Section 21.11(k): Confidentiality of SARs
[Amongst many other things] The OCC is proposing to amend its rules regarding SAR:
confidentiality \13\ by modifying the introductory sentence, and
dividing the remainder of the current provision into two sections. The
first section would describe the prohibition on disclosure of SAR
information by national banks, and the rules of construction applicable
to this prohibition. The second section would describe the prohibition
on the OCC's disclosure of SAR information.
.....any information that would reveal the existence of a SAR (such
as the draft of a SAR that has been filed) must be afforded the same
protection from disclosure.
ots030909.htm Confidentiality of Suspicious Activity Reports 2 March 9, 2009
\21\ ``Transfer and Reorganization of Bank Secrecy Act
Regulations,'' 73 FR 66414. See, http//www.fincen.gov/statutes_
regs/frn/pdf/frnChapt_X_NPRM-Final.pdf. - Directs you to this site:
Comments must be received by June 8, 2009. Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by the Federal eRulemaking Portal or e-mail, if possible.
Please use the title ``Confidentiality of Suspicious Activity Reports'' to facilitate the organization and distribution of the comments. You may
submit comments by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal--``Regulations.gov'': Go to http://
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to the ``Advanced Docket Search'' option where indicated, select
``Comptroller of the Currency'' from the agency drop-down menu, then
click ``Submit.'' In the ``Docket ID'' column, select ``OCC-2009-0004''
to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and related
materials for this notice of proposed rulemaking. The ``How to Use This
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using Regulations.gov, including instructions for submitting or viewing
public comments, viewing other supporting and related materials, and
viewing the docket after the close of the comment period.
Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E
Street, SW., Mail Stop 2-3, Washington, DC 20219.
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``Docket Number OCC-2009-0004'' in your comment. In general, OCC will
enter all comments received into the docket and publish them on the
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personal information that you provide such as name and address
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including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the
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information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider
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