain insured depository institutions and insured credit unions. 
Insured depository institutions and insured credit unions covered by a 
partial exemption have the

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    \6\ 83 FR 45325.
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    Section 104(a) of the EGRRCPA amends HMDA section 304(i), which 
provides that the requirements of HMDA section 304(b)(5) and (6) shall 
not apply with respect to closed-end mortgage loans of an insured 
depository institution or insured credit union if it originated fewer 
than 500 closed-end mortgage loans in each of the two preceding 
calendar years. Sections 304(b)(5) and (6) do not apply with respect to 
open-end lines of credit of an insured depository institution or 
insured credit union if it originated fewer than 500 open-end lines of 
credit in each of the two preceding calendar years. An insured 
depository institution still must comply with HMDA section 304(b)(5) 
and (6) if it has received a rating of ``needs to improve record of 
meeting community credit needs'' during each of its two most recent 
examinations or a rating of ``substantial noncompliance in meeting 
community credit needs'' on its most recent Community Reinvestment Act 
examination.
    We have adjusted our burden estimates based on section 104(a). We 
are soliciting comment on the questions set forth below in light of the 
section 104(a) changes.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
    Burden Estimates:
    2018:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 683.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 723,233 hours.
    2019:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 683.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 635,938 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be 
summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments 
will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on:
    (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the 
proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the 
information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC's 
estimates of the information collection burden; (c) Ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 
Ways to minimize the burden of the collection on respondents, including 
through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs 
and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to 
provide information.

    Dated: February 8, 2019.
Theodore J. Dowd,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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