12 CFR § 265.1 - Authority, purpose, and scope.
(a) Pursuant to section 11(k) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(k)), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Board) may delegate, by published order or rule, any of its functions other than those relating to rulemaking or pertaining principally to monetary and credit policies to Board members and employees, Reserve Banks, or administrative law judges. Pursuant to section 11(i) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 248(i)), the Board may make all rules and regulations necessary to enable it to effectively perform the duties, functions, or services specified in that Act. Other provisions of Federal law also may authorize specific delegations by the Board.
(b) This part details the functions that the Board has delegated. Subpart A contains general provisions pertaining to delegations of authority, including review of action taken pursuant to delegated authority. Subpart B contains the specific functions delegated to Board members, Board employees and the Federal Reserve Banks. Except as otherwise indicated in this part, the Board will review a delegated action only if a Board member, at his or her own initiative, requests a review.