Regulation D; Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, 91672-91674 [2016-30320]

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[FR Doc. 2016–30463 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 204 [Docket No. R–1553] RIN 7100–AE63 Regulation D; Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Final rule. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:05 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 low reserve tranche for 2017. 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 2017 at $15.5 million (up from $15.2 million in 2016). 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 (over the reserve requirement exemption amount) that is subject to a three percent reserve requirement in 2017 at $115.1 million (up from $110.2 million in 2016). 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: January 18, 2017. Compliance dates: The new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will apply to the fourteen-day reserve maintenance period that begins January 19, 2017. For depository institutions that report deposit data weekly, this maintenance period corresponds to the fourteen-day computation period that begins December 20, 2016. For depository institutions that report deposit data quarterly, this maintenance period corresponds to the seven-day computation period that begins December 20, 2016. The 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 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clinton N. Chen, Attorney (202/452– 3952), Legal Division, or Ezra A. Kidane, Financial Analyst (202/973–6161), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. 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 increased by 2.3 percent, from $7,477 billion to $7,648 billion between June 30, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D to set the reserve requirement exemption amount for 2017 at $15.5 million, an increase of $0.3 million from its level in 2016.1 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 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\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Rules and Regulations srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 5.5 percent, from $2,064 billion to $2,178 billion between June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D to increase the low reserve tranche for net transaction accounts by $4.9 million, from $110.2 million for 2016 to $115.1 million for 2017. The new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption amount will be effective for all depository institutions for the fourteen-day reserve maintenance period beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017. For depository institutions that report deposit data weekly, this maintenance period corresponds to the fourteen-day computation period that begins December 20, 2016. For depository institutions that report deposit data quarterly, this maintenance period corresponds to the seven-day computation period that begins December 20, 2016. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:05 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 cutoff’’) to report deposit data quarterly. Depository institutions with net transaction accounts above the reserve requirement exemption amount and with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to 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 or is equal to 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, 2015 to June 30, 2016, total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits at all depository institutions increased 5.8 percent, from $10,807 billion to $11,433 billion. Accordingly, the Board is increasing the nonexempt deposit cutoff level by $19.3 million to $436.2 million in 2017 (from $416.9 million for 2016). The Board is also increasing the reduced reporting limit by $88 million to $1.989 billion for 2017 (from $1.901 billion in 2016).2 Beginning in 2017, the boundaries of the four deposit reporting panels will be defined as follows. Those depository institutions with net transaction accounts over $15.5 million (the reserve requirement exemption amount) or with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to $1.989 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 $436.2 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 $436.2 million are required to file the FR 2900 report each quarter. Those depository institutions with net transaction accounts less than or equal 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. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 91673 to $15.5 million (the reserve requirement exemption amount) and with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.989 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 $15.5 million (but with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.989 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 $15.5 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 E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 91674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2016 / Rules and Regulations foreign banks, required reserves are computed by applying the reserve requirement ratios below to net transaction accounts, nonpersonal time deposits, and Eurocurrency liabilities of Reservable liability Reserve requirement Net Transaction Accounts: $0 to reserve requirement exemption amount ($15.5 million) .......... Over reserve requirement exemption amount ($15.5 million) and up to low reserve tranche ($115.1 million). Over low reserve tranche ($115.1 million) ........................................ 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 26, 2016. Robert deV. Frierson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2016–30320 Filed 12–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD 12 CFR Part 955 FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY 12 CFR Parts 1201, 1267, 1268, and 1281 RIN 2590–AA69 Acquired Member Assets Federal Housing Finance Board; Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing this final rule to reorganize and relocate the current regulation governing the Federal Home Loan Banks’ (Banks) Acquired Member Asset (AMA) programs. More significantly, as required by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), it removes and replaces references in the current regulation to, and requirements based on, ratings issued by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO). It also provides a Bank greater flexibility in choosing the model it can use to estimate the credit enhancement required for AMA loans. Additionally, the final rule adds a provision allowing a Bank to authorize the transfer of mortgage servicing rights on AMA loans to any institution, including a nonmember of the Federal Home Loan Bank System (Bank System). The final rule allows the Banks to acquire mortgage loans that exceed the conforming loan limits if they are guaranteed or insured by a department srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:46 Dec 16, 2016 Jkt 241001 the institution during the computation period. 0 percent of amount. 3 percent of amount. $2,988,000 plus 10 percent of amount over $115.1 million. 0 percent. 0 percent. or agency of the U.S. government. The final rule excludes a proposed provision that would have eliminated the use of private, loan-level, supplemental mortgage insurance (SMI) in the member credit enhancement structure required by the AMA regulation, but does require Banks to establish financial and operational standards that insurers must meet to be qualified to provide insurance on AMA loans. Finally, the final rule deletes some obsolete provisions from the current regulation, and clarifies certain other provisions. DATES: The final rule is effective January 18, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Muradian, Principal Financial Analyst, Christina.Muradian@fhfa.gov, 202–649–3323, Division of Bank Regulation; or Neil R. Crowley, Deputy General Counsel, Neil.Crowley@ FHFA.gov, 202–649–3055 (these are not toll-free numbers), Office of General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. The telephone number for the Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired is 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. The Bank System The eleven Banks are wholesale financial institutions organized under the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act).1 The Banks are cooperatives; only members of a Bank may purchase the capital stock of a Bank, and only members or certain eligible housing associates (such as state housing finance agencies) may obtain access to secured loans, known as advances, or other products provided by a Bank.2 Each Bank serves the public interest by enhancing the availability of residential credit through its member institutions. Any eligible institution (generally, a federally insured depository institution 1 See 2 See PO 00000 12 U.S.C. 1423, 1432(a). 12 U.S.C. 1426(a)(4), 1430(a), 1430b. Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 or state-regulated insurance company) may become a member of a Bank if it satisfies certain criteria and purchases a specified amount of the Bank’s capital stock.3 As government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), the Banks have certain privileges under federal law, which allow them to borrow funds at spreads over the rates on U.S. Treasury securities of comparable maturity that are narrower than those available to corporate borrowers generally. The Banks pass along a portion of their funding advantage to their members and housing associates—and ultimately to consumers—by providing advances 4 and other financial services at rates that would not otherwise be available to their members. Among those financial services are the Banks’ AMA programs, under which the Banks provide financing for members’ housing finance activities by purchasing mortgage loans that meet the requirements of the AMA regulation. B. Overview of the Existing AMA Regulation The current AMA regulation has been in effect since July 2000. It authorizes the Banks to acquire certain assets (principally, conforming residential mortgage loans) from their members and housing associates as a means of advancing their housing finance mission, and prescribes the parameters within which the Banks may do so. The core of the current AMA regulation is a three-part test, which establishes the requirements for a mortgage loan or other asset to qualify as AMA. The three-part test embodies the underlying policy regarding the acquisition of mortgages and other eligible AMA assets by the Banks. First, the asset requirement establishes that assets must be whole conforming mortgage loans, certain interests in such loans, whole loans secured by 3 See 12 U.S.C. 1424; 12 CFR part 1263. are required to pledge specific collateral, mainly mortgages or other real estate related assets, to secure any advance taken down from a Bank. See 12 CFR 1266.7. 4 Members E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

12 CFR Part 204

[Docket No. R-1553]
RIN 7100-AE63


Regulation D; 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 2017. 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 2017 at $15.5 million (up from $15.2 million in 
2016). 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 (over the reserve 
requirement exemption amount) that is subject to a three percent 
reserve requirement in 2017 at $115.1 million (up from $110.2 million 
in 2016). 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: January 18, 2017.
    Compliance dates: The new low reserve tranche and reserve 
requirement exemption amount will apply to the fourteen-day reserve 
maintenance period that begins January 19, 2017. For depository 
institutions that report deposit data weekly, this maintenance period 
corresponds to the fourteen-day computation period that begins December 
20, 2016. For depository institutions that report deposit data 
quarterly, this maintenance period corresponds to the seven-day 
computation period that begins December 20, 2016. The 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 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clinton N. Chen, Attorney (202/452-
3952), Legal Division, or Ezra A. Kidane, Financial Analyst (202/973-
6161), 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.

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 
increased by 2.3 percent, from $7,477 billion to $7,648 billion between 
June 30, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Accordingly, the Board is amending 
Regulation D to set the reserve requirement exemption amount for 2017 
at $15.5 million, an increase of $0.3 million from its level in 
2016.\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

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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 
5.5 percent, from $2,064 billion to $2,178 billion between June 30, 
2015 and June 30, 2016. Accordingly, the Board is amending Regulation D 
to increase the low reserve tranche for net transaction accounts by 
$4.9 million, from $110.2 million for 2016 to $115.1 million for 2017.
    The new low reserve tranche and reserve requirement exemption 
amount will be effective for all depository institutions for the 
fourteen-day reserve maintenance period beginning Thursday, January 19, 
2017. For depository institutions that report deposit data weekly, this 
maintenance period corresponds to the fourteen-day computation period 
that begins December 20, 2016. For depository institutions that report 
deposit data quarterly, this maintenance period corresponds to the 
seven-day computation period that begins December 20, 2016.

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 and with total transaction accounts, 
savings deposits, and small time deposits greater than or equal to 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 or is equal to 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, 2015 to June 30, 2016, total transaction accounts, 
savings deposits, and small time deposits at all depository 
institutions increased 5.8 percent, from $10,807 billion to $11,433 
billion. Accordingly, the Board is increasing the nonexempt deposit 
cutoff level by $19.3 million to $436.2 million in 2017 (from $416.9 
million for 2016). The Board is also increasing the reduced reporting 
limit by $88 million to $1.989 billion for 2017 (from $1.901 billion in 
2016).\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 2017, the boundaries of the four deposit reporting 
panels will be defined as follows. Those depository institutions with 
net transaction accounts over $15.5 million (the reserve requirement 
exemption amount) or with total transaction accounts, savings deposits, 
and small time deposits greater than or equal to $1.989 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 $436.2 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 $436.2 million are required to file the FR 2900 
report each quarter. Those depository institutions with net transaction 
accounts less than or equal to $15.5 million (the reserve requirement 
exemption amount) and with total transaction accounts, savings 
deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.989 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 $15.5 million (but with total transaction 
accounts, savings deposits, and small time deposits less than $1.989 
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 $15.5 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)

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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

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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 exemption  0 percent of amount.
     amount ($15.5 million).
    Over reserve requirement exemption   3 percent of amount.
     amount ($15.5 million) and up to
     low reserve tranche ($115.1
     million).
    Over low reserve tranche ($115.1     $2,988,000 plus 10 percent of
     million).                            amount over $115.1 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 26, 2016.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2016-30320 Filed 12-16-16; 8:45 am]
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