12 U.S. Code § 1467 - Examination fees

(a) Examination of savings associations
The cost of conducting examinations of savings associations pursuant to section 1464 (d) of this title shall be assessed by—
(1) the Comptroller, against each such Federal savings association, as the Comptroller deems necessary or appropriate; and
(2) the Corporation, against each such State savings association, as the Corporation deems necessary or appropriate.
(b) Examination of affiliates
The cost of conducting examinations of affiliates of savings associations pursuant to this chapter may be assessed by the Comptroller or Corporation, as appropriate  [1] against each affiliate that is examined as the Comptroller or Corporation, as appropriate  [1] deems necessary or appropriate.
(c) Assessment against association in case of affiliate’s refusal to pay
(1) In general
Subject to paragraph (2), if any affiliate of any savings association—
(A) refuses to pay any assessment under subsection (b) of this section; or
(B) fails to pay any such assessment before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of the assessment,
the appropriate Federal banking agency may assess such cost against, and collect such cost from, such savings association.
(2) Affiliate of more than 1 savings association
If any affiliate referred to in paragraph (1) is an affiliate of more than 1 savings association, the assessment with respect to the affiliate against, and collected from, any affiliated savings association in such proportions as the appropriate Federal banking agency may prescribe.
(d) Civil money penalty for affiliate’s refusal to cooperate
(1) Penalty imposed
If any affiliate of any savings association—
(A) refuses to permit any examiner appointed by the appropriate Federal banking agency to make an examination; or
(B) refuses to provide any information required to be disclosed in the course of any examination,
the savings association shall forfeit and pay a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each day that any such refusal continues.
(2) Assessment and collection
Any penalty imposed under paragraph (1) shall be assessed and collected by the appropriate Federal banking agency, in the manner provided in section 8(i)(2) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act [12 U.S.C. 1818 (i)(2)].
(e) Regulations
The Comptroller may prescribe regulations with respect to—
(1) the computation of, and the assessment for, the cost of conducting examinations pursuant to this section; and
(2) the collection and use of such assessments and any fees under this section.
Such regulations may establish formulas to determine a fee or schedule of fees to cover the costs of examinations and also to cover the cost of processing applications, filings, notices, and requests for approvals by the appropriate Federal banking agency or the designee of the Comptroller.
(f) [Reserved].
(g) Costs of other examinations
(1) Examination of fiduciary activities
In addition to any assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the cost of conducting examinations of fiduciary activities of savings associations which exercise fiduciary powers (including savings associations or similar institutions in the District of Columbia) shall be assessed by the appropriate Federal banking agency against such savings associations (or similar institutions).
(2) Examinations in excess of 2 per calendar year
If any savings association or affiliate of a savings association is examined by the appropriate Federal banking agency for the savings association more than 2 times in any calendar year, the cost of conducting such additional examinations shall be assessed, in addition to any assessment imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, by the appropriate Federal banking agency or the Corporation, as the case may be, against such savings association or affiliate.
(h) Additional information
Any savings association and any affiliate of any savings association shall provide the appropriate Federal banking agency with access to any information or report with respect to any examination made by any public regulatory authority and furnish any additional information with respect thereto as the appropriate Federal banking agency may require.
(i) Treatment of examination assessments
(1) Deposits
Amounts received by the appropriate Federal banking agency from assessments under this section (other than an assessment under subsection (d)(2) of this section) or section 1467a (b)(4) of this title may be deposited in the manner provided in section 5234 of the Revised Statutes [12 U.S.C. 192] with respect to assessments by the Comptroller of the Currency.
(2) Assessments are not Government funds
The amounts received by the appropriate Federal banking agency from any assessment under this section shall not be construed to be Government or public funds or appropriated money.
(3) Assessments are not subject to apportionment of funds
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amounts received by the appropriate Federal banking agency from any assessment under this section shall not be subject to apportionment for the purpose of chapter 15 of title 31 or under any other authority.
(j) Processing fee
The appropriate Federal banking agency may, in the sole discretion of the appropriate Federal banking agency, assess against any person that submits to the appropriate Federal banking agency an application, filing, notice, or request a fee to cover the cost of processing such submission.
(k) Fees for examinations and supervisory activities
The appropriate Federal banking agency may assess against an institution fees to fund the direct and indirect expenses of the Office as the appropriate Federal banking agency deems necessary or appropriate. The fees may be imposed more frequently than annually at the discretion of the appropriate Federal banking agency.
(l) Working capital
The appropriate Federal banking agency is authorized to impose fees and assessments pursuant to subsections (a), (b), (e), and (k) of this section, in excess of actual expenses for any given year, to permit the appropriate Federal banking agency to maintain a working capital fund. The appropriate Federal banking agency shall remit to the payors of such fees and assessments any funds collected in excess of what he deems necessary to maintain such working capital fund.
(m) Use of funds
The appropriate Federal banking agency is authorized to use the combined resources retained through fees and assessments imposed pursuant to this section to pay all direct and indirect salary and administrative expenses of the Office, including contracts and purchases of property and services, and the direct and indirect expenses of the examinations and supervisory activities of the Office.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.

Source

(June 13, 1933, ch. 64, § 9, as added Pub. L. 100–86, title IV, § 402(a),Aug. 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 605; amended Pub. L. 101–73, title III, § 301,Aug. 9, 1989, 103 Stat. 316; Pub. L. 102–242, title I, § 114(c),Dec. 19, 1991, 105 Stat. 2248; Pub. L. 111–203, title III, § 369(7),July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1563.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 1467, acts June 13, 1933, ch. 64, § 8,48 Stat. 134; Apr. 27, 1934, ch. 168, § 12,48 Stat. 647; May 28, 1935, ch. 150, §§ 20, 21,49 Stat. 298, related to penalties, prior to repeal by act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, § 21,62 Stat. 862, eff. Sept. 1, 1948. See sections 223, 433, 493, 657, 1006, and 1014 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.
A prior section 9 of act June 13, 1933, was renumbered section 11 and is classified to section 1468 of this title.
Amendments

2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(A), substituted “assessed by—” for “assessed by the Director against each such savings association as the Director deems necessary or appropriate.” and added pars. (1) and (2).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(B), substituted “Comptroller or Corporation, as appropriate” for “Director” in two places.
Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director” in two places.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director” in concluding provisions.
Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(C), substituted “The Comptroller” for “Only the Director” in introductory provisions and “designee of the Comptroller” for “Director’s designee” in concluding provisions.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(D), substituted “[Reserved].” for text which read as follows: “The Corporation or the Federal home loan banks shall, upon request of and by agreement with the Director, collect fees and assessments on behalf of the Director and be reimbursed for the actual cost of collection.”
Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(E)(i), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director”.
Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency or the Corporation” for “Director or the Corporation”.
Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(E)(ii), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency for the savings association” for “Director, or the Corporation, as the case may be,”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director” in two places.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(F), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “The appropriate Federal banking agency” for “The Director” and “submits to the appropriate Federal banking agency” for “submits to the Director”.
Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(G), substituted “sole discretion of the appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director’s sole discretion”.
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency deems” for “Director deems” and “discretion of the appropriate Federal banking agency” for “discretion of the Director”.
Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(H), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency may assess against an institution” for “Director may assess against institutions for which the Director is the appropriate Federal banking agency, as defined in section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act,”.
Subsecs. (l), (m). Pub. L. 111–203, § 369(7)(I), substituted “appropriate Federal banking agency” for “Director” wherever appearing.
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–242, § 114(c)(1), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows: “The cost of conducting examinations of savings associations pursuant to section 1464 (d) of this title shall be assessed by the Director against each such savings association in proportion to the assets or resources of the savings association.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–242, § 114(c)(1), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “The cost of conducting examinations of affiliates of savings associations pursuant to this chapter may be assessed by the Director against each affiliate which is examined in proportion to the assets or resources held by the affiliate on the date of any such examination.”
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 102–242, § 114(c)(2), amended subsec. (k) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (k) read as follows: “The Director may assess against institutions for which the Director is the appropriate Federal banking agency, within the meaning of section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, fees to fund the direct and indirect expenses of the Office. Such fees shall be imposed in proportion of the assets or resources of the institutions. The fees may be imposed more frequently than annually at the discretion of the Director. The annual rate of such fees shall be the same for all institutions subject to such fees.”
1989—Pub. L. 101–73amended section generally, substituting subsecs. (a) to (m) relating to examination fees for former subsecs. (a) to (f) relating to accounting principles and other standards and requirements.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203effective on the transfer date, see section 351 ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 906 of Title 2, The Congress.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 101–73relating to civil penalties applicable with respect to violations committed and activities engaged in after Aug. 9, 1989, except that the increased maximum civil penalties of $5,000 and $25,000 per violation or per day may apply to such violations or activities committed or engaged in before such date with respect to an institution if such violations or activities (1) are not already subject to a notice issued by the appropriate Federal banking agency or the Board (initiating an administrative proceeding); and (2) occurred after the completion of the last report of examination of the institution by the appropriate Federal banking agency (as defined in section 1813 of this title) occurring before Aug. 9, 1989, see section 305(c) ofPub. L. 101–73, set out as a note under section 1461 of this title.
Submission of Proposed Regulations to Congress

Pub. L. 100–86, title IV, § 402(c),Aug. 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 608, provided that: “Not later than the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 10, 1987]—
“(1) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board shall submit a copy of the proposed regulations required to be prescribed under the amendment made by subsection (a) [enacting this section] to the Congress; and
“(2) the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation shall submit a copy of the proposed regulations required to be prescribed under the amendment made by subsection (b) [enacting section 1730h of this title] to the Congress.”
Effective Date of Regulations

Pub. L. 100–86, title IV, § 402(d),Aug. 10, 1987, 101 Stat. 608, provided that:
“(1) In general.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), any regulation required to be prescribed under the amendment made by subsections (a) and (b) [enacting sections 1467 and 1730h of this title] shall be implemented not later than the end of the 150-day period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 10, 1987].
“(2) Uniform gaap accounting standards.—
“(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the regulations required to be prescribed pursuant to subsection (b) of the amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall take effect on December 31, 1987.
“(B) Compliance at a later date.—If any association or insured institution demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Home Loan Bank Board or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, as the case may be, that it is not feasible for such association or institution to achieve compliance with the regulations referred to in subparagraph (A) by the date contained in such subparagraph, the Board or Corporation may approve a plan submitted by an association or insured institution which allows such association or institution to comply with such regulations at a later date to the extent such later date is the earlier of—
“(i) the date by which, in the determination of the Board or Corporation, it is feasible for such association or insured institution to achieve compliance with such regulations; or
“(ii) December 31, 1993.”
Sunset and Savings Provision

Subsec. (a)(2), (3), (5) ceases to be effective on date that notice of completion of all net new borrowing by Financing Corporation is published in Federal Register [Mar. 30, 1992, 57 F.R. 10763], with such termination not to be construed to affect or limit any authority of Federal Home Loan Bank Board or Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation to prescribe any regulation or engage in any activity with respect to any association or insured institution under any other provision of law, see section 416 ofPub. L. 100–86, set out as a note under section 1441 of this title.

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12 CFR - Banks and Banking

12 CFR Part 109 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN ADJUDICATORY PROCEEDINGS

12 CFR Part 112 - RULES FOR INVESTIGATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND FORMAL EXAMINATION PROCEEDINGS

12 CFR Part 238 - SAVINGS AND LOAN HOLDING COMPANIES (REGULATION LL)

12 CFR Part 263 - RULES OF PRACTICE FOR HEARINGS

12 CFR Part 502 - ASSESSMENTS AND FEES

12 CFR Part 509 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN ADJUDICATORY PROCEEDINGS

12 CFR Part 512 - RULES FOR INVESTIGATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND FORMAL EXAMINATION PROCEEDINGS

 

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