Comptroller of the Currency March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance
Document Number: E8-5787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) are soliciting comment on proposed revisions to the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance (Interagency Questions and Answers). To help financial institutions meet their responsibilities under Federal flood insurance legislation and to increase public understanding of their flood insurance regulations, the staffs of the Agencies have prepared proposed new and revised guidance addressing the most frequently asked questions and answers about flood insurance. The proposed revised Interagency Questions and Answers contain staff guidance for agency personnel, financial institutions, and the public.
Lending Limits
Document Number: E8-5724
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is issuing an interim final rule to add a provision to its part 32 lending limits regulation that will address temporary funding arrangements in emergency situations. The interim final rule will enable the OCC to establish a special lending limit for loans and extensions of credit that the OCC determines are essential to address an emergency situation (such as critical financial markets stability), will be of short duration, will be reduced in amount in a timeframe and manner acceptable to the OCC, and do not present unacceptable risk to the lending national bank. In granting approval for a special temporary lending limit, the OCC would impose supervisory oversight and reporting measures that it determines are appropriate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-4624
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency 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. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ``(MA)Management Official Interlocks12 CFR 26.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-4623
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency 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. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled ``(MA) Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards (12 CFR 22)''.
Securities Offering Disclosure Rules
Document Number: E8-4382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is amending its securities offering disclosure rules to eliminate the general requirement that a national bank in organization include audited financial statements as part of a public offering of its securities. The OCC has determined that, due to the very limited nature of the activities of a bank in the organizational phase, this requirement typically adds little information that is of benefit to potential investors or of significance in our review of an application for a national bank charter. However, the final rule enables the OCC to request audited financial statements in circumstances where doing so would be in the best interest of investors or would further the safe and sound operation of the national bank.