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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

169 / Thursday, August 31, 2006 / Notices 51827

payment for that auction of 3 percent up the subjects discussed. More than a one (See chart below for the closing date for
to a maximum of 20 percent. The level or two sentence description of the views each report.)
of this payment in each case will be and arguments presented is generally
Unauthorized Committees (PACs and
based on the nature of the service and required. Other rules pertaining to oral
Party Committees)
the inventory of the construction and written ex parte presentations in
permits being offered. permit-but-disclose proceedings are set Political committees filing on a
40. As noted in this rulemaking order, forth in 47 CFR 1.1206(b). quarterly basis in 2006 are subject to
defaults weaken the integrity of the Federal Communications Commission. special election reporting if they make
auctions process and impede the previously undisclosed contributions or
William W. Huber,
deployment of service to the public, and expenditures in connection with the
Associate Chief, Auctions and Spectrum
an additional default payment of more Ohio Special Primary Election by the
Access Division, WTB.
than the previous 3 percent will be more close of books for the applicable
[FR Doc. E6–14527 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am]
effective in deterring defaults. report(s). (See chart below for the
BILLING CODE 6712–01–P
Accordingly, for Auction No. 68, the closing date for each report.)
Bureaus propose an additional default Committees filing monthly that
payment of 10 percent of the relevant support candidates in the Ohio Special
bid. The Bureaus seek comment on this FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Primary Election should continue to file
proposal. [Notice 2006–14] according to the monthly reporting
schedule.
III. Conclusion
Filing Dates for the Ohio Special Disclosure of Electioneering
41. Comments are due on or before Election in the 3rd Congressional
September 6, 2006, and reply comments Communications (Individuals and
District Other Unregistered Organizations)
are due on or before September 13,
2006. All filings related to the auction AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. As required by the Bipartisan
of FM broadcast construction permits ACTION: Notice of filing dates for special Campaign Reform Act of 2002, the
must refer to AU Docket No. 06–101. election. Federal Election Commission
Comments may be submitted using the promulgated new electioneering
Commission’s Electronic Comment SUMMARY: Ohio has scheduled a special communications rules governing
Filing System (ECFS) or by filing paper primary election on September 15, 2006, television and radio communications
copies. The Bureaus encourage to fill the vacancy on the November 7, that refer to a clearly identified federal
interested parties to file electronically. 2006, general election ballot that was candidate and are distributed within 30
The Bureaus also request that all created by the withdrawal of Democratic days prior to a special primary election
comments and reply comments be filed candidate Stephanie Studebaker. or 60 days prior to a special general
electronically to the following address: Committees participating in the Ohio election. 11 CFR 100.29. The statute and
auction68@fcc.gov. In addition, Special Primary Election are required to regulations require, among other things,
commenters should format any file pre-election reports. that individuals and other groups not
attachments to electronic mail as FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. registered with the FEC who make
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) or Microsoft Kevin R. Salley, Information Division, electioneering communications costing
Word documents. 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC more than $10,000 in the aggregate in a
42. This proceeding has been 20463; Telephone: (202) 694–1100; Toll calendar year disclose that activity to
designated as a permit-but-disclose Free (800) 424–9530. the Commission within 24 hours of the
proceeding in accordance with the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: distribution of the communication. See
Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons 11 CFR 104.20.
making oral ex parte presentations are Principal Campaign Committees The 30-day electioneering
reminded that memoranda summarizing All principal campaign committees of communications period in connection
the presentations must contain candidates who participate in the Ohio with the Ohio Special Primary runs
summaries of the substance of the Special Primary shall file a 12-day Pre- from August 16, 2006 through
presentations and not merely a listing of Primary Report on September 3, 2006. September 15, 2006.

CALENDAR OF REPORTING DATES FOR OHIO SPECIAL ELECTION FOR COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN THE SPECIAL PRIMARY
(09/15/06)
Reg./cert. &
Close of
Report overnight Filing date
books 1 mailing date

Pre-Primary ................................................................................................................................ 08/26/06 08/31/06 2 09/03/06

October Quarterly ...................................................................................................................... 09/30/06 10/15/06 2 10/15/06

1 The period begins with the close of books of the last report filed by the committee. If the committee has filed no previous reports, the period
begins with the date of the committee’s first activity.
2 Notice that this deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend. Filing dates are not extended when they fall on nonworking days.
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Dated: August 25, 2006. c. Ways to enhance the quality, Proposal to approve under OMB
Robert D. Lenhard, utility, and clarity of the information to delegated authority the extension for
Vice Chairman, Federal Election Commission. be collected; and three years, with revision, of the
[FR Doc. 06–7297 Filed 8–30–06; 8:45 am] d. Ways to minimize the burden of following collection of information:
BILLING CODE 6715–01–P information collection on respondents, Report title: Consolidated Bank
including through the use of automated Holding Company Report of Equity
collection techniques or other forms of Investments in Nonfinancial
information technology. Companies, and the Annual Report of
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
Merchant Banking Investments Held for
DATES: Comments must be submitted on an Extended Period.
Proposed Agency Information or before October 30, 2006.
Collection Activities; Comment Agency form number: FR Y–12 and
Request ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, FR Y–12A, respectively
identified by FR Y–12 or FR Y–12A, by OMB control number: 7100–0300
AGENCY: Board of Governors of the any of the following methods: Frequency: FR Y–12, quarterly and
Federal Reserve System. semiannually; FR Y–12A, annually
SUMMARY: Background.
• Agency Web Site: http:// REPORTERS: Bank holding companies,
On June 15, 1984, the Office of www.federalreserve.gov. Follow the financial holding companies
Management and Budget (OMB) instructions for submitting comments at Annual reporting hours: FR Y–12,
delegated to the Board of Governors of http://www.federalreserve.gov/ 1,824; FR Y–12A, 105
the Federal Reserve System (‘‘Board’’) generalinfo/foia/ProposedRegs.cfm. Estimated average hours per response:
its approval authority under the • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// FR Y–12, 16; FR Y–12A, 7
Paperwork Reduction Act, as per 5 CFR www.regulations.gov. Follow the Number of respondents: FR Y–12, 30;
1320.16, to approve of and assign OMB instructions for submitting comments. FR Y–12A, 15
control numbers to collection of General description of report: This
• E–mail:
information requests and requirements collection of information is mandatory
regs.comments@federalreserve.gov.
conducted or sponsored by the Board pursuant to Section 5(c) of the Bank
Include docket number in the subject
under conditions set forth in 5 CFR Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C.
line of the message.
1320 Appendix A.1. Board–approved 1844(c)). The FR Y–12 data are not
collections of information are • FAX: 202–452–3819 or 202–452– considered confidential, however, bank
incorporated into the official OMB 3102. holding companies may request
inventory of currently approved • Mail: Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary, confidential treatment pursuant to
collections of information. Copies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Sections (b)(4) and (b)(8) of the Freedom
OMB 83–Is and supporting statements Reserve System, 20th Street and of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C.
and approved collection of information Constitution Avenue, N.W., 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)). The FR Y–12A
instruments are placed into OMB’s Washington, DC 20551. data would be considered confidential
public docket files. The Federal Reserve on the basis that disclosure of specific
All public comments are available commercial or financial data relating to
may not conduct or sponsor, and the
from the Board’s web site at investments held for extended periods
respondent is not required to respond
www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/ of time could result in substantial harm
to, an information collection that has
been extended, revised, or implemented foia/ProposedRegs.cfm as submitted, to the competitive position of the
on or after October 1, 1995, unless it unless modified for technical reasons. financial holding company pursuant to
displays a currently valid OMB control Accordingly, your comments will not be the FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4) and (b)(8)).
number. edited to remove any identifying or Abstract: The FR Y–12 collects data
contact information. Public comments from certain domestic bank holding
Request for comment on information may also be viewed electronically or in companies on their equity investments
collection proposal paper in Room MP–500 of the Board’s in nonfinancial companies on four
The following information collection, Martin Building (20th and C Streets, schedules: Type of Investments, Type of
which is being handled under this N.W.) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Security, Type of Entity within the
delegated authority, has received initial on weekdays. Banking Organization, and Nonfinancial
Board approval and is hereby published FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A Investment Transactions during
for comment. At the end of the comment copy of the proposed form and Reporting Period. The FR Y–12 data
period, the proposed information instructions, the Paperwork Reduction serve as an important risk–monitoring
collection, along with an analysis of Act Submission (OMB 83–I), supporting device for institutions active in this
comments and recommendations statement, and other documents that business line by allowing the Federal
received, will be submitted to the Board Reserve to monitor an institution’s
will be placed into OMB’s public docket
for final approval under OMB delegated activity between review dates. It also
files once approved may be requested
authority. Comments are invited on the serves as an early warning mechanism
from the agency clearance officer, whose
following: to identify institutions whose activities
name appears below.
a. Whether the proposed collection of in this area are growing rapidly and
information is necessary for the proper Michelle Long, Federal Reserve Board therefore warrant special supervisory
performance of the Federal Reserve’s Clearance Officer (202–452–3829), attention.
functions; including whether the Division of Research and Statistics, Current actions: The Federal Reserve
information has practical utility; Board of Governors of the Federal proposes to extend for three years,
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b. The accuracy of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. without revision, the FR Y–12. In
Reserve’s estimate of the burden of the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf addition, the Federal Reserve proposes
proposed information collection, (TDD) users may contact (202–263– to implement a companion reporting
including the validity of the 4869), Board of Governors of the Federal form, the FR Y–12A, effective December
methodology and assumptions used; Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. 31, 2006. The proposed FR Y–12A is

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