News Release 1996-64 | May 31, 1996

Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996

TO: Chief Executive Officers and Compliance Personnel of all National Banks

The attached summary highlights the major provisions of the "Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996," which was signed into law on September 30, 1996. This legislation amends many laws that affect national banks, consumers, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Many of its provisions were effective on the date of enactment.

This document briefly describes only the highlights of the legislation. A more detailed section-by-section analysis is available through the OCC's Internet site, This section-by-section analysis also may be obtained through the OCC's Communications Division, 250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219, 202-874-4700, and through the OCC's District Offices.


Julie L. Williams
Chief Counsel

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