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Release Date: December 6, 2005

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The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced amendments to Appendix A of Regulation CC that reflect the restructuring of the Federal Reserve's check processing operations in the First District. These amendments are part of a series of amendments to Appendix A associated with the previously-announced restructuring of the Reserve Banks' check processing operations.

Appendix A provides a routing number guide that helps depository institutions determine the maximum permissible hold periods for most deposited checks. As of February 25, 2006, the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston no longer will process checks, and banks currently served by that office will be reassigned to the Windsor Locks office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. To ensure that the information in Appendix A accurately describes the structure of check processing operations within the Federal Reserve System, the final rule deletes the reference in Appendix A to the Boston Reserve Bank's head office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to the Reserve Bank's Windsor Locks office. To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check processing changes, the amendments are effective February 25, 2006. As a result of these changes, some checks deposited in the affected regions that currently are nonlocal checks will become local checks that are subject to shorter permissible hold periods.

The Board's notice is attached.

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2005 Banking and consumer regulatory policy

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