Federal Reserve System September 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-25235
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: 2011-25093
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-24753
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-24620
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-24567
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Equal Credit Opportunity
Document Number: 2011-24300
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is publishing a final rule amending Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity). Section 704B of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), as added by Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or Act), requires that financial institutions collect and report information concerning credit applications made by women or minority-owned businesses and by small businesses. ECOA Section 704B became effective on the date that general rulemaking authority for ECOA was transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), which was July 21, 2011. Although the CFPB has the authority to issue rules to implement ECOA Section 704B for most entities, the Board retains authority to issue rules for certain motor vehicle dealers. This final rule excepts motor vehicle dealers subject to the Board's jurisdiction from the requirements of ECOA Section 704B until the effective date of final rules issued by the Board to implement that provision.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request; Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling
Document Number: 2011-24520
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Agencies are soliciting comments concerning the currently approved recordkeeping requirements associated with a joint rule, which is being renewed without change, implementing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (the ``Act''). This notice is published jointly by the Agencies as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden. The public and other Federal agencies are invited to take this opportunity to comment on this information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-24390
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-24389
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-24388
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-24065
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-23998
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-23961
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR Part 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23854
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-23853
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-23614
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Under authority delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Board is requesting comment on four surveys related to its obligations under section 920(a) of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA). Two surveys request information about the prevalence of the use of general-use prepaid cards in federal, state, and local government-administered payment programs and the interchange and cardholder fees charged with respect to this use. The Board is proposing to conduct these surveys to collect information necessary to meet its obligation under EFTA section 920(a)(7)(D) to submit an annual report to the Congress on such programs and fees. One of these surveys will require information from issuers of government-administered, general-use prepaid cards, in accordance with the Board's information collection authority in section 920(a)(3)(B) of the EFTA. The other survey, which is voluntary, will be directed to state governments that administer general-use prepaid cards. The Board is also requesting comment on two mandatory surveys, one for debit card issuers and one for payment card networks, that will collect information on costs, debit card usage, and interchange fees. These surveys will enable the Board to meet its obligation under EFTA section 920(a)(3) to disclose aggregate or summary information concerning the costs incurred and interchange fees charged or received by issuers or payment card networks in connection with the authorization, clearance or settlement of electronic debit transactions.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-23493
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-23321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Availability of Information, Public Observation of Meetings, Procedure, Practice for Hearings, and Post-Employment Restrictions for Senior Examiners; Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-22854
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (``Board'') is publishing an interim final rule with a request for public comment that sets forth regulations for savings and loan holding companies (``SLHCs''). On July 21, 2011, the responsibility for supervision and regulation of SLHCs transferred from the Office of Thrift Supervision (``OTS'') to the Board pursuant to section 312 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). This interim final rule provides for the corresponding transfer from the OTS to the Board of the regulations necessary for the Board to administer the statutes governing SLHCs. Technical changes to other regulations have also been made to account for the transfer of authority over SLHCs to the Board.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-23210
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-12
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
List of Office of Thrift Supervision Information Collections Transferred to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Document Number: 2011-23124
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Comptroller of the Currency
On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). As part of the comprehensive package of financial regulatory reform measures enacted, Title III of the Dodd-Frank Act transfers the powers, authorities, rights and duties of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to other banking agencies, including the OCC and the Board on the ``transfer date.'' The transfer date is one year after the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, July 21, 2011. The Dodd-Frank Act also abolishes the OTS ninety days after the transfer date. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, OTS transferred all of its information collections to either the OCC or the Board, as appropriate.
Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of August 9, 2011
Document Number: 2011-22896
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Capital Plans; Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-22912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), pursuant to its regulations, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in its regulations. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-22836
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-22641
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Public Meeting: Notification by Capital One Financial Corporation, McLean, VA, To Acquire ING Bank, FSB, Wilmington, DE, and Indirectly To Acquire Shares of Sharebuilder Advisors, LLC and ING Direct Investing, Inc., Both of Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-22483
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Three public meetings will be held regarding the notice submitted by Capital One Financial Corporation, McLean, Virginia, to acquire ING Bank, FSB, Wilmington, Delaware, and indirectly to acquire shares of Sharebuilder Advisors, LLC, and ING Direct Investing, Inc., both of Seattle, Washington, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act (``BHC Act'') and related statutes. The purpose of the public meetings is to collect information relating to factors the Board is required to consider under the BHC Act.
Supervised Securities Holding Companies Registration
Document Number: 2011-22469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-02
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is issuing a proposed rule to implement section 618 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), which permits nonbank companies that own at least one registered securities broker or dealer, and that are required by a foreign regulator or provision of foreign law to be subject to comprehensive consolidated supervision, to register with the Board and subject themselves to supervision by the Board. The proposed rule outlines the requirements that a securities holding company must satisfy to make an effective election, including filing the appropriate form with the responsible Reserve Bank, providing all additional required information, and satisfying the statutory waiting period of 45 days or such shorter period the Board determines appropriate.
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2011-22411
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2011-22409
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions