National Credit Union Administration March 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulatory Flexibility Regarding Ownership of Fixed Assets
Document Number: E9-6730
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA is amending its Regulatory Flexibility (RegFlex) Program to provide additional flexibility to qualifying federal credit unions (FCUs) when acquiring unimproved land for future expansion. Previously, when an FCU acquired unimproved land for future expansion and did not fully occupy the completed premises within one year, it was required to partially occupy the completed premises within three years or obtain a waiver. This amendment increases the three years to six years for RegFlex FCUs without a waiver. NCUA is also making conforming amendments to its fixed asset rule to be consistent with the RegFlex changes.
Truth in Savings Act Disclosures
Document Number: E9-6728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Truth in Savings Act (TISA), NCUA is proposing to amend its TISA rule and official staff interpretation to align it with the Federal Reserve Board's Regulation DD. Specifically, the rule would amend the provisions and provide guidance on the electronic delivery of disclosures. Additionally, NCUA is proposing to amend the rule and the official staff commentary to require all credit unions to disclose aggregate overdraft fees on periodic statements; currently, this disclosure requirement only applies to credit unions that promote the payment of
Credit Union Reporting
Document Number: E9-6727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA is modernizing the way insured credit unions submit reports and other important information and has developed an online, Web-based system to make reporting more efficient and cost effective. The new system will also enhance the accuracy of information by providing a means for updating certain data outside the financial reporting cycle. NCUA is proposing revisions to its regulations involving reporting procedures and record retention requirements to conform regulatory provisions to the new online system. The proposal incorporates into the regulation a statutory requirement on reporting changes in senior officials resulting from election or appointments and would clarify requirements on when credit unions file reports with NCUA online. The proposal also includes provisions that provide alternative reporting methods for credit unions unable to submit online reports.
Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: E9-6738
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: E9-5739
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Operating Fees
Document Number: E9-4575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-05
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NCUA proposes to amend its rule on the assessment of the federal credit union (FCU) operating fee to exclude investments made under the Credit Union System Investment Program (CU SIP) and the Credit Union Homeowners Affordability Relief Program (CU HARP) from the calculation of total assets; total assets is the basis on which the operating fee is currently calculated. The Board believes this amendment will remove a disincentive for some FCUs from participating in the CU SIP or the CU HARP.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
Document Number: E9-4608
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the maximum amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action, including the amount of the adjustment, is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Accuracy of Advertising and Notice of Insured Status
Document Number: E9-4600
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-04
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
Section 740.4 of NCUA's rules requires that a federally insured credit union continuously display the official NCUA sign at every teller station or window where insured funds or deposits are normally received. Section 740.4(c) requires that tellers accepting share deposits for both federally insured credit unions and nonfederally insured credit unions also post a second sign adjacent to the official NCUA sign. The current rule requires this second sign to list each federally insured credit union served by the teller along with a statement that only these credit unions are federally insured. Due to the evolution of shared branch networks it is now difficult for some tellers to comply with this second signage requirement and, accordingly, NCUA is revising the rule to replace the required listing of credit unions with a statement that not all of the credit unions served by the teller are federally insured and that members should contact their credit union if they need more information.