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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. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room 3515, 1801 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. 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

Rules of Practice for Hearings [R-1543] (238 KB PDF)

The Board is issuing an interim final rule amending its rules of practice and procedure to adjust the amount of each civil monetary penalty provided by law within its jurisdiction to account for inflation as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

Closing date for comments: 08/30/2016

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Regulation WW: Net Stable Funding Ratio: Liquidity Risk Measurement Standards and Disclosure Requirements [R-1537]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC are inviting comment on a proposed rule that would implement a stable funding requirement, the net stable funding ratio (NSFR), for large and internationally active banking organizations.

Closing date for comments: 08/5/2016

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Expanded Examination Cycle for Certain Small Insured Depository Institutions and U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks [R-1531]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC are jointly issuing and requesting public comment on interim final rules to implement section 83001 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which was enacted on December 4, 2015. Section 83001 of the FAST Act permits the agencies to examine qualifying insured depository institutions with less than $1 billion in total assets no less than once during each 18-month period.

Closing date for comments: 04/29/2016

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Regulation I: Federal Reserve Bank Capital Stock [R-1533]

The Board requests public comment on an interim final rule that amends Regulation I to establish procedures for payment of dividends by the Federal Reserve Banks to implement the provisions of section 32203 of the "Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act." The interim final rule sets out the dividend rates applicable to Reserve Bank depository institution stockholders and amends provisions of Regulation I regarding treatment of accrued dividends when a Reserve Bank issues or cancels Federal Reserve Bank capital stock.

Closing date for comments: 04/29/2016

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Regulation WW: Liquidity Coverage Ratio: Public Disclosure Requirements; Extension of Compliance Period for Certain Companies to Meet the Liquidity Coverage Ratio Requirements [R-1525]

The Board invites public comment on a proposed rule that would implement public disclosure requirements regarding the liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) of large, internationally active banking organizations and certain smaller, less complex banking organizations.

Closing date for comments: 02/2/2016

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Regulatory Capital Rules: Interim Final Rule to Exempt Small Savings and Loan Holding Companies from the Regulatory Capital Rules [R-1508]

The Board invites comment on an interim final rule that would exempt savings and loan holding companies that have total consolidated assets of less than $500 million and meet certain other requirements from the Board's regulatory capital requirements (Regulation Q). The amendments implement Public Law 113-250, which exempts small savings and loan holding companies from the minimum capital requirements mandated by section 171 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that would meet the Board's Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement if they were bank holding companies. In connection with this interim final rule, the Board is proposing to remove the requirement that qualifying savings and loan holding companies complete Schedule SC-R, Part I (Regulatory Capital Components and Ratios), of form FR Y-9SP (Parent Company Only Financial Statements for Small Holding Companies).

Closing date for comments: 03/4/2015

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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 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

Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Amended System of Records [OP-1541] (200 KB PDF)

Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, notice is given that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is modifying BGFRS-1 (FRB-Recruiting and Placement Records), to account for a new electronic system that Board staff will use to identify, track, screen, and select for certain positions at the Board.

Closing date for comments: 07/20/2016

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Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Amended System of Records [OP-1511] (196 KB PDF)

Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, notice is given that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is modifying BGFRS-39 (General File of the Community Advisory Council), to correct the legal authority cited for maintenance of the system and to clarify the types of records that are maintained about a member's service on the Community Advisory Council.

Closing date for comments: 04/25/2016

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Community Reinvestment Act; Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment; Notice [OP-1497]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC propose to clarify and supplement their Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Community Reinvestment to address questions raised by bankers, community organizations, and others regarding the Agencies' Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

Closing date for comments: 11/10/2014

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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 (210 KB PDF)

The Board, OCC, and FDIC are proposing to extend for three years, with revision, the FFIEC 102, which is a currently approved collection of information for each agency: Market Risk Regulatory Report for Institutions Subject to the Market Risk Capital Rule (FFIEC 102).

Closing date for comments: 09/6/2016

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Agency Information Collection (203 KB PDF)

The Board, OCC, and FDIC are proposing to extend, with minor revision, the Uniform Interagency Transfer Agent Registration and Amendment Form (Form TA-1), which is a currently approved collection of information.

Closing date for comments: 08/9/2016

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Agency Information Collection (195 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (203 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Report of Selected Balance Sheet Items for Discount Window Borrowers (FR 2046). Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following report: Payments Research Survey (FR 3067).

Closing date for comments: 07/18/2016

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Agency Information Collection (201 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following reports: Annual Report of Holding Companies; Annual Report of Foreign Banking Organizations; Report of Changes in Organizational Structure; Supplement to the Report of Changes in Organizational Structures (FR Y-6; FR Y-7; FR Y-10; FR Y-10E).

Closing date for comments: 06/24/2016

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Agency Information Collection (204 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (218 KB PDF)

The OCC, Board, and FDIC are proposing to extend for three years, with revision, the FFIEC 101 which is currently an approved collection of information for each agency: Risk-Based Capital Reporting for Institutions Subject to the Advanced Capital Adequacy Framework (FFIEC 101).

Correction: PDF

Closing date for comments: 06/27/2016

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Agency Information Collection (204 KB PDF)

Notice by the agencies (Board, OCC, & FDIC) of submission of a request to OMB for review and approval of the extension for three years, with revision, of the Country Exposure Report and the Country Exposure Information Report: FFIEC 009 and FFIEC 009a.

Closing date for comments: 08/19/2016

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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: Financial Statements of U.S. Nonbank Subsidiaries Held by Foreign Banking Organizations, Abbreviated Financial Statements of U.S. Nonbank Subsidiaries Held by Foreign Banking Organizations, and Capital and Asset Report for Foreign Banking Organizations (FR Y-7N, FR Y-7NS, and FR Y-7Q).

Closing date for comments: 06/3/2016

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Agency Information Collection (243 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

Agency Information Collection (270 KB PDF)

Notice by the agencies (Board, OCC, & FDIC) of submission of a request to OMB for review and approval of the extension for three years, with revision, of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report): FFIEC 031 (for banks and savings associations with domestic and foreign offices) and FFIEC 041 (for banks and savings associations with domestic offices only).

Closing date for comments: 08/12/2016

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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.

EGRPRA: Rules of Procedure; Safety and Soundness; and Securities [R-1510]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC are conducting a review of the regulations we have issued in order to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on insured depository institutions, as required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA). EGRPRA requires the Agencies to organize the regulations into categories and publish groups of categories for comment. In this notice, the Agencies are seeking public comment on regulations in the following categories: Rules of Procedure; Safety and Soundness; and Securities.

Correction: PDF

Closing date for comments: 03/22/2016

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EGRPRA: Consumer Protection; Directors, Officers and Employees; and Money Laundering [R-1510]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC are conducting a review of the regulations we have issued in order to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on insured depository institutions, as required by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA). EGRPRA requires the Agencies to organize the regulations into categories and publish groups of categories for comment. In this notice, the Agencies are seeking public comment on regulations in the following categories: Consumer Protection; Directors, Officers and Employees; and Money Laundering.

Closing date for comments: 09/3/2015

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EGRPRA: Banking Operations, Capital, and the Community Reinvestment Act [R-1510]

The OCC, Board, and FDIC ("Agencies") are seeking public comment on a second set of regulatory categories as part of their review to identify outdated or unnecessary regulations applied to insured depository institutions. The Agencies are seeking comment on regulations in the following categories: Banking Operations, Capital, and the Community Reinvestment Act.

Closing date for comments: 05/14/2015

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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: July 20, 2016