Management Official Interlocks
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
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
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
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
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.