Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 8794-8796 [E9-4115]

Download as PDF 8794 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices TABLE 1—APPROVED ALTERNATIVE TEST METHODS AND MODIFICATIONS TO TEST METHODS UNDER APPENDICES A, B OR F IN CFR 60, 61, AND 63 MADE BETWEEN JANUARY 2008 AND DECEMBER 2008—Continued As an alternative or modification to . . . Alternative No. Alt–047 ........................................... Alt–048 ........................................... Alt–049 ........................................... For . . . You may . . . Method 306—Determination of Chromium Emissions from Decorative and Hard Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Operation—Isokinetic method. Method 5—Determination of Particulate Matter Emissions from Stationary Sources. Sources required to use Method 306. Performance Specification 4B— Specifications and Test Procedures for Carbon Monoxides and Oxygen Continuous Monitoring Systems in Stationary Sources. Sources subject to 40 CFR part 63, subpart EEE, National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hazardous Waste Combustors. Use of Inductively Coupled Plasma—Mass Spectroscopy Analysis as described in Method 6020/6020A in lieu of atomic adsorption spectroscopy for chromium. Use of an alternative determination of sample volume and flow rate used by the Isostack metering system. Use of the alternative relative accuracy procedures in Section 7.3 of PS 4B when CO emissions levels are consistently very low or low and interrupted periodically by short duration high level spikes. Sources required to use Method 5 Source owners or operators should review the specific broadly applicable alternative method approval letter on the EPA’s Web site at http:// www.epa.gov/ttn/emc/approalt.html before electing to employ it. [FR Doc. E9–4125 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in open session at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009, to consider the following matters: Summary Agenda: No substantive discussion of the following items is anticipated. These matters will be resolved with a single vote unless a member of the Board of Directors requests that an item be moved to the discussion agenda. Disposition of minutes of previous Board of Directors’ meetings. Summary reports, status reports, and reports of actions taken pursuant to authority delegated by the Board of Directors. Discussion Agenda: Assessment System. Modification of Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program to Guarantee Mandatory Convertible Debt. 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[FR Doc. E9–4077 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in closed session, pursuant to section 552b(c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), (c)(9)(B), and (c)(10) of Title 5, United States Code, to consider matters relating to the Corporation’s supervisory and corporate activities. The meeting will be held in the Board Room on the sixth floor of the FDIC PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed to Mr. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7043. Dated: February 20, 2009. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–4078 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control numbers to collection of information requests and requirements conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 1320 Appendix A.1. Boardapproved collections of information are incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of information instruments are placed into OMB’s public docket files. The Federal Reserve may not E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals The following information collections, which are being handled under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited on the following: a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the Federal Reserve’s functions; including whether the information has practical utility; b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018, FR 2023, FR 2835, or FR 2835a by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: http:// www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/ generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket number in the subject line of the message. • FAX: 202/452–3819 or 202/452– 3102. • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20551. All public comments are available from the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP–500 of the Board’s Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to 202– 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB’s public docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made available on the Federal Reserve Board’s public Web site at: http:// www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/ reportforms/review.cfm or may be requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below. Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202–452– 3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202–263–4869), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Proposals to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension for three years, without revision, of the following reports: 1. Report title: The Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices. Agency form number: FR 2018. OMB control number: 7100–0058. Frequency: Up to six times a year. Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours. Number of respondents: 84. Small businesses are not affected. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a)(2), and 3105(c)(2)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at each respondent bank, generally through a PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8795 telephone interview, up to six times a year. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative and limited quantitative information on credit availability and demand, as well as evolving developments and lending practices in the U.S. loan markets. Consequently, a portion of the questions in each survey typically covers special topics of timely interest. There is the option to survey other types of respondents (such as other depository institutions, bank holding companies, or other financial entities) should the need arise. The FR 2018 survey provides crucial information for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at banks and developments in credit markets. 2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey. Agency form number: FR 2023. OMB control number: 7100–0223. Frequency: Up to four times per year. Reporters: Large commercial banks. Annual reporting hours: 240 hours. Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour. Number of respondents: 60. Small businesses are not affected. General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a), and 263). It has been anticipated that most, if not all, of the information to be collected on the FR 2023 would be exempt from disclosure under subsection (b)(4) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). However, the confidentiality status of the survey would be determined on a case-by-case basis, when the specific questions to be asked on each particular survey are formulated but before respondents are contacted. Respondents will be informed of the confidentiality status of that particular survey, each time the survey would be conducted. Abstract: The FR 2023 collects qualitative and limited quantitative information about liability management, the provision of financial services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection of sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other depository institutions or major financial market participants). Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating institution through a telephone interview. The survey is conducted when major informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data sources. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely interest. The survey helps pinpoint developing trends in bank funding practices, enabling the E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 8796 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices Federal Reserve to distinguish these trends from transitory phenomena. 3. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card Plans. Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a. OMB control number: 7100–0085. Frequency: Quarterly. Reporters: Commercial banks. Annual reporting hours: FR 2835, 132 hours; and FR 2835a, 100 hours. Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835, 13.2 minutes; and FR 2835a, 30 minutes. Number of respondents: FR 2835, 150; and FR 2835a, 50. Small businesses are not affected. General description of report: These information collections are voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), the FR 2835 data however, is not given confidential treatment. Abstract: The FR 2835 collects the most common interest rate charged at a sample of 150 commercial banks on two types of consumer loans made in a given week each quarter: new auto loans and other loans for consumer goods and personal expenditures. The FR 2835a collects information on two measures of credit card interest rates from a sample of 50 commercial banks (authorized panel size), selected to include banks with $1 billion or more in credit card receivables, and a representative group of smaller issuers. The data are representative of interest rates paid by consumers on bank credit cards because the panel includes virtually all large issuers and an appropriate sample of other issuers. Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)—Point of Care Exchange System Evaluation: Point of Care Questionnaires and Focus Groups.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 1st, 2008 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by e-mail at doris.lefkowitz@ahrg.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 23, 2009. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–4115 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] AHRQ proposes a case study of the point-of-care (POC) clinical exchange system at the Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (COHRIO). The COHRIO is an AHRQ State and Regional Demonstration Project contract which supports the administrative and technical implementation of an information technology service to provide secure electronic transmission of clinical information between partner health care entities to improve the efficiency, quality, and safety of patient care. The key element of CORHIO is the POC clinical exchange system, which doctors can use to access information about individual patients as they care for them. The POC clinical exchange system is an Internet-based portal which allows authorized users to log in and request clinical information for a specific patient. The POC clinical BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 Proposed Project Colorado Regional Health Information Exchange (CORHIO)—Point of Care Exchange System Evaluation: Point of Care Questionnaires and Focus Groups PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exchange system is composed of two functions: The patient search function and the data exchange function. The patient search function is supported by the CORHIO master patient index, which is an index of all the patients that have been seen within a given time period at CORHIO’s partner health care organizations (HCOs). The patient search function allows users to enter identifying information for a patient, such as name, date of birth, or medical record number, and searches to determine if the patient has received medical care at one of the partner HCOs. The POC clinical exchange system will then display all potential matching identities available at the CORHIO partner HCOs. Users select the appropriate match, if it exists, and request available data for the selected patient. The data exchange function aggregates and displays the available data from multiple partner HCOs for the selected patient. This proposed information collection will provide input from clinicians at four participating HCOs regarding the usability of the system and the value of the exchanged clinical information to inform decision-making, patient disposition and potentially redundant test ordering. Additionally, this case study will provide important information to inform future design and phase implementation of the CORHIO system. This case study is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory mandate to conduct and support research, evaluations and initiatives to advance the creation of effective linkages between various sources of health information, including the development of information networks (42 U.S.C. 299b–3(a)(3)). Method of Collection This case study includes 2 distinct data collections regarding the POC clinical exchange system: 1. POC Questionnaire—a survey of end-users at three emergency departments (ED) regarding their experiences with the POC clinical exchange system and its effect on patient care. This questionnaire will be used to collect data from the EDs for one week quarterly in 2009 and for the first quarter of 2010. 2. Focus Groups—focus groups with select high- and low-use users of the POC clinical exchange system from each of the three EDs and one call Center. Focus groups will be conducted at 4 and 8 months after users begin using the POC system. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

SUMMARY: Background. On June 15, 1984, the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) delegated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System (Board) its approval authority under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA), as per 5 CFR 1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB control 
numbers to collection of information requests and requirements 
conducted or sponsored by the Board under conditions set forth in 5 CFR 
1320 Appendix A.1. Board-approved collections of information are 
incorporated into the official OMB inventory of currently approved 
collections of information. Copies of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submission, supporting statements and approved collection of 
information instruments are placed into OMB's public docket files. The 
Federal Reserve may not

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conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, 
an information collection that has been extended, revised, or 
implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

Request for Comment on Information Collection Proposals

    The following information collections, which are being handled 
under this delegated authority, have received initial Board approval 
and are hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, 
the proposed information collections, along with an analysis of 
comments and recommendations received, will be submitted to the Board 
for final approval under OMB delegated authority. Comments are invited 
on the following:
    a. Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the Federal Reserve's functions; including 
whether the information has practical utility;
    b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    c. Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    d. Ways to minimize the burden of information collection on 
respondents, including through the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 27, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by FR 2018, FR 2023, FR 
2835, or FR 2835a by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web Site: http://www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments at http://www.federalreserve.gov/
generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: regs.comments@federalreserve.gov. Include docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
     FAX: 202/452-3819 or 202/452-3102.
     Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20551.

All public comments are available from the Board's Web site at http://
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, 
unless modified for technical reasons. Accordingly, your comments will 
not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. Public 
comments may also be viewed electronically or in paper form in Room MP-
500 of the Board's Martin Building (20th and C Streets, NW.) between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
    Additionally, commenters should send a copy of their comments to 
the OMB Desk Officer by mail to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget, New Executive 
Office Building, Room 10235, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 
or by fax to 202-395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of the PRA OMB submission 
including, the proposed reporting form and instructions, supporting 
statement, and other documentation will be placed into OMB's public 
docket files, once approved. These documents will also be made 
available on the Federal Reserve Board's public Web site at: http://
www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/reportforms/review.cfm or may be 
requested from the agency clearance officer, whose name appears below.
    Michelle Shore, Federal Reserve Board Clearance Officer (202-452-
3829), Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the 
Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Telecommunications Device 
for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact (202-263-4869), Board of Governors 
of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.
    Proposals to approve under OMB delegated authority the extension 
for three years, without revision, of the following reports:
    1. Report title: The Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank 
Lending Practices.
    Agency form number: FR 2018.
    OMB control number: 7100-0058.
    Frequency: Up to six times a year.
    Reporters: Large U.S. commercial banks and large U.S. branches and 
agencies of foreign banks.
    Annual reporting hours: 1,008 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 2 hours.
    Number of respondents: 84.
    Small businesses are not affected.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a)(2), and 3105(c)(2)) and is given 
confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)).
    Abstract: The FR 2018 is conducted with a senior loan officer at 
each respondent bank, generally through a telephone interview, up to 
six times a year. The purpose of the survey is to provide qualitative 
and limited quantitative information on credit availability and demand, 
as well as evolving developments and lending practices in the U.S. loan 
markets. Consequently, a portion of the questions in each survey 
typically covers special topics of timely interest. There is the option 
to survey other types of respondents (such as other depository 
institutions, bank holding companies, or other financial entities) 
should the need arise. The FR 2018 survey provides crucial information 
for monitoring and understanding the evolution of lending practices at 
banks and developments in credit markets.
    2. Report title: Senior Financial Officer Survey.
    Agency form number: FR 2023.
    OMB control number: 7100-0223.
    Frequency: Up to four times per year.
    Reporters: Large commercial banks.
    Annual reporting hours: 240 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: 1 hour.
    Number of respondents: 60.
    Small businesses are not affected.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. 225a, 248(a), and 263). It has been anticipated 
that most, if not all, of the information to be collected on the FR 
2023 would be exempt from disclosure under subsection (b)(4) of the 
Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). However, the 
confidentiality status of the survey would be determined on a case-by-
case basis, when the specific questions to be asked on each particular 
survey are formulated but before respondents are contacted. Respondents 
will be informed of the confidentiality status of that particular 
survey, each time the survey would be conducted.
    Abstract: The FR 2023 collects qualitative and limited quantitative 
information about liability management, the provision of financial 
services, and the functioning of key financial markets from a selection 
of sixty large commercial banks (or, if appropriate, from other 
depository institutions or major financial market participants). 
Responses are obtained from a senior officer at each participating 
institution through a telephone interview. The survey is conducted when 
major informational needs arise and cannot be met from existing data 
sources. The survey does not have a fixed set of questions; each survey 
consists of a limited number of questions directed at topics of timely 
interest. The survey helps pinpoint developing trends in bank funding 
practices, enabling the

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Federal Reserve to distinguish these trends from transitory phenomena.
    3. Report titles: Quarterly Report of Interest Rates on Selected 
Direct Consumer Installment Loans and Quarterly Report of Credit Card 
Plans.
    Agency form numbers: FR 2835 and FR 2835a.
    OMB control number: 7100-0085.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Reporters: Commercial banks.
    Annual reporting hours: FR 2835, 132 hours; and FR 2835a, 100 
hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: FR 2835, 13.2 minutes; and FR 
2835a, 30 minutes.
    Number of respondents: FR 2835, 150; and FR 2835a, 50.
    Small businesses are not affected.
    General description of report: These information collections are 
voluntary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(2)). The FR 2835a individual respondent 
data are given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)), the FR 2835 
data however, is not given confidential treatment.
    Abstract: The FR 2835 collects the most common interest rate 
charged at a sample of 150 commercial banks on two types of consumer 
loans made in a given week each quarter: new auto loans and other loans 
for consumer goods and personal expenditures.
    The FR 2835a collects information on two measures of credit card 
interest rates from a sample of 50 commercial banks (authorized panel 
size), selected to include banks with $1 billion or more in credit card 
receivables, and a representative group of smaller issuers. The data 
are representative of interest rates paid by consumers on bank credit 
cards because the panel includes virtually all large issuers and an 
appropriate sample of other issuers.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 23, 
2009.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E9-4115 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]
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