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Download as PDF 35426 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices Contributions for Frequency Bias For those entities operating automated generation control in a tie-line bias mode, subject to the requirements for Frequency Responsive Reserves (FRR), the WACM Balancing Authority intends to offset the calculated Regulation requirement by an amount equal to the weighted average hourly frequency multiplied by an entity’s frequency response bias factor. This will eliminate any Regulation costs incurred due to the provision of frequency support to the interconnection. For a requesting entity to qualify for this accommodation, it must provide the WACM Balancing Authority with data required for physical confirmation of FRR participation. Minimum data that must be provided in real time includes the scan-by-scan information regarding individual unit capability, real MW output, and reactive megavolt-ampere output. Engineering data commonly used for system modeling must also be provided. Other data may be required and will be requested in writing. No credit(s) will be allowed for frequency bias contributions until the requested real-time and engineering data is provided to the WACM Balancing Authority. Customer Accommodation Western will work with entities unwilling to take Regulation service from the WACM Balancing Authority, self-provide it, or provide it from a third party, to meter their resources and/or loads out of the Balancing Authority. Until such time as that meter reconfiguration is accomplished, the WACM Balancing Authority will charge the entity for Regulation service under the rate then in effect. Legal Authority Western has determined that the proposed rate constitutes a minor rate adjustment as defined by 10 CFR part 903, and has established a 90-day comment period. During that time, Western will hold both a public information forum and a public comment forum. 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Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Western has determined that this rule is exempt from congressional notification requirements under 5 U.S.C. 801 because the action is a rulemaking of particular applicability relating to rates or services and involves matters of procedure. Dated: April 28, 2005. Michael S. Hacskaylo, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–12072 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P Availability of Information All brochures, studies, comments, letters, memoranda, e-mail, or other documents made or kept by Western for developing the proposed rate will be made available for inspection and copying at the Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region office located at 5555 East Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, CO 80538. Western’s Customer Rate Brochure for this rate adjustment is available on Western’s Web site at http:// www.wapa.gov/rm/ reg_rate_information.htm. 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PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES Economic Impact Policy This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States has received an application to finance the export of approximately $22.3 million in U.S. equipment to a producer of denim in Turkey. The exports will expand the Turkish buyer’s current production of denim by about 15 million square meters per year. Available information indicates that the denim will be sold in Turkey, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, starting in the latter part of 2005. Interested parties may submit comments on this transaction by e-mail to economic.impact@exim.gov or by mail to 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 1238, Washington, DC 20571, within 14 days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Helene S. Walsh, Director, Policy Oversight and Review. [FR Doc. 05–12028 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: AGENCY: Background On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the OMB 83–Is and supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals The following information collection, which is being handled under this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 1379 using any of the following methods: • Agency Web site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:24 Jun 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202/452–3819 or 202/452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, except as necessary for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper in Room MP– 500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed form and instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission (OMB 83–I), supporting statement, and other documents that will be placed into OMB’s public docket files once approved may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202–452–3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263– 4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following report: Report title: Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire. Agency form number: FR 1379. OMB control number: 7100–0135. Frequency: Event-generated. Reporters: Consumers. Annual reporting hours: 170. Estimated average hours per response: 20 minutes. Number of respondents: 512. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (15 U.S.C. 57(a)(f)(1)) and is not usually given confidential treatment under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). However, if a respondent provides information not specifically solicited on the form, that information may be exempt from disclosure under FOIA (5 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35427 U.S.C. 552 (b)(4), (b)(6), or (b)(7)) upon specific request from the respondent. Abstract: The questionnaire is sent to consumers who have filed complaints against state member banks. It is used to determine whether complainants are satisfied with the way the Federal Reserve System handled their complaints and to solicit suggestions for improving the complaint investigation process. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 15, 2005. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–12088 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than July 1, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Nancy A. Malitz, Detroit, Michigan; and Barbara G. Lee, Kalispell, Montana; to acquire voting shares of Ravalli County Bankshares, Inc., Hamilton, Montana, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Ravalli County Bank, Hamilton, Montana, and West One Bank, Kalispell, Montana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 14, 2005. Margaret McCloskey Shanks, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–12036 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 117 (Monday, June 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35426-35427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12088]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


SUMMARY: 

Background

    On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

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delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 
(Board) its authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR 
1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of 
information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the 
Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Board-
approved collections of information are incorporated into the official 
OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies 
of the OMB 83-Is and supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The 
Federal Reserve may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not 
required to respond to, an information collection that has been 
extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless 
it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals

    The following information collection, which is being handled under 
this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is 
hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the 
proposed information collection, along with an analysis of comments and 
recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final 
approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the 
following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 19, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 1379 using any of 
the following methods:
     Agency Web site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/
generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202/452-3819 or 202/452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20551.
    All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at 
http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as 
submitted, except as necessary for technical reasons. Accordingly, your 
comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact 
information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in 
paper in Room MP-500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C 
Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the proposed form and 
instructions, the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission (OMB 83-I), 
supporting statement, and other documents that will be placed into 
OMB's public docket files once approved may be requested from the 
agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-
3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.
    Proposal to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for 
three years, without revision, of the following report:
    Report title: Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire.
    Agency form number: FR 1379.
    OMB control number: 7100-0135.
    Frequency: Event-generated.
    Reporters: Consumers.
    Annual reporting hours: 170.
    Estimated average hours per response: 20 minutes.
    Number of respondents: 512.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (15 U.S.C. 57(a)(f)(1)) and is not usually given confidential 
treatment under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). However, if a 
respondent provides information not specifically solicited on the form, 
that information may be exempt from disclosure under FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552 
(b)(4), (b)(6), or (b)(7)) upon specific request from the respondent.
    Abstract: The questionnaire is sent to consumers who have filed 
complaints against state member banks. It is used to determine whether 
complainants are satisfied with the way the Federal Reserve System 
handled their complaints and to solicit suggestions for improving the 
complaint investigation process.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 15, 2005.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-12088 Filed 6-17-05; 8:45 am]
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