ACCESSING THE REQUEST FOR COMMENT
Once the Reserve Bank sends a request for comment to an Agency, an email will be sent to the Super User for the Agency.
That email will look similar to this:
To whom it may concern at the agency of FDIC - D.C.,
The Federal reserve has received a filing and would like your
Test filing for FIRREA notice
Please follow the link to FRB-000104 to view the specific Agency letter.
A Superuser would be able to click on the link in the email and the Documents page for that particular filing will open in FEDEZFile, and the Superuser could view the Agency Request Letter.
A Superuser would need to assign the request for comment to a group in order for Agency Staff to have access to the request and related documents. (See Superuser Guidance in FedEZFile Fluent)
Agency Staff in the assigned group will be able to see comment request on their dashboard. It will show a status of “In Review”. They can access the Agency Request Letter by first clicking on the FRB number on the left under ID to open the Summary Tab and then clicking on the Documents Tab.
RESPONDING TO THE REQUEST FOR COMMENT
Agency Staff can click on the FRB number on the left under ID and the Summary Tab will open. In the top right of the Summary page, the analyst would see the [Respond to Request for Comment button]. This button is also on the top right of the Documents page.
- Agency Staff should click the button and a box will pop up: Respond to Request for Comment
- Either No Comment (No Letter) can be checked and no letter will be sent, or a letter can be uploaded and sent. In the case of a “No Comment response,” no document is generated in the list visible to Agency users; however, the Reserve Bank will receive a notice of “No Comment.”
- Hit [Submit] in the bottom right corner and a message will appear indicating ”Response Submitted.”
Agency Staff can then go back to the Home page and see the filing again, although it will still show a status of “In Review”.
The Filing will remain on the Agency dashboard until the Federal Reserve dispositions the filing.