Circular
Restructuring of Check Processing in Fourth, Seventh, and Eleventh Districts: Amendments to Appendix A of Regulation CC
February 17, 2005
Circular No. 11682

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 Fourth, Seventh, and Eleventh 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 April 16, 2005, the Detroit branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago no longer will process checks, and banks currently served by that office will be reassigned to the head office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. As of April 23, 2005, the Houston branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas no longer will process checks, and banks currently served by that office will be reassigned to that Reserve Bank's head office.

To reflect these operational changes, the final rule (1) deletes the reference in Appendix A to the Chicago Reserve Bank's Detroit branch office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to the Cleveland Reserve Bank's head office, and (2) deletes the reference in Appendix A to the Dallas Reserve Bank's Houston branch office and reassigns the routing numbers listed thereunder to that Reserve Bank's head office. To coincide with the effective date of the underlying check processing changes, the amendments are effective April 16 and April 23, 2005, respectively. 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 pdf OFFSITE
Federal Register notice pdf OFFSITE
Dated February 23, 2005
Future Amendments to Appendix A ››
Circular 11645
Amendments to Regulation CC ››
Circular 11511

Contacts:
Jack K. Walton
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