Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60079-60083 [05-20575]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices Center, (EPA/DC) EPA West, Room B102, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID Nos. OW–2005–0008 for Atrazine and OW–2005–0009 for Alachlor. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation as identified in Section A.1. II. Background A. What Are National Recommended Water Quality Criteria? B. What Type of Information Does EPA Want from the Public? C. Where Can I Find More Information on EPA’s Revised Process for Developing New or Revised Criteria? A. What Are National Recommended Water Quality Criteria? Section 304(a) of the Clean Water Act requires the EPA to develop, publish, and from time to time revise criteria for water that accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge. Water quality criteria developed under section 304(a) are based solely on data and scientific judgements; economic impacts or the technological feasibility of meeting the criteria in ambient water are not considered. Section 304(a) criteria are guidance to States and Tribes for adopting water quality standards. The criteria also provide a scientific basis for EPA to develop federal regulations under section 303(c). B. What Type of Information Does EPA Want From the Public? EPA recently completed a comprehensive review of the available toxicity data for Atrazine and Alachlor. The list of pertinent references identified by the Agency for these two chemicals is available from EPA’s electronic public docket under Docket ID Nos. OW–2005–0008 for Atrazine and OW–2005–0009 for Alachlor. EPA is soliciting additional pertinent new toxicity data or information it might use to develop the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for these two chemicals. In particular, EPA is interested in acquiring from the public any new data, not identified by the Agency’s literature review, on the toxicity and human exposure to these chemicals from ambient water bodies as well as the bioaccumulation of each of these two chemicals in aquatic organisms to calculate trophic level specific bioaccumulation factors; in addition to seeking input on the references known to the Agency, EPA is also soliciting any additional pertinent data or information that may be useful in developing these criteria, particularly new data on the toxicity of these two chemicals. You should adequately document any data VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 you submit. It should also contain enough supporting information to show that acceptable test procedures were used. Please refer to the EPA’s ‘‘Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health—2000’’ (EPA–822–B– 00–004, October 2000 and EPA–822–R– 03–030, December 2003); for guidance on data suitability. These documents are available at the EPA website under using the following link, http:// www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/ humanhealth/method/index.html. It is also available from EPA’s electronic public docket at http://www.epa.gov/ edocket/. C. Where Can I Find More Information on EPA’s Revised Process for Developing New or Revised Criteria? The Agency published detailed information about its revised process for developing and revising criteria in the Federal Register on December 10, 1998 (63 FR 68354) and in the EPA documents entitled ‘‘Methodology for Deriving Ambient Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health’’ (vol 1 on Risk Assessment, EPA–822–B– 00–004, October 2000; and vol 2 on Bioaccumulation, EPA–822–R–03–030, December 2003). The revised process provides greater opportunities for public input and makes the criteria development process more efficient. A copy of the technical information that will be used to derive the atrazine and alachlor criteria are available in the EPA’s Interim Registration Eligibility Document (IRED) for Atrazine (2003) that is available at http://www.epa.gov/ oppsrrd1/reregistration/atrazine and the Registration Eligibility Document (RED) for Alachlor (1998) that is available at http://cfpub.epa.gov/oppref/rereg/ status.cfm?show=rereg. Dated: October 7, 2005. Ephraim S. King, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. 05–20599 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–U FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act; Farm Credit Administration Board; Regular Meeting AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board). DATE AND TIME: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60079 the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on October 13, 2005, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanette C. Brinkley, Secretary to the Farm Credit Administration Board, (703) 883–4009, TTY (703) 883–4056. ADDRESSES: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available). In order to increase the accessibility to Board meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are: Open Session A. Approval of Minutes • September 8, 2005 (Open and Closed). B. Reports • Potential Impact of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita on the FCS. C. New Business—Regulations • Risk-Based Capital Stress Test— Proposed Rule. Dated: October 7, 2005. Jeanette C. Brinkley, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. [FR Doc. 05–20721 Filed 10–12–05; 2:27 pm] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD [No. 2005–N–06] Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Board. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as ‘‘Community Support Requirements,’’ which has been assigned control number 3069–0003 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Finance Board intends to submit the information collection to OMB for review and approval of a 3 year extension of the control number, which is due to expire on February 28, 2006. DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before December 13, 2005. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 60080 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices Comments: Submit comments by any of the following methods: E-mail: comments@fhfb.gov. Fax: 202–408–2580. Mail/Hand Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006, ATTENTION: Public Comments. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your comment to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by e-mail to the Finance Board at comments@fhfb.gov to ensure timely receipt by the agency. Include the following information in the subject line of your submission: Federal Housing Finance Board. Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Community Support Requirements. 2005–N–06. We will post all public comments we receive on this notice without change, including any personal information you provide, such as your name and address, on the Rules, Notices, and Public Comments chart on the Finance Board Web site at http://www.fhfb.gov/ Default.aspx?Page=93&Top=93. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emma Fitzgerald, Program Analyst, Office of Supervision, by telephone at 202–408–2874, by electronic mail at fitzgeralde@fhfb.gov, or by regular mail at the Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Need For and Use of the Information Collection Section 10(g)(1) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) requires the Finance Board to promulgate regulations establishing standards of community investment or service that Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 members must meet in order to maintain access to long-term advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(1). In establishing these community support requirements for FHLBank members, the Finance Board must take into account factors such as the FHLBank member’s performance under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), 12 U.S.C. 2901, et seq., and record of lending to first-time homebuyers. 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(2). Part 944 of the Finance Board regulations implements section 10(g) of the Bank Act. See 12 CFR part 944. The rule provides uniform community support standards all FHLBank members must meet and review criteria Finance Board staff must apply to determine compliance with section 10(g). More specifically, section 944.2 of the rule (12 CFR 944.2) implements the statutory community support requirement and requires each member selected for review to submit a completed Community Support Statement Form to the Finance Board. A copy of the Community Support Statement Form is attached to this Notice. Section 944.3 (12 CFR 944.3) establishes community support standards for the two statutory factors— CRA and first-time homebuyer performance—and provides guidance to a respondent on how it may satisfy the standards. Sections 944.4 and 944.5 (12 CFR 944.4–5) establish the procedures and criteria the Finance Board uses in determining whether FHLBank members satisfy the statutory and regulatory community support requirements. The information collection contained in the Community Support Statement Form and sections 944.2 through 944.5 of the rule is necessary to enable and is used by the Finance Board to determine whether FHLBank members satisfy the statutory and regulatory community PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 support requirements. Only FHLBank members that meet these requirements may maintain continued access to longterm FHLBank advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g). The OMB number for the information collection is 3069–0003. The OMB clearance for the information collection expires on February 28, 2006. The likely respondents are institutions that are members of an FHLBank. B. Burden Estimate The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of respondents at 5155 FHLBank members, with one response per member. The estimate for the average hours per response is one hour. The estimate for the total annual hour burden is 5155 hours (5155 members x 1 response per member x 1 hour). C. Comment Request The Finance Board requests written comments on the following: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of Finance Board functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Finance Board estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on applicants and housing associates, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: October 7, 2005. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. John P. Kennedy, General Counsel. BILLING CODE 6725–01–P E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 60081 EN14OC05.001</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices VerDate Aug<31>2005 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 EN14OC05.002</GPH> 60082 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 198 / Friday, October 14, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–20575 Filed 10–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6725–01–C 20006, or by electronic mail at FITZGERALDE@FHFB.GOV. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD [No. 2005–N–05] Federal Home Loan Bank Members Selected for Community Support Review AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Board. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is announcing the Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) members it has selected for the 2004–05 seventh quarter review cycle under the Finance Board’s community support requirements regulation. This notice also prescribes the deadline by which Bank members selected for review must submit Community Support Statements to the Finance Board. DATES: Bank members selected for the review cycle under the Finance Board’s community support requirements regulation must submit completed Community Support Statements to the Finance Board on or before November 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Bank members selected for the 2004–05 seventh quarter review cycle under the Finance Board’s community support requirements regulation must submit completed Community Support Statements to the Finance Board either by regular mail at the Federal Housing Finance Board, Office of Supervision, Community Investment and Affordable Housing, 1625 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC Emma J. Fitzgerald, Program Analyst, Office of Supervision, Community Investment and Affordable Housing, by telephone at 202–408–2874, by electronic mail at FITZGERALDE@FHFB.GOV, or by regular mail at the Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Selection for Community Support Review Section 10(g)(1) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) requires the Finance Board to promulgate regulations establishing standards of community investment or service Bank members must meet in order to maintain access to long-term advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(1). The regulations promulgated by the Finance Board must take into account factors such as the Bank member’s performance under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), 12 U.S.C. 2901 et seq., and record of lending to first-time homebuyers. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(2). Pursuant to section 10(g) of the Bank Act, the Finance Board has promulgated a community support requirements regulation that establishes standards a Bank member must meet in order to maintain access to long-term advances, and review criteria the Finance Board must apply in evaluating a member’s community support performance. See 12 CFR part 944. The regulation includes standards and criteria for the two statutory factors—CRA performance and record of lending to first-time homebuyers. 12 CFR 944.3. Only 60083 members subject to the CRA must meet the CRA standard. 12 CFR 944.3(b). All members, including those not subject to CRA, must meet the first-time homebuyer standard. 12 CFR 944.3(c). Under the rule, the Finance Board selects approximately one-eighth of the members in each Bank district for community support review each calendar quarter. 12 CFR 944.2(a). The Finance Board will not review an institution’s community support performance until it has been a Bank member for at least one year. Selection for review is not, nor should it be construed as, any indication of either the financial condition or the community support performance of the member. Each Bank member selected for review must complete a Community Support Statement and submit it to the Finance Board by the November 28, 2005 deadline prescribed in this notice. 12 CFR 944.2(b)(1)(ii) and (c). On or before October 31, 2005, each Bank will notify the members in its district that have been selected for the 2004–05 seventh quarter community support review cycle that they must complete and submit to the Finance Board by the deadline a Community Support Statement. 12 CFR 944.2(b)(2)(i). The member’s Bank will provide a blank Community Support Statement Form, which also is available on the Finance Board’s Web site: WWW.FHFB.GOV. Upon request, the member’s Bank also will provide assistance in completing the Community Support Statement. The Finance Board has selected the following members for the 2004–05 seventh quarter community support review cycle: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston—District 1 Balboa Reinsurance Company ................................................................................... First New England Federal Credit Union ................................................................... Ledge Light Federal Credit Union .............................................................................. Eastern Federal Bank ................................................................................................. Putnam Savings Bank ................................................................................................ Connecticut Community Bank, N.A. ........................................................................... Merrill Merchants Bank ............................................................................................... St. Joseph’s Credit Union ........................................................................................... Seaboard Federal Credit Union .................................................................................. The First, National Association ................................................................................... Union Trust Company ................................................................................................ NorState Federal Credit Union ................................................................................... Norway Savings Bank ................................................................................................ University Credit Union ............................................................................................... Infinity Federal Credit Union ....................................................................................... Belmont Savings Bank ............................................................................................... University Credit Union ............................................................................................... Greenfield Savings Bank ............................................................................................ The Lenox National Bank ........................................................................................... Enterprise Bank and Trust Company ......................................................................... Butler Bank ................................................................................................................. Northmark Bank .......................................................................................................... RTN Federal Credit Union .......................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:54 Oct 13, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Calabasas ................................................ East Hartford ........................................... Groton ...................................................... Norwich .................................................... Putnam .................................................... Westport .................................................. Bangor ..................................................... Biddeford ................................................. Bucksport ................................................. Damariscotta ........................................... Ellsworth .................................................. Madawaska ............................................. Norway .................................................... Orono ....................................................... Portland ................................................... Belmont ................................................... Boston ..................................................... Greenfield ................................................ Lenox ....................................................... Lowell ...................................................... Lowell ...................................................... North Andover ......................................... Waltham .................................................. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 California Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Connecticut Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts

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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD

[No. 2005-N-06]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Board.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) is 
seeking public comments concerning the information collection known as 
``Community Support Requirements,'' which has been assigned control 
number 3069-0003 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The 
Finance Board intends to submit the information collection to OMB for 
review and approval of a 3 year extension of the control number, which 
is due to expire on February 28, 2006.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before December 13, 
2005.

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    Comments: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
    E-mail: comments@fhfb.gov.
    Fax: 202-408-2580.
    Mail/Hand Delivery: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20006, ATTENTION: Public Comments.
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. If you submit your comment to the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal, please also send it by e-mail to the 
Finance Board at comments@fhfb.gov to ensure timely receipt by the 
agency.
    Include the following information in the subject line of your 
submission: Federal Housing Finance Board. Proposed Collection; Comment 
Request: Community Support Requirements. 2005-N-06.
    We will post all public comments we receive on this notice without 
change, including any personal information you provide, such as your 
name and address, on the Rules, Notices, and Public Comments chart on 
the Finance Board Web site at http://www.fhfb.gov/
Default.aspx?Page=93&Top=93.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emma Fitzgerald, Program Analyst, 
Office of Supervision, by telephone at 202-408-2874, by electronic mail 
at fitzgeralde@fhfb.gov, or by regular mail at the Federal Housing 
Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street NW., Washington, DC 20006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Need For and Use of the Information Collection

    Section 10(g)(1) of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) 
requires the Finance Board to promulgate regulations establishing 
standards of community investment or service that Federal Home Loan 
Bank (FHLBank) members must meet in order to maintain access to long-
term advances. See 12 U.S.C. 1430(g)(1). In establishing these 
community support requirements for FHLBank members, the Finance Board 
must take into account factors such as the FHLBank member's performance 
under the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA), 12 U.S.C. 2901, et 
seq., and record of lending to first-time homebuyers. 12 U.S.C. 
1430(g)(2). Part 944 of the Finance Board regulations implements 
section 10(g) of the Bank Act. See 12 CFR part 944. The rule provides 
uniform community support standards all FHLBank members must meet and 
review criteria Finance Board staff must apply to determine compliance 
with section 10(g). More specifically, section 944.2 of the rule (12 
CFR 944.2) implements the statutory community support requirement and 
requires each member selected for review to submit a completed 
Community Support Statement Form to the Finance Board. A copy of the 
Community Support Statement Form is attached to this Notice. Section 
944.3 (12 CFR 944.3) establishes community support standards for the 
two statutory factors--CRA and first-time homebuyer performance--and 
provides guidance to a respondent on how it may satisfy the standards. 
Sections 944.4 and 944.5 (12 CFR 944.4-5) establish the procedures and 
criteria the Finance Board uses in determining whether FHLBank members 
satisfy the statutory and regulatory community support requirements.
    The information collection contained in the Community Support 
Statement Form and sections 944.2 through 944.5 of the rule is 
necessary to enable and is used by the Finance Board to determine 
whether FHLBank members satisfy the statutory and regulatory community 
support requirements. Only FHLBank members that meet these requirements 
may maintain continued access to long-term FHLBank advances. See 12 
U.S.C. 1430(g).
    The OMB number for the information collection is 3069-0003. The OMB 
clearance for the information collection expires on February 28, 2006. 
The likely respondents are institutions that are members of an FHLBank.

B. Burden Estimate

    The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of 
respondents at 5155 FHLBank members, with one response per member. The 
estimate for the average hours per response is one hour. The estimate 
for the total annual hour burden is 5155 hours (5155 members x 1 
response per member x 1 hour).

C. Comment Request

    The Finance Board requests written comments on the following: (1) 
Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of Finance Board functions, including whether the 
information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Finance 
Board estimates of the burdens of the collection of information; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on applicants and housing associates, including through the 
use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.

    Dated: October 7, 2005.

    By the Federal Housing Finance Board.
John P. Kennedy,
General Counsel.
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