Request To Renew Partnership With Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO), 45213 [2020-16096]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 144 / Monday, July 27, 2020 / Notices would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States. Joyce B. Stone, Assistant Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–16097 Filed 7–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P EXPORT-IMPORT BANK [Public Notice: EIB–2020–003] Request To Renew Partnership With Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) Export-Import Bank of the United States. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has received a request to renew its partnership with Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) that is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. EXIM is seeking public comment regarding possible benefits or costs of continuing such a relationship. Comments received within the comment period specified below will be presented to the EXIM Board of Directors prior to final action on this Action. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before August 21, 2020 to be assured of consideration before final consideration on renewal of the agreement by the Board of Directors of EXIM. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through Regulations.gov at WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter EIB–2020–003 under the heading ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ and select Search. Follow the instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please include your name, company name (if any) and EIB–2020– 003 on any attached document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Party’s Relationship with Exim: The Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) was created in 1970 as a public-private partnership between the U.S. Federal Government and private companies involved in financing or producing U.S. exports. PEFCO entered into an official partnership with EXIM in 1971, which was renewed in 1994 through December 31, 2020. PEFCO is a funding source for EXIM guarantees or insurance provided to commercial financing entities that originate and structure export financing transactions. It was created to ensure there was jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Jul 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 always a private-based alternative to EXIM direct loans and to facilitate the liquidity of EXIM-guaranteed and -insured transactions. PEFCO accomplishes these purposes by intermediating between the efficiency and immense scale of the U.S. capital markets and the day-to-day funding needs of export financing for cases ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to several hundred million dollars. Over the course of its 50-year existence, PEFCO has funded more than $38 billion in EXIM-guaranteed and -insured export transactions brought to it by commercial entities. Since the Global Financial Crisis and the emergence of the Basel III regulatory environment, PEFCO’s primary role has been to act as a source of liquidity for the commercial market. This crowds the private sector into official export finance and maximizes the competitiveness of EXIM-guaranteed/ insured transactions. The Export-Import Bank is authorized to issue this notice pursuant to the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 635 et seq. Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this matter will be available in the ‘‘Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board of Directors’’ on http://exim.gov/newsandevents/ boardmeetings/board/. Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not include confidential or proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by supplying information that competitors could use to compete with companies in the United States. Joyce B. Stone, Assistant Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–16096 Filed 7–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0798; FRS 16943] Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Federal Communications SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45213 Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before September 25, 2020. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Cathy Williams, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Cathy.Williams@fcc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information about the information collection, contact Cathy Williams at (202) 418–2918. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the PRA of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the FCC invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-16096]


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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

[Public Notice: EIB-2020-003]


Request To Renew Partnership With Private Export Funding 
Corporation (PEFCO)

AGENCY: Export-Import Bank of the United States.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import 
Bank of the United States (EXIM) has received a request to renew its 
partnership with Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) that is 
scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. EXIM is seeking public 
comment regarding possible benefits or costs of continuing such a 
relationship. Comments received within the comment period specified 
below will be presented to the EXIM Board of Directors prior to final 
action on this Action.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 21, 2020 to be 
assured of consideration before final consideration on renewal of the 
agreement by the Board of Directors of EXIM.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted through Regulations.gov at 
WWW.REGULATIONS.GOV. To submit a comment, enter EIB-2020-003 under the 
heading ``Enter Keyword or ID'' and select Search. Follow the 
instructions provided at the Submit a Comment screen. Please include 
your name, company name (if any) and EIB-2020-003 on any attached 
document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Party's Relationship with Exim: The Private Export Funding 
Corporation (PEFCO) was created in 1970 as a public-private partnership 
between the U.S. Federal Government and private companies involved in 
financing or producing U.S. exports. PEFCO entered into an official 
partnership with EXIM in 1971, which was renewed in 1994 through 
December 31, 2020. PEFCO is a funding source for EXIM guarantees or 
insurance provided to commercial financing entities that originate and 
structure export financing transactions. It was created to ensure there 
was always a private-based alternative to EXIM direct loans and to 
facilitate the liquidity of EXIM-guaranteed and -insured transactions. 
PEFCO accomplishes these purposes by intermediating between the 
efficiency and immense scale of the U.S. capital markets and the day-
to-day funding needs of export financing for cases ranging from several 
hundred thousand dollars to several hundred million dollars. Over the 
course of its 50-year existence, PEFCO has funded more than $38 billion 
in EXIM-guaranteed and -insured export transactions brought to it by 
commercial entities. Since the Global Financial Crisis and the 
emergence of the Basel III regulatory environment, PEFCO's primary role 
has been to act as a source of liquidity for the commercial market. 
This crowds the private sector into official export finance and 
maximizes the competitiveness of EXIM-guaranteed/insured transactions. 
The Export-Import Bank is authorized to issue this notice pursuant to 
the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 635 et seq.
    Information on Decision: Information on the final decision for this 
matter will be available in the ``Summary Minutes of Meetings of Board 
of Directors'' on http://exim.gov/newsandevents/boardmeetings/board/.
    Confidential Information: Please note that this notice does not 
include confidential or proprietary business information; information 
which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act; or 
information which would jeopardize jobs in the United States by 
supplying information that competitors could use to compete with 
companies in the United States.

Joyce B. Stone,
Assistant Corporate Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-16096 Filed 7-24-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6690-01-P