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Criteria To Reinstate Non-Accrual Loans

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AGENCY:

Farm Credit Administration.

ACTION:

Notification of effective date.

SUMMARY:

The Farm Credit Administration (FCA or we) issued a final rule amending regulations governing how high-risk loans within the Farm Credit System are classified as being in nonaccrual status and revising related reinstatement criteria. In accordance with the law, the effective date of the rule is no earlier than 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register during which either or both Houses of Congress are in session.

DATES:

The regulation amending 12 CFR parts 611, 615, and 621 published on August 25, 2020 (85 FR 52248) is effective on October 21, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Technical information: Ryan Leist, Senior Accountant, Office of Regulatory Policy, (703) 883-4223, TTY (703) 883-4056, leistr@fca.gov.

Legal information: Laura McFarland, Senior Counsel, Office of General Counsel, (703) 883-4020, TTY (703) 883-4056, mcfarlandl@fca.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On August 25, 2020, FCA issued a final rule to enhance the usefulness of high-risk loan categories; replace the subjective measure of “reasonable doubt” used for reinstating loans to accrual status with a measurable standard; improve the timely recognition of a change in a loan's status; and update existing terminology and make other grammatical changes.

In accordance with 12 U.S.C. 2252(c)(1), the effective date of the rule is no earlier than 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 October 21, 2020.

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Dated: October 26, 2020.

Dale Aultman,

Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board.

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[FR Doc. 2020-24005 Filed 11-17-20; 8:45 am]

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