Proposed Collection; Comment Request
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as ``Advances to Housing Associates,'' which has been assigned control number 2590-0001 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Pending OMB approval of an emergency extension request, a regular clearance request for OMB review and approval of a three-year extension of the control number is also beginning. OMB approval has been requested by December 31, 2008, the date of expiration.
Golden Parachute and Indemnification Payments
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to amend the interim final Golden Parachute Payments regulation published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2008 (73 FR 53356), and as corrected on September 19, 2008 (73 FR 54309), and on September 23, 2008 (73 FR 54673). This proposed amendment addresses prohibited and permissible indemnification payments with regard to any administrative proceeding brought by the FHFA against an entity-affiliated party of the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Banks in light of the statutory requirements set forth in 12 U.S.C. 4514(e), as amended by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008.
Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2008-09 third quarter review cycle under the community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to the FHFA.
Affordable Housing Program Amendments: Federal Home Loan Bank Mortgage Refinancing Authority
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing and seeking comment on an interim final rule to implement section 1218 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Recovery Act), which requires the FHFA to allow the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) until July 30, 2010, to use Affordable Housing Program (AHP) homeownership set-aside funds to refinance low- or moderate-income households' mortgage loans. This rulemaking relocates the AHP regulation to the FHFA rules, and adds new provisions that allow the Banks to use AHP set-aside funds to provide direct subsidies to low- or moderate-income households who qualify for refinancing assistance under the HOPE for Homeowners Program established by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) under Title IV of the Recovery Act.
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.
Freedom of Information Act
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing a regulation and soliciting comments on implementation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (U.S.C. 552), establishing procedures for public disclosure of information required to be disclosed under the FOIA, and procedures to protect from disclosure business confidential and trade secret information, as appropriate.
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.
Federal Home Loan Bank Boards of Directors: Eligibility and Elections
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing and seeking comment on an interim final regulation to implement section 1202 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, which revises section 7 of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act). Section 7 governs the eligibility and election of individuals to serve on the boards of directors of the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks).
Golden Parachute Payments
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has determined, insofar as it relates to indemnification payments, to rescind that portion of the Interim Final Rule, published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2008 (73 FR 53356). That portion of the rule will be subject to a separate rulemaking, which will be published for public comment in the near term. Insofar as the Interim Final Rule addresses factors related to golden parachute payments, that portion of the rule remains effective and available for comment. This document corrects specific provisions in the rule referring to indemnification payments.
Golden Parachute Payments and Indemnification Payments
This document contains a correction to Sec. Sec. 1231.3 and 1231.4 of the interim final regulation concerning Golden Parachute Payments and Indemnification Payments published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 16, 2008. These sections should read ``Reserved.''
Golden Parachute Payments and Indemnification Payments
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing an interim final regulation, with a request for comments, setting forth factors to be considered by the Director of FHFA in acting upon the Director's authority to limit golden parachute payments to entity- affiliated parties in connection with the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.
Establishment of a New Independent Agency
This Notice is to announce the establishment of a new independent agency. Division A of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, Public Law 110-289, 122 Stat. 2654 (2008), titled the Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008 (Act), created the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) as an independent agency of the Federal Government. FHFA was established on the date of enactment, July 30, 2008, and the Act provides for the abolishment of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and the Federal Housing Finance Board (FHFB) one year after the date of enactment. These agencies, together with the Housing and Urban Development Government- Sponsored Enterprise Mission Teams, are combined to establish FHFA. Regulations of FHFA will be found in 12 CFR chapter XII, parts 1200- 1299.