12 CFR 34.41 - Authority, purpose, and scope.
(a)Authority. This subpart is issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC) under 12 U.S.C. 1, 93a, 1462a, 1463, 1464, 1828(m), 5412(b)(2)(B), and title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) ( Pub. L. 101-73, 103 Stat. 183 (1989)), 12 U.S.C. 3331et seq.
(b)Purpose and scope.
(1) Title XI of FIRREA provides protection for federal financial and public policy interests in real estate-related transactions by requiring real estate appraisals used in connection with federally related transactions to be performed in writing, in accordance with uniform standards, by appraisers whose competency has been demonstrated and whose professional conduct will be subject to effective supervision. This subpart implements the requirements of title XI, and applies to all federally related transactions entered into by the OCC or by institutions regulated by the OCC (regulated institutions).
(2) This subpart:
(i) Identifies which real estate-related financial transactions require the services of an appraiser;