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, the FDIC, and the OTS (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 June 17, 2011, OMB approved the agencies' emergency clearance requests to implement assessment-related reporting revisions to the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks, the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) for savings associations, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), all of which currently are approved collections of information, effective as of the June 30, 2011, report date. Because the assessment-related reporting revisions will need to remain in effect beyond the limited approval period associated with an emergency clearance request, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), are requesting public comment on a proposal to extend, with revision, the collections of information identified above. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC and the agencies should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving final approval. The agencies will then submit the revisions to OMB for review and approval.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau of the Department of Treasury, is publishing this notice to notify all interested parties, pursuant to section (e)(4) of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), that the OCC hereby adopts the Privacy Act systems of records of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS). A list of the systems of the OTS can be found at 74 FR 31103, June 29, 2009, and can be updated with reference to 76 FR 7243 and 76 FR 7242, February 9, 2011.
Office of Thrift Supervision Integration; Dodd-Frank Act Implementation
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is adopting amendments to its regulations governing organization and functions, availability and release of information, post-employment restrictions for senior examiners, and assessment of fees to incorporate the transfer of certain functions of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to the OCC pursuant to Title III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The OCC also is amending its rules pertaining to preemption and visitorial powers to implement various sections of the Act; change in control of credit card banks and trust banks to implement section 603 of the Act; and deposit- taking by uninsured Federal branches to implement section 335 of the Act.
Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is adopting a final rule authorizing national banks, Federal branches and agencies of foreign banks, and their operating subsidiaries to engage in off-exchange transactions in foreign currency with retail customers. The rule also describes various requirements with which national banks, Federal branches and agencies of foreign banks, and their operating subsidiaries must comply to conduct such transactions.
Guidance on Deposit-Related Consumer Credit Products
On June 8, 2011, the OCC published in the Federal Register a
List of Office of Thrift Supervision Regulations to be Enforced by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act), transfers to the OCC the functions of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) relating to Federal savings associations and also transfers to the OCC rulemaking authority of the OTS and the Director of the OTS, respectively, relating to all savings associations. Functions of the OTS relating to State savings associations are transferred to the FDIC. Section 316(c) of the Act requires the OCC and the FDIC, after consultation with one another, to identify those regulations of the OTS that are continued under Section 316(b) of the Act that the OCC, with respect to Federal savings associations, and the FDIC, with respect to State savings associations, will enforce, and to publish a list of those regulations in the Federal Register. This joint notice sets out the required lists of both the OCC and the FDIC.