Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Adoption of Altered and New Systems of Records, 79485 [E8-30792]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on agreements to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of agreements are available through the Commission’s Web site (https://www.fmc.gov) or contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 011223–043. Title: Transpacific Stabilization Agreement. Parties: American President Lines, Ltd. and APL Co. PTE Ltd.; (operating as a single carrier); China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Company Limited and China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited (operating as a single carrier); CMA CGM, S.A.; COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd; Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement; Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; Mediterranean Shipping Company; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; Orient Overseas Container Line Limited; Yangming Marine Transport Corp.; and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. Filing Party: David F. Smith, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell, LLP; 1850 M Street, NW., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The amendment would provide authority for the members to discuss cost savings and more efficient use of vessel and equipment assets and networks. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30791 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Adoption of Altered and New Systems of Records dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES December 22, 2008. Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal Maritime Commission published two documents in the Federal Register on July 2, 2008. The first was a Notice of Republication and Altered Systems of Records (73 FR 37959) which proposed amendments to the various existing Systems of Records (SOR) of the Federal Maritime Commission and republished the complete SOR including the proposed amendments. The second was a Notice of Proposed New Systems of Records (73 FR 37956) which proposed the VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 establishment of five additional systems to the Commission’s SOR. Interested parties were afforded the opportunity to submit comments with respect to these notices. No comments were received by the Commission. Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal Maritime Commission has adopted the proposed amendments to its SOR as well as the five additional systems to its SOR without change, effective August 11, 2008. By the Commission. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–30792 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Charges For Certain Disclosures Federal Trade Commission. Notice Regarding Charges for Certain Disclosures. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Trade Commission announces that the ceiling on allowable charges under Section 612(f) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘‘FCRA’’) will increase from $10.50 to $11.00 effective January 1, 2009. 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 35.72 percent between September 1997, the date the FCRA amendments took effect, and September 2008. This increase in the CPI and the requirement that any increase be rounded to the nearest fifty cents results in an increase in the maximum allowable charge to $11.00 effective January 1, 2009. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2009. ADDRESSES: Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith B. Anderson, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washing-ton, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79485 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. 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 does 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 2008, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers and all items increased by 35.72 percent—from an index value of 161.2 in September 1997 to a value of 218.798 in September 2008. An increase of 35.72 percent in the $8.00 base figure would lead to a new figure of $10.86. However, because the statute directs that the resulting figure be rounded to the nearest $0.50, the maximum allowable charge should be $11.00. 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. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 249 (Monday, December 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 79485]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30792]


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FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION


Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Adoption of Altered and New 
Systems of Records

December 22, 2008.
    Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal 
Maritime Commission published two documents in the Federal Register on 
July 2, 2008. The first was a Notice of Republication and Altered 
Systems of Records (73 FR 37959) which proposed amendments to the 
various existing Systems of Records (SOR) of the Federal Maritime 
Commission and republished the complete SOR including the proposed 
amendments. The second was a Notice of Proposed New Systems of Records 
(73 FR 37956) which proposed the establishment of five additional 
systems to the Commission's SOR.
    Interested parties were afforded the opportunity to submit comments 
with respect to these notices. No comments were received by the 
Commission.
    Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal 
Maritime Commission has adopted the proposed amendments to its SOR as 
well as the five additional systems to its SOR without change, 
effective August 11, 2008.

    By the Commission.
Karen V. Gregory,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-30792 Filed 12-24-08; 8:45 am]
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