Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of September 22 and 23, 2009, 54565-54566 [E9-25425]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 203 / Thursday, October 22, 2009 / Notices EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION Public Town Hall Listening Sessions on EEOC’s Proposed Regulations Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. ACTION: Notice of Town Hall Listening Sessions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division will hold a series of joint Town Hall Listening Sessions on EEOC’s proposed regulations under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), 74 FR 48431 (09/23/2009). These joint sessions will be held throughout the country to obtain direct input from the business/employer communities and the disability and disability advocacy communities on the proposed regulations. DATES: The Town Hall Listening Sessions will be held on October 26, 2009 in Oakland, CA; October 30, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA; November 17, 2009 in Chicago, IL; and, November 20, 2009 in New Orleans, LA. Each session will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Specific information on each session appears below. ADDRESSES: The locations of the sessions are: 1. Oakland, CA—California Endowment, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607. 2. Philadelphia, PA—Liberty Resources, 714 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19106. 3. Chicago, IL—Access Living, 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654. 4. New Orleans, LA—University of New Orleans Training Resource and Assistive-Technology Center (UNO– TRAC), 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148. dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER AS A SPEAKER CONTACT: 1. Oakland, CA—Ms. Linda Li at 415– 625–5618 (TTY 415–625–5610) or at Linda.Li@eeoc.gov. 2. Philadelphia, PA—Ms. Mary Tiernan at 215–440–2671 (TTY 215– 440–2610) or at Mary.Tiernan@eeoc.gov. 3. Chicago, IL—Ms. Rita Coffey at 312–353–7254 (TTY 312–353–2421) or at Rita.Coffey@eeoc.gov. 4. New Orleans, LA—Ms. Maple Thomas at 504–595–2827 (TTY 504– 595–2958) or at Maple.Thomas@eeoc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The sessions will be presided over by VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Oct 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 EEOC’s Acting Chairman, Stuart J. Ishimaru, Acting Vice Chair Christine Griffin, and Commissioner Constance S. Barker, as well as by DOJ’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Samuel Bagenstos, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Mazen Baswari, and Chief of the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division, John Wodatch. The Town Hall Listening Sessions provide an opportunity for these officials to hear directly from stakeholders of all perspectives on the proposed regulations. Individuals representing themselves or organizations are urged to take advantage of this opportunity to provide input on the EEOC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which can be viewed, along with a question-and-answer guide, at http://www.eeoc.gov. Five-minute time slots to address the panel will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the slots will be available on an advance registration basis and some on a first-come, first-served, signup basis at the event. Members of the public are also invited to attend and view the proceedings, with space available on a first-come, first-served basis. Written comments may be submitted at the sessions. Both EEOC and DOJ want to encourage all individuals and organizations who cannot attend these events to submit input in writing. The public may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. The ID # is 3046–AA85. Written comments may also be submitted to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Officer, Executive Secretariat, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE., Suite 4NW08R, Room 6NE03F, Washington, DC 20507. The Commission will accept comments transmitted by facsimile (‘‘FAX’’) machine. The telephone number of the FAX receiver is (202) 663–4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Only comments of six or fewer pages will be accepted via FAX transmittal. Comments must be submitted on or before November 23, 2009. Sign Language Interpreters, CART, and assistive listening devices will be available. If you need printed materials in an alternative format e-mail Elisa.gonzalez.ctr@tma.osd.mil Please advise as to your needs and the location (city) of the event you will be attending. In addition as reasonable accommodation, there will be limited availability to provide public input by telephone. To request this PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54565 accommodation you must register in advance. Dated: October 19, 2009. Stuart J. Ishimaru, Acting Chairman. [FR Doc. E9–25458 Filed 10–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6570–10–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 10:12 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation met in closed session to consider matters related to the Corporation’s supervision and resolution activities. In calling the meeting, the Board determined, on motion of Director John E. Bowman (Acting Director, Office of Thrift Supervision), seconded by Vice Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, concurred in by Director Thomas J. Curry (Appointive), Director John C. Dugan (Comptroller of the Currency), and Chairman Sheila C. Bair, that Corporation business required its consideration of the matters which were to be the subject of this meeting on less than seven days’ notice to the public; that no earlier notice of the meeting was practicable; that the public interest did not require consideration of the matters in a meeting open to public observation; and that the matters could be considered in a closed meeting by authority of subsections (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B) of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B)). The meeting was held in the Board Room of the FDIC Building located at 550—17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: October 20, 2009. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–25556 Filed 10–20–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of September 22 and 23, 2009 In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 54566 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 203 / Thursday, October 22, 2009 / Notices directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on September 22 and 23, 2009.1 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 seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with federal funds trading in a range from 0 to 1⁄4 percent. The Committee directs the Desk to purchase agency debt, agency MBS, and longer–term Treasury securities during the intermeeting period with the aim of providing support to private credit markets and economic activity. The timing and pace of these purchases should depend on conditions in the markets for such securities and on a broader assessment of private credit market conditions. The Desk is expected to complete purchases of about $300 billion of longer–term Treasury securities by the end of October. It is also expected to execute purchases of up to $200 billion in housing–related agency debt and about $1.25 trillion of agency MBS by the end of the first quarter of 2010. The Desk is expected to gradually slow the pace of these purchases as they near completion. The Committee anticipates that outright purchases of securities will cause the size of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet to expand significantly in coming months. The System Open Market Account Manager and the Secretary will keep the Committee informed of ongoing developments regarding the System’s balance sheet that could affect the attainment over time of the Committee’s objectives of maximum employment and price stability. By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, October 15, 2009. Brian F. Madigan, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. E9–25425 Filed 10–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies 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 website 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 November 16, 2009. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Stockmens Financial Corporation, Rapid City, South Dakota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Valentine Bancorporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First National Bank of Valentine, both of Valentine, Nebraska. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 19, 2009. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E9–25448 Filed 10–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register. The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period. TRANSACTION GRANTED EARLY TERMINATION ET date Trans No. 08–SEP–09 ............................................................ 20090701 dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 20090705 09–SEP–09 ............................................................ 20090675 10–SEP–09 ............................................................ 20090649 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on September 22 and 23, 2009, which includes the domestic VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:13 Oct 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 ET req status G G G G G G G G G G Party name Clayton, Dubifler & Rice Fund VIII, L.P. NCI Building Systems, Inc. NCI Building Systems, Inc. MD Investors Corporation. Metaldyne Corporation. Metaldyne Corporation. AT&T Inc. Paul G. Allen. Vulcan Spectrum LLC. Voting Shares Trust. policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s annual report. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 203 (Thursday, October 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54565-54566]
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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of 
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    In accordance with Sec.  271.25 of its rules regarding availability 
of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic 
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    \1\[thinsp]Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market 
Committee at its meeting held on September 22 and 23, 2009, 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 
seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with federal funds 
trading in a range from 0 to \1/4\ percent. The Committee directs the 
Desk to purchase agency debt, agency MBS, and longer-term Treasury 
securities during the intermeeting period with the aim of providing 
support to private credit markets and economic activity. The timing and 
pace of these purchases should depend on conditions in the markets for 
such securities and on a broader assessment of private credit market 
conditions. The Desk is expected to complete purchases of about $300 
billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of October. It is 
also expected to execute purchases of up to $200 billion in housing-
related agency debt and about $1.25 trillion of agency MBS by the end 
of the first quarter of 2010. The Desk is expected to gradually slow 
the pace of these purchases as they near completion. The Committee 
anticipates that outright purchases of securities will cause the size 
of the Federal Reserve's balance sheet to expand significantly in 
coming months. The System Open Market Account Manager and the Secretary 
will keep the Committee informed of ongoing developments regarding the 
System's balance sheet that could affect the attainment over time of 
the Committee's objectives of maximum employment and price stability.
    By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, October 15, 2009.

Brian F. Madigan,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
[FR Doc. E9-25425 Filed 10-21-09; 8:45 am]
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