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Circular Letter 5582

January 2, 2003

To: All Member Banks and Others Concerned in the Third Federal Reserve District

Attention: Compliance Officer



The Board is publishing a final rule amending the staff commentary that interprets the requirements of Regulation C (Home Mortgage Disclosure). The Board is required to adjust annually the asset-size exemption threshold for depository institutions based on the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. The present adjustment reflects changes for the twelve-month period ending in November 2002. During this period, the index increased by 1.27 percent; as a result, the exemption threshold remains at $32 million. Thus, depository institutions with assets of $32 million or less as of December 31, 2002, are exempt from data collection in 2003.

Supporting Material: A copy of the text of the Board’s action is attached PDF Icon (13 KB, 3 pages). For additional information, contact the Regulations Assistance Unit at this Reserve Bank at (215) 574-6568 or Dan S. Sokolov, Attorney, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, at (202) 452-3667.