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Sec. 223.43 What are the standards under which the Board may grant additional exemptions from the requirements of section 23A?

(a) The standards. The Board may, at its discretion, by regulation or order, exempt transactions or relationships from the requirements of section 23A and subparts B, C, and D of this regulation if it finds such exemptions to be in the public interest and consistent with the purposes of section 23A.

(b) Procedure. A member bank may request an exemption from the requirements of section 23A and subparts B, C, and D of this regulation by submitting a written request to the General Counsel of the Board. Such a request must:

(1) Describe in detail the transaction or relationship for which the member bank seeks exemption;

(2) Explain why the Board should exempt the transaction or relationship; and

(3) Explain how the exemption would be in the public interest and consistent with the purposes of section 23A.

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