Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Dealers in Precious Metals, Stones, or Jewels
FinCEN is issuing this interim final rule to prescribe minimum standards applicable to dealers in jewels, precious metals, or precious stones, pursuant to the provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 that require financial institutions to establish anti-money laundering programs. This rule is being issued as an interim final rule because FinCEN is seeking additional public comment on several aspects of the interim final rule. These issues are addressed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section under the heading ``Request for Comments.'' We also are providing questions and answers to assist businesses in understanding how the interim final rule operates, and in determining whether and when a business's operations are covered by the interim final rule. These questions and answers appear in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section under the heading ``Frequently Asked Questions.''