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Inquiries on the following subjects may be directed to the appropriate office, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235. Contracts and Small Business Activities Contact the Office of Acquisitions and Grants. Phone, 410–965-9457. Employment A variety of civil service registers and examinations are used in hiring new employees. Specific employment information may be obtained from the Office of Personnel. Phone, 410-965-4506. General Information The Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Operations manages SSA's toll-free public service telephone. Phone, 800-772-1213 (tollfree). Inspector General The Office of the Inspector General maintains a 24-hour toll-free hotline to receive allegations and complaints relative to SSA operations nationwide. Phone, 800–269– 0271 (toll-free). Fax, 410-965-3011. Publications The Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Communications publishes numerous pamphlets concerning SSA programs. Single copies may be obtained at any local office or by calling 800-772-1213. The
Administration also collects a substantial volume of economic, demographic, and other data in furtherance of its program mission. Basic data on employment and earnings, beneficiaries and benefit payments, and other items of program interest are published regularly in the Social Security Bulletin, its Annual Statistical Supplement, and in special releases and reports that appear periodically on selected topics of interest to the public. Additional information may be obtained from the Publications Staff, Office of Research and Statistics, Room 209, 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20008. Phone, 202-282-7138. Reading Rooms Requests for information, for copies of records, or to inspect records may be made at any local office or the Headquarters Contact Unit, Room G-44, Altmeyer Building. Phone, 800-772-1213 (toll-free). Speakers and Films The Administration makes speakers, films, and exhibits available to public or private organizations, community groups, schools, etc., throughout the Nation. Requests for this service should be directed to the local Social Security Office.
For further information, contact the Office of Public Inquiries, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235. Phone, 410-965-7700. Internet, http://www.ssa.gov/.
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
Senior Vice President, Communications
Chief Financial Officer Chief Administrative Officer
DAVID N. SMITH NORMAN A. ZIGROSSI
The Tennessee Valley Authority conducts a unified program of resource development for the advancement of economic growth in the Tennessee Valley region. The Authority's program of activities includes flood control, navigation development, electric power production, fertilizer development, recreation improvement, and forestry and wildlife development.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a wholly owned Government corporation created by act of May 18, 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831-831dd). All functions of the Authority are vested in its three-member Board of Directors, the members of which are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The President designates one member as Chairman.
While TVA's electric power program is required to be financially self-supporting, other programs are financed primarily by appropriations.
A system of dams built by TVA on the Tennessee River and its larger tributaries provides flood regulation on the Tennessee and contributes to regulation of the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The system maintains a continuous 9foot-draft channel for navigation for the length of the 650-mile Tennessee River main stream, from Paducah, KY, to Knoxville, TN. The dams harness the power of the rivers to produce electricity. They also provide other benefits, including a major asset for outdoor recreation,
The Authority operates the river control system and provides assistance to State and local governments in reducing local flood problems. It also works with cooperating agencies to encourage full and effective use of the navigable waterway by industry and commerce.
The Authority is the wholesale power supplier for many local municipal and cooperative electric systems serving customers in parts of seven States. It supplies power to several Federal installations and industries whose power requirements are large or unusual. Power to meet these demands is supplied from dams, coal-fired powerplants, nuclear powerplants, combustion turbine installations, and a pumped-storage
hydroelectric project operated by TVA; U.S. Corps of Engineers dams in the Cumberland Valley; and Aluminum Company of America dams, whose operation is coordinated with TVA's system.
In economic and community development programs, TVA provides technical assistance in areas including industrial development, regional waste management, tourism promotion, community preparedness, and vanpool organization. It works with local communities and groups to develop maximum use of available area resources. Working with regional learning centers, businesses, and industries, the Authority has identified skills that are needed in the hightechnology job market and has set up training centers.
At Muscle Shoals, AL, TVA operates a national laboratory for environmental research, focusing on the cleanup and protection of the Nation's land, air, and water resources. Projects include development of methods for reducing nonpoint source pollution from groundwater runoff, contaminated site remediation, bioenergy research, and industrial waste reduction. The work is centered on preventing and correcting environmental problems that are barriers to economic growth.
In cooperation with other agencies, TVA conducts research and development programs in forestry, fish and game, watershed protection, health services related to its operations, and economic development of Tennessee Valley communities.
In the western parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, TVA operates Land Between the Lakes, a demonstration project in outdoor recreation, environmental education, and natural resource management.
Sources of Information Citizen Participation TVA Communications, ET 12A, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902–1499. Phone, 423-632-2101. Contracts Purchasing, WT 4D, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 423-632-4796. This office will direct inquiries to the appropriate procurement officer. Economic Development WT 11D, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902–1499. Phone, 423–632-4312. Electric Power Supply and Rates ET 12A, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902–1499. Phone 423– 632–3108. Employment Human Resources, ET 12A, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902–1499. Phone, 423632–3222. (Other personnel offices may be contacted at other major locations.) Environmental and Energy Education BR 4F, 1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402–2801. Phone, 423-751-4624. Environmental Research Center TVA Reservation, P.O. Box 1010, Muscle
Shoals, AL 35661-1010. Phone, 205– 386–2026. Environmental Quality Environmental Services, LP 5D, 1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402–2801. Phone, 423-751-2293. Land Management/Shoreline Permitting Land Management, FOR 3A, Forestry Building, Ridgeway Road, Norris, TN 37828. Phone, 423-632–1440. Library Services Corporate Library, ET PC, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902-1499. Phone, 423– 632–3464. Chattanooga Office Complex, SP 1A, 1101 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402–2801. Phone, 423-751-4913. Muscle Shoals, CTR 1A, P.O. Box 1010, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661-1010. Phone, 205-386-2417. Maps Maps Information & Sales, HB 1A, 311 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402–2801. Phone, 423-751-6277. Medical Services Health Services, EB 8A, 20 East Eleventh Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402–2801. Phone, 423-751-2091. Publications TVA Communications, ET 7D, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902–1499. Phone, 423632-8039.
For further information, contact TVA Communications, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 379021499. Phone, 423-632-2101. Or TVA Washington Office, 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20044. Phone, 202-898–2999.
THRIFT DEPOSITOR PROTECTION OVERSIGHT
ROBERT E. RUBIN
HENRY G. CISNEROS
Chairperson (Secretary of the Treasury)
Federal Reserve System)
and Public Liaison)
DIETRA L. FORD RICHARD H. FARINA LAWRENCE W. HAYES KENNETH COLBURN
Deputy Executive Director (Finance) Deputy Executive Director (Oversight and
VAN B. JORSTAD NEAL PETERSON
The principal duty of the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board is oversight of the Resolution Funding Corporation. The Board prescribes regulations, orders, and directions to which the Directorate of the Resolution Funding Corporation is subject.
The Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, formerly the Oversight Board (of the Resolution Trust Corporation), was established as an instrumentality of the United States on August 9, 1989, by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (12 U.S.C. 1441a).
Pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 1441b(k)(7), the Board consists of three members: the Secretary of the Treasury, who is its Chairperson; the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
From August 9, 1989, through the termination of the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) on December 31, 1995, the principal duty of the Board was to oversee and monitor RTC operations. During its existence, RTC managed and resolved failed thrift institutions, the accounts of which were formerly insured by the Federal Savings
and Loan Insurance Corporation and which were placed in conservatorship or receivership during the period January 1, 1989, through June 30, 1995.
Most of the Board's RTC-related duties terminated on December 31, 1995. Following the expected June 30, 1996, completion of those remaining, including the evaluation of audits and completion of final reports, the Board's primary responsibility will be oversight of the Resolution Funding Corporation (REFCORP), a mixed-ownership Government corporation established with the sole purpose of providing financing for RTC.
By resolution, the Board has directed the release of its employees as of the close of June 30, 1996.
The Chairperson of the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board (or the Chairperson's delegate) is a nonvoting member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board.
For further information, contact the Director of Government and Public Affairs, Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board, 808 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20232. Phone, 202-416–2622.
TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Africa and Middle East
J. JOSEPH GRANDMAISON
JOHN RICHTER GEOFFREY JACKSON
DANIEL D. STEIN
New Independent States, South Asia,
Mongolia, and India
The Trade and Development Agency's mission is to promote economic development in, and simultaneously export U.S. goods and services to, developing and middleincome nations in the following regions of the world: Africa/Middle East, Asia/ Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the New Independent States.
The Trade and Development Agency agriculture, aviation, energy, (TDA) was established on July 1, 1980, environment, health care, manufacturing, as a component organization of the mining and minerals development, International Development Cooperation telecommunications, transportation, and Agency. Section 2204 of the Omnibus water resources. Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (22 U.S.C. 2421) made it a separate
Activities component agency. The organization The Agency funds feasibility studies (or was renamed and made an independent project plans) which evaluate the agency within the executive branch of
technical, economic, and financial the Federal Government on October 28,
aspects of a development project. These 1992, by the Jobs Through Exports Act of studies advise the host nation about the 1992 (22 U.S.C. 2421).
availability of U.S. goods and services The Trade and Development Agency and are required by financial institutions assists in the creation of jobs for
in assessing the creditworthiness of the Americans by helping U.S. companies undertaking. Funding activities are based pursue exports and other overseas
upon an official request for assistance business opportunities. It funds feasibility made by the sponsoring government or studies, orientation visits, training grants, private sector organization of a business briefings, symposia, and various developing or middle-income nation, forms of technical assistance in support and costs for a study typically are shared of specific projects, enabling American between TDA and the U.S. firm businesses to become involved in the developing the project. planning of infrastructure and industrial The Agency makes decisions on projects in middle-income and
funding requests for feasibility studies developing nations. Working closely based on the recommendations with a foreign nation sponsor, TDA
contained in the definitional mission or makes its funds available on the
desk study report, the advice of the U.S. condition that the foreign entity contracts
Embassy, and its internal analysis. with a U.S. firm to perform the actual
Sources of Information work on the project. This affords American firms market entry, exposure, Requests for proposals (RFP's) to conduct and information, thus helping them to feasibility studies funded by TDA are establish a position in markets that are listed in the Commerce Business Daily. otherwise difficult to penetrate.
Information on definitional mission The Agency's focus is the planning opportunities can be obtained by calling and design engineering phase of major TDA's "DM Hotline" at 703-875-7447. infrastructure and industrial projects. It is Small and minority U.S. firms that wish involved in several sectors, including: to be included in TDA's consultant