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2008 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 2008 through December 2008 are listed below. You will leave this site if you choose to access these Federal Register publications.

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2008 Federal Register Items (January - December)
November 4, 2008

Offering of United States Savings Bonds, Series I

Action: Final Rule

A Series I savings bond accrues interest based on both a fixed rate of return and a semiannual inflation rate. A single, annual interest rate called the composite rate reflects the combined effects of the fixed rate and the semiannual inflation rate. This amendment clarifies that the fixed rate of return and the composite rate will always be greater than or equal to 0%. This amendment is for clarification purposes only and makes no substantive change to the existing regulations.

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July 23, 2008

Privacy Act of 1974: Systems of Records

Action: Notice of systems of records.

In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 442a, the Bureau of the Public Debt, Treasury, is publishing its inventory of Privacy Act Systems of Records.

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March 20, 2008

Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds--Minimum and Multiple Amounts Eligible for STRIPS, Legacy TreasuryDirect, and Certification Requirements

Action: Final Rule

The Department of the Treasury is issuing in final form amendments to the Uniform Offering Circular for the Sale and Issue of Marketable Book-Entry Treasury Bills, Notes, and Bonds. The first change lowers the minimum and multiple par amounts of Treasury marketable notes, bonds, and Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) that may be stripped from $1,000 to $100. The second change eliminates the provisions allowing depository institutions and dealers to submit customer bids in Treasury marketable securities auctions for securities that will be held in Legacy TreasuryDirect. The third change eliminates the requirement that submitters that submit bids by computer provide a written certification that they are in compliance with the auction rules. Finally, this final rule adds technical clarification to the calculation of accrued interest for Treasury bonds and notes.

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March 19, 2008

Change in the Legacy TreasuryDirect Annual Maintenance Fee Schedule

Action: Notice

The Department of the Treasury is announcing a change in the fee schedule for the Legacy TreasuryDirect investor account maintenance fee. Legacy TreasuryDirect investors account maintenance fees are assessed annual for each investor account with security holdings in excess of $100,000 in par value, pursuant to the Regulations Government Book-Entry Treasury Bonds, Notes and Bills held in Legacy TreasuryDirect.

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