[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 247 (Tuesday, December 24, 2013)]
[Pages 77792-77793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30629]



Comptroller of the Currency

[Docket ID OCC-2013-0014]


[Docket No. OP-1465]




[Docket No. CFPB-2013-0029]


[Release No. 34-71134; File No. S7-08-13]

Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Interagency Policy 
Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity 
Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

AGENCIES: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (``OCC''); Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board''); Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation (``FDIC''); National Credit Union Administration 
(``NCUA''); Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (``CFPB''); and 
Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'').

ACTION: Proposed interagency policy statement; extension of comment 


SUMMARY: On October 25, 2013, the OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, CFPB, and SEC 
(collectively, the ``Agencies'') published in the Federal Register a 
joint notice of a proposed interagency policy statement establishing 
standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the 
entities they regulate.\1\ To allow the public more time to consider 
the proposed assessment standards, the Agencies have determined that an 
extension of the comment period to February 7, 2014, is appropriate. 
This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze 
the interagency policy statement and prepare their comments.

    \1\ 78 FR 64052 (October 25, 2013).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the methods identified in 
the proposed interagency policy statement. To avoid duplication, the 
Agencies request that commenters not submit the same comment to more 
than one Agency. The Agencies will share comments with each other, as 

    OCC: Joyce Cofield, Executive Director, Office of Minority and 
Women Inclusion, at (202) 649-6460 or Karen McSweeney, Counsel, Law 
Department, at (202) 649-6295, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219.
    BOARD: Sheila Clark, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 
at (202) 452-2883; or Katherine Wheatley, Associate General Counsel, 
Legal Division, at (202) 452-3779.
    FDIC: Melodee Brooks, Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority 
and Women Inclusion, (703) 562-6090; Henry R.F. Griffin, Assistant 
General Counsel, (703) 562-6404; or Michelle M. Borzillo, Senior 
Counsel, (703) 562-6083; or Robert Lee, Counsel, (703) 562-2020, Legal 
Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20429-0002.
    NCUA: Tawana James, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, at (703) 518-1650, or Cynthia Vaughn, Diversity Outreach 
Program Analyst, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, at (703) 518-
1653, or Steven W. Widerman, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of General 
Counsel, at (703) 518-6540.
    CFPB: Stuart Ishimaru, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, at (202) 435-9012, or To-Quyen Truong, Deputy General 
Counsel, Legal Division at (202) 435-7434, Bureau of Consumer Financial 
Protection, 1700 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20552.
    SEC: Pamela A. Gibbs, Director, Office of Minority and Women 
Inclusion, (202) 551-6046, or Tracey L. McNeil, Counsel, Office of 
Minority and Women Inclusion, (202) 551-3392, Securities and Exchange 
Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 25, 2013, the proposed

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interagency policy statement was published in the Federal Register, 78 
FR 64052 (October 25, 2013). The proposed interagency policy statement 
would establish joint standards for assessing the diversity policies 
and practices of entities regulated by the Agencies. The Agencies 
sought comment on all aspects of the proposed policy statement and 
requested that commenters respond to numerous questions. The proposed 
policy statement stated that the public comment period would close 
after 60 days, on December 24, 2013.
    The Agencies have received requests from the public for an 
extension of the comment period. The Agencies believe that the 
additional time will facilitate public comment on the policy statement 
and the questions posed by the Agencies. Therefore, the Agencies are 
extending the comment period for the proposed interagency policy 
statement by 45 days, from December 24, 2013 to February 7, 2014.

Thomas J. Curry,
Comptroller of the Currency.
    By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, acting through the Secretary under delegated authority, 
December 5, 2013.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
Valerie J. Best,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
    By the National Credit Union Administration Board on December 
16, 2013.
Gerard Poliquin,
Secretary of the Board.
Richard Cordray,
Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
    By the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Dated: December 19, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30629 Filed 12-23-13; 8:45 am]
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