Federal Reserve System April 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-9494
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Meeting Notice
Document Number: 08-1201
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Voluntary Testing and Enrollment for a New Method of Submitting Applications, Notices, and Other Requests for Regulatory Authorization
Document Number: E8-9326
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) proposes to implement an electronic system for the submission of applications, notices, and other requests for regulatory authorization to the Federal Reserve System by insured depository institutions, bank holding companies (BHCs), foreign banking organizations (FBOs), other entities, individuals, or groups (collectively, filers) under the Federal Reserve Act, Bank Holding Company Act, Bank Merger Act, Change in Bank Control Act, the International Banking Act of 1978, and the Federal Reserve's regulations implementing these statutes. As a part of this process the Federal Reserve would implement an authentication system to authorize filers and their designated agents to access the Electronic Applications system (E-Apps) and submit filings. To identify any unresolved issues with (E-Apps), the Federal Reserve proposes to establish a testing program involving a limited number of filers that would be willing to provide written and oral feedback regarding the authentication and testing processes.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-9241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-9052
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 08-1175
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Fitness for Duty Programs
Document Number: Z8-4998
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-22
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, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-8666
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-8665
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Risk[dash]Based Capital Standards: Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework-Basel II
Document Number: C7-5729
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-22
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, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-8551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of March 18, 2008
Document Number: E8-8333
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Definitions of Terms and Exemptions Relating to the “Broker” Exceptions for Banks
Document Number: E8-8270
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-17
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System
The Board and the Commission jointly are adopting technical amendments to Regulation R, which the Agencies jointly adopted in September 2007. Regulation R implements certain of the exceptions for banks from the definition of the term ``broker'' in section 3(a)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act''), as amended by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (``GLBA''). The technical amendments correct cross-references and other typographical errors in the regulation.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E8-8113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-8112
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7859
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7858
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Public Meetings; Application by Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, NC, To Acquire Countrywide Financial Corporation, Calabasas, CA
Document Number: E8-7758
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board will hold public meetings in Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois, regarding the notice submitted by Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to acquire Countrywide Financial Corporation, Calabasas, California, and Countrywide Bank, FSB, Alexandria, Virginia, as well as certain other nonbanking subsidiaries, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act (``BHC Act'') and related statutes. The purpose of the public meetings is to collect information relating to factors the Board is required to consider under the BHC Act.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7645
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7534
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7440
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7439
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 08-1117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E8-7185
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-7184
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (collectively, the ``agencies'') may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. On January 15, 2008, the Board, under the auspices of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and on behalf of the agencies, published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 2491) requesting public comment for 60 days to extend, with revision, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002) and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S. Branch That Is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), which are currently approved information collections. The comment period for this notice expired on March 17, 2008. After receiving four comment letters, the FFIEC and the agencies have made no modifications to the proposal, but are delaying implementation to September 30, 2008, except for certain changes for which a transition period begins June 30, 2008. The Board hereby gives notice that it plans to submit to OMB on behalf of the agencies a request for approval of the FFIEC 002 and the FFIEC 002S.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-6926
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-6925
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-6682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-6681
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-6680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Rules Regarding Equal Opportunity
Document Number: E8-6655
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) has adopted a final rule that amends the section of its Rules Regarding Equal Opportunity (EEO Rules) which governs the employment of persons who are not United States citizens consistent with the Board's requirements for the security of its information. The amendment to this rule was first published on November 8, 2005, as an immediately effective interim rule with opportunity for public comment. The Board received no comments on the rule. On its own initiative, to address additional operational issues, the Board made further changes to the rule and on August 7, 2006, published a new immediately effective interim rule with opportunity for public comment. The Board received no comments on the rule. With the changes discussed below, the Board is now adopting the August 7, 2006, interim rule as the final rule.