Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership, 74802 [E8-29026]

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E8–29066 Filed 12–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial institutions and trade groups for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership terms. DATES: Nominations must be received by January 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Applications may be mailed (not sent by facsimile) to Regulatory Policy and Programs Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. BOX 39, Vienna, VA 22183 or e-mailed to: BSAAG@fincen.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer White, Regulatory Outreach Specialist at 202–354–6400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992 required the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) consisting of representatives from federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and trade groups with members subject to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 103 et seq. or Section 6050I of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The BSAAG is VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:54 Dec 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 the means by which the Secretary receives advice on the operations of the Bank Secrecy Act. As chair of the BSAAG, the Director of FinCEN is responsible for ensuring that relevant issues are placed before the BSAAG for review, analysis, and discussion. Ultimately, the BSAAG will make policy recommendations to the Secretary on issues considered. BSAAG membership is open to financial institutions and trade groups. New members will be selected to serve a three-year term. It is important to provide complete answers to the following items, as applications will be evaluated on the information provided through this application process. Applications should consist of: • Name of the organization requesting membership. • Point of contact, title, address, email address, phone number. • The BSAAG vacancy for which the organization is applying. • Description of the financial institution or trade group and its involvement withthe Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 103 et seq. • Reasons why the organization’s participation on the BSAAG will bring value to the group. Based on current BSAAG position openings we encourage applications from the following sectors or types of organizations with experience working on the Bank Secrecy Act: • Self-Regulatory Organizations (1 vacancy). • State Governments (1 vacancy). • Industry Trade Groups—Banking Sector (2 vacancies). • Industry Trade Groups—Credit Unions (1 vacancy). • Industry Trade Groups—Futures (1 vacancy). • Industry Trade Groups— Gatekeepers (1 vacancy). • Industry Trade Groups—Insurance (1 vacancy). • Industry Trade Groups— International (1 vacancy). • Industry Representatives— Insurance (1 vacancy). • Industry Representatives—Operator of Credit Card Systems (1 vacancy). Organizations may nominate themselves, but applications for individuals who are not representing an organization for a vacancy noted above will not be considered. Members must be able and willing to make the necessary time commitment to participate on sub-committees throughout the year by phone and attend biannual plenary meetings held in Washington DC the second Wednesday of May and October. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Members will not be remunerated for their time, services, or travel. In making the selections, FinCEN will seek to complement current BSAAG members in terms of affiliation, industry, and geographic representation. The Director of FinCEN retains full discretion on all membership decisions. The Director may consider prior years’ applications when making selections and does not limit consideration to institutions nominated by the public when making its selection. Dated: December 2, 2008. James H. Freis, Jr., Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; Bank Secrecy Act Advisory 
Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership

AGENCY: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Treasury.

ACTION: Notice and request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: FinCEN is inviting the public to nominate financial 
institutions and trade groups for membership on the Bank Secrecy Act 
Advisory Group. New members will be selected for three-year membership 
terms.

DATES: Nominations must be received by January 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Applications may be mailed (not sent by facsimile) to 
Regulatory Policy and Programs Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, P.O. BOX 39, Vienna, VA 22183 or e-mailed to: 
BSAAG@fincen.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer White, Regulatory Outreach 
Specialist at 202-354-6400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act 
of 1992 required the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a Bank 
Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG) consisting of representatives from 
federal regulatory and law enforcement agencies, financial 
institutions, and trade groups with members subject to the requirements 
of the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 103 et seq. or Section 6050I of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The BSAAG is the means by which the 
Secretary receives advice on the operations of the Bank Secrecy Act. As 
chair of the BSAAG, the Director of FinCEN is responsible for ensuring 
that relevant issues are placed before the BSAAG for review, analysis, 
and discussion. Ultimately, the BSAAG will make policy recommendations 
to the Secretary on issues considered. BSAAG membership is open to 
financial institutions and trade groups. New members will be selected 
to serve a three-year term. It is important to provide complete answers 
to the following items, as applications will be evaluated on the 
information provided through this application process. Applications 
should consist of:

     Name of the organization requesting membership.
     Point of contact, title, address, e-mail address, phone 
number.
     The BSAAG vacancy for which the organization is applying.
     Description of the financial institution or trade group 
and its involvement withthe Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 103 et seq.
     Reasons why the organization's participation on the BSAAG 
will bring value to the group.

    Based on current BSAAG position openings we encourage applications 
from the following sectors or types of organizations with experience 
working on the Bank Secrecy Act:

     Self-Regulatory Organizations (1 vacancy).
     State Governments (1 vacancy).
     Industry Trade Groups--Banking Sector (2 vacancies).
     Industry Trade Groups--Credit Unions (1 vacancy).
     Industry Trade Groups--Futures (1 vacancy).
     Industry Trade Groups--Gatekeepers (1 vacancy).
     Industry Trade Groups--Insurance (1 vacancy).
     Industry Trade Groups--International (1 vacancy).
     Industry Representatives--Insurance (1 vacancy).
     Industry Representatives--Operator of Credit Card Systems 
(1 vacancy).

Organizations may nominate themselves, but applications for individuals 
who are not representing an organization for a vacancy noted above will 
not be considered. Members must be able and willing to make the 
necessary time commitment to participate on sub-committees throughout 
the year by phone and attend biannual plenary meetings held in 
Washington DC the second Wednesday of May and October. Members will not 
be remunerated for their time, services, or travel. In making the 
selections, FinCEN will seek to complement current BSAAG members in 
terms of affiliation, industry, and geographic representation. The 
Director of FinCEN retains full discretion on all membership decisions. 
The Director may consider prior years' applications when making 
selections and does not limit consideration to institutions nominated 
by the public when making its selection.

    Dated: December 2, 2008.
James H. Freis, Jr.,
Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
 [FR Doc. E8-29026 Filed 12-8-08; 8:45 am]
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