Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership, 4591 [2013-01174]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,430. Dated: January 15, 2013. Amy R. Greenberg, Assistant Director, Regulations and Rulings Division. [FR Doc. 2013–01092 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group; Solicitation of Application for Membership Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for nominations. AGENCY: 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 February 15, 2013. 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 emailed to: BSAAG@fincen.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ina tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Boston, Senior Advisor, Office of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Outreach, Regulatory Policy and Programs Division, 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 1000— 1099 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 and must designate one individual to represent that member at plenary meetings. In compliance with Executive Order 13490 of January 21, 2009, and White House policy, member organizations may not designate a representative to participate in BSAAG plenary or subcommittee meetings who is currently registered as a lobbyist pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 1603(a). 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: PO 00000 Frm 00215 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 4591 • Name of the organization requesting membership • Point of contact, title, address, email address and phone number • Description of the financial institution or trade group and its involvement with the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 1000–1099 et seq. • Reasons why the organization’s participation on the BSAAG will bring value to the group Organizations may nominate themselves, but applications for individuals who are not representing an organization will not be considered. Members must be able and willing to make the necessary time commitment to participate on subcommittees 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 selections. Dated: January 15, 2013. Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. [FR Doc. 2013–01174 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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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 February 15, 2013.

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 emailed to: BSAAG@fincen.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ina Boston, Senior Advisor, Office of 
Outreach, Regulatory Policy and Programs Division, 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 1000--1099 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 and 
must designate one individual to represent that member at plenary 
meetings. In compliance with Executive Order 13490 of January 21, 2009, 
and White House policy, member organizations may not designate a 
representative to participate in BSAAG plenary or subcommittee meetings 
who is currently registered as a lobbyist pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 1603(a).
    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 and phone 
number
 Description of the financial institution or trade group and 
its involvement with the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 CFR 1000-1099 et seq.
 Reasons why the organization's participation on the BSAAG will 
bring value to the group

    Organizations may nominate themselves, but applications for 
individuals who are not representing an organization will not be 
considered. Members must be able and willing to make the necessary time 
commitment to participate on subcommittees 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 
selections.

    Dated: January 15, 2013.
Jennifer Shasky Calvery,
Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
[FR Doc. 2013-01174 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
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