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Regulations Governing Retirement Savings BondsRule2017-0103801/19/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentCurrently, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) of the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), issues nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bonds to an individual retirement account (IRA) custodian d … Currently, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) of the United States Department of the Treasury (Treasury), issues nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bonds to an individual retirement account (IRA) custodian designated by Fiscal Service to act as a custodian for Roth IRAs under Treasury's myRA[supreg] program. In this Final Rule, Treasury offers nonmarketable, electronic retirement savings bonds for certain retirement savings programs established by states or certain of their political subdivisions (states). The bonds will be issued to a trustee or custodian (custodian) of a Roth IRA or traditional IRA designated by a state under its retirement savings program (whether or not the program provides for automatic enrollment). Interest will be earned at a rate available to federal employees invested in the Government Securities Investment Fund (G Fund) of the federal Thrift Savings Plan. This offering does not affect the terms of retirement savings bonds issued to the custodian of Treasury's retirement savings program, myRA[supreg], which are held in participants' Roth IRAs. More information on myRA[supreg] is available at www.myra.gov.regulations-governing-retirement-savings-bondsFR-Doc-2017-01038
Technical and Conforming Changes and Corrections to FHFA RegulationsRule2016-2602211/02/2016FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYFederal Housing Finance AgencyThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove duplicative definitions. FH … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove duplicative definitions. FHFA is also removing provisions that are no longer applicable, clarifying other provisions by incorporating language to implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and making other changes and corrections.technical-and-conforming-changes-and-corrections-to-fhfa-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-26022
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 FrameworkRule2016-1207207/28/2016FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is adopting a final rule that revises our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (rep … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is adopting a final rule that revises our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (replacing core surplus and total surplus requirements), a tier 1 leverage requirement (replacing a net collateral requirement for System banks), a capital conservation buffer and a leverage buffer, revised risk weightings, and additional public disclosure requirements. The revisions to the risk weightings include alternatives to the use of credit ratings, as required by section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.regulatory-capital-rules-regulatory-capital-implementation-of-tier-1tier-2-frameworkFR-Doc-2016-12072
Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and BondsRule2016-1524807/01/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury is making non-substantive technical corrections to its marketable securities auction rules.The Department of the Treasury is making non-substantive technical corrections to its marketable securities auction rules.sale-and-issue-of-marketable-book-entry-treasury-bills-notes-and-bondsFR-Doc-2016-15248
Technical and Conforming Changes and Corrections to FHFA RegulationsProposed Rule2016-1206605/26/2016FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYFederal Housing Finance AgencyThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative rule provisions and definitions. FHFA also proposes to remove provisions that FHFA believes are no longer applicable, clarify other provisions by incorporating language that would implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and make other changes and corrections.technical-and-conforming-changes-and-corrections-to-fhfa-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-12066
Environmental Policies and ProceduresRule2016-0343303/02/2016DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentRural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agen … Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, has unified and updated the environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These final rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive Orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the changes to the existing rules relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These changes consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules, and better conform the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010.environmental-policies-and-proceduresFR-Doc-2016-03433
Regulations Governing United States Savings BondsRule2015-3248812/24/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is issuing a final rule amending regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is issuing a final rule amending regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.regulations-governing-united-states-savings-bondsFR-Doc-2015-32488
Regulations Governing United States Savings BondsProposed Rule2015-1627807/01/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is proposing regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.The United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, is proposing regulations governing United States savings bonds to address certain state escheat claims.regulations-governing-united-states-savings-bondsFR-Doc-2015-16278
Rural Development Regulations-Update to FmHA References and to Census ReferencesRule2015-0157102/24/2015DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREAgriculture DepartmentRural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminol … Rural Development (RD) is amending its regulations by updating references to the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and clarifying and updating references to the census data. These actions will provide consistency in terminology between program regulations. In addition, clarifying and updating references to census data is needed to account for changes to the decennial Census, which, starting with the 2010 decennial Census is no longer reporting income and unemployment data. Additional revisions are being implemented to show the regulations that do not apply to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and to remove outdated or unnecessary language.rural-development-regulations-update-to-fmha-references-and-to-census-referencesFR-Doc-2015-01571
Regulations Governing Retirement Savings BondsRule2014-2933412/15/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe 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 … 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.regulations-governing-retirement-savings-bondsFR-Doc-2014-29334
Government Securities Act Regulations: Large Position Reporting RulesRule2014-2873412/10/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is amending its rules for reporting large positions in certain Treasury securities. The large position reporting rules are issued under the Government Securities Act (GSA) for the purposes of m … The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is amending its rules for reporting large positions in certain Treasury securities. The large position reporting rules are issued under the Government Securities Act (GSA) for the purposes of monitoring the impact in the Treasury securities market of concentrations of positions in Treasury securities and otherwise assisting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in enforcing the GSA. In addition, the large position reports provide Treasury with information to better understand supply and demand dynamics in certain Treasury securities. These amendments are designed to improve the information available to Treasury and simplify the reporting process for many entities subject to the large position reporting rules.government-securities-act-regulations-large-position-reporting-rulesFR-Doc-2014-28734
Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Tier 1/Tier 2 FrameworkProposed Rule2014-1917909/04/2014FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is seeking comments on this proposed rule that would revise our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) is seeking comments on this proposed rule that would revise our regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions to include tier 1 and tier 2 risk-based capital ratio requirements (replacing core surplus and total surplus requirements), a tier 1 leverage requirement (replacing a net collateral requirement for System banks), a capital conservation buffer, revised risk weightings, and additional public disclosure requirements. The revisions to the risk weightings would include alternatives to the use of credit ratings, as required by section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.regulatory-capital-rules-regulatory-capital-implementation-of-tier-1tier-2-frameworkFR-Doc-2014-19179
Organization; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Investment EligibilityProposed Rule2014-1749307/25/2014FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, us, our, or we) proposes to amend our regulations governing the eligibility of investments held by Farm Credit banks. We propose to strengthen these regulations by reinforcing that only high … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, Agency, us, our, or we) proposes to amend our regulations governing the eligibility of investments held by Farm Credit banks. We propose to strengthen these regulations by reinforcing that only high quality investments may be purchased and held. We also propose to revise these regulations to comply with section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act or DFA) by removing references to and requirements relating to credit ratings and substituting other appropriate standards of creditworthiness. The FCA also proposes to revise its regulatory approach to Farm Credit System (System) association investments in order to limit the type and amount of investments that an association may hold. The proposed rule also addresses investment and risk management practices at associations and funding bank supervision of association investments.organization-funding-and-fiscal-affairs-loan-policies-and-operations-and-funding-operationsFR-Doc-2014-17493
Government Securities Act Regulations; Replacement of References to Credit Ratings and Technical AmendmentsRule2014-1573107/08/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing in final form an amendment to the regulations issued under the Government Securities Act of 1986, as amended (GSA), to replace references to credit ratings in the regulatio … The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing in final form an amendment to the regulations issued under the Government Securities Act of 1986, as amended (GSA), to replace references to credit ratings in the regulations with alternative requirements. Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) requires Federal agencies to remove from their applicable regulations any reference to or requirement of reliance on credit ratings and to substitute a standard of creditworthiness as the agency determines appropriate for such regulations. This final rule amendment provides a substitute standard of creditworthiness for use in the liquid capital rule required by GSA regulations. It also contains several non-substantive, technical amendments to Treasury's GSA regulations to update certain information or to delete certain requirements that are no longer applicable.government-securities-act-regulations-replacement-of-references-to-credit-ratings-and-technicalFR-Doc-2014-15731
Government Securities Act Regulations: Large Position Reporting RulesProposed Rule2014-1348206/10/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to Treasury's rules for reporting large positions in certain Treasury securities. The large posit … The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to Treasury's rules for reporting large positions in certain Treasury securities. The large position reporting rules are issued under the Government Securities Act (GSA) for the purposes of monitoring the impact in the Treasury securities market of concentrations of positions in Treasury securities and otherwise assisting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in enforcing the GSA. In addition, the large position reports provide Treasury with information to better understand supply and demand dynamics in certain Treasury securities. The proposed amendments are designed to improve the information available to Treasury and simplify the reporting process for many entities subject to the large position reporting rules.government-securities-act-regulations-large-position-reporting-rulesFR-Doc-2014-13482
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 TreasuryDirectRule2014-0337102/14/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe 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 … 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].regulations-governing-definitive-united-states-savings-bonds-series-ee-and-hh-regulations-governingFR-Doc-2014-03371
Treatment of Certain Collateralized Debt Obligations Backed Primarily by Trust Preferred Securities With Regard to Prohibitions and Restrictions on Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity FundsRule2014-0201901/31/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe OCC, Board, FDIC, CFTC and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are each adopting a common interim final rule that would permit banking entities to retain investments in certain pooled investment ve … The OCC, Board, FDIC, CFTC and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are each adopting a common interim final rule that would permit banking entities to retain investments in certain pooled investment vehicles that invested their offering proceeds primarily in certain securities issued by community banking organizations of the type grandfathered under section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). The interim final rule is a companion rule to the final rules adopted by the Agencies to implement section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (``BHC Act''), which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act.treatment-of-certain-collateralized-debt-obligations-backed-primarily-by-trust-preferred-securitiesFR-Doc-2014-02019
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity FundsRule2013-3151101/31/2014DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe OCC, Board, FDIC, and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are adopting a rule that would implement section 13 of the BHC Act, which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and … The OCC, Board, FDIC, and SEC (individually, an ``Agency,'' and collectively, ``the Agencies'') are adopting a rule that would implement section 13 of the BHC Act, which was added by section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd- Frank Act''). Section 13 contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.prohibitions-and-restrictions-on-proprietary-trading-and-certain-interests-in-and-relationships-withFR-Doc-2013-31511
Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships with, Hedge Funds and Private Equity FundsRule2013-3147601/31/2014COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSIONCommodity Futures Trading CommissionThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting a final rule to implement Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act''), which contains certa … The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is adopting a final rule to implement Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd-Frank Act''), which contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of a banking entity and nonbank financial company supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the ``Board'') to engage in proprietary trading and have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund. Section 619 also requires the Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission to also issue regulations implementing section 619 and directs the CFTC and those four agencies to consult and coordinate with each other, as appropriate, in developing and issuing the implementing rules, for the purposes of assuring, to the extent possible, that such rules are comparable and provide for consistent application and implementation. To that end, although the Commission is adopting a final rule that is not a joint rule with the other agencies, the CFTC and the other agencies have worked closely together to develop the same rule text and supplementary information, except for information specific to the CFTC or the other agencies, as applicable. In particular, the CFTC's final rule is numbered as part 75 of the Commission's regulations, the rule text refers to the ``Commission'' instead of the ``[Agency]'' and one section of the regulations addresses authority, purpose, scope, and relationship to other authorities with respect to the Commission. Furthermore, it is noted that the supplementary information generally refers to the ``Agencies'' collectively when referring to deliberations and considerations in developing the final rule by the CFTC together with the other four agencies and references to the ``final rule'' should be deemed to refer to the final rule of the Commission as herein adopted.prohibitions-and-restrictions-on-proprietary-trading-and-certain-interests-in-and-relationships-withFR-Doc-2013-31476
Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan BanksRule2013-2677511/08/2013FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYFederal Housing Finance AgencySection 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) requires Federal agencies to review regulations that require the use of an assessment of the credit- worthiness of a security or money marke … Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) requires Federal agencies to review regulations that require the use of an assessment of the credit- worthiness of a security or money market instrument and any references to, or requirements in, such regulations regarding credit ratings issued by credit rating organizations registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs), and to remove such references or requirements. To implement this provision, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposed on May 23, 2013, to amend certain of its rules and remove a number of references and requirements in certain safety and soundness regulations affecting the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). To replace the provisions that referenced NRSRO ratings, FHFA proposed to add requirements that the Banks apply internal analytic standards and criteria to determine the credit quality of a security or obligation, subject to FHFA oversight and review through the examination and supervisory process. FHFA also proposed to delete certain provisions from its regulations that contained references to NRSRO credit ratings because they appeared duplicative of other requirements or because they applied only to Banks that had not converted to the capital structure required by the Gramm- Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act) and no longer applied to any Bank. After considering the comments received on its notice of proposed rulemaking (Proposed Rule), FHFA has determined to adopt as final these proposed rule amendments without change.removal-of-references-to-credit-ratings-in-certain-regulations-governing-the-federal-home-loan-banksFR-Doc-2013-26775
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