Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 16, 2019)]
[Pages 33943-33944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-15035]
[OMB No. 3064-0188]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection
Renewal; Comment Request
AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
ACTION: Notice and request for comment.
SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other
Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of
the existing information collection described below (3064-0188).
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 16, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to
the FDIC by any of the following methods:
     Email: [email protected]. Include the name and number of
the collection in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Jennifer Jones (202-898-6768), Counsel, MB-3105,
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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Jones, Counsel, 202-898-6768,
[email protected], MB-3105, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550
17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal to renew the following currently
approved collection of information:
    1. Title: Appraisal for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans.
    OMB Number: 3064-0188.
    Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Insured state nonmember banks and state savings
    Burden Estimate:
                                                       Summary of Annual Burden and Internal Cost
                                                                              Estimated       Estimated     Estimated                           annual
  Information collection (IC)       Type of burden       Obligation to        number of     frequency of     time per       Frequency of      estimated
          description                                       respond          respondents      responses      response         response          burden
                                                                                                             (hours)                           (hours)
Review and Provide Copy of Full  Third Party          Mandatory..........           1,300              13      0.13662  On Occasion........        2,309
 Interior Appraisal.              Disclosure.
Investigate and Verify           Recordkeeping......  Mandatory..........           1,300               8      0.13662  On Occasion........        1,421
 Requirement for Second
Conduct and Provide Second       Third Party          Mandatory..........           1,300               1      0.13662  On Occasion........          178
 Appraisal.                       Disclosure.
    Total Hourly Burden........  ...................  ...................  ..............  ..............  ...........  ...................        3,908
    General Description of Collection: Section 1471 of the Dodd-Frank
Act established a new Truth in Lending section 129H, which contains
appraisal requirements applicable to higher-risk mortgages and
prohibits a creditor from extending credit in the form of a higher-risk
mortgage loan to any consumer without meeting those requirements. A
higher-risk mortgage is defined as a residential mortgage loan secured
by a principal dwelling with an annual percentage rate that exceeds the
average prime offer rate for a comparable transaction as of the date
the interest rate is set by certain enumerated percentage point
    To implement this statutory requirement, a final rule was
promulgated to amend 12 CFR part 1026, Regulation Z by the Bureau of
Consumer Financial Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal
Reserve, the FDIC, the Federal Housing Finance Authority, the National
Credit Union Association, and the Office of the Comptroller of the
    In particular, the rule requires that, within three days of
application, a creditor provide a disclosure that informs consumers
regarding the purpose of the appraisal, that the creditor will provide
the consumer a copy of any appraisal, and that the consumer may choose
to have a separate appraisal conducted at the expense of the consumer.
If a loan meets the definition of a higher-risk mortgage loan, then the
creditor would be required to obtain a written appraisal prepared by a
certified or licensed
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appraiser who conducts a physical visit of the interior of the property
that will secure the transaction, and send a copy of the written
appraisal to the consumer. To qualify for the safe harbor provided
under the rule, a creditor is required to review the written appraisal
as specified in the text of the rule and appendix A. If a loan is
classified as a higher-risk mortgage loan that will finance the
acquisition of the property to be mortgaged, and the property was
acquired within the previous 180 days by the seller at a price that was
lower than the current sale price, then the creditor is required to
obtain an additional appraisal. A creditor is required to provide the
consumer a copy of the appraisal reports performed in connection with
the loan, without charge, at least days prior to consummation of the
    There is no change in the method or substance of the collection.
The overall reduction in burden hours is the result of economic
fluctuation. In particular, the number of respondents has decreased
while the hours per response and frequency of responses have remained
the same.
Request for Comment
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information
is 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 collection,
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 collection 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.
    Dated at Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-15035 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]