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Release Date: May 18, 1999

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board today requested comment on the benefits and drawbacks of modifying the Federal Reserve Banks' deposit deadlines and pricing practices for ACH transactions they exchange with private-sector ACH operators. These modifications may have implications for competition in the provision of ACH services, for the efficiency of the ACH system, and for long-term ACH volume growth.

Comments are requested by August 6, 1999.

Currently, Reserve Banks do not differentiate among private-sector operators, third-party processors, and depository institutions with respect to the processing, delivery, and pricing of ACH payments. The Board is interested in commenters' views on the potential implications of ACH pricing and deposit deadline modifications that would differentiate between private-sector ACH operators and other ACH participants and processors.

The Board's notice is attached.

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