- The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued and posted on its Web site new Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines as enforcement guidance for persons subject to the requirements of U.S. sanctions statutes, executive orders and regulations.
- The Guidelines are effective immediately and have been published as an interim final rule, with a request for comments, which are due November 7, 2008.
- The Guidelines supersede the Enforcement Procedures for Banking Institutions set forth in the interim final rule of January 12, 2006, which has been withdrawn, as well as the proposed guidelines set forth in the proposed rule of January 29, 2003, which has also been withdrawn, with the exception of the Cuba Penalty Schedule. (Those withdrawn enforcement procedures and guidelines continue to apply to the categories of cases set forth in OFAC's November 27, 2007, Civil Penalties - Interim Policy.)
- OFAC information also may be found on the Internet at http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac.
- For further information about Executive Orders, the list of blocked accounts or the procedures to block accounts, please call OFAC's Compliance Programs Division at 1-800-540-6322.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer
Office of Foreign Assets Control
Review Examiner B. C. Hamilton at
SASFIL@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-3673
FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be
accessed from the FDIC's Web site at
To receive FILs electronically, please visit
Paper copies of FDIC FILs may be obtained
through the FDIC's Public Information Center,
3501 N. Fairfax Drive, Room E 1002, Arlington, VA
22226 (1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).