Federal Housing Finance Board 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Procedures and General Definitions
Document Number: 2014-25973
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its regulations by relocating to the FHFA chapter of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) a Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) regulation relating to procedures under which the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) and the Office of Finance (OF) may request waivers, approvals, no-action letters, and regulatory interpretations. The final rule modifies these regulations to make them also applicable to the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (collectively, Enterprises) and repeals provisions relating to the procedures for requesting case-by-case determinations. The final rule also relocates a definition to the general definitions section of the FHFA regulations.
Federal Home Loan Bank Capital Stock and Capital Plans
Document Number: 2014-23799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-08
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The proposed rule would transfer existing parts 931 and 933 of the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) regulations, which address requirements for Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) capital stock and capital plans, to new Part 1277 of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) regulations. The proposed rule would not make any substantive changes to these requirements, but would delete certain provisions that applied only to the one-time conversion of Bank stock to the new capital structure required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act). It would also make certain clarifying changes so that the rules would more precisely reflect long-standing practices and requirements with regard to transactions in Bank stock. Most significantly, the proposed rule would add appropriate references to ``former members'' to clarify when former Bank members can be required to maintain investment in Bank capital stock after withdrawal from the Bank.
Procedures
Document Number: 2014-06033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to amend its regulations by relocating to the FHFA chapter of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) a Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) regulation relating to procedures under which the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) and the Office of Finance (OF) may request waivers, approvals, no-action letters, and regulatory interpretations. The proposed rule would modify these regulations to make them also available to the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (collectively, Enterprises) and would repeal provisions relating to the procedures for requesting case-by- case determinations.
Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2014-04421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
On January 28, 2014, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking for public comment proposing to amend its regulations by relocating, consolidating, and modifying as necessary, certain Federal Housing Finance Board and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight regulations that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The proposed rule would also amend a definition within FHFA's Prudential Management and Operations Standards regulations and the introductory language to the standards themselves. The comment period for the proposed rule is set to expire on March 31, 2014 April 29, 2014. This document extends the comment period by an additional 45 days, through and including May 15, 2014, to allow the public additional time to comment on the proposed rule.
Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2014-01173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to amend its regulations by relocating and consolidating certain Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) regulations that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The OFHEO regulations address corporate governance matters at the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Enterprises), while the Finance Board regulations address the powers and responsibilities of the boards of directors and management of the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The proposed rule would consolidate most of those existing regulations into a new FHFA regulation, parts of which would apply to both the Banks and the Enterprises (together, regulated entities), and parts of which would apply only to the Banks or only to the Enterprises. Most of the content of the new regulation has been derived from the existing regulations, with such modifications as are necessary to apply certain provisions to all regulated entities. The proposal also would include a new provision on risk management and a new definition of ``credit risk,'' which is a term that is used only within the proposed risk management provision. Those provisions would apply to both the Banks and the Enterprises. FHFA also is proposing to amend a definition within its Prudential Management and Operations Standards (Prudential Standards) regulations and the introductory language to the standards themselves. Together, those amendments would explicitly include certain introductory languagepertaining to the general responsibilities of senior management and boards of directorsas part of the standards. The proposed rule also would repeal a separate provision of the OFHEO regulations that relate to minimum safety and soundness requirements.