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January 12, 2009
This ACH Operations Bulletin describes the obligations of participants in the ACH Network under a new regulation implementing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which were issued on November 12, 2008 by the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Regulation”). 
September 22, 2008
This policy addresses the importance of Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) registering with Nacha their direct access relationships for ACH debit transactions, and following prudent risk management techniques including adherence to best practices for the duration of these relationships.
August 1, 2008
The effective date of Nacha’s Rules Interpretation (“Interpretation”) on the Proper Use of SEC Codes and the Aggregation of Transactions (see ACH Operations Bulletin, November 9, 2007) is extended to August 4, 2008.
July 31, 2008
Nacha’s Board of Directors has extended the effective date of the International ACH Transaction (IAT) rules and formats for six months, to September 18, 2009.
July 30, 2008
This policy addresses the importance of DFIs registering their direct access relationships with Nacha and following prudent risk mitigation techniques, including adherence to best practices, for the duration of these relationships.
November 9, 2007
This ACH Operations Bulletin describes a written interpretation (“Interpretation”) of the Nacha Operating Rules (“Rules”) approved by the Nacha Board of Directors on November 7, 2007.
September 19, 2007
This ACH Operations Bulletin announces the suspension of the implementation date of September 21, 2007 for an amendment to the NACHA Operating Rules that would establish a formatting convention for use of the Individual Identification Number Field when CIE Entries are used for online consumer Federal tax payments.
August 28, 2007
This ACH Operations Bulletin describes Nacha’s Interim Policy on ACH Data Breach Notification Requirements (“Interim Policy”), identifies the policy’s requirements for Originating Depository Financial Institutions (“ODFI”s), and provides guidance to Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (“RDFI”s).
March 13, 2007
This Operations Bulletin has been issued in accordance with Section 13.3 (Interpretative Rules) of the Nacha Operating Rules to clarify the Rules with respect to the exclusive use of the BOC and POP formats for the electronic conversion of checks accepted at the point of purchase.
January 16, 2007
Through this Operations Bulletin, Nacha calls attention to current laws and forthcoming regulations that may affect the ACH Network.
September 15, 2006
This Operations Bulletin is intended to be a reminder of the key points related to the appropriate use of Return Reason Code R69 (Field Errors) and address a common misuse of this return code in today’s marketplace.
September 15, 2006
On September 15, 2006, an amendment to the Nacha Operating Rules (Rules) became effective that modified the rules with respect to Accounts Receivable  Entries (ARC) and Point-of-Purchase Entries (POP) to enable ACH participants to more readily identify business checks that are ineligible for conversion to ARC and POP entries. This Operations Bulletin is intended to remind ACH participants of the fundamental aspects of this amendment.