Circular

Restructuring of Check Processing in Tenth and Twelfth Districts: Amendments to Appendix A of Regulation CC

April 21, 2005
Circular No. 17000

To All Depository Institutions and Others
Concerned in the Second Federal Reserve District:

In a press release, the Federal Reserve Board announced amendments to Appendix A of Regulation CC that reflect the restructuring of the Federal Reserve's check processing operations in the Tenth and Twelfth Districts. These amendments are part of a series of amendments to Appendix A that will take place through the first quarter of 2006, associated with the previously announced restructuring of the Reserve Banks' check processing operations.

Appendix A provides a routing number guide that helps depository institutions determine the maximum permissible hold periods for most deposited checks. As of June 18, 2005, the Salt Lake City branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco no longer will process checks, and banks currently served by that office will be reassigned to the Denver branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

To ensure that the information in Appendix A accurately describes the structure of check processing operations within the Federal Reserve System, the final rule deletes the reference in Appendix A to the San Francisco Reserve Bank's Salt Lake City branch office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to the Kansas City Reserve Bank's Denver branch office. To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check processing changes, the amendments are effective June 18, 2005. As a result of these changes, some checks deposited in the affected regions that currently are nonlocal checks will become local checks that are subject to shorter permissible hold periods.

Press release OFFSITE
Board’s notice OFFSITEPDF
Future Amendments to Appendix A ››
Circular 11645
Amendments to Regulation CC ››
Circular 11511

Contacts:
Jack K. Walton II
Assistant Director
Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems
jack.walton@frb.gov

Joseph P. Baressi
Senior Financial Services Analyst
Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems
joseph.p.baressi@frb.gov

Adrianne G. Threatt
Counsel
Legal Division
adrianne.g.threatt@frb.gov

William L. Rutledge
Executive Vice President