On November 3, the OCC announced an update to the “asset quality core assessment procedures” in its Community Bank Supervision Comptroller’s Handbook (Handbook). Among other things, the revised Handbook: (i) updates concentration risk management procedures and stress testing guidance for community banks; (ii) incorporates procedures for credit underwriting assessments; (iii) enhances appraisal, evaluation, allowance, and credit review examination procedures; and (iv) updates the asset quality references and standard request letter.