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

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-28250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27783
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks
Document Number: E8-27736
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors (Board) is amending the routing number guide to next-day availability checks and local checks in Regulation CC to delete the reference to the Des Moines office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and to reassign the Federal Reserve routing symbols currently listed under that office to the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. These amendments reflect the restructuring of check-processing operations within the Federal Reserve System.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27584
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines
Document Number: E8-27401
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision
The OCC, FRB, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (the Agencies), request comment on the proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (proposed Guidelines). The proposed Guidelines, which would supersede the 1994 Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (1994 Guidelines), reflect revisions to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the evolution of collateral valuation practices, such as the use of automated valuation models (AVMs). The proposed Guidelines also incorporate refinements made by the Agencies to the supervision of regulated institutions' appraisal and evaluation programs since 1994 and reflect the participation of the NCUA, which was not a party to the 1994 Guidelines. The proposed Guidelines are intended to clarify the Agencies' real estate appraisal regulations and promote a safe and sound real estate collateral valuation program.
Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling
Document Number: E8-27181
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system, and to implement a number of changes made by the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare hospital outpatient services paid under the prospective payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2009. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates the revised Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system. In this final rule with comment period, we set forth the applicable relative payment weights and amounts for services furnished in ASCs, specific HCPCS codes to which these changes apply, and other pertinent ratesetting information for the CY 2009 ASC payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2009. In this document, we are responding to public comments on a proposed rule and finalizing updates to the ASC Conditions for Coverage to reflect current ASC practices and new requirements in the conditions to promote and protect patient health and safety. Further, this final rule also clarifies policy statements included in responses to public comments set forth in the preamble of the March 30, 2007 final rule regarding the Secretary's ability to terminate Medicare providers and suppliers (that is, transplant centers) during an appeal of a determination that affects participation in the Medicare program.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27183
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions
Document Number: E8-26727
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is revising its interim final rule amending Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to alter the formula by which earnings on required reserve balances and on excess balances of eligible institutions are calculated. The remainder of the interim final rule, including the period during which comments may be submitted, is unchanged from the interim final rule as published on October 9, 2008.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27074
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-27071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26926
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26916
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26808
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26603
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: E8-26602
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve Banks
Document Number: E8-26483
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) has adopted final amendments to its Regulation A to reflect the Board's approval of a decrease in the primary credit rate at each Federal Reserve Bank. The secondary credit rate at each Reserve Bank automatically decreased by formula as a result of the Board's primary credit rate action.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26465
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26379Filed
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26379
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26378
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26229
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26228
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions
Document Number: E8-26206
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is revising its interim final rule amending Regulation D, Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions, to alter the formula by which earnings on excess reserves of depository institutions are calculated. The remainder of the interim final rule, including the period during which comments may be submitted, is unchanged from the interim final rule as published on October 9, 2008.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E8-26182
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Reserve Bank Services
Document Number: E8-26101
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board has approved the private sector adjustment factor (PSAF) for 2009 of $62.2 million and the 2009 fee schedules for Federal Reserve priced services and electronic access. These actions were taken in accordance with the requirements of the Monetary Control Act of 1980, which requires that, over the long run, fees for Federal Reserve priced services be established on the basis of all direct and indirect costs, including the PSAF. The Board has also approved maintaining the current earnings credit rate on clearing balances.