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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 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.

Spring 2018 Regulatory Projects Plan

Regulation Title/
Type of

Investment Eligibility 3052-AC84 Final Rule 05/00/2018 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.
Standards of Conduct 3052-AC44 Second
NPRM 05/00/2018
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.
Eligibility Criteria for Outside Directors 3052-AC97 NPRM 05/00/2018 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.
Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities 3052-AD28 Final Rule 05/00/2018 Would amend the definition of “Eligible Master Netting Agreement” in the regulation governing Margin and Capital Requirements for noncleared swaps. (Joint Agency Rulemaking)
Farmer Mac — Investment Eligibility 3052-AC86 Final Rule 05/00/2018 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.
Farmer Mac — Basel III Liquidity Requirements 3052-XXXX (NEW) ANPRM 6/00/2018 Would study whether to align liquidity requirements with the Federal Banking Regulatory Authorities and the Basel III Liquidity regime. Included in this study is whether both a Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) should apply to Farmer Mac.
Amortization Limits — Agricultural Credit Associations and Production Credit Associations 3052-AC92 NPRM 07/00/2018 Would consider clarifying or changing the amortization limits for agricultural credit associations and production credit associations.
Appraisal Regulations 3052-AC94 NPRM 07/00/2018 Would consider revisions to collateral evaluation regulations in light of changing credit and economic conditions.
Criteria to Reinstate Nonaccrual Loans 3052-AD09 NPRM 08/00/2018 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.
Regulatory Burden 3052-AD24 Final Notice 09/00/18 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.
Private Flood Insurance 3052-AD11 Final Rule 10/00/2018 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)
Borrower Rights 3052-AD20 NPRM 10/00/2018 Would consider revisions to regulations in Part 617 on borrower rights to clarify disclosure and servicing requirements.
Revision to Tier 1 / Tier 2/ Permanent Capital 3052-AD27 NPRM 12/00/2018 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.
ANPRM = Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking NPRM = Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Page updated: May 28, 2018