Fiscal Service 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2014-30533
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2015, and ending on June 30, 2015, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.
Regulations Governing Retirement Savings Bonds
Document Number: 2014-29334
Type: Unknown
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, offers a new nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bond for Treasury's new retirement savings program. The bonds will be issued to a designated custodian for Roth individual retirement accounts established under Treasury's program. This new savings bond is only available to participants in the retirement savings program and will protect the principal contributed while earning interest at a rate previously available only to federal employees invested in the Government Securities Investment Fund (G Fund) of their Thrift Savings Plan.
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2014-29198
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document corrects a technical error that appeared in the July 24, 2014 amendments to our regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network by Federal agencies.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Electric Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-27508
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 4 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Company Name Change; Bituminous Casualty Corporation
Document Number: 2014-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System
Document Number: 2014-26643
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-10
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2015.
Rate for Federal Debt Collection, Discount and Rate Evaluation
Document Number: 2014-26171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Secretary of the Treasury is responsible for computing and publishing the percentage rate that is to be used in assessing interest charges for outstanding debts owed to the Government (The Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended (codified at 31 U.S.C. Section 3717)). This rate is also to be used by agencies as a comparison point in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a cash discount. In addition, this rate is to be used in determining when agencies should pay purchase card invoices when the card issuer offers a rebate (5 CFR 1315.8). Notice is hereby given that the applicable rate for calendar year 2015 is 1.00 percent.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Progressive Northwestern Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-25939
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 2 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Surety Companies Doing Business With the United States
Document Number: 2014-24460
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-16
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Treasury) administers the Federal corporate surety program. Treasury issues certificates of authority to qualified sureties to underwrite and reinsure Federal bond obligations. Bonds underwritten by Treasury- certified sureties satisfy bonding requirements, provided such bonds are accepted by the agency bond-approving official. Treasury is amending its regulation to expressly provide that an agency may decline to accept a bond underwritten by a Treasury-certified surety for cause, provided the agency satisfies the requirements specified in the final rule. Treasury is also revising the procedures it uses to adjudicate any complaint received from an agency requesting that a surety's certificate of authority be revoked.
Public Input on the Establishment of Financial Data Standards (Data Exchange)
Document Number: 2014-22997
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) was enacted for purposes that include expanding the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA) to require the disclosure of direct Federal agency expenditures and information that links ``Federal . . . spending information to programs of Federal agencies to enable taxpayers and policy makers to track Federal spending more effectively.'' Public Law 113-101, 2(1). FFATA, as amended by the DATA Act, requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the heads of Federal agencies, to ``establish Government-wide financial data standards for any Federal funds made available to or expended by Federal agencies and entities receiving Federal funds.'' 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, Sec. 4(a)(1). Treasury and OMB shall consult with public and private stakeholders in establishing the Government-wide financial data standards (data standards). 31 U.S.C. 6101, note, 4(d). The DATA Act provides that Treasury and OMB shall issue guidance to Federal agencies on the established data standards no later than one year after DATA Act enactment, i.e., by May 9, 2015. Under this Notice, Treasury asks for input from public and private stakeholders on several data standards topics and questions, specifically on data exchange, to better ensure the data standards to be established by Treasury and OMB are informed and useful, and to ensure compliance with DATA Act consultation requirements. Treasury will share all input or information received with OMB to ensure the proper establishment of data standards by Treasury and OMB, consistent with DATA Act requirements.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Amendment-Integrand Assurance Company
Document Number: 2014-21670
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398.
Federal Government Participation in the Automated Clearing House
Document Number: 2014-17296
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-24
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Service) is issuing this final rule to amend our regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network by Federal agencies. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the NACHA Operating Rules developed by NACHAThe Electronic Payments Association (NACHA) as the rules governing the use of the ACH Network by Federal agencies. We are issuing this rule to address changes that NACHA has made to the NACHA Operating Rules since the publication of NACHA's 2009 ACH Rules book. These changes include amendments set forth in NACHA's 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Operating Rules books.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2014-15409
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning July 1, 2014, and ending on December 31, 2014, the prompt payment interest rate is 2 per centum per annum.
Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies
Document Number: 2014-15192
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-01
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Amerisure Insurance Company, Amerisure Partners Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-10588
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 9 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Termination Pacific Employers Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-09170
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 8 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: Starr Indemnity & Liability Company
Document Number: 2014-08908
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 6 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable On Federal Bonds: ACE American Insurance Company (NAIC # 22667), ACE Property and Casualty Insurance Company (NAIC# 20699), Bankers Standard Insurance Company (NAIC# 18279), Indemnity Insurance Company of North America (NAIC# 43575), Insurance Company of North America (NAIC# 22713)
Document Number: 2014-08899
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 7 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: CUMIS Specialty Insurance Company, Inc.
Document Number: 2014-08089
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 5 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Change in State of Incorporation; Bond Safeguard Insurance Company; Correction
Document Number: 2014-05078
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Fiscal Service published in the Federal Register of February 25, 2014, 79 FR 10624, Supplement No. 4 to Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision. Supplement No. 4 provided notice that BOND SAFEGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY had redomesticated from the state of Illinois to the state of South Dakota effective December 9, 2013, and that Federal bond- approving officials should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, to reflect this change. This notice information was correctly stated in the first paragraph of the Supplementary Information section. Supplement No. 4 provided incorrect notice information in the second paragraph of the Supplementary Information section. The second paragraph stated: ``With respect to any bonds currently in force with this company, bond-approving officers may let such bonds run to expiration and need not secure new bonds. However, no new bonds should be accepted from this company and bonds that are continuous in nature should not be renewed.'' Supplement No. 4 is being corrected to delete this second paragraph because it only applies (and should only be included in notices) when a surety has been removed or terminated from Treasury Circular 570, which is not the case here. BOND SAFEGUARD INSURANCE COMPANY is and continues to be an acceptable surety on Federal bonds which meets Treasury Circular 570 requirements.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Change in State of Incorporation; Bond Safeguard Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-03915
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 4 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination, Kansas Bankers Surety Company
Document Number: 2014-03237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 3 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Regulations Governing Definitive United States Savings Bonds, Series EE and HH; Regulations Governing Definitive United States Savings Bonds, Series I; Regulations Governing Securities Held in TreasuryDirect
Document Number: 2014-03371
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is eliminating the printing of paper Series EE and Series I savings bonds in reissue and claims transactions. Customers requesting these transactions will now have the option of receiving either book-entry (electronic) bonds or payment in lieu of the traditional paper bonds. Treasury is also updating agency contact information and making a minor revision in the Regulations Governing Securities Held in TreasuryDirect[supreg].
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company
Document Number: 2014-00746
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 2 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Ironshore Indemnity Inc.
Document Number: 2014-00745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2013 Revision, published July 1, 2013, at 78 FR 39440.
Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act
Document Number: 2013-31205
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Fiscal Service, Public Debt Bureau, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
For the period beginning January 1, 2014, and ending on June 30, 2014, the prompt payment interest rate is 2\1/8\ per centum per annum.