The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting public comments on issuance of a proposed Flood Insurance regulation. The proposed regulation would codify the authority and responsibility of FHFA to oversee and enforce the statutory requirements affecting the operations of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation under the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended, and to effect congressionally mandated adjustments to the civil money penalties applicable to violations of that law.
The Federal Housing Finance Board, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) are establishing policy and procedures for the FHFA to impose assessments on the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) (collectively, Regulated Entities), through a final rule, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 4516.
Risk-Based Capital Regulation-Loss Severity Amendments
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is amending its regulations related to Risk-Based Capital (Risk-Based Capital Regulation) to enhance the transparency, sensitivity to risk, and accuracy of the calculation of the risk-based capital requirement for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). OFHEO is amending the Risk-Based Capital Regulation by changing the current loss severity equations that understate losses on defaulted single-family conventional and government guaranteed loans and by changing the treatment of Federal Housing Administration insurance in the Risk-Based Capital Regulation to conform the treatment to current law.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing public notice of its intent to establish a new Privacy Act system of records. The new system is titled Litigation and Enforcement Information System (LEIS). The proposed system of records is necessary, as it will contain OFHEO generated records in connection with civil and administrative proceedings, including enforcement actions brought by or against OFHEO, and other proceedings in which OFHEO participates or has an interest in, and are relative to enforcement of the Safety and Soundness of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. OFHEO will use the LEIS to assess and maintain administrative enforcement actions under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (Safety and Soundness Act) (12 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) to defend itself and its interests in administrative or civil litigation relating to the Safety and Soundness Act and to make necessary referrals to other government agencies in the enforcement of Federal laws.
Privacy Act of 1974, As Amended; New System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a (Privacy Act), the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing public notice of its intent to establish a new Privacy Act system of records. The new system is titled Reasonable Accommodation Information System. The proposed system of records will consist of information used to evaluate and make decisions with respect to requests for reasonable accommodation made by OFHEO employees and applicants for employment, to implement such accommodations and for emergency response purposes, such as providing evacuation assistance. OFHEO seeks comments on the proposed new system of records described in this notice.
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight is publishing today an Examination Guidance, ``Conforming Loan Limit Calculations,'' following two requests for public comment on a proposed examination guidance. Material in the guidance does not constitute a regulation.