June 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 124)]
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FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
12 CFR Part 327
AGENCY: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: On May 18, 2006, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
(FDIC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments
on the implementation of dividends, as required by the Federal Deposit
Insurance Act, as amended by the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Act
(``Reform Act'') (see 71 FR 28804). The FDIC is extending the comment
period on that notice of proposed rulemaking to August 16, 2006. This
action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the
issues and prepare their comments.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN number 3064-AD07
by any of the following methods:
Agency Web site:
Mail: Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary, Attention:
Comments/Legal ESS, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 550 17th
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429.
Hand Delivered/Courier: The guard station at the rear of
the 550 17th Street, N.W. Building (located on F Street), on business
days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
E-mail: Comments@FDIC.gov. Include RIN number 3064-AD07 in
the subject line of the message.
Instructions: Submissions received must include the agency name and
RIN for this rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without
including any personal information provided.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munsell W. St. Clair, Senior Policy
Analyst, Division of Insurance and Research, (202) 898-8967; Donna M.
Saulnier, Senior Assessment Policy Specialist, Division of Finance,
(703) 562-6167; and Kymberly K. Copa, Counsel, Legal Division, (202)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 18, 2006, the FDIC requested comment
on its proposal to implement the dividend requirements for an initial
two-hear period. The proposed rule would sunset on December 31, 2008,
and addresses the method for the calculation, declaration, and payment
of dividends, and administrative appeals of individual dividend
The proposed rule on dividends is just one of three notices of
proposed rulemaking to implement certain aspects of the Reform Act
published by the FDIC on the same date. At that time, the FDIC also
published proposed rules on the one-time assessment credit (see 71 FR
28809) and certain procedural and operational changes to its risk-based
assessments regulations in part 327 (see 71 FR 28790). In addition, the
Reform Act requires the FDIC to prescribe rules on the designated
reserve ratio and risk-based assessments. Those proposed rules are
expected to be published in the coming weeks.
The FDIC has determined that it would be most effective for comment
purposes to have a longer period of overlap between the pending
proposed rules on credits, dividends, and operational changes to the
risk-based assessments regulations, and the upcoming proposed rules on
the designated reserve ratio and risk-based assessments. All of these
proposals relate in one way or another to risk-based assessments, and
commenters should have a period of time during which they could, if
they so choose, review all of the proposals together.
Recently, ING Bank, fsb and Nationwide Bank requested that the FDIC
extend the closing date for comments on the pending proposed rules to
coincide with the closing date for comments on the upcoming proposed
rules. While the FDIC understands the concerns expressed, a 30-day
extension should provide sufficient comment period overlap to permit
all of the proposals to be reviewed together, giving interested parties
90 days to comment on the three pending proposals and allowing FDIC
staff to consider all comments in a timely manner.
Dated at Washington, DC this 20th day of June, 2006.
By order of the Board of Directors.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Robert E. Feldman,
[FR Doc. 06-5834 Filed 6-27-06; 8:45 am]
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