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Information for members of the public wishing to comments on an application.

Applications Bulletin Comment Information


If members of the public want to comment on an application, comments must be received by the Federal Reserve on or before the last day of the comment period. The comment period ends no earlier than the date specified in the newspaper notice and, in the case of bank holding company applications for which a Federal Register notice is published, may end later than that date. If you have any questions concerning procedures that should be followed in commenting on an application, you may contact Alicia Williams, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone (312) 322-5910. Comments may be sent to Supervision and Regulation, Applications Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604; or via fax to (312) 322-5894.


If you cannot submit your comments by the end of the time period, you may request an extension of time by contacting the Secretary of the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. 20551. Your request for an extension of time must be received no later than the last date of the comment period and should explain why you are unable to submit your comments on time. You will find more information on how to request additional time in the Code of Federal Regulations ("CFR") at 12 CFR §262.25(B) (as revised, Press Release (January 31, 1984), 49 Federal Register 5603 (February 14, 1984)).


For information on the Board's policy concerning the holding of public meetings, please see the Board's Policy Statement of Handling Protested Applications, 12 CFR §262.25(C) and (D) (1984). The procedure for requesting a hearing can be found at 12 CFR §262.3(e). You may wish to consult A Citizens Guide to CRA, published by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.


Please note that public comment periods may expire without being published in the Applications Bulletin. Individuals interested in comment periods pertaining to a particular application are encouraged to contact the Applications Division at (312) 322-6145.