Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Appraisals for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans Exemption Threshold Adjustment-Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-30419
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, the Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official staff interpretations for their regulations that implement section 129H of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Section 129H of TILA establishes special appraisal requirements for ``higher-risk mortgages,'' termed ``higher-priced mortgages'' or ``HPMLs'' in the agencies' regulations. The OCC, the Board, the Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) issued joint final rules implementing these requirements, effective January 18, 2014. The Agencies' rules exempted, among other loan types, transactions of $25,000 or less, and required that this loan amount be adjusted annually based on any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2014, the OCC, the Board and the Bureau are adjusting the exemption threshold to $25,500, effective January 1, 2015.
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-27969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-26
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') announce a series of outreach meetings on the Agencies' interagency effort to review their regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA'').
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
Document Number: 2014-22001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Farm Credit Administration, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA (each an ``Agency'' and, collectively, the ``Agencies'') are seeking comment on a proposed joint rule to establish minimum margin and capital requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers, and major security-based swap participants for which one of the Agencies is the prudential regulator. This proposed rule implements sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which require the Agencies to adopt rules jointly to establish capital requirements and initial and variation margin requirements for such entities and their counterparties on all non- cleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps in order to offset the greater risk to such entities and the financial system arising from the use of swaps and security-based swaps that are not cleared.
Addendum to the Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure
Document Number: 2014-14325
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The Agencies are issuing jointly an Addendum (Addendum) to the ``Interagency Policy Statement on Income Tax Allocation in a Holding Company Structure'' to ensure that insured depository institutions (IDIs) in a consolidated group maintain an appropriate relationship regarding the payment of taxes and treatment of tax refunds. The Addendum instructs IDIs and their holding companies to review and revise their tax allocation agreements to ensure that the agreements expressly acknowledge that the holding company receives a tax refund from a taxing authority as agent for the IDI and are consistent with certain of the requirements of sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act. The Addendum includes a sample paragraph that IDIs could include in their tax allocation agreements to facilitate the Agencies' instructions.
Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996
Document Number: 2014-12741
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, and FDIC (``we'' or ``Agencies'') are conducting a review of the regulations we have issued to identify outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations for insured depository institutions. This review is required by section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (``EGRPRA''). To facilitate this review, the Agencies have divided these regulations into 12 subject-matter categories and identified the regulations within each category. At regular intervals over the next two years, the Agencies will publish four Federal Register requests for comment. Each will address one or more categories. We will invite the public to identify the regulations in each category that they believe are outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome for insured depository institutions and their regulated holding companies. This is the first of the four Federal Register requests for comment. In it, we are seeking comment on the regulations in the following three categories: Applications and Reporting, Powers and Activities, and International Operations. We will address the remaining nine categories in the three subsequent requests for comment. To aid the public, we also are publishing a chart that sets forth the rules addressed in this document, as well as those that we will address in the remaining three.
Treatment of Certain Collateralized Debt Obligations Backed Primarily by Trust Preferred Securities With Regard to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2014-02019
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, FDIC, CFTC and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are each adopting a common interim final rule that would permit banking entities to retain investments in certain pooled investment vehicles that invested their offering proceeds primarily in certain securities issued by community banking organizations of the type grandfathered under section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). The interim final rule is a companion rule to the final rules adopted by the Agencies to implement section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (``BHC Act''), which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds
Document Number: 2013-31511
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The OCC, Board, FDIC, and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are adopting a rule that would implement section 13 of the BHC Act, which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). Section 13 contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.