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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2006 / Notices 2549

HUMAN SERVICES and the National Science Foundation,
Notice of Proposals to Engage in Environmental Protection Agency,
Permissible Nonbanking Activities or HHS Managing Partner Grants.gov E- National Aeronautics and Space
to Acquire Companies that are Government Initiative; Administration, National Endowment of
Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Governmentwide Notice of Opportunity the Arts, National Endowment of
Activities to Register Early for Electronic Humanities, Corporation for National &
Submission of Grant Applications for Community Service, U.S. Agency for
The companies listed in this notice Federal Funding Opportunities; Early International Development, National
have given notice under section 4 of the Registration With Grants.gov Archives and Records Administration,
Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. Small Business Administration,
AGENCY: Grants.gov Program
1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 Institute of Museum and Library
Management Office; HHS Managing
CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to Services, and Social Security
Agency; Office of Assistant Secretary for
acquire or control voting securities or Administration.
Budget, Technology and Finance for the
assets of a company, including the Each of the federal grant-making
Grants Executive Board, HHS.
companies listed below, that engages departments and agencies listed above
ACTION: Notice. are posting funding opportunities and
either directly or through a subsidiary or
SUMMARY: Federal grant applicants must grant application materials on
other company, in a nonbanking activity
complete a three-step registration Grants.gov. To facilitate the federal
that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y
process before applying for a federal grant application process, this notice
(12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has encourages prospective applicants to
determined by Order to be closely grant opportunity through Grants.gov.
Grants.gov is the federal government’s register early. Registering in advance of
related to banking and permissible for agencies posting their grant
bank holding companies. Unless free, single, and secure site for finding
and submitting applications opportunities will eliminate many of the
otherwise noted, these activities will be issues that applicants have faced by not
conducted throughout the United States. electronically for federal grant funding.
It is part of the ongoing implementation meeting registration requirements in
Each notice is available for inspection of Electronic Government (E- time to meet application deadlines.
at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. Government) and a key component of Registering early will allow the Federal
The notice also will be available for the President’s Management Agenda. agencies and Grants.gov sufficient time
inspection at the offices of the Board of Expanding electronic government makes to address questions applicants may
Governors. Interested persons may it simpler for the public to receive high- have in completing the registration
express their views in writing on the quality services from the federal process.
question whether the proposal complies government in addition to improving I. The Need To Register With
with the standards of section 4 of the the federal government’s efficiency in Grants.gov
BHC Act. Additional information on all the delivery of its services. To protect
Before applying for a grant
bank holding companies may be the applicant and the applicant’s
opportunity on Grants.gov, an applicant
obtained from the National Information information, and to assure federal
must complete the registration process.
Center Web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/ agencies that they are interacting with
Registration protects both the applicant
nic/. officials authorized to submit
and the federal agencies against
applications for funding on behalf of
Unless otherwise noted, comments fraudulent activities. Registration
applicant entities, an applicant must
regarding the applications must be confirms that the applicant has
register with Grants.gov.
received at the Reserve Bank indicated designated a certain individual or entity
In fiscal year 2005, 20 out of 26
or the offices of the Board of Governors to submit an application on behalf of the
federal grant making departments and
not later than January 30, 2006. applicant and assures the federal agency
agencies achieved their goals, set
that it is interacting with the designated
A. Federal Reserve Bank of New through OMB guidance, of making 25
representative of the applicant.
York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision percent of their discretionary funding
Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, opportunities available for the II. What Is Involved in Registration?
New York 10045-0001: electronic submission of applications on Before applying for a grant
Grants.gov and over 15,000 applications opportunity on Grants.gov, an applicant
1. Rabobank International Holding
were received. Per OMB milestones, in must complete the registration process.
B.V., Utrecht, The Netherlands, Utrecht-
fiscal year 2006 the percentage of Registration protects both the applicant
America Holdings, Inc., New York, New discretionary funding opportunities
York, and VIB Corp El, Centro, and the federal agencies against
available for electronic submission will fraudulent activities. Registration
California; to engage in making and increase to 75 percent and then to 100
acquiring loans and extensions of credit, confirms that the applicant has
percent in fiscal year 2007. This designated a certain individual or entity
pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1) of planned increase in utilization of the to submit an application on behalf of the
Regulation Y. Grants.gov system is indicative of a applicant and assures the federal agency
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve governmentwide transition to electronic that it is interacting with the designated
System, January 10, 2006. grant processes. representative of the applicant.
Robert deV. Frierson, The twenty-six federal grant making Registration is a three-step process:
departments and agencies participating 1. Register your organization.
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
in Grants.gov are: The Departments of 2. Register yourself as an Authorized
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[FR Doc. E6–342 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] Health and Human Services, Housing Organization Representative.
BILLING CODE 6210–01–S and Urban Development, 3. Become authorized by your
Transportation, Education, Agriculture, organization to submit applications.
Justice, Labor, Homeland Security, 1. Register Your Organization. Before
Defense, Commerce, Veterans Affairs, you can apply for a grant via Grants.gov

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your organization must register with the III. Time Allotted for Registration purpose of this notice is to allow an
Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Based on Grants.gov applicant additional 30 Days for public comment.
which requires a Data Universal feedback, it usually takes 3–5 days to DATES: Comments on this notice must be
Number System (DUNS) number. A complete registration with Grants.gov. received by February 16, 2006.
DUNS number is a unique number that Registrants should be aware that ADDRESSES: Written comments should
identifies an organization and has been portions of the Grants.gov registration be submitted to: John Kraemer, at the
adopted by the Federal Government. process leverage other governmentwide Office of Information and Regulatory
The CCR is the central government databases such as CCR. Some Affairs, OMB at the following e-mail
repository for organizations working organizations have found it can take up address: John_Kraemer@omb.eop.gov
with the Federal government. The CCR to 2 weeks to complete the registration and the fax number is (202) 395–6974.
collects, validates, stores and process when unexpected delays are Copies of the proposed collection
disseminates data in support of agency encountered during the CCR registration plans, data collection instruments, and
acquisitions. For grants, CCR stores an process. specific details on the estimated burden
applicant’s information, allowing can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports
Grants.gov to verify an organization’s Clearance Officer.
Grants.gov Web site provides detailed
identity and identify key business
registration checklists that guide users FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
contacts for the organization. An Cynthia D. McMichael, AHRQ, Reports
through the registration process. The
organization will be required to provide Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1651.
checklists are available through the ‘‘Get
a DUNS number, an E-Business point- Started’’ link on the Grants.gov Web site SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
of-contact (POC) and a Marketing (http://www.grants.gov). Questions may
Partner ID Number (MPIN) when also be referred to the Grants.gov Proposed Project
registering with CCR. Please note that Contact Center at 1–800–518–4726 or by
CCR recently began validating the tax ‘‘Security Checkpoints and Patients
e-mail at support@Grants.gov. A With Radiopharmaceuticals’’
identification number with IRS/ Webcast has been scheduled for the end
Department of Treasury, which delays of January 2006 specifically to cover the Patients receiving radioactive
the activation of the registration by Grants.gov registration process. therapeutic or diagnostic compounds
approximately 24–48 hours. Active CCR Interested organizations may sign-up for (called ‘‘radiopharmaceuticals’’) can
registrations and changes to registration the Webcast at the Grants.gov Web site emit radiation at the time when they are
information are passed to Grants.gov on (http://www.grants.gov). released from a hospital facility and
a daily basis. A yearly validation of the present danger to their families and the
CCR information is required to maintain Dated: January 10, 2006. public. In addition, these individuals
an active registration. Charles E. Johnson, might activate radiation detectors at
Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology airports, stadiums, and other public
• CCR Registration Assistance: 1–
and Finance. place, and will be stopped for
888–227–2423 (http://www.ccr.gov).
[FR Doc. E6–396 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] questioning by law enforcement
2. Register as an Authorized BILLING CODE 4150–24–P personnel. It is very important that
Organization Representative (AOR). An hospitals provide patients with
AOR is a person named by an educational materials that explain the
organization to submit an application DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND unique problems patients may face as a
for funding consideration on behalf of HUMAN SERVICES result of receiving this treatment, as
the organization. In order to safeguard well as provide guidance about how to
the security of your electronic Agency for Healthcare Research and respond to situations where law
information and to submit a Federal Quality enforcement questions and other
grant application via Grants.gov, an concerns may arise.
AOR must first obtain a Username and Agency Information Collection
The goal of the study is to determine
Password from Grants.gov. The Activities: Proposed Collection;
what procedures are followed by
organizational DUNS number will be Comment Request
hospitals when releasing patients
needed to access the registration form, AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research treated with radioactive compounds.
http://grants.gov/Register1. Completion and Quality, HHS. The study will involve interviewing
of the registration form will provide a 60 health care providers who are
ACTION: Notice.
Grants.gov Username and Password. directly involved in the release of
The AOR’s must then register the SUMMARY: This notice announces the patients treated with radioactive
Username and Password with intention of the Agency for Healthcare compounds.
Grants.gov, http://grants.gov/Register2. Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request Specifically, the interview protocol
3. Organization Authorizes Submitter that the Office of Management and will be centered on the following topics:
(AOR). Grants.gov will send the Budget (OMB) allow the proposed (1) How health care providers
organization’s CCR E-Business point-of- information collection project: ‘‘Security determine when patients receiving
contact (POC) an e-mail notifying them Checkpoints and Patients with radiopharmaceuticals can be released
that someone from their organization Radiopharmaceuticals.’’ In accordance from care?
has registered with Grants.gov and with the Paperwork Reduction Act of (2) What type of information is
needs to be authorized as an AOR. The 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ provided to patients to ensure safety to
E-Business POC must log into invites the public to comment on this their families and the public?
Grants.gov, using their organization proposed information collection. (3) How this information is
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DUNS # and MPIN and authorize the This proposed information collection communicated to patients?
AOR to submit an application via was previously published in the Federal (4) What information is (or can be)
Grants.gov. The registration process is Register on November 2, 2005 and provided to patients who may activate
complete once the AOR has been allowed 60 Days for public comment. radiation detectors at security
authorized. No public comments were received. The checkpoints so that their processing is

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