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AGENCY:

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION:

Semiannual regulatory agenda.

SUMMARY:

The Board is issuing this agenda under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Board's Statement of Policy Regarding Expanded Rulemaking Procedures. The Board anticipates having under consideration regulatory matters as indicated below during the period May 1, 2019, through October 31, 2019. The next agenda will be published in fall 2019.

DATES:

Comments about the form or content of the agenda may be submitted any time during the next six months.

ADDRESSES:

Comments should be addressed to Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

A staff contact for each item is indicated with the regulatory description below.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Board is publishing its spring 2019 agenda as part of the Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. The agenda also identifies rules the Board has selected for review under section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and public comment is invited on those entries. The complete Unified Agenda will be available to the public at the following website: www.reginfo.gov. Participation by the Board in the Unified Agenda is on a voluntary basis.

The Board's agenda is divided into five sections. The first, Prerule Stage, reports on matters the Board is considering for future rulemaking. The second, Proposed Rule Stage, reports on matters the Board may consider for public comment during the next six months. The third section, Final Rule Stage, reports on matters that have been proposed and are under Board consideration. The fourth section, Long-Term Actions, reports on matters where the next action is undetermined, 00/00/0000, or will occur more than 12 months after publication of the Agenda. And a fifth section, Completed Actions, reports on regulatory matters the Board has completed or is not expected to consider further. A dot (•) preceding an entry indicates a new matter that was not a part of the Board's previous agenda.

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Yao-Chin Chao,

Assistant Secretary of the Board.

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Federal Reserve System—Proposed Rule Stage

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
324Reduced Reporting for Covered Depository Institutions (Docket No: R-1618)7100-AF12
325Regulation CC—Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Docket No: R-1409)7100-AD68
326Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No: R-1429)7100-AD80

Federal Reserve System—Long-Term Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
327Source of Strength (Section 610 Review)7100-AE73

Federal Reserve System—Completed Actions

Sequence No.TitleRegulation Identifier No.
328Regulation YY—Single-Counterparty Credit Limits for Large Banking Organizations (Docket No: R-1534)7100-AE48

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Proposed Rule Stage

324. Reduced Reporting for Covered Depository Institutions (Docket No: R-1618)

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1817(a)(12)

Abstract: The OCC, the Board, and the FDIC (collectively, the Agencies) invited comment on a proposed rule that would implement section 205 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act by: Expanding the eligibility to file the agencies' most streamlined report of condition, the FFIEC 051 Call Report, to include certain insured depository institutions with less than $5 billion in total consolidated assets that meet other criteria; and, establishing reduced reporting on the FFIEC 051 Call Report for the first and third reports of condition for a year. The OCC and Board also are proposing similar reduced reporting for certain uninsured institutions that they supervise with less than $5 billion in total consolidated assets that otherwise meet the same criteria. This Federal Register notice also includes a Paperwork Reduction Act notice to reduce the amount of data required to be reported on the FFIEC 051 Call Report for the first and third calendar quarters, and other related changes.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Board Expects Further Action06/00/19

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Laura Bain, Senior Attorney, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 736-5546.

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RIN: 7100-AF12

325. Regulation CC—Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks (Docket No: R-1409)

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 4001 to 4010; 12 U.S.C. 5001 to 5018

Abstract: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) is amending Regulation CC, which implements the Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFAA), which governs the availability of funds after a check deposit, as well as check collection and return. In March 2011, the Board proposed amendments to Regulation CC to facilitate the banking industry's ongoing transition to fully electronic interbank check collection and return, including proposed amendments to subpart C to encourage depository banks to receive and paying banks to send returned checks electronically and proposed amendments to subpart B's funds availability schedule provisions. Subsequently, section 1086 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the EFAA to provide the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with joint rulemaking authority with the Board over certain EFAA provisions, including those implemented by subpart B of Regulation CC. Based on its analysis of comments received, the Board revised its proposed amendments to subpart C of Regulation CC. The Board finalized its proposed amendments to subpart C in June 2017.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Board Requested Comment03/25/1176 FR 16862
Board Requested Comment on Revised Proposal02/04/1479 FR 6673
Board Published Final Rule06/15/1782 FR 27552
Board Expects Further Action on Subpart B06/00/19

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Gavin Smith, Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3474.

Ian Spear, Manager, Federal Reserve System, Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3959.

RIN: 7100-AD68

326. Regulation LL—Savings and Loan Holding Companies and Regulation MM—Mutual Holding Companies (Docket No: R-1429)

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 559; 5 U.S.C. 1813; 5 U.S.C. 1817; 5 U.S.C. 1828

Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) transferred responsibility for supervision of Savings and Loan Holding Companies (SLHCs) and their non-depository subsidiaries from the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board), on July 21, 2011. The Act also transferred supervisory functions related to Federal savings associations and State savings associations to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), respectively. The Board on August 12, 2011, approved an interim final rule for SLHCs, including a request for public comment. The interim final rule transferred from the OTS to the Board the regulations necessary for the Board to supervise SLHCs, with certain technical and substantive modifications. The interim final rule has three components: (1) New Regulation LL (part 238), which sets forth regulations generally governing SLHCs; (2) new Regulation MM (part 239), which sets forth regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form; and (3) technical amendments to existing Board regulations necessary to accommodate the transfer of supervisory authority for SLHCs from the OTS to the Board. The structure of interim final Regulation LL closely follows that of the Board's Regulation Y, which governs bank holding companies, in order to provide an overall structure to rules that were previously found in disparate locations. In many instances, interim final Regulation LL incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation LL also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to SLHCs, and incorporates Board precedent and practices with respect to applications processing procedures and control issues, among other matters. Interim final Regulation MM organized existing OTS regulations governing SLHCs in mutual form (MHCs) and their subsidiary holding companies into a single part of the Board's regulations. In many instances, interim final Regulation MM incorporated OTS regulations with only technical modifications to account for the shift in supervisory responsibility from the OTS to the Board. Interim final Regulation MM also reflects statutory changes made by the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to MHCs. The interim final rule also made technical amendments to Board rules to facilitate supervision of SLHCs, including to rules implementing Community Reinvestment Act requirements and to Board procedural and administrative rules. In addition, the Board made technical amendments to implement section 312(b)(2)(A) of the Act, which transfers to the Board all rulemaking authority under section 11 of the Home Owner's Loan Act relating to transactions with affiliates and extensions of credit to executive officers, directors, and principal shareholders. These amendments include revisions to parts 215 (Insider Transactions) and part 223 (Transactions with Affiliates) of Board regulations.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Board Requested Comment09/13/1176 FR 56508
Board Expects Further Action12/00/19

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Keisha Patrick, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Waqshington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3559.

C. Tate Wilson, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3696.

RIN: 7100-AD80

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Long-Term Actions

327. Source of Strength (Section 610 Review)

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1831(o)

Abstract: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) plan to issue a proposed rule to implement section 616(d) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 616(d) requires that bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, and other companies that directly or indirectly Start Printed Page 29774control an insured depository institution serve as a source of strength for the insured depository institution.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Next Action UndeterminedTo Be Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined.

Agency Contact: Conni Allen, Special Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 912-4334.

Melissa Clark, Sr. Supervisory Financial Analyst, Federal Reserve System, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2277.

Barbara Bouchard, Senior Associate Director, Federal Reserve System, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3072.

Jay Schwarz, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2970.

Will Giles, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-3351.

Claudia Von Pervieux, Senior Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2552.

RIN: 7100-AE73

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (FRS)

Completed Actions

328. Regulation YY—Single-Counterparty Credit Limits for Large Banking Organizations (Docket No: R-1534)

E.O. 13771 Designation: Independent agency.

Legal Authority: 12 U.S.C. 321; 12 U.S.C. 1818; 12 U.S.C. 1844(b); 12 U.S.C. 1844(c); 12 U.S.C. 5365

Abstract: The final rule would implement section 165(e) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires the Board to impose limits on the amount of credit exposure that such a domestic or foreign bank holding company can have to an unaffiliated company in order to reduce the risks arising from the company's failure. The final rule, which built on earlier proposed rules by the Board to establish single-counterparty credit limits for large domestic and foreign banking organizations, would increase in stringency based on the systemic importance of the firms to which they apply.

Timetable:

ActionDateFR Cite
Board Requested Comment03/16/1681 FR 14328
Board Adopted Final Rule08/06/1883 FR 38460
Final Rule Effective10/05/18

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

Agency Contact: Benjamin McDonough, Assistant General Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2036.

Laurie Schaffer, Associate General Counsel, Federal Reserve System, Legal Division, Washington, DC 20551, Phone: 202 452-2272.

RIN: 7100-AE48

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[FR Doc. 2019-11695 Filed 6-21-19; 8:45 am]

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