Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements

Source: Federal Reserve

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS).

ACTION: Joint notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY: The OCC, Board, FDIC, and OTS (collectively, the agencies) are requesting comment on a proposed rule that implements provisions of the recently enacted Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (the GLB Act or the Act). These provisions require nongovernmental entities or persons, insured depository institutions, and affiliates of insured depository institutions that are parties to certain agreements that are in fulfillment of the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to (1) make the agreements available to the public and the appropriate agency and (2) file annual reports concerning the agreements with the appropriate agency. These provisions are contained in section 711 of the Act and are codified as section 48 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act).
The rule identifies the types of written agreements that are covered by section 711 of the GLB Act (referred to as covered agreements) and defines many of the terms used in the statute. The rule also describes how the parties to a covered agreement must make the agreement available to the public and the appropriate agencies and explains the type of information that must be included in the annual report filed by a party to a covered agreement.
The agencies solicit comments on all aspects of the proposed rule, including the specific areas discussed below. The agencies will issue a final rule after considering comments received.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2000.

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Privacy of Consumer Financial InformationSource: Department of the Treasury's Comptroller of the Currency

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury; Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), Treasury.

ACTION: Joint final rule.

SUMMARY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of Thrift Supervision, (collectively, the Agencies) are publishing final privacy rules pursuant to section 504 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (the GLB Act or Act). Section 504 authorizes the Agencies to issue regulations as may be necessary to implement notice requirements and restrictions on a financial institution's ability to disclose nonpublic personal information about consumers to nonaffiliated third parties.

Pursuant to section 503 of the GLB Act, a financial institution must provide its customers with a notice of its privacy policies and practices. Section 502 prohibits a financial institution from disclosing nonpublic personal information about a consumer to nonaffiliated third parties unless the institution satisfies various notice and opt-out requirements and the consumer has not elected to opt out of the disclosure.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This joint rule is effective November 13, 2000. However, compliance will be optional until July 1, 2001.

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