Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation July 24, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-17986
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments on renewal of the information collection described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-17937
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on renewal of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments on renewal of the information collection described below.
Permissible Investments for Federal and State Savings Associations: Corporate Debt Securities
Document Number: 2012-17860
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends FDIC regulations to prohibit any insured savings association from acquiring or retaining a corporate debt security unless it determines, prior to acquiring such security and periodically thereafter, that the issuer has adequate capacity to meet all financial commitments under the security for the projected life of the investment. An issuer would satisfy this requirement if, based on the assessment of the savings association, the issuer presents a low risk of default and is likely to make full and timely repayment of principal and interest. This final rule adopts the proposed creditworthiness standard with the clarifying revision described below. In the final rule, the phrase ``projected life of the investment'' has been revised to ``projected life of the security'' to more closely track the language in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (``OCC'') final rule.\1\ The clarifying revision addresses ambiguities in the proposed rule and harmonizes the final rule with the final rule adopted by the OCC regarding permissible investments for national banks.\2\
Guidance on Due Diligence Requirements for Savings Associations in Determining Whether a Corporate Debt Security Is Eligible for Investment
Document Number: 2012-17854
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
On December 15, 2011, the FDIC proposed guidance to assist savings associations in conducting due diligence to determine whether a corporate debt security is eligible for investment under the Proposed Rule. Today, the FDIC is finalizing the guidance. The final guidance document includes clarifying language adopted in the final rule, but otherwise, is being finalized as proposed.