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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 13, 2006 / Notices Officers: Suzanne Simonetti, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Nicholas Ferrara, President. Ocean Freight Forwarder—Ocean Transportation Intermediary Applicants: Mayfak International, LLC, 1231 NW 93 Ct., Doral, FL 33172. Officer: Mario Osorio, President (Qualifying Individual). International Logistics Solutions, Inc., 58 South Burty Road, Piedmont, SC 29673. Officers: Gavin Berkowitz, Vice President (Qualifying Individual), Chris Apple, President. Dated: December 8, 2006. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21177 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Raymond E. Wooldridge, Dallas, Texas; to acquire voting shares of Reeves Bancshares, Inc., Gould, Oklahoma, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Stockmans Bank, Altus, Oklahoma. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 8, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–21149 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Charges For Certain Disclosures Federal Trade Commission. Notice regarding charges for certain disclosures. AGENCY: ACTION: FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licenses Correction In the OTI Applicant Notice published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2006 (71 FR 64281) reference to the name of the Zenus (USA) Logistics LLC is corrected to read: ‘‘Zeus (USA) Logistics LLC’’. Dated: December 8, 2006. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21168 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 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 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 December 28, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:31 Dec 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘‘FCRA’’) will remain unchanged at $10.00 for 2007. Under 1996 amendments to the FCRA, the Federal Trade Commission is required to increase the $8.00 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index (‘‘CPI’’), with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. The CPI increased 25.88 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2006. This increase in the CPI and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents results in no change in the current maximum allowable charge of $10.00. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2007. ADDRESSES: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith B. Anderson, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580, 202–326–3428. Section 612(f)(1)(A) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which became effective in 1997, provides that a consumer reporting agency may charge a consumer a reasonable amount for making a disclosure to the consumer pursuant to Section 609 of the Act.1 The law states SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 This provision, originally Section 612(a), was added to the FCRA in September 1996 and became effective in September 1997. It was relabeled PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74913 that, where a consumer reporting agency is permitted to impose a reasonable charge on a consumer for making a disclosure to the consumer pursuant to Section 609, the charge shall not exceed $8 and shall be indicated to the consumer before making the disclosure. Section 612(f)(2) states that the Federal Trade Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) shall increase the $8.00 maximum amount on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index, with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents. Section 211(a)(2) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (‘‘FACT Act’’) added a new Section 612(a) to the FCRA that gives consumers the right to request free annual disclosures once every 12 months. The maximum allowable charge established by this Notice does not apply to requests made under that provision. The charge will, however, apply when a consumer who orders a file disclosure has already received a free annual disclosure and does not otherwise qualify for an additional free disclosure. The Commission considers the $8 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) to be the baseline for the effective ceiling on reasonable charges dating from the effective date of the amended FCRA, i.e., September 30, 1997. Each year the Commission calculates the proportional increase in the Consumer Price Index (using the most general CPI, which is for all urban consumers, all items) from September 1997 to September of the current year. The Commission then determines what modification, if any, from the original base of $8 should be made effective on January 1 of the subsequent year, given the requirement that fractional changes be rounded to the nearest fifty cents. Between September 1997 and September 2006, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers and all items increased by 25.88 percent—from an index value of 161.2 in September 1997 to a value of 202.9 in September 2005. An increase of 25.88 percent in the $8.00 base figure would lead to a new figure of $10.07. However, because the statute directs that the resulting figure be rounded to the nearest $0.50, the allowable charge should be $10.00. The Commission therefore determines that the allowable charge for the year 2007 will remain unchanged at $10.00. Section 612(f) by Section 211(a)(1) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (‘‘FACT Act’’), Public Law 108–159, which was signed into law on December 4, 2003. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 74914 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 239 / Wednesday, December 13, 2006 / Notices By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21196 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P Dated: December 6, 2006. John O. Agwunobi, Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science. [FR Doc. E6–21146 Filed 12–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Request for Information (RFI): Improving Health and Accelerating Personalized Health Care Through Health Information Technology and Genomic Information in Populationand Community-based Health Care Delivery Systems; Extension of Comment Period Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day-07–07AB] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On November 1, 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice in the Federal Register (FR Doc. Vol 71, No. 211, pages 64282–64284) to request input from the public and private sectors on plans for developing and using resources involving health information technology and genetic and molecular medicine, with specific reference to incorporating these capacities in evidence-based clinical practice, health outcomes evaluations, and research. A 60 day comment period was established upon publication of that notice. The purpose of this notice is to inform all interested parties that the comment period originally identified in the November 1, 2006 Federal Register has been extended for thirty days, in order to maximize the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide comments to HHS on this subject. DATES: The closing period for the comment period will now be February 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Electronic responses are preferred and may be addressed to PHCRFI@hhs.gov. Written responses should be addressed to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Room 434E, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attention: Personalized Health Care RFI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Gregory Downing, Personalized Health Care Initiative, (202) 260–1911. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A copy of this RFI is available on the HHS Web site at http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/PHC/rfi. Please follow the instructions for submitting responses. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:31 Dec 12, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 Measuring the Psychological Impact on Communities Affected by Landmines—New—Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The purpose of this project is to conduct an observational baseline survey that assesses the effectiveness of Humanitarian Mine Action (landmine and unexploded ordinance clearance, PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 also known as demining) upon the economic, social and mental well being of impacted communities. This work will be conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, a center of Harvard University, under a cooperative agreement with CDC. The general theory to be examined is that individuals and communities in these locations suffer when living in an area with landmines and unexploded ordinance (UXO) since they cannot use all land resources and suffer the trauma of injured or killed family members. This research on the impact of demining is necessary because landmines and UXO continue to negatively impact civilian populations. For example, it has been estimated that each year landmines and unexploded ordinance lead to the injury and death of 24,000 persons worldwide, predominately civilians. At the same time, it is estimated that civilians account for 35% to 65% of war-related deaths and injuries. The use of landmines and UXO is ongoing, and therefore this issue merits continued attention. Up to this point, however, little if any of the international response to landmines has studied the economic, social, and mental impact upon a community. Instead the focus has been their physical impact in terms of numbers of injured and killed. There are not statistics nor is there research that can accurately capture these alternative measures of impact. There now exists an opportunity for further research that will benefit the general public as well as the organizations and governments working with persons impacted by landmines and UXO. The proposed work will allow CDC to continue its commitment to reduce the negative health impact posed by landmines and unexploded ordinance, both for U.S. and non-U.S.-based populations. Specific activities for this project include: a. Identify and incorporate public health principles into the planning of a pilot study for assessing the impact of landmine and unexploded ordinance (UXO) abatement (also known as demining) on the economic, social and mental health of contaminated communities. This initial research in three or more locations will lay the groundwork for further study in additional sites around the world. b. Develop the survey instrument and design a study that will assess the economic, social and mental health consequences of living in areas where landmines and UXO are present and the impact if they are cleared. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION


Charges For Certain Disclosures

AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice regarding charges for certain disclosures.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on 
allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act 
(``FCRA'') will remain unchanged at $10.00 for 2007. Under 1996 
amendments to the FCRA, the Federal Trade Commission is required to 
increase the $8.00 amount referred to in paragraph (1)(A)(i) of Section 
612(f) on January 1 of each year, based proportionally on changes in 
the Consumer Price Index (``CPI''), with fractional changes rounded to 
the nearest fifty cents. The CPI increased 25.88 percent between 
September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 
2006. This increase in the CPI and the requirement that any increase be 
rounded to the nearest fifty cents results in no change in the current 
maximum allowable charge of $10.00.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith B. Anderson, Bureau of 
Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580, 202-326-
3428.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 612(f)(1)(A) of the Fair Credit 
Reporting Act, which became effective in 1997, provides that a consumer 
reporting agency may charge a consumer a reasonable amount for making a 
disclosure to the consumer pursuant to Section 609 of the Act.\1\ The 
law states that, where a consumer reporting agency is permitted to 
impose a reasonable charge on a consumer for making a disclosure to the 
consumer pursuant to Section 609, the charge shall not exceed $8 and 
shall be indicated to the consumer before making the disclosure. 
Section 612(f)(2) states that the Federal Trade Commission (``the 
Commission'') shall increase the $8.00 maximum amount on January 1 of 
each year, based proportionally on changes in the Consumer Price Index, 
with fractional changes rounded to the nearest fifty cents.
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    \1\ This provision, originally Section 612(a), was added to the 
FCRA in September 1996 and became effective in September 1997. It 
was relabeled Section 612(f) by Section 211(a)(1) of the Fair and 
Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (``FACT Act''), Public Law 
108-159, which was signed into law on December 4, 2003.
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    Section 211(a)(2) of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act 
of 2003 (``FACT Act'') added a new Section 612(a) to the FCRA that 
gives consumers the right to request free annual disclosures once every 
12 months. The maximum allowable charge established by this Notice does 
not apply to requests made under that provision. The charge will, 
however, apply when a consumer who orders a file disclosure has already 
received a free annual disclosure and does not otherwise qualify for an 
additional free disclosure.
    The Commission considers the $8 amount referred to in paragraph 
(1)(A)(i) of Section 612(f) to be the baseline for the effective 
ceiling on reasonable charges dating from the effective date of the 
amended FCRA, i.e., September 30, 1997. Each year the Commission 
calculates the proportional increase in the Consumer Price Index (using 
the most general CPI, which is for all urban consumers, all items) from 
September 1997 to September of the current year. The Commission then 
determines what modification, if any, from the original base of $8 
should be made effective on January 1 of the subsequent year, given the 
requirement that fractional changes be rounded to the nearest fifty 
cents.
    Between September 1997 and September 2006, the Consumer Price Index 
for all urban consumers and all items increased by 25.88 percent--from 
an index value of 161.2 in September 1997 to a value of 202.9 in 
September 2005. An increase of 25.88 percent in the $8.00 base figure 
would lead to a new figure of $10.07. However, because the statute 
directs that the resulting figure be rounded to the nearest $0.50, the 
allowable charge should be $10.00.
    The Commission therefore determines that the allowable charge for 
the year 2007 will remain unchanged at $10.00.


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    By direction of the Commission.
Donald S. Clark,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-21196 Filed 12-12-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6750-01-P