Office of Thrift Supervision 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Permissible Activities of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: Z7-24676
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Environmental Impact Statement: New London County, CO
Document Number: C7-4127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: E7-24719
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and the OTS (collectively, the ``agencies'') are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index. The agencies are also correcting a paragraph heading that is inaccurate as a result of annual revisions to the small institution threshold.
Federal Savings Association Bylaws; Integrity of Directors; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: E7-24743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is withdrawing the proposed rule. The proposed rule would have amended OTS's regulations concerning corporate governance to permit federally chartered savings associations and mutual holding companies (collectively, federal savings associations) to adopt a preapproved bylaw that would have precluded certain persons from serving on the adopting federal savings association's board of directors, and from nominating others to so serve. In addition, the proposed preapproved bylaw would have precluded any entity owned or controlled by a prohibited person from nominating anyone to serve on the adopting federal savings association's board of directors.\1\
Savings and Loan Holding Company Rating System
Document Number: E7-24742
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is revising its savings and loan holding company (SLHC) rating system to better reflect and communicate its supervisory expectations. The new SLHC rating system revises component descriptions to better emphasize risk management and adopts a numeric rating scale.
Permissible Activities of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: E7-24676
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is revising its regulations, at 12 CFR 584.2 and 584.2-2, to expand the permissible activities of savings and loan holding companies (SLHCs) to the full extent permitted under the Home Owners' Loan Act (HOLA). In addition, OTS is amending 12 CFR 584.4 to conform the regulation to the statute that it is intended to implement, and to set forth standards that OTS will use to evaluate applications submitted pursuant to the statutory application requirement.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Elevated Risk Complex Structured Finance Activities
Document Number: E7-24503
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection request (ICR) 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.
Interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Procedures To Enhance the Accuracy and Integrity of Information Furnished to Consumer Reporting Agencies Under Section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
Document Number: E7-23549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC (Agencies) are publishing for comment proposed regulations and guidelines to implement the accuracy and integrity provisions in section 312 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act).\1\ The proposed regulations and guidelines would implement the requirement that the Agencies issue guidelines for use by furnishers regarding the accuracy and integrity of the information about consumers that they furnish to consumer reporting agencies and prescribe regulations requiring furnishers to establish reasonable policies and procedures for implementing the guidelines. The Agencies also are publishing for comment proposed regulations to implement the direct dispute provisions in section 312. The proposed regulations would implement the requirement that the Agencies issue regulations identifying the circumstances under which a furnisher must reinvestigate disputes about the accuracy of information contained in a consumer report based on a direct request from a consumer.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Joint Comment Request
Document Number: 07-5998
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, the OCC, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC are submitting for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review the information collection associated with a proposed study that will use a written survey to be completed by financial institutions and other persons who are creditors or users of consumer reports. The Board has approved this information collection under its delegated authority from OMB. The Agencies will use the Survey responses to prepare the initial report to the Congress (the Report) on information sharing practices by financial institutions, creditors, or users of consumer reports with their affiliates. The Agencies are statutorily required to jointly submit the Report with any recommendations for legislative or regulatory action. To conduct the Survey, the OCC, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, and FTC first seek additional public comment regarding this notice, which is the second of two notices required by the PRA, and will seek OMB review of, and clearance for, the collection of information discussed herein.
Risk-Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework - Basel II
Document Number: 07-5729
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) (collectively, the agencies) are adopting a new risk-based capital adequacy framework that requires some and permits other qualifying banks \1\ to use an internal ratings-based approach to calculate regulatory credit risk capital requirements and advanced measurement approaches to calculate regulatory operational risk capital requirements. The final rule describes the qualifying criteria for banks required or seeking to operate under the new framework and the applicable risk-based capital requirements for banks that operate under the framework.
Operating Subsidiary
Document Number: E7-23295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection request (ICR) 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-Notice of Hiring or Indemnifying Senior Executive Officers or Directors
Document Number: E7-23264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 Charter and Federal Deposit Insurance Application
Document Number: E7-23263
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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.
Kaiser Federal Bank, Covina, California, and Kaiser Federal Financial Group, Inc., Covina, CA; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5714
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Information Needed To Respond to a Proposal To Convert From the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) to the Call Report
Document Number: E7-22175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-14
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision is considering requiring savings associations to file quarterly Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) instead of the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) currently filed. This ANPR solicits comments identifying information that the thrift industry and the public would need to analyze a proposal to convert from the TFR to the Call Report used by other federal banking regulators and to amend any OTS rules that would be affected by such a change. At the end of the comment period, OTS will review the comments and conduct any research needed to compile the identified information. OTS plans to publish a second notice containing the requested information and solicit comments on whether to convert to the Call Report.
Atlantic Coast Bank, Atlantic Coast Federal, M.H.C., Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation, and Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation, Waycross, Georgia; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Baltimore County Savings Bank, F.S.B., Baltimore County Savings Bank, M.H.C., BCSB Bankcorp, Inc., and BCSB Bancorp, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
Document Number: 07-5453
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA and FTC (the Agencies) are jointly issuing final rules and guidelines implementing section 114 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) and final rules implementing section 315 of the FACT Act. The rules implementing section 114 require each financial institution or creditor to develop and implement a written Identity Theft Prevention Program (Program) to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft in connection with the opening of certain accounts or certain existing accounts. In addition, the Agencies are issuing guidelines to assist financial institutions and creditors in the formulation and maintenance of a Program that satisfies the requirements of the rules. The rules implementing section 114 also require credit and debit card issuers to assess the validity of notifications of changes of address under certain circumstances. Additionally, the Agencies are issuing joint rules under section 315 that provide guidance regarding reasonable policies and procedures that a user of consumer reports must employ when a consumer reporting agency sends the user a notice of address discrepancy.
Personal Transactions in Securities
Document Number: E7-21751
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
In June 2007, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) adopted an interim final rule (Interim Rule) that requires certain officers and employees of savings associations to file reports of their personal securities transactions with the savings association no later than thirty calendar days after the end of each calendar quarter. Before OTS adopted the Interim Rule, persons subject to the rule were required to file such reports within ten business days after the end of each calendar quarter. The thirty-calendar-day period is consistent with the filing requirement for persons in similar positions at investment companies who file such reports under regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Today, OTS is adopting a final rule that is identical to the Interim Rule.
Fair Credit Reporting Affiliate Marketing Regulations
Document Number: 07-5349
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (Agencies) are publishing final rules to implement the affiliate marketing provisions in section 214 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The final rules generally prohibit a person from using information received from an affiliate to make a solicitation for marketing purposes to a consumer, unless the consumer is given notice and a reasonable opportunity and a reasonable and simple method to opt out of the making of such solicitations.
Bradford Bank, Baltimore, MD, and Bradford Bancorp, Inc., Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Interagency Notice of Change in Control
Document Number: E7-20941
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-24
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.
United Bank, United Mutual Holding Company, United Financial Bancorp, Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
First Advantage Bancorp, Inc., Clarksville, Tennessee; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-5117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Community Reinvestment Act
Document Number: E7-20218
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection request (ICR) 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Purchase of Branch Office(s) and/or Transfer of Assets/Liabilities
Document Number: E7-20182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The proposed information collection request (ICR) 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.
NetBank, Alpharetta, GA; Notice of Appointment of Receiver
Document Number: 07-4957
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Proposed Guidance on Garnishment of Exempt Federal Benefit Funds
Document Number: 07-4783
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Agencies are proposing guidance entitled Garnishment of Exempt Federal Benefit Funds. This proposed guidance has been developed to encourage financial institutions to have policies and procedures in place with respect to handling garnishment orders and sets forth best practices, including procedures designed to expedite notice to the consumer of the garnishment process and release of funds to the consumer as quickly as possible.
Operating Subsidiary
Document Number: E7-19143
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
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 OTS 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.
Expanded Examination Cycle for Certain Small Insured Depository Institutions and U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks
Document Number: 07-4716
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, and OTS (collectively, the Agencies) are jointly adopting as final the interim rules issued on April 10, 2007, that implemented section 605 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA) and related legislation (collectively the Examination Amendments). The Examination Amendments permit insured depository institutions (institutions) that have up to $500 million in total assets, and that meet certain other criteria, to qualify for an 18-month (rather than 12-month) on-site examination cycle. Prior to enactment of FSRRA, only institutions with less than $250 million in total assets were eligible for an 18-month on-site examination cycle. The interim rules made parallel changes to the Agencies' regulations governing the on-site examination cycle for U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks (foreign bank offices), consistent with the International Banking Act of 1978 (IBA). In addition to implementing the changes in the Examination Amendments, the interim rules clarified when a small insured depository institution is considered ``well managed'' for purposes of qualifying for an 18-month examination cycle.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities
Document Number: E7-18030
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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 OTS 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
Document Number: 07-4420
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-11
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 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. 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 extend, with revision, the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks and the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) for savings associations, which are currently approved collections of information. 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.
Prohibited Service at Savings and Loan Holding Companies Extension of Expiration Date of Temporary Exemption
Document Number: E7-17459
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-04
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
OTS is amending its rules implementing section 19(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDIA), which prohibits any person who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty, breach of trust, or money laundering (or who has agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion or similar program in connection with a prosecution for such an offense) from holding certain positions with respect to a savings and loan holding company (SLHC). Specifically, OTS is extending the expiration date of a temporary exemption granted to persons who held positions with respect to a SLHC as of the date of the enactment of section 19(e). The revised expiration date for the temporary exemption is March 1, 2008.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Community Reinvestment Act
Document Number: 07-4097
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
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.
First Savings Bank of Renton, First Financial Holdings, MHC, First Financial of Renton, Inc., and First Financial Northwest, Inc., Renton, WA; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-4041
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
North Penn Bank, North Penn Mutual Holding Company, North Penn Bancorp, Inc., and New North Penn Bancorp, Inc., Scranton, PA; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-4040
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Beacon Federal, East Syracuse, NY, and Beacon Federal Bancorp., Inc., East Syracuse, NY; Approval of Conversion Application
Document Number: 07-4039
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
Proposed Illustrations of Consumer Information for Subprime Mortgage Lending
Document Number: 07-3945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (the Agencies), request comment on these Proposed Illustrations of Consumer Information for Subprime Mortgage Lending. The illustrations are intended to assist institutions in providing consumer information as discussed in the consumer protection portion of the Agencies' Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending (Subprime Statement). The illustrations are not intended as model forms, and institutions will not be required to use them. Rather, they are provided to respond to the requests of commenters that the Agencies provide uniform disclosures for, or illustrations of, the type of consumer information contemplated by the Subprime Statement.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Purchase of Branch Office(s) and/or Transfer of Assets/Liabilities
Document Number: 07-3878
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
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.
Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices
Document Number: E7-15179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
OTS is reviewing its regulations relating to unfair or deceptive acts or practices to determine whether and, if so, to what extent, additional regulation is needed to ensure customers of OTS- regulated entities are treated fairly. This ANPR seeks input and information on issues OTS is considering as part of this review.
Management Official Interlocks
Document Number: 07-3441
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) (collectively, the Agencies) are amending their rules regarding management interlocks to implement section 610 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA) and to correct inaccurate cross-references.
Community Reinvestment Act; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Notice
Document Number: 07-3223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The staffs of the OCC, the Board, the FDIC, and OTS (collectively, the ``agencies'') have combined three previously adopted publications of informal staff guidance answering questions regarding community reinvestment (Interagency Questions and Answers). The Interagency Questions and Answers address frequently asked questions about community reinvestment to assist agency personnel, financial institutions, and the public. The agencies are proposing nine new questions and answers, as well as substantive and technical revisions to the existing Interagency Questions and Answers. Among the proposed new questions and answers is one that addresses activities engaged in by a majority-owned financial institution with a minority-or women- owned financial institution or a low-income credit union. In addition, three revisions are intended to encourage institutions to work with homeowners who are unable to make mortgage payments by highlighting that they can receive CRA consideration for foreclosure prevention programs for low- and moderate-income homeowners, consistent with the interagency Statement on Working with Mortgage Borrowers issued April 17, 2007. Public comment is invited on the proposed new and revised questions and answers, as well as any other community reinvestment issues.
Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending
Document Number: 07-3316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Agencies are issuing a final interagency Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending. This guidance has been developed to clarify how institutions can offer certain adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) products in a safe and sound manner, and in a way that clearly discloses the risks that borrowers may assume.
2007-2012 Strategic Plan Notice; Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-13057
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) updates its Strategic Plan every three years. The mission and strategic goals contained in the Plan support statutory and regulatory requirements, current and long-range industry issues, and long-range strategic objectives. The goals and objectives are implemented through annual Performance Plans. OTS requests comments on its draft 2007-2012 Strategic Plan. The draft Plan is available on the OTS Internet Site at http://www.ots.treas.gov under ``About OTS: Plans and Reports''.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-3226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-03
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 April 6, 2007, the agencies published a notice requesting public comment for sixty days on the extension, with revision, of the Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form (TA-1). In addition, OTS seeks to implement an amendment to section 3(a)(34) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act), pursuant to a provision of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (FSRRA), enacted on October 13, 2006. This implementation would institute the use of the TA-1 for savings associations intending to engage in transfer agent activities. Currently, the OCC, FDIC, and OTS are soliciting comment concerning the extension, with revision, of the Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form. The Board has approved this information collection under its delegated authority from OMB.
Optional Charter Provisions in Mutual Holding Company Structures
Document Number: E7-12172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is proposing to amend its mutual holding company (MHC) regulations to permit certain MHC subsidiaries to adopt an optional charter provision that would prohibit any person from acquiring, or offering to acquire, beneficial ownership of more than ten percent of the MHC subsidiary's minority stock (stock held by persons other than the subsidiary's MHC).
Stock Benefit Plans in Mutual-to-Stock Conversions and Mutual Holding Company Structures
Document Number: E7-12168
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Thrift Supervision Office, Department of Treasury
The Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) is clarifying its regulations regarding stock benefit plans established after mutual-to- stock conversions or in mutual holding company structures. In addition, OTS is modifying the voting requirements for the adoption of certain stock benefit plans in mutual holding company structures by providing that the plans must be approved by a majority of the minority shares voting on the plan. Also, OTS is making several minor changes to the regulations governing mutual-to-stock conversions and minority stock issuances.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Interagency Guidance on Asset Securitization Activities
Document Number: E7-12280
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-25
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request
Document Number: 07-2989
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-18
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The FDIC, OCC, and OTS (Agencies), as part of their continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection titled ``Affiliate Marketing/ Consumer Opt-Out Notices,'' as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). OMB Control numbers for this collection are 3064-0149 (FDIC), 1557-0230 (OCC), and 1550-0112 (OTS).
Illustrations of Consumer Information for Nontraditional Mortgage Products
Document Number: 07-2859
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The Agencies are publishing three documents that set forth Illustrations of Consumer Information for Nontraditional Mortgage Products. The illustrations are intended to assist institutions in implementing the consumer protection portion of the Interagency Guidance on Nontraditional Mortgage Product Risks (Interagency NTM Guidance) adopted on October 4, 2006. 71 FR 58609 (Oct. 4, 2006). The illustrations are not model forms and institutions may choose not to use them in providing information to consumers on nontraditional mortgage products as recommended in the Interagency NTM Guidance.