Definition of Political Subdivision; Correction
This document contains corrections to a notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing (REG-129067-15) published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, (81 FR 8870) that specifies the elements of a political subdivision for purposes of tax- exempt bonds. The corrections amend the applicability dates of the proposed definition of political subdivision to provide transition rules with respect to bonds issued before the general applicability date and certain refunding bonds.
Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 Amendments
As part of its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is proposing to revise certain of its rules to remove outdated or otherwise unnecessary provisions. Specifically, the OCC is proposing to: Revise certain licensing rules related to chartering applications, business combinations involving Federal mutual savings associations, and notices for changes in permanent capital; clarify national bank director oath requirements; revise certain fiduciary activity requirements for national banks and Federal savings associations, including increasing the asset size limit for mini-funds; remove certain financial disclosure requirements for national banks; remove certain unnecessary regulatory reporting, accounting, and management policy requirements for Federal savings associations; revise the electronic activities provisions for Federal savings associations; integrate and update OCC rules for national banks and Federal savings associations relating to municipal securities dealers, Securities Exchange Act disclosure rules, and securities offering disclosure rules, including providing for the electronic submission of required filings and applying the less burdensome national bank rule to Federal savings associations; update and revise recordkeeping and confirmation requirements for national banks' and Federal savings associations' securities transactions; integrate and update rules relating to insider and affiliate transactions; and make other technical and clarifying changes.