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2022 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 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 2022 through December 2022 are listed below. You will leave this site if you choose to access these Federal Register publications.

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2022 Federal Register Items (January - December)
January 3rd 2022

31 CFR Part 210

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is adopting the changes proposed in August 2021 for our regulation governing the use of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network. Our regulation adopts, with some exceptions, the Nacha Operating Rules & Operating Guidelines. These changes include amendments set forth in the 2020 and 2021 Operating Rules & Guidelines, including supplement #1-2021.

Action: Final Rule

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March 2, 2022

1 CFR Part 285

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service proposes to amend its regulations regarding the Treasury Offset Program and the Cross-Servicing program. The purpose is to inform the public about how Fiscal Service will use Social Security numbers in mailings, as required by the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017. Comments are due May 2nd, 2022.

Action: Proposed Rule

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March 3, 2022

The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are due May 2nd, 2022.

Action: Notice with request for comments

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March 3, 2022

31 CFR Part 223

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service administers the corporate Federal surety bond program. Treasury is proposing to amend its regulations to allow for recognition of additional companies as reinsurers that are excluded under the current regulations. Additionally, Treasury proposes to amend its regulations to incorporate requirements for surety companies to submit information that Treasury uses to perform financial analysis of these companies, which was previously published in supplemental guidance documents. Treasury also proposes a reorganization of the existing regulations to modernize and improve their structure. Comments are due May 2nd, 2022.

Action: Notice of proposed rule making with request for comments.

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August 16, 2022

31 CFR Part 285

Debt Collection Authorities Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996

Treasury amends the Treasury Offset Program

("TOP") and the Cross-Servicing program to inform the public about how Fiscal Service will use Social Security numbers in mailings, as required by the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017.

Action: Final Rule

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August 18, 2022

31 CFR Part 285

Debt Collection Authorities Under the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996; Correction

This document corrects an August 16, 2022 final rule on Treasury Offset Program ("TOP") and the Cross-Servicing program regulation with respect to the use of Social Security numbers in mailings, as required by the Social Security Number Fraud Prevention Act of 2017.

Action: Final rule; correction

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September 30, 2022

31 CFR Part 344

Treasury issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the regulations governing State and Local Government Series (SLGS) securities. Treasury is proposing to amend the SLGS regulations to address misuse of program flexibilities by tax-advantaged entities, usually a state or local government, investing in SLGS securities to create impermissible cost-free options.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking with request for comments.

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