Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 61441-61442 [05-21148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 204 / Monday, October 24, 2005 / Notices ii. E-mail. Comments may be sent by electronic mail (e-mail) to ORD.Docket@epa.gov, Attention Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0027. In contrast to EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s email system is not an anonymous access system. If you send an e-mail comment directly to the docket without going through EPA’s electronic public docket, EPA’s e-mail system automatically captures your e-mail address. E-mail addresses that are automatically captured by EPA’s e-mail system are included as part of the comment that is placed in the official public docket, and made available in EPA’s electronic public docket. iii. Disk or CD ROM. You may submit comments on a disk or CD ROM that you mail to the mailing address identified in Unit I.B.2. These electronic submissions will be accepted in WordPerfect or ASCII file format. Avoid the use of special characters and any form of encryption. 2. By Mail. Send your comments to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ORD Docket, EPA Docket Center (EPA/ DC), Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, 20460, Attention Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0027. 3. By Hand Delivery or Courier. Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Room B102, EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, Attention Docket ID No. ORD–2005–0027. (note: this is not a mailing address). Such deliveries are only accepted during the docket’s normal hours of operation as identified in Unit I.A.1. Dated: October 13, 2005. Kevin Y. Teichman, Director, Office of Science Policy. [FR Doc. 05–21189 Filed 10–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD [No. 2005–N–07] Submission for OMB Review; 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) has submitted the information collection entitled ‘‘Advances to Housing Associates’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 3 year VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Oct 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 extension of the OMB control number, 3069–0005, which is due to expire on November 30, 2005. DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before November 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Housing Finance Board, Washington DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR COPIES OF THE INFORMATION COLLECTION CONTACT: Jonathan F. Curtis, Examinations Specialist, Office of Supervision, by telephone at 202–408–2866, by electronic mail at curtisj@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 10b of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) (12 U.S.C. 1430b) authorizes the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) to make advances under certain circumstances to certified nonmember mortgagees. The Finance Board refers to nonmember mortgagees as housing associates. In order to be certified as a housing associate, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in section 10b of the Bank Act. Part 926 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR part 926) implements the statutory eligibility requirements and establishes uniform review criteria an applicant must meet in order to be certified as a housing associate by an FHLBank. More specifically, sections 926.3 and 926.4 (12 CFR 926.3–926.4) implement the statutory eligibility requirements and provide guidance to an applicant on how it may satisfy such requirements. Section 926.5 (12 CFR 926.5) authorizes the FHLBanks to approve or deny all applications for certification as a housing associate, subject to the statutory and regulatory requirements. Section 926.6 (12 CFR 926.6) permits an applicant to appeal an FHLBank decision to deny certification to the Finance Board. Section 950.17 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR 950.17) establishes the terms and conditions under which an FHLBank may make advances to a certified housing associate. Section 950.17 also imposes a continuing obligation on a housing associate to provide information necessary to determine if it remains in compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61441 The information collection contained in sections 926.1 through 926.6 and section 950.17 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR 926.1–926.6 and 950.17) is necessary to enable the FHLBanks to determine whether an applicant satisfies the statutory and regulatory requirements to be certified initially and maintain its status as a housing associate eligible to receive FHLBank advances. The Finance Board requires and uses the information collection to determine whether to uphold or overrule an FHLBank decision to deny housing associate certification to an applicant. The OMB control number for the information collection, which expires on November 30, 2005, is 3069–0005. The likely respondents include applicants for housing associate certification and current housing associates. B. Burden Estimate The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of applicants at one, with one response per applicant. The estimate for the average hours per application is 15 hours. The estimate for the annual hour burden for applicants is 15 hours (1 applicant × 1 response per applicant × 15 hours). The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of maintenance respondents, that is, certified housing associates, at 63, with 1 response per housing associate. The estimate for the average hours per maintenance response is 1 hour. The estimate for the annual hour burden for certified housing associates is 63 hours (63 certified housing associates × 1 response per associate × 1 hour). The estimate for the total annual hour burden is 78 hours (63 housing associates × 1 response per associate × 1.0 hours + 1 applicant × 1 response per applicant × 15 hours). C. Comment Request In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the Finance Board published a request for public comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on August 1, 2005. See 70 FR 44099 (August 1, 2005). The 60-day comment period closed on September 30, 2005. The Finance Board received no public comments. Written comments are requested on: (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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 61442 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 204 / Monday, October 24, 2005 / Notices 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. Comments may be submitted to OMB in writing at the address listed above. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 19, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–5856 Filed 10–21–05; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 19, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–5855 Filed 10–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Dated: October 17, 2005. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. John P. Kennedy, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–21148 Filed 10–21–05; 8:45 am] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 6725–01–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 November 8, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Alan R. Fairman, DuBois, Pennsylvania, Beverly A. Fairman, Ronald L. Fairman, and Ann W. Fairman, all of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, acting as a group in concert, to acquire control of New Mexico Banquest Corporation, parent of First National Bank of Santa Fe, both in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In connection with this application, Johnny P. Crowley, Glorieta, New Mexico, as trustee of the New Mexico Banquest Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan Trust, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to acquire control of New Mexico Banquest Corporation, parent of First National Bank of Santa Fe, both in Santa Fe, New Mexico. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:15 Oct 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at http://www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than November 18, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. CenterBank Financial, Inc., Northfield, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of CenterBank and Trust, National Association (in organization), Deerfield, Illinois. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Toxicology Program (NTP); Liaison and Scientific Review Office (LSRO); NTP High Throughput Screening Assays Workshop National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). ACTION: Workshop Announcement and Request for Public Comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NTP has developed and refined a vision for toxicology in the 21st century (‘‘NTP Vision’’) and a roadmap for implementing its vision (‘‘NTP Roadmap’’) to strategically place the program at the forefront of providing scientific data and its interpretation for use in public health decision-making (see NTP Web site http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov select ‘‘NTP Vision and Roadmap’’). As part of the NTP Roadmap, the NTP will convene a series of workshops, including the High Throughput Screening Assays Workshop, to discuss test methods and approaches that will enhance the program’s ability to efficiently evaluate the large number of substances in our environment for which there is little or no information about their potential hazard for human health. This workshop is scheduled for December 14–15, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA and will focus on providing information about high throughput screening techniques and the potential utility of this technology for toxicology and the NTP. This meeting is open to the public and attendance is limited only by the space available. Individuals may register to attend the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis per the procedures outlined below. A copy of the agenda and any additional information about the workshop, including background materials and participants, will be posted on the NTP Web site when available (see NTP Web site http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov select ‘‘Meetings and Workshops’’). DATES: The workshop will be held on December 14–15, 2005. The workshop will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. on December 14 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD

[No. 2005-N-07]


Submission for OMB Review; 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) has 
submitted the information collection entitled ``Advances to Housing 
Associates'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval of a 3 year extension of the OMB control number, 3069-
0005, which is due to expire on November 30, 2005.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before November 23, 
2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer 
for the Federal Housing Finance Board, Washington DC 20503.

For Further Information or Copies of the Information Collection 
Contact: Jonathan F. Curtis, Examinations Specialist, Office of 
Supervision, by telephone at 202-408-2866, by electronic mail at 
curtisj@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 10b of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) (12 U.S.C. 
1430b) authorizes the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) to make 
advances under certain circumstances to certified nonmember mortgagees. 
The Finance Board refers to nonmember mortgagees as housing associates. 
In order to be certified as a housing associate, an applicant must meet 
the eligibility requirements set forth in section 10b of the Bank Act. 
Part 926 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR part 926) implements 
the statutory eligibility requirements and establishes uniform review 
criteria an applicant must meet in order to be certified as a housing 
associate by an FHLBank. More specifically, sections 926.3 and 926.4 
(12 CFR 926.3-926.4) implement the statutory eligibility requirements 
and provide guidance to an applicant on how it may satisfy such 
requirements. Section 926.5 (12 CFR 926.5) authorizes the FHLBanks to 
approve or deny all applications for certification as a housing 
associate, subject to the statutory and regulatory requirements. 
Section 926.6 (12 CFR 926.6) permits an applicant to appeal an FHLBank 
decision to deny certification to the Finance Board.
    Section 950.17 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR 950.17) 
establishes the terms and conditions under which an FHLBank may make 
advances to a certified housing associate. Section 950.17 also imposes 
a continuing obligation on a housing associate to provide information 
necessary to determine if it remains in compliance with applicable 
statutory and regulatory requirements.
    The information collection contained in sections 926.1 through 
926.6 and section 950.17 of the Finance Board regulations (12 CFR 
926.1-926.6 and 950.17) is necessary to enable the FHLBanks to 
determine whether an applicant satisfies the statutory and regulatory 
requirements to be certified initially and maintain its status as a 
housing associate eligible to receive FHLBank advances. The Finance 
Board requires and uses the information collection to determine whether 
to uphold or overrule an FHLBank decision to deny housing associate 
certification to an applicant.
    The OMB control number for the information collection, which 
expires on November 30, 2005, is 3069-0005. The likely respondents 
include applicants for housing associate certification and current 
housing associates.

B. Burden Estimate

    The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of 
applicants at one, with one response per applicant. The estimate for 
the average hours per application is 15 hours. The estimate for the 
annual hour burden for applicants is 15 hours (1 applicant x 1 response 
per applicant x 15 hours).
    The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of 
maintenance respondents, that is, certified housing associates, at 63, 
with 1 response per housing associate. The estimate for the average 
hours per maintenance response is 1 hour. The estimate for the annual 
hour burden for certified housing associates is 63 hours (63 certified 
housing associates x 1 response per associate x 1 hour).
    The estimate for the total annual hour burden is 78 hours (63 
housing associates x 1 response per associate x 1.0 hours + 1 applicant 
x 1 response per applicant x 15 hours).

C. Comment Request

    In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the Finance Board published a 
request for public comments regarding this information collection in 
the Federal Register on August 1, 2005. See 70 FR 44099 (August 1, 
2005). The 60-day comment period closed on September 30, 2005. The 
Finance Board received no public comments. Written comments are 
requested on: (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

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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. Comments may be submitted to OMB in 
writing at the address listed above.

    Dated: October 17, 2005.

    By the Federal Housing Finance Board.
John P. Kennedy,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 05-21148 Filed 10-21-05; 8:45 am]
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