Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements; Correction, 74257-74259 [2020-24900]

Download as PDF 74257 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 225 Friday, November 20, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 324 RIN 3064–AF66 Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements; Correction Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. ACTION: Correcting amendment. AGENCY: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published an interagency final rule in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019, that revises the criteria for determining the applicability of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding companies of certain foreign banking organizations. This final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio for purposes of the prompt corrective action provisions in the FDIC’s capital rule to its intended scope. DATES: Effective Date: November 20, 2020. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Phillips, Counsel, mphillips@ fdic.gov, (202) 898–3581; Catherine Wood, Counsel, cawood@fdic.gov, (202) 898–3788; Francis Kuo, Counsel, fkuo@ fdic.gov, (202) 898–6654; Supervision and Legislation Branch, Legal Division, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429. For the hearing impaired only, Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), (800) 925–4618. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, along with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (collectively, the agencies) published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019, that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 revises the criteria for determining the applicability of regulatory capital and liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding companies of certain foreign banking organizations (tailoring rule).1 Under the tailoring rule, the supplementary leverage ratio of 3 percent applies to certain banking organizations and their subsidiaries, while global systemically important banking organizations (GSIBs) and their subsidiaries are subject to the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio. Under the agencies’ prompt corrective action (PCA) provisions of the capital rule, depository institution subsidiaries of GSIBs must maintain a supplementary leverage ratio of 6 percent or greater for purposes of the ‘‘well capitalized’’ PCA category.2 In promulgating the tailoring rule, the agencies stated in the preamble that the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio is a Category I capital standard, which is applicable only to U.S. GSIBs and their depository institution subsidiaries. Specifically, the preamble to the tailoring final rule provides that the final rule maintains the capital requirements applicable to U.S. GSIBs and their depository institution subsidiaries. These requirements generally reflect agreements reached by the BCBS. U.S. GSIBs and their depository institution subsidiaries must calculate risk-based capital ratios using both the advanced approaches and the standardized approach and are subject to the U.S. leverage ratio. As stated in the preamble, such banking organizations are also subject to the requirement to recognize elements of AOCI in regulatory capital; the requirement to expand the capital conservation buffer by the amount of the countercyclical capital buffer, if applicable; and enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards.3 In addition, U.S. GSIBs are subject to the GSIB surcharge. Application of these Category I capital requirements will continue to strengthen the capital positions of U.S. 1 Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements, 84 FR 59230 (Nov. 1, 2020). 2 See 12 CFR part 324, subpart H. 3 84 FR 59230, 59277. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 GSIBs and reduce risks to financial stability. In promulgating the tailoring rule, the agencies, however, inadvertently omitted amending the PCA provisions of the capital rule to reflect the tailoring rule, including the well capitalized PCA category. This PCA provision currently states that beginning on January 1, 2018 and thereafter, an FDIC-supervised institution that is a subsidiary of a covered BHC will be deemed to be well capitalized if the FDIC-supervised institution satisfies 12 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(i)(A) through (E) and has a supplementary leverage ratio of 6.0 percent or greater. For purposes of 12 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(ii), a covered BHC means a U.S. top-tier bank holding company with more than $700 billion in total assets as reported on the company’s most recent Consolidated Financial Statement for Bank Holding Companies (Form FR Y–9C) or more than $10 trillion in assets under custody as reported on the company’s most recent Banking Organization Systemic Risk Report (Form FR Y–15).4 This final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to its intended scope covering only global systemically important banking organizations and their subsidiaries as described in the preamble to the tailoring rule. Specifically, this final rule revises § 324.403(b)(1)(ii) by removing the definition of covered BHC and provides that an FDIC-supervised institution that is a subsidiary of a global systemically important bank holding company as defined in 12 CFR 217.402 will be considered wellcapitalized for purposes of the PCA provisions of the capital rule if it satisfies certain capital requirements and has a supplementary leverage ratio of 6.0 percent or greater. A. Administrative Procedure Act The FDIC is issuing this final rule without prior notice, the opportunity for public comment, and the 30-day delayed effective date ordinarily prescribed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).5 Pursuant to section 553(b)(B) of the APA, general notice and the opportunity for public comment are not required with respect to a rulemaking when an ‘‘agency for good cause finds (and incorporates the 4 12 55 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(ii). U.S.C. 553. E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1 74258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Rules and Regulations khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES finding and a brief statement of reasons therefor in the rules issued) that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ 6 The FDIC finds that the public interest is best served by implementing this final rule as of the date of Federal Register publication. This final rule’s technical correction will correct the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to remove any potential confusion about the regulatory capital requirements applicable to the largest insured depository institutions so that such institutions can focus their attention on the continued intermediation of credit. For purposes of the well capitalized PCA category, this final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to its intended scope covering only global systemically important banking organizations and their subsidiaries as described in the preamble to the tailoring rule. The FDIC finds that there is good cause consistent with the public interest to issue this final rule without notice and comment. Additionally, the APA requires a 30day delayed effective date, except for (1) substantive rules which grant or recognize an exemption or relieve a restriction; (2) interpretative rules and statements of policy; or (3) as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause.7 Because the final rule relieves a restriction, the final rule is also exempt from the APA’s delayed effective date requirement.8 Additionally, the FDIC finds good cause to publish the final rule correction with an immediate effective date for the same reasons set forth above under the discussion of section 553(b)(B) of the APA. B. Congressional Review Act For purposes of Congressional Review Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) makes a determination as to whether a final rule constitutes a ‘‘major’’ rule.9 If a rule is deemed a ‘‘major rule’’ by the OMB, the Congressional Review Act generally provides that the rule may not take effect until at least 60 days following its publication.10 The Congressional Review Act defines a ‘‘major rule’’ as any rule that the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the OMB finds has resulted in or is 65 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). U.S.C. 553(d). 8 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1). 9 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. 10 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(3). 75 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 likely to result in (A) an annual effect on the economy of $100,000,000 or more; (B) a major increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, Federal, State, or local government agencies or geographic regions; or (C) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based enterprises to compete with foreignbased enterprises in domestic and export markets.11 The delayed effective date required by the Congressional Review Act does not apply to any rule for which an agency for good cause finds (and incorporates the finding and a brief statement of reasons therefor in the rule issued) that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.12 For the same reasons set forth above, the FDIC adopts this final rule without the delayed effective date generally prescribed under the Congressional Review Act. Given the importance of aligning the PCA provisions of the capital rule to the tailoring rule, the FDIC believes that delaying the effective date of this final rule would be contrary to the public interest. As required by the Congressional Review Act, the FDIC will submit the final rule and other appropriate reports to Congress and the Government Accountability Office for review. C. Paperwork Reduction Act The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) (PRA) states that no agency may conduct or sponsor, nor is the respondent required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. This final rule correction does not contain any information collection requirements therefore the FDIC will make no submissions to OMB in connection with this final rule. D. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) 13 requires an agency to consider whether the rules it proposes will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.14 The RFA applies only to rules for which an agency publishes a general notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 11 5 U.S.C. 804(2). U.S.C. 808. 13 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. 14 Under regulations issued by the Small Business Administration, a small entity includes a depository institution, bank holding company, or savings and loan holding company with total assets of $600 million or less and trust companies with total assets of $41.5 million or less. See 13 CFR 121.201. 12 5 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 U.S.C. 553(b). As discussed previously, consistent with section 553(b)(B) of the APA, the FDIC has determined general notice and opportunity for public comment is impracticable and contrary to the public’s interest, and therefore good cause exists to not issue a notice of proposed rulemaking. Accordingly, the FDIC has concluded that the RFA’s requirements relating to initial and final regulatory flexibility analysis do not apply to this final rule. E. Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 Pursuant to section 302(a) of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act (RCDRIA),15 in determining the effective date and administrative compliance requirements for new regulations that impose additional reporting, disclosure, or other requirements on insured depository institutions (IDIs), each Federal banking agency must consider, consistent with the principle of safety and soundness and the public interest, any administrative burdens that such regulations would place on depository institutions, including small depository institutions, and customers of depository institutions, as well as the benefits of such regulations. In addition, section 302(b) of RCDRIA requires new regulations and amendments to regulations that impose additional reporting, disclosures, or other new requirements on IDIs generally to take effect on the first day of a calendar quarter that begins on or after the date on which the regulations are published in final form, with certain exceptions, including for good cause.16 As stated above, this final rule’s technical correction will correct the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to remove any potential confusion about the regulatory capital requirements applicable to the largest insured depository institutions so that such institutions can focus their attention on the continued intermediation of credit. In addition, for purposes of the well capitalized PCA category, this final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to its intended scope covering only global systemically important banking organizations and their subsidiaries as described in the preamble to the tailoring rule. As such, this final rule does not impose any additional reporting, disclosures, or other new requirements on IDIs. Therefore, the FDIC finds that the requirements of 15 12 16 12 E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM U.S.C. 4802(a). U.S.C. 4802. 20NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Rules and Regulations RCDRIA do not apply and this final rule will be published with an immediate effective date. F. Plain Language Section 722 of the Gramm-LeachBliley Act 17 requires the Federal banking agencies to use ‘‘plain language’’ in all proposed and final rules published after January 1, 2000. In light of this requirement, the FDIC has sought to present the final rule in a simple and straightforward manner. of this paragraph (b)(1)(ii), global systemically important bank holding company has the same meaning as in 12 CFR 217.402. * * * * * Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Dated at Washington, DC, on November 4, 2020. James P. Sheesley, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–24900 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 324 Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Capital, Capital adequacy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Risk, Savings associations. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 12 CFR Chapter III [Docket No. FAA–2020–0803; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–30] Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Authority and Issuance For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the FDIC corrects chapter III of title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations by making the following correcting amendment: PART 324—CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF FDIC-SUPERVISED INSTITUTIONS Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1815(a), 1815(b), 1816, 1818(a), 1818(b), 1818(c), 1818(t), 1819(Tenth), 1828(c), 1828(d), 1828(i), 1828(n), 1828(o), 1831o, 1835, 3907, 3909, 4808; 5371; 5412; Pub. L. 102–233, 105 Stat. 1761, 1789, 1790 (12 U.S.C. 1831n note); Pub. L. 102–242, 105 Stat. 2236, 2355, as amended by Pub. L. 103–325, 108 Stat. 2160, 2233 (12 U.S.C. 1828 note); Pub. L. 102–242, 105 Stat. 2236, 2386, as amended by Pub. L. 102–550, 106 Stat. 3672, 4089 (12 U.S.C. 1828 note); Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376, 1887 (15 U.S.C. 78o–7 note), Pub. L. 115–174; section 4014, Pub. L. 116–136, 134 Stat. 281 (15 U.S.C. 9052). 2. Section 324.403 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1)(ii) to read as follows: ■ § 324.403 Capital measures and capital category definitions. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (ii) An FDIC-supervised institution that is a subsidiary of a global systemically important bank holding company will be deemed to be well capitalized if the FDIC-supervised institution satisfies paragraphs (b)(1)(i)(A) through (E) of this section and has a supplementary leverage ratio of 6.0 percent or greater. For purposes 17 Pub. L. 106–102, sec. 722, 113 Stat. 1338, 1471 (1999), 12 U.S.C. 4809. 16:07 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charlevoix, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Charlevoix, MI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Charlevoix non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 25, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. SUMMARY: 1. The authority citation for part 324 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 RIN 2120–AA66 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74259 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Charlevoix, MI, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 55395; September 8, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0803 to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlevoix Municipal Airport, Charlevoix, MI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received; however, the comment did not pertain to the proposed action so no response is provided. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, E:\FR\FM\20NOR1.SGM 20NOR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / 
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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

12 CFR Part 324

RIN 3064-AF66


Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds for 
Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) published an 
interagency final rule in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019, 
that revises the criteria for determining the applicability of 
regulatory capital and liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking 
organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding companies of certain 
foreign banking organizations. This final rule aligns the applicability 
of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio for purposes of the prompt 
corrective action provisions in the FDIC's capital rule to its intended 
scope.

DATES:  Effective Date: November 20, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Phillips, Counsel, 
[email protected], (202) 898-3581; Catherine Wood, Counsel, 
[email protected], (202) 898-3788; Francis Kuo, Counsel, [email protected], 
(202) 898-6654; Supervision and Legislation Branch, Legal Division, 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20429. For the hearing impaired only, Telecommunication Device for 
the Deaf (TDD), (800) 925-4618.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 
along with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board 
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (collectively, the agencies) 
published a final rule in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019, 
that revises the criteria for determining the applicability of 
regulatory capital and liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking 
organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding companies of certain 
foreign banking organizations (tailoring rule).\1\ Under the tailoring 
rule, the supplementary leverage ratio of 3 percent applies to certain 
banking organizations and their subsidiaries, while global systemically 
important banking organizations (GSIBs) and their subsidiaries are 
subject to the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio. Under the 
agencies' prompt corrective action (PCA) provisions of the capital 
rule, depository institution subsidiaries of GSIBs must maintain a 
supplementary leverage ratio of 6 percent or greater for purposes of 
the ``well capitalized'' PCA category.\2\
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    \1\ Regulatory Capital Rule: Changes to Applicability Thresholds 
for Regulatory Capital and Liquidity Requirements, 84 FR 59230 (Nov. 
1, 2020).
    \2\ See 12 CFR part 324, subpart H.
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    In promulgating the tailoring rule, the agencies stated in the 
preamble that the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio is a Category I 
capital standard, which is applicable only to U.S. GSIBs and their 
depository institution subsidiaries. Specifically, the preamble to the 
tailoring final rule provides that the final rule maintains the capital 
requirements applicable to U.S. GSIBs and their depository institution 
subsidiaries. These requirements generally reflect agreements reached 
by the BCBS. U.S. GSIBs and their depository institution subsidiaries 
must calculate risk-based capital ratios using both the advanced 
approaches and the standardized approach and are subject to the U.S. 
leverage ratio. As stated in the preamble, such banking organizations 
are also subject to the requirement to recognize elements of AOCI in 
regulatory capital; the requirement to expand the capital conservation 
buffer by the amount of the countercyclical capital buffer, if 
applicable; and enhanced supplementary leverage ratio standards.\3\ In 
addition, U.S. GSIBs are subject to the GSIB surcharge. Application of 
these Category I capital requirements will continue to strengthen the 
capital positions of U.S. GSIBs and reduce risks to financial 
stability.
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    \3\ 84 FR 59230, 59277.
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    In promulgating the tailoring rule, the agencies, however, 
inadvertently omitted amending the PCA provisions of the capital rule 
to reflect the tailoring rule, including the well capitalized PCA 
category. This PCA provision currently states that beginning on January 
1, 2018 and thereafter, an FDIC-supervised institution that is a 
subsidiary of a covered BHC will be deemed to be well capitalized if 
the FDIC-supervised institution satisfies 12 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(i)(A) 
through (E) and has a supplementary leverage ratio of 6.0 percent or 
greater. For purposes of 12 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(ii), a covered BHC means 
a U.S. top-tier bank holding company with more than $700 billion in 
total assets as reported on the company's most recent Consolidated 
Financial Statement for Bank Holding Companies (Form FR Y-9C) or more 
than $10 trillion in assets under custody as reported on the company's 
most recent Banking Organization Systemic Risk Report (Form FR Y-
15).\4\
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    \4\ 12 CFR 324.403(b)(1)(ii).
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    This final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced 
supplementary leverage ratio to its intended scope covering only global 
systemically important banking organizations and their subsidiaries as 
described in the preamble to the tailoring rule. Specifically, this 
final rule revises Sec.  324.403(b)(1)(ii) by removing the definition 
of covered BHC and provides that an FDIC-supervised institution that is 
a subsidiary of a global systemically important bank holding company as 
defined in 12 CFR 217.402 will be considered well-capitalized for 
purposes of the PCA provisions of the capital rule if it satisfies 
certain capital requirements and has a supplementary leverage ratio of 
6.0 percent or greater.

A. Administrative Procedure Act

    The FDIC is issuing this final rule without prior notice, the 
opportunity for public comment, and the 30-day delayed effective date 
ordinarily prescribed by the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).\5\ 
Pursuant to section 553(b)(B) of the APA, general notice and the 
opportunity for public comment are not required with respect to a 
rulemaking when an ``agency for good cause finds (and incorporates the

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finding and a brief statement of reasons therefor in the rules issued) 
that notice and public procedure thereon are impracticable, 
unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.'' \6\
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    \5\ 5 U.S.C. 553.
    \6\ 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B).
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    The FDIC finds that the public interest is best served by 
implementing this final rule as of the date of Federal Register 
publication. This final rule's technical correction will correct the 
applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to remove 
any potential confusion about the regulatory capital requirements 
applicable to the largest insured depository institutions so that such 
institutions can focus their attention on the continued intermediation 
of credit. For purposes of the well capitalized PCA category, this 
final rule aligns the applicability of the enhanced supplementary 
leverage ratio to its intended scope covering only global systemically 
important banking organizations and their subsidiaries as described in 
the preamble to the tailoring rule. The FDIC finds that there is good 
cause consistent with the public interest to issue this final rule 
without notice and comment.
    Additionally, the APA requires a 30-day delayed effective date, 
except for (1) substantive rules which grant or recognize an exemption 
or relieve a restriction; (2) interpretative rules and statements of 
policy; or (3) as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause.\7\ 
Because the final rule relieves a restriction, the final rule is also 
exempt from the APA's delayed effective date requirement.\8\ 
Additionally, the FDIC finds good cause to publish the final rule 
correction with an immediate effective date for the same reasons set 
forth above under the discussion of section 553(b)(B) of the APA.
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    \7\ 5 U.S.C. 553(d).
    \8\ 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(1).
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B. Congressional Review Act

    For purposes of Congressional Review Act, the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) makes a determination as to whether a final rule 
constitutes a ``major'' rule.\9\ If a rule is deemed a ``major rule'' 
by the OMB, the Congressional Review Act generally provides that the 
rule may not take effect until at least 60 days following its 
publication.\10\
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    \9\ 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.
    \10\ 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(3).
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    The Congressional Review Act defines a ``major rule'' as any rule 
that the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs of the OMB finds has resulted in or is likely to result in (A) 
an annual effect on the economy of $100,000,000 or more; (B) a major 
increase in costs or prices for consumers, individual industries, 
Federal, State, or local government agencies or geographic regions; or 
(C) significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, 
productivity, innovation, or on the ability of United States-based 
enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises in domestic and 
export markets.\11\
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    \11\ 5 U.S.C. 804(2).
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    The delayed effective date required by the Congressional Review Act 
does not apply to any rule for which an agency for good cause finds 
(and incorporates the finding and a brief statement of reasons therefor 
in the rule issued) that notice and public procedure thereon are 
impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.\12\
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    \12\ 5 U.S.C. 808.
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    For the same reasons set forth above, the FDIC adopts this final 
rule without the delayed effective date generally prescribed under the 
Congressional Review Act. Given the importance of aligning the PCA 
provisions of the capital rule to the tailoring rule, the FDIC believes 
that delaying the effective date of this final rule would be contrary 
to the public interest. As required by the Congressional Review Act, 
the FDIC will submit the final rule and other appropriate reports to 
Congress and the Government Accountability Office for review.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521) (PRA) 
states that no agency may conduct or sponsor, nor is the respondent 
required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. This final rule correction does not 
contain any information collection requirements therefore the FDIC will 
make no submissions to OMB in connection with this final rule.

D. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) \13\ requires an agency to 
consider whether the rules it proposes will have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.\14\ The RFA applies 
only to rules for which an agency publishes a general notice of 
proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). As discussed 
previously, consistent with section 553(b)(B) of the APA, the FDIC has 
determined general notice and opportunity for public comment is 
impracticable and contrary to the public's interest, and therefore good 
cause exists to not issue a notice of proposed rulemaking. Accordingly, 
the FDIC has concluded that the RFA's requirements relating to initial 
and final regulatory flexibility analysis do not apply to this final 
rule.
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    \13\ 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.
    \14\ Under regulations issued by the Small Business 
Administration, a small entity includes a depository institution, 
bank holding company, or savings and loan holding company with total 
assets of $600 million or less and trust companies with total assets 
of $41.5 million or less. See 13 CFR 121.201.
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E. Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994

    Pursuant to section 302(a) of the Riegle Community Development and 
Regulatory Improvement Act (RCDRIA),\15\ in determining the effective 
date and administrative compliance requirements for new regulations 
that impose additional reporting, disclosure, or other requirements on 
insured depository institutions (IDIs), each Federal banking agency 
must consider, consistent with the principle of safety and soundness 
and the public interest, any administrative burdens that such 
regulations would place on depository institutions, including small 
depository institutions, and customers of depository institutions, as 
well as the benefits of such regulations. In addition, section 302(b) 
of RCDRIA requires new regulations and amendments to regulations that 
impose additional reporting, disclosures, or other new requirements on 
IDIs generally to take effect on the first day of a calendar quarter 
that begins on or after the date on which the regulations are published 
in final form, with certain exceptions, including for good cause.\16\
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    \15\ 12 U.S.C. 4802(a).
    \16\ 12 U.S.C. 4802.
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    As stated above, this final rule's technical correction will 
correct the applicability of the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio 
to remove any potential confusion about the regulatory capital 
requirements applicable to the largest insured depository institutions 
so that such institutions can focus their attention on the continued 
intermediation of credit. In addition, for purposes of the well 
capitalized PCA category, this final rule aligns the applicability of 
the enhanced supplementary leverage ratio to its intended scope 
covering only global systemically important banking organizations and 
their subsidiaries as described in the preamble to the tailoring rule. 
As such, this final rule does not impose any additional reporting, 
disclosures, or other new requirements on IDIs. Therefore, the FDIC 
finds that the requirements of

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RCDRIA do not apply and this final rule will be published with an 
immediate effective date.

F. Plain Language

    Section 722 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act \17\ requires the Federal 
banking agencies to use ``plain language'' in all proposed and final 
rules published after January 1, 2000. In light of this requirement, 
the FDIC has sought to present the final rule in a simple and 
straightforward manner.
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    \17\ Pub. L. 106-102, sec. 722, 113 Stat. 1338, 1471 (1999), 12 
U.S.C. 4809.
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List of Subjects in 12 CFR Part 324

    Administrative practice and procedure, Banks, Banking, Capital, 
Capital adequacy, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Risk, 
Savings associations.

12 CFR Chapter III

Authority and Issuance

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, the FDIC corrects 
chapter III of title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations by making 
the following correcting amendment:

PART 324--CAPITAL ADEQUACY OF FDIC-SUPERVISED INSTITUTIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 324 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  12 U.S.C. 1815(a), 1815(b), 1816, 1818(a), 1818(b), 
1818(c), 1818(t), 1819(Tenth), 1828(c), 1828(d), 1828(i), 1828(n), 
1828(o), 1831o, 1835, 3907, 3909, 4808; 5371; 5412; Pub. L. 102-233, 
105 Stat. 1761, 1789, 1790 (12 U.S.C. 1831n note); Pub. L. 102-242, 
105 Stat. 2236, 2355, as amended by Pub. L. 103-325, 108 Stat. 2160, 
2233 (12 U.S.C. 1828 note); Pub. L. 102-242, 105 Stat. 2236, 2386, 
as amended by Pub. L. 102-550, 106 Stat. 3672, 4089 (12 U.S.C. 1828 
note); Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376, 1887 (15 U.S.C. 78o-7 note), 
Pub. L. 115-174; section 4014, Pub. L. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (15 
U.S.C. 9052).


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2. Section 324.403 is amended by revising paragraph (b)(1)(ii) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  324.403  Capital measures and capital category definitions.

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    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (ii) An FDIC-supervised institution that is a subsidiary of a 
global systemically important bank holding company will be deemed to be 
well capitalized if the FDIC-supervised institution satisfies 
paragraphs (b)(1)(i)(A) through (E) of this section and has a 
supplementary leverage ratio of 6.0 percent or greater. For purposes of 
this paragraph (b)(1)(ii), global systemically important bank holding 
company has the same meaning as in 12 CFR 217.402.
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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

    Dated at Washington, DC, on November 4, 2020.
James P. Sheesley,
Assistant Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-24900 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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