Federal Reserve Board


12 CFR Part 201

[Regulation A; Docket R-1038]

Extensions of Credit by Federal Reserve Banks

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

SUMMARY: The Board is proposing to amend its Regulation A to establish a special lending program under which Federal Reserve Banks will extend credit at a rate above the Federal Open Market Committee's targeted federal funds rate to eligible institutions to accommodate liquidity needs during the century date change period. Unlike adjustment credit, borrowers would not be required to seek credit elsewhere first, uses of funds would not be limited, and the loans could be outstanding for a considerable period.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 2, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Comments, which should refer to Docket No. R-1038, may be mailed to Ms. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20551. Comments addressed to Ms. Johnson also may be delivered to the Board's mail room between 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. and to the security control room outside of those hours. Both the mail room and the security control room are accessible from the courtyard entrance on 20th Street between Constitution Avenue and C Street, NW. Comments may be inspected in Room MP-500 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Clouse, Chief, Monetary and Financial Market Analysis Section (202/452-3922), or William R. Nelson, Economist (202/452-3579), Division of Monetary Affairs; Oliver I. Ireland, Associate General Counsel (202/452-3625), or Stephanie Martin, Senior Counsel (202/452-3198), Legal Division. For the hearing impaired only, contact Diane Jenkins, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (202/452-3544), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th and C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20551.

Summary and proposed rule (20 KB PDF)

1999 Banking and consumer regulatory policy

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