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Proposals for Comment

The Board has requested public comment on the proposals listed below. Comments can be submitted through this web site using the "Submit comment" links. Comments may also be submitted in writing or by electronic mail (see text of each proposal for contact information). Please note the closing date for each comment period.

Public comments on the proposals and, if publicly available, related staff materials can be viewed by following the associated links. Comments can also be viewed in Room MP-500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) weekdays or can be obtained by formal request under the FOIA. All comments are reproduced without alteration except when necessary for technical reasons.

The proposals are grouped by subject: (1) Dodd-Frank Act Proposals, (2) regulations ("Rulemaking Proposals"), (3) policies ("Other Proposals"), (4) reports of financial and other information ("Information Collection Proposals"), and (5) Economic Growth Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 ("EGRPRA"). Under each heading, the proposals are listed in reverse order of publication in the Federal Register, with the most recently published proposal as the first entry.

The rules and proposed rules that the Board expects to issue during the next six months are summarized in the Unified Agenda (also known as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda), which is published twice a year in the Federal Register. View the Board's Unified Agenda (PDF).

You can find, review, and submit comments on other federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register at Regulations.gov.

 

Rulemaking Proposals

Proposals concerning Board regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations

Complementary Activities, Merchant Banking Activities, and Other Activities of Financial Holding Companies related to Physical Commodities [R-1479]

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking on various issues related to physical commodity activities conducted by financial holding companies and the restrictions imposed on these activities to ensure they are conducted in a safe and sound manner and consistent with applicable law.

Closing date for comments: 04/16/2014

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Regulation CC: Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks [R-1409]

The Board is revising its proposed amendments to subparts C and D of Regulation CC and is requesting comment on a revised proposed rule that would, among other things, encourage depositary banks to receive and paying banks to send returned checks electronically.

Closing date for comments: 05/2/2014

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Regulation J: 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 [R-1473]

The Board is requesting comment on proposed amendments to subpart A of its Regulation J (12 CFR part 210), Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire.

Closing date for comments: 02/10/2014

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Regulation WW - Liquidity Coverage Ratio: Liquidity Risk Measurement, Standards, and Monitoring [R-1466]

Interagency proposed rule that would implement a quantitative liquidity requirement consistent with the liquidity coverage ratio standard established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Closing date for comments: 01/31/2014

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Regulation H - Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards [R-1462]

Joint notice of proposed rulemaking to amend regulations pertaining to loans secured by property located in areas having special flood hazards to implement provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

Closing date for comments: 12/10/2013

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Interagency Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:Threshold for the Requirement to Collect, Retain, and Transmit Information on Funds Transfers and Transmittals of Funds [R-1258]

Joint advanced notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment from the public, including law enforcement and financial institutions, to assess whether the potential benefit to law enforcement of a lower threshold outweighs the potential burden to financial institutions.

Closing date for comments: 08/21/2006

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Other Proposals

Proposals concerning Board policies not codified in the Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk; Procedures for Measuring Daylight Overdrafts [OP-1472]

Request for comment on multiple changes to part II of the Federal Reserve Policy on Payment System Risk related to the procedures for measuring balances intraday in institutions' accounts at the Federal Reserve Banks.

Closing date for comments: 02/10/2014

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Interagency Guidance on Internal Ratings-Based Systems for Retail Credit Risk for Regulatory Capital [OP-1215]

Proposed supervisory guidance on the internal-ratings-based (IRB) approach to determine regulatory capital requirements for retail credit exposures

Closing date for comments: 01/25/2005

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Anti-Tying Restrictions of Section 106 of the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970 [OP-1158]

Proposal to adopt an interpretation of the anti-tying restrictions of section 106 of the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970, and related supervisory guidance

Closing date for comments: 09/30/2003

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Dodd-Frank Act Proposals | Rulemaking Proposals | Other Proposals | Information Collection Proposals | EGRPRA

Information Collection Proposals

Proposals concerning the reporting of financial and other information under authority delegated to the Board by the Office of Management and Budget

Agency Information Collection (73 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the revision, without extension, of the following reports: 1. Consolidated Financial Statements for Holding Companies(FR Y-9C) and 2. Parent Company Only Financial Statements for Small Holding Companies (FR Y-9SP).

Closing date for comments: 10/6/2014

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Agency Information Collection (204 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following report: Application for Employment with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FR 28, FR 28i, FR 28s). Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: Compensation and Salary Surveys (FR 29a, FR 29b); Ongoing Intermittent Surveys of Households (FR 3016); and Recordkeeping Requirements Associated with the Real Estate Lending Standards Regulation for State Member Banks (Reg H-5).

Closing date for comments: 09/22/2014

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Agency Information Collection (92 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (73 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (198 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (207 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the implementation of the following report: Policy Impact Survey (FR 3075).

Closing date for comments: 08/18/2014

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Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA)

The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA) requires that regulations prescribed by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, and its member agencies be reviewed by the agencies at least once every 10 years. The purpose of this review is to identify outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations and consider how to reduce regulatory burden on insured depository institutions while, at the same time, ensuring their safety and soundness and the safety and soundness of the financial system.

Regulatory Publication and Review Under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 [OP-1491]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC ("we" or "Agencies") are conducting a review of the regulations we have issued to identify outdated, unnecessary, or unduly burdensome regulations for insured depository institutions. This review is required by section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 ("EGRPRA"). To facilitate this review, the Agencies have divided these regulations into 12 subject-matter categories and identified the regulations within each category. This is the first of the four Federal Register requests for comment. In it, we are seeking comment on the regulations in the following three categories: Applications and Reporting, Powers and Activities, and International Operations. We will address the remaining nine categories in the three subsequent requests for comment.

Closing date for comments: 09/2/2014

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Last update: August 29, 2014