Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled Farm Credit System Institutions, 45606-45607 [2012-18692]

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[FR Doc. 2012–18794 Filed 7–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled Farm Credit System Institutions Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. ACTION: Policy statement; extension of comment period. The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (Corporation or FCSIC) published for comment a draft Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled Farm Credit System (System) Institutions to replace the Corporation’s present Policy Statement Concerning Stand-Alone Assistance. The draft revised policy statement provides additional transparency concerning the Corporation’s authority to provide assistance, discusses how the least-cost test might be performed, enhances the criteria of what is to be included in assistance proposals, and adds a new section discussing assistance agreements. We are extending the comment period so that all interested parties will have additional time to provide comments. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 22, 2012. SUMMARY: Comments should be mailed or delivered to James M. Morris, General Counsel, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, McLean, Virginia 22102. Copies of all comments will be available for examination by interested parties in the offices of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Wynn, Senior Risk Analyst, and James M. Morris, General Counsel, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102, (703) 883–4380, TDD (703) 883–4390. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2012, the FCSIC published for comment a draft Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled System Institutions to replace the Corporation’s present Policy Statement Concerning Stand-Alone Assistance.1 The FCSIC received several comment letters, including the Farm Credit Council and two System banks requesting that the Corporation extend the comment period by 90 days. Because of the significance and complexity of the issues and the implications associated with providing 1 See Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 77 FR 37399. 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / Notices assistance to troubled System institutions, the commenters have asked the Corporation to extend the comment period to further evaluate the draft policy statement. In view of the comment letters, the FCSIC has decided to extend the comment period by 90 days. The FCSIC supports public involvement and participation in the development of this policy statement and invites all interested parties to review and provide comments. Dated: July 26, 2012. Dale L. Aultman, Secretary to the Board, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2012–18692 Filed 7–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6710–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [PS Docket No. 11–60; DA 12–1153] 9–1–1 Resiliency and Reliability In Wake of, June 29, 2012, Derecho Storm In Central, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeastern United States; Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Comment Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is seeking comment on the background, causes, and restoration efforts related to communications services and facilities impacted directly or indirectly by the storm and after. The FCC also seeks comment on the impact these outages had on the various segments of the public, including consumers, hospitals, and public safety entities. This information will develop the record in the Commission’s ongoing examination of issues in the April 2011 Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on the resiliency, reliability and continuity abilities of communications network, including broadband technologies. Comments received in response to this public notice will become part of the record of the NOI. DATES: Comments may be filed in the docket for this proceeding on or before August 17, 2012. Reply comments may be filed on or before September 4, 2012. ADDRESSES: Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.415, 1.419, interested parties may file comments on or before August 17, 2012 (comments) and September 4, 2012 (reply comments). Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:53 Jul 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the ECFS: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St. SW., Room TW–A325, Washington, DC 20554. D The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. D All hand-delivered or messengerdelivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary will be accepted. 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Casual claims of confidentiality are not accepted. Confidential submissions may not be filed via ECFS but rather should be filed with the Secretary’s Office following the procedures set forth in 47 CFR 0.459. Redacted versions of confidential submissions may be filed via ECFS. Parties are advised that the Commission looks with disfavor on claims of confidentiality for entire documents. When a claim of confidentiality is made, a public, redacted version of the document should also be filed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Connelly, Attorney, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45607 Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418– 0132 or michael.connelly@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Questions Regarding Derecho Impact, Effects, and Restoration Efforts The Commission poses a series of questions related to the impact of the storm on emergency and 9–1–1 communications accessed by traditional communications networks, broadband communications networks, and wireless communications networks. It also requests comment on the storm’s impact on various user groups. The FCC seeks comment on the following issues: Causes of Outages. What were the specific causes of the outages that occurred during or after the storms? Which network elements and components, such as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) trunks, Internet-Protocol (IP) broadband access lines, databases and PSTN switches, were out of service and for how long? For example, to what extent were issues like powering, physical damage, and power surges contributing factors to the outages? To what extent are there industry best practices that address these, and any other, contributing causes? To what extent were they followed? In what ways was physical damage due to the storm a major cause of outages? What could be done to improve the resiliency of communications infrastructure in the face of physical damage like what was seen during the storm? Are there actions the communications industry can take to avoid or mitigate these outages in future similar events? Should the FCC take other steps to improve communications resiliency during strong storms like this? In what ways was the derecho an ‘‘extraordinary’’ event? For example, compared to other types of disasters, did it occur with unusually short notice, affect an unusually large area, and was it unusually intense? How did these factors inhibit service providers in responding to the event and restoring service? How did these factors affect consumers’ need for communications services and ability to obtain emergency services? What could be done to better prepare for events like this in the future? Specifically, what actions should communications service providers and PSAPs take to better prepare for similar events in the future? How did service providers become aware that 9–1–1 outages had occurred? What types of monitoring systems were in place for various types of assets, both in the field and inside buildings? How E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45606-45607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18692]


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FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION


Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled Farm Credit 
System Institutions

AGENCY: Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation.

ACTION: Policy statement; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (Corporation or 
FCSIC) published for comment a draft Policy Statement Concerning 
Assistance to Troubled Farm Credit System (System) Institutions to 
replace the Corporation's present Policy Statement Concerning Stand-
Alone Assistance. The draft revised policy statement provides 
additional transparency concerning the Corporation's authority to 
provide assistance, discusses how the least-cost test might be 
performed, enhances the criteria of what is to be included in 
assistance proposals, and adds a new section discussing assistance 
agreements. We are extending the comment period so that all interested 
parties will have additional time to provide comments.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 22, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed or delivered to James M. Morris, 
General Counsel, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation, McLean, 
Virginia 22102. Copies of all comments will be available for 
examination by interested parties in the offices of the Farm Credit 
System Insurance Corporation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wade Wynn, Senior Risk Analyst, and 
James M. Morris, General Counsel, Farm Credit System Insurance 
Corporation, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102, (703) 883-
4380, TDD (703) 883-4390.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2012, the FCSIC published for 
comment a draft Policy Statement Concerning Assistance to Troubled 
System Institutions to replace the Corporation's present Policy 
Statement Concerning Stand-Alone Assistance.\1\ The FCSIC received 
several comment letters, including the Farm Credit Council and two 
System banks requesting that the Corporation extend the comment period 
by 90 days. Because of the significance and complexity of the issues 
and the implications associated with providing

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assistance to troubled System institutions, the commenters have asked 
the Corporation to extend the comment period to further evaluate the 
draft policy statement. In view of the comment letters, the FCSIC has 
decided to extend the comment period by 90 days. The FCSIC supports 
public involvement and participation in the development of this policy 
statement and invites all interested parties to review and provide 
comments.
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    \1\ See 77 FR 37399.

    Dated: July 26, 2012.
Dale L. Aultman,
Secretary to the Board, Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2012-18692 Filed 7-31-12; 8:45 am]
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