Federal Reserve System 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-31421
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-31213
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-31179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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.
Enhanced Prudential Standards and Early Remediation Requirements for Foreign Banking Organizations and Foreign Nonbank Financial Companies
Document Number: 2012-30734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is requesting comment on proposed rules that would implement the enhanced prudential standards required to be established under section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or Act) and the early remediation requirements required to be established under section 166 of the Act for foreign banking organizations and foreign nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board. The enhanced prudential standards include risk-based capital and leverage requirements, liquidity standards, risk management and risk committee requirements, single- counterparty credit limits, stress test requirements, and a debt-to- equity limit for companies that the Financial Stability Oversight Council has determined pose a grave threat to financial stability.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30940
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30827
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-30826
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30825
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
Document Number: 2012-30775
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the agencies) are amending their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations to adjust the asset-size thresholds used to define ``small bank'' or ``small savings association'' and ``intermediate small bank'' or ``intermediate small savings association.'' As required by the CRA regulations, the adjustment to the threshold amount is based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index.
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2012-30711
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-30710
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-30636
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
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.
Joint Report: Differences in Accounting and Capital Standards Among the Federal Banking Agencies; Report to Congressional Committees
Document Number: 2012-30608
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the agencies) have prepared this report pursuant to section 37(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Section 37(c) requires the agencies to jointly submit an annual report to the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives and to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the U.S. Senate describing differences between the capital and accounting standards used by the agencies. The report must be published in the Federal Register.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30526
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-30525
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-30302
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-30206
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-30094
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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 Savings and Loan Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-30074
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act; Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2012-29942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-29845
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-29743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities
Document Number: 2012-29742
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29606
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29470
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-29312
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
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
Document Number: 2012-29201
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29200
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29110
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-29102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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 Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-29050
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-29049
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-28922
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-28850
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collection by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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
Document Number: 2012-28556
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Federal Open Market Committee Domestic Policy Directive of October 23-24, 2012
Document Number: 2012-28508
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Policy Statement on the Scenario Design Framework for Stress Testing
Document Number: 2012-28207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board is requesting public comment on a policy statement on the approach to scenario design for stress testing that would be used in connection with the supervisory and company-run stress tests conducted under the Board's Regulations pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or Act) and the Board's capital plan rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of Board Approval Under Delegated Authority and Submission to OMB
Document Number: 2012-28309
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the final approval of a proposed information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-28298
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
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.
Consumer Leasing (Regulation M)
Document Number: 2012-27996
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official interpretations and commentary for the agencies' regulations that implement the Consumer Leasing Act (CLA). Effective July 21, 2011, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amended the CLA by increasing the threshold for exempt consumer leases from $25,000 to $50,000 and requiring that, on or after December 31, 2011, this threshold be adjusted annually by any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Accordingly, the exemption threshold was adjusted to $51,800 effective January 1, 2012. Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2012, the Board and the Bureau are adjusting the exemption threshold from $51,800 to $53,000, effective January 1, 2013. Because the Dodd-Frank Act also requires similar adjustments in the Truth in Lending Act's threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions, the Board and the Bureau are making similar amendments to each of their respective regulations implementing the Truth in Lending Act elsewhere in the Federal Register.
Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)
Document Number: 2012-27993
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
The Board and the Bureau are publishing final rules amending the official interpretations and commentary for the agencies' regulations that implement the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Effective July 21, 2011, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) amended TILA by increasing the threshold for exempt consumer credit transactions from $25,000 to $50,000 and requiring that, on or after December 31, 2011, this threshold be adjusted annually by any annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI- W). Accordingly, the exemption threshold was adjusted to $51,800 effective January 1, 2012. Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2012, the Board and the Bureau are adjusting the exemption threshold from $51,800 to $53,000, effective January 1, 2013. Because the Dodd-Frank Act also requires similar adjustments in the Consumer Leasing Act's threshold for exempt consumer leases, the Board and the Bureau are making similar amendments to each of their respective regulations implementing the Consumer Leasing Act elsewhere in the Federal Register.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-28171
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-28073
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-28072
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Rules of Practice for Hearings
Document Number: 2012-27857
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil money penalty (CMP) provided by law within its jurisdiction to account for inflation. This action is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Savings and Loan Holding Companies
Document Number: 2012-27745
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions
Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company
Document Number: 2012-27744
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Federal Reserve System, Agencies and Commissions