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Stress Testing of Regulated Entities Amendments

Open Date:
Open for comment 12/16/2019
Deadline:
All comments are due by 1/15/2020
Type:
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Number:
RIN-2590-AB05
Group:
 
Fannie Mae; FHLBanks; Freddie Mac
Document Number:
2019-26950
CFR:
12 CFR 1238
CFR Description:
PART 1238—STRESS TESTING OF REGULATED ENTITIES
Federal Register Publish Date:
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Contact Information:

​FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Naa Awaa Tagoe, Senior Associate Director, Office of Financial Analysis, Modeling and Simulations, (202) 649-3140, naaawaa.tagoe@fhfa.gov; Karen Heidel, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, (202) 649-3073, karen.heidel@fhfa.gov; or Mark D. Laponsky, Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, (202) 649-3054, mark.laponsky@fhfa.gov. The telephone number for the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf is (800) 877-8339.

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SUMMARY:  The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting comment on a proposed rule that would amend its stress testing rule, consistent with section 401 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA). Specifically, the proposed rule would revise the minimum threshold for the regulated entities to conduct stress tests from $10 billion to $250 billion, remove the requirements for Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) subject to stress testing, and remove the adverse scenario from the list of required scenarios. These amendments align FHFA's rule with rules adopted by other financial institution regulators that implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) stress testing requirements, as amended by EGRRCPA. The proposed rule also makes certain conforming and technical changes.

DATES:  Comments on the proposed amendments must be received on or before January 15, 2020.

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