* The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. meets to approve final Community Reinvestment Act regulations. The FDIC also plans to adopt a new strategic plan at the meeting. 10 a.m., 550 17th St. NW. Call 202-898-6993.

* Deputy Treasury Secretary Frank Newman and FDIC Vice Chairman Andrew C. Hove address the spring meeting of the Independent Bankers Association of America. Mr. Newman speaks at 9:15 a.m. and Mr. Hove at 1:15 p.m. Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. 202-659-8111.

* Senators return today from their two-week break. The House remains in recess until May 1. TUESDAY, APRIL 25

* Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder speaks at the IBAA's spring meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 10th and H Streets NW. 202- 659-8111.

* The Securities Industry Association kicks off a two-day conference for senior executives of regional brokerages. The meeting will focus on enhancing public trust and confidence in the securities industry. Ritz- Carlton Hotel, Chicago. 212-618-0531.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture hosts the National Rural Conference at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. President Clinton will moderate a panel that includes Jeffrey L. Plagge, chairman of the American Bankers Association's rural economic development task force. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

* Credit Card Forum VII, sponsored by Faulkner & Gray's Credit Card Management, kicks off at the San Diego Convention Center. Jeffrey P. Neubert, chairman and chief executive, Banc One Diversified Services Corp., will be the keynote speaker at the forum, which runs through Friday. Call 800-535-8403 or fax 212-967-7180. The fee is $795 per registrant.

* Community Bankers of Kentucky holds annual convention at Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington. Speakers include Richard L. Mount, president of the Independent Bankers Association of America, and M. Scott Reed, managing partner of Grant Thornton. Through Friday. To register, call 800 487-2677.

* The American Bankers Association's government relations council meets today and tomorrow at the Capital Hilton. Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is the dinner speaker. THURSDAY, APRIL 27

* The Senate Environment and Public Works superfund subcommittee holds a hearing on environmental lender liability. Anne Hill, assistant general counsel at First Interstate Bank of Oregon, is among the witnesses. 9 a.m. in Room 406, Dirksen Building. 202-224-6176. FRIDAY, APRIL 28

* Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig gives a speech entitled "Markets and Regulation: Striking the Right Balance," sponsored by the European Institute at the French consulate in New York. 10 a.m. 202-874- 4974.

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