Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan, 61598 [E8-24185]

Download as PDF 61598 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 201 Thursday, October 16, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Establishment of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES3 The recent failures of a large institution and other smaller ones have significantly increased the Deposit Insurance Fund’s (the DIF or the fund) loss provisions, resulting in a decline in the reserve ratio. As of June 30, 2008, the reserve ratio stood at 1.01 percent, 18 basis points below the reserve ratio as of March 31, 2008. This is the lowest reserve ratio for a combined bank and thrift insurance fund since March 31, 1995. The FDIC expects a higher rate of insured institution failures in the next few years compared to recent years; thus, the reserve ratio may continue to decline. Because the fund reserve ratio VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:39 Oct 15, 2008 Jkt 217001 has fallen below 1.15 percent and is expected to remain below 1.15 percent, the FDIC is required to establish and implement a restoration plan to restore the reserve ratio to 1.15 percent within five years. In FDIC’s view, to restore the reserve ratio to 1.15 percent within five years will require higher assessment rates. Since the current rates are already 3 basis points uniformly above the base rate schedule established in the 2006 assessments rule, a new rulemaking is required. The FDIC is concurrently publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking that would raise rates and make other changes to the assessment system. Pursuant to section 7(b)(3)(E) (12 U.S.C. 1817(b)(3)(E)), the FDIC establishes the following restoration plan on October 7, 2008. 1. The accompanying NPR is published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register as soon as possible. Based upon the projections contained in the NPR, the assessment rates proposed in the NPR will return the Deposit Insurance Fund reserve ratio to at least 1.15 percent. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the reserve ratio must be returned to at least 1.15 percent no later than five years after establishment of the plan. To determine whether the reserve ratio has returned to the statutory range, the FDIC will rely on the December 31, 2013, reserve ratio, which is the first date after October 7, 2013, for which the reserve ratio will be known. 2. Before the FDIC adopts a final rule following the NPR, it will update its loss PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and income projections for the fund and, if needed to ensure that the fund reserve ratio reaches 1.15 percent within the five-year period, will adopt higher assessment rates than those proposed in the NPR. If consistent with the fund reserve ratio reaching 1.15 percent within the five-year period, the FDIC may also adopt lower assessment rates. 3. At least semiannually thereafter, the FDIC will update its loss and income projections for the fund and, if needed to ensure that the fund reserve ratio reaches 1.15 percent within the five-year period, will increase assessment rates, following notice-andcomment rulemaking if required. If consistent with the fund reserve ratio reaching 1.15 percent within the fiveyear period, the FDIC may also lower assessment rates, again following noticeand-comment rulemaking if required. 4. Institutions may continue to use assessment credits without additional restriction (other than those imposed by law) during the term of the Restoration Plan, since the few remaining credits should have only a minimal effect on fund revenue. 5. This Restoration Plan shall be implemented immediately upon establishment by the FDIC. Dated at Washington, DC, this 7th day of October, 2008. By order of the Board of Directors. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24185 Filed 10–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P E:\FR\FM\16OCN3.SGM 16OCN3

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and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan

AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

ACTION: Establishment of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
Restoration Plan

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Restoration Plan

    The recent failures of a large institution and other smaller ones 
have significantly increased the Deposit Insurance Fund's (the DIF or 
the fund) loss provisions, resulting in a decline in the reserve ratio. 
As of June 30, 2008, the reserve ratio stood at 1.01 percent, 18 basis 
points below the reserve ratio as of March 31, 2008. This is the lowest 
reserve ratio for a combined bank and thrift insurance fund since March 
31, 1995. The FDIC expects a higher rate of insured institution 
failures in the next few years compared to recent years; thus, the 
reserve ratio may continue to decline. Because the fund reserve ratio 
has fallen below 1.15 percent and is expected to remain below 1.15 
percent, the FDIC is required to establish and implement a restoration 
plan to restore the reserve ratio to 1.15 percent within five years.
    In FDIC's view, to restore the reserve ratio to 1.15 percent within 
five years will require higher assessment rates. Since the current 
rates are already 3 basis points uniformly above the base rate schedule 
established in the 2006 assessments rule, a new rulemaking is required. 
The FDIC is concurrently publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking 
that would raise rates and make other changes to the assessment system.
    Pursuant to section 7(b)(3)(E) (12 U.S.C. 1817(b)(3)(E)), the FDIC 
establishes the following restoration plan on October 7, 2008.
    1. The accompanying NPR is published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register as soon as possible. Based upon the projections 
contained in the NPR, the assessment rates proposed in the NPR will 
return the Deposit Insurance Fund reserve ratio to at least 1.15 
percent. Absent extraordinary circumstances, the reserve ratio must be 
returned to at least 1.15 percent no later than five years after 
establishment of the plan. To determine whether the reserve ratio has 
returned to the statutory range, the FDIC will rely on the December 31, 
2013, reserve ratio, which is the first date after October 7, 2013, for 
which the reserve ratio will be known.
    2. Before the FDIC adopts a final rule following the NPR, it will 
update its loss and income projections for the fund and, if needed to 
ensure that the fund reserve ratio reaches 1.15 percent within the 
five-year period, will adopt higher assessment rates than those 
proposed in the NPR. If consistent with the fund reserve ratio reaching 
1.15 percent within the five-year period, the FDIC may also adopt lower 
assessment rates.
    3. At least semiannually thereafter, the FDIC will update its loss 
and income projections for the fund and, if needed to ensure that the 
fund reserve ratio reaches 1.15 percent within the five-year period, 
will increase assessment rates, following notice-and-comment rulemaking 
if required. If consistent with the fund reserve ratio reaching 1.15 
percent within the five-year period, the FDIC may also lower assessment 
rates, again following notice-and-comment rulemaking if required.
    4. Institutions may continue to use assessment credits without 
additional restriction (other than those imposed by law) during the 
term of the Restoration Plan, since the few remaining credits should 
have only a minimal effect on fund revenue.
    5. This Restoration Plan shall be implemented immediately upon 
establishment by the FDIC.

    Dated at Washington, DC, this 7th day of October, 2008.

    By order of the Board of Directors.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Valerie J. Best,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-24185 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]
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