Six federal agencies have approved and will submit a Federal Register notice that extends the comment period on the proposed rules to implement the credit risk retention requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The comment period was extended to Aug. 1, 2011, to allow interested persons more time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments. Originally, comments were due by June 10, 2011. The proposed rule on credit risk retention would require sponsors of asset-backed securities to retain at least five percent of the credit risk of the assets underlying the securities and would not permit sponsors to transfer or hedge that credit risk. The proposal was issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Click here to view the Summary on Credit Risk Retention.