Comptroller of the Currency 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance
Document Number: 2011-26749
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
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, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) are finalizing two new questions and answers, one relating to insurable value and one relating to force placement, and withdrawing one question and answer regarding insurable value. The two final questions and answers supplement the ``Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance'' (Interagency Questions and Answers), which were published on July 21, 2009 (74 FR 35914). Based on comments received, the Agencies also have significantly revised two questions and answers regarding force placement of flood insurance that were initially proposed on July 21, 2009, and are proposing revision to a previously finalized question and answer. These three revised questions and answers are being proposed for comment.
Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-26012
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning a renewal of an existing collection titled ``Electronic Operations.'' The OCC also is giving notice that the collection has been submitted to OMB for review.
Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-24925
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning a renewal of an existing collection titled ``Customer Complaint Form.'' The OCC also is giving notice that the collection has been submitted to OMB for review.
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: 2011-23397
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of the Treasury and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) give notice of alterations to the Privacy Act systems of records entitled ``CC .210 Bank Securities Dealers System,'' ``CC .220Section 914 Tracking System;'' and ``CC .600Consumer Complaint and Inquiry Information System.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-23285
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ``Fiduciary Activities.''
Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
Document Number: 2011-23033
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-12
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 adopting an interim final rule authorizing Federal savings associations and their operating subsidiaries to engage in off-exchange transactions in foreign currency with retail customers, subject to the requirements enumerated in the OCC's retail forex rule. The rule implements the provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring that these transactions be conducted by national banks and Federal savings associations (and their respective operating subsidiaries) only pursuant to an authorizing regulation issued by the OCC. It is substantively the same as the rule the OCC has adopted with respect to national banks and their operating subsidiaries.
List of Office of Thrift Supervision Information Collections Transferred to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2011-23124
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). As part of the comprehensive package of financial regulatory reform measures enacted, Title III of the Dodd-Frank Act transfers the powers, authorities, rights and duties of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to other banking agencies, including the OCC and the Board on the ``transfer date.'' The transfer date is one year after the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, July 21, 2011. The Dodd-Frank Act also abolishes the OTS ninety days after the transfer date. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, OTS transferred all of its information collections to either the OCC or the Board, as appropriate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-21517
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-23
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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled ``Capital Distribution.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review and Approval; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-20885
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-17
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, 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, (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. The agencies, as part of their 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. On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). As part of the comprehensive package of financial regulatory reform measures enacted, Title III of the Dodd-Frank Act transfers the powers, authorities, rights and duties of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to other banking agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), on the ``transfer date.'' The transfer date is one year after the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, July 21, 2011. The Dodd-Frank Act also abolishes the OTS ninety days after the transfer date. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, OTS transferred this information collection to the OCC. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collection by the Board under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). The OCC and FDIC are also giving notice that they have sent the collection to OMB for review and approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-19785
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
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 ``Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-19784
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
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 take this opportunity 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 OMB control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning its information collection titled, ``Fair Housing Home Loan Data System Regulation.'' The OCC is also giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for approval.
Office of Thrift Supervision Integration Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2011-17581
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
Pursuant to Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, all functions of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) relating to Federal savings associations and the rulemaking authority of the OTS relating to all savings associations are transferred to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on July 21, 2011 (transfer date). In order to facilitate the OCC's enforcement and administration of former OTS rules and to make appropriate changes to these rules to reflect OCC supervision of Federal savings associations as of the transfer date, the OCC is republishing, with nomenclature and other technical changes, the OTS regulations currently found in Chapter V of Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The republished regulations will be recodified with the OCC's regulations in Chapter I at parts 100 through 197 (Republished Regulations), effective on July 21, 2011. The Republished Regulations will supersede the OTS regulations in Chapter V for purposes of OCC supervision and regulation of Federal savings associations, and certain of the Republished Rules will supersede the OTS regulations in Chapter V for purposes of the FDIC's supervision of state savings associations. Chapter V of Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations will be vacated at a later date.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-16061
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
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 take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the OCC is soliciting comment concerning its extension, without change, of an information collection titled ``Debt Cancellation Contracts and Debt Suspension Agreements12 CFR 37.''
Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework-Basel II; Establishment of a Risk-Based Capital Floor
Document Number: 2011-15669
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, 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), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies) are amending the advanced risk-based capital adequacy standards (advanced approaches rules) in a manner that is consistent with certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), and the general risk-based capital rules to provide limited flexibility consistent with section 171(b) of the Act for recognizing the relative risk of certain assets generally not held by depository institutions.
Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd-Frank Act Implementation; Correction
Document Number: C1-2011-13887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
Margin and Capital Requirements For Covered Swap Entities
Document Number: 2011-16004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Comptroller of the Currency
On May 11, 2011, the OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (collectively, the Agencies) published in the Federal Register a joint notice of proposed rulemaking for public comment to establish minimum margin and capital requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers, and major security-based swap participants for which one of the Agencies is the prudential regulator (the proposed rule). Due to the complexity of the rulemaking, to allow parties more time to consider the impact of the proposed rule, and so that the comment period on the proposed rule will run concurrently with the comment period for similar margin and capital requirements proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period until July 11, 2011 is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposed rules and prepare their comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-15154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-20
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, ``Community Reinvestment Act Regulations.'' The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review.
Proposed Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations With More Than $10 Billion in Total Consolidated Assets
Document Number: 2011-14777
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the ``agencies'') request comment on proposed guidance on stress testing (proposed guidance). The proposed joint guidance outlines high-level principles for stress testing practices, applicable to all Federal Reserve- supervised, FDIC-supervised, and OCC-supervised banking organizations with more than $10 billion in total consolidated assets. The proposed guidance highlights the importance of stress testing as an ongoing risk management practice that supports a banking organization's forward- looking assessment of its risks.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2011-14444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Comptroller of the Currency
On April 29, 2011, the OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA and HUD (collectively, the ``Agencies'') published in the Federal Register a joint notice of proposed rulemaking for public comment to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as added by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Credit Risk NPR'' or ``proposed rule''). Due to the complexity of the rulemaking and to allow parties more time to consider the impact of the Credit Risk NPR on affected markets, the Agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period until August 1, 2011, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposed rules and prepare their comments.
Guidance on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit Products
Document Number: 2011-14093
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
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 proposing guidance on safe and sound banking practices in connection with deposit-related consumer credit products. Such products include automated overdraft protection and direct deposit advance programs.
Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd-Frank Act Implementation; Correction
Document Number: 2011-13887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-06
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) published in the Federal Register on May 26, 2011, a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd- Frank Act Implementation.'' Inadvertently, an incorrect E-mail address was used in the ADDRESSES caption for submission of public comments directly to the OCC via electronic mail. This document corrects that E- mail address.
Risk-Based Capital Guidelines: Market Risk
Document Number: 2010-32189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, 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), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are requesting comment on a proposal to revise their market risk capital rules to modify their scope to better capture positions for which the market risk capital rules are appropriate; reduce procyclicality in market risk capital requirements; enhance the rules' sensitivity to risks that are not adequately captured under the current regulatory measurement methodologies; and increase transparency through enhanced disclosures. The proposal does not include the methodologies adopted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for calculating the specific risk capital requirements for debt and securitization positions due to their reliance on credit ratings, which is impermissible under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The proposal, therefore, retains the current specific risk treatment for these positions until the agencies develop alternative standards of creditworthiness as required by the Act. The proposed rules are substantively the same across the agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-13
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-06
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, ``Policy Communications Survey.''