Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire; Time of Settlement by a Paying Bank for an Item Received from a Reserve Bank
The Board of Governors (Board) is requesting comment on proposed amendments to subpart A of its Regulation J, Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire. The proposed rule would permit the Federal Reserve Banks (Reserve Banks) to require paying banks that receive presentment of checks from the Reserve Banks to make the proceeds of settlement for those checks available to the Reserve Banks as soon as one half-hour after receipt of the checks. The proposed rule would also permit the Reserve Banks to obtain settlement from paying banks by as early as 8:30 a.m. Eastern time for checks that the Reserve Banks present. These proposed amendments to Regulation J are necessary to implement the proposed method for posting debits and credits to banks' Federal Reserve accounts to measure daylight overdrafts under the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk (PSR policy), as proposed in Docket No. OP-1472, elsewhere in the Federal Register.
Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk; Procedures for Measuring Daylight Overdrafts
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is requesting comment on multiple changes to part II of the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk (PSR policy) related to the procedures for measuring balances intraday in institutions' accounts at the Federal Reserve Banks (Reserve Banks). The proposed changes relate to the Board's procedures for posting debit and credit entries to institutions' Federal Reserve accounts for automated clearing house (ACH) debit and commercial check transactions. Elsewhere in the Federal Register under Docket No. R-1473, the Board is also proposing necessary related changes to the Board's Regulation J regarding the timing of when paying banks settle for check transactions presented to them by the Reserve Banks. Additionally, in this notice, the Board is requesting comment on a set of principles for establishing future posting rules for the Reserve Banks' same-day ACH service. The Board is also requesting comment on a change in language in section II.G.3 of the PSR policy intended to clarify the Reserve Banks' administration of the policy for U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.