Consumer Advisory Council; Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 34619-34620 [E6-9336]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 115 / Thursday, June 15, 2006 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Consumer Advisory Council; Solicitation of Nominations for Membership Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Board is inviting the public to nominate qualified individuals for appointment to its Consumer Advisory Council, whose membership represents interests of consumers, communities, and the financial services industry. New members will be selected for three-year terms that will begin in January 2007. The Board expects to announce the selection of new members in early January. DATES: Nominations must be received by August 25, 2006. Nominations not received by August 25 May not be considered. Nominations must include a ´ ´ resume for each nominee. Electronic nominations are preferred. The appropriate form can be accessed at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/forms/ cacnominationform.cfm. If electronic submission is not feasible, the nominations can be mailed (not sent by facsimile) to Sheila Maith, Assistant Director and Community Affairs Officer, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyan Bishop, Secretary of the Council, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, (202) 452–6470, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consumer Advisory Council was established in 1976 at the direction of the Congress to advise the Federal Reserve Board on the exercise of its duties under the Consumer Credit Protection Act and on other consumerrelated matters. The Council by law represents the interests both of consumers and of the financial services industry (15 U.S.C. 1691(b)). Under the Rules of Organization and Procedure of the Consumer Advisory Council (12 CFR 267.3), members serve three-year terms that are staggered to provide the Council with continuity. New members will be selected for terms beginning January 1, 2007, to replace members whose terms expire in December 2006. The Board expects to announce its appointment of new members in early January. Nomination letters should include: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Jun 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 ´ ´ • A resume; • Information about past and present positions held by the nominee, dates, and description of responsibilities; • A description of special knowledge, interests, or experience related to community reinvestment, consumer protection regulations, consumer credit, or other consumer financial services; • Full name, title, organization name, organization description for both the nominee and the nominator; • Current address, telephone and fax numbers for both the nominee and the nominator; and • Positions held in community organizations, and on councils and boards. Individuals may nominate themselves. The Board is interested in candidates who have familiarity with consumer financial services, community reinvestment, and consumer protection regulations, and who are willing to express their views. Candidates do not have to be experts on all levels of consumer financial services or community reinvestment, but they should possess some basic knowledge of the area. They must be able and willing to make the necessary time commitment to participate in conference calls, and prepare for and attend meetings three times a year (usually for two days, including committee meetings). The meetings are held at the Board’s offices in Washington, DC. The Board pays travel expenses, lodging, and a nominal honorarium. In making the appointments, the Board will seek to complement the background of continuing Council members in terms of affiliation and geographic representation, and to ensure the representation of women and minority groups. The Board may consider prior years’ nominees and does not limit consideration to individuals nominated by the public when making its selection. Council members whose terms end as of December 31, 2006, are: Dennis L. Algiere, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Community Affairs, The Washington Trust Company, Westerly, Rhode Island Sheila Canavan, Law Office of Sheila Canavan, Moab, Utah Anne Diedrick, Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, New York Hattie B. Dorsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Atlanta, Georgia Bruce B. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Valley State Bank, Roeland Park, Kansas PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34619 Mary Jane Seebach, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Countrywide Financial Corporation, Calabasas, California Paul J. Springman, Chief Marketing Officer, Equifax, Atlanta, Georgia Forrest F. Stanley, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, KeyBank National Association, Cleveland, Ohio Lori R. Swanson, Solicitor General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General, St. Paul, Minnesota Council members whose terms continue through 2006 and 2007 are: Stella Adams, Executive Director, North Carolina Fair Housing Center, Durham, North Carolina Faith Anderson, Vice President—Legal & Compliance and General Counsel, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Fort Worth, Texas Dorothy Bridges, Chief Executive Officer and President, Franklin National Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota Tony T. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Uptown Consortium, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio Carolyn Carter, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts Michael Cook, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas Donald S. Currie, Executive Director, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas Kurt Eggert, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, California Deborah Hickok, Vice President, MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., Ooltewah, Tennessee Sarah Ludwig, Director, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, New York, New York Mark K. Metz, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Wachovia Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina Lance Morgan, President, Ho-Chunk, Incorporated, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago, Nebraska Joshua Peirez, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, MasterCard International, Purchase, New York Anna McDonald Rentschler, BSA/AML Officer, Central Bancompany, Jefferson City, Missouri Faith Arnold Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Government, Housing and Industry, Option One Mortgage Corporation, Washington, District of Columbia Edward Sivak, Director of Policy and Evaluation, Enterprise Corporation of the Delta, Jackson, Mississippi Lisa Sodeika, Senior Vice President— Corporate Affairs, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., Prospect Heights, Illinois Anselmo Villarreal, Executive Director, LaCasa de Esperanza, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 34620 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 115 / Thursday, June 15, 2006 / Notices Alan White, Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marva E. Williams, Senior Vice President, Woodstock Institute, Chicago, Illinois Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 12, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–9336 Filed 6–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 052 3158] Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Rockstar Games, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. Comments must be received on or before July 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., et al., File No. 052 3158,’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. A comment filed in paper form should include this reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary, Room 135–H (Annex N), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. Comments containing confidential material must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c). 16 CFR 4.9(c) (2005).1 The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DATES: 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Jun 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. Comments that do not contain any nonpublic information may instead be filed in electronic form as part of or as an attachment to email messages directed to the following email box: https:// secure.commentworks.com/ftc-taketwo/. The FTC Act and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and will be available to the public on the FTC Web site, to the extent practicable, at http://www.ftc.gov. As a matter of discretion, the FTC makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ ftc/privacy.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard F. Kelly (202/326–3304) or Keith R. Fentonmiller (202/326–2775), Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and § 2.34 of the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for June 8, 2006), on the World Wide Web, at http://www.ftc.gov/ os/2006/0/index.htm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326–2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission has accepted, subject to final approval, an agreement containing a consent order from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Rockstar Games, Inc. (‘‘the companies’’). The proposed consent order has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the agreement or make final the agreement’s proposed order. This matter involves alleged deceptive representations in advertising and on product packaging concerning the content in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (‘‘San Andreas’’). In September 2004, the companies submitted materials to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (‘‘ESRB’’) for the purpose of obtaining a rating for the PlayStation 2 version of San Andreas. The companies did not inform the ESRB about the existence of an interactive sex mini-game that was embedded in the game’s computer code, but was inaccessible during normal game play. Nor did the companies tell the ESRB that the game disc contained data files (unused in game play) for female skins, which, if accessed, render the female characters partially or completely nude. However, the ESRB’s published requirements in effect at that time did not state that game companies were required to disclose unused skins in the game software or content in the game code that was inaccessible and unplayable without modifying the code. Based on the companies’ submission, the ESRB assigned San Andreas a M (Mature 17+) rating and content descriptors for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, and Use of Drugs. The companies released the Playstation 2 version of San Andreas in October 2004. On June 7, 2005, the companies released versions of San Andreas playable on PCs and the Xbox console. The PC and Xbox game discs also contained the same code for the sex mini-game and the nude skins. As with the PlayStation 2 version, the companies did not disclose the existence of the disabled sex mini-game or the nude skins on the PC and Xbox game discs. The ESRB rated the PC and Xbox versions of the game M (Mature E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 115 (Thursday, June 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34619-34620]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Consumer Advisory Council; Solicitation of Nominations for 
Membership

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Board is inviting the public to nominate qualified 
individuals for appointment to its Consumer Advisory Council, whose 
membership represents interests of consumers, communities, and the 
financial services industry. New members will be selected for three-
year terms that will begin in January 2007. The Board expects to 
announce the selection of new members in early January.

DATES: Nominations must be received by August 25, 2006. Nominations not 
received by August 25 May not be considered.

ADDRESSES: Nominations must include a r[eacute]sum[eacute] for each 
nominee. Electronic nominations are preferred. The appropriate form can 
be accessed at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/forms/
cacnominationform.cfm. If electronic submission is not feasible, the 
nominations can be mailed (not sent by facsimile) to Sheila Maith, 
Assistant Director and Community Affairs Officer, Division of Consumer 
and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System, Washington, DC 20551.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyan Bishop, Secretary of the Council, 
Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, (202) 452-6470, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consumer Advisory Council was 
established in 1976 at the direction of the Congress to advise the 
Federal Reserve Board on the exercise of its duties under the Consumer 
Credit Protection Act and on other consumer-related matters. The 
Council by law represents the interests both of consumers and of the 
financial services industry (15 U.S.C. 1691(b)). Under the Rules of 
Organization and Procedure of the Consumer Advisory Council (12 CFR 
267.3), members serve three-year terms that are staggered to provide 
the Council with continuity.
    New members will be selected for terms beginning January 1, 2007, 
to replace members whose terms expire in December 2006. The Board 
expects to announce its appointment of new members in early January. 
Nomination letters should include:
     A r[eacute]sum[eacute];
     Information about past and present positions held by the 
nominee, dates, and description of responsibilities;
     A description of special knowledge, interests, or 
experience related to community reinvestment, consumer protection 
regulations, consumer credit, or other consumer financial services;
     Full name, title, organization name, organization 
description for both the nominee and the nominator;
     Current address, telephone and fax numbers for both the 
nominee and the nominator; and
     Positions held in community organizations, and on councils 
and boards.
    Individuals may nominate themselves.
    The Board is interested in candidates who have familiarity with 
consumer financial services, community reinvestment, and consumer 
protection regulations, and who are willing to express their views. 
Candidates do not have to be experts on all levels of consumer 
financial services or community reinvestment, but they should possess 
some basic knowledge of the area. They must be able and willing to make 
the necessary time commitment to participate in conference calls, and 
prepare for and attend meetings three times a year (usually for two 
days, including committee meetings). The meetings are held at the 
Board's offices in Washington, DC. The Board pays travel expenses, 
lodging, and a nominal honorarium.
    In making the appointments, the Board will seek to complement the 
background of continuing Council members in terms of affiliation and 
geographic representation, and to ensure the representation of women 
and minority groups. The Board may consider prior years' nominees and 
does not limit consideration to individuals nominated by the public 
when making its selection.

    Council members whose terms end as of December 31, 2006, are:

Dennis L. Algiere, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Community 
Affairs, The Washington Trust Company, Westerly, Rhode Island

Sheila Canavan, Law Office of Sheila Canavan, Moab, Utah

Anne Diedrick, Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase Bank, New York, 
New York

Hattie B. Dorsey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta 
Neighborhood Development Partnership, Atlanta, Georgia

Bruce B. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Valley State Bank, Roeland Park, Kansas

Mary Jane Seebach, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Countrywide 
Financial Corporation, Calabasas, California

Paul J. Springman, Chief Marketing Officer, Equifax, Atlanta, 
Georgia

Forrest F. Stanley, Senior Vice President and Deputy General 
Counsel, KeyBank National Association, Cleveland, Ohio

Lori R. Swanson, Solicitor General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney 
General, St. Paul, Minnesota

    Council members whose terms continue through 2006 and 2007 are:

Stella Adams, Executive Director, North Carolina Fair Housing 
Center, Durham, North Carolina

Faith Anderson, Vice President--Legal & Compliance and General 
Counsel, American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Fort Worth, Texas

Dorothy Bridges, Chief Executive Officer and President, Franklin 
National Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tony T. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, Uptown 
Consortium, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

Carolyn Carter, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, 
Massachusetts

Michael Cook, Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Wal-Mart 
Stores, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas

Donald S. Currie, Executive Director, Community Development 
Corporation of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

Kurt Eggert, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical 
Legal Education, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, 
California

Deborah Hickok, Vice President, MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., 
Ooltewah, Tennessee

Sarah Ludwig, Director, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy 
Project, New York, New York

Mark K. Metz, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, 
Wachovia Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina

Lance Morgan, President, Ho-Chunk, Incorporated, Winnebago Tribe of 
Nebraska, Winnebago, Nebraska

Joshua Peirez, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, 
MasterCard International, Purchase, New York

Anna McDonald Rentschler, BSA/AML Officer, Central Bancompany, 
Jefferson City, Missouri

Faith Arnold Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Government, Housing 
and Industry, Option One Mortgage Corporation, Washington, District 
of Columbia

Edward Sivak, Director of Policy and Evaluation, Enterprise 
Corporation of the Delta, Jackson, Mississippi

Lisa Sodeika, Senior Vice President--Corporate Affairs, HSBC North 
America Holdings Inc., Prospect Heights, Illinois

Anselmo Villarreal, Executive Director, LaCasa de Esperanza, Inc., 
Waukesha, Wisconsin


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Alan White, Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Services, 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marva E. Williams, Senior Vice President, Woodstock Institute, 
Chicago, Illinois

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 12, 2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
 [FR Doc. E6-9336 Filed 6-14-06; 8:45 am]
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