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Regulatory Updates

The following list includes selected rules and regulations from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Federal Housing Finance Board (FHFB). The FHFA was established on July 31, 2008, and has regulatory authority over the Federal Home Loan Banks. The FHFB was the Bank's previous regulator.
 
The list may also include rules and regulations from other federal agencies that may affect the Bank and its members, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve); Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury (CDFI Fund); Farm Credit Administration (FCA); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN); Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC); National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO); Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of the Treasury (OCC); Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS); Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
 
View more FHFA regulations, notices, and public comments.

 

2016

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: February 24, 2016
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2016

Members of Federal Home Loan Banks

Final rule
Federal Register: January 20, 2016
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: February 19, 2016

 

2015

Acquired Member Assets

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: December 17, 2015
Agency: FHFA, FHFB
Comments due: April 15, 2016

Stress Testing of Regulated Entities

Final rule
Federal Register: November 24, 2015
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2016

Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters

Final rule
Federal Register: November 19, 2015
Agency: FHFA, FHFB, OFHEO
Effective date: December 21, 2015

Federal Home Loan Bank Community Support Program - Administrative Amendments

Final rule
Federal Register: May 28, 2015
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: June 29, 2015

Notice of Establishment of Housing Price Index

Notice and request for input
Federal Register: May 27, 2015
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: July 27, 2015

Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments

Final rule
Federal Register: May 4, 2015
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: July 6, 2015

Federal Home Loan Bank Capital Stock and Capital Plans

Final rule
Federal Register: March 11, 2015
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: April 10, 2015

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: February 6, 2015
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2015

Risk-Based Capital

Proposed rule
Federal Register: January 27, 2015
Agency: NCUA
Comments due: April 27, 2015

 

2014 

Credit Risk Retention

Final rule
Federal Register: December 24, 2014
Agencies: FDIC, Federal Reserve, FHFA, HUD, OCC, SEC
Effective date: February 23, 2015 

Procedures and General Definitions

Final rule
Federal Register: October 31, 2014
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: December 1, 2015

Liquidity Coverage Ratio: Liquidity Risk Measurement Standards

Final rule
Federal Register: October 10, 2014
Agencies: Federal Reserve, FDIC, OCC
Comments due: December 9, 2014 (on Paperwork Reduction Act burden estimates)
Effective date: January 1, 2015

Federal Home Loan Bank Capital Stock and Capital Plans

Proposed rule
Federal Register: October 8, 2014
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Comments due: December 8, 2014

Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

Proposed rule; advance notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: October 3, 2014
Agency: CFTC
Comments due: December 2, 2014

Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities

Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment
Federal Register: September 24, 2014
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FCA, and FHFA
Comments due: November 24, 2014

Members of Federal Home Loan Banks

Proposed rule; request for comments
Federal Register: September 12, 2014
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: January 12, 2015
Extension of Comment Period
Bank comment letter, January 12, 2015

Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments

Notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: June 25, 2014
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: August 25, 2014

Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters

Proposed rule with request for comments
Federal Register: January 28, 2014
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB, OFHEO, HUD
Comments due: May 15, 2014
Extension of Comment Period

Golden Parachute Payments

Final rule
Federal Register: January 28, 2014
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: February 27, 2014

Executive Compensation

Final rule
Federal Register: January 28, 2014
Agencies: FHFA, OFHEO, HUD
Effective date: February 27, 2014

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: January 10, 2014
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2014

 

2013 

Information Sharing Among Federal Home Loan Banks

Final rule
Federal Register: December 6, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 6, 2014

Information To Be Distributed to the Federal Home Loan Banks and the Office of Finance

Notification
Federal Register: December 6, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 6, 2014

Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks

Final rule
Federal Register: November 8, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: May 7, 2014

Stress Testing of Regulated Entities

Final rule  
Federal Register: September 26, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: October 28, 2013

Information Reporting With Respect to Stress Testing of Regulated Entities

Order 
Federal Register: September 26, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: October 28, 2013 

Credit Risk Retention

Proposed rule
Federal Register: September 20, 2013
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, SEC, HUD
Comments due: October 30, 2013

Removal of References to Credit Ratings in Certain Regulations Governing the Federal Home Loan Banks

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: May 23, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: July 22, 2013

Executive Compensation

Interim final rule; request for comments
Federal Register: May 14, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: June 13, 2013
Comments due: July 15, 2013

Golden Parachute and Indemnification Payments

Proposed rule; request for comments
Federal Register: May 14, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: July 15, 2013

Notice of Regulatory Review

Request for comment
Federal Register: April 19, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: June 18, 2013

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: March 29, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2013

Information Sharing Among Federal Home Loan Banks

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments
Federal Register: January 29, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: April 1, 2013

Relocation of Regulations

Final rule
Federal Register: January 11, 2013
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: February 11, 2013

 

2012 

Examination Rating System

Notice
Federal Register: November 13, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2013
Notice with request for comments
Federal Register: June 19, 2012
Comments due: July 19, 2012

Advisory Bulletin on Collateralization of Advances and Other Credit Products Provided by Federal Home Loan Banks to Insurance Company Members

Notice with request for comments
Federal Register: October 5, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: December 4, 2012

Stress Testing of Regulated Entities

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: October 5, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: December 4, 2012
Extension of comment period 

Regulatory Capital Rules: Regulatory Capital, Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios, Capital Adequacy, Transition Provisions, and Prompt Corrective Action

Joint notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: August 30, 2012
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC
Comments due: October 22, 201

Regulatory Capital Rules: Advanced Approaches Risk-Based Capital Rule; Market Risk Capital Rule

Joint notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: August 30, 2012
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC
Comments due: October 22, 2012

Regulatory Capital Rules: Standardized Approach for Risk-Weighted Assets; Market Discipline and Disclosure Requirements

Proposed rule
Federal Register: August 30, 2012
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC
Comments due: October 22, 2012

Use of Eminent Domain to Restructure Performing Loans 

Notice; input accepted
Federal Register: August 9, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Input due: September 7, 2012

Maintaining Access to Emergency Liquidity

Notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comment
Federal Register: July 30, 2012
Agency: NCUA
Comments due: September 28, 2012

Prudential Management and Operations Standards

Final rule
Federal Register: June 8, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: August 7, 2012

Authority To Require Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies

Final rule and interpretive guidance
Federal Register: April 11, 2012
Agency: Financial Stability Oversight Council
Effective date: May 11, 2012

Private Transfer Fees

Final rule
Federal Register: March 16, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: July 16, 2012

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: March 9, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2012

Anti-Money Laundering Program and Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators

Final rule
Federal Register: February 14, 2012
Agency: Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Effective date: April 16, 2012

Mortgage Assets Affected by PACE Programs

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments; Notice of intent to prepare environmental impact statement; request for scoping comments
Federal Register: January 26, 2012
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: March 26, 2012

Enhanced Prudential Standards and Early Remediation Requirements for Covered Companies

Proposed rule, request for public comment
Federal Register: January 5, 2012
Agency: Federal Reserve
Comments due: April 30, 2012
Extension of comment period
Bank comment letter, April 30, 2012  

 

2011 

Maintaining Access to Emergency Liquidity

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comment
Federal Register: December 22, 2011
Agency: NCUA
Comments due: February 21, 2012

Voluntary Mergers of Federal Home Loan Banks

Final rule
Federal Register: November 28, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: December 28, 2011

Federal Home Loan Bank Community Support Amendments

Proposed rule; request for comments
Federal Register: November 10, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: February 8, 2012

Anti-Money Laundering Program and Suspicious Activity Reporting Requirements for Housing Government Sponsored Enterprises

Notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: November 8, 2011
Agency: Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Comments due: January 9, 2012
Bank comment letter, January 9, 2012 

Prudential Management and Operations Standards

Proposed rule
Federal Register: June 20, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: August 19, 2011

Conservatorship and Receivership

Final rule
Federal Register: June 20, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: July 20, 2011

Further Definition of "Swap," "Security-Based Swap," and "Security-Based Swap Agreement"; Mixed Swaps; Security-Based Swap Agreement Recordkeeping

Joint proposed rules; proposed interpretations
Federal Register: May 23, 2011
Agencies: CFTC, SEC
Comments due: July 22, 2011

Freedom of Information Act Implementation

Interim final regulation with request for comments
Federal Register: May 23, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: May 23, 2011
Comments due: July 22, 2011

Federal Home Loan Bank Investments

Final rule
Federal Register: May 20, 2011
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: June 20, 2011

Credit Risk Retention

Proposed rule
Federal Register: April 29, 2011
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, SEC, FHFA, HUD
Comments due: June 10, 2011

Resolution Plans and Credit Exposure Reports Required

Proposed rule; request for public comment
Federal Register: April 22, 2011
Agencies: Federal Reserve, FDIC
Comments due: June 10, 2011

Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements

Proposed rule
Federal Register: April 14, 2011
Agencies: OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, SEC, FHFA
Comments due: May 31, 2011
Bank comment letter, May 31, 2011 

Federal Home Loan Bank Liabilities

Final rule
Federal Register: April 4, 2011
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: May 4, 2011

Minimum Capital

Final rule
Federal Register: March 3, 2011
Agency: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: April 4, 2011

Private Transfer Fees

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: February 8, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: April 11, 2011
Bank comment letter, April 11, 2011 

Alternatives to Use of Credit Ratings in Regulations Governing the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Banks

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: January 31, 2011
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB, OFHEO
Comments due: March 17, 2011
Bank comment letter, March 17, 2011 

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: January 19, 2011
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2011

 

2010 

Minority and Women Inclusion

Final rule
Federal Register: December 28, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: January 11, 2010
Comments due: April 26, 2010
Extension of comment period 
Bank comment letter, April 26, 2010 

Federal Home Loan Bank Housing Goals

Final rule
Federal Register: December 27, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Notice of proposed rulemaking: request for comment
Federal Register: May 28, 2010
Comments due: July 12, 2010

Members of Federal Home Loan Banks

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments
Federal Register: December 27, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: March 28, 2011
Bank comment letter, March 23, 2011 

Use of Community Development Loans by Community Financial Institutions To Secure Advances; Secured Lending by Federal Home Loan Banks to Members and Their Affiliates; Transfer of Advances and New Business Activity Regulations

Final rule
Federal Register: December 9, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: January 10, 2011

Voluntary Mergers of Federal Home Loan Banks

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: November 26, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: January 25, 2011

Federal Home Loan Bank Liabilities

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: November 8, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Comments due: January 7, 2011
Bank comment letter, January 7, 2011 

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Authority To Require Supervision and Regulation of Certain Nonbank Financial Companies

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: October 6, 2010
Agency: Financial Stability Oversight Council
Comments due: November 5, 2010
Bank comment letter, November 5, 2010 

Treatment by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Conservator or Receiver of Financial Assets Transferred by an Insured Depository Institution in Connection With a Securitization or Participation After September 30, 2010

Final rule
Federal Register: September 30, 2010
Agency: FDIC
Effective date: September 30, 2010

Information Sharing Among Federal Home Loan Banks

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments
Federal Register: September 30, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: November 29, 2010
Bank comment letter, November 29, 2010 

Private Transfer Fee Covenants

Notice of proposed guidance; request for comments
Federal Register: August 16, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: October 15, 2010

Rules of Practice and Procedure

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments
Federal Register: August 12, 2010
Agencies: FHFB, FHFA, OFHEO, HUD
Comments due: October 12, 2010
Bank comment letter, October 12, 2010 

Office of the Ombudsman

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments
Federal Register: August 6, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: September 7, 2010

Conservatorship and Receivership

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: July 9, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, OFHEO
Comments due: September 7, 2010

Affordable Housing Program Amendments: Federal Home Loan Bank Mortgage Refinancing Authority

Final rule
Federal Register: May 28, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Effective: May 28, 2010

Federal Home Loan Bank Investments

Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment
Federal Register: May 4, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Comments due: July 6, 2010
Bank comment letter, July 6, 2010 

Board of Directors of Federal Home Loan Bank System Office of Finance

Final rule
Federal Register: May 3, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: June 2, 2010

Federal Home Loan Bank Directors' Eligibility, Elections, Compensation and Expenses

Final rule
Federal Register: April 5, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: May 5, 2010

Request for Public Comment: Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Community Development Financial and Technical Assistance Awards, Native Initiatives, and Bank Enterprise Awards

Notice
Federal Register: March 8, 2010
Agencies: CDFI Fund
Comments due: May 7, 2010

Notice of Annual Adjustment of the Cap on Average Total Assets That Defines Community Financial Institutions

Notice
Federal Register: March 3, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Effective date: January 1, 2010

Federal Home Loan Bank Housing Associates, Core Mission Activities and Standby Letters of Credit

Final rule
Federal Register: February 24, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, FHFB
Effective date: March 26, 2010

Minimum Capital

Notice of proposed rulemaking
Federal Register: February 8, 2010
Agency: FHFA
Comments due: April 9, 2010
Bank comment letter, April 9, 2010 

Reporting of Fraudulent Financial Instruments

Final regulation
Federal Register: January 27, 2010
Agencies: FHFA, OFHEO, HUD
Effective date: February 26, 2010

Federal Home Loan Bank Membership for Community Development Financial Institutions

Final rule
Federal Register: January 5, 2010
Agencies: FHFB, FHFA
Effective date: February 4, 2010