Federal Register: May 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 84)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-10616
NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION
National Credit Union Administration
CFR Citation: 12 CFR Part 790
ACTION: Organization, functions, and authority delegations:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Federal Credit Unions; Miscellaneous Technical Amendment
DATES: This rule is effective May 1, 2000.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is renaming its Office of Technology and Information Services to make it more consistent with other government agencies. This amendment is technical rather than substantive.
Technology and Information Systems Office renamed Office of Chief Information Officer,
In 1994, NCUA changed the name of its Office
of Information Systems to the Office of Technology and Information
Services. 59 FR 47072, Sept. 14, 1994. On November 18, 1999, the NCUA
Board voted to rename this office as the Office of the Chief
Information Officer (OCIO). This name is more consistent with similar
offices within other government agencies and private industry.
Additionally, the name is comparable to the offices of other NCUA
executive staff, such as the Office of Chief Financial Officer, Office
of the Executive Director, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the
Inspector General. 12 CFR 790.2(b). The name change does not alter the description or responsibilities of the OCIO.
Final Rule Under the Administrative Procedure Act
The amendment to the final rule is technical rather than substantive. NCUA
finds good cause that notice and public comment are unnecessary under section 553(b)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).
NCUA also finds good cause to dispense with the 30day delayed effective date requirement under section 553(d)(3) of the APA. The rule is technical rather than substantive. The rule will, therefore, be effective immediately upon publication of this notice.
Regulatory Flexibility Act
An initial regulatory flexibility analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act is required only when an agency is required to publish a general notice of proposed rulemaking for any proposed rule. 5 U.S.C. 603. As noted previously, NCUA has determined that it is unnecessary to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this rule. Accordingly, an initial regulatory analysis is not required. Moreover, since this final rule imposes no new requirements and makes only a technical amendment, NCUA has determined and certifies that this rule will not have any significant economic impact on a substantial number of small credit unions (primarily those under $1 million in assets).
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act
Title II of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996 (Pub. L. 104121) provides, generally, for congressional review of agency rules. A reporting requirement is triggered in instances where NCUA issues a final rule as defined by section 551 of the Administrative Procedures Act. 5 U.S.C. 551. The Office of Management and Budget has reviewed this rule and has determined that for purposes of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 it is not a major rule.
Paperwork Reduction Act
NCUA has determined that the final rule does not increase paperwork requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and regulations of the Office of Management and Budget. Executive Order 13132 Statement
Executive Order 13132 encourages independent regulatory agencies to
consider the impact of their regulatory actions on state and local
interests. In adherence to fundamental federalism principles, NCUA, an
independent regulatory agency as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5),
voluntarily complies with the executive order. NCUA has determined that
this final rule does not constitute a policy that has federalism implications for purposes of the executive order.
List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 790
By the National Credit Union Administration Board on April 13, 2000.
Secretary of the Board.
For the reasons stated in the preamble, NCUA amends 12 CFR chapter VII as set forth below:
PART 790DESCRIPTION OF NCUA; REQUESTS FOR AGENCY ACTION
1. The authority citation for part 790 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1766, 1789, 1795f.
Sec. 790.2 [Amended]
2. Amend Sec. 790.2 as follows:
a. In paragraph (b)(7), remove ``Technology and Information Systems'' and add, in its place, ``Chief Information Officer''.
b. In paragraph (b)(10), remove ``Office of Technology and Information
Services'' in the heading and add, in its place, ``Office of the Chief Information Officer''.
c. In paragraph (b)(10), remove ``Director of the Office of
Technology and Information Services'' in the first sentence and add, in its place, ``Chief Information Officer''.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Chrisanthy J. Loizos, Staff Attorney, Division of Operations, Office of General Counsel, (703) 5186540, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 223143428.