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Supervision and Regulation Letters

SR 11-5

Spanish Translation of the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual

March 3, 2011

Seal of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OF THE
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, D. C.  20551
DIVISION OF BANKING
SUPERVISION AND REGULATION
SR 11-5
March 3, 2011
TO THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISION AND APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY AND EXAMINATION STAFF AT EACH FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
SUBJECT:   Spanish Translation of the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual
The Federal Reserve, together with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (collectively, the Agencies), have issued a Spanish-language translation of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Councilís (FFIEC) Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual (manual). The Spanish version is based on the most recent version of the manual issued by the FFIEC in April 2010.

The Agencies have developed the Spanish-language version of the manual largely in response to requests from industry and trade groups. Releasing a Spanish-language version of the manual furthers the Agenciesí goal of making their regulatory expectations regarding Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance programs as accessible and useful as possible. In the event of a conflict between the English and Spanish translations of the manual, the English translation will prevail.

Reserve Banks are asked to distribute this SR letter, as appropriate, to state member banks, bank holding companies, Edge and Agreement Act corporations, and U.S. branches, agencies, and representative offices of foreign banking organizations, as well as to their supervisory and examination staff. Questions regarding this letter may be directed to Timothy P. Leary, Senior Special Anti-Money Laundering Examiner, at (202) 452-2428, or Suzanne Williams, Manager, Compliance Section, at (202) 452-3513. In addition, questions may be sent via the Federal Reserveís public website.1

signed by
Patrick M. Parkinson
Director
Division of Banking
Supervision and Regulation


Last update: August 19, 2011