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October 20th, 2010 2:02 PM
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The Board has requested public comment on the proposals listed below. Comments can be submitted through this web site using the "Submit comment" links. Comments may also be submitted in writing or by electronic mail (see text of each proposal for contact information). Please note the closing date for each comment period.

Public comments on the proposals and, if publicly available, related staff materials can be viewed by following the associated links. Comments can also be viewed in Room MP-500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) weekdays or can be obtained by formal request under the FOIA. All comments are reproduced without alteration except when necessary for technical reasons.

The proposals are grouped by subject: (1) regulations ("Rulemaking Proposals"), (2) policies ("Other Proposals"), and (3) reports of financial and other information ("Information Collection Proposals"). Under each heading, the proposals are listed in reverse order of publication in the Federal Register, with the most recently published proposal as the first entry.

The rules and proposed rules that the Board expects to issue during the next six months are summarized in the Unified Agenda (also known as the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda), which is published twice a year in the Federal Register. View the Board's Unified Agenda.

You can find, review, and submit comments on other federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register at Regulations.gov.

Rulemaking Proposals | Other Proposals | Information Collection Proposals

Rulemaking Proposals
Proposals concerning Board regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations

Request for comment regarding proposed rule amending Regulation Z (Truth In Lending) to clarify aspects of the Board's rules protecting consumers who use credit cards. The proposal is intended to enhance protections for consumers and to resolve areas of uncertainty so that card issuers fully understand their compliance obligations. The proposal would also clarify portions of the Federal Reserve's final rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit Card Act).
Closing date for comments: 60 days after the Federal Register Notice
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Request for comment on all aspects of the interim final rule to ensure that real estate appraisers are free to use their independent professional judgement in assigning home values without influence or pressure from those with interests in the transactions. The rule also seeks to ensure that appraisers receive customary and reasonable payments for their services. The interim final rule is required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Closing date for comments: 60 days after the Federal Register Notice
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The Board proposes to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the staff commentary to the regulation, as part of a comprehensive review of TILA's rules for home-secured credit. This proposal would revise the rules for the consumer's right to rescind certain open-end and closed-end loans secured by the consumer's principal dwelling.
Request for public comment regarding the interim rule amending Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The interim rule implements certain requirements of the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act of 2008, which amended TILA. The amendments and this interim rule require creditors extending consumer credit secured by real property or a dwelling to disclose certain summary information about interest rates and payment changes, in a tabular format, as well as a statement that consumers are not guaranteed to be able to refinance their transactions in the future.
The Board is publishing for comment a proposed rule to amend Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). The proposed rule would implement Section 1461 of the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Section 1461 amends TILA to provide a separate, higher threshold for determining coverage of the Board's escrow requirement applicable to higher-priced mortgage loans, for loans that exceed the maximum principal balance eligible for sale to Freddie Mac.
Interagency Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Alternatives to the Use of Credit Ratings in the Risk-Based Capital Guidelines of the Federal Banking Agencies.
Interagency notice of proposed rulemaking to Expand the Scope of Community Reinvestment Act Regulations to Encourage Depository Institution Support for HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program Activities
The Federal Bank and Thrift Regulatory Agencies announced a series of upcoming public hearings on modernizing the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Request for comment on a proposed rule amending Regulation Z to protect credit card users from unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees and to require credit card issuers to reconsider increases in interest rates.
Proposed amendments to change the timing, content, and format of the disclosures that creditors provide to consumers about HELOCs at application and throughout the life of such accounts. The proposal would also provide protections related to account suspensions and credit-limit reductions, and reinstatement of accounts
Proposed new and revised guidance that address the most frequently asked questions about flood insurance
Proposed interim final rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to require creditors to increase the amount of notice consumers receive before the rate on a credit card account is increased or a significant change is made to the account's terms
Interagency Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to identify possible additions to the information that furnishers must provide to consumer reporting agencies, such as the account opening date
The Board has adopted, and is seeking public comment on, an interim final rule to support in a timely manner, the full implementation and acceptance of the capital purchase program of the U.S. Department of Treasury and promote the stability of banking organizations and the financial system.
Interagency proposal to allow a banking organization to assign a 10 percent risk weight to claims on, and portions of claims guaranteed by, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac).
Interagency proposal that would permit banks, bank holding companies, and savings associations (collectively, banking organizations) to reduce the amount of goodwill that a banking organization must deduct from tier 1 capital by the amount of any deferred tax liability associated with that goodwill
Interagency proposal of a new risk-based capital framework (standardized framework) based on the standardized approach for credit risk and the basic indicator approach for operational risk described in the capital adequacy framework titled "International Convergence of Capital Measurement and Capital Standards: A Revised Framework" (New Accord) released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. The standardized framework generally would be available, on an optional basis, to banks, bank holding companies, and savings associations (banking organizations) that apply the general risk-based capital rule
Interagency proposed revisions to the market risk capital rule to enhance its risk sensitivity and introduce requirements for public disclosure of certain qualitative and quantitative information about the market risk of a bank or bank holding company
Joint advanced notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment from the public, including law enforcement and financial institutions, to assess whether the potential benefit to law enforcement of a lower threshold outweighs the potential burden to financial institutions.
Joint request for comment on issues related to the accuracy of consumer credit reports and the reinvestigation of disputes
Proposed framework for Risk-Based Capital Guidelines; Implementation of New Basel Capital Accord

Rulemaking Proposals | Other Proposals | Information Collection Proposals

Other Proposals
Proposals concerning Board policies not codified in the Code of Federal Regulations

Request for comment regarding the discussion topics for its upcoming public hearings on potential revisions to the Board's Regulation C, which implements the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
Proposed guidance designed to help ensure that incentive compensation policies at banking organizations do not encourage excessive risk-taking and are consistent with the safety and soundness of the organization
Interagency request for comment on proposed guidance on correspondent concentration risks. The Proposed Guidance outlines the Agencies' expectations for financial institutions with respect to identifying, monitoring, and managing correspondent concentration risks between financial institutions, and performing appropriate due diligence on all credit exposures to and funding transactions with other financial institutions.
Interagency proposed guidance on sound practices for the management of funding and liquidity risks, and to strengthen liquidity risk-management practices
Request for comment on proposed changes to the methodology for calculating the imputed costs, collectively known as the private sector adjustment factor, that are considered when setting fees and measuring cost recovery for certain payment services provided to depository institutions
The Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision are proposing for comment one new and two revised questions and answers. The revisions to the two existing questions and answers would allow pro rata consideration in certain circumstances for an activity that provides affordable housing targeted to low- or moderate-income individuals. The proposed new question and answer would provide examples of how an institution can determine that community services it provides are targeted to low- and moderate-income individuals
Request for comment regarding the proposed Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines that reaffirm supervisory expectations for sound real estate appraisal and evaluation practices.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, notice is given that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) proposes to add two new systems of records, BGFRS-37 (Electronic Applications) and BGFRS-38 (Transportation Subsidy Records)
Request for comment on new and revised interagency questions and answers regarding flood insurance.
Interagency proposed guidance entitled Garnishment of Exempt Federal Benefit Funds
Interagency request for comment on proposed illustrations of consumer information for subprime mortgage lending.
Request for comment on a series of new and revised interagency questions and answers pertaining to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Interagency proposed Supervisory Guidance for Internal Ratings-Based Systems for Credit Risk, Advanced Measurement Approaches for Operational Risk, and the Supervisory Review Process (Pillar 2) Related to Basel II Implementation
Joint request for comment on proposed classification of commercial credit exposures
Proposal to standardize and expand the examination data collected in support of the Shared National Credit Program
Proposed supervisory guidance on the internal-ratings-based (IRB) approach to determine regulatory capital requirements for retail credit exposures
Proposal to adopt an interpretation of the anti-tying restrictions of section 106 of the Bank Holding Company Act Amendments of 1970, and related supervisory guidance

Rulemaking Proposals | Other Proposals | Information Collection Proposals

Information Collection Proposals
Proposals concerning the reporting of financial and other information under authority delegated to the Board by the Office of Management and Budget

Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: The Report of Net Debit Cap (FR 2226)and the Statement of Purpose for an Extension of Credit by a Creditor (FR T-4). Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with clarification, of the following reports: Registration Statement for Persons Who Extend Credit Secured by Margin Stock (Other Than Banks, Brokers, or Dealers), Deregistration Statement for Persons Registered Pursuant to Regulation U, Statement of Purpose for an Extension of Credit Secured by Margin Stock by a person Subject to Registration Under Regulation U; Annual Report, and Statement of Purpose for an Extension of Credit Secured by Margin Stock. (FR G-1, FR G-2, FR G-3, FR G-4, and FR U-1).
Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, with revision, of the following report: Domestic Finance Company Report of Consolidated Assets and Liabilities (FR 2248); and the implementation of the following report: Survey of Finance Companies (FR 3033s)
Closing date for comments: 60 days after the Federal Register Notice
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Proposal to revise the Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Report) for banks, the Thrift Financial Report (TFR) for savings associations, the Report of Assets and Liabilities of U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banks (FFIEC 002), and the Report of Assets and Liabilities of a Non-U.S.Branch that is Managed or Controlled by a U.S. Branch or Agency of a Foreign (Non-U.S.) Bank (FFIEC 002S), all of which are currently approved collections of information.
Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Compensation and Salary Surveys (FR 29a and b).
Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Securities Transactions Pursuant to Regulation H (Reg H-3).
Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: Survey of Board Publications (FR 1373 a,b), Interagency Bank Merger Act Application (FR 2070), Interagency Notice of Change in Control, Interagency Notice of Change in Director or Senior Executive Officer, and Interagency Biographical and Financial Report (FR 2081a, FR 2081b, and FR 2081c), Recordkeeping and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Regulation R (FR 4025)

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Very complete and organized. Thank you for taking the time to pull it together

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