Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment
On January 23, 2017, the NCUA Board (Board) published an interim final rule amending its regulations to adjust the maximum amount of each civil monetary penalty (CMP) within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action, including the amount of the adjustments, is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 and the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. This rule finalizes those amendments.
Revisions to the Freedom of Information Act Regulation
The NCUA Board (Board) is finalizing its interim final rule amending its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation. The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 amended the FOIA and required agencies to review their FOIA regulations and issue certain amendments by December 27, 2016. The amendments included revised procedures for disclosing records under the FOIA, assessing fees, and notifying requestors of options for resolving disputes through the NCUA FOIA Public Liaison and the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) within the National Archives and Records Administration. The interim final rule became effective on December 22, 2016. This rulemaking finalizes the interim rule with minor edits for consistency and clarification.
The NCUA Board (``Board'') is issuing this final rule to amend its regulations regarding the treatment by the Board, as liquidating agent or conservator (``liquidating agent'' or ``conservator,'' respectively) of a federally insured credit union (``FICU''), of financial assets transferred by the credit union in connection with a securitization or a participation. The final rule replaces NCUA's current safe harbor for financial assets transferred in connection with securitizations and participations in which the financial assets were transferred in compliance with the existing regulation, and defines the conditions for safe harbor protection for securitizations and participations for which transfers of financial assets would be made after the effective date of this rule.
Request for Comment Regarding Revised Overhead Transfer Rate Methodology
In a voluntary effort to invite input from stakeholders, the NCUA Board (Board) is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Overhead Transfer Rate (OTR) methodology. The primary goal of the proposed changes are to reduce the complexity of the OTR methodology. The proposed changes would also reduce the resources needed to administer the OTR. This document provides a summary of and response to comments received on the current OTR methodology, and explains and solicits comments on the proposed changes to the OTR methodology.