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Joint Release
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Agencies Issue Final Rule Regarding the Treatment of Certain Municipal Obligations as High-Quality Liquid Assets

WASHINGTON—The federal bank regulatory agencies issued a final rule that will adopt without change the agencies’ interim final rule issued in August 2018, amending their liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) rules to treat certain eligible municipal obligations as high-quality liquid assets (HQLA).

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act requires the agencies to treat a municipal obligation as HQLA under the LCR rule if that obligation is “liquid and readily-marketable” and “investment grade.”

The final rule will be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Media Contacts

Federal Reserve Eric Kollig (202) 452-2955
FDIC Julianne Fisher Breitbeil (202) 898-6895
OCC Bryan Hubbard (202) 649-6870

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