Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of May 3, 2005, 32772-32773 [05-11130]

Download as PDF 32772 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Notices Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is Dr. Jennifer Seed who can be reached at seed.jennifer@epa.gov or 202–564–7634. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) had requested that the SAB peer review the Agency’s Draft Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Risk Assessment. Background on this SAB review was provided in previous Federal Register notices published on March 29, 2004 (69 FR 16249–50); and January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2157–58). EPA’s Draft PFOA risk assessment and related background information on PFOA may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/pfoa/ index.htm. The purpose of this upcoming teleconference is for the SAB Review Panel to finalize its draft review report. A meeting agenda and the draft SAB review report will be posted on the SAB Web site (http://www.epa.gov/sab/) prior to the meeting. 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STATUS: The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public. The final TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE CLOSED PORTION OF THE MEETING: Periodic Update of Examination Program Development and Supervisory Findings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shelia Willis, Paralegal Specialist, Office of General Counsel, at 202–408– 2876 or williss@fhfb.gov. Dated: June 1, 2005. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. John P. Kennedy, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–11293 Filed 6–2–05; 2:21 pm] BILLING CODE 6725–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of May 3, 2005 In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on March 22, 2005.1 The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee in the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with increasing the federal funds rate to an average of around 3 percent. The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting: ‘‘The Committee perceives that, with appropriate monetary policy action, the upside and downside risks to the attainment of both sustainable growth 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on May 3, 2005, which includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s annual report. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Notices and price stability should be kept roughly equal. With underlying inflation expected to be contained, the Committee believes that policy accommodation can be removed at a pace that is likely to be measured. Nonetheless, the Committee will respond to changes in economic prospects as needed to fulfill its obligation to maintain price stability.’’ By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 26, 2005. Vincent R. Reinhart, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. 05–11130 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] D. Where To Obtain Additional Information For general comments or questions about this announcement, contact: Technical Information Management Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone: 770–488–2700. For technical questions about this program, contact: Michelle Wilson, MSW, Project Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop D–28, Atlanta, GA 30333, telephone: 404–639– 5947, e-mail: MWilson2@cdc.gov. Dated: May 31, 2005. William P. Nichols, Director, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–11155 Filed 6–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Program Announcement AA082] National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc.; Notice of Intent To Fund Single Eligibility Award A. Purpose The purpose of this grant is to provide funding for the administrative expenses of the NFCDC. An illustrative, nonexhaustive list of administrative expenses includes administrative personnel salaries, benefits, and expenses; administrative travel; administrative equipment; office supplies; utilities, such as water, electricity, and gas; printing; postage; communications; and rent. Authority: Section 399G of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. 280e–11], as amended; Section 201 of Public Law 102–531 (1992) The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 93.283. B. Eligible Applicant Assistance will be provided only to National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Inc. (NFCDC). No other applications are solicited. C. Funding Approximately $500,000 is available in FY 2005 to fund this award. It is expected that the award will begin on or before August 15, 2005, and will be made for a 12-month budget period within a project period of up to five years. Funding estimates may change. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:25 Jun 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Global Health Cooperative Agreement for: Global Capacity through International NonGovernmental Organization (NGO) Partnership Announcement Type: New. Funding Opportunity Number: PA AA123. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.067. Key Dates: Application Deadline: July 6, 2005. I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority: Section 301 and 307 of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. Sections 241 and 242(l)], as amended. Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s global programs are an essential component of promoting health and preventing disease in the United States and abroad, including ensuring rapid detection and response to emerging health threats. CDC cannot accomplish these efforts alone and therefore seeks to further its work and interests through partnerships with other organizations. The Office of Global Health seeks to collaborate with an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in a public-private partnership. Working with a NGO with a strong international presence will leverage existing resources to achieve health goals. CDC’s knowledge and abilities as a scientific organization can be effectively joined with an international NGO that has PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32773 demonstrated ability to effectively implement public health interventions in many different countries. This international NGO’s experience in community-based interventions in a variety of health topic areas will enable public health science to be readily disseminated into the field. The intent of this announcement is to enhance collaboration through building a publicprivate partnership, and to create impact in health protection and promotion goals. This partnership will focus in two areas: Global Disease Detection (GDD) and a selection of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The goal of the GDD initiative is to develop national and international capacity to better detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks of potential worldwide importance, whether natural or intentional. CDC is working to recognize infectious disease outbreaks faster, improve the ability to control and prevent outbreaks, and to detect emerging microbial threats. Through this cooperative agreement CDC intends to work with an international NGO partner to pilot a program to increase disease detection and surveillance in non-traditional or resource poor settings. The goal of this pilot is to build disease response and detection capacity in an international NGO at the local level through communities, organizations, and the Ministry of Health (MOH). The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are a framework of eight goals, 18 targets, and 48 measures that were developed by experts from the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). These goals were unanimously adopted by the member states of the UN in September 2000 to focus on outcomes that promote human development as the key to sustaining social and economic progress. Several of these goals target areas of focus for the CDC including maternal mortality, environmental health, and early childhood health and development. Although the MDGs are visionary in nature, projects supported through this cooperative agreement have the potential for being antecedent steps toward attaining these goals through increased service provision, learning capacity, and demonstrated competence. The MDGs are eight goals that outline areas of action, 18 targets that further define this involvement, and 48 indicators that provide measurable benchmarks for interventions. See the following UN E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 107 (Monday, June 6, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32772-32773]
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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of May 
3, 2005

    In accordance with Sec.  271.25 of its rules regarding availability 
of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic 
policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its 
meeting held on March 22, 2005.\1\
    The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial 
conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable 
growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee in 
the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent 
with increasing the federal funds rate to an average of around 3 
percent.
    The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion 
in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting:
    ``The Committee perceives that, with appropriate monetary policy 
action, the upside and downside risks to the attainment of both 
sustainable growth

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and price stability should be kept roughly equal. With underlying 
inflation expected to be contained, the Committee believes that policy 
accommodation can be removed at a pace that is likely to be measured. 
Nonetheless, the Committee will respond to changes in economic 
prospects as needed to fulfill its obligation to maintain price 
stability.''

    By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 26, 2005.
Vincent R. Reinhart,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
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    \1\ Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee 
Meeting on May 3, 2005, which includes the domestic policy directive 
issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. The 
minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the 
Board's annual report.
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