Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (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 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On January 29, 2013, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 6176) requesting public comment on a proposal to extend, with revision, the currently approved information collections contained in the Country Exposure Report (FFIEC 009) and the Country Exposure Information Report (FFIEC 009a). The comment period for this notice expired on April 1, 2013. The agencies received comments from seven entities: three banking organizations, a savings and loan holding company (SLHC), and three banking associations. After considering the comment letters received, the agencies plan to modify certain aspects of the proposed revisions. In addition, the agencies plan to delay the implementation of the proposed changes until September 30, 2013, for current respondents and until March 31, 2014, for SLHC respondents. The agencies are now submitting requests to OMB for approval of the extension, with revision, of the FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.