Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of June 28-29, 2006, 42642-42643 [E6-12040]

Download as PDF 42642 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 20, 2006. James B. Gilliford Assistant Administrator, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. [FR Doc. E6–12044 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notices Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g. Audits conducted pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g, 438(b), and Title 26, U.S.C. Matters concerning participation in civil actions or proceedings or arbitration. Internal personnel rules and procedures or matters affecting a particular employee. DATE AND TIME: Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC (Ninth Floor). STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Correction and Approval of Minutes. Final Audit Report—2004 Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc. (DNCC). Routine Administrative Matters. DATE AND TIME: PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer. Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 06–6565 Filed 7–25–06; 2:49 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 August 11, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: 1. Richard Jarrell, Freda Jarrell, Carol Jarrell, Robert Jarrell, and Robin Jarrell, all of Whitesville, West Virginia; as a group acting in concert to retain voting shares of Big Coal River Bancorp, Inc., Whitesville, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Whitesville State Bank, Whitesville, West Virginia. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 24, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12011 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 21, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. TCF Financial Corporation, Wayzata, Minnesota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of TCF National Bank Arizona, Mesa, Arizona, a de novo bank. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. First Liberty Holdings, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Hazelton Bancshares, Inc., Hazelton, Kansas; and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of The Farmers State Bank, Meno, Oklahoma. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 24, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12012 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of June 28– 29, 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 June 28–29, 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 51⁄4 percent. 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on June 28–29, 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. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 144 / Thursday, July 27, 2006 / Notices The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting: Although the moderation in the growth of aggregate demand should help to limit inflation pressures over time, the Committee judges that some inflation risks remain. The extent and timing of any additional firming that may be needed to address these risks will depend on the evolution of the outlook for both inflation and economic growth, as implied by incoming information. In any event, the Committee will respond to changes in economic prospects as needed to support the attainment of its objectives. By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 21, 2006. Vincent R. Reinhart, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. E6–12040 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology; American Health Information Community Confidentiality and Security Workgroup Meeting ACTION: Announcement of meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces the first meeting of the American Health Information Community Confidentiality and Security Workgroup in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App.). DATES: August 4, 2006 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mary C. Switzer Building (330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201), Conference Room 4090. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: http://www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic.html. The Confidentiality and Security Workgroup must convene in early August 2006 to begin discussion of cross-cutting issues relating to the principles of confidentiality and security in health information technology in order to meet upcoming deadlines. The meeting will be available via internet access. Go to http:// www.hhs.gov/healthit/ahic.html for additional information on the meeting. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Jul 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: July 20, 2006. Judith Sparrow, Director, American Health Information Community, Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [FR Doc. 06–6498 Filed 7–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–24–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–06–05CP] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 and send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Micro-Finance Project for HIV Prevention—New—National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC is requesting a 3-year approval from the Office of Management and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42643 Budget to conduct focus groups and administer a one-on-one qualitative interview to women who are at risk for HIV infection and community leaders in four communities in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this project is to conduct formative research to determine the most realistic and efficacious approach for developing a micro-finance project to reduce HIV/STD-related risk behavior among unemployed or underemployed high-risk AfricanAmerican women in the southeastern United States, who are among those most at risk for HIV infection in the country. The project addresses goals of the ‘‘CDC HIV Prevention Strategic Plan,’’ specifically the goal of decreasing the number of persons at high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV infection. Information from this project will inform the development of economic empowerment interventions to reduce risk for HIV infection. A focus group will be conducted with eight women (who are screened for eligibility) in each of the four communities (a total of 32 women) in the southeast United States with high prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. A subset of these women will participate in individual interviews. Another focus group will include community leaders in each of the four communities (a total of 32 individuals). The focus groups will capture demographic information, attitudes, and knowledge regarding income-generating activities that are feasible (can be done with small capitalization and by these women with some training and other preparation), attractive (women will do this work), and useful (likely to produce income to address a reasonable proportion of economic need; the community will use the service or purchase the product of the activity). The subset of focus group participants who also participate in individual interviews (five women in each of the four communities, with a maximum of 20 individual interviews) will respond to more personal questions. The semistructured individual interviews will explore behavioral, social, and economic conditions that might contribute to risk for HIV infection. The focus groups and interviews will take about two hours each to complete. A screening interview for women participants will take about 10 minutes to complete. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of June 
28-29, 2006

    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 June 28-29, 2006.\1\
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    \1\ Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee 
Meeting on June 28-29, 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.
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    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\1/4\ 
percent.

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    The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion 
in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting:

    Although the moderation in the growth of aggregate demand should 
help to limit inflation pressures over time, the Committee judges 
that some inflation risks remain. The extent and timing of any 
additional firming that may be needed to address these risks will 
depend on the evolution of the outlook for both inflation and 
economic growth, as implied by incoming information. In any event, 
the Committee will respond to changes in economic prospects as 
needed to support the attainment of its objectives.

     By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 21, 2006.
Vincent R. Reinhart,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
 [FR Doc. E6-12040 Filed 7-26-06; 8:45 am]
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