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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewals; Comment Request (3064-0092; -0149 & -0182)

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AGENCY:

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION:

Notice and request for comment.

SUMMARY:

The FDIC, 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 the renewal of existing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comment on renewal of the information collections described below.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the FDIC by any of the following methods:

  • http://www.FDIC.gov/​regulations/​laws/​federal/​notices.html.
  • Email: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Manny Cabeza (202-898-3767). Counsel, MB 3007, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20429.
  • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

All comments should refer to the relevant OMB control number. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Manny Cabeza at the FDIC address noted above.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposal to renew the following currently approved collections of information:

1. Title: Community Reinvestment Act.

OMB Number: 3064-0092.

Form Number: None.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks and state savings associations.

Burden Estimate:

Source and type of burdenDescriptionEstimated number of respondentsAverage estimated time per responseTotal estimated annual burden (hours)
345.25(b) ReportingRequest for designation as a wholesale or limited purpose bank—Banks requesting this designation shall file a request in writing with the FDIC at least 3 months prior to the proposed effective date of the designation144
345.27 ReportingStrategic plan—Applies to banks electing to submit strategic plans to the FDIC for approval74002,800
345.42(b)(1) ReportingSmall business/small farm loan data—Large banks shall and Small banks may report annually in machine readable form the aggregate number and amount of certain loans* 39383,144
345.42(b)(2) ReportingCommunity development loan data—Large banks shall and Small banks may report annually, in machine readable form, the aggregate number and aggregate amount of community development loans originated or purchased* 393135,109
345.42(b)(3) ReportingHome mortgage loans—Large banks, if subject to reporting under part 203 (Home Mortgage Disclosure (HMDA)), shall, and Small banks may report the location of each home mortgage loan application, origination, or purchase outside the MSA in which the bank has a home/branch office* 39325399,429
345.42(d) ReportingData on affiliate lending—Banks that elect to have the FDIC consider loans by an affiliate, for purposes of the lending or community development test or an approved strategic plan, shall collect, maintain and report the data that the bank would have collected, maintained, and reported pursuant to § 345.42(a), (b), and (c) had the loans been originated or purchased by the bank. For home mortgage loans, the bank shall also be prepared to identify the home mortgage loans reported under HMDA200387,600
345.42(e) ReportingData on lending by a consortium or a third party—Banks that elect to have the FDIC consider community development loans by a consortium or a third party, for purposes of the lending or community development tests or an approved strategic plan, shall report for those loans the data that the bank would have reported under § 345.42(b)(2) had the loans been originated or purchased by the bank75171,275
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345.42(g) ReportingAssessment area data -Large banks shall and Small banks may collect and report to the FDIC a list for each assessment area showing the geographies within the area* 3932786
Total Reporting120,147
345.42(a) RecordkeepingSmall business/small farm loan register—Large banks shall and Small banks may collect and maintain certain date in machine-readable form* 39321986,067
345.42(c) RecordkeepingOptional consumer loan data—All banks may collect and maintain in machine readable form certain data for consumer loans originated or purchased by a bank for consideration under the lending test7532624,450
345.42(c)(2) RecordkeepingOther loan data—All banks optionally may provide other information concerning their lending performance, including additional loan distribution data100252,500
Total Recordkeeping113,017
345.41(a) 345.43(a); (a)(1); (a)(2); (a)(3); (a)(4); (a)(5); (a)(6); (a)(7); (b)(1); (b)(2); (b)(3); (b)(4); (b)(5); (c); (d) DisclosureContent and availability of public file—All banks shall maintain a public file that contains certain required information3,9711039,710
Total Disclosure39,710
Total Estimated Annual Burden272,874
* The number of Large Banks reporting decreased from 253 to 243. However, 150 Small Banks are voluntarily collecting and reporting data, and the number of respndents has been adjusted to reflect this.

General Description of Collection: The Community Reinvestment Act regulation requires the FDIC to assess the record of banks and thrifts in helping meet the credit needs of their entire communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations; and to take this record into account in evaluating applications for mergers, branches, and certain other corporate activities.

There is no change in the method or substance of the collection. The overall increase in burden hours is a result of an increase in the number of Small Banks electing to voluntarily respond in certain categories. The increase is also, in small part, due to an adjustment in the agency's estimate of the time required to submit strategic plan applications from 275 hours per respondent to 400 hours per respondent.

2. Title: Affiliate Marketing Consumer Opt-Out Notices.

OMB Number: 3064-0149.

Form Number: None.

Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks, state savings associations that have affiliates and consumers that have a relationship with the foregoing.

Burden Estimate:

Type of burdenEstimated number of respondentsEstimated time per response (hours)Frequency of responseTotal estimated annual burden (hours)
Implementation1 118118
Ongoing2 990211,980
Consumer Opt-Out3 857,939* 5171,495
Total Estimated Annual Burden73,493
1 All respondents have now gone through implementation of their programs. Accordingly, the number of respondents facing implementation burden has been reduced from 990 to 1 as a placeholder for any institution that elects to start sharing consumer information with its affiliates in the future.
2 The number of respondents facing ongoing burden remains unchanged at 990.
3 The FDIC estimates that 944 out of the 990 banks impacted by this information collection are community banks having an average of 12,098 consumers and the remaining 46 are non-community (larger) banks having an average of 124,745 consumers. The FDIC estimates that 5% of the 17,158,782 estimated consumers at these 990 institutions (857,939 consumers) elect to Opt-Out of affiliate marketing information sharing.
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General Description of Collection: Section 214 of the FACT Act requires financial institutions that wish to share information about consumers with their affiliates, to inform such consumers that they have the opportunity to opt out of such marketing solicitations. The disclosure notices and consumer responses thereto comprise the elements of this collection of information.

There is no change in the method or substance of this information collection. There has been a net increase in the estimated total annual burden primarily because of an upward adjustment in the agency's estimate of the number of consumers at FDIC-supervised institutions that elect to opt-out of affiliate marketing information sharing. The increase in burden due to the adjustment in the estimated number of consumers affected was offset by the fact that banks have completed the implementation phase of the information collection; the estimated ongoing time per response for affected institutions decreasing from 18 hours at implementation to 2 hours ongoing.

3. Title: Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions.

OMB Number: 3064-0182.

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Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks and state savings associations.

Burden Estimate:

Type of burdenNumber of respondentsEstimated time per responseFrequency of responseTotal estimated annual burden (hours)
Reporting116On Occasion16
Recordkeeping1166On Occasion166
Disclosure11,332On Occasion1,332
Total Estimated Annual Burden1,514

General Description of Collection: This information collection implements section 742(c)(2) of the Dodd-Frank Act (7 U.S.C. 2(c)(2)(E) and FDIC regulations governing retail foreign exchange transactions as set forth at 12 CFR part 349, subpart B. The regulation allows banking organizations under FDIC supervision to engage in off-exchange transactions in foreign currency with retail customers provided they comply with various reporting, recordkeeping and third-party disclosure requirements specified in the rule. If an institution elects to conduct such transactions, compliance with the information collection is mandatory.

Reporting Requirements— Part 349, subpart B requires that, prior to initiating a retail foreign exchange business; a banking institution must provide the FDIC with a notice certifying that the institution has written policies and procedures, and risk measurement and management systems and controls in place to ensure that retail foreign exchange transactions are conducted in a safe and sound manner. The institution must also provide information about it intends to manage customer due diligence, new product approvals and haircuts applied to noncash margin.

Recordkeeping Requirements— Part 349 subpart B requires that institutions engaging in retail foreign exchange transactions keep full, complete and systematic records of account, financial ledger, transaction, memorandum orders and post execution allocations of bunched orders. In addition, institutions are required to maintain records regarding their ratio of profitable accounts, possible violations of law, records of noncash margin and monthly statements and confirmations issued.

Disclosure Requirements— The regulation requires that, before opening an account that will engage in retail foreign exchange transactions, a banking institution must obtain from each retail foreign exchange customer an acknowledgement of receipt and understanding of a written disclosure specified in the rule and of disclosures about the banking institution's fees and other charges and of its profitable accounts ratio. The institution must also provide monthly statements to each retail foreign exchange customer and must send confirmation statements following every transaction. The customer dispute resolution provisions of the regulation require certain endorsements, acknowledgements and signature language as well as the timely provision of a list of persons qualified to handle a customer's request for arbitration.

There is no change in the method or substance of the collection. At present no FDIC-supervised institution is engaging in activities that would make them subject to the information collection requirements. FDIC originally estimated that 3 institutions would be impacted by the rule. The agency is reducing the estimated number of respondents to one (1) as a placeholder in case an institution elects to engage in covered activities in the future. There has been no change in the frequency of response or in the estimated number of hours required to respond. Because of the reduction in the estimated number of respondents from three (3) to one (1), the estimated annual burden has decreased.

Request for Comment

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC's functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record.

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Dated at Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2017.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Ralph E. Frable,

Assistant Executive Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2017-09992 Filed 5-16-17; 8:45 am]

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