Hearings Information: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) (collectively "the agencies") will hold a series of joint public hearings in four cities to receive public comments as they consider updating their regulations governing procedures for assessing a financial institution's performance under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). A joint press release is available at http://www.ffiec.gov/cra/hearings.htm.
Registration: Participants who wish to present testimony or attend one or more of the hearings in person must register five business days in advance of the hearing date. To register, please click “Register Now” above.
The presentation time and the meeting room space are limited, so please register early if you are interested in attending a hearing or presenting testimony. Depending on the number of requests, the agencies may not be able to accommodate all who desire to speak or attend; should this occur a waiting list will be established. By providing an email address, you will enable us to confirm your participation and arrange for your security clearance.
When requesting to testify, participants are strongly encouraged to provide the agencies with the topics they plan to address, to describe the organization they represent, and to submit written testimony five business days in advance to the agency coordinating that hearing location: Arlington: FDIC; Atlanta: Office of Thrift Supervision; Chicago: Federal Reserve Board; and Los Angeles: Comptroller of the Currency . Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email or the appropriate agency web site as listed below. This will assist meeting planners in organizing meaningful panels and facilitate diverse presentations.
Hearing Dates and Locations:
July 19, 2010 Arlington, VA Session: For this session we cannot accept any more requests to testify as the hearing slots to provide testimony are full. Registration is now closed.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation L. William Seidman Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201-2305
August 6, 2010 Atlanta Session: Register no later than July 30 for this session. Registration is now closed.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
August 12, 2010 Chicago Session: Register no later than August 5 for this session. Registration is now closed.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S La Salle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
August 17, 2010 Los Angeles Session: Register no later than August 10 for this session. Registration is now closed.
Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
950 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you do not plan to attend, written comments may be submitted by any interested person to any of the agencies at any of the sites or email addresses noted below or as described in the Hearings Notice by August 31, 2010.
July 19 Arlington, VA Session: SUBMIT COMMENTS ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/laws/federal/propose.html
August 6 Atlanta Session: submit comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ID OTS-2010-0019 in the subject line of the message and include your name and telephone number in the message.
August 12 Chicago Session: SUBMIT COMMENTS ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm#other
August 17 Los Angeles Session: submit comments via email to email@example.com. Please include “OCC” as the agency name and “Docket ID OCC-2010-0011” in your comment.
All hearings will begin at 9:00 am. Security clearance is required for entry. You will be contacted by the host location to obtain information necessary to enter their building and will be required to present picture identification at the door. To ensure timely entry, please arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the published time for the hearings.