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Download as PDF 33750 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 112 / Monday, June 12, 2006 / Notices National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. Dated: May 25, 2006. Norman Niedergang, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 5. [FR Doc. E6–9080 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD Correction; Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Announcing a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors The open meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled to begin at 10 am on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. The closed portion of the meeting will follow immediately the open portion of the meeting. PLACE: Board Room, First Floor, Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 Eye Street, NW., Washington DC 20006. STATUS: The first portion of the meeting will be open to the public. The final portion of the meeting will be closed to the public. TIME AND DATE: MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE OPEN PORTION: Financing Corporation 2006 Supplemental Budget Request. Consideration of the Financing Corporation (FICO) request to increase its 2006 budget to cover unanticipated legal expenses. Data Reporting Reorganization. Consideration of a final rule that would move certain data reporting requirements from regulation to the Data Reporting Manual. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE CLOSED PORTION: Periodic Update of Examination Program Development and Supervisory Findings. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Shelia Willis, Paralegal Specialist, Office of General Counsel, at 202–408– 2876 or williss@fhfb.gov. Dated: June 7, 2006. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. John P. Kennedy, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 06–5318 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6725–01–P dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency information collection activities: Announcement of Board approval under delegated authority and submission to OMB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System SUMMARY: Background. Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed information AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Jun 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the Public). 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 instrument(s) 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer Michelle Long––Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202–452–3829). OMB Desk Officer Mark Menchik–– Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or e-mail to mmenchik@omb.eop.gov. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, without revision of the following reports: 1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Agency form number: FR 2018. OMB control number: 7100–0058. Frequency: Up to six times a year. Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours. Number of respondents: 84. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. §§ 248(a), 324, 335, 3101, 3102, and 3105) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at each respondent bank, generally through a telephone interview. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative information with respect to current price and flow developments and evolving techniques and practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a significant portion of the questions in each survey consists of unique questions on topics of timely interest. The respondents’ answers provide crucial information for monitoring and PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 understanding the evolution of lending practices at banks and developments in credit markets. 2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times a year. Reporters: Commercial banks, other depository institutions, corporations or large money–stock holders. Annual reporting hours: 232 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour. Number of respondents: 58. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (U.S.C. §§ 225a, 248(a), and 263); confidentiality will be determined on a case–by–case basis. Abstract: The 2023 requests qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection of up to sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other depository institutions or major financial market participants). Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution through a telephone interview conducted by Reserve Bank or Board staff. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three years, with revision of the following reports: 1. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card Plans. Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a. OMB control number: 7100–0085. Frequency: Quarterly. Reporters: Commercial banks. Annual reporting hours: FR 2835: 132 hours; and FR 2835a: 100 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835: 13 minutes; and FR 2835a: 30 minutes Number of respondents: FR 2835: 150; and FR 2835a: 50. General description of report: These information collections are voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent data are given confidential treatment. Abstract: The FR 2835 collects information from a sample of commercial banks on interest rates charged on loans for new vehicles and loans for other consumer goods and personal expenses. The FR 2835a E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 112 / Monday, June 12, 2006 / Notices collects information on two measures of credit card interest rates from a sample of commercial banks with $1 billion or more in credit card receivables and a representative of smaller issuers. Current Actions: The Federal Reserve will add a new data item, New automobiles (60–month), to the FR 2835. This item will collect the most common interest rate on 60–month loans for new automobiles. The Federal Reserve will also decrease the authorized sample size for the FR 2835a from 80 to 50 commercial banks. The Federal Reserve received one general comment letter from a federal agency. The commenter described its use of the data to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual estimates of personal interest payments, a component of personal outlays in the national income and product accounts. The revisions will be implemented as originally proposed. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 7, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–9075 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center Web site 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 July 7, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. First Community Financial Partners, Inc., Joliet, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First Community Bank of Joliet, Joliet, Illinois. In connection with this application, Applicant also has applied to engage de novo in lending activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 7, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–9069 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM dsatterwhite on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Jun 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of May 10, 2006 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 May 10, 2006.1 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 5 percent. The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting: ‘‘The Committee judges that some further policy firming may be needed to keep the risks to the attainment of both sustainable 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on May 10, 2006, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33751 economic growth and price stability roughly in balance. In any event, the Committee will respond to changes in economic prospects as needed to foster these objectives.’’ By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, June 2, 2006. Vincent R. Reinhart, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. E6–9047 Filed 6–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Announcement of Cooperative Agreement With Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Funding Title: Cooperative Agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine. Announcement Type: Initial Announcement. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.004. DATES: July 1, 2006. SUMMARY: This announcement is made by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or Department), Office of Minority Health (OMH) located within the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), and working in a ‘‘One-Department’’ approach collaboratively with participating HHS agencies and programs (entities). The mission of the OMH is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of policies and programs that address disparities and gaps. OMH serves as the focal point in the HHS for leadership, policy development and coordination, service demonstrations, information exchange, coalition and partnership building, and relation efforts to address the health need of racial and ethnic minorities. This announcement supports the Healthy People 2010 overarching goal to eliminate health disparities. As part of a continuing HHS effort to improve the health and well being of racial and ethnic minorities, the Department announces a sole source umbrella cooperative agreement award to the Morehouse School of Medicine. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: This program is authorized under 42 U.S.C. 300 u–6, section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. 1. Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Agency information collection activities: Announcement of Board 
approval under delegated authority and submission to OMB

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
SUMMARY: Background.
    Notice is hereby given of the final approval of proposed 
information collections by the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System (Board) under OMB delegated authority, as per 5 CFR 
1320.16 (OMB Regulations on Controlling Paperwork Burdens on the 
Public). 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 instrument(s) 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Reserve Board Clearance 
Officer Michelle Long--Division of Research and Statistics, Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551 (202-452-
3829).
    OMB Desk Officer Mark Menchik--Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or e-mail to 
mmenchik@omb.eop.gov.

Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three 
years, without revision of the following reports:

    1. Report title: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending 
Practices.
    Agency form number: FR 2018.
    OMB control number: 7100-0058.
    Frequency: Up to six times a year.
    Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and 
agencies of foreign banks.
    Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours.
    Number of respondents: 84.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  248(a), 324, 335, 3101, 3102, and 3105) 
and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. Sec.  552 (b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at 
each respondent bank, generally through a telephone interview. The 
purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative information with 
respect to current price and flow developments and evolving techniques 
and practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a significant 
portion of the questions in each survey consists of unique questions on 
topics of timely interest. The respondents' answers provide crucial 
information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending 
practices at banks and developments in credit markets.
    2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 2023.
    OMB control number: 7100-0223.
    Frequency: Up to four times a year.
    Reporters: Commercial banks, other depository institutions, 
corporations or large money-stock holders.
    Annual reporting hours: 232 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour.
    Number of respondents: 58.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  225a, 248(a), and 263); confidentiality 
will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Abstract: The 2023 requests qualitative and limited quantitative 
information about liability management, the provision of financial 
services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection 
of up to sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other 
depository institutions or major financial market participants). 
Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating 
institution through a telephone interview conducted by Reserve Bank or 
Board staff. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each 
survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of 
timely interest.

Final approval under OMB delegated authority of the extension for three 
years, with revision of the following reports:

    1. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected 
Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card 
Plans.
    Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a.
    OMB control number: 7100-0085.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Reporters: Commercial banks.
    Annual reporting hours: FR 2835: 132 hours; and FR 2835a: 100 
hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835: 13 minutes; and FR 
2835a: 30 minutes
    Number of respondents: FR 2835: 150; and FR 2835a: 50.
    General description of report: These information collections are 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent 
data are given confidential treatment.
    Abstract: The FR 2835 collects information from a sample of 
commercial banks on interest rates charged on loans for new vehicles 
and loans for other consumer goods and personal expenses. The FR 2835a

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collects information on two measures of credit card interest rates from 
a sample of commercial banks with $1 billion or more in credit card 
receivables and a representative of smaller issuers.
    Current Actions: The Federal Reserve will add a new data item, New 
automobiles (60-month), to the FR 2835. This item will collect the most 
common interest rate on 60-month loans for new automobiles. The Federal 
Reserve will also decrease the authorized sample size for the FR 2835a 
from 80 to 50 commercial banks.
    The Federal Reserve received one general comment letter from a 
federal agency. The commenter described its use of the data to prepare 
monthly, quarterly, and annual estimates of personal interest payments, 
a component of personal outlays in the national income and product 
accounts. The revisions will be implemented as originally proposed.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 7, 2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-9075 Filed 6-9-06; 8:45 am]
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