Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
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. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies' publication for public comment of a proposal for a new Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for Eligible Small Institutions (FFIEC 051). The proposed FFIEC 051 is a streamlined version of the existing Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic Offices Only (FFIEC 041), which has been created by removing certain existing schedules and data items that would be replaced by a limited number of data items that would be collected in a new supplemental schedule, eliminating certain other existing data items, and reducing the reporting frequency of certain data items. The FFIEC 051 generally would be applicable to institutions with domestic offices only and assets of less than $1 billion. The FFIEC 041 would be applicable to institutions with domestic offices only that do not file the FFIEC 051. When compared to the existing FFIEC 041, the proposed FFIEC 051 shows a reduction in the number of pages from 85 to 61. This decrease is the result of the removal of approximately 950 or about 40 percent of the nearly 2,400 data items in the FFIEC 041. In addition, the FFIEC and the agencies are seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the FFIEC 041 and the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for a Bank with Domestic and Foreign Offices (FFIEC 031), which are currently approved collections of information. The Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income are commonly referred to as the Call Report. The proposed FFIEC 051 and the revisions to the FFIEC 041 and FFIEC 031 would take effect as of the March 31, 2017, report date. At the end of the comment period for this notice, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposal for the FFIEC 051 and the revisions to the FFIEC 041 and FFIEC 031 prior to giving final approval. As required by the PRA, the agencies will then publish a second Federal Register notice for a 30-day comment period and submit the final FFIEC 051, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 031 to OMB for review and approval.