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2012 Federal Register Items (January - 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 Fiscal Service (formerly 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 Fiscal Service published in the Federal Register from January 2012 through December 2012 are listed below. You will leave this site if you choose to access these Federal Register publications.

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2012 Federal Register Items (January - December)
December 5, 2012

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31 CFR Part 356

Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds.

Action: Proposed Rule.

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(file size 360KB, uploaded 12/23/15)
June 7, 2012

31 CFR Part 344

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this final rule to revise the regulations governing State and Local Government Series (SLGS) securities.

Action: Final rule.

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(file size 30KB, uploaded 06/07/12)
April 3, 2012

Fee Change for Paying Agents Redeeming Definitive Savings Bonds and Savings Notes

Effective April 11, 2012, the Department of the Treasury will no longer pay fees to paying agents for redeeming definitive savings bonds and savings notes. The purpose of this change is to reduce Treasury's program costs.

Action: Notice.

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(file size 177KB, uploaded 04/05/12)
March 20, 2012
31 CFR Parts 321 and 330

Treasury is changing the procedures for financial institutions to transmit and receive settlement for redeemed definitive (paper) savings securities (savings bonds and savings notes) from the EZ Clear system to an image-based securities process through the Federal Reserve. By changing the procedures, Treasury will reduce costs and provide for a more efficient method of processing savings securities through the Federal Reserve. Treasury is making discretionary the payment of fees to paying agents for the processing of redeemed definitive savings securities. Treasury will have the flexibility to adjust paying agent fees and significantly reduce program costs.



Action: Final rule.

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(file size 227KB, uploaded 03/20/12)
March 19, 2012

Public Input on the Development and Potential Issuance of Treasury Floating Rate Notes



Action: Notice and request for information.

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(file size 181KB, uploaded 01/16/15)
January 4, 2012
31 CFR Parts 351, 359, and 363

This rule increases the amount of book-entry Series EE and Series I savings bonds a person may acquire each year.



Action: Final rule.

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(file size 153KB, uploaded 01/04/12)