Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of December 16-17, 2014, 3236 [2015-01008]

Download as PDF 3236 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 14 / Thursday, January 22, 2015 / Notices By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: January 16, 2015. Rachel E. Dickon, Assistant Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Decision To Evaluate a Petition To Designate a Class of Employees From the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Bloomfield, New Jersey, To Be Included in the Special Exposure Cohort [FR Doc. 2015–01033 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of December 16–17, 2014 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 December 16–17, 2014.1 Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster maximum employment and price stability. In particular, 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 undertake open market operations as necessary to maintain such conditions. The Committee directs the Desk to maintain its policy of rolling over maturing Treasury securities into new issues and its policy of reinvesting principal payments on all agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities. The Committee also directs the Desk to engage in dollar roll and coupon swap transactions as necessary to facilitate settlement of the Federal Reserve’s agency mortgage-backed securities transactions. 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. NIOSH gives notice as required by 42 CFR 83.12(e) of a decision to evaluate a petition to designate a class of employees from the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Bloomfield, New Jersey, to be included in the Special Exposure Cohort under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. The initial proposed definition for the class being evaluated, subject to revision as warranted by the evaluation, is as follows: Facility: Westinghouse Electric Corp. Location: Bloomfield, New Jersey. Job Titles and/or Job Duties: All employees who worked in any plant production area. Period of Employment: January 1, 1950 through March 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1938, Telephone 877–222–7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV. SUMMARY: John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–01056 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, January 9, 2015. William B. English, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. Office of the Secretary [FR Doc. 2015–01008 Filed 1–21–15; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on December 16–17, 2014, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Jan 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines This notice provides an update of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines to account for last calendar year’s increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Effective Date: January 22, 2015, unless an office administering a program using the guidelines specifies a different effective date for that particular program. ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 404E, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about how the guidelines are used or how income is defined in a particular program, contact the Federal, state, or local office that is responsible for that program. 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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of 
December 16-17, 2014

    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 December 16-17, 2014.\1\
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    \1\ Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee 
at its meeting held on December 16-17, 2014, 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.
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    Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Federal Open Market 
Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster 
maximum employment and price stability. In particular, 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 undertake open market operations as necessary to maintain such 
conditions. The Committee directs the Desk to maintain its policy of 
rolling over maturing Treasury securities into new issues and its 
policy of reinvesting principal payments on all agency debt and agency 
mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities. The 
Committee also directs the Desk to engage in dollar roll and coupon 
swap transactions as necessary to facilitate settlement of the Federal 
Reserve's agency mortgage-backed securities transactions. 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, January 9, 2015.
William B. English,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-01008 Filed 1-21-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-P