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OCC BULLETIN 2010-21
To: Chief Executive Officers, BSA Officers, and Compliance Officers of All National Banks, Federal Branches and Agencies, Technology Service Providers, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel

Description: Notification on the Release of the Revised BSA/AML Examination Manual

The guidance attached to this bulletin continues to apply to federal savings associations.

On April 29, 2010, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. The revised manual reflects the ongoing commitment of the federal and state banking agencies to provide current and consistent guidance on risk-based policies, procedures, and processes for banking organizations to comply with the BSA and safeguard operations from money laundering and terrorist financing. The 2010 version further clarifies supervisory expectations since the August 24, 2007, update.

Attached is an interagency notification about the release of the manual. This notification includes information about the significant revisions to the manual. The manual’s table of contents indicates which sections have been revised.

The 2010 version of the manual is located on the FFIEC BSA/AML InfoBase.

                       /signed/                          

Ann F. Jaedicke
Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Policy

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