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Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital Adequacy-ABS and MBS Investments; Effective Date

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AGENCY:

Farm Credit Administration.

ACTION:

Notice of effective date.

SUMMARY:

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) published an interim final rule with request for comments under part 615 on March 28, 2003 (68 FR 15045). This interim final rule amends our regulatory capital standards to allow Farm Credit System institutions to use a lower risk weighting for highly rated investments in non-agency asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) that have reduced exposure to credit risk. We are adopting this rule so that the capital requirements for risk weighting of highly rated non-agency ABS and MBS investments will more closely reflect an institution's relative exposure to credit risk and help achieve a more consistent regulatory capital treatment with the other financial regulatory agencies. In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252, the effective date of the interim 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 13, 2003.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The regulation amending 12 CFR part 615 published on March 28, 2003 (68 FR 15045) is effective May 13, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Laurie A. Rea, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Analysis, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4498, TTY (703) 883-4434; or Jennifer A. Cohn, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4020, TTY (703) 883-2020.

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

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Dated: May 30, 2003.

Jeanette C. Brinkley,

Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board.

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[FR Doc. 03-14029 Filed 6-3-03; 8:45 am]

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