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FCA Regulatory Projects Plan

The Agency posts its Regulatory Projects Plan twice a year, coinciding with its semiannual update of the Unified Regulatory Agenda, which is published on the Web at RegInfo.gov in the spring and fall of each year.

The plan lists the regulatory and policy projects that are active for a 12-month period and describes the types of regulatory and policy actions planned. The goal in providing the plan is to make upcoming regulatory actions transparent.

The plan is also available as a PDF (2 pages, 30 KB).

Regulation Title/
RIN
Type of
Action

Abstract
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
3052-XXXX (NEW)
NPRM
11/00/2017
Would amend the definition of “Eligible Master Netting Agreement” in the regulation governing Margin and Capital Requirements for noncleared swaps. (Joint Agency Rulemaking)
Farmer Mac—Investment Eligibility
3052-AC86

Final Rule
12/00/2017
Would consider appropriate changes related to eligible investment asset classes and address the removal of references to credit ratings as required by section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Assessment and Apportionment of Administrative Expenses
3052-XXXX (NEW)
Direct Final Rule
12/00/2017
Would revise the meaning of risk adjusted assets for purposes of determining the annual amount to be paid by each System institution to the Farm Credit Administration to cover its administrative expenses in accordance with section 5.15 of the Farm Credit Act.
Investment Eligibility
3052-AC84
Final Rule
01/00/2018
Would consider revisions to the investment eligibility regulations for banks and associations at § 615.5140 and § 615.5142, respectively, including modifications to remove references to credit ratings and substitute an appropriate standard of creditworthiness as required by section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Eligibility Criteria for Outside Directors
3052-AC97

NPRM
02/00/2018
Would consider eligibility criteria for outside directors, particularly in situations where an individual owns an interest in an entity that is a borrower/stockholder of a System bank or association.
Civil Money Penalty Adjustment
3052-XXXX (NEW)
Final Rule
02/00/2018

Annual rulemaking for inflation adjustments. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 requires all Federal agencies with the authority to evaluate and readjust, if necessary, those CMPs each year to ensure that they continue to maintain their deterrent value and promote compliance with the law.
Standards of Conduct
3052-AC44
Second
NPRM
02/00/2018
Would re-propose revisions to the existing standards of conduct regulations in Subpart A, Part 612, and consider a more principle-based rule to facilitate a sound standards of conduct program at System institutions.
Appraisal Regulations
3052-AC94
NPRM
03/00/2018
Would consider whether changes in appraisal regulations are necessary in light of changing credit and economic conditions.
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
3052-XXXX (NEW)
Final Rule
03/00/2018
Would amend the definition of “Eligible Master Netting Agreement” in the regulation governing Margin and Capital Requirements for noncleared swaps. (Joint Agency Rulemaking)
Borrower Rights
3052-AD20
NPRM
04/00/2018
Would consider revisions to regulations in Part 617 on borrower rights to clarify disclosure and servicing requirements.
Amortization Limits – Agricultural Credit Associations and Production Credit Associations
3052-AC92
NPRM
05/00/2018
Would consider clarifying or changing the amortization limits for agricultural credit associations and production credit associations.
Criteria to Reinstate Non-Accrual Loans
3052-AD09
NPRM
06/00/2018
Would consider amendments to provide more objective criteria related to the reasonable doubt of the borrower’s willingness and ability to pay in 12 CFR 621.9(c). Additionally, this rulemaking would seek to align related rules in 12 CFR 621.9 for consistent treatment of a loan in nonaccrual status.
Private Flood Insurance
3052-AD11
Final Rule
06/00/2018
Would amend FCA regulations applicable to Farm Credit System lending to conform with the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. (Joint Agency Rulemaking)
Revision to Tier 1/Tier 2/ Permanent Capital
3052-AD27
NPRM
06/00/2018
Would consider whether to align deductions for permanent capital similar to deductions for Tier 1/Tier 2 Capital. Currently they are different causing two different denominators used in calculating the (1) permanent capital ratio, and (2) Common Equity Tier 1, Tier 1 and Total Capital Ratios.
Regulatory Burden
3052-AD24
Final Notice
9/00/18
In support of section 212(b) of the Farm Credit System Reform Act of 1996 and FCA’s Policy Statement on Regulatory Philosophy, would address comments received concerning the removal or revision of outdated, unnecessary, or burdensome regulations.
NPRM = Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Fall 2017 Regulatory Projects Plan