Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 051), which are currently approved collections of information. The agencies are requesting comment on an adjustment to the measurement date for certain total asset thresholds that trigger additional reporting requirements in the Call Reports for report dates in 2021 only due to institution asset growth in 2020 related to participation in various coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related stimulus activities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of the existing information collections described below. The FDIC published notices in the Federal Register requesting comment for 60 days on a proposal to renew these information collections. The FDIC hereby gives notice of its plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the renewal of these information collections, and again invites comment on the renewal.
Designated Reserve Ratio for 2021
Pursuant to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation designates that the Designated Reserve Ratio (DRR) for the Deposit Insurance Fund shall remain at 2 percent for 2021.\1\ The Board is publishing this notice as required by the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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. On July 22, 2020, the agencies, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) (FFIEC 031, FFIEC 041, and FFIEC 051) and the Regulatory Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101), which are currently approved collections of information. In the July 2020 notice, the Board, under the auspices of the FFIEC, also requested public comment for 60 days on a proposal to revise and extend 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), which also are currently approved collections of information. The Board published this proposal on behalf of the agencies. Finally, on October 4, 2019, the agencies, under the auspices of the FFIEC, requested public comment for 60 days on proposed Call Report and FFIEC 101 revisions to implement the agencies' proposed total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) investments rule for advanced approaches banking organizations. The comment period for the July 2020 notice ended on September 21, 2020. The comment period for the October 2019 notice ended on December 3, 2019, and the agencies subsequently adopted a TLAC investments final rule. As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, after considering the comments received on the two notices, the agencies are proceeding with the proposed revisions to the reporting forms and instructions for the Call Reports, FFIEC 101, and FFIEC 002 with certain modifications. The SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section also discusses certain Call Report instructional clarifications. The agencies hereby give notice of their plan to submit to OMB a request to approve the revision and extension of these information collections, and again invite comment on the renewal.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements; Correction
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published an interagency final rule in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019, that revises the criteria for determining the applicability of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding companies of certain foreign banking organizations. This final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio for purposes of the prompt corrective action provisions in the FDIC's capital rule to its intended scope.
Branch Application Procedures
The FDIC is adopting a final rule to amend its application requirements for the establishment and relocation of branches and offices so that such applications no longer require statements regarding the compliance of such proposals with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The final rule amends the FDIC's regulations to remove NHPA and NEPA requirements embedded in its branch application procedures, and rescinds FDIC statements of policy regarding the NHPA and the NEPA, consistent with branch application procedures for national banks and insured state member banks supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is making technical amendments to its rules governing deposit insurance assessments in two places to conform regulatory text to the text that was adopted by the FDIC Board of Directors (FDIC Board). Due to publishing errors, incorrect text was printed in the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations. The first amendment will conform the value of the weighted charge-off rate for loans secured by nonfarm nonresidential properties that appears in the FDIC's assessment regulations to the charge-off rate adopted by the FDIC Board. The second amendment will conform a footnote that defines two terms in the descriptions of the counterparty measures for purposes of deposit insurance assessments to the language adopted by the FDIC Board. The technical amendments will not affect assessments previously paid by insured depository institutions (IDIs) or assessments paid by IDIs in the future.
Role of Supervisory Guidance
The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, and Bureau (collectively, the agencies) are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would codify the Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued by the agencies on September 11, 2018 (2018 Statement). By codifying the 2018 Statement, the proposed rule is intended to confirm that the agencies will continue to follow and respect the limits of administrative law in carrying out their supervisory responsibilities. The 2018 Statement reiterated well-established law by stating that, unlike a law or regulation, supervisory guidance does not have the force and effect of law. As such, supervisory guidance does not create binding legal obligations for the public. The proposal would also clarify that the 2018 Statement, as amended, is binding on the agencies.