by Randy Carey: With the commentary in mind is it necessary for us to get a confirmation e-mail to document the actual date of delivery of the appraisal or can we simply apply the guidance from the commentary and rest on the delivery occurred three business days after xmailing whether snail or electronic mail?
Yes. If you get confirmation before that, then that is the day of delivery.
by Richard Insley: Please note that Official Interpretations and other guidance on Regs. B and Z apply only to those regulations--not to ESIGN. The sole function of ESIGN is to make e-documents the legal equivalent of paper. Timing and acknowledgement requirements come from the same regs that require the "written" information/disclosure--not from ESIGN.