Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11), 8819-8820 [E9-4138]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices development and evolution of the digital library will be informed by the research communities that NSF supports, and it will serve as a living resource of multimedia materials that may be used to train current and future generations of scientists and engineers in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Invitation to Comment: The Foundation welcomes public comment on any aspect of the proposed Implementation Plan. Issues that responders may wish to address include, but are not limited to, the following: • What challenges do institutions face in meeting the new RCR requirement? • What role should Principal Investigators play in meeting NSF’s RCR requirement? • There are likely to be differences in the RCR plans that institutions develop to respond to this new requirement. 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E9–4080 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC–11) AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of a partially opened meeting. SUMMARY: The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC–11) will hold a meeting on Monday, March 23, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and opened to the public from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2009, unless otherwise notified. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 8820 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 37 / Thursday, February 26, 2009 / Notices The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hellstern, DFO for ITAC–11 at (202) 482–3222, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the opened portion of the meeting the following agenda items will be considered. • Status of U.S. Commercial Service Activities for FY09. • The TPCC Agencies and Their Role in Export Promotion and Trade Policy. ADDRESSES: Christina R. Sevilla, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison. [FR Doc. E9–4138 Filed 2–25–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W9–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–28619; File No. 812–13515] Mainstay VP Series Fund, Inc. February 20, 2009. AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission ‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (the ‘‘Act’’) granting relief from the provisions of Section 9(a), 13(a), 15(a) and 15(b) of the Act and Rules 6e–2(b)(15) and 6e–3(T)(b)(15) thereunder. APPLICANTS: MainStay VP Series Fund, Inc. (the ‘‘Fund’’) and New York Life Investment Management LLC (‘‘NYLIM’’) (together the ‘‘Applicants’’). FILING DATE: The application was filed on April 2, 2008, and amended and restated applications were filed on November 20, 2008 and February 17, 2009. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving Applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on March 18, 2009, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants, in the form of an affidavit, or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:56 Feb 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Applicants: Marguerite E.H. Morrison, New York Life Investment Management LLC, 51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, with a copy to Christopher E. Palmer, Goodwin Procter LLP, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Scott, Senior Counsel, at 202– 551–6763, or Zandra Bailes, Branch Chief, Office of Insurance Products, Division of Investment Management, Commission SEC at (202) 551–6975. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee from the SEC’s Public Reference Branch, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549 (tel. (202) 551–8090). SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Applicants seek exemption of each life insurance company separate account supporting variable life insurance contracts (‘‘VLI Accounts’’) (and its insurance company depositor) that may invest in shares of the Fund or a ‘‘future fund’’ as defined below, from the provisions of Sections 9(a), 13(a), 15(a) and 15(b) of the Act and Rules 6e–2(b)(15) and 6e–3(T)(b)(l5) (or any comparable provisions of a permanent rule that replaces Rule 6e– 3(T)(b)(15)) thereunder to the extent necessary to permit such VLI Accounts to hold shares of the Fund or a future fund when one or more of the following other types of investors also hold shares of the Fund or a future fund: (1) Life insurance company separate accounts supporting variable annuity contracts (‘‘VA Accounts’’), whether or not the life insurance company is an affiliated person of the insurance company depositor of any VLI Account, (2) VLI Accounts supporting scheduled or flexible premium variable life insurance contracts, whether or not the life insurance company is an affiliated person of the insurance company depositor of any other VLI Account, (3) general accounts of insurance company depositors of VA Accounts and/or VLI Accounts, (4) the Fund’s investment adviser or future fund’s investment adviser (or an affiliated person of the investment adviser), or (5) qualified group pension plans and group retirement plans (‘‘Plans’’) in accordance with Section 817(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (the ‘‘Code’’) and the U.S. Treasury regulations and PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service guidelines thereunder, as described in more detail below, outside the separate account context. A ‘‘future fund’’ is any investment company (or investment portfolio or series thereof), other than the Fund, shares of which are sold to VLI Accounts and to which NYLIM or its affiliates may in the future serve as investment adviser, investment subadviser, investment manager, administrator, principal underwriter or sponsor. Investment portfolios or series of the Fund or any future fund are referred to herein as ‘‘Insurance Funds.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application is available for a fee from the Public Reference Branch of the Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, (202) 551–8090. Applicants’ Representations: 1. The Fund was formed as a Maryland corporation on June 3, 1983. The Fund was formerly known as the New York Life MFA Series Fund, Inc. On August 22, 1996, the Fund’s name changed to its present form. The Fund is registered under the Act as an openend management investment company (Reg. File No. 811–03833–01). The Fund is a series investment company as defined by Rule 18f–2 under the Act and is currently comprised of twentyfour series (‘‘Portfolios’’): (1) MainStay VP Balanced Portfolio, (2) MainStay VP Bond Portfolio, (3) MainStay VP Capital Appreciation Portfolio, (4) MainStay VP Cash Management Portfolio, (5) MainStay VP Common Stock Portfolio, (6) MainStay VP Conservative Allocation Portfolio, (7) MainStay VP Convertible Portfolio, (8) MainStay VP Developing Growth Portfolio, (9) MainStay VP Floating Rate Portfolio, (10) MainStay VP Government Portfolio, (11) MainStay VP Growth Allocation Portfolio, (12) MainStay VP High Yield Corporate Bond Portfolio, (13) MainStay VP ICAP Select Equity Portfolio, (14) MainStay VP International Equity Portfolio, (15) MainStay VP Large Cap Growth Portfolio, (16) MainStay VP Mid Cap Core Portfolio, (17) MainStay VP Mid Cap Growth Portfolio, (18) MainStay VP Mid Cap Value Portfolio, (19) MainStay VP Moderate Allocation Portfolio, (20) MainStay VP Moderate Growth Allocation Portfolio, (21) MainStay VP S&P 500 Index Portfolio, (22) MainStay VP Small Cap Growth Portfolio, (23) MainStay VP Total Return Portfolio, and (24) MainStay VP Value Portfolio. The Fund issues a separate series of shares of beneficial interest for each Portfolio and has filed a registration statement under the E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 37 (Thursday, February 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8819-8820]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4138]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Notice of Meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on 
Small and Minority Business (ITAC-11)

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of a partially opened meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority 
Business (ITAC-11) will hold a meeting on Monday, March 23, 2009, from 
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be closed to the public from 9 
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and opened to the public from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2009, unless otherwise 
notified.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Hellstern, DFO for ITAC-11 at 
(202) 482-3222, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: During the opened portion of the meeting the 
following agenda items will be considered.
     Status of U.S. Commercial Service Activities for FY09.
     The TPCC Agencies and Their Role in Export Promotion and 
Trade Policy.

Christina R. Sevilla,
Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intergovernmental 
Affairs and Public Liaison.
[FR Doc. E9-4138 Filed 2-25-09; 8:45 am]
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