12 CFR 4.31 - Purpose and scope.

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§ 4.31 Purpose and scope.
(a) Purpose. The purposes of this subpart are to:
(1) Afford an orderly mechanism for the OCC to process expeditiously requests for non-public OCC information; to address the release of non-public OCC information without a request; and, when appropriate, for the OCC to assert evidentiary privileges in litigation;
(2) Recognize the public's interest in obtaining access to relevant and necessary information and the countervailing public interest of maintaining the effectiveness of the OCC supervisory process and appropriate confidentiality of OCC supervisory information;
(3) Ensure that the OCC's information is used in a manner that supports the public interest and the interests of the OCC;
(4) Ensure that OCC resources are used in the most efficient manner consistent with the OCC's statutory mission;
(5) Minimize burden on national banks, Federal savings associations, the public, and the OCC;
(6) Limit the expenditure of government resources for private purposes; and
(7) Maintain the OCC's impartiality among private litigants.
(b) Scope.
(1) This subpart applies to requests for, and dissemination of, non-public OCC information, including requests for records or testimony arising out of civil lawsuits and administrative proceedings to which the OCC is not a party and the release of non-public OCC information without a specific request. Lawsuits and administrative proceedings to which the OCC is not a party include proceedings in which a Federal agency is a party in opposition to the private requester.
(2) This subpart does not apply to:
(i) A request for a record or testimony in a proceeding in which the OCC is a party; or
(ii) A request for a record that is required to be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), as described in § 4.12.
(3) A request for a record or testimony made by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, a government agency of the United States or a foreign government, a state agency with authority to investigate violations of criminal law, or a state bank or state savings association regulatory agency is governed solely by § 4.37(c).
(4) For purposes of §§ 4.35(a)(1), 4.36(a) and 4.37(c) of this part, the OCC's decision to disclose records or testimony involving a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) filed pursuant to the regulations implementing 12 U.S.C. 5318(g), or any information that would reveal the existence of a SAR, is governed by 12 CFR 21.11(k).
(5) This subpart does not apply to requests for non-public information filed with the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) before July 21, 2011. These requests are subject to the rules of the OTS in effect on July 20, 2011.
[60 FR 57322, Nov. 15, 1995, as amended at 63 FR 62929, Nov. 10, 1998; 64 FR 29216, June 1, 1999; 75 FR 75576, Dec. 3, 2010; 76 FR 43562, July 21, 2011]

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  • 2014-03-21; vol. 79 # 55 - Friday, March 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15639 - Technical Amendments: Removal of Rules Transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; OCC Address Change
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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 12 - BANKS AND BANKING

§ 1 - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

§ 2 - Comptroller of the Currency; appointment; term

§ 3 - Oath of Comptroller

§ 4 - Deputy Comptrollers

§ 4a - Delegation of authority by Comptroller

§ 4b - Deputy Comptroller for the supervision and examination of Federal savings associations

§ 5, 6 - Repealed.

§ 7 - Chief of examining division

§ 8 - Clerks

§ 9 - Additional examiners, clerks, and other employees

§ 9a - Repealed.

§ 10 - Salaries of Deputy Comptrollers, examiners, and other employees as part of bank examination expenses

§ 11 - Interest in national banks

§ 12 - Seal of Comptroller

§ 13 - Rooms for Currency Bureau

§ 14 - Report of Comptroller

§ 15 - Repealed. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770,

§ 16 - Funding of Office

§ 93a - Authority to prescribe rules and regulations

§ 161 - Reports to Comptroller of the Currency

§ 481 - Appointment of examiners; examination of member banks, State banks, and trust companies; reports

§ 482 - Employees of Office of Comptroller of the Currency; appointment; compensation and benefits

§ 484 - Limitation on visitorial powers

12 U.S. Code § 462b, 462c - Omitted

§ 1442 - Member financial information

§ 1462a - Administrative provisions

§ 1463 - Supervision of savings associations

§ 1464 - Federal savings associations

§ 1817 - Assessments

§ 1818 - Termination of status as insured depository institution

§ 1820 - Administration of Corporation

§ 1821 - Insurance Funds

§ 1831m - Early identification of needed improvements in financial management

12 U.S. Code § -

12 U.S. Code § 1801 to 1805 - Omitted

§ 1833e - Equal opportunity

§ 1867 - Regulation and examination of bank service companies

§ 1951 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 1952 - Reports on ownership and control

§ 1953 - Recordkeeping and procedures

§ 1954 - Injunctions

§ 1955 - Civil penalties

§ 1956 - Criminal penalty

§ 1957 - Additional criminal penalty in certain cases

§ 1958 - Compliance

§ 1959 - Administrative procedure

§ 2601 - Congressional findings and purpose

§ 2602 - Definitions

§ 2603 - Uniform settlement statement

§ 2604 - Home buying information booklets

§ 2605 - Servicing of mortgage loans and administration of escrow accounts

§ 2606 - Exempted transactions

§ 2607 - Prohibition against kickbacks and unearned fees

§ 2608 - Title companies; liability of seller

§ 2609 - Limitation on requirement of advance deposits in escrow accounts

§ 2610 - Prohibition of fees for preparation of truth-in-lending, uniform settlement, and escrow account statements

§ 2611 to 2613 - Repealed.

§ 2614 - Jurisdiction of courts; limitations

§ 2615 - Contracts and liens; validity

§ 2616 - State laws unaffected; inconsistent Federal and State provisions

§ 2617 - Authority of Bureau

§ 2801 - Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

§ 2802 - Definitions

§ 2803 - Maintenance of records and public disclosure

§ 2804 - Enforcement

§ 2805 - Relation to State laws

§ 2806 - Compliance improvement methods

§ 2807 - Report

§ 2808 - Effective date

§ 2809 - Compilation of aggregate data

§ 2810 - Disclosure by Secretary; commencement, scope, etc.

§ 2811 - Repealed.

§ 2901 - Congressional findings and statement of purpose

§ 2902 - Definitions

§ 2903 - Financial institutions; evaluation

§ 2904 - Report to Congress

§ 2905 - Regulations

§ 2906 - Written evaluations

§ 2907 - Operation of branch facilities by minorities and women

§ 2908 - Small bank regulatory relief

§ 3101 - Definitions

§ 3102 - Establishment of Federal branches and agencies by foreign bank

§ 3103 - Interstate banking by foreign banks

§ 3104 - Insurance of deposits

§ 3105 - Authority of Federal Reserve System

§ 3106 - Nonbanking activities of foreign banks

§ 3106a - Compliance with State and Federal laws

§ 3107 - Representative offices

§ 3108 - Regulation and enforcement

§ 3109 - Cooperation with foreign supervisors

§ 3110 - Penalties

§ 3111 - Criminal penalty

§ 3401 - Definitions

§ 3402 - Access to financial records by Government authorities prohibited; exceptions

§ 3403 - Confidentiality of financial records

§ 3404 - Customer authorizations

§ 3405 - Administrative subpena and summons

§ 3406 - Search warrants

§ 3407 - Judicial subpena

§ 3408 - Formal written request

§ 3409 - Delayed notice

§ 3410 - Customer challenges

§ 3411 - Duty of financial institutions

§ 3412 - Use of information

§ 3413 - Exceptions

§ 3414 - Special procedures

§ 3415 - Cost reimbursement

§ 3416 - Jurisdiction

§ 3417 - Civil penalties

§ 3418 - Injunctive relief

§ 3419 - Suspension of limitations

§ 3420 - Grand jury information; notification of certain persons prohibited

§ 3421 - Repealed.

§ 3422 - Applicability to Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 5321 - Financial Stability Oversight Council established

§ 5412 - Powers and duties transferred

§ 5414 - Savings provisions

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
U.S. Code: Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 29 - LABOR
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12600

Title 12 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 12 CFR 4 after this date.

  • 2014-03-21; vol. 79 # 55 - Friday, March 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15639 - Technical Amendments: Removal of Rules Transferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; OCC Address Change
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
      Final rule.
      Effective March 21, 2014.
      12 CFR Parts 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 16, 19, 24, 34, and 40