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Appeals ProceduresRule2017-2321110/30/2017NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationThe NCUA Board (Board) is adopting this final rule to establish procedures to govern appeals to the Board. The rule establishes a uniform procedure that will apply to agency regulations that currently have their own embedded … The NCUA Board (Board) is adopting this final rule to establish procedures to govern appeals to the Board. The rule establishes a uniform procedure that will apply to agency regulations that currently have their own embedded appeals provisions. Accordingly, this final rule will replace those current provisions. The procedures will apply in cases in which a decision rendered by a regional director or other program office director is subject to appeal to the Board. The procedures will result in greater efficiency, consistency, and a better understanding of the way in which matters under covered regulations may be appealed to the Board.appeals-proceduresFR-Doc-2017-23211
Community Reinvestment Act RegulationsProposed Rule2017-1976509/20/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the Agencies) propose to amend their regulatio … The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the Agencies) propose to amend their regulations implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) to update the existing definitions of ``home mortgage loan'' and ``consumer loan,'' related cross references, and the public file content requirements to conform recent revisions made by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) to Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and to remove obsolete references to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).community-reinvestment-act-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-19765
Large Financial Institution Rating System; Regulations K and LLProposed Rule2017-1673608/17/2017FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMFederal Reserve SystemThe Board is seeking comment on a proposed new rating system for its supervision of large financial institutions. The proposed ``Large Financial Institution Rating System'' is closely aligned with the Federal Reserve's new supervisor … The Board is seeking comment on a proposed new rating system for its supervision of large financial institutions. The proposed ``Large Financial Institution Rating System'' is closely aligned with the Federal Reserve's new supervisory program for large financial institutions. The proposed rating system would apply to all bank holding companies with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more; all non-insurance, non-commercial savings and loan holding companies with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more; and U.S. intermediate holding companies of foreign banking organizations established pursuant to the Federal Reserve's Regulation YY. The proposed rating system includes a new rating scale under which component ratings would be assigned for capital planning and positions, liquidity risk management and positions, and governance and controls; however, a standalone composite rating would not be assigned. The Federal Reserve proposes to assign initial ratings under the new rating system during 2018. The Federal Reserve is also seeking comment on proposed revisions to existing provisions in Regulations K and LL so they would remain consistent with certain features of the proposed rating system.large-financial-institution-rating-system-regulations-k-and-llFR-Doc-2017-16736
Federal Home Loan Bank Capital RequirementsProposed Rule2017-1356007/03/2017FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARDFederal Housing Finance BoardThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to adopt, with amendments, the regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) pertaining to the capital requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is proposing to adopt, with amendments, the regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) pertaining to the capital requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The proposed rule would carry over most of the existing regulations without material change, but would substantively revise the credit risk component of the risk-based capital requirement, as well as the limitations on extensions of unsecured credit. The principal revisions to those provisions would remove requirements that the Banks calculate credit risk capital charges and unsecured credit limits based on ratings issued by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO), and would instead require that the Banks use their own internal rating methodology. The proposed rule also would revise the percentages used in the tables to calculate the credit risk capital charges for advances and non-mortgage assets. FHFA would retain the percentages used in the existing table to calculate the capital charges for mortgage-related assets, but intends to address the appropriate methodology for determining the credit risk capital charges for residential mortgage assets as part of a subsequent rulemaking.federal-home-loan-bank-capital-requirementsFR-Doc-2017-13560
Removal of Burmese Sanctions RegulationsRule2017-1255706/16/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Burmese Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national emergency on which the regulations were based.The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Burmese Sanctions Regulations as a result of the termination of the national emergency on which the regulations were based.removal-of-burmese-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2017-12557
Appeals ProceduresProposed Rule2017-1131906/07/2017NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationThe NCUA Board (Board) proposes to adopt procedures to govern appeals to the Board that would apply to agency regulations that currently have their own embedded appeals provisions and will replace those current provisions. The proced … The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to adopt procedures to govern appeals to the Board that would apply to agency regulations that currently have their own embedded appeals provisions and will replace those current provisions. The procedures would apply in cases in which a decision rendered by a regional director or other program office director is subject to appeal to the Board. The proposed procedures are intended to result in greater efficiency, consistency, and better understanding of the way in which matters under covered regulations may be appealed to the Board. Excluded from the scope of this proposal are formal adjudications required under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) to be accompanied by ``notice and an opportunity for a hearing on the record.'' Matters that are not covered include formal enforcement actions, challenges to orders imposing prompt corrective action and matters that are within the jurisdiction of the NCUA's Supervisory Review Committee (SRC). With the issuance of this proposed rule, the Board is also proposing a new rule to govern the SRC, including the appeal to the Board of adverse determinations made by the SRC.appeals-proceduresFR-Doc-2017-11319
Definition of the Term \u201cFiduciary\u201d; Conflict of Interest Rule-Retirement Investment Advice; Best Interest Contract Exemption (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-01); Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-02); Prohibited Transaction Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83, 83-1, 84-24 and 86-128Rule2017-0691404/07/2017DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThis document extends for 60 days the applicability date of the final regulation, published on April 8, 2016, defining who is a ``fiduciary'' under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 19 … This document extends for 60 days the applicability date of the final regulation, published on April 8, 2016, defining who is a ``fiduciary'' under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. It also extends for 60 days the applicability dates of the Best Interest Contract Exemption and the Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs. It requires that fiduciaries relying on these exemptions for covered transactions adhere only to the Impartial Conduct Standards (including the ``best interest'' standard), as conditions of the exemptions during the transition period from June 9, 2017, through January 1, 2018. Thus, the fiduciary definition in the rule (Fiduciary Rule or Rule) published on April 8, 2016, and Impartial Conduct Standards in these exemptions, are applicable on June 9, 2017, while compliance with the remaining conditions in these exemptions, such as requirements to make specific written disclosures and representations of fiduciary compliance in communications with investors, is not required until January 1, 2018. This document also delays the applicability of amendments to Prohibited Transaction Exemption 84-24 until January 1, 2018, other than the Impartial Conduct Standards, which will become applicable on June 9, 2017. Finally, this document extends for 60 days the applicability dates of amendments to other previously granted exemptions. The President, by Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor dated February 3, 2017, directed the Department of Labor to examine whether the Fiduciary Rule may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice, and to prepare an updated economic and legal analysis concerning the likely impact of the Fiduciary Rule as part of that examination. The extensions announced in this document are necessary to enable the Department to perform this examination and to consider possible changes with respect to the Fiduciary Rule and PTEs based on new evidence or analysis developed pursuant to the examination.definition-of-the-term-fiduciary-conflict-of-interest-rule-retirement-investment-advice-bestFR-Doc-2017-06914
Definition of the Term \u201cFiduciary\u201d; Conflict of Interest Rule-Retirement Investment Advice; Best Interest Contract Exemption (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-01); Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (Prohibited Transaction Exemption 2016-02); Prohibited Transaction Exemptions 75-1, 77-4, 80-83, 83-1, 84-24 and 86-128Proposed Rule2017-0409603/02/2017DEPARTMENT OF LABORLabor DepartmentThis document proposes to extend for 60 days the applicability date defining who is a ``fiduciary'' under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code), and the applicability date of … This document proposes to extend for 60 days the applicability date defining who is a ``fiduciary'' under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code), and the applicability date of related prohibited transaction exemptions including the Best Interest Contract Exemption and amended prohibited transaction exemptions (collectively PTEs) to address questions of law and policy. The final rule, entitled Definition of the Term ``Fiduciary;'' Conflict of Interest Rule--Retirement Investment Advice, was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, became effective on June 7, 2016, and has an applicability date of April 10, 2017. The PTEs also have applicability dates of April 10, 2017. The President by Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor, dated February 3, 2017, directed the Department of Labor to examine whether the final fiduciary rule may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice, and to prepare an updated economic and legal analysis concerning the likely impact of the final rule as part of that examination. This document invites comments on the proposed 60-day delay of the applicability date, on the questions raised in the Presidential Memorandum, and generally on questions of law and policy concerning the final rule and PTEs. The proposed 60-day delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register.definition-of-the-term-fiduciary-conflict-of-interest-rule-retirement-investment-advice-bestFR-Doc-2017-04096
Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 AmendmentsRule2016-3050201/23/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentAs part of its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is revising certain of its rules to remove outdated or otherwise unnecessary provisions … As part of its review under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is revising certain of its rules to remove outdated or otherwise unnecessary provisions. Specifically, the OCC is: revising certain licensing rules related to chartering applications, business combinations involving Federal mutual savings associations, and notices for changes in permanent capital; clarifying national bank director oath requirements; revising certain fiduciary activity requirements for national banks and Federal savings associations; removing certain financial disclosure regulations for national banks; removing certain unnecessary regulatory reporting, accounting, and management policy regulations for Federal savings associations; updating the electronic activities regulation for Federal savings associations; integrating and updating OCC regulations for national banks and Federal savings associations relating to municipal securities dealers, Securities Exchange Act disclosure rules, and securities offering disclosure rules; updating and revising recordkeeping and confirmation requirements for national banks' and Federal savings associations' securities transactions; integrating and updating regulations relating to insider and affiliate transactions; and making other technical and clarifying changes.economic-growth-and-regulatory-paperwork-reduction-act-of-1996-amendmentsFR-Doc-2016-30502
Community Reinvestment Act RegulationsRule2016-3192801/18/2017DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe 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 ``int … 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 for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). The FDIC is also amending its CRA Notice requirements to reflect two technical changes concerning the manner in which the agency will receive public comments considered in the CRA examination process.community-reinvestment-act-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-31928
Industrial and Commercial MetalsRule2016-3157212/30/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe OCC is finalizing a rule to prohibit national banks and federal savings associations from dealing or investing in industrial or commercial metals.The OCC is finalizing a rule to prohibit national banks and federal savings associations from dealing or investing in industrial or commercial metals.industrial-and-commercial-metalsFR-Doc-2016-31572
Industrial and Commercial MetalsProposed Rule2016-2201709/15/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe OCC is proposing to prohibit national banks and federal savings associations from dealing and investing in industrial and commercial metal.The OCC is proposing to prohibit national banks and federal savings associations from dealing and investing in industrial and commercial metal.industrial-and-commercial-metalsFR-Doc-2016-22017
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
Alternatives to References to Credit Ratings With Respect to Permissible Activities for Foreign Branches of Insured State Nonmember Banks and Pledge of Assets by Insured Domestic Branches of Foreign BanksProposed Rule2016-1509606/28/2016FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationThe FDIC is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to amend its international banking regulations (``Part 347'') consistent with section 939A (``section 939A'') of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Do … The FDIC is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to amend its international banking regulations (``Part 347'') consistent with section 939A (``section 939A'') of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'') and the FDIC's authority under section 5(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (``FDI Act''). Section 939A directs each federal agency to review and modify regulations that reference credit ratings. The proposed rule would amend the provisions of subparts A and B of Part 347 that reference credit ratings. Subpart A, which sets forth the FDIC's requirements for insured state nonmember banks that operate foreign branches, would be amended to replace references to credit ratings in the definition of ``investment grade'' with a standard of creditworthiness that has been adopted in other federal regulations that conform with section 939A. Subpart B would be amended to revise the FDIC's asset pledge requirement for insured U.S. branches of foreign banks. The eligibility criteria for the types of assets that foreign banks may pledge would be amended by replacing the references to credit ratings with the revised definition of ``investment grade.'' The proposed rule would apply this investment grade standard to each type of pledgeable asset, establish a liquidity requirement for such assets, and subject them to a fair value discount. The proposed rule would also introduce cash as a new asset type that foreign banks may pledge under subpart B and create a separate asset category expressly for debt securities issued by government sponsored enterprises.alternatives-to-references-to-credit-ratings-with-respect-to-permissible-activities-for-foreignFR-Doc-2016-15096
Burmese Sanctions RegulationsRule2016-1167705/18/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to add a general license authorizing certain transactions related to U.S. persons residing in Burma. OFAC is a … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Burmese Sanctions Regulations to add a general license authorizing certain transactions related to U.S. persons residing in Burma. OFAC is also incorporating a general license authorizing certain transactions incident to exports to and from Burma that has, until now, appeared only on OFAC's Web site on the Burma sanctions page, and expanding this authorization to allow certain transactions incident to the movement of goods within Burma that otherwise would be prohibited. Finally, OFAC is expanding and updating another existing authorization allowing most transactions involving certain blocked financial institutions.burmese-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-11677
Finalization of Interim Final Rules (Subject to Any Intervening Amendments) Under Consumer Financial Protection LawsRule2016-0943104/28/2016BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTIONConsumer Financial Protection BureauTitle X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven Federal agencies to the Bureau of Consumer Fi … Title X of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) transferred rulemaking authority for a number of consumer financial protection laws from seven Federal agencies to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) as of July 21, 2011. In December 2011, the Bureau republished the existing regulations implementing those laws, as previously adopted by the seven predecessor agencies, as interim final rules (December 2011 IFRs) with technical and conforming changes to reflect the transfer of authority and certain other changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act. The December 2011 IFRs did not impose any new substantive obligations on persons subject to the existing regulations. This final rule adopts the December 2011 IFRs as final, subject to any intervening final rules published by the Bureau.finalization-of-interim-final-rules-subject-to-any-intervening-amendments-under-consumer-financialFR-Doc-2016-09431
Examples of Program-Related InvestmentsRule2016-0939604/25/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThis document contains final regulations that provide guidance to private foundations on program-related investments. The final regulations provide a series of examples illustrating investments that qualify as program-related investme … This document contains final regulations that provide guidance to private foundations on program-related investments. The final regulations provide a series of examples illustrating investments that qualify as program-related investments. In addition to private foundations, these final regulations affect foundation managers who participate in the making of program-related investments.examples-of-program-related-investmentsFR-Doc-2016-09396
Hizballah Financial Sanctions RegulationsRule2016-0872004/15/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding new part 566 to 31 CFR chapter V to implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, which requires the President to prescribe certain regulations.The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is adding new part 566 to 31 CFR chapter V to implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, which requires the President to prescribe certain regulations.hizballah-financial-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-08720
Burundi Sanctions RegulationsRule2016-0785104/06/2016DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURYTreasury DepartmentThe Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13712 of November 22, 2015 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi' … The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing regulations to implement Executive Order 13712 of November 22, 2015 (``Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi''). OFAC intends to supplement this part 554 with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may include additional interpretive and definitional guidance and additional general licenses and statements of licensing policy.burundi-sanctions-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-07851
Investment and Deposit Activities-Bank NotesRule2016-0715103/30/2016NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATIONNational Credit Union AdministrationThe NCUA Board (Board) is finalizing a rule that amends the maturity requirement for bank notes to be permissible investments for federal credit unions (FCUs) by removing the word ``original'' from the current requirement that bank no … The NCUA Board (Board) is finalizing a rule that amends the maturity requirement for bank notes to be permissible investments for federal credit unions (FCUs) by removing the word ``original'' from the current requirement that bank notes have ``original weighted average maturities of less than 5 years.''investment-and-deposit-activities-bank-notesFR-Doc-2016-07151
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