Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the OCC, 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 agencies have approved for public comment a proposal to extend, with minor revision, the Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form (``Form TA-1''), which is a currently approved collection of information. The agencies propose to modify Form TA-1, effective December 31, 2016, to require Board registrants to submit the form and attachments to a designated email address, to give FDIC registrants the option to submit the form and attachments to a designated email address, to require state savings associations to file with the FDIC, to remove outdated references to the Office of Thrift Supervision (``OTS''), to clarify the definition of a ``qualifying security,'' and to make other instructional clarifications. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the agencies should modify the proposed revisions before giving final approval. The agencies will then submit the revisions to OMB for approval.
Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FHFA, NCUA, and SEC (the Agencies) are seeking comment on a joint proposed rule (the proposed rule) to revise the proposed rule the Agencies published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2011, and to implement section 956 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 956 generally requires that the Agencies jointly issue regulations or guidelines: (1) Prohibiting incentive-based payment arrangements that the Agencies determine encourage inappropriate risks by certain financial institutions by providing excessive compensation or that could lead to material financial loss; and (2) requiring those financial institutions to disclose information concerning incentive- based compensation arrangements to the appropriate Federal regulator.