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1999 Federal Register Items (July - December)

The Federal Register is a daily publication used to provide notice of proposed or final changes to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), including the regulations of the Bureau of the Public Debt. The Federal Register is also used to provide other important information or requests for information. The most important items relating to the Bureau of the Public Debt published in the Federal Register from July 1998 through December 1998 are listed below. You will leave this site if you choose to access these Federal Register publications.

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1999 Federal Register Items (July - December)
October 29, 1999

31 CFR 380 Collateral Acceptability and Valuation; Proposed rule.

The Department of the Treasury is publishing for comment a proposed rule that will govern the acceptability and valuation of all collateral pledged to secure deposits of public monies and other financial interests of the government under Treasury's three Fiscal Service collateral programs. These programs are titled and described in existing parts of the Code of Federal Regulations ("CFR") as: Depositaries and Financial Agents of the Government; Payment of Federal Taxes and the Treasury Tax and Loan Program; and Acceptance of Bonds Secured by Government Obligations in Lieu of Bonds with Sureties. The standards of this proposed rule are essentially the same as those under current requirements and procedures. This proposed rule has been drafted using "plain language," and we specifically request comment on its clarity and how we can make it easier to understand.
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August 5, 1999

31 CFR 375 Marketable Treasury Securities Redemption Operations; Proposed rule.

The Department of the Treasury is publishing for comment proposed rules setting out the terms and conditions by which we may redeem outstanding, unmatured marketable Treasury securities. While we have not decided to conduct redemption operations, we are publishing this proposed rule to obtain comments on the mechanism by which we might conduct such operations. By establishing the mechanism in advance, we would be able to conduct redemption operations in a more timely and efficient way should such a decision be made.
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July 26, 1999

31 CFR Parts 315, 353, 357, and 370 Regulations Governing U.S. Savings Bonds, Series A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, and K; Final rule.

We're publishing a final rule on electronic transactions and funds transfers relating to United States securities. In particular, we've eliminated redundant provisions that address our use of Automated Clearing House entires.
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July 15, 1999

31 CFR 306 General Regulations Governing U.S. Securities; Final rule.

We're publishing a final rule to eliminate the reissuance of bearer securities and to eliminate provisions relating to the handling of definitive securities by Federal Reserve Banks.
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July 2, 1999

Government Securities: Call for Large Position Reports
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The Department of the Treasury called for the submission of Large Position Reports by those entities whose reportable positions in the 5 1/2% Treasury Notes of May 2009 equaled or exceeded $2 1/2 billion as of close of business July 9, 1999.
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July 2, 1999

Renegotiation Board Interest Rate; Prompt Payment Interest Rate; Contract Disputes Act; NOTICE.

For the period beginning July 1, 1999 and ending on December 31, 1999 the prompt payment interest rate is 6.50 per centum per annum.
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