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l l★K Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ROBERT D. McTEER, JR. DALLAS, TEXAS 75265-5906 PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER July 2, 1999 Notice 99-51 TO: The Chief Executive Officer of each financial institution and others concerned in the Eleventh Federal Reserve District SUBJECT Solicitation of Nominations for the Consumer Advisory Council DETAILS The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for appointments to its Consumer Advisory Council. The Consumer Advisory Council’s membership represents consumer and community interests and the financial services industry. Seven new members will be selected to serve three-year terms that will begin in January 2000. The Board expects to announce the selection of new members by year-end 1999. Nominations must be submitted in writing and mailed (not sent by facsimile) to Sandra F. Braunstein, Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551. The nominations must be received by August 16, 1999. ATTACHMENT A copy of the Board’s notice as it appears on pages 33082–83, Vol. 64, No. 118 of the Federal Register dated June 21, 1999, is attached. MORE INFORMATION For more information, please contact Ann Bistay at (202) 452-6470. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact Diane Jenkins at (202) 452-3544. For additional copies of this Bank’s notice, please contact the Public Affairs Department at (214) 922-5254. Sincerely yours, For additional copies, bankers and others are encouraged to use one of the following toll-free numbers in contacting the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Dallas Office (800) 333-4460; El Paso Branch Intrastate (800) 592-1631, Interstate (800) 351-1012; Houston Branch Intrastate (800) 392-4162, Interstate (800) 221-0363; San Antonio Branch Intrastate (800) 292-5810. 33082 Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 1999 / Notices loans, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y, and activities related to extending credit, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(2) of Regulation Y. B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Randall C. Sumner, Vice President) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 631022034: 1. Arvest Bank Group, Inc., Bentonville, Arkansas, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Ameribank Corporation, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Oklahoma Bancshares, Inc., Del City, Oklahoma; to convert its existing statechartered bank subsidiary, United Bank, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, into a savings association and thereby engage in the operation of a savings association, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. Comments regarding this application must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than July 16, 1999. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (JoAnne F. Lewellen, Assistant Vice President) 90 Hennepin Avenue, P.O. Box 291, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Farmers State Corporation, Mankato, Minnesota; to acquire Southwest State Agency, Springfield, Minnesota, and thereby engage in general insurance agency activities in a place with a population not exceeding 5,000, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(11)(iii) of Regulation Y. The proposed activity will be conducted under the name United Prairie Agency, Springfield, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 15, 1999. Robert deV. Frierson, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 99–15694 Filed 6–18–99; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–F FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Consumer Advisory Council Solicitation of Nominations for Membership Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice. 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. Seven new members will be selected for three-year terms that will begin in January 2000. The Board expects to announce the selection of new members by year-end 1999. AGENCY: Nominations should be received by August 16, 1999. ADDRESS: Nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed (not sent by facsimile) to Sandra F. Braunstein, Assistant Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Bistay, Secretary to the Council, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, (202) 452-6470. For Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users only: Diane Jenkins, (202) 452-3544, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 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 USC 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, 2000, to replace members whose terms expire in December 1999; the Board expects to announce its appointment of new members by year-end. Nomination letters should include information about past and present positions held by the nominee; a description of special knowledge, interests or experience related to community reinvestment, consumer credit, or other consumer financial services; and the current address and telephone number of both the nominee and the nominator. Individuals may nominate themselves. The Board is interested in candidates who have some familiarity with consumer financial services or community reinvestment, and who are willing to express their viewpoints. 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 prepare for and attend meetings three times a year (usually for two days, including committee meetings), held at the Board’s offices in Washington, D.C. The Board pays travel expenses, lodging, and a nominal honorarium. DATE: 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, 1999, are: Wayne-Kent A. Bradshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Family Savings Bank, FSB, Los Angeles, California; Janet C. Koehler, President, Koehler Associates, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Carol Parry, Executive Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York; Philip Price, Jr., Executive Director, The Philadelphia Plan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marilyn Ross, Executive Director, Holy Name Housing Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska; Gail Small, Executive Director, Native Action, Lame Deer, Montana; and Yvonne S. Sparks, Vice President, NationsBank Community Investments Group, St. Louis, Missouri. Council members whose terms continue through 2000 and 2001 are: Lauren Anderson, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, Inc, New Orleans, Louisiana; Walter J. Boyer, President, United Central Bank, Garland, Texas; Malcolm Bush, President, The Woodstock Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Mary Ellen Domeier, President, State Bank & Trust Company of New Ulm, New Ulm, Minnesota; Jeremy Eisler, Director of Litigation, South Mississippi Legal Services Corp., Biloxi, Mississippi; Robert F. Elliott, Retired Vice Chairman, Household International, Prospect Heights, Illinois; John Gamboa, Executive Director, The Greenlining Institute, San Francisco, California; Rose Garcia, Executive Director, Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation, Las Cruzes, New Mexico; Vincent Giblin, Chief Executive Officer, International Union of Operating Engineers, West Caldwell, New Jersey; Dwight Golann, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts; Karla Irvine, Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; Willie Jones, Deputy Director, The Community Builders, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts; Gwenn Kyzer, Vice President, Target Marketing Service Experian, Inc., Allen, Texas; John C. Lamb, Senior Staff Counsel, Department of Consumer Affairs, Legal Services Unit, Sacramento, California; Anne Li, Executive Director, New Jersey Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 118 / Monday, June 21, 1999 / Notices Community Loan Fund, Trenton, New Jersey; Martha W. Miller, President, Choice Federal Credit Union, Greensboro, North Carolina; Daniel W. Morton, Vice President and Senior Counsel, The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio; David L. Ramp, Assistant Attorney General, State of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota; Marta Ramos, Vice President & CRA Officer, Banco Popular De Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Robert G. Schwemm, Professor Law, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; David J. Shirk, Senior Vice President, Frontier Investment Company, Eugene, Oregon; Gary Washington, Senior Vice President, ABN AMRO, Chicago, Illinois; and Robert Wynn, II, Financial Education Officer, Department of Financial Institutions, Madison, Wisconsin. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 14, 1999. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 99–15693 Filed 6–18–99; 8:45a.m.] Secretary, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone (202) 690–5560. Nominations Persons nominated for membership should be from among authorities knowledgeable in blood banking, transfusion medicine, bioethics and/or related disciplines. Members shall be selected from State and local organizations, blood and blood products industry including manufacturers and distributors, advocacy groups, consumer advocates, provider organizations, academic researchers, ethicists, private physicians, scientists, consumer advocates, legal organizations and from among communities of persons who are frequent recipients of blood and blood products. Information Required Billing Code 6210–01–F DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Request for Nominations of Members to the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability Office of the Secretary. Announcement of request for membership nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary requests nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) in accordance with its charter. Appointments will be made for a term of four years. It is not necessary to renominate individuals previously nominated; all nominations previously received have been retained and remain active. DATES: All nominations must be received at the address below by no later than 4 p.m. EDT July 23, 1999. ADDRESSES: All nominations shall be submitted to Stephen D. Nightingale, M.D., Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Phone (202) 690–5560. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen D. Nightingale, M.D., Executive Each nomination shall consist of a package that, at a minimum, includes: A. The name, return address, daytime telephone number and affiliation of the individual being nominated, the basis for the individual’s nomination, the category for which the individual is nominated and a statement that the nominated individual is willing to serve as a member of the committee; B. The name, return address, daytime telephone number at which the nominator may be contacted. Organizational nominators must identify a principal contact person in addition to the contact information; C. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. All nomination information for a nominee must be provided in a complete single package. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. Nomination materials must bear original signatures, and facsimile transmissions or copies are not acceptable. Dated: June 14, 1999. Stephen D. Nightingale, Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability. [FR Doc. 99–15627 Filed 6–18–99; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–17–M 33083 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Office of Minority Health Availability of Funds for Grants for the Minority Community Health Coalition Demonstration Program, HIV/AIDS Office of the Secretary, Office of Minority Health. ACTION: Notice of availability of funds and request for applications for the Minority Community Health Coalition Demonstration Grant Program, HIV/ AIDS. AGENCY: Purpose The purpose of this Fiscal Year 1999 Minority Community Health Coalition Demonstration Grant Program, HIV/ AIDS is to improve the health status, relative to HIV/AIDS, of targeted minority populations through health promotion and education activities. This program is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of community-based coalitions involving non-traditional partners in: (1) Developing an integrated community-based response to the HIV/ AIDS crisis through community dialogue and interaction; (2) Addressing sociocultural, linguistic and other barriers to HIV/ AIDS treatment to increase the number of individuals seeking and accepting services; and (3) Developing and conducting HIV/ AIDS education and outreach efforts for hardly reached populations. The overall goal is to increase the health status of minority populations by increasing the educational understanding of HIV/AIDS, increased testing, and improving the access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of Healthy People 2000, a PHS-led national activity of setting priority areas. This announcement, the Minority Community Health Coalition Demonstration Grant Program, HIV/ AIDS, is related to four of the 22 priority areas (1) Alcohol and other drugs; (2) educational and community-based programs; (3) HIV Infection; and (4) sexually transmitted diseases. Potential applicants may obtain a copy of Health People 2000 (Full Report: Stock No. 017–001–00474–0) or Healthy People 2000 (Summary Report: Stock No. 017– 001–0473–1) through the Superintendent of Documents,