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Organization; Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Stock Issuances; Effective Date

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Farm Credit Administration.


Notice of effective date.


The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published a final rule under parts 611 and 615 on March 28, 2001 (66 FR 16841). In this final rule, we amended our regulations to allow Farm Credit System (System) service corporations to sell stock to non-System entities, provide adequate disclosures to investors in service corporations, and allow System institutions to issue unlimited amounts of certain classes of equities. The purpose of our amendments is to provide System institutions additional opportunities to fulfill their borrowers' needs through service corporations and more efficient issuance of equities related to earnings distributions and transfers of capital. In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252, the effective date of the final rule is 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session. Based on the records of the sessions of Congress, the effective date of the regulations is May 14, 2001.


The regulation amending 12 CFR parts 611 and 615 published on March 28, 2001 (66 FR 16841) is effective May 14, 2001.

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Dale Aultman, Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Analysis, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4498; or Howard Rubin, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4020, TDD (703) 883-4444.

(12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(9) and (10))

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Dated: May 9, 2001.

Jeanette C. Brinkley,

Acting Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board.

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[FR Doc. 01-12152 Filed 5-14-01; 8:45 am]