Public Input on the Report to Congress on How To Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States
Section 313(p) of Title 31 of the United States Code, as codified by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111-203) (the ``Dodd-Frank Act'') requires the Federal Insurance Office (the ``FIO'') to conduct a study on how to modernize and improve the system of insurance regulation in the United States. The study must be submitted to Congress not later than 18 months after the date of the Dodd-Frank Act's enactment. To assist the FIO in conducting the study and formulating its recommendations, the FIO is issuing this request for comment.
Designation of Five Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.”
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is publishing the names of five individuals whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, ``Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism.''
Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance
The OCC, Board, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA (collectively, the Agencies) are finalizing two new questions and answers, one relating to insurable value and one relating to force placement, and withdrawing one question and answer regarding insurable value. The two final questions and answers supplement the ``Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance'' (Interagency Questions and Answers), which were published on July 21, 2009 (74 FR 35914). Based on comments received, the Agencies also have significantly revised two questions and answers regarding force placement of flood insurance that were initially proposed on July 21, 2009, and are proposing revision to a previously finalized question and answer. These three revised questions and answers are being proposed for comment.
Bank Secrecy Act Regulations: Definition of “Monetary Instrument”
FinCEN is proposing to amend the definition of ``monetary instrument'' in the Bank Secrecy Act (``BSA'') regulations for purposes of the international transport of currency and monetary instrument reporting requirement to include tangible prepaid access devices.