12 CFR 4.7 - Frequency of examination of Federal agencies and branches.

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§ 4.7 Frequency of examination of Federal agencies and branches.
(a) General. The OCC examines Federal agencies and Federal branches (as these entities are defined in § 28.11 (g) and (h), respectively, of this chapter) pursuant to the authority conferred by 12 U.S.C. 3105(c)(1)(C). Except as noted in paragraph (b) of this section, the OCC will conduct a full-scope, on-site examination of every Federal branch and agency at least once during each 12-month period.
(b) 18-month rule for certain small institutions—
(1) Mandatory standards. The OCC may conduct a full-scope, on-site examination at least once during each 18-month period, rather than each 12-month period as provided in paragraph (a) of this section, if the Federal branch or agency:
(i) Has total assets of less than $500 million;
(ii) Has received a composite ROCA supervisory rating (which rates risk management, operational controls, compliance, and asset quality) of 1 or 2 at its most recent examination;
(iii) Satisfies the requirements of either the following paragraph (b)(1)(iii) (A) or (B):
(A) The foreign bank's most recently reported capital adequacy position consists of, or is equivalent to, Tier 1 and total risk-based capital ratios of at least 6 percent and 10 percent, respectively, on a consolidated basis; or
(B) The branch or agency has maintained on a daily basis, over the past three quarters, eligible assets in an amount not less than 108 percent of the preceding quarter's average third party liabilities (determined consistent with applicable federal and state law), and sufficient liquidity is currently available to meet its obligations to third parties;
(iv) Is not subject to a formal enforcement action or order by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the OCC; and
(v) Has not experienced a change in control during the preceding 12-month period in which a full-scope, on-site examination would have been required but for this section.
(2) Discretionary standards. In determining whether a Federal branch or agency that meets the standards of paragraph (b)(1) of this section should not be eligible for an 18-month examination cycle pursuant to this paragraph (b), the OCC may consider additional factors, including whether:
(i) Any of the individual components of the ROCA rating of the Federal branch or agency is rated “3” or worse;
(ii) The results of any off-site supervision indicate a deterioration in the condition of the Federal branch or agency;
(iii) The size, relative importance, and role of a particular office when reviewed in the context of the foreign bank's entire U.S. operations otherwise necessitate an annual examination; and
(iv) The condition of the foreign bank gives rise to such a need.
(c) Authority to conduct more frequent examinations. Nothing in paragraph (a) or (b) of this section limits the authority of the OCC to examine any Federal branch or agency as frequently as the OCC deems necessary.
[63 FR 46120, Aug. 28, 1998, as amended at 64 FR 56952, Oct. 22, 1999; 72 FR 17802, Apr. 10, 2007; 76 FR 43561, July 21, 2011]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 12 - BANKS AND BANKING

§ 1 - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

§ 2 - Comptroller of the Currency; appointment; term

§ 3 - Oath of Comptroller

§ 4 - Deputy Comptrollers

§ 4a - Delegation of authority by Comptroller

§ 4b - Deputy Comptroller for the supervision and examination of Federal savings associations

§ 5, 6 - Repealed.

§ 7 - Chief of examining division

§ 8 - Clerks

§ 9 - Additional examiners, clerks, and other employees

§ 9a - Repealed.

§ 10 - Salaries of Deputy Comptrollers, examiners, and other employees as part of bank examination expenses

§ 11 - Interest in national banks

§ 12 - Seal of Comptroller

§ 13 - Rooms for Currency Bureau

§ 14 - Report of Comptroller

§ 15 - Repealed. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770,

§ 16 - Funding of Office

§ 93a - Authority to prescribe rules and regulations

§ 161 - Reports to Comptroller of the Currency

§ 481 - Appointment of examiners; examination of member banks, State banks, and trust companies; reports

§ 482 - Employees of Office of Comptroller of the Currency; appointment; compensation and benefits

§ 484 - Limitation on visitorial powers

12 U.S. Code § 462b, 462c - Omitted

§ 1442 - Member financial information

§ 1462a - Administrative provisions

§ 1463 - Supervision of savings associations

§ 1464 - Federal savings associations

§ 1817 - Assessments

§ 1818 - Termination of status as insured depository institution

§ 1820 - Administration of Corporation

§ 1821 - Insurance Funds

§ 1831m - Early identification of needed improvements in financial management

12 U.S. Code § -

12 U.S. Code § 1831p–1 - Standards for safety and soundness

§ 1833e - Equal opportunity

§ 1867 - Regulation and examination of bank service companies

§ 1951 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 1952 - Reports on ownership and control

§ 1953 - Recordkeeping and procedures

§ 1954 - Injunctions

§ 1955 - Civil penalties

§ 1956 - Criminal penalty

§ 1957 - Additional criminal penalty in certain cases

§ 1958 - Compliance

§ 1959 - Administrative procedure

§ 2601 - Congressional findings and purpose

§ 2602 - Definitions

§ 2603 - Uniform settlement statement

§ 2604 - Home buying information booklets

§ 2605 - Servicing of mortgage loans and administration of escrow accounts

§ 2606 - Exempted transactions

§ 2607 - Prohibition against kickbacks and unearned fees

§ 2608 - Title companies; liability of seller

§ 2609 - Limitation on requirement of advance deposits in escrow accounts

§ 2610 - Prohibition of fees for preparation of truth-in-lending, uniform settlement, and escrow account statements

§ 2611 to 2613 - Repealed.

§ 2614 - Jurisdiction of courts; limitations

§ 2615 - Contracts and liens; validity

§ 2616 - State laws unaffected; inconsistent Federal and State provisions

§ 2617 - Authority of Bureau

§ 2801 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 2802 - Definitions

§ 2803 - Maintenance of records and public disclosure

§ 2804 - Enforcement

§ 2805 - Relation to State laws

§ 2806 - Compliance improvement methods

§ 2807 - Report

§ 2808 - Effective date

§ 2809 - Compilation of aggregate data

§ 2810 - Disclosure by Secretary; commencement, scope, etc.

§ 2811 - Repealed.

§ 2901 - Congressional findings and statement of purpose

§ 2902 - Definitions

§ 2903 - Financial institutions; evaluation

§ 2904 - Report to Congress

§ 2905 - Regulations

§ 2906 - Written evaluations

§ 2907 - Operation of branch facilities by minorities and women

§ 2908 - Small bank regulatory relief

§ 3101 - Definitions

§ 3102 - Establishment of Federal branches and agencies by foreign bank

§ 3103 - Interstate banking by foreign banks

§ 3104 - Insurance of deposits

§ 3105 - Authority of Federal Reserve System

§ 3106 - Nonbanking activities of foreign banks

§ 3106a - Compliance with State and Federal laws

§ 3107 - Representative offices

§ 3108 - Regulation and enforcement

§ 3109 - Cooperation with foreign supervisors

§ 3110 - Penalties

§ 3111 - Criminal penalty

§ 3401 - Definitions

§ 3402 - Access to financial records by Government authorities prohibited; exceptions

§ 3403 - Confidentiality of financial records

§ 3404 - Customer authorizations

§ 3405 - Administrative subpena and summons

§ 3406 - Search warrants

§ 3407 - Judicial subpena

§ 3408 - Formal written request

§ 3409 - Delayed notice

§ 3410 - Customer challenges

§ 3411 - Duty of financial institutions

§ 3412 - Use of information

§ 3413 - Exceptions

§ 3414 - Special procedures

§ 3415 - Cost reimbursement

§ 3416 - Jurisdiction

§ 3417 - Civil penalties

§ 3418 - Injunctive relief

§ 3419 - Suspension of limitations

§ 3420 - Grand jury information; notification of certain persons prohibited

§ 3421 - Repealed.

§ 3422 - Applicability to Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 5321 - Financial Stability Oversight Council established

§ 5412 - Powers and duties transferred

§ 5414 - Savings provisions

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 29 - LABOR
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
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Title 12 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 12 CFR 4 after this date.

  • 2014-02-28; vol. 79 # 40 - Friday, February 28, 2014
    1. 79 FR 11300 - Basel III Conforming Amendments Related to Cross-References, Subordinated Debt and Limits Based on Regulatory Capital
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Comptroller of the Currency
      Interim final rule and request for comments.
      This interim final rule is effective March 31, 2014. Comments must be received by March 31, 2014.
      12 CFR Parts 1, 4, 5, 16, 23, 24, 28, 32, 34, 46, 116, 143, 145, 159, 160, 161, 163 and 192