Federal Reserve System May 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-12545
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-12544
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Consumer Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting of the Consumer Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-12516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of April 28 and 29, 2009
Document Number: E9-12478
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Reserve Requirements for Depository Institutions
Document Number: E9-12432
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is adopting, with certain revisions, its interim final rule that amended Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) to direct Federal Reserve Banks to pay interest on certain balances held at Federal Reserve Banks by or on behalf of certain depository institutions. The Board is also amending Regulation D to authorize the establishment of limited-purpose accounts, called ``excess balance accounts,'' at Federal Reserve Banks for the maintenance of excess balances of eligible institutions. These excess balance accounts are intended to permit eligible institutions to earn interest on their excess balances without significantly disrupting established business relationships with their correspondents.
Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions; Issue and Cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank Capital Stock
Document Number: E9-12431
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is amending Regulation D (Reserve Requirements of Depository Institutions) and Regulation I (Issue and Cancellation of Federal Reserve Bank Capital Stock) to make two substantive changes and other clarifying amendments. The first substantive amendment conforms Regulation D to Section 603 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-351, Oct. 13, 2006) by authorizing member banks of the Federal Reserve System to enter into pass-through arrangements. Previously, member banks were statutorily prohibited from passing required reserve balances through a correspondent institution. The second substantive amendment eliminates the provision in Regulation D's definition of ``savings deposit'' that limits certain kinds of transfers from savings deposits to not more than three per month. As a result, all transfers and withdrawals from a savings deposit that are subject to a monthly limit will be subject to the same limit of not more than six per month. The remaining clarifying amendments reorganize the provisions relating to deposit reporting and the calculation and maintenance of required reserves, clarify the definition of ``vault cash,'' and make other minor editorial changes.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-12378
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-12277
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-12249
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
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. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), of which the agencies are members, has approved the agencies' publication for public comment of a proposal to extend, without revision, the Country Exposure Report for U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 019), which is a currently approved information collection. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the FFIEC should modify the reports. The Board will then submit the report to OMB for review and approval.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11906
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11722
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11721
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-11651
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11620
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Truth in Lending
Document Number: E9-11567
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
On July 30, 2008, the Board published a final rule amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA). The July 2008 final rule requires creditors to give consumers transaction-specific cost disclosures shortly after application for closed-end loans secured by a consumer's principal dwelling. The disclosures must be provided before the consumer pays any fee, other than a fee for obtaining the consumer's credit history. Also on July 30, 2008, the Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which included amendments to TILA, known as the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act of 2008 (MDIA). On October 3, 2008, the Congress amended the MDIA in connection with its enactment of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Stabilization Act). The Board is now revising Regulation Z to implement the provisions of the MDIA, as amended.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11484
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11438
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11437
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: E9-11355
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: E9-11275
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Background. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instrument(s) are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Fair Credit Reporting Affiliate Marketing Regulations; Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003
Document Number: E9-10009
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-14
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Federal Trade Commission, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS and NCUA published in the Federal Register final rules to implement the affiliate marketing provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACT Act) on November 7, 2007. The Commission published its final affiliate marketing rule on October 30, 2007. The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA and the Commission (Agencies) published in the Federal Register final rules
A De Novo Corporation to do Business Under Section 25A of the Federal Reserve Act
Document Number: E9-11136
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11135
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-11134
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E9-11199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Reserve System Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: E9-10276
Type: Unknown
Date: 2009-05-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
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, 2009, through October 31, 2009. The next agenda will be published in fall 2009.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-10754
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-10753
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-08
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-10595
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks
Document Number: E9-10507
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-07
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 Seattle branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and to reassign the Federal Reserve routing symbols currently listed under that office to the Los Angeles branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The Board is also amending the routing number guide to delete the reference to the Denver branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and to reassign the routing symbols currently listed under that office to the Los Angeles branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and to the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 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: E9-10435
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices; Clarifications
Document Number: E9-9861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Treasury, Office of Thrift Supervision, Federal Reserve System
In December 2008, the Board, OTS, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) exercised their authority under the Federal Trade Commission Act to issue a final rule prohibiting institutions from engaging in specific acts or practices in connection with consumer credit card accounts. The Agencies understand that clarification is needed regarding certain aspects of the final rule. Accordingly, in order to facilitate compliance, the Agencies propose to amend specific portions of the regulations and official staff commentary.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-10297
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: E9-10296
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Truth in Lending
Document Number: E9-10081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
On December 18, 2008, the Board adopted a final rule amending Regulation Z's provisions that apply to open-end (not home-secured) credit plans. The Board believes that clarification is needed regarding compliance with certain aspects of the final rule. Accordingly, in order to facilitate compliance, the Board proposes to amend specific portions of the regulations and official staff commentary.