Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Solicitation of Applications for Membership, 11735-11736 [2018-05421]

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Jensen, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–05378 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Solicitation of Applications for Membership Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the authorities given to the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) under the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) Acting Director Mick Mulvaney invites the public to apply for membership for appointment to its Consumer Advisory Board (Board), Community Bank Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council (collectively, Advisory Councils). Membership of the Board and Councils includes representatives of consumers, communities, the financial services industry and academics. Appointments to the Board are typically for three years and appointments to the Councils are typically for two years. However, the Director may amend the respective Board and Council charters from time to time during the charter terms, as the Director deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Board and Councils. The Bureau expects to announce the selection of new members in September 2018. DATES: The application will be available on March 19, 2018 here: https://goo.gl/ u23ClY. Complete application packets received on or before April 23, 2018, will be given consideration for membership on the Board and Councils. ADDRESSES: If electronic submission is not feasible, the completed application packet can be mailed to Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. All applications for membership on the Board and Councils should be sent: • Electronically: https://goo.gl/ u23ClY. We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Mail: • Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11735 Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017. • Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on April 23, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at (202) 435–9885. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@ cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Bureau is charged with regulating ‘‘the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer financial laws,’’ so as to ensure that ‘‘all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and competitive.’’ Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, Dodd-Frank Act, the Bureau’s primary functions are: 1. Conducting financial education programs; 2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer complaints; 3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and services to identify risks to consumers and the proper functioning of such markets; 4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial law; 5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal consumer financial law; and 6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to facilitate the other functions of the Bureau. As described in more detail below, section 1014 of the Dodd-Frank Act calls for the Director of the Bureau to establish a Consumer Advisory Board to advise and consult with the Bureau regarding its functions, and to provide information on emerging trends and practices in the consumer financial markets. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 11736 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2018 / Notices II. Qualifications Pursuant to section 1014(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in appointing members to the Board, ‘‘the Director shall seek to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer financial products or services and representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans, and seek representation of the interests of covered persons and consumers, without regard to party affiliation.’’ The determinants of ‘‘expertise’’ shall depend, in part, on the constituency, interests, or industry sector the nominee seeks to represent, and where appropriate, shall include significant experience as a direct service provider to consumers. Pursuant to section 5 of the Community Bank Advisory Council Charter, in appointing members to the Council the Director shall seek to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer financial products or services and representatives of community banks that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans, and shall strive to have diversity in terms of points of view. Only current bank or thrift employees (CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for membership. Membership is limited to employees of banks and thrifts with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion. Pursuant to section 12 of the Credit Union Advisory Council Charter, in appointing members to the Council the Director shall seek to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer financial products or services and representatives of credit unions that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans, and shall strive to have diversity in terms of points of view. Only current credit union employees (CEOs, compliance officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for membership. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 Membership is limited to employees of credit unions with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion. The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on the Board and Councils, and therefore, encourages applications from qualified candidates from these groups. The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing a Board that is represented by a diversity of viewpoints and constituencies, and therefore encourages applications from qualified candidates who: 1. Represent the United States’ geographic diversity; and 2. Represent the interests of special populations identified in the DoddFrank Act, including service members, older Americans, students, and traditionally underserved consumers and communities. III. Application Procedures Any interested person may apply for membership on the Board or Council. A complete application packet must include: 1. A recommendation letter from a third party describing the applicant’s interests and qualifications to serve on the Board or Council; ´ ´ 2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae for the applicant; and 3. A one-page cover letter, which summarizes the applicant’s expertise and provides reason(s) why he or she would like to join the Board or Council. 4. A complete application. https:// goo.gl/u23ClY. To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau will ask potential candidates to provide information related to financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review applications and will not answer questions from internal or external parties regarding applications until the application period has closed. The Bureau will not entertain applications of federally registered lobbyists for a position on the Board and Councils. Only complete applications will be given consideration for review of membership on the Board and Councils. Dated: March 13, 2018. Kirsten Sutton, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2018–05421 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Department of the Navy, Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College, Board of Advisors (BOA) to The President of the Naval War College (NWC) Subcommittee will take place. DATES: Day 1—Open to the public Thursday April 5, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Day 2—Open to the public Friday April 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacquelyn (Jaye) Panza, (831) 656–2514 (Voice), (831) 656–2789 (Facsimile), jpanza@nps.edu (Email). Mailing address is Naval Postgraduate School, 1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943– 5001. Website: https://my.nps.edu/web/ board-of-advisors/home.The most up-todate changes to the meeting agenda can be found on the website. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the Board is to advise and assist the President, NWC, in educational and support areas, providing independent advice and recommendations on items such as, but not limited to, organizational management, curricula, methods of instruction, facilities, student and faculty morale, and other matters of interest. Agenda: The agenda for Thursday is as follows: 8:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Board Discussion with NWC President, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Meet with NWC students, 1:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Attend Elective Classes, 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11735-11736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05421]


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BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION


Consumer Advisory Board and Councils Solicitation of Applications 
for Membership

AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities given to the Director of the 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) under the Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) Acting Director 
Mick Mulvaney invites the public to apply for membership for 
appointment to its Consumer Advisory Board (Board), Community Bank 
Advisory Council, and Credit Union Advisory Council (collectively, 
Advisory Councils). Membership of the Board and Councils includes 
representatives of consumers, communities, the financial services 
industry and academics. Appointments to the Board are typically for 
three years and appointments to the Councils are typically for two 
years. However, the Director may amend the respective Board and Council 
charters from time to time during the charter terms, as the Director 
deems necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Board and Councils. 
The Bureau expects to announce the selection of new members in 
September 2018.

DATES: The application will be available on March 19, 2018 here: 
https://goo.gl/u23ClY. Complete application packets received on or 
before April 23, 2018, will be given consideration for membership on 
the Board and Councils.

ADDRESSES: If electronic submission is not feasible, the completed 
application packet can be mailed to Julian Alcazar, Outreach and 
Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G 
Street NW, Washington, DC 20552.
    All applications for membership on the Board and Councils should be 
sent:
     Electronically: https://goo.gl/u23ClY. We strongly 
encourage electronic submissions.
    Mail:
     Julian Alcazar, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 
20552. Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.
     Hand Delivery/Courier in Lieu of Mail: Julian Alcazar, 
Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection 
Bureau, 1700 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20552. Submissions must be 
received on or before 5 p.m. eastern standard time on April 23, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julian Alcazar, Outreach and 
Engagement Specialist, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at (202) 
435-9885. If you require this document in an alternative electronic 
format, please contact [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Bureau is charged with regulating ``the offering and provision 
of consumer financial products or services under the Federal consumer 
financial laws,'' so as to ensure that ``all consumers have access to 
markets for consumer financial products and services and that markets 
for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent, and 
competitive.'' Pursuant to section 1021(c) of the Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-203, Dodd-Frank Act, the 
Bureau's primary functions are:
    1. Conducting financial education programs;
    2. Collecting, investigating, and responding to consumer 
complaints;
    3. Collecting, researching, monitoring, and publishing information 
relevant to the function of markets for consumer financial products and 
services to identify risks to consumers and the proper functioning of 
such markets;
    4. Supervising persons covered under the Dodd-Frank Act for 
compliance with Federal consumer financial law, and taking appropriate 
enforcement action to address violations of Federal consumer financial 
law;
    5. Issuing rules, orders, and guidance implementing Federal 
consumer financial law; and
    6. Performing such support activities as may be needed or useful to 
facilitate the other functions of the Bureau.
    As described in more detail below, section 1014 of the Dodd-Frank 
Act calls for the Director of the Bureau to establish a Consumer 
Advisory Board to advise and consult with the Bureau regarding its 
functions, and to provide information on emerging trends and practices 
in the consumer financial markets.

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II. Qualifications

    Pursuant to section 1014(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act, in appointing 
members to the Board, ``the Director shall seek to assemble experts in 
consumer protection, financial services, community development, fair 
lending and civil rights, and consumer financial products or services 
and representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve 
underserved communities, and representatives of communities that have 
been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgage loans, and seek 
representation of the interests of covered persons and consumers, 
without regard to party affiliation.'' The determinants of 
``expertise'' shall depend, in part, on the constituency, interests, or 
industry sector the nominee seeks to represent, and where appropriate, 
shall include significant experience as a direct service provider to 
consumers.
    Pursuant to section 5 of the Community Bank Advisory Council 
Charter, in appointing members to the Council the Director shall seek 
to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, 
community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer 
financial products or services and representatives of community banks 
that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of 
communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced 
mortgage loans, and shall strive to have diversity in terms of points 
of view. Only current bank or thrift employees (CEOs, compliance 
officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for 
membership. Membership is limited to employees of banks and thrifts 
with total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of 
depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than 
$10 billion.
    Pursuant to section 12 of the Credit Union Advisory Council 
Charter, in appointing members to the Council the Director shall seek 
to assemble experts in consumer protection, financial services, 
community development, fair lending and civil rights, and consumer 
financial products or services and representatives of credit unions 
that primarily serve underserved communities, and representatives of 
communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced 
mortgage loans, and shall strive to have diversity in terms of points 
of view. Only current credit union employees (CEOs, compliance 
officers, government relations officials, etc.) will be considered for 
membership. Membership is limited to employees of credit unions with 
total assets of $10 billion or less that are not affiliates of 
depository institutions or credit unions with total assets of more than 
$10 billion.
    The Bureau has a special interest in ensuring that the perspectives 
of women and men, all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with 
disabilities are adequately represented on the Board and Councils, and 
therefore, encourages applications from qualified candidates from these 
groups. The Bureau also has a special interest in establishing a Board 
that is represented by a diversity of viewpoints and constituencies, 
and therefore encourages applications from qualified candidates who:
    1. Represent the United States' geographic diversity; and
    2. Represent the interests of special populations identified in the 
Dodd-Frank Act, including service members, older Americans, students, 
and traditionally underserved consumers and communities.

III. Application Procedures

    Any interested person may apply for membership on the Board or 
Council.
    A complete application packet must include:
    1. A recommendation letter from a third party describing the 
applicant's interests and qualifications to serve on the Board or 
Council;
    2. A complete r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for the 
applicant; and
    3. A one-page cover letter, which summarizes the applicant's 
expertise and provides reason(s) why he or she would like to join the 
Board or Council.
    4. A complete application. https://goo.gl/u23ClY.
    To evaluate potential sources of conflicts of interest, the Bureau 
will ask potential candidates to provide information related to 
financial holdings and/or professional affiliations, and to allow the 
Bureau to perform a background check. The Bureau will not review 
applications and will not answer questions from internal or external 
parties regarding applications until the application period has closed.
    The Bureau will not entertain applications of federally registered 
lobbyists for a position on the Board and Councils.
    Only complete applications will be given consideration for review 
of membership on the Board and Councils.

    Dated: March 13, 2018.
Kirsten Sutton,
Chief of Staff, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
[FR Doc. 2018-05421 Filed 3-15-18; 8:45 am]
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