Thrift Supervision Office 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Westfield Bank, Westfield Mutual Holding Company, Westfield Financial, Inc., and New Westfield Financial, Inc., Westfield, MS; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 06-9915
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Savings Association Holding Company Report H-(b)11
Document Number: 06-9893
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-'34 Act Disclosures
Document Number: E6-21731
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Interagency Guidance on Response Programs for Unauthorized Access to Customer Information and Customer Notice
Document Number: E6-21464
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Concentrations in Commercial Real Estate Lending, Sound Risk Management Practices
Document Number: E6-21148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
OTS is issuing final guidance: Concentrations in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Lending, Sound Risk Management Practices (guidance). OTS developed this Guidance to clarify that institutions actively engaged in CRE lending should assess their concentration risk and implement appropriate risk management policies and procedures to identify, monitor, manage, and control their concentration risks.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Thrift Financial Report: Schedules SC, SO, LD, CF, SI, SQ, and HC
Document Number: E6-20379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), OTS may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On July 31, 2006, OTS requested public comment for 60 days (71 FR 43286) on proposed revisions to the Thrift Financial Report (TFR), which is currently an approved collection of information. The notice described regulatory reporting revisions proposed for the TFR, Schedule SC Consolidated Statement of Condition, Schedule SOConsolidated Statement of Operations, Schedule LDLoan Data, Schedule CF Consolidated Cash Flow Information, Schedule SISupplemental Information, Schedule SQConsolidated Supplemental Questions, and Schedule HCThrift Holding Company. The proposed revisions would eliminate ten line items from the TFR, revise six existing items, add 16 new items, and eliminate confidential treatment of Schedule HC data. After considering the comments received, OTS has adopted the proposed revisions, with the exception of the proposals to revise the language of the question in line HC840 and to eliminate the confidential treatment of data in Schedule HC. OTS is setting the effective date for the revisions at March 31, 2007. OTS is submitting the adopted revisions to OMB for review and approval.
Community Reinvestment Act-Interagency Uniformity
Document Number: E6-19915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In this notice of proposed rulemaking (proposal), OTS is proposing changes to its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations in four areas to reestablish uniformity between its regulations and those of the other Federal banking agencies. OTS is proposing revisions to its CRA rule to promote consistency and help facilitate objective evaluations of CRA performance across the banking and thrift industries. Consistent standards could allow the public to make more effective comparisons of bank and thrift CRA performance. To advance these objectives OTS is proposing to align its CRA rule with the rule adopted by the banking agencies by: (1) Eliminating the option of alternative weights for lending, investment, and service under the large, retail savings association test; (2) defining small savings associations with between $250 million and $1 billion in assets as ``intermediate small savings associations'' and establishing a new community development test for them; (3) indexing the asset threshold for small and intermediate small savings associations annually based on changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI); and (4) clarifying the impact on a savings association's CRA rating if OTS finds evidence of discrimination or other illegal credit practices.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Document Number: E6-17532
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Charter Conversions
Document Number: E6-17531
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Loan Application Register (HMDA)
Document Number: E6-17530
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.
Citizens Community Federal, Citizens Community MHC, Citizens Community Bancorp, and Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc., Eau Claire, WI; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 06-8710
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Fiduciary Powers of Federal Savings Associations
Document Number: 06-7970
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), OTS may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Today, OTS is submitting proposed revisions to this collection of information to OMB for review and approval.
Community Reinvestment Act; Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Notice
Document Number: E6-14648
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-05
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
This notice revises OTS guidance relating to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Thrift Financial Report: Schedule DI
Document Number: E6-13668
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), OTS may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On April 28, 2006, OTS requested public comment for 60 days (71 FR 25282) on proposed revisions to the Thrift Financial Report (TFR), which is currently an approved collection of information. The notice described regulatory reporting revisions proposed for the TFR: Schedule DI Consolidated Deposit Information to become effective September 30, 2006, primarily in response to the increased levels of deposit insurance from $100,000 to $250,000 for retirement accounts provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (``FDIC'') Board of Directors on March 14, 2006, in interim rules effective April 1, 2006 (71 FR 14629), implementing certain provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, (``Reform Act'') (Pub. L. 109-171). After considering the comments received, OTS has adopted the proposed revisions, with the exception of one proposed line item deletion, and is setting the effective date for the revisions at December 31, 2006. OTS is submitting the adopted revisions to OMB for review and approval.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Privacy of Consumer Financial Information
Document Number: E6-12786
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Loan Application Register (HMDA)
Document Number: E6-12707
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Thrift Financial Report: Schedules SC, SO, LD, CF, SI, SQ, and HC
Document Number: E6-12251
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-31
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. Today, the Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury solicits comments on proposed changes to the Thrift Financial Report (TFR), Schedule SCConsolidated Statement of Condition, Schedule SOConsolidated Statement of Operations, Schedule LDLoan Data, Schedule CFConsolidated Cash Flow Information, Schedule SISupplemental Information, Schedule SQ Consolidated Supplemental Questions, and Schedule HCThrift Holding Company. The proposed changes are to become effective with the March 31, 2007, report. At the end of the comment period, OTS will analyze the comments and recommendations received to determine if it should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving its final approval. OTS will then submit the revisions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Stock Benefit Plans in Mutual-to-Stock Conversions and Mutual Holding Company Structures
Document Number: E6-11278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is proposing to clarify its regulations regarding stock benefit plans established after mutual- to-stock conversions or in mutual holding company structures. In addition, OTS proposes to reduce the voting requirements for the adoption of stock benefit plans in mutual holding company structures and to make several other minor changes to the regulations governing mutual-to-stock conversions and minority stock issuances.
Subordinated Debt Securities and Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Stock
Document Number: E6-10341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
A savings association must obtain OTS approval (or non- objection) before it may include subordinated debt securities or mandatorily redeemable preferred stock in supplementary (tier 2) capital. OTS rules at 12 CFR 563.81 set forth application and notice procedures, requirements that securities must meet in order to be included in supplementary capital, and conditions for OTS approval (or non-objection), and also address other matters. OTS is proposing to update this rule. The proposed rule would delete several unnecessary or outdated requirements and would conform certain provisions, such as maturity period requirements and purchaser restrictions, to the rules issued by the other federal banking agencies. In addition, the proposed rule would reconcile conflicting rules, add appropriate statutory cross-references, and rewrite the rule in plain language.
Liberty Bancorp, Inc. and Liberty Savings Bank, F.S.B., Liberty, Missouri; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 06-4722
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Monadnock Bancorp, Inc., Peterborough, New Hampshire; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 06-4721
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Newport Bancorp, Inc., Newport, Rhode Island; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 06-4720
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Release of Non-Public Information
Document Number: E6-7099
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. OTS is soliciting public comments on the proposal.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Reporting for Changes to Federal Deposit Insurance Levels on the Thrift Financial Report: Schedule DI
Document Number: E6-6452
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. Today, the Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury solicits comments on proposed changes to the Thrift Financial Report (TFR): Schedule DIConsolidated Deposit Information. The changes are in response to the increased levels of deposit insurance for retirement accounts provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (``FDIC'') Board of Directors on March 14, 2006, in final rules effective April 1, 2006, implementing certain provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act of 2005, (``Reform Act'') (Pub. L. 109-171). The proposed changes to the TFR are to become effective with the September 30, 2006, report. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which OTS should modify the proposed revisions prior to giving its final approval. OTS will then submit the revisions to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Fiduciary Powers of Federal Savings Associations
Document Number: E6-6451
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to revise this information collection.
Technical Amendments To Reflect BIF and SAIF Merger
Document Number: 06-3720
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is amending its regulations to incorporate numerous technical and conforming amendments necessary to reflect the recent merger of the Bank Insurance Fund (BIF) and the Savings Association Insurance Fund (SAIF).
Community Reinvestment Act-Community Development
Document Number: 06-3472
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In this final rule, OTS is revising the definition of ``community development'' in its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to reduce burden and provide greater flexibility to meet community needs. The change is designed to encourage savings associations to increase their community development lending, qualified investments, and community development services in distressed or underserved rural areas and designated disaster areas. This change will make OTS's definition of ``community development'' and the definition of the other federal banking agencies uniform. OTS is also making a technical change to conform the lettering of its definitions to that of the other federal banking agencies. Accompanying this final rule and published in the Notices portion of today's Federal Register, is a Notice and Request for Comment to revise OTS's CRA guidance. That notice contains proposed questions and answers related to the revised definition of ``community development'' and other topics as well as revisions to existing questions and answers.
Community Reinvestment Act; Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Notice
Document Number: 06-3471
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
This proposal would revise OTS guidance relating to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Accompanying this proposal and published in the Rules and Regulations portion of today's Federal Register, is a Final Rule revising the definition of ``community development'' in OTS's CRA rule. This proposal addresses topics related to that Final Rule among others. Public comment is invited on the proposed guidance, as well as any other community reinvestment issues.
Federal Savings Association Bylaws; Integrity of Directors
Document Number: E6-2003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-14
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is proposing to change its regulations concerning corporate governance to add a preapproved bylaw that federally chartered savings associations and mutual holding companies (collectively, federal savings associations) may adopt. The bylaw would preclude persons who, among other things, are under indictment for or have been convicted of certain crimes involving dishonesty or breach of trust, or have been subject to certain cease and desist orders entered by any of the banking agencies, from being members of the federal savings association's Board of Directors. The proposal would also permit federal savings associations to adopt bylaws that bar such persons from nominating individuals for membership on the federal savings association's Board of Directors. The proposal is intended to permit federal savings associations to protect their businesses from the adverse effects that are likely to result when the reputation of their board members is not conducive to maintaining the public's trust.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Release of Non-Public Information
Document Number: E6-1904
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. The Office of Thrift Supervision within the Department of the Treasury will submit the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. Today, OTS is soliciting public comments on its proposal to extend this information collection.