On February 25th, the FDIC published amendments to its regulations to implement revisions made by the Dodd-Frank Act. The amendments modify the definition of an institution's deposit insurance assessment base; change the assessment rate adjustments; revise the deposit insurance assessment rate schedules in light of the new assessment base and altered adjustments; implement the Dodd-Frank Act's dividend provisions; revise the large insured depository institution assessment system to better differentiate for risk and large institution failures that the FDIC may incur; and make technical and other changes to the FDIC's assessment rules. The amendments are effective April 1, 2011. 76 FR 10672.