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Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks

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Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).


Notice and request for comment.


The OCC, FDIC, and NCUA (the Agencies), are soliciting public comment on the renewal of a collection of information by the Agencies. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

The Agencies are soliciting comment concerning renewal of their information collection titled, “Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks.” The agencies are also giving notice that they are sending their collections to OMB for review.


Comments must be received by October 31, 2013.


OCC: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557-0246, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mail Stop 9W-11,Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465-4326 or by electronic mail to You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649-6700. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification and to submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments.

All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not enclose any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

FDIC: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. All comments should refer to the name of the collection, “Reverse Mortgage Products Guidance.” Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

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  • Email: Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202) 898-3877, Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, NYA-5046, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429.
  • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the FDIC Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

NCUA: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (Please send comments by one method only):

Public inspection: All public comments are available on the agency's Web site at​Resources/​RegulationsOpinionsLaws/​ProposedRegulations.aspx as submitted, except as may not be possible for technical reasons. Public comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Paper copies of comments may be inspected in NCUA's law library, at 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, by appointment weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call (703) 518-6546 or send an email to OGC Mail

Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OMB Desk Officer, 1557-0246; 3064-0176; 3133-0187, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by email to: oira

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OCC: You can request additional information or a copy of the information collection from Johnny Vilela or Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 649-5490, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E-218, Mailstop 9W-11, Washington, DC 20219.

FDIC: Michael R. Evans, Fair Lending Specialist, Compliance Policy Section, Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection, (202) 898-6611; or Richard M. Schwartz, Counsel, (202) 898-7424, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429.

NCUA: Tracy Sumpter, Paperwork Clearance Officer, 703-518-6444, Office of the Chief Information Officer, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. “Collection of information” is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party.

With respect to renewal of this collection of information, the Agencies invite comments on:

(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal banking agencies' functions, including whether the information has practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected;

(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and

(e) Estimates of capital or start up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information.

The Agencies are proposing to extend OMB approval of the following information collection:

Title of Information Collection: Reverse Mortgage Products: Guidance for Managing Compliance and Reputation Risks.

OMB Control Numbers: 1557-0246; 3064-0176; and 3133-0187.

Abstract: On December 16, 2009, the OCC, FDIC, FRB and NCUA sought comment on the guidance,[1] and they issued it in final form on August 17, 2010.[2] The guidance focused on the need to provide adequate information to consumers about reverse mortgage products; to provide qualified independent counseling to consumers considering these products; and to avoid potential conflicts of interest. It also addressed related policies, procedures, internal controls, and third party risk management.

Prior to the effective date of the final guidance, the Agencies obtained PRA approval from OMB for the information collection requirements contained therein. These information collection requirements included implementation of policies and procedures, training, and program maintenance. The requirements are outlined below:

  • Institutions offering reverse mortgages should have written policies and procedures that prohibit the practice of directing a consumer to a particular counseling agency or contacting a counselor on the consumer's behalf.
  • Policies should be clear so that originators do not have an inappropriate incentive to sell other products that appear linked to the granting of a mortgage.
  • Legal and compliance reviews should include oversight of compensation programs so that lending personnel are not improperly encouraged to direct consumers to particular products.
  • Training should be designed so that relevant lending personnel are able to convey information to consumers about product terms and risks in a timely, accurate, and balanced manner.

The Agencies are now seeking renewal of the PRA approval granted by OMB for these information collection requirements.

Affected Public:

OCC: National banks, Federal savings associations, their subsidiaries, and Federal branches or agencies of foreign banks.

FDIC: Insured state nonmember banks.

NCUA: Federally-insured credit unions.

Type of Review: Regular.

Estimated Burden:


Number of respondents: 97.

Burden per respondent: 40 hours to implement policies and procedures and to provide training; 8 hours annually to maintain program.

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Number of respondents: 48.

Burden per respondent: 40 hours to implement policies and procedures and to provide training; 8 hours annually to maintain program.

Total estimated annual burden: 2,304 hours.


Number of respondents: 85.

Burden per respondent: 40 hours to implement policies and procedures and to provide training; 8 hours annually to maintain program.

Total estimated annual burden: 4,080 hours.

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Dated: September 6, 2013.

Michele Meyer,

Assistant Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.

Dated at Washington, DC, this 9th day of September, 2013.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Robert E Feldman,

Executive Secretary.

Dated: September 24, 2013.

By the National Credit Union Administration.

Gerard S. Poliquin,

Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 2013-23771 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am]

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