Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS (collectively, 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On September 25, 2006, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Council (FFIEC), requested public comment on a proposal to implement new regulatory reporting requirements for banks \1\ that qualify for and adopt the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework to calculate their risk-based capital requirement or are in the parallel run stage of qualifying to adopt this framework (71 FR 55981). The agencies have made certain modifications to the proposed reporting requirements as described in this notice both in response to comments received and to reflect requirements of the final rule implementing the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (72 FR 69288, referred to hereafter as the final rule). The FFIEC, of which the agencies are members, has approved publication of these reporting requirements and the agencies are submitting these reporting requirements to OMB for review and approval. Upon approval, OMB control numbers will be obtained.
Deposit Insurance Requirements After Certain Conversions; Definition of “Corporate Reorganization;” Optional Conversions (“Oakar Transactions”); Additional Grounds for Disapproval of Changes in Control; and Disclosure of Certain Supervisory Information
The FDIC is amending certain regulations in order to conform them to certain Federal statutes recently amended by the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006, the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Conforming Amendments Act of 2005. First, the FDIC is amending its deposit insurance regulations to clarify that a deposit insurance application is required for each new bank that results from the conversion of certain Federal savings associations into multiple banks. Second, the FDIC is amending its merger regulations to define the term ``corporate reorganization'' to mean a merger that involves solely an insured depository institution and one or more of its affiliates. Third, the FDIC is amending its merger regulations to remove any reference to ``Optional Conversions'' (sometimes referred to as ``Oakar Transactions''). Fourth, the FDIC is adding, as an additional grounds for disapproval of a change in control notice, unfavorable future prospects of the institution to be acquired. Finally, the FDIC is authorizing the disclosure of examination reports and other confidential supervisory information to certain additional agencies and entities.
Processing of Deposit Accounts in the Event of an Insured Depository Institution Failure and Large-Bank Deposit Insurance Determination Modernization
The FDIC is seeking comment on a proposed rule composed of two parts. The first part would establish the FDIC's practice for determining deposit account balances at a failed insured depository institution. The second part would require the largest insured depository institutions to adopt mechanisms that would, in the event of the institution's failure: provide the FDIC with standard deposit account and customer information; and allow the FDIC to place and release holds on liability accounts, including deposits. The first part of the proposal would apply to all insured depository institutions. The second part of the proposal would apply only to insured depository institutions having at least $2 billion in domestic deposits and either: more than 250,000 deposit accounts (currently 152 institutions); or total assets over $20 billion, regardless of the number of deposit accounts (currently 7 institutions). The FDIC is seeking comment on all aspects of the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
The FDIC published a document in the Federal Register of December 27, 2007, concerning a notice of information collection to be submitted to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The document contained an outdated estimate of time per response for the proposed survey with the result that the estimated total annual burden for the survey and the total burden for the overall collection were incorrect. In addition, with regard to the case studies, the number of respondents and the estimated time per response for the in-depth interview were outdated and, as a result, the estimated total burden for the case studies aspect of the collection was overstated. For purposes of clarity, information concerning the estimated burden for the collection is re-printed in its entirety.
Minority and Women Outreach Program Contracting
This proposal would amend existing FDIC regulations regarding the FDIC's contracting activities under its Minority and Women Outreach Program (MWOP). These are relatively minor amendments designed to eliminate several provisions rendered obsolete by significant reductions in FDIC contracting activities and decreases in FDIC staff to monitor the contracting activities of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWOBs).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The OCC and FDIC (Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed revisions to a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. 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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The Agencies are soliciting comments on proposed revisions to the information collections titled: ``Interagency Bank Merger Act Application.'' The General Information and Instructions section has been revised to delete information about the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF), the Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF), and the Oakar statutory provisions. In addition, corresponding legal citations on the form to these provisions are being deleted. The Agencies also solicit comment on the renewal without change to the information collections titled: ``Interagency Biographical and Financial Report'' and ``Interagency Notice of Change in Control.'' The OCC solicits comment on the renewal without change to its ``Interagency Notice of Change in Directors or Senior Executive Officers'' information collection. Additionally, the OCC is making other clarifying changes to the Comptroller's Licensing Manual (Manual). The Agencies are also giving notice that the information collection has been submitted to OMB for review.