Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda, 41364-41365 [2021-15327]

Download as PDF 41364 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda Comments should be addressed to Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. ADDRESSES: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Ch. II Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda. AGENCY: The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Board’s Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration regulatory matters as indicated below during the period May 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021. The next agenda will be published in fall 2021. DATES: Comments about the form or content of the agenda may be submitted any time during the next 6 months. SUMMARY: A staff contact for each item is indicated with the regulatory description below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Board is publishing its spring 2021 agenda as part of the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The agenda also identifies rules the Board has selected for review under section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and public comment is invited on those entries. The complete Unified Agenda will be available to the public at the following website: www.reginfo.gov. Participation SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: by the Board in the Unified Agenda is on a voluntary basis. The Board’s agenda is divided into four sections. The first, Proposed Rule Stage, reports on matters the Board may consider for public comment during the next 6 months. The second section, Final Rule Stage, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board consideration. The third section, Completed Actions, reports on regulatory matters the Board has completed or is not expected to consider further. And a fourth section, LongTerm Actions, reports on matters where the next action is undetermined, 00/00/ 0000, or will occur more than 12 months after publication of the Agenda. A dot (•) preceding an entry indicates a new matter that was not a part of the Board’s previous agenda. Yao-Chin Chao, Assistant Secretary of the Board. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—FINAL RULE STAGE Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. Title 362 .................... Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No: R–1429). 7100–AD80 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM—LONG-TERM ACTIONS Title 363 .................... Source of Strength (Section 610 Review) ....................................................................................................... FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) Final Rule Stage lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS25 Regulation Identifier No. Sequence No. 362. Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No: R–1429) Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 559; 5 U.S.C. 1813; 5 U.S.C. 1817; 5 U.S.C. 1828 Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) transferred responsibility for supervision of Savings and Loan Holding Companies (SLHCs) and their non-depository subsidiaries from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board), on July 21, 2011. The Act also transferred supervisory functions related to Federal savings associations and State savings associations to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), respectively. The Board on August 12, 2011, approved an interim final rule for SLHCs, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:25 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 a request for public comment. The interim final rule transferred from the OTS to the Board the regulations necessary for the Board to supervise SLHCs, with certain technical and substantive modifications. The interim final rule has three components: (1) New Regulation LL (part 238), which sets forth regulations generally governing SLHCs; (2) new Regulation MM (part 239), which sets forth regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form; and (3) technical amendments to existing Board regulations necessary to accommodate the transfer of supervisory authority for SLHCs from the OTS to the Board. The structure of interim final Regulation LL closely follows that of the Board’s Regulation Y, which governs bank holding companies, in order to provide an overall structure to rules that were previously found in disparate locations. In many instances, interim final Regulation LL incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation LL PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4702 7100–AE73 also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to SLHCs, and incorporates Board precedent and practices with respect to applications processing procedures and control issues, among other matters. Interim final Regulation MM organized existing OTS regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form (MHCs) and their subsidiary holding companies into a single part of the Board’s regulations. In many instances, interim final Regulation MM incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation MM also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to MHCs. The interim final rule also made technical amendments to Board rules to facilitate supervision of SLHCs, including to rules implementing Community Reinvestment Act requirements and to Board procedural and administrative rules. In addition, the Board made technical amendments to implement section 312(b)(2)(A) of the E:\FR\FM\30JYP25.SGM 30JYP25 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / UA: Reg Flex Agenda Act, which transfers to the Board all rulemaking authority under section 11 of the Home Owner’s Loan Act relating to transactions with affiliates and extensions of credit to executive officers, directors, and principal shareholders. These amendments include revisions to parts 215 (Insider Transactions) and part 223 (Transactions with Affiliates) of Board regulations. Timetable: Action Date Board Requested Comment. Board Expects Further Action. FR Cite 09/13/11 76 FR 56508 12/00/21 I I lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS25 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes. Agency Contact: Keisha Patrick, Special Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452–3559. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:25 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 250001 RIN: 7100–AD80 Action FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS) Long-Term Actions 363. Source of Strength (Section 610 Review) Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1831(o) Abstract: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) plan to issue a proposed rule to implement section 616(d) of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 616(d) requires that bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, and other companies that directly or indirectly control an insured depository institution serve as a source of strength for the insured depository institution. Timetable: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Next Action Undetermined. Date 41365 FR Cite To Be Determined Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined. Agency Contact: Melissa Clark, Lead Financial Institution Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve System, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452– 2277. Jay Schwarz, Special Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452– 2970. Claudia Von Pervieux, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452–2552. RIN: 7100–AE73 [FR Doc. 2021–15327 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P E:\FR\FM\30JYP25.SGM 30JYP25

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

12 CFR Ch. II


Semiannual Regulatory Flexibility Agenda

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act and the Board's Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded 
Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration 
regulatory matters as indicated below during the period May 1, 2021, 
through October 31, 2021. The next agenda will be published in fall 
2021.

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

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Ann E. Misback, Secretary of 
the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 
Washington, DC 20551.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board is publishing its spring 2021 
agenda as part of the Spring 2021 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory 
and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of 
Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The agenda also 
identifies rules the Board has selected for review under section 610(c) 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and public comment is invited on 
those entries. The complete Unified Agenda will be available to the 
public at the following website: www.reginfo.gov. Participation by the 
Board in the Unified Agenda is on a voluntary basis.
    The Board's agenda is divided into four sections. The first, 
Proposed Rule Stage, reports on matters the Board may consider for 
public comment during the next 6 months. The second section, Final Rule 
Stage, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board 
consideration. The third section, Completed Actions, reports on 
regulatory matters the Board has completed or is not expected to 
consider further. And a fourth section, Long-Term Actions, reports on 
matters where the next action is undetermined, 00/00/0000, or will 
occur more than 12 months after publication of the Agenda. A dot 
() preceding an entry indicates a new matter that was not a 
part of the Board's previous agenda.

Yao-Chin Chao,
Assistant Secretary of the Board.

                Federal Reserve System--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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362.......................  Regulation LL--Savings and         7100-AD80
                             Loan Holding Companies
                             and Regulation MM--Mutual
                             Holding Companies (Docket
                             No: R-1429).
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                Federal Reserve System--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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363.......................  Source of Strength                 7100-AE73
                             (Section 610 Review).
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Final Rule Stage

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

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

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Act, which transfers to the Board all rulemaking authority under 
section 11 of the Home Owner's Loan Act relating to transactions with 
affiliates and extensions of credit to executive officers, directors, 
and principal shareholders. These amendments include revisions to parts 
215 (Insider Transactions) and part 223 (Transactions with Affiliates) 
of Board regulations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Board Requested Comment.............   09/13/11  76 FR 56508
Board Expects Further Action........   12/00/21
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Keisha Patrick, Special Counsel, Federal Reserve 
System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3559.
    RIN: 7100-AD80

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Long-Term Actions

363. Source of Strength (Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1831(o)
    Abstract: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) plan to issue a proposed 
rule to implement section 616(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act. Section 616(d) requires that bank holding 
companies, savings and loan holding companies, and other companies that 
directly or indirectly control an insured depository institution serve 
as a source of strength for the insured depository institution.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Next Action Undetermined............           To Be Determined
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined.
    Agency Contact: Melissa Clark, Lead Financial Institution Policy 
Analyst, Federal Reserve System, Division of Supervision and 
Regulation, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2277.
    Jay Schwarz, Special Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal 
Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2970.
    Claudia Von Pervieux, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal 
Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2552.
    RIN: 7100-AE73

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