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Regulatory Disaster-related Issuances


Pandemic-related Issuances

This is a collection of regulatory bulletins and guidance issued pertaining to potential pandemics.

  • FFIEC Guidance on Pandemic Planning (12/12/2007)
    The FFIEC issued guidance for use by financial institutions in identifying the continuity planning that should be in place to minimize the potential adverse affects of a pandemic.
  • Interagency Advisory on Influenza Pandemic Preparedness (03/15/06)


    Hurricane-related Issuances

    This is a collection of regulatory bulletins and guidance issued in the wake of the Hurricanes.

  • Preparing Your Institution for a Catastrophic Event(6/19/06)
  • Interagency Statement on Real Estate Appraisal Exceptions in Major Disaster Areas (10/17/05)

  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers

  • Agencies Grant Three Year Wavier Of Appraisal Requirements

  • Updated Treasury Guidance on Cashing Assistance and Benefit Checks (9/15/05)

  • Interagency CIP Guidance - (9/12/05) answers four important questions relating to complying with CIP requirements with hurricane victims.

  • Interagency Guidance - (9/1/05) encourages financial institutions to render assistance and provides 11 different examples of possible actions.

    Note: In the table below, "NO" refers to New Orleans and "LA" refers to Louisiana

    FDIC
  • Public Service Campaign
  • FDIC Updates Hurricane Data
  • Supervisory Practices in Hurricane Area
  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers
  • Relief to Transfer Agents
  • Hurricane Relief Page
  • FAQ for Customers updated as required
  • Public Service Announcement
  • CIP FAQ for bankers
  • FAQ for customers updated 9/13
  • Helpful Banking Tips for Victims updated 9/13
  • PDF version of Helpful Banking Tips
  • FDIC's Hurricane Katrina info page
  • Bank status info by state, city
  • Bank status info (alpha by bank name)
  • FDIC consumer hotline for Katrina victims 1-877-ASK-FDIC (275-3342)
  • Contact info for affected banks
  • Acceptance of handwritten Social Security checks
  • FIL-85-2005 Changes in supervisory practices for banks in affected area
  • PR-84-2005 Encouraging banks to work with victims
  • FIL-89-2005 duplicates Interagency guidance above
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  • FRB
  • Public Service Campaign
  • Hurricane Wilma - Bank Operations
  • Q&As in Response to Katrina & Rita for Financial Institutions (10/17/05)

  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers
  • Processing Of Contaminated Checks
  • Relief to Transfer Agents
  • Dallas Fed posts Hurricane Rita Related Info
  • SR 05-17 Unauthorized reference to FRB
  • Contaminated Check Procedures - Fed. Res. Check Services 9/19
  • Assistance For Displaced SS Recipients Announced 9/15
  • Early redemption of savings bonds 9/13
  • CIP FAQ for bankers (SR 05-15)
  • Armored Car runs in LA
  • Availability modification for NO zone items
  • FRB Press Release 9/1
  • FRB Financial Services - Retail Services
  • FRB Financial Services - Wholesale services
  • FRB Atlanta Info on Financial Services
  • MISC
  • Early Redemption of Savings Bonds
  • IRS Update on Hurricane Tax Relief Guidelines
  • Dallas Fed posts Hurricane Rita Related Info
  • Contaminated Check Procedures - Fed. Res. Check Services 9/19
  • NACHA Suspends XCK rule enforcement through 10/31 - 9/19
  • Updated Treasury Guidance on Cashing Assistance and Benefit Checks 9/15
  • Assistance For Displaced SS Recipients Announced 9/15
  • Availability modification for NO zone items 9/12
  • Louisiana Armored Car runs 9/12
  • CIP FAQ (FinCEN) 9/12
  • Details of Assistance Given (FEMA)
  • Expedited Assistance Q&A
  • Updated info on FEMA card program 9/9
  • Detailed info on FEMA cards (from BOL)
  • Images of FEMA cards (bankers only)
  • Treasury Request to Waive ATM Surcharges on FEMA card transactions
  • Detailed info on FEMA cards (from BOL)
  • FMS Guidance on Gov. Benefit Checks & use of 3rd party drafts
  • Phone numbers for Federal Reserve and FHLB contacts
  • SBA Disaster-related information
  • Blog for ATM News
  • VA - info about benefits
  • SSA - info about benefits
  • Financial Sector Coordinating Council Press Release
  • State associations' joint statement
  • FTC Advice about giving
  • Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions
  • LA OFI Suggestions for Consumers
  • LA OFI Suggestions for FIs
  • LA bank contact info
  • LA bank Website links
  • OTS
  • Public Service Campaign
  • FFIEC Agencies Announce Additional Guidance for Financial Institutions in Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers
  • Working Group to Address Financial Industry Issues (OTS 05-34)
  • CIP FAQ (OTS 05-30)
  • OTS 05-28 8/29
  • Related issuance
  • CEO Memo 8/29

  • NCUA
  • Public Service Campaign
  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers
  • Interagency CIP Guidance
  • Contact information for affected credit unions
  • NCUA FAQ for CU Members
  • NCUA Press Release about FAQ
  • NCUA Press Release about NCUA response effort
  • Information about Toll-Free Number Established to Address Credit Union Operations and Members Affected by Hurricane Katrina

  • OCC
  • Public Service Campaign
  • Interagency FAQ on ALL, reports, card customers
  • Operation Hope
  • Relief to Transfer Agents
  • Victim Assistance for Rita
  • OCC FAQ on misc. FI issues: space & employee sharing, temporary banking facilities and branches, branch closings, minimum payments
  • CIP FAQ
  • FAQ
  • OCC NR 2005-83 8/29
  • OCC NR 2005-87 9/02 duplicate of Interagency Guidance above



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