Guidance is intended to clarify issues or respond to questions of general applicability that arise under FinCEN regulations 31 CFR Chapter X (formerly 31 CFR Part 103).

The transfer and reorganization of the BSA regulations from 31 CFR Part 103 to 31 CFR Chapter X has not altered the legal effect of any regulatory obligation nor has it imposed any new regulatory obligations on financial institutions. This includes the legal effect of FinCEN'sinterim final rule for dealers of precious metals, stones, or jewels, as further clarified byFinCEN Ruling 2006-001.