Regulatory Capital Rules; Enhanced Prudential Standards for Bank Holding Companies and Foreign Banking Organizations; Correction, 70671-70673 [2015-28294]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations and informational impacts of this action on small businesses. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the order’s information collection requirements have been previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and assigned OMB No. 0581–0189 Generic Fruit Crops. No changes in those requirements are necessary as a result of this action. Should any changes become necessary, they would be submitted to OMB for approval. This action imposes no additional reporting or recordkeeping requirements on either small or large Texas orange and grapefruit handlers. As with all Federal marketing order programs, reports and forms are periodically reviewed to reduce information requirements and duplication by industry and public sector agencies. AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. USDA has not identified any relevant Federal rules that duplicate, overlap, or conflict with this rule. A small business guide on complying with fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing agreements and orders may be viewed at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ MarketingOrdersSmallBusinessGuide. Any questions about the compliance guide should be sent to Jeffrey Smutny at the previously mentioned address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. After consideration of all relevant material presented, including the information and recommendation submitted by the Committee and other available information, it is hereby found that this rule, as hereinafter set forth, will tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, it is also found and determined upon good cause that it is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest to give preliminary notice prior to putting this rule into effect, and that good cause exists for not postponing the effective date of this rule until 30 days after publication in the Federal Register because: (1) The 2015–16 fiscal period began on August, 1, 2015, and the marketing order requires that the rate of assessment for each fiscal period apply to all assessable oranges and grapefruit handled during such fiscal period; (2) this action decreases the assessment rate for assessable oranges and grapefruit grown in Texas beginning with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 2015–16 fiscal period; (3) handlers are aware of this action which was recommended by the Committee at a public meeting and is similar to other assessment rate actions issued in past years; and (4) this interim rule provides a 60-day comment period, and all comments timely received will be considered prior to finalization of this rule. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 906 Grapefruit, Marketing agreements, Oranges, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 906 is amended as follows: PART 906—ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 906 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. 2. Section 906.235 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 906.235 Assessment rate. On and after August, 1, 2015, an assessment rate of $0.08 per 7/10-bushel carton or equivalent is established for oranges and grapefruit grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Dated: November 9, 2015. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2015–28913 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 70671 Capital Plan and Stress Test Rules. This publication removes certain expired transitional requirements in Regulations H and Y, resolves certain citation errors, replaces a wrongly duplicated paragraph in Regulation Q, and corrects a typographical error in Regulation YY. The corrections are effective November 16, 2015, except that instructions 10.b and 10.f amending 12 CFR 208.43 are effective January 1, 2018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin McDonough, Special Counsel, (202) 452–2036, Julie Anthony, Counsel, (202) 475–6682, or Mark Buresh, Senior Attorney, (202) 452–5270, Legal Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202) 263–4869. The Board is correcting errors in and deleting certain expired transitional requirements from the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2013 (78 FR 62018). These revisions will remove text or footnotes in 12 CFR parts 208 and 225 describing certain transitional requirements that have expired, correct citations in 12 CFR 217.2 and 12 CFR 217.202(b)(10), and remove and replace a wrongly duplicated paragraph in 12 CFR 217.300(c)(3). The Board is also correcting a typographical error in the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2014 (79 FR 64025), which caused the unintended deletion of § 252.153(e)(2)– (5). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects 12 CFR Parts 208, 217, 225, and 252 12 CFR Part 208 [Regulations H, Q, Y, and YY; Docket Nos. R–1442 and R–1492] Accounting, Agriculture, Banks, Banking, Confidential business information, Consumer protection, Crime, Currency, Global systemically important bank, Insurance, Investments, Mortgages, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. RIN 7100 AE–87 Regulatory Capital Rules; Enhanced Prudential Standards for Bank Holding Companies and Foreign Banking Organizations; Correction Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment. AGENCY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 11, 2013 (78 FR 62018) regarding Regulatory Capital Rules and another final rule on October 27, 2014 (79 FR 64025) regarding SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12 CFR Part 217 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Holding companies, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. 12 CFR Part 225 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Federal Reserve System, Holding companies, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1 70672 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 12 CFR Part 252 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Federal Reserve System, Holding companies, Nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities, Stress testing. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, chapter II of title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 208—MEMBERSHIP OF STATE BANKING INSTITUTIONS IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 1. The authority citation for part 208 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 24, 36, 92a, 93a, 248(a), 248(c), 321–338a, 371d, 461, 481–486, 601, 611, 1814, 1816, 1818, 1820(d)(9), 1833(j), 1828(o), 1831, 1831o, 1831p–1, 1831r–1, 1831w, 1831x, 1835a, 1882, 2901– 2907, 3105, 3310, 3331–3351, 3353, and 3905–3909; 15 U.S.C. 78b, 78l(b), 78l(i), 780– 4(c)(5), 78q, 78q–1, 78w, 1681s, 1681w, 6801 and 6805; 31 U.S.C. 5318; 42 U.S.C. 4012a, 4104b, 4106, and 412 § 208.2 ■ [Amended] 2. In § 208.2, remove footnote 2. § 208.3 [Amended] 3. In § 208.3, redesignate footnote 3 as footnote 2. ■ § 208.4 ■ [Amended] 4. In § 208.4, remove footnotes 4 and 5. § 208.5 [Amended] 5. In § 208.5, redesignate footnote 6 as footnote 3 and footnote 7 as footnote 4. ■ § 208.21 [Amended] 6. In § 208.21, redesignate footnote 8 as footnote 5. ■ § 208.24 [Amended] 7. In § 208.24, redesignate footnote 9 as footnote 6. ■ 8. In § 208.40, revise paragraph (e) to read as follows: ■ asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 [Amended] 9. In § 208.41, remove footnotes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15. ■ 10. In § 208.43: ■ a. Revise paragraph (a); ■ b. Effective January 1, 2018, paragraph (a)(2)(iv)(C) as added on May 1, 2014 (79 FR 24540), and further amended on August 14, 2015 (80 FR 49102), is redesignated as paragraph (a)(4)(iii). ■ c. Remove paragraph (b); ■ d. Redesignate paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c). ■ e. Revise the introductory text of newly redesignated paragraph (b); and ■ f. Effective January 1, 2018, paragraph (c)(1)(iv) as revised on May 1, 2014 (79 FR 24540), and further amended on August 14, 2015 (80 FR 49102), is redesignated as paragraph (b)(1)(iv). The revisions read as follows: ■ § 208.43 Capital measures and capital category definitions. (a) Capital measures. For purposes of section 38 and this subpart, the relevant capital measures are: (1) Total Risk-Based Capital Measure: The total risk-based capital ratio; (2) Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Measure: The tier 1 risk-based capital ratio; (3) Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Measure: The common equity tier 1 riskbased capital ratio; and (4) Leverage Measure: (i) The leverage ratio; and (ii) With respect to an advanced approaches bank, on January 1, 2018, and thereafter, the supplementary leverage ratio. * * * * * (b) Capital categories applicable to all member banks. For purposes of section 38 and this subpart, a member bank is deemed to be: * * * * * [Amended] 11. In § 208.102, redesignate footnote 16 as footnote 7. ■ * * * * (e) Timing. The calculation of the definitions of common equity tier 1 capital, the common equity tier 1 riskbased capital ratio, the leverage ratio, the supplementary leverage ratio, tangible equity, tier 1 capital, the tier 1 risk-based capital ratio, total assets, total leverage exposure, the total risk-based capital ratio, and total risk-weighted assets under this subpart is subject to the timing provisions at 12 CFR 217.1(f) VerDate Sep<11>2014 § 208.41 § 208.102 § 208.40 Authority, purpose, scope, other supervisory authority, and disclosure of capital categories. * and the transitions at 12 CFR part 217, subpart G. * * * * * § 208.111 [Amended] 12. In § 208.111, redesignate footnote 17 as footnote 8 and footnote 18 as footnote 9. ■ PART 217—CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF BANK HOLDING COMPANIES, SAVINGS AND LOAN HOLDING COMPANIES, AND STATE MEMBER BANKS (REGULATION Q) 13. The authority citation for part 217 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 321–338a, 481–486, 1462a, 1467a, 1818, 1828, 1831n, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1831o, 1831p–l, 1831w, 1835, 1844(b), 1851, 3904, 3906–3909, 4808, 5365, 5368, 5371. 14. In § 217.2, in the definition of ‘‘covered savings and loan holding company’’, revise paragraph (1) to read as follows: ■ § 217.2 Definitions * * * * * Covered savings and loan holding company * * * (1) A top-tier savings and loan holding company that is: (i) An institution that meets the requirements of section 10(c)(9)(C) of HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(c)(9)(C)); and (ii) As of June 30 of the previous calendar year, derived 50 percent or more of its total consolidated assets or 50 percent of its total revenues on an enterprise-wide basis (as calculated under GAAP) from activities that are not financial in nature under section 4(k) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1843(k)); * * * * * § 217.202 [Amended] 15. In § 217.202(b), in paragraph (10)(ii) of the definition of ‘‘securitization’’, remove ‘‘[12 CFR 208.34 (Board), 12 CFR 9.18 (OCC)]’’ and add in its place ‘‘12 CFR 208.34.’’ ■ 16. In § 217.300, revise paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows: ■ § 217.300 Transitions. * * * * * (c) * * * (3) Depository institution holding companies under $15 billion and 2010 MHCs. (i) Non-qualifying capital instruments issued by depository institution holding companies under $15 billion and 2010 MHCs prior to May 19, 2010, may be included in additional tier 1 or tier 2 capital if the instrument was included in tier 1 or tier 2 capital, respectively, as of January 1, 2014. (ii) Non-qualifying capital instruments includable in tier 1 capital are subject to a limit of 25 percent of tier 1 capital elements, excluding any nonqualifying capital instruments and after applying all regulatory capital deductions and adjustments to tier 1 capital. (iii) Non-qualifying capital instruments that are not included in tier 1 as a result of the limitation in paragraph (c)(3)(ii) of this section are includable in tier 2 capital. * * * * * E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 220 / Monday, November 16, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PART 225—BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION Y) 17. The authority citation for part 225 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1844(b), 3106 and 3108, 1817(j)(13), 1818(b), 1831i, 1972, 3310, 3331–3351 and 3353; 12 U.S.C. 3901, et seq.; and 12 U.S.C. 1841, et seq. § 225.2 [Amended] 18. In § 225.2(r)(1), remove footnotes 3 and 4. ■ § 225.4 ■ [Amended] 19. In § 225.4, remove footnote 1. § 225.12 ■ ■ ■ [Amended] 20. In § 225.12: a. Remove footnote 1; b. Redesignate footnote 2 as footnote 1. § 225.22 ■ § 225.172 ■ [Amended] 21. In § 225.22, remove footnote 1. [Amended] 22. In § 225.172, remove footnote 1. PART 252—ENHANCED PRUDENTIAL STANDARDS (REGULATION YY) 23. The authority citation for part 252 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 321–338a, 1467a(g), 1818, 1831p–1, 1844(b), 1844(c), 5361, 5365, 5366. 24. In § 252.153, add paragraphs (e)(2) through (5) to read as follows: ■ § 252.153 U.S. intermediate holding company requirement for foreign banking organizations with U.S. non-branch assets of $50 billion or more. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * (e) * * * (2) Capital requirements for a U.S. intermediate holding company—(i) Risk-based capital and leverage requirements. (A) A U.S. intermediate holding company must calculate and meet all applicable capital adequacy standards set forth in 12 CFR part 217, other than subpart E of 12 CFR part 217, and comply with all restrictions associated with applicable capital buffers, in the same manner as a bank holding company. (B) A U.S. intermediate holding company may choose to comply with subpart E of 12 CFR part 217. (C) Notwithstanding 12 CFR 217.100(b), if a bank holding company is a subsidiary of a foreign banking organization that is subject to this section and the bank holding company is subject to subpart E of 12 CFR part 217, the bank holding company, with the Board’s prior written approval, may VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Nov 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 elect not to comply with subpart E of 12 CFR part 217. (ii) Capital planning. A U.S. intermediate holding company must comply with § 225.8 of Regulation Y in the same manner as a bank holding company. (3) Risk management and risk committee requirements—(i) General. A U.S. intermediate holding company must establish and maintain a risk committee that approves and periodically reviews the risk management policies and oversees the risk-management framework of the U.S. intermediate holding company. The risk committee must be a committee of the board of directors of the U.S. intermediate holding company (or equivalent thereof). The risk committee may also serve as the U.S. risk committee for the combined U.S. operations required pursuant to § 252.155(a). (ii) Risk-management framework. The U.S. intermediate holding company’s risk-management framework must be commensurate with the structure, risk profile, complexity, activities, and size of the U.S. intermediate holding company and consistent with the risk management policies for the combined U.S. operations of the foreign banking organization. The framework must include: (A) Policies and procedures establishing risk-management governance, risk-management procedures, and risk-control infrastructure for the U.S. intermediate holding company; and (B) Processes and systems for implementing and monitoring compliance with such policies and procedures, including: (1) Processes and systems for identifying and reporting risks and riskmanagement deficiencies at the U.S. intermediate holding company, including regarding emerging risks and ensuring effective and timely implementation of actions to address emerging risks and risk-management deficiencies; (2) Processes and systems for establishing managerial and employee responsibility for risk management of the U.S. intermediate holding company; (3) Processes and systems for ensuring the independence of the riskmanagement function of the U.S. intermediate holding company; and (4) Processes and systems to integrate risk management and associated controls with management goals and the compensation structure of the U.S. intermediate holding company. (iii) Corporate governance requirements. The risk committee of the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 70673 U.S. intermediate holding company must meet at least quarterly and otherwise as needed, and must fully document and maintain records of its proceedings, including riskmanagement decisions. (iv) Minimum member requirements. The risk committee must: (A) Include at least one member having experience in identifying, assessing, and managing risk exposures of large, complex financial firms; and (B) Have at least one member who: (1) Is not an officer or employee of the foreign banking organization or its affiliates and has not been an officer or employee of the foreign banking organization or its affiliates during the previous three years; and (2) Is not a member of the immediate family, as defined in § 225.41(b)(3) of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41(b)(3)), of a person who is, or has been within the last three years, an executive officer, as defined in § 215.2(e)(1) of the Board’s Regulation O (12 CFR 215.2(e)(1)) of the foreign banking organization or its affiliates. (v) The U.S. intermediate holding company must take appropriate measures to ensure that it implements the risk management policies for the U.S. intermediate holding company and it provides sufficient information to the U.S. risk committee to enable the U.S. risk committee to carry out the responsibilities of this subpart. (4) Liquidity requirements. A U.S. intermediate holding company must comply with the liquidity riskmanagement requirements in § 252.156 and conduct liquidity stress tests and hold a liquidity buffer pursuant to § 252.157. (5) Stress test requirements. A U.S. intermediate holding company must comply with the requirements of subparts E and F of this part in the same manner as a bank holding company. * * * * * By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 2, 2015. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2015–28294 Filed 11–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P E:\FR\FM\16NOR1.SGM 16NOR1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

12 CFR Parts 208, 217, 225, and 252

[Regulations H, Q, Y, and YY; Docket Nos. R-1442 and R-1492]
RIN 7100 AE-87


Regulatory Capital Rules; Enhanced Prudential Standards for Bank 
Holding Companies and Foreign Banking Organizations; Correction

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) 
published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 11, 2013 (78 
FR 62018) regarding Regulatory Capital Rules and another final rule on 
October 27, 2014 (79 FR 64025) regarding Capital Plan and Stress Test 
Rules. This publication removes certain expired transitional 
requirements in Regulations H and Y, resolves certain citation errors, 
replaces a wrongly duplicated paragraph in Regulation Q, and corrects a 
typographical error in Regulation YY.

DATES: The corrections are effective November 16, 2015, except that 
instructions 10.b and 10.f amending 12 CFR 208.43 are effective January 
1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin McDonough, Special Counsel, 
(202) 452-2036, Julie Anthony, Counsel, (202) 475-6682, or Mark Buresh, 
Senior Attorney, (202) 452-5270, Legal Division, Board of Governors of 
the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) 
users may contact (202) 263-4869.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is correcting errors in and 
deleting certain expired transitional requirements from the final rule 
that was published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2013 (78 FR 
62018). These revisions will remove text or footnotes in 12 CFR parts 
208 and 225 describing certain transitional requirements that have 
expired, correct citations in 12 CFR 217.2 and 12 CFR 217.202(b)(10), 
and remove and replace a wrongly duplicated paragraph in 12 CFR 
217.300(c)(3). The Board is also correcting a typographical error in 
the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 
27, 2014 (79 FR 64025), which caused the unintended deletion of Sec.  
252.153(e)(2)-(5).

List of Subjects

12 CFR Part 208

    Accounting, Agriculture, Banks, Banking, Confidential business 
information, Consumer protection, Crime, Currency, Global systemically 
important bank, Insurance, Investments, Mortgages, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Securities.

12 CFR Part 217

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Holding 
companies, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities.

12 CFR Part 225

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, banking, Federal 
Reserve System, Holding companies, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Securities.

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12 CFR Part 252

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Federal 
Reserve System, Holding companies, Nonbank financial companies 
supervised by the Board, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Securities, Stress testing.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, chapter II of title 12 
of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 208--MEMBERSHIP OF STATE BANKING INSTITUTIONS IN THE FEDERAL 
RESERVE SYSTEM

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1. The authority citation for part 208 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 24, 36, 92a, 93a, 248(a), 248(c), 321-338a, 
371d, 461, 481-486, 601, 611, 1814, 1816, 1818, 1820(d)(9), 1833(j), 
1828(o), 1831, 1831o, 1831p-1, 1831r-1, 1831w, 1831x, 1835a, 1882, 
2901-2907, 3105, 3310, 3331-3351, 3353, and 3905-3909; 15 U.S.C. 
78b, 78l(b), 78l(i), 780-4(c)(5), 78q, 78q-1, 78w, 1681s, 1681w, 
6801 and 6805; 31 U.S.C. 5318; 42 U.S.C. 4012a, 4104b, 4106, and 412


Sec.  208.2  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  208.2, remove footnote 2.


Sec.  208.3  [Amended]

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3. In Sec.  208.3, redesignate footnote 3 as footnote 2.


Sec.  208.4  [Amended]

0
4. In Sec.  208.4, remove footnotes 4 and 5.


Sec.  208.5  [Amended]

0
5. In Sec.  208.5, redesignate footnote 6 as footnote 3 and footnote 7 
as footnote 4.


Sec.  208.21  [Amended]

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6. In Sec.  208.21, redesignate footnote 8 as footnote 5.


Sec.  208.24  [Amended]

0
7. In Sec.  208.24, redesignate footnote 9 as footnote 6.
0
8. In Sec.  208.40, revise paragraph (e) to read as follows:


Sec.  208.40  Authority, purpose, scope, other supervisory authority, 
and disclosure of capital categories.

* * * * *
    (e) Timing. The calculation of the definitions of common equity 
tier 1 capital, the common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio, the 
leverage ratio, the supplementary leverage ratio, tangible equity, tier 
1 capital, the tier 1 risk-based capital ratio, total assets, total 
leverage exposure, the total risk-based capital ratio, and total risk-
weighted assets under this subpart is subject to the timing provisions 
at 12 CFR 217.1(f) and the transitions at 12 CFR part 217, subpart G.
* * * * *


Sec.  208.41  [Amended]

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9. In Sec.  208.41, remove footnotes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
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10. In Sec.  208.43:
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a. Revise paragraph (a);
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b. Effective January 1, 2018, paragraph (a)(2)(iv)(C) as added on May 
1, 2014 (79 FR 24540), and further amended on August 14, 2015 (80 FR 
49102), is redesignated as paragraph (a)(4)(iii).
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c. Remove paragraph (b);
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d. Redesignate paragraphs (c) and (d) as paragraphs (b) and (c).
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e. Revise the introductory text of newly redesignated paragraph (b); 
and
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f. Effective January 1, 2018, paragraph (c)(1)(iv) as revised on May 1, 
2014 (79 FR 24540), and further amended on August 14, 2015 (80 FR 
49102), is redesignated as paragraph (b)(1)(iv).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  208.43  Capital measures and capital category definitions.

    (a) Capital measures. For purposes of section 38 and this subpart, 
the relevant capital measures are:
    (1) Total Risk-Based Capital Measure: The total risk-based capital 
ratio;
    (2) Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Measure: The tier 1 risk-based 
capital ratio;
    (3) Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Measure: The common equity tier 1 
risk-based capital ratio; and
    (4) Leverage Measure:
    (i) The leverage ratio; and
    (ii) With respect to an advanced approaches bank, on January 1, 
2018, and thereafter, the supplementary leverage ratio.
* * * * *
    (b) Capital categories applicable to all member banks. For purposes 
of section 38 and this subpart, a member bank is deemed to be:
* * * * *


Sec.  208.102  [Amended]

0
11. In Sec.  208.102, redesignate footnote 16 as footnote 7.


Sec.  208.111  [Amended]

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12. In Sec.  208.111, redesignate footnote 17 as footnote 8 and 
footnote 18 as footnote 9.

PART 217--CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF BANK HOLDING COMPANIES, SAVINGS AND 
LOAN HOLDING COMPANIES, AND STATE MEMBER BANKS (REGULATION Q)

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13. The authority citation for part 217 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 248(a), 321-338a, 481-486, 1462a, 1467a, 
1818, 1828, 1831n, 1831o, 1831p-l, 1831w, 1835, 1844(b), 1851, 3904, 
3906-3909, 4808, 5365, 5368, 5371.


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14. In Sec.  217.2, in the definition of ``covered savings and loan 
holding company'', revise paragraph (1) to read as follows:


Sec.  217.2  Definitions

* * * * *
    Covered savings and loan holding company * * *
    (1) A top-tier savings and loan holding company that is:
    (i) An institution that meets the requirements of section 
10(c)(9)(C) of HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1467a(c)(9)(C)); and
    (ii) As of June 30 of the previous calendar year, derived 50 
percent or more of its total consolidated assets or 50 percent of its 
total revenues on an enterprise-wide basis (as calculated under GAAP) 
from activities that are not financial in nature under section 4(k) of 
the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1843(k));
* * * * *


Sec.  217.202  [Amended]

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15. In Sec.  217.202(b), in paragraph (10)(ii) of the definition of 
``securitization'', remove ``[12 CFR 208.34 (Board), 12 CFR 9.18 
(OCC)]'' and add in its place ``12 CFR 208.34.''
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16. In Sec.  217.300, revise paragraph (c)(3) to read as follows:


Sec.  217.300  Transitions.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (3) Depository institution holding companies under $15 billion and 
2010 MHCs. (i) Non-qualifying capital instruments issued by depository 
institution holding companies under $15 billion and 2010 MHCs prior to 
May 19, 2010, may be included in additional tier 1 or tier 2 capital if 
the instrument was included in tier 1 or tier 2 capital, respectively, 
as of January 1, 2014.
    (ii) Non-qualifying capital instruments includable in tier 1 
capital are subject to a limit of 25 percent of tier 1 capital 
elements, excluding any nonqualifying capital instruments and after 
applying all regulatory capital deductions and adjustments to tier 1 
capital.
    (iii) Non-qualifying capital instruments that are not included in 
tier 1 as a result of the limitation in paragraph (c)(3)(ii) of this 
section are includable in tier 2 capital.
* * * * *

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PART 225--BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL 
(REGULATION Y)

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17. The authority citation for part 225 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1844(b), 3106 and 3108, 1817(j)(13), 
1818(b), 1831i, 1972, 3310, 3331-3351 and 3353; 12 U.S.C. 3901, et 
seq.; and 12 U.S.C. 1841, et seq.


Sec.  225.2  [Amended]

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18. In Sec.  225.2(r)(1), remove footnotes 3 and 4.


Sec.  225.4  [Amended]

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19. In Sec.  225.4, remove footnote 1.


Sec.  225.12  [Amended]

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20. In Sec.  225.12:
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a. Remove footnote 1;
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b. Redesignate footnote 2 as footnote 1.


Sec.  225.22  [Amended]

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21. In Sec.  225.22, remove footnote 1.


Sec.  225.172  [Amended]

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22. In Sec.  225.172, remove footnote 1.

PART 252--ENHANCED PRUDENTIAL STANDARDS (REGULATION YY)

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23. The authority citation for part 252 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 12 U.S.C. 321-338a, 1467a(g), 1818, 1831p-1, 1844(b), 
1844(c), 5361, 5365, 5366.

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24. In Sec.  252.153, add paragraphs (e)(2) through (5) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  252.153  U.S. intermediate holding company requirement for 
foreign banking organizations with U.S. non-branch assets of $50 
billion or more.

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    (e) * * *
    (2) Capital requirements for a U.S. intermediate holding company--
(i) Risk-based capital and leverage requirements. (A) A U.S. 
intermediate holding company must calculate and meet all applicable 
capital adequacy standards set forth in 12 CFR part 217, other than 
subpart E of 12 CFR part 217, and comply with all restrictions 
associated with applicable capital buffers, in the same manner as a 
bank holding company.
    (B) A U.S. intermediate holding company may choose to comply with 
subpart E of 12 CFR part 217.
    (C) Notwithstanding 12 CFR 217.100(b), if a bank holding company is 
a subsidiary of a foreign banking organization that is subject to this 
section and the bank holding company is subject to subpart E of 12 CFR 
part 217, the bank holding company, with the Board's prior written 
approval, may elect not to comply with subpart E of 12 CFR part 217.
    (ii) Capital planning. A U.S. intermediate holding company must 
comply with Sec.  225.8 of Regulation Y in the same manner as a bank 
holding company.
    (3) Risk management and risk committee requirements--(i) General. A 
U.S. intermediate holding company must establish and maintain a risk 
committee that approves and periodically reviews the risk management 
policies and oversees the risk-management framework of the U.S. 
intermediate holding company. The risk committee must be a committee of 
the board of directors of the U.S. intermediate holding company (or 
equivalent thereof). The risk committee may also serve as the U.S. risk 
committee for the combined U.S. operations required pursuant to Sec.  
252.155(a).
    (ii) Risk-management framework. The U.S. intermediate holding 
company's risk-management framework must be commensurate with the 
structure, risk profile, complexity, activities, and size of the U.S. 
intermediate holding company and consistent with the risk management 
policies for the combined U.S. operations of the foreign banking 
organization. The framework must include:
    (A) Policies and procedures establishing risk-management 
governance, risk-management procedures, and risk-control infrastructure 
for the U.S. intermediate holding company; and
    (B) Processes and systems for implementing and monitoring 
compliance with such policies and procedures, including:
    (1) Processes and systems for identifying and reporting risks and 
risk-management deficiencies at the U.S. intermediate holding company, 
including regarding emerging risks and ensuring effective and timely 
implementation of actions to address emerging risks and risk-management 
deficiencies;
    (2) Processes and systems for establishing managerial and employee 
responsibility for risk management of the U.S. intermediate holding 
company;
    (3) Processes and systems for ensuring the independence of the 
risk-management function of the U.S. intermediate holding company; and
    (4) Processes and systems to integrate risk management and 
associated controls with management goals and the compensation 
structure of the U.S. intermediate holding company.
    (iii) Corporate governance requirements. The risk committee of the 
U.S. intermediate holding company must meet at least quarterly and 
otherwise as needed, and must fully document and maintain records of 
its proceedings, including risk-management decisions.
    (iv) Minimum member requirements. The risk committee must:
    (A) Include at least one member having experience in identifying, 
assessing, and managing risk exposures of large, complex financial 
firms; and
    (B) Have at least one member who:
    (1) Is not an officer or employee of the foreign banking 
organization or its affiliates and has not been an officer or employee 
of the foreign banking organization or its affiliates during the 
previous three years; and
    (2) Is not a member of the immediate family, as defined in Sec.  
225.41(b)(3) of the Board's Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41(b)(3)), of a 
person who is, or has been within the last three years, an executive 
officer, as defined in Sec.  215.2(e)(1) of the Board's Regulation O 
(12 CFR 215.2(e)(1)) of the foreign banking organization or its 
affiliates.
    (v) The U.S. intermediate holding company must take appropriate 
measures to ensure that it implements the risk management policies for 
the U.S. intermediate holding company and it provides sufficient 
information to the U.S. risk committee to enable the U.S. risk 
committee to carry out the responsibilities of this subpart.
    (4) Liquidity requirements. A U.S. intermediate holding company 
must comply with the liquidity risk-management requirements in Sec.  
252.156 and conduct liquidity stress tests and hold a liquidity buffer 
pursuant to Sec.  252.157.
    (5) Stress test requirements. A U.S. intermediate holding company 
must comply with the requirements of subparts E and F of this part in 
the same manner as a bank holding company.
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    By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, November 2, 2015.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2015-28294 Filed 11-13-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6210-01-P