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public to improve compliance with FCC For further information, contact the Compliance rules and regulations.
and Information Bureau. Phone, 202-418-1100. Regional and Field Offices Federal Communications Commission
Compliance and Information Bureau
Kansas City, MO
Am. 320, Brywood Office Twr., 8800 E. 630 St., 64133 Dennis P. Carlton
San Francisco, CA
P.O. Box 89, 49010-9437
James M. Roop
Sources of Information
Inquiries for information on the special subjects listed in the following paragraphs and those concerning licensing/grant requirements in the various services may be directed to the person or office specified or to the Chief of the Bureau or Office listed below as having responsibility for the service: Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554.
Bureau or Office
Mass Media Bureau
Cable Services Bureau
All broadcasting (except
broadcast auxiliary serv-
Common Carrier Bureau
Common carrier radio
Equipment approval serv
ices: Certification Type acceptance
Office of Engineering and
Advisory Committee Management Direct inquiries to the Associate Managing Director for Program Analysis. Phone, 202-41840442. Consumer Assistance Inquiries concerning general information on Commission operations and public participation in the decisionmaking process should be addressed to the Public Service Division, Room 254, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202-418-0200. Contracts and Procurement Direct inquiries to the Chief, Acquisitions Branch. Phone, 202-418-0930. Employment and Recruitment The Commission's programs require attorneys, electronics engineers, economists, accountants, administrative management and computer specialists, and clerical personnel. Requests for employment information should be directed to the Chief, Personnel Resources Division. Phone, 202-4180130. Equal Employment Practices by Industry Direct inquiries to the Chief, Public Service Division. Phone, 202-418–0200.
Internal Equal Employment Practices Direct Inquiries to the Director, Office of Workplace Diversity. Phone, 202-7761887. Ex-Parte Presentations Information concerning ex-parte presentations should be directed to the Commission's Office of General Counsel. Phone, 202-418– 1720. Fees Inquiries concerning the Commission's Fee Program should be addressed to the Public Service Division, Room 254, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202418-0192. Information Available for Public Inspection At the Commission's headquarters office in Washington, DC, dockets concerning rulemaking and adjudicatory matters, copies of applications for licenses and grants, and reports required to be filed by licensees and cable system operators are maintained in the public reference rooms (some reports are by law held confidential). General information is also available from the Commission's Internet site @ fcc.gov and through fax-ondemand, 202-418–2830. In addition to the information available at the Commission, each broadcasting station makes available for public reference certain information pertaining to the operation of the station, a current copy of the application filed for license, and nonconfidential reports filed with the Commission. Special requests for inspection of records at the Commission's offices should be directed to the Managing Director. Phone, 202418–1919. The Library has on file Commission rules and regulations. Phone, 202-418-0450. The Office of Public Affairs distributes publications, public notices, and press releases. Phone, 202-418-0500.
For further information, contact the Public Service Division, Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20554. Phone, 202-418-0200.
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
RICKI T. HELFER
EUGENE A. LUDWIG
DENNIS F. GEER
WILLIAM A. LONGBRAKE
LESLIE A. WOOLLEY
WALTER B. MASON
Board of Directors:
(Comptroller of the Currency)
Chairman for Financial Policy
JOHN F. BOVENZI
PAUL L. SACHTLEBEN
ARTHUR J. MURTON
ALICE C. GOODMAN
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation promotes and preserves public confidence in U.S. financial institutions by insuring bank and thrift deposits up to the legal limit of $100,000; by periodically examining State-chartered banks that are not members of the Federal Reserve System for safety and soundness as well as
compliance with consumer protection laws; and by liquidating assets of failed institutions to reimburse the insurance funds for the cost of failures.
The Federal Deposit Insurance
The Corporation examines about Corporation (FDIC) was established 7,000 commercial and savings banks under the Banking Act of 1933 in
that are not members of the Federal response to numerous bank failures after Reserve System, called State-chartered the Great Depression. The Corporation nonmember banks. The Corporation also began operations on September 9, 1934, has back-up authority to examine other with $150 million from the U.S. Treasury types of financial institutions. The two and capital stock subscribed by the 12 types of examinations conducted are for Federal Reserve Banks. Congress has safety and soundness, and for increased the limit on deposit insurance compliance with applicable consumer five times since 1934, the most current laws such as Truth in Lending, the Home level being $100,000.
Mortgage Disclosure Act, and the The Corporation does not operate on Community Reinvestment Act. funds appropriated by Congress. Its Examinations are performed on the income is derived from assessments on institution's premises and off-site through deposits held by insured banks and from
computer data analysis. interest on the required investment of its A failed bank is generally closed by its surplus funds in Government securities.
chartering authority, and FDIC is named It also has authority to borrow from the receiver. In that capacity, FDIC attempts Treasury up to $30 billion for insurance
to locate a healthy institution to acquire purposes.
the failed entity. If an acquirer cannot be Management of FDIC consists of a
found, FDIC pays depositors the amount Board of Directors that includes the
of their insured funds, usually within 1 Chairman, Vice Chairman, and
or 2 business days following the closing. Appointive Director. The Comptroller of
Depositors with funds that exceed the the Currency, whose office supervises
insurance limit often receive an advance federally chartered or national banks,
dividend, which is a portion of their and the Director of the Office of Thrift
uninsured funds that is determined by an Supervision, which supervises federally
estimate of the future proceeds from chartered savings associations, are also
liquidating the failed bank's remaining members of the Board. All five Board
assets. Depositors with funds in a failed members are appointed by the President
bank that exceed the insurance limit and confirmed by the Senate, with no
receive a receivership certificate for more than three being from the same
those funds and partial payments of their political party.
uninsured funds as asset liquidation
In addition to its insurance, The Federal Deposit Insurance
supervisory, and liquidation Corporation insures about $2 trillion of responsibilities, FDIC performs other U.S. bank and thrift deposits. The
functions relating to State nonmember insurance funds are composed of
banks, including: insurance premiums paid by banks and -approval or disapproval of mergers, savings associations and the interest on consolidations, and acquisitions where the investment of those premiums in the resulting bank is an insured State U.S. Government securities, as required nonmember; by law. Banks pay premiums to the Bank -approval or disapproval of a Insurance Fund (BIF), while savings proposal by a bank to establish and associations pay premiums to the operate a new branch, close an existing Savings Association Insurance Fund branch, or move its main office from one (SAIF). Premiums are determined by an location to another; institution's level of capitalization and -issuance of enforcement actions, potential risk to its insurance fund. including cease-and-desist orders, for