Federal Reserve Board: H.2 Release for Week Ending December 31, 2016; H.4.1 Release (Balance Sheet) for Week Ending January 5, 2017

The Federal Reserve Board (Board) publishes a weekly digest of its activities on its website. The digest is called the H.2 Release and is published every Thursday. The release for the week ending December 24, 2016, is below.

H.2 Release–Actions of the Board, Its Staff, and the Federal Reserve Banks; Applications and Reports Received

Category Action Taken
Board Operations Fed History Vision Project — to extend through the end of 2017 a temporary hold in order to preserve certain materials in connection with the project.

-Approved, December 28, 2016


Regulations and Policies Regulation BB (Community Reinvestment) — interagency annual inflation adjustment to the asset-size thresholds used to define a small bank, small savings association, intermediate small bank, and intermediate small savings association under the Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

-Approved, December 28, 2016


Reserve Bank Operations Accounting Policy Change — change in the accounting policy related to accounting for securities held in the System Open Market Account.

-Approved, December 26, 2016


Federal Reserve Board: Balance Sheet (H.4.1 Release)

The Board publishes data of factors affecting reserve balances. The digest is called the H.4.1 Release, and they are published every Thursday (or the next business day if the publication date falls on a federal holiday). The release for January 5, 2017, is below.

[Note: The blog will cover the line titled “Total Factors Supplying Reserve Funds.”]

H.4.1 Release–Factors Affecting Reserve Balances

Total factors supplying reserve funds (as of January 4, 2016):  $4,498,816 (in millions of dollars). (On September 26, 2007, this amount was $900,473 (in millions of dollars)).

(See the release for further information.)