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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Submission for OMB Review; Domestic Residential Home Equity Lending Data

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AGENCY:

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC 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 OCC is soliciting comment concerning its proposed information collection titled, “Domestic Residential Home Equity Lending Data.” The OCC also is giving notice that the collection has been sent to OMB for review.

DATES:

You should submit written comments by: July 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

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-NEW, 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 Start Printed Page 35737electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. 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 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 include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure.

Additionally, please send a copy of your comments by mail to: OCC Desk Officer, 1557-NEW, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW., #10235, Washington, DC 20503, or by email to: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649-5490, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649-5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The OCC is requesting OMB approval for the following information collection:

Title: Domestic Residential Home Equity Lending Data.

OMB Control Number: To be assigned by OMB.

Description: Comprehensive home equity line of credit data is vital to assessing and monitoring credit quality and loss mitigation activities in the residential mortgage market and the federal banking system. This data is important and necessary to support supervisory activities to ensure the safety and soundness of the federal banking system. Where the respondent is both the servicer and originator of a home equity loan or line of credit, the Home Equity Residential Lending Data collection would include origination data and only servicing data where the respondent services for others. Detailed loan-level data would be collected monthly and portfolio-level data collected quarterly. All data collected would be based on standard data and definitions.

The reported loan-level data items would include: Loan number; property information; loan, line, and appraisal amounts; loan documentation information; loan-to-values and debt-to income-ratios; non-personally identifiable borrower information; bankruptcy and foreclosure status; and other loan information. The reported portfolio-level data would include: total managed Home Equity portfolio (lines and loans), total securitized Home Equity portfolio, and other portfolio-level information.

Also, in order to match senior and junior lien residential mortgages on the same collateral, the OCC would collect additional information (add data elements) on the residential mortgage loans reported in Domestic First Lien Residential Mortgage and the Domestic Residential Home Equity Lending datasets. This data would include: Property and mailing address, census tract, liquidation status, and original lien position. By matching the senior and junior liens by property ID, the OCC would gain better insight into the level of risk of both credit types, for example, current loans secured by junior liens behind past due loans secured by first liens. The data is subject to an information security program to ensure its confidentiality.

Type of Review: Regular review.

Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 64.

Estimated Annual Responses per Respondent: 12.

Estimated Burden per Response: 430.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 330,240 hours.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless the information collection displays a currently valid OMB control number.

The OCC published a notice regarding this collection on September 5, 2014 for 60 days of comment (79 FR 53102). One comment was received regarding the collection from a trade association.

The trade association acknowledged that, while the notice provided a general description of the data requested, it did not include the specific data templates. In addition, it was not clear to the commenter which national banks would be subject to the data collection, the timeframe for submission, and the effective date of the collection. The commenter also suggested that the data collection might duplicate data that banking organizations already are providing to the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) in connection with the FR Y-14 reporting requirements and pointed out that the potential for duplication is especially relevant to national banks that are the dominant subsidiary in a holding company structure. The commenter recommended coordination of the data collection with the FRB to minimize duplicative or divergent reporting requirements. The commenter suggested that the OCC consider accepting data currently submitted to the FRB in connection with the FR Y-14 in satisfaction of the data collection or work with the FRB to establish a single set of data with identical file layouts and definitions. The commenter suggested, as an alternative, having the FRB add data elements to the FR Y-14 that designate whether a loan is part of the bank or a non-bank affiliate.

The request for copies of the data templates will be met by the Information Collection Request, which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget and made publicly available at www.reginfo.gov. Furthermore, the OCC understands the commenters concerns and is actively exploring use of the FRB's FR Y-14 data, where possible, in order to decrease banks' reporting burden.

Comments continue to be invited on:

(a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the OCC, including whether the information shall have practical utility;

(b) The accuracy of the OCC's estimate of the burden of the collection of information;

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

(d) Ways to minimize the burden of the 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.

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Dated: June 16, 2015.

Stuart E. Feldstein,

Director, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division.

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[FR Doc. 2015-15248 Filed 6-19-15; 8:45 am]

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