Subject: Guidance on 314(a) Information Requests
Date: March 25, 2003
Guidance on 314(a) Information Requests
To: Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel
This alert transmits guidance issued by U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on March 21, 2003. FinCEN has received a number of comments from financial institutions regarding the 314(a) system. The attachment provides financial institutions with additional guidance. It is available on FinCEN's Web site at [http://www.fincen.gov] and includes the following major points:
Inquiries concerning section 314(a) of the USA PATRIOT Act should be directed to James Vivenzio, special assistant to the deputy chief counsel by phone at (202) 874-5200, or Brian C. McCormally, director, or Robert S. Pasley, assistant director, Enforcement and Compliance Division by phone at (202) 874-4800. In addition, copies of the previous OCC Alerts on 314(a) can be obtained from the OCC's Web page at http://www.occ.treas.gov.
Daniel P. Stipano