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Download as PDF 43686 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices side of the channel. These findings were corroborated by the results of more recent studies on sediment transport in the project area performed on behalf of the Corps in 2006. Need for Action: The Corps has requested the permanent, Section 102(c) designation of the ODMDS-West for the disposal of maintenance-dredged material from the ARBC when ocean disposal is the preferred disposal alternative. Placement of dredged material at the ODMDS-West would reduce the amount and rate of shoal material runback into the ARBC (i.e., reduce the shoaling rate), and thus, decrease the overall annual maintenance dredging effort needed for the ARBC while providing vessels with a longer period of safe navigation access between maintenance dredging events. An EIS is required to provide the necessary information to evaluate alternatives and designate the preferred ODMDS. Alternatives: ‘‘No action’’ alternative. The no action alternative is defined as not designating an ocean disposal site. Additional alternatives under consideration include: Non-ocean (beneficial use) placement alternatives; Nearshore Area Disposal Site; Mid-shelf Area Disposal Site; and a Deepwater Area Disposal Site. Scoping: Scoping will be accomplished by correspondence with affected Federal, State, and local agencies, and with anticipated interested parties. Appropriate Federal, State, and local entities will be invited to participate as a cooperating agency. Scoping will be initiated with the distribution of a scoping input request letter. If, based on the results of the comments received from the public scoping letter, there are identified significant interests and concerns expressed by the public, a public meeting may be needed. Estimated Date of Release: The Draft EIS will be made available in December 2011. Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within ten days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Copies of the agreements are available through the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.fmc.gov) or by contacting the Office of Agreements at (202) 523–5793 or tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Agreement No.: 011689–013. Title: Zim/CSCL Slot Charter Agreement. Parties: Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.; China Shipping Container Line Co., Ltd.; and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Cozen O’Conner; 1627 I Street, NW., Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20006– 4007. Synopsis: The amendment revises the parties’ allocation under the Agreement. Agreement No.: 012133. Title: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines/Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Filing Party: John P. Meade, Esq.; General Counsel; K-Line America, Inc.; 6009 Bethlehem Road; Preston, MD 21655. Synopsis: The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space in the trade between ports on the U.S. East coast and Japan. By order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: July 15, 2011. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–18316 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Reserve System. AGENCY: SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2011–18417 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 6560–50–P wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES Dated: July 8, 2011. Al Armendariz, Regional Administrator, Region 6. 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 FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may submit comments on the agreements to the Secretary, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 Proposal The following information collection, which is being handled under this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the proposed information collection, 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 September 19, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Reg BB 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. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 140 / Thursday, July 21, 2011 / Notices • 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. Cynthia Ayouch, Acting 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. wreier-aviles on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with NOTICES Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Extension for Three Years, Without Revision of the Following Information Collection Report title: The Recordkeeping, Reporting and Disclosure Requirements in Connection with Regulation BB (Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)). Agency form number: Reg BB. OMB control number: 7100–0197. Frequency: Annually. Reporters: State member banks (SMBs). Annual reporting hours: 52,127 hours. Estimated average hours per response: Recordkeeping Requirement, small business and small farm loan register, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Jul 20, 2011 Jkt 223001 219 hours. Optional Recordkeeping Requirements, consumer loan data, 326 hours and other loan data, 25 hours. Reporting Requirements, assessment area delineation, 2 hours; small business and small farm loan data, 8 hours; community development loan data, 13 hours; and HMDA out of MSA loan data, 253 hours. Optional Reporting Requirements, data on lending by a consortium or third party, 17 hours; affiliate lending data, 38 hours; strategic plan, 275 hours; and request for designation as a wholesale or limited purpose bank, 4 hours. Disclosure Requirement, public file, 10 hours. Number of respondents: Recordkeeping Requirement, small business and small farm loan register, 72. Optional Recordkeeping Requirements, consumer loan data, 24 and other loan data, 4. Reporting Requirements, assessment area delineation, 72; small business and small farm loan data, 72; community development loan data, 72; and HMDA out of MSA loan data, 72. Optional Reporting Requirements, data on lending by a consortium or third party, 6; affiliate lending data, 4; strategic plan, 1; and request for designation as a wholesale or limited purpose bank, 1. Disclosure Requirement, public file, 803. General description of report: This information collection is authorized by section 806 of the CRA which permits the board to issue regulations to carry out the purpose of CRA (12 U.S.C. 2905), Section 11 of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA), which permits the Board to require such statements as reports of SMBs as it deems necessary (12 U.S.C. 248(a)(1)), and section 9 of the FRA, which permits the Board to examine SMBs (12 U.S.C. 325). The requirements are generally mandatory, depending on bank size and other factors. The data that are reported to the Federal Reserve are not considered confidential. Abstract: This submission covers an extension of the Federal Reserve’s currently approved information collections in their CRA regulations (12 CFR Part 228). The submission involves no change to the regulation or to the information collection. The Federal Reserve System needs the information collected to fulfill their obligations under the CRA to evaluate and assign ratings to the performance of institutions in connection with helping to meet the credit needs of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound banking practices. The Federal Reserve System uses the information in the examination process and in evaluating applications PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 43687 for mergers, branches, and certain other corporate activities. Financial institutions maintain and provide the information to the Federal Reserve System. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 15, 2011. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2011–18339 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of June 21– 22, 2011 In accordance with Section 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR Part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on June 21–22, 2011.1 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 complete purchases of $600 billion of longer-term Treasury securities by the end of this month. The Committee also directs the Desk to maintain its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments on all domestic securities in the System Open Market Account in Treasury securities in order to maintain the total face value of domestic securities at approximately $2.6 trillion. 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, July 13, 2011. William B. English, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. 2011–18430 Filed 7–20–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on June 21– 22, 2011, 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, DC 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s Annual Report. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 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 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 Proposal

    The following information collection, which is being handled under 
this delegated authority, has received initial Board approval and is 
hereby published for comment. At the end of the comment period, the 
proposed information collection, 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 September 19, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Reg BB 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.

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     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. 
Cynthia Ayouch, Acting 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.

Proposal To Approve Under OMB Delegated Authority the Extension for 
Three Years, Without Revision of the Following Information Collection

    Report title: The Recordkeeping, Reporting and Disclosure 
Requirements in Connection with Regulation BB (Community Reinvestment 
Act (CRA)).
    Agency form number: Reg BB.
    OMB control number: 7100-0197.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Reporters: State member banks (SMBs).
    Annual reporting hours: 52,127 hours.
    Estimated average hours per response: Recordkeeping Requirement, 
small business and small farm loan register, 219 hours. Optional 
Recordkeeping Requirements, consumer loan data, 326 hours and other 
loan data, 25 hours. Reporting Requirements, assessment area 
delineation, 2 hours; small business and small farm loan data, 8 hours; 
community development loan data, 13 hours; and HMDA out of MSA loan 
data, 253 hours. Optional Reporting Requirements, data on lending by a 
consortium or third party, 17 hours; affiliate lending data, 38 hours; 
strategic plan, 275 hours; and request for designation as a wholesale 
or limited purpose bank, 4 hours. Disclosure Requirement, public file, 
10 hours.
    Number of respondents: Recordkeeping Requirement, small business 
and small farm loan register, 72. Optional Recordkeeping Requirements, 
consumer loan data, 24 and other loan data, 4. Reporting Requirements, 
assessment area delineation, 72; small business and small farm loan 
data, 72; community development loan data, 72; and HMDA out of MSA loan 
data, 72. Optional Reporting Requirements, data on lending by a 
consortium or third party, 6; affiliate lending data, 4; strategic 
plan, 1; and request for designation as a wholesale or limited purpose 
bank, 1. Disclosure Requirement, public file, 803.
    General description of report: This information collection is 
authorized by section 806 of the CRA which permits the board to issue 
regulations to carry out the purpose of CRA (12 U.S.C. 2905), Section 
11 of the Federal Reserve Act (FRA), which permits the Board to require 
such statements as reports of SMBs as it deems necessary (12 U.S.C. 
248(a)(1)), and section 9 of the FRA, which permits the Board to 
examine SMBs (12 U.S.C. 325). The requirements are generally mandatory, 
depending on bank size and other factors. The data that are reported to 
the Federal Reserve are not considered confidential.
    Abstract: This submission covers an extension of the Federal 
Reserve's currently approved information collections in their CRA 
regulations (12 CFR Part 228). The submission involves no change to the 
regulation or to the information collection.
    The Federal Reserve System needs the information collected to 
fulfill their obligations under the CRA to evaluate and assign ratings 
to the performance of institutions in connection with helping to meet 
the credit needs of their communities, including low- and moderate-
income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound banking practices. 
The Federal Reserve System uses the information in the examination 
process and in evaluating applications for mergers, branches, and 
certain other corporate activities. Financial institutions maintain and 
provide the information to the Federal Reserve System.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 15, 2011.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-18339 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
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