Restructuring of Check Processing in the Sixth District: Amendments to Appendix A of Regulation CC
February 9, 2005
Circular No. 11680

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 Sixth District. These amendments are the first in 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 March 26, 2005, the Birmingham branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta no longer will process checks, and banks currently served by that office will be reassigned to the Reserve Bank's head office in Atlanta. 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 Atlanta Reserve Bank's Birmingham branch office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to the Reserve Bank's head office. To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check processing changes, the amendments are effective March 26, 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.

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Dated February 14, 2005
Future Amendments to Appendix A ››
Circular 11645
Amendments to Regulation CC ››
Circular 11511

Jack K. Walton
Assistant Director
Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems

Joseph P. Baressi
Senior Financial Services Analyst
Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems

Adrianne G. Threatt
Legal Division

William L. Rutledge
Executive Vice President