Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, 44399-44402 [2013-17090]

Download as PDF Vol. 78 Tuesday, No. 141 July 23, 2013 Part XXV Federal Reserve System tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS25 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\23JYP25.SGM 23JYP25 44400 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda Comments should be addressed to Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. ADDRESSES: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Ch. II Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda ACTION: A staff contact for each item is indicated with the regulatory description below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is publishing its spring 2013 agenda as part of the Spring 2013 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The agenda also identifies rules the Board has selected for review under section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and public comment is invited on those entries. The complete Unified Agenda will be available to the public at the following Web site: www.reginfo.gov. Participation by the Board in the Unified Agenda is on a voluntary basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. AGENCY: Semiannual regulatory agenda. The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Board’s Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration regulatory matters as indicated below during the period May 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013. The next agenda will be published in fall 2013. SUMMARY: Comments about the form or content of the agenda may be submitted any time during the next 6 months. DATES: The Board’s agenda is divided into four sections. The first, Proposed Rule Stage, reports on matters the Board may consider for public comment during the next 6 months. The second section, Final Rule Stage, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board consideration. A third section, Long-Term Actions, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board consideration, but a completion date has not been determined. And a fourth section, Completed Actions, reports on regulatory matters the Board has completed or is not expected to consider further. A dot (•) preceding an entry indicates a new matter that was not a part of the Board’s previous agenda and which the Board has not completed. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Deputy Secretary of the Board. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—PROPOSED RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 403 .................... 404 .................... Regulation CC—Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Docket No. R–1408) ................................. Regulations H and Y—Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios, Capital Adequacy, and Transition Provisions. (Docket No. R–1442). 7100–AD68 7100–AD87 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 405 .................... Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No. R–1429). 7100–AD80 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 406 .................... Regulation KK—Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities (Docket No: R–1415) .......... 7100–AD74 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—COMPLETED ACTIONS Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 407 .................... Regulation NN—Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions (Docket No. R–1428) ............................................. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS25 Proposed Rule Stage 403. Regulation CC—Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Docket No. R–1408) Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4001 to 4010; 12 U.S.C. 5001 to 5018 Abstract: The Federal Reserve Board (the Board) proposed amendments to Regulation CC to facilitate the banking VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 industry’s ongoing transition to fully electronic interbank check collection and return, including proposed amendments to condition a depositary bank’s right of expeditious return on the depositary bank agreeing to accept returned checks electronically either directly or indirectly from the paying bank. The Board also proposed amendments to the funds availability schedule provisions to reflect the fact PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 7100–AD79 that there are no longer any nonlocal checks. The Board proposed to revise the model forms in appendix C that banks may use in disclosing their funds availability policies to their customers and to update the preemption determinations in appendix F. Finally, the Board requested comment on whether it should consider future changes to the regulation to improve the check collection system, such as E:\FR\FM\23JYP25.SGM 23JYP25 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda decreasing the time afforded to a paying bank to decide whether to pay a check in order to reduce the risk to a depositary bank of needing to make funds available for withdrawal before learning whether a deposited check has been returned unpaid. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Board Requested Comment. Board Expects Further Action. 03/25/11 76 FR 16862 12/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Dena Milligan, Senior Attorney, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452– 3900. RIN: 7100–AD68 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS25 404. Regulations H and Y—Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios, Capital Adequacy, and Transition Provisions. (Docket No. R–1442) Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 24; 12 U.S.C. 36; 12 U.S.C. 92a; 12 U.S.C. 93a; * * * Abstract: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, (the Agencies) are proposing to revise their risk-based and leverage capital requirements consistent with agreements reached by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) in ‘‘Basel III: A Global Regulatory Framework for More Resilient Banks and Banking Systems’’ (Basel III). The proposed revisions would include implementation of a new common equity tier I minimum capital requirement, a higher minimum tier I capital requirement, and, for banking organizations subject to the advanced approaches capital rules, a supplementary leverage ratio that incorporates a broader set of exposures in the denominator measure. Additionally, consistent with Basel III, the Agencies are proposing to apply limits on a banking organization’s capital distributions and certain discretionary bonus payments if the banking organization does not hold a specified amount of common equity tier I capital above the amount necessary to meet its minimum risk-based capital requirements. This NPRM also would establish more conservative standards for including an instrument in regulatory capital. As discussed in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:12 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 proposal, the revisions set forth in this NPRM are consistent with section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires the Agencies to establish minimum riskbased and leverage capital requirements. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Board Requested Comment. Board Expects Further Action. 08/30/12 77 FR 53059 09/00/13 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Anna Lee Hewko, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve System, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Phone: 202 530–6260. RIN: 7100–AD87 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) Final Rule Stage 405. Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No. R–1429) Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 559; 5 U.S.C. 1813; 5 U.S.C. 1817; 5 U.S.C. 1828; * * * Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Act) transferred responsibility for supervision of Savings and Loan Holding Companies (SLHCs) and their non-depository subsidiaries from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), on July 21, 2011. The Act also transferred supervisory functions related to Federal savings associations and State savings associations to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), respectively. The Board on August 12, 2011, approved an interim final rule for SLHCs, including a request for public comment. The interim final rule transferred from the OTS to the Board the regulations necessary for the Board to supervise SLHCs, with certain technical and substantive modifications. The interim final rule has three components: (1) New Regulation LL (part 238), which sets forth regulations generally governing SLHCs; (2) new Regulation MM (part 239), which sets forth regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form; and (3) technical amendments to existing Board regulations necessary to accommodate the transfer of supervisory authority for SLHCs from the OTS to the Board. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 44401 The structure of interim final Regulation LL closely follows that of the Board’s Regulation Y, which governs bank holding companies, in order to provide an overall structure to rules that were previously found in disparate locations. In many instances interim final Regulation LL incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation LL also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to SLHCs, and incorporates Board precedent and practices with respect to applications processing procedures and control issues, among other matters. Interim final Regulation MM organized existing OTS regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form (MHCs) and their subsidiary holding companies into a single part of the Board’s regulations. In many instances interim final Regulation MM incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation MM also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to MHCs. The interim final rule also made technical amendments to Board rules to facilitate supervision of SLHCs, including to rules implementing Community Reinvestment Act requirements and to Board procedural and administrative rules. In addition, the Board made technical amendments to implement section 312(b)(2)(A) of the Act, which transfers to the Board all rulemaking authority under section 11 of the Home Owner’s Loan Act relating to transactions with affiliates and extensions of credit to executive officers, directors, and principal shareholders. These amendments include revisions to parts 215 (Insider Transactions) and part 223 (Transactions with Affiliates) of Board regulations. The comment period with respect to the interim final rule closed on November 1, 2011, and the Board intends in the future to issue a finalized rule. Timetable: Action Date FR Cite Board Requested Comment. Board Expect Further Action. 09/13/11 76 FR 56508 E:\FR\FM\23JYP25.SGM 23JYP25 07/00/13 44402 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / Unified Agenda Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Paul Hannah, Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452–2810. RIN: 7100–AD80 security-based swaps in order to offset the greater risk to such entities and the financial system arising from the use of swaps and security-based swaps that are not cleared. Timetable: Action FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) Long-Term Actions 406. Regulation KK—Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities (Docket No: R–1415) tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS25 Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6s; 15 U.S.C. 780–10 Abstract: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the Agencies) are requesting comment on a proposal to establish minimum margin and capital requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers, and major security-based swap participants for which one of the Agencies is the prudential regulator. This proposed rule implements sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which require the Agencies to adopt rules jointly to establish capital requirements and initial and variation margin requirements for such entities on all non-cleared swaps and non-cleared VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:44 Jul 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Date FR Cite Board Requested Comment. Comment Period End. Board Reopened Comment Period. Next Action Undetermined. 04/12/11 76 FR 27564 07/11/11 76 FR 37029 10/02/12 77 FR 60057 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Stephanie Martin, Associate General Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452–3198. Dena Milligan, Senior Attorney, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452–3900. RIN: 7100–AD74 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) Completed Actions Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Action Date FR Cite Board Requested Comment. Board Issued Final Rule. 08/03/11 76 FR 46652 04/09/13 78 FR 21019 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Scott J. Holz, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452–2966. RIN: 7100–AD79 [FR Doc. 2013–17090 Filed 7–22–13; 8:45 am] 407. Regulation NN—Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions (Docket No. R– 1428) Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2(i)(2)(E); 12 U.S.C. 248; 12 U.S.C. 321 to 338; 12 U.S.C. 1818; 12 U.S.C. 3108; * * * PO 00000 Abstract: The Federal Reserve Board adopted on April 9, 2013, (78 FR 21019) a regulation to permit banking organizations under its supervision to engage in off-exchange transactions in foreign currency with retail customers. Section 2(c)(Z)(E) of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the DoddFrank Act, requires U.S. financial institutions to effect these transactions only pursuant to rules adopted by their Federal regulatory authority. 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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

12 CFR Ch. II


Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act and the Board's Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded 
Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration 
regulatory matters as indicated below during the period May 1, 2013 
through October 31, 2013. The next agenda will be published in fall 
2013.

DATES: Comments about the form or content of the agenda may be 
submitted any time during the next 6 months.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Robert deV. Frierson, 
Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Washington, DC 20551.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A staff contact for each item is 
indicated with the regulatory description below.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is publishing its spring 2013 
agenda as part of the Spring 2013 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory 
and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of 
Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The agenda also 
identifies rules the Board has selected for review under section 610(c) 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and public comment is invited on 
those entries. The complete Unified Agenda will be available to the 
public at the following Web site: www.reginfo.gov. Participation by the 
Board in the Unified Agenda is on a voluntary basis.
    The Board's agenda is divided into four sections. The first, 
Proposed Rule Stage, reports on matters the Board may consider for 
public comment during the next 6 months. The second section, Final Rule 
Stage, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board 
consideration. A third section, Long-Term Actions, reports on matters 
that have been proposed and are under Board consideration, but a 
completion date has not been determined. And a fourth section, 
Completed Actions, reports on regulatory matters the Board has 
completed or is not expected to consider further.
    A dot () preceding an entry indicates a new matter that was 
not a part of the Board's previous agenda and which the Board has not 
completed.

Margaret McCloskey Shanks,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.

               Federal Reserve System--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
403.......................  Regulation CC--                    7100-AD68
                             Availability of Funds and
                             Collection of Checks
                             (Docket No. R-1408).
404.......................  Regulations H and Y--              7100-AD87
                             Regulatory Capital Rules:
                             Regulatory Capital,
                             Implementation of Basel
                             III, Minimum Regulatory
                             Capital Ratios, Capital
                             Adequacy, and Transition
                             Provisions. (Docket No. R-
                             1442).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                Federal Reserve System--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
405.......................  Regulation LL--Savings and         7100-AD80
                             Loan Holding Companies
                             and Regulation MM--Mutual
                             Holding Companies (Docket
                             No. R-1429).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                Federal Reserve System--Long-Term Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
406.......................  Regulation KK--Margin and          7100-AD74
                             Capital Requirements for
                             Covered Swap Entities
                             (Docket No: R-1415).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                Federal Reserve System--Completed Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
407.......................  Regulation NN--Retail              7100-AD79
                             Foreign Exchange
                             Transactions (Docket No.
                             R-1428).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Proposed Rule Stage

403. Regulation CC--Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks 
(Docket No. R-1408)

    Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4001 to 4010; 12 U.S.C. 5001 to 5018
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve Board (the Board) proposed amendments 
to Regulation CC to facilitate the banking industry's ongoing 
transition to fully electronic interbank check collection and return, 
including proposed amendments to condition a depositary bank's right of 
expeditious return on the depositary bank agreeing to accept returned 
checks electronically either directly or indirectly from the paying 
bank. The Board also proposed amendments to the funds availability 
schedule provisions to reflect the fact that there are no longer any 
nonlocal checks. The Board proposed to revise the model forms in 
appendix C that banks may use in disclosing their funds availability 
policies to their customers and to update the preemption determinations 
in appendix F. Finally, the Board requested comment on whether it 
should consider future changes to the regulation to improve the check 
collection system, such as

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decreasing the time afforded to a paying bank to decide whether to pay 
a check in order to reduce the risk to a depositary bank of needing to 
make funds available for withdrawal before learning whether a deposited 
check has been returned unpaid.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Board Requested Comment.............   03/25/11  76 FR 16862
Board Expects Further Action........   12/00/13
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Dena Milligan, Senior Attorney, Federal Reserve 
System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452-3900.
    RIN: 7100-AD68

404. Regulations H and Y--Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, 
Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios, Capital 
Adequacy, and Transition Provisions. (Docket No. R-1442)

    Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 24; 12 U.S.C. 36; 12 U.S.C. 92a; 12 
U.S.C. 93a; * * *
    Abstract: In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Office 
of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 
(the Agencies) are proposing to revise their risk-based and leverage 
capital requirements consistent with agreements reached by the Basel 
Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) in ``Basel III: A Global 
Regulatory Framework for More Resilient Banks and Banking Systems'' 
(Basel III). The proposed revisions would include implementation of a 
new common equity tier I minimum capital requirement, a higher minimum 
tier I capital requirement, and, for banking organizations subject to 
the advanced approaches capital rules, a supplementary leverage ratio 
that incorporates a broader set of exposures in the denominator 
measure. Additionally, consistent with Basel III, the Agencies are 
proposing to apply limits on a banking organization's capital 
distributions and certain discretionary bonus payments if the banking 
organization does not hold a specified amount of common equity tier I 
capital above the amount necessary to meet its minimum risk-based 
capital requirements. This NPRM also would establish more conservative 
standards for including an instrument in regulatory capital. As 
discussed in the proposal, the revisions set forth in this NPRM are 
consistent with section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires the 
Agencies to establish minimum risk-based and leverage capital 
requirements.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Board Requested Comment.............   08/30/12  77 FR 53059
Board Expects Further Action........   09/00/13
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Anna Lee Hewko, Deputy Associate Director, Federal 
Reserve System, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Phone: 
202 530-6260.
    RIN: 7100-AD87

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Final Rule Stage

405. Regulation LL--Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation 
MM--Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No. R-1429)

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 559; 5 U.S.C. 1813; 5 
U.S.C. 1817; 5 U.S.C. 1828; * * *
    Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act (the Act) transferred responsibility for supervision of 
Savings and Loan Holding Companies (SLHCs) and their non-depository 
subsidiaries from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to the Board 
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), on July 21, 2011. 
The Act also transferred supervisory functions related to Federal 
savings associations and State savings associations to the Office of 
the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation (FDIC), respectively.
    The Board on August 12, 2011, approved an interim final rule for 
SLHCs, including a request for public comment. The interim final rule 
transferred from the OTS to the Board the regulations necessary for the 
Board to supervise SLHCs, with certain technical and substantive 
modifications. The interim final rule has three components: (1) New 
Regulation LL (part 238), which sets forth regulations generally 
governing SLHCs; (2) new Regulation MM (part 239), which sets forth 
regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form; and (3) technical 
amendments to existing Board regulations necessary to accommodate the 
transfer of supervisory authority for SLHCs from the OTS to the Board.
    The structure of interim final Regulation LL closely follows that 
of the Board's Regulation Y, which governs bank holding companies, in 
order to provide an overall structure to rules that were previously 
found in disparate locations. In many instances interim final 
Regulation LL incorporated OTS regulations with only technical 
modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility 
from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation LL also reflects 
statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to SLHCs, and 
incorporates Board precedent and practices with respect to applications 
processing procedures and control issues, among other matters.
    Interim final Regulation MM organized existing OTS regulations 
governing SLHCs in mutual form (MHCs) and their subsidiary holding 
companies into a single part of the Board's regulations. In many 
instances interim final Regulation MM incorporated OTS regulations with 
only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory 
responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation MM 
also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect 
to MHCs.
    The interim final rule also made technical amendments to Board 
rules to facilitate supervision of SLHCs, including to rules 
implementing Community Reinvestment Act requirements and to Board 
procedural and administrative rules. In addition, the Board made 
technical amendments to implement section 312(b)(2)(A) of the Act, 
which transfers to the Board all rulemaking authority under section 11 
of the Home Owner's Loan Act relating to transactions with affiliates 
and extensions of credit to executive officers, directors, and 
principal shareholders. These amendments include revisions to parts 215 
(Insider Transactions) and part 223 (Transactions with Affiliates) of 
Board regulations.
    The comment period with respect to the interim final rule closed on 
November 1, 2011, and the Board intends in the future to issue a 
finalized rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Board Requested Comment.............   09/13/11  76 FR 56508
Board Expect Further Action.........   07/00/13
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Paul Hannah, Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal 
Division, Phone: 202 452-2810.
    RIN: 7100-AD80

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Long-Term Actions

406. Regulation KK--Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap 
Entities (Docket No: R-1415)

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6s; 15 U.S.C. 780-10
    Abstract: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the 
Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the 
Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the 
Agencies) are requesting comment on a proposal to establish minimum 
margin and capital requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap 
participants, security-based swap dealers, and major security-based 
swap participants for which one of the Agencies is the prudential 
regulator. This proposed rule implements sections 731 and 764 of the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which 
require the Agencies to adopt rules jointly to establish capital 
requirements and initial and variation margin requirements for such 
entities on all non-cleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps 
in order to offset the greater risk to such entities and the financial 
system arising from the use of swaps and security-based swaps that are 
not cleared.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Board Requested Comment.............   04/12/11  76 FR 27564
Comment Period End..................   07/11/11  76 FR 37029
Board Reopened Comment Period.......   10/02/12  77 FR 60057
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Stephanie Martin, Associate General Counsel, 
Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452-3198.
    Dena Milligan, Senior Attorney, Federal Reserve System, Legal 
Division, Phone: 202 452-3900.
    RIN: 7100-AD74

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Completed Actions

407. Regulation NN--Retail Foreign Exchange Transactions (Docket No. R-
1428)

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2(i)(2)(E); 12 U.S.C. 248; 12 U.S.C. 321 
to 338; 12 U.S.C. 1818; 12 U.S.C. 3108; * * *
    Abstract: The Federal Reserve Board adopted on April 9, 2013, (78 
FR 21019) a regulation to permit banking organizations under its 
supervision to engage in off-exchange transactions in foreign currency 
with retail customers. Section 2(c)(Z)(E) of the Commodity Exchange 
Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act, requires U.S. financial 
institutions to effect these transactions only pursuant to rules 
adopted by their Federal regulatory authority. The final rule also 
describes various requirements with which banking organizations must 
comply to conduct such transactions.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Board Requested Comment.............   08/03/11  76 FR 46652
Board Issued Final Rule.............   04/09/13  78 FR 21019
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Scott J. Holz, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve 
System, Legal Division, Phone: 202 452-2966.
    RIN: 7100-AD79

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