Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation April 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance for Resolution Plan Submissions of Certain Foreign-Based Covered Companies; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-09096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System
On March 18, 2020, the Board and the FDIC (together, the agencies) published in the Federal Register a document entitled ``Guidance for Resolution Plan Submissions of Certain Foreign-Based Covered Companies'' (document). The document invited comments on proposed guidance for the 2021 and subsequent resolution plan submissions by certain foreign banking organizations. The proposed guidance is intended to assist these firms in developing their resolution plans, which are required to be submitted pursuant to Section 165(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The document provided for a comment period ending on May 5, 2020. The agencies have determined that an extension of the comment period until June 4, 2020, is appropriate. This action will allow interested parties additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare and submit comments.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Transition for the Community Bank Leverage Ratio Framework
Document Number: 2020-07448
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-23
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
This interim final rule provides a graduated transition to a community bank leverage ratio requirement of 9 percent from the temporary 8-percent community bank leverage ratio requirement (transition interim final rule). When the requirements in the transition interim final rule become applicable, the community bank leverage ratio will be 8 percent beginning in the second quarter of calendar year 2020, 8.5 percent through calendar year 2021, and 9 percent thereafter. The transition interim final rule also maintains a two-quarter grace period for a qualifying community banking organization whose leverage ratio falls no more than 1 percentage point below the applicable community bank leverage ratio requirement. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the agencies) issued concurrently an interim final rule that established an 8-percent community bank leverage ratio, as mandated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The agencies are issuing the transition interim final rule to provide community banking organizations with sufficient time and clarity to meet the 9 percent leverage ratio requirement under the community bank leverage ratio framework while they also focus on supporting lending to creditworthy households and businesses given the recent strains on the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus disease emergency.
Regulatory Capital Rule: Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans; Correction
Document Number: 2020-08361
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is correcting its rule text in conjunction with the interagency interim final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 13, 2020, titled ``Regulatory Capital Rule: Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans.'' This correction is necessary to conform the FDIC's rule text to the regulations of the other federal banking agencies that issued that interagency interim final rule.
Real Estate Appraisals
Document Number: 2020-08216
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are adopting an interim final rule to amend the agencies' regulations requiring appraisals of real estate for certain transactions. The interim final rule defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or evaluation for up to 120 days following the closing of a transaction for certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development, and construction of real estate. Regulated institutions should make best efforts to obtain a credible valuation of real property collateral before the loan closing, and otherwise underwrite loans consistent with the principles in the agencies' Standards for Safety and Soundness and Real Estate Lending Standards. The agencies are providing this relief to allow regulated institutions to expeditiously extend liquidity to creditworthy households and businesses in light of recent strains on the U.S. economy as a result of the National Emergency declared in connection with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-07747
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the renewal of the existing information collections described below (OMB Control No. 3064-0061; -0125; and -0176).
Regulatory Capital Rule: Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility and Paycheck Protection Program Loans
Document Number: 2020-07712
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
To provide liquidity to small business lenders and the broader credit markets, to help stabilize the financial system, and to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) authorized each of the Federal Reserve Banks to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility (PPPL Facility), pursuant to section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act. Under the PPPL Facility, each of the Federal Reserve Banks will extend non-recourse loans to eligible financial institutions to fund loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Paycheck Protection Program established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). To facilitate use of this Federal Reserve facility, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (together, the agencies) are adopting this interim final rule to allow banking organizations to neutralize the regulatory capital effects of participating in the facility. This treatment is similar to the treatment extended previously by the agencies in connection with the Federal Reserve's Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility. In addition, as mandated by section 1102 of the CARES Act, loans originated under the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program will receive a zero percent risk weight under the agencies' regulatory capital rule.
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2020-07480
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institution effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing.
Unsafe and Unsound Banking Practices: Brokered Deposits Restrictions; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-07322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On February 10, 2020, the FDIC published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) entitled ``Unsafe and Unsound Banking Practices: Brokered Deposits Restrictions,'' proposing revisions to its regulations relating to the brokered deposits restrictions that apply to less than well capitalized insured depository institutions. The NPR provided for a 60-day comment period, which would have closed on April 10, 2020. The FDIC has determined that an extension of the comment period until June 9, 2020, is appropriate. This action will allow interested parties additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare comments.