Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of April 29-30, 2008, 31119-31120 [E8-12064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 105 / Friday, May 30, 2008 / Notices to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written PRA comments should be submitted on or before June 30, 2008. If you anticipate that you will be submitting PRA comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the FCC contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, Office of Management and Budget (e-mail address: nfraser@omb.eop.gov), and to the Federal Communications Commission’s PRA mailbox (e-mail address: PRA@fcc.gov). Include in the emails the OMB control number of the collection as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below or, if there is no OMB control number, the Title as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. If you are unable to submit your comments by e-mail contact the person listed below to make alternate arrangements. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information contact Jerry Coyden via e-mail at PRA@fcc.gov or at (202) 418–0447. To view or obtain a copy of an information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to this OMB/GSA Web page: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, and (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of the ICR you want to view (or its title if there is no OMB control number) and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 May 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 OMB Control Number: 3060–0805. Title: 700 MHz Eligibility, Regional Planning Requirements, Interference Protection Criteria and 4.9 GHz Guidelines (47 CFR 90.523, 90.527, 90.545, and 90.1211). Form Number: Not applicable. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit institutions; state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 15,116 respondents; 21,116 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 2.89236 hours (range of 30 minutes to 628 hours). Frequency of Response: On occasion reporting and one-time reporting requirements; third party disclosure. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory (47 CFR 90.523); required to obtain or retain benefits (47 CFR 90.523, 90.527, and 90.545); and voluntary. Total Annual Burden: 61,075 hours. Total Annual Cost: None. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: Section 90.523 requires that nongovernmental organizations that provide services which protect the safety of life or property obtain a written statement from an authorizing state or local government entity to support the nongovernmental organization’s application for assignment of 700 MHz frequencies. Section 90.527 requires 700 MHz regional planning committees to submit a plan for use of the 700 MHz general use spectrum in the consolidated narrowband segment 763–775 MHz and 793–805 MHz. It advocates a fair and open process in developing allocation assignments by requiring input from eligible entities in the allocation decisions and the application technical review/approval process. Entities that seek inclusion in the plan to obtain future licenses are considered third party respondents. Section 90.545 TV/ DTV interference protection criteria, provides that public safety base, control and mobile transmitters in the 763–775 MHz and 793–805 MHz band applicants select one of three ways to meet the TV/ DTV interference protection requirements: (1) By utilizing geographic separation in the rule; (2) submitting an engineering study to justify other separations, or (3) obtain concurrence from applicable TV/DTV station(s). Section 90.1211 authorizes the fifty-five 700 MHz regional planning committees to develop and submit on a voluntary basis a plan on guidelines for PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31119 coordination procedures to facilitate the shared use of 4940–4990 MHz (4.9 GHz) band. Applicants are granted a geographic area license for the entire fifty MHz of 4.9 GHz spectrum over a geographical area defined by the boundaries of their jurisdiction—city, county or state. Accordingly, licensees are required to coordinate their operations in the shared band to avoid interference, a common practice when joint operations are conducted. Commission staff will use the information to assign licenses, determine regional spectrum requirements and to develop technical standards. The information will also be used to determine whether prospective licensees operate in compliance with the Commission’s rules. Without such information, the Commission could not accommodate regional requirements or provide for the efficient use of the available frequencies. Information provided to, or exchanged among, third parties will be used to establish eligibility and to prevent harmful interference. This information collection request includes rules to govern the operation and licensing of the 700 MHz and 4.9 GHz bands to ensure that licensees continue to fulfill their statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Such information will continue to be used to minimize interference, verify that applicants are legally and technically qualified to hold licenses, and to determine compliance with Commission rules. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–12106 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of April 29– 30, 2008 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 April 29–30, 2008.1 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on April 29–30, 2008, 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, D.C. 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s annual report. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 31120 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 105 / Friday, May 30, 2008 / Notices 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 reducing the federal funds rate at an average of around 2 percent. By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 22, 2008. Brian F. Madigan, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. E8–12064 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 applications 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 Web site at 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 June 25, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10266, CMS– 855S and CMS–10264] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of Participation: Requirements for Approval and Reapproval of Transplant Centers to Perform Organ Transplants and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 482.74, 482.94, 482.100, 482.102, 488.61; Use: The Conditions of Participation and accompanying requirements specified in the regulations are used by our surveyors as a basis for determining whether a transplant center qualifies for approval or re-approval under Medicare. CMS and the healthcare industry believe that the availability to the facility of the type of records and general content of records is standard medical practice and is necessary in order to ensure the wellbeing and safety of patients and professional treatment accountability. Form Number: CMS–10266 (OMB# 0938-New); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 514; Total Annual Responses: 3,270; Total Annual Hours: 9,334. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Marketing, (BSC, NCHM) Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies 18:12 May 29, 2008 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 27, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–12071 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM VerDate Aug<31>2005 1. Equity Bancshares, Inc., Andover, Kansas, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Ellis State Bank, Ellis, Kansas. Correction: This notice was published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2008, Volume 73, Number 100, page 29759. The Committee will now convene as follows: June 5, 2008 10 a.m.–12 p.m.: CDC, Auditorium A, Building 19, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333. 1 p.m.–5 p.m.: CDC, Room 247–248, Building 19, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333. June 6, 2008 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: CDC, Room 245–246, Building 19, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30333. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: May 23, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–12125 Filed 5–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 105 (Friday, May 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31119-31120]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12064]


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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of April 
29-30, 2008

    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 April 29-30, 2008.\1\
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    \1\ Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee 
meeting on April 29-30, 2008, 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, D.C. 
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 
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with reducing the federal funds rate at an average of around 2 percent.

    By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, May 22, 2008.
Brian F. Madigan,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-12064 Filed 5-29-08; 8:45 am]
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