FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 1996
Contact: Public Affairs
OCC Announces CRA Data Base on World Wide Web
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the availability of a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) public data base located at the agency's World Wide Web site (http://www.occ.treas.gov).
"Our goal is to make it easier for the general public to find the particular CRA document or data they are seeking by putting it all in one location," said OCC Director of Communications Ellen Stockdale. "The OCC is the only bank regulatory agency to offer online access to such a complete package of CRA-related information."
The CRA information module is the latest example of the OCC's use of communications technology to give the public broader access to information about the national banking industry. The module includes:
Downloadable documents are available to any Internet user in WordPerfect for Windows format. The database of CRA evaluations also has a "mailto:" address so that users can request evaluations completed prior to May 1996 electronically from the search page.
Questions about accessing information on the OCC web site may be e-mailed to Webmaster@occ.treas.gov, or directed to (202) 874-4700. Many public documents, including those related to the CRA, can also be obtained by automated fax service from the OCC's Information Line at (202) 479-0141.
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