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Agency: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Time, date: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2010
Place: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551
Status: Open

  • You will be able to view the meeting via webcast from a link available on the Board’s webpage at on the day of the meeting.
  • If you plan to attend the open meeting in person, we ask that you notify us in advance and provide your name, date of birth, and social security number (SSN) or passport number. You may provide this information by calling (202) 452-2474 or you may register online. You may pre-register until close of business (December 15, 2010). You also will be asked to provide identifying information, including a photo ID, before being admitted to the Board meeting. The Public Affairs Office must approve the use of cameras; please call (202) 452-2955 for further information. If you need an accommodation for a disability, please contact Penelope Beattie on 202-452-3982. For the hearing impaired only, please use the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) on 202-263-4869.

  • Privacy Act Notice: Providing the information requested is voluntary; however, failure to provide your name, date of birth, and social security number or passport number may result in denial of entry to the Federal Reserve Board. This information is solicited pursuant to Sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act and will be used to facilitate a search of law enforcement databases to confirm that no threat is posed to Board employees or property. It may be disclosed to other persons to evaluate a potential threat. The information also may be provided to law enforcement agencies, courts and others, but only to the extent necessary to investigate or prosecute a violation of law.

Matters to be Considered:
Discussion Agenda:
1. Proposed Rule Governing Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing.


  1. The staff memo to the Board will be made available to the public in paper and the background material will be made available on a computer disc in Word format. If you require a paper copy of the document, please call Penelope Beattie on 202-452-3982.

  2. This meeting will be recorded for the benefit of those unable to attend. Computer discs (CDs) will then be available for listening in the Board's Freedom of Information Office, and copies can be ordered for $4 per disc by calling 202-452-3684 or by writing to:

    Freedom of Information Office
    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Washington, D.C. 20551

For more information please contact: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202-452-2955.

Supplementary Information: You may call 202-452-3206 for a recorded announcement of this meeting; or you may contact the Board's web page at for an electronic anouncement. (The web page also includes procedural and other information about the open meeting.)

Dated: December 9, 2010

(signed) Robert deV. Frierson

Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.

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