Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 18479-18480 [E7-6890]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 70 / Thursday, April 12, 2007 / Notices Synopsis On July 14, 2006, Snap filed a request for a temporary waiver of the interoperability requirements concerning the provision of VRS. See Snap Request for Limited Waiver, CG Docket No. 03–123, filed July 14, 2006 (requesting a waiver until March 31, 2007). On March 6, 2007, Snap filed a letter with the Commission stating that Snap has started providing VRS and is in compliance with the VRS interoperability requirements. See Letter from Francis Buono, Counsel for Snap, to Marlene Dortch, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission (March 6, 2007). Snap requested that the Commission dismiss its waiver request as moot. In response to Snap’s request, the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau hereby dismisses Snap’s request for temporary waiver as moot. Federal Communications Commission. Jay Keithley, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. 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Final Report for Gephardt for President, Inc. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES DATE AND TIME: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:49 Apr 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 Management and Administrative Matters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–1839 Filed 4–10–07; 3:10 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD [No. 2007–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 ‘‘Capital Requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 3-year extension of the OMB control number, 3069–0059, which is due to expire on May 31, 2007. DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before May 14, 2007. 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 CONTACT: Jonathan F. Curtis, Senior Financial Analyst, Regulations & Research Division, Office of Supervision, by e-mail at curtisj@fhfb.gov, by telephone at 202–408–2866, 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 6 of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act establishes the capital structure for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) and requires the Finance Board to issue regulations prescribing uniform capital standards applicable to each Bank. 12 U.S.C. 1426. To implement the statutory capital structure for the Banks, the Finance Board added parts 930, 931, 932, and 933 to its regulations. 12 CFR parts 930, PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18479 931, 932, and 933. Part 930 establishes definitions applicable to risk management and the capital regulations; part 931 concerns Bank capital stock; part 932 establishes Bank capital requirements; and part 933 sets forth the requirements for Bank capital structure plans. The implementing regulations also include conforming changes to parts 917, 925, and 956, which concern, respectively, the powers and responsibilities of Bank boards of directors and senior management, Bank members, and Bank investments. 12 CFR parts 917, 925, and 956. The Banks use the information collection contained in the rules implementing section 6 to determine the amount of capital stock a member must purchase to maintain membership in and to obtain services from a Bank. More specifically, sections 931.3 and 933.2(a) of the Finance Board rules authorize a Bank to offer its members several options to satisfy required investments in capital stock as activitybased and/or membership stock purchase requirements. 12 CFR 931.3 and 933.2(a). The information collection is necessary to provide the Banks with the flexibility to meet the statutory and regulatory capital structure requirements while allowing Bank members to choose the option best suited to their business requirements. The OMB control number for the information collection is 3069–0059, and it is due to expire on May 31, 2007. The likely respondents include Bank members. B. Burden Estimate While the number of member respondents and the volume of information have increased, the overall burden has decreased significantly because the Banks can access almost all of the data required by the information collection electronically from call reports the members already must file with their primary regulator. The estimate for the total annual hour burden for all member respondents is 8,953 hours. The estimate for the total annual cost burden is $367,073. These estimates are based on the following calculations: The Banks determine members’ activity-based stock purchase requirements on a daily basis. Based on input from the Banks, we estimated the cost and hour burden of the activitybased stock purchase requirement information collection using a daily average of 564 member respondents submitting 1 report for each of the 260 business days during the year. The estimate for the average hours per response is .05 hours. The estimate for E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 18480 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 70 / Thursday, April 12, 2007 / Notices member respondents’ annual hour burden related to activity-based stock purchase requirements is 7,332 hours (564 average daily activity-based member respondents × 260 responses per member × 0.05 hours per response). The estimate for the annual cost burden is $300,612 (7,332 hours × $41 hourly rate). The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of member respondents for membership stock purchase requirements at 8,105, with 4 responses per member. The estimate for the average hours per response is 0.05 hours. The estimate for member respondents’ annual hour burden related to membership stock purchase requirements is 1,621 hours (8,105 membership investment member respondents × 4 responses per member × 0.05 hours per response). The estimate for the annual cost burden is $66,461 (1,621 hours × $41 hourly rate). C. Comment Request In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the Finance Board published a request for public comments regarding this information collection in the Federal Register on January 26, 2007. See 72 FR 3848 (Jan. 26, 2007). The 60-day comment period closed on March 27, 2007. 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’s 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 respondents, 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: April 6, 2007. By the Federal Housing Finance Board. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Neil R. Crowley, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–6890 Filed 4–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6725–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:49 Apr 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Availability of Funding Opportunity Announcement; Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program Announcement Type: Initial Announcement. Funding Opportunity Number: HHS– 2007–AoA–AZ–0703. Statutory Authority: Sec. 398 of the Public Health Service Act (Pub. L. 78– 410; 42 U.S.C. 280c–3), amended by the Home Health Care and Alzheimer’s Disease Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–557) and by the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–392). Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.051, Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program. Dates: The deadline date for the submission of applications is May 14, 2007. I. Funding Opportunity Description This announcement seeks proposals for the ADDGS Program’s mission to expand the availability of diagnostic and support services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and their caregivers, as well as improve the responsiveness of the home and community based care system to persons with dementia. The program focuses on serving hard-to-reach and underserved people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders (ADRD). A detailed description of the funding opportunity may be found at http:// www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/ fundopp.asp. II. Award Information 1. Funding Instrument Type: Grant. 2. Anticipated Total Priority Area Funding per Budget Period. AoA intends to make available, under this program announcement, grant awards for up to twenty-three (23) projects at a federal share of approximately $250,000–$325,000 for one year. III. Eligibility Criteria and Other Requirements 1. Eligible Applicants This is a limited grant competition. Eligibility for grant awards is limited to agencies of State Government; only one application per state will be funded. These 1-year grant options are available to all States that will not be receiving ADDGS funds as of July 1, 2007 or operating under a no-cost extension as of July 1, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Cost Sharing or Matching Under this program, AoA will fund no more than 75 percent of the project’s total cost. Grantees are required to provide at least 25 percent of the total program costs from non-federal cash or in-kind resources in order to be considered for the award. 3. DUNS Number [All grant applicants must obtain a D– U–N–S number from Dun and Bradstreet. It is a nine-digit identification number, which provides unique identifiers of single business entities. The D-U-N-S number is free and easy to obtain from http:// www.dnb.com/US/duns_update/] 4. Intergovernmental Review Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs, is not applicable to these grant applications. IV. Application and Submission Information Address To Request Application Application materials are available online at http://www.grants.gov. 1. Submission Requirements Applications must be submitted electronically to http://www.grants.gov. In order to be able to submit the application, you must register in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) database. Information about CCR is available at http://www.grants.gov/ CCRRegister. 2. Submission Dates and Times To receive consideration, applications must be submitted electronically by midnight, Eastern time, by the deadline listed in the ‘‘Dates’’ section of this Notice. V. Responsiveness Criteria Each application submitted will be screened to determine whether it was received by the closing date and time. 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FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD

[No. 2007-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 ``Capital Requirements 
for the Federal Home Loan Banks'' to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a 3-year extension of the OMB 
control number, 3069-0059, which is due to expire on May 31, 2007.

DATES: Interested persons may submit comments on or before May 14, 
2007.

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 CONTACT: Jonathan F. Curtis, Senior Financial 
Analyst, Regulations & Research Division, Office of Supervision, by e-
mail at curtisj@fhfb.gov, by telephone at 202-408-2866, 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 6 of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act establishes the capital 
structure for the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) and requires the 
Finance Board to issue regulations prescribing uniform capital 
standards applicable to each Bank. 12 U.S.C. 1426. To implement the 
statutory capital structure for the Banks, the Finance Board added 
parts 930, 931, 932, and 933 to its regulations. 12 CFR parts 930, 931, 
932, and 933. Part 930 establishes definitions applicable to risk 
management and the capital regulations; part 931 concerns Bank capital 
stock; part 932 establishes Bank capital requirements; and part 933 
sets forth the requirements for Bank capital structure plans. The 
implementing regulations also include conforming changes to parts 917, 
925, and 956, which concern, respectively, the powers and 
responsibilities of Bank boards of directors and senior management, 
Bank members, and Bank investments. 12 CFR parts 917, 925, and 956.
    The Banks use the information collection contained in the rules 
implementing section 6 to determine the amount of capital stock a 
member must purchase to maintain membership in and to obtain services 
from a Bank. More specifically, sections 931.3 and 933.2(a) of the 
Finance Board rules authorize a Bank to offer its members several 
options to satisfy required investments in capital stock as activity-
based and/or membership stock purchase requirements. 12 CFR 931.3 and 
933.2(a). The information collection is necessary to provide the Banks 
with the flexibility to meet the statutory and regulatory capital 
structure requirements while allowing Bank members to choose the option 
best suited to their business requirements.
    The OMB control number for the information collection is 3069-0059, 
and it is due to expire on May 31, 2007. The likely respondents include 
Bank members.

B. Burden Estimate

    While the number of member respondents and the volume of 
information have increased, the overall burden has decreased 
significantly because the Banks can access almost all of the data 
required by the information collection electronically from call reports 
the members already must file with their primary regulator. The 
estimate for the total annual hour burden for all member respondents is 
8,953 hours. The estimate for the total annual cost burden is $367,073. 
These estimates are based on the following calculations:
    The Banks determine members' activity-based stock purchase 
requirements on a daily basis. Based on input from the Banks, we 
estimated the cost and hour burden of the activity-based stock purchase 
requirement information collection using a daily average of 564 member 
respondents submitting 1 report for each of the 260 business days 
during the year. The estimate for the average hours per response is .05 
hours. The estimate for

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member respondents' annual hour burden related to activity-based stock 
purchase requirements is 7,332 hours (564 average daily activity-based 
member respondents x 260 responses per member x 0.05 hours per 
response). The estimate for the annual cost burden is $300,612 (7,332 
hours x $41 hourly rate).
    The Finance Board estimates the total annual average number of 
member respondents for membership stock purchase requirements at 8,105, 
with 4 responses per member. The estimate for the average hours per 
response is 0.05 hours. The estimate for member respondents' annual 
hour burden related to membership stock purchase requirements is 1,621 
hours (8,105 membership investment member respondents x 4 responses per 
member x 0.05 hours per response). The estimate for the annual cost 
burden is $66,461 (1,621 hours x $41 hourly rate).

C. Comment Request

    In accordance with the requirements of 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the Finance 
Board published a request for public comments regarding this 
information collection in the Federal Register on January 26, 2007. See 
72 FR 3848 (Jan. 26, 2007). The 60-day comment period closed on March 
27, 2007. 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's 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 respondents, 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: April 6, 2007.

    By the Federal Housing Finance Board.

Neil R. Crowley,
Acting General Counsel.
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