Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, 65563-65565 [2010-27014]

Download as PDF 65563 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 206 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 204 [Regulation D; Docket No. R–1395] RIN AD71–0057 Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Board is amending Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to reflect the annual indexing of the reserve requirement exemption amount and the low reserve tranche for 2011. The Regulation D amendments set the amount of total reservable liabilities of each depository institution that is subject to a zero percent reserve requirement in 2011 at $10.7 million, unchanged from its level in 2010. This amount is known as the reserve requirement exemption amount. The Regulation D amendments also set the amount of net transaction accounts at each depository institution that is subject to a three percent reserve requirement in 2011 at $58.8 million, up from $55.2 million in 2010. This amount is known as the low reserve tranche. The adjustments to both of these amounts are derived using statutory formulas specified in the Federal Reserve Act. The Board is also announcing changes in two other amounts, the nonexempt deposit cutoff level and the reduced reporting limit, that are used to determine the frequency at which depository institutions must submit deposit reports. DATES: Effective Date: November 26, 2010. Compliance Dates: For depository institutions that report deposit data weekly, the new low reserve tranche erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:00 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 and reserve requirement exemption amount will apply to the fourteen-day reserve computation period that begins Tuesday, November 30, 2010, and the corresponding fourteen-day reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, December 30, 2010. For depository institutions that report deposit data quarterly, the new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will apply to the seven-day reserve computation period that begins Tuesday, December 21, 2010, and the corresponding seven-day reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, January 20, 2011. For all depository institutions, these new values of the nonexempt deposit cutoff level, the reserve requirement exemption amount, and the reduced reporting limit will be used to determine the frequency at which a depository institution submits deposit reports effective in either June or September 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia Allison, Senior Counsel (202/ 452–3565), Legal Division, or MaryFrances Styczynski, Financial Analyst (202/452–33033), Division of Monetary Affairs; for users of Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) only, contact (202/263–4869); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 19(b)(2) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(2)) requires each depository institution to maintain reserves against its transaction accounts and nonpersonal time deposits, as prescribed by Board regulations, for the purpose of implementing monetary policy. Section 11(a)(2) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)) authorizes the Board to require reports of liabilities and assets from depository institutions to enable the Board to conduct monetary policy. The Board’s actions with respect to each of these provisions are discussed in turn below. 1. Reserve Requirements Pursuant to section 19(b) of the Federal Reserve Act (Act), transaction account balances maintained at each depository institution are subject to reserve requirement ratios of zero, three, or ten percent. Section 19(b)(11)(A) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(11)(A)) provides that a zero percent reserve PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 requirement shall apply at each depository institution to total reservable liabilities that do not exceed a certain amount, known as the reserve requirement exemption amount. Section 19(b)(11)(B) provides that, before December 31 of each year, the Board shall issue a regulation adjusting the reserve requirement exemption amount for the next calendar year if total reservable liabilities held at all depository institutions increase from one year to the next. No adjustment is made to the reserve requirement exemption amount if total reservable liabilities held at all depository institutions should decrease during the applicable time period. The Act requires the percentage increase in the reserve requirement exemption amount to be 80 percent of the increase in total reservable liabilities of all depository institutions over the one-year period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment. Total reservable liabilities of all depository institutions decreased about 1.0 percent (from $4,961 billion to $4,914 billion) between June 30, 2009, and June 30, 2010. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D to set the reserve requirement exemption amount for 2011 at $10.7 million, unchanged from its level in 2010.1 Pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(2)), transaction account balances maintained at each depository institution over the reserve requirement exemption amount and up to a certain amount, known as the low reserve tranche, are subject to a three percent reserve requirement. Transaction account balances over the low reserve tranche are subject to a ten percent reserve requirement. Section 19(b)(2) also provides that, before December 31 of each year, the Board shall issue a regulation adjusting the low reserve tranche for the next calendar year. The Act requires the adjustment in the low reserve tranche to be 80 percent of the percentage increase or decrease in total transaction accounts of all depository institutions over the one-year period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment. Net transaction accounts of all depository institutions increased 8.0 1 Consistent with Board practice, the low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amounts have been rounded to the nearest $0.1 million. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 65564 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 2. Deposit Reports Section 11(b)(2) of the Federal Reserve Act authorizes the Board to require depository institutions to file reports of their liabilities and assets as the Board may determine to be necessary or desirable to enable it to discharge its responsibility to monitor and control the monetary and credit aggregates. The Board screens depository institutions each year and assigns them to one of four deposit reporting panels (weekly reporters, quarterly reporters, annual reporters, or nonreporters). The panel assignment for annual reporters is effective in June of the screening year; the panel assignment for weekly and quarterly reporters is effective in September of the screening year. In order to ease reporting burden, the Board permits smaller depository institutions to submit deposit reports less frequently than larger depository institutions. The Board permits depository institutions with net transaction accounts above the reserve requirement exemption amount but total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits below a specified level (the ‘‘nonexempt deposit cutoff’’) to report deposit data quarterly. Depository institutions with net transaction accounts above the reserve requirement exemption amount but with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits above the nonexempt deposit cutoff are required to report deposit data weekly. The Board requires certain large depository institutions to report weekly regardless of the level of their net transaction accounts if the depository institution’s total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits exceeds a specified level (the ‘‘reduced reporting limit’’). The nonexempt deposit cutoff level and the reduced reporting limit are adjusted annually, by an amount equal to 80 percent of the increase, if any, in total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits of all depository institutions over the one-year period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment. From June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010, total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits at all depository institutions increased 5 percent (from $7,128 billion to $7,475 billion). Accordingly, the Board is increasing the nonexempt deposit cutoff level by $9.5 million to $252.6 million for 2011 (up from $243.1 million in 2010). The Board is also increasing the reduced reporting limit by $53 million to $1.415 billion in 2011 (up from $1.362 billion for 2010).2 Beginning in 2011, the boundaries of the four deposit reporting panels will be defined as follows. Those depository institutions with net transaction accounts over $10.7 million (the reserve requirement exemption amount) or with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to $1.415 billion (the reduced reporting limit) are subject to detailed reporting, and must file a Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and Vault Cash (FR 2900 report) either weekly or quarterly. Of this group, those with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to $252.6 million (the nonexempt deposit cutoff level) are required to file the FR 2900 report each week, while those with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $252.6 million are required to file the FR 2900 report each quarter. Those depository institutions with net transaction accounts less than or equal to $10.7 million (the reserve requirement exemption amount) and with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.415 billion (the reduced reporting limit) are eligible for reduced reporting, and must either file a deposit report annually or not at all. Of this group, those with total deposits greater than $10.7 million (but with total 2 Consistent with Board practice, the nonexempt deposit cutoff level has been rounded to the nearest $0.1 million, and the reduced reporting limit has been rounded to the nearest $1 million. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES percent (from $870 billion to $941 billion) between June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D to increase the low reserve tranche for net transaction accounts by $3.6 million, from $55.2 million for 2010 to $58.8 million for 2011. For depository institutions that file deposit reports weekly, the new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will be effective for the fourteen-day reserve computation period beginning Tuesday, November 30, 2010, and for the corresponding fourteen-day reserve maintenance period beginning Thursday, December 30, 2010. For depository institutions that report quarterly, the new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will be effective for the seven-day reserve computation period beginning Tuesday, December 21, 2010, and for the corresponding seven-day reserve maintenance period beginning Thursday, January 20, 2011. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:00 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.415 billion) are required to file the Annual Report of Deposits and Reservable Liabilities (FR 2910a) report annually, while those with total deposits less than or equal to $10.7 million are not required to file a deposit report. A depository institution that adjusts reported values on its FR 2910a report in order to qualify for reduced reporting will be shifted to an FR 2900 reporting panel. Notice and Regulatory Flexibility Act. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553(b) relating to notice of proposed rulemaking have not been followed in connection with the adoption of these amendments. The amendments involve expected, ministerial adjustments prescribed by statute and by the Board’s policy concerning reporting practices. The adjustments in the reserve requirement exemption amount, the low reserve tranche, the nonexempt deposit cutoff level, and the reduced reporting limit serve to reduce regulatory burdens on depository institutions. Accordingly, the Board finds good cause for determining, and so determines, that notice in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary. Consequently, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, do not apply to these amendments. List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 204 Banks, banking, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. ■ For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Board is amending 12 CFR part 204 as follows: PART 204—RESERVE REQUIREMENTS OF DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS (REGULATION D) 1. The authority citation for part 204 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 248(c), 371a, 461, 601, 611, and 3105. 2. Section 204.4(f) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 204.4 Computation of required reserves. * * * * * (f) For all depository institutions, Edge and Agreement corporations, and United States branches and agencies of foreign banks, required reserves are computed by applying the reserve requirement ratios below to net transaction accounts, nonpersonal time deposits, and Eurocurrency liabilities of the institution during the computation period. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Reservable liability Reserve requirement NET TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS: $0 to reserve requirement exemption amount ($10.7 million) ..................................................................... Over reserve requirement exemption amount ($10.7 million) and up to low reserve tranche ($58.8 million). Over low reserve tranche ($58.8 million) ..................................................................................................... 0 percent of amount. 3 percent of amount. $1,443,000 plus 10 percent of amount over $58.8 million. 0 percent. 0 percent. Nonpersonal time deposits ........................................................................................................................... Eurocurrency liabilities ................................................................................................................................. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, acting through the Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs under delegated authority, October 21, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–27014 Filed 10–25–10; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 520, 556, and 558 [Docket No. FDA–2010–N–0002] AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: (NADAs). In a notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is withdrawing approval of these NADAs. This rule is effective November 5, 2010. DATES: John Bartkowiak, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–212), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240–276–9079, e-mail: john.bartkowiak@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Animal Drugs, Feeds, and Related Products; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Aklomide; Levamisole Hydrochloride; Nitromide and Sulfanitran BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 65565 Final rule. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations by removing those portions that reflect approval of eight new animal drug applications SUMMARY: Fort Dodge Animal Health, a Division of Wyeth Holdings, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc., 235 East 42d St., New York, NY 10017 has requested that FDA withdraw approval of the eight NADAs listed in Table 1 of this document because they are no longer manufactured or marketed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TABLE 1 NADA No. Product NADA 11–141 ............ NADA 14–250 ............ NADA 34–536 ............ UNISTAT–2 Type A medicated article ........................................................ NOVASTAT Type A medicated article ........................................................ ALKOMIX Type A medicated article ........................................................... ALKOMIX–3 Type A medicated article ....................................................... NOVASTAT–3 Type A medicated article .................................................... NOVASTAT–W Soluble Powder ................................................................. UNISTAT–3 Type A medicated article ........................................................ TRAMISOL Type A medicated article ......................................................... TRAMISOL Type A medicated article ......................................................... erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES NADA NADA NADA NADA NADA 34–537 35–388 39–666 44–015 45–455 ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ In a notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA gave notice that approval of NADA 11– 141, 14–250, 34–536, 34–537, 35–388, 39–666, 44–015, and 45–455, and all supplements and amendments thereto, is withdrawn, effective November 5, 2010. As provided in the regulatory text of this document, the animal drug regulations are amended to reflect these withdrawals of approval. This rule does not meet the definition of ‘‘rule’’ in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of ‘‘particular applicability.’’ Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801–808. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:00 Oct 25, 2010 Jkt 223001 Established name of drug(s) List of Subjects nitromide and sulfanitran. aklomide and sulfanitran. aklomide. aklomide, sulfanitran, and roxarsone. aklomide, sulfanitran, and roxarsone. aklomide and sulfanitran. nitromide, sulfanitran, and roxarsone. levamisole. levamisole. PART 520—ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS 21 CFR Part 520 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 520 continues to read as follows: ■ Animal drugs. 21 CFR Part 556 Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b. § 520.2320 Animal drugs, Foods. ■ 21 CFR Part 558 Animal drugs, Animal feeds. Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR parts 520, 556, and 558 are amended as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Removed] 2. Remove § 520.2320. PART 556—TOLERANCES FOR RESIDUES OF NEW ANIMAL DRUGS IN FOOD 3. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 556 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 342, 360b, 371. § 556.30 ■ [Removed] 4. Remove § 556.30. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 26, 2010 / 
Rules and Regulations

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

12 CFR Part 204

[Regulation D; Docket No. R-1395]
RIN AD71-0057


Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Board is amending Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of 
Depository Institutions, to reflect the annual indexing of the reserve 
requirement exemption amount and the low reserve tranche for 2011. The 
Regulation D amendments set the amount of total reservable liabilities 
of each depository institution that is subject to a zero percent 
reserve requirement in 2011 at $10.7 million, unchanged from its level 
in 2010. This amount is known as the reserve requirement exemption 
amount. The Regulation D amendments also set the amount of net 
transaction accounts at each depository institution that is subject to 
a three percent reserve requirement in 2011 at $58.8 million, up from 
$55.2 million in 2010. This amount is known as the low reserve tranche. 
The adjustments to both of these amounts are derived using statutory 
formulas specified in the Federal Reserve Act.
    The Board is also announcing changes in two other amounts, the 
nonexempt deposit cutoff level and the reduced reporting limit, that 
are used to determine the frequency at which depository institutions 
must submit deposit reports.

DATES: Effective Date: November 26, 2010.
    Compliance Dates: For depository institutions that report deposit 
data weekly, the new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement 
exemption amount will apply to the fourteen-day reserve computation 
period that begins Tuesday, November 30, 2010, and the corresponding 
fourteen-day reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, December 
30, 2010. For depository institutions that report deposit data 
quarterly, the new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement 
exemption amount will apply to the seven-day reserve computation period 
that begins Tuesday, December 21, 2010, and the corresponding seven-day 
reserve maintenance period that begins Thursday, January 20, 2011. For 
all depository institutions, these new values of the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff level, the reserve requirement exemption amount, and the reduced 
reporting limit will be used to determine the frequency at which a 
depository institution submits deposit reports effective in either June 
or September 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia Allison, Senior Counsel (202/
452-3565), Legal Division, or Mary-Frances Styczynski, Financial 
Analyst (202/452-33033), Division of Monetary Affairs; for users of 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) only, contact (202/263-
4869); Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C 
Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 19(b)(2) of the Federal Reserve Act 
(12 U.S.C. 461(b)(2)) requires each depository institution to maintain 
reserves against its transaction accounts and nonpersonal time 
deposits, as prescribed by Board regulations, for the purpose of 
implementing monetary policy. Section 11(a)(2) of the Federal Reserve 
Act (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)) authorizes the Board to require reports of 
liabilities and assets from depository institutions to enable the Board 
to conduct monetary policy. The Board's actions with respect to each of 
these provisions are discussed in turn below.

1. Reserve Requirements

    Pursuant to section 19(b) of the Federal Reserve Act (Act), 
transaction account balances maintained at each depository institution 
are subject to reserve requirement ratios of zero, three, or ten 
percent. Section 19(b)(11)(A) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(11)(A)) 
provides that a zero percent reserve requirement shall apply at each 
depository institution to total reservable liabilities that do not 
exceed a certain amount, known as the reserve requirement exemption 
amount. Section 19(b)(11)(B) provides that, before December 31 of each 
year, the Board shall issue a regulation adjusting the reserve 
requirement exemption amount for the next calendar year if total 
reservable liabilities held at all depository institutions increase 
from one year to the next. No adjustment is made to the reserve 
requirement exemption amount if total reservable liabilities held at 
all depository institutions should decrease during the applicable time 
period. The Act requires the percentage increase in the reserve 
requirement exemption amount to be 80 percent of the increase in total 
reservable liabilities of all depository institutions over the one-year 
period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment.
    Total reservable liabilities of all depository institutions 
decreased about 1.0 percent (from $4,961 billion to $4,914 billion) 
between June 30, 2009, and June 30, 2010. Accordingly, the Board is 
amending Regulation D to set the reserve requirement exemption amount 
for 2011 at $10.7 million, unchanged from its level in 2010.\1\
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    \1\ Consistent with Board practice, the low reserve tranche and 
reserve requirement exemption amounts have been rounded to the 
nearest $0.1 million.
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    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act (12 U.S.C. 461(b)(2)), 
transaction account balances maintained at each depository institution 
over the reserve requirement exemption amount and up to a certain 
amount, known as the low reserve tranche, are subject to a three 
percent reserve requirement. Transaction account balances over the low 
reserve tranche are subject to a ten percent reserve requirement. 
Section 19(b)(2) also provides that, before December 31 of each year, 
the Board shall issue a regulation adjusting the low reserve tranche 
for the next calendar year. The Act requires the adjustment in the low 
reserve tranche to be 80 percent of the percentage increase or decrease 
in total transaction accounts of all depository institutions over the 
one-year period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment.
    Net transaction accounts of all depository institutions increased 
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percent (from $870 billion to $941 billion) between June 30, 2009 and 
June 30, 2010. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D to 
increase the low reserve tranche for net transaction accounts by $3.6 
million, from $55.2 million for 2010 to $58.8 million for 2011.
    For depository institutions that file deposit reports weekly, the 
new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will 
be effective for the fourteen-day reserve computation period beginning 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, and for the corresponding fourteen-day 
reserve maintenance period beginning Thursday, December 30, 2010. For 
depository institutions that report quarterly, the new low reserve 
tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will be effective for 
the seven-day reserve computation period beginning Tuesday, December 
21, 2010, and for the corresponding seven-day reserve maintenance 
period beginning Thursday, January 20, 2011.

2. Deposit Reports

    Section 11(b)(2) of the Federal Reserve Act authorizes the Board to 
require depository institutions to file reports of their liabilities 
and assets as the Board may determine to be necessary or desirable to 
enable it to discharge its responsibility to monitor and control the 
monetary and credit aggregates. The Board screens depository 
institutions each year and assigns them to one of four deposit 
reporting panels (weekly reporters, quarterly reporters, annual 
reporters, or nonreporters). The panel assignment for annual reporters 
is effective in June of the screening year; the panel assignment for 
weekly and quarterly reporters is effective in September of the 
screening year.
    In order to ease reporting burden, the Board permits smaller 
depository institutions to submit deposit reports less frequently than 
larger depository institutions. The Board permits depository 
institutions with net transaction accounts above the reserve 
requirement exemption amount but total transaction accounts, savings 
deposits, and small time deposits below a specified level (the 
``nonexempt deposit cutoff'') to report deposit data quarterly. 
Depository institutions with net transaction accounts above the reserve 
requirement exemption amount but with total transaction accounts, 
savings deposits, and small time deposits above the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff are required to report deposit data weekly. The Board requires 
certain large depository institutions to report weekly regardless of 
the level of their net transaction accounts if the depository 
institution's total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small 
time deposits exceeds a specified level (the ``reduced reporting 
limit''). The nonexempt deposit cutoff level and the reduced reporting 
limit are adjusted annually, by an amount equal to 80 percent of the 
increase, if any, in total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and 
small time deposits of all depository institutions over the one-year 
period that ends on the June 30 prior to the adjustment.
    From June 30, 2009 to June 30, 2010, total transaction accounts, 
savings deposits, and small time deposits at all depository 
institutions increased 5 percent (from $7,128 billion to $7,475 
billion). Accordingly, the Board is increasing the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff level by $9.5 million to $252.6 million for 2011 (up from $243.1 
million in 2010). The Board is also increasing the reduced reporting 
limit by $53 million to $1.415 billion in 2011 (up from $1.362 billion 
for 2010).\2\
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    \2\ Consistent with Board practice, the nonexempt deposit cutoff 
level has been rounded to the nearest $0.1 million, and the reduced 
reporting limit has been rounded to the nearest $1 million.
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    Beginning in 2011, the boundaries of the four deposit reporting 
panels will be defined as follows. Those depository institutions with 
net transaction accounts over $10.7 million (the reserve requirement 
exemption amount) or with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, 
and small time deposits greater than or equal to $1.415 billion (the 
reduced reporting limit) are subject to detailed reporting, and must 
file a Report of Transaction Accounts, Other Deposits and Vault Cash 
(FR 2900 report) either weekly or quarterly. Of this group, those with 
total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits 
greater than or equal to $252.6 million (the nonexempt deposit cutoff 
level) are required to file the FR 2900 report each week, while those 
with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time 
deposits less than $252.6 million are required to file the FR 2900 
report each quarter. Those depository institutions with net transaction 
accounts less than or equal to $10.7 million (the reserve requirement 
exemption amount) and with total transaction accounts, savings 
deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.415 billion (the reduced 
reporting limit) are eligible for reduced reporting, and must either 
file a deposit report annually or not at all. Of this group, those with 
total deposits greater than $10.7 million (but with total transaction 
accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.415 
billion) are required to file the Annual Report of Deposits and 
Reservable Liabilities (FR 2910a) report annually, while those with 
total deposits less than or equal to $10.7 million are not required to 
file a deposit report. A depository institution that adjusts reported 
values on its FR 2910a report in order to qualify for reduced reporting 
will be shifted to an FR 2900 reporting panel.
    Notice and Regulatory Flexibility Act. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) relating to notice of proposed rulemaking have not been followed 
in connection with the adoption of these amendments. The amendments 
involve expected, ministerial adjustments prescribed by statute and by 
the Board's policy concerning reporting practices. The adjustments in 
the reserve requirement exemption amount, the low reserve tranche, the 
nonexempt deposit cutoff level, and the reduced reporting limit serve 
to reduce regulatory burdens on depository institutions. Accordingly, 
the Board finds good cause for determining, and so determines, that 
notice in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary. Consequently, 
the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601, do not 
apply to these amendments.

List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 204

    Banks, banking, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.


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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the Board is amending 12 CFR 
part 204 as follows:

PART 204--RESERVE REQUIREMENTS OF DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS 
(REGULATION D)

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1. The authority citation for part 204 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  12 U.S.C. 248(a), 248(c), 371a, 461, 601, 611, and 
3105.


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2. Section 204.4(f) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  204.4  Computation of required reserves.

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    (f) For all depository institutions, Edge and Agreement 
corporations, and United States branches and agencies of foreign banks, 
required reserves are computed by applying the reserve requirement 
ratios below to net transaction accounts, nonpersonal time deposits, 
and Eurocurrency liabilities of the institution during the computation 
period.

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     Reservable liability                 Reserve requirement
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NET TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS:
    $0 to reserve requirement  0 percent of amount.
     exemption amount ($10.7
     million).
    Over reserve requirement   3 percent of amount.
     exemption amount ($10.7
     million) and up to low
     reserve tranche ($58.8
     million).
    Over low reserve tranche   $1,443,000 plus 10 percent of amount over
     ($58.8 million).           $58.8 million.
    Nonpersonal time deposits  0 percent.
    Eurocurrency liabilities.  0 percent.
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    By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, acting through the Director of the Division of Monetary 
Affairs under delegated authority, October 21, 2010.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2010-27014 Filed 10-25-10; 8:45 am]
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