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Download as PDF 38626 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES or anti-predatory lending with formal regulatory standards? • Does any guidance contained in Advisory Bulletins 2005–AB–08, 2007– AB–01, and 2008–AB–02 need additional emphasis or clarification? • Should FHFA explicitly address other mortgage loan features as a control against predatory lending, or is it sufficient that Advisory Bulletin 2008– AB–02 requires an FHLBank to only accept residential mortgage loans (and such loans backing private-label MBS) as eligible collateral for advances when they conform to the interagency guidance? Some loan features that may be associated with either high risk or potentially predatory loans are addressed in the Federal Reserve Board’s Amendments to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) which will go into effect later in 2009 and 2010. For ‘‘higher-priced mortgages,’’ the amended regulation addresses a borrower’s ability to repay the loan, prepayment penalties, income verification, and escrow accounts. • Should FHFA seek any additional statutory authority to support its ability to prohibit an FHLBank from accepting loans with predatory characteristics as collateral for advances? • As the federal financial institution regulatory agencies, such as through the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, look to modify or enhance guidance with respect to nontraditional or subprime mortgage products, should FHFA be formally and directly involved? Copies of all comments will be posted without change, including any personal information you provide, such as your name and address, on the FHFA internet web site at http://www.fhfa.gov. In addition, copies of all comments received will be available for examination by the public on business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fourth Floor, 1700 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20552. To make an appointment to inspect comments, please call the Office of General Counsel at (202) 414–3751. Dated: July 29, 2009. James B. Lockhart III, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. E9–18545 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE Arbitration Services; Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. ACTION: Notice to Mediation Agencies (Form F–7) Proposed Modifications. SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) agency form F–7 is being revised. Following publication of this Notice and any responsive comments, FMCS will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review of this Notice to Mediation Agencies (Agency Form F–7) form. The request will seek OMB approval of a modified Form F–7 and new expiration date of approximately October 1, 2012. FMCS is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 3, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by mail to the Office of Arbitration Services, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the person whose name appears under the section headed FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Comments may be submitted also by fax at (202) 606–3749 or electronic mail (email) to arbitration@fmcs.gov. All comments must be identified by the appropriate agency form number. No confidential business information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Information submitted as a comment concerning this document may be claimed confidential by marking any part or all of the information as ‘‘CBI.’’ Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the comment that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public record. FMCS may disclose information not marked confidential publicly without prior notice. All written comments will be available for inspection in Room 704 at the Washington, DC address above from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vella M. Traynham, Director of Arbitration Services, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. Telephone (202) 606–5111; Fax (202) 606–3749. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the modified Form F–7 are available from the Office of Arbitration Services PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by calling, faxing or writing Vella M. Traynham at the address above. Please ask for the form by title and agency form number. I. Information Collection Requests FMCS is seeking comments on the following Information Collection Request (ICR). Title: Notice to Mediation Agencies; Form F–7; OMB No. 3076–0004; Expiration Date: January 31, 2006. Type of Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved notice with changes in the substance of the form. Affected Entities: Parties affected by this information collection are private sector employers and labor unions involved in interstate commerce that file notices for mediation services to the FMCS. Frequency: Parties complete this form once, which is at the time of an impending expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. Abstract: Under the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, 29 U.S.C. 158(d), Congress listed specific notice provisions so that no party to a collective bargaining agreement can terminate or modify that contract, unless the party wishing to terminate or modify the contract sends a written notice to the other party sixty days prior to the expiration date (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(1)), and offers to meet and confer with the other party for the purpose of negotiating a new or modified contract (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(2)). Furthermore, the Act requires that parties notify the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service within thirty days after such notice of the existence of a bargaining dispute (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(3)). The 1974 amendments to the National Labor Relations Act, which extended coverage to nonprofit health care institutions, also created a notification procedure in the health care industry requiring parties to notify each other 90 days in advance of termination and 60 days in advance to FMCS (29 U.S.C. 158(d)). This amendment also requires 30-day notification of bargaining for an initial agreement to the FMCS. To facilitate handling of more than 18,000 such notices a year, FMCS created a specific information collection form. The purpose of this information collection activity is for FMCS to comply with its statutory duty to receive these notices, to facilitate assignment of mediators to assist in labor disputes, and to assist the parties in knowing whether or not proper notice was given. The information from these notices is sent electronically to the appropriate field manager who assigns the cases to a mediator so that the mediator may E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 4, 2009 / Notices contact labor and management quickly, efficiently, and offer dispute resolution services. Either party to a contract may make a request in writing for a copy of the notice filed with FMCS. The F–7 form was created to allow FMCS to gather desired information in a uniform manner. The collection of such information, including the name of the employer or employer association, address and phone number, e-mail address, official contact, bargaining unit and establishment size, location of affected establishment and negotiations, industry, union address, phone number, e-mail address and official contact, contract expiration date or renewal date, whether the notice is filed on behalf of the employer or the union, and whether this is a health care industry notice is critical for reporting and mediation purposes. Burden Statement: The current annual burden estimate is approximately 18,000 respondents. This one-page form takes about 10 minutes to complete. II. Request for Comments FMCS solicits comments to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collecton of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information to be collected will have practical utility. (ii) Enhance the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information. (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology. III. The Official Record mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES The official record is the paper electronic record maintained at the address at the beginning of this document. FMCS will transfer all electronically received comments into printed-paper form as they are received. Dated: July 30, 2009. Michael J. Bartlett, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. E9–18579 Filed 8–3–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6732–01–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:07 Aug 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 12:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 31, 2009. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–18757 Filed 7–31–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION [Docket No. 09–05] Application of Leonardo Ortiz for Admission To Practice Before the Federal Maritime Commission; Order Initiating Proceeding On December 31, 2007, Respondent Leonardo Ortiz (‘‘Mr. Ortiz’’) filed his Application for Admission to Practice before the Federal Maritime Commission (‘‘Form FMC–12’’). According to his application, Mr. Ortiz is self-employed. His business is located at 4324 Belton Highway, Anderson, SC 29621. The Federal Maritime Commission (‘‘Commission’’) allows for attorney and non-attorney practitioners. In order to be admitted to practice before the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38627 Commission as a non-attorney, Rule 27 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR § 502.27, requires that the applicant file proof that he or she possesses, to the satisfaction of the Commission, ‘‘the necessary legal, technical, or other qualifications to render valuable service before the Commission and is otherwise competent to advise and assist in the presentation of matters before [it].’’ Further, if the Commission is not satisfied that the applicant has sufficient qualifications, it will notify the applicant and, if requested, the applicant will be granted a hearing ‘‘for the purpose of showing his or her qualifications.’’ 46 CFR 502.29. After reviewing his application, the Commission determined that Mr. Ortiz did not demonstrate that he possesses the qualifications required to practice before the Commission.1 On April 15, 2009, the Secretary of the Commission notified Mr. Ortiz of the Commission’s intent to deny his application for admission to practice before it and the procedures permitting a request for a hearing. On April 29, 2009, Mr. Ortiz filed his request for a hearing on the issue. Now therefore, it is ordered that pursuant to Rule 29 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.29, the Commission institute a proceeding for the purpose of allowing Mr. Ortiz to show his qualifications to practice before it as a non-lawyer; It is further ordered that this matter be heard before the Commission; It is further ordered that this proceeding is limited to the submission of affidavits of fact and memoranda of law; It is further ordered that any person having an interest and desiring to intervene in this proceeding shall file a petition for leave to intervene in accordance with Rule 72 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 46 CFR 502.72. Such petition shall be accompanied by the petitioner’s memorandum of law and affidavit of fact, if any, and shall be filed no later than the day fixed below; It is further ordered that Leonardo Ortiz is named as Respondent in this proceeding. Affidavits of fact and memoranda of law shall be filed by the Respondent and any intervenors in support of the Respondent no later than September 4, 2009; 1 Pursuant to 46 CFR 501.24(a), the Commission has delegated to the Secretary the authority to approve applications for permission to practice before the Commission and to issue admission certificates to approved applicants. E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE


Arbitration Services; Proposed Agency Information Collection 
Activities; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

ACTION: Notice to Mediation Agencies (Form F-7) Proposed Modifications.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service (FMCS) agency form F-7 is being revised. Following 
publication of this Notice and any responsive comments, FMCS will 
submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for 
review of this Notice to Mediation Agencies (Agency Form F-7) form. The 
request will seek OMB approval of a modified Form F-7 and new 
expiration date of approximately October 1, 2012. FMCS is soliciting 
comments on specific aspects of the collection as described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 3, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments by mail to the Office of Arbitration 
Services, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 2100 K Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20427 or by contacting the person whose name 
appears under the section headed FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 
Comments may be submitted also by fax at (202) 606-3749 or electronic 
mail (e-mail) to arbitration@fmcs.gov. All comments must be identified 
by the appropriate agency form number. No confidential business 
information (CBI) should be submitted through e-mail. Information 
submitted as a comment concerning this document may be claimed 
confidential by marking any part or all of the information as ``CBI.'' 
Information so marked will not be disclosed but a copy of the comment 
that does contain CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public 
record. FMCS may disclose information not marked confidential publicly 
without prior notice. All written comments will be available for 
inspection in Room 704 at the Washington, DC address above from 8:30 
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vella M. Traynham, Director of 
Arbitration Services, FMCS, 2100 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20427. 
Telephone (202) 606-5111; Fax (202) 606-3749.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the modified Form F-7 are 
available from the Office of Arbitration Services by calling, faxing or 
writing Vella M. Traynham at the address above. Please ask for the form 
by title and agency form number.

I. Information Collection Requests

    FMCS is seeking comments on the following Information Collection 
Request (ICR).
    Title: Notice to Mediation Agencies; Form F-7; OMB No. 3076-0004;
    Expiration Date: January 31, 2006.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved notice with 
changes in the substance of the form.
    Affected Entities: Parties affected by this information collection 
are private sector employers and labor unions involved in interstate 
commerce that file notices for mediation services to the FMCS.
    Frequency: Parties complete this form once, which is at the time of 
an impending expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
    Abstract: Under the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, 29 
U.S.C. 158(d), Congress listed specific notice provisions so that no 
party to a collective bargaining agreement can terminate or modify that 
contract, unless the party wishing to terminate or modify the contract 
sends a written notice to the other party sixty days prior to the 
expiration date (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(1)), and offers to meet and confer 
with the other party for the purpose of negotiating a new or modified 
contract (29 U.S.C. 158(d)(2)). Furthermore, the Act requires that 
parties notify the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service within 
thirty days after such notice of the existence of a bargaining dispute 
(29 U.S.C. 158(d)(3)). The 1974 amendments to the National Labor 
Relations Act, which extended coverage to nonprofit health care 
institutions, also created a notification procedure in the health care 
industry requiring parties to notify each other 90 days in advance of 
termination and 60 days in advance to FMCS (29 U.S.C. 158(d)). This 
amendment also requires 30-day notification of bargaining for an 
initial agreement to the FMCS. To facilitate handling of more than 
18,000 such notices a year, FMCS created a specific information 
collection form. The purpose of this information collection activity is 
for FMCS to comply with its statutory duty to receive these notices, to 
facilitate assignment of mediators to assist in labor disputes, and to 
assist the parties in knowing whether or not proper notice was given. 
The information from these notices is sent electronically to the 
appropriate field manager who assigns the cases to a mediator so that 
the mediator may

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contact labor and management quickly, efficiently, and offer dispute 
resolution services. Either party to a contract may make a request in 
writing for a copy of the notice filed with FMCS. The F-7 form was 
created to allow FMCS to gather desired information in a uniform 
manner. The collection of such information, including the name of the 
employer or employer association, address and phone number, e-mail 
address, official contact, bargaining unit and establishment size, 
location of affected establishment and negotiations, industry, union 
address, phone number, e-mail address and official contact, contract 
expiration date or renewal date, whether the notice is filed on behalf 
of the employer or the union, and whether this is a health care 
industry notice is critical for reporting and mediation purposes.
    Burden Statement: The current annual burden estimate is 
approximately 18,000 respondents. This one-page form takes about 10 
minutes to complete.

II. Request for Comments

    FMCS solicits comments to:
    (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collecton of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information to be collected will have practical 
utility.
    (ii) Enhance the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information.
    (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected.
    (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic collection technologies or other forms of information 
technology.

III. The Official Record

    The official record is the paper electronic record maintained at 
the address at the beginning of this document. FMCS will transfer all 
electronically received comments into printed-paper form as they are 
received.

    Dated: July 30, 2009.
Michael J. Bartlett,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. E9-18579 Filed 8-3-09; 8:45 am]
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