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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 Regarding Availability of Information [R-1556]

The Board is adopting, and inviting comment on, an interim final rule to amend its regulations for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) pursuant to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016.

Closing date for comments: 02/27/2016

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Regulation H: Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards - Private Flood Insurance [R-1549]

The Board, OCC, FDIC, FCA, and NCUA are issuing a new proposal to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

Closing date for comments: 01/6/2017

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Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards [R-1550]

The Board, OCC, and FDIC are inviting comment on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding enhanced cyber risk management standards for large and interconnected entities under their supervision and those entities' service providers.

Closing date for comments: 02/17/2017

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Regulations Q and Y: Risk-based Capital and Other Regulatory Requirements for Activities of Financial Holding Companies Related to Physical Commodities and Risk-based Capital Requirements for Merchant Banking Investments [R-1547]

The Board invites comment on a proposed rule that would strengthen existing requirements and limitations on the physical commodity activities of financial holding companies. The proposal would help reduce the catastrophic, legal, reputational, and financial risks that physical commodity activities pose to financial holding companies.

Closing date for comments: 02/20/2017

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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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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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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

Proposed Guidelines for Evaluating Joint Account Requests, Request for Comments [OP-1557]

The Board is requesting comment on proposed guidelines to evaluate requests for joint accounts at Federal Reserve Banks by private-sector arrangements within the U.S. payment system.

Closing date for comments: 02/21/2017

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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 (201 KB PDF)

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Registration of Mortgage Loan Originators (CFPB Reg. G).

Closing date for comments: 03/13/2017

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Agency Information Collection (1.2 MB PDF)

Notice by the agencies (Board, OCC, & FDIC) of submission of a request to OMB for review and approval of the following reports: 1) implementation of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for Eligible Small Institutions (FFIEC 051); and 2) the extension with revision of the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income for Banks with Domestic and Foreign Offices (FFIEC 031) and Banks with Domestic Offices Only (FFIEC 041).

Closing date for comments: 02/8/2017

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Agency Information Collection (204 KB PDF)

See Dodd-Frank Act Proposals

 

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: January 19, 2017