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Farm Credit Administration.


Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, us, or our) is extending the comment period for 60 days on our proposed rule affecting the governance of the Farm Credit System so all parties will have more time to respond.


Please send your comments to us on or before May 20, 2005.


Comments may be sent by electronic mail to, through the Pending Regulations section of our Web site at, or through the Government-wide portal. You may also send written comments to S. Robert Coleman, Director, Regulation and Policy Division, Office of Policy and Analysis, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102-5090, or by facsimile transmission to (703) 734-5784.

You may review copies of comments we receive at our office in McLean, Virginia, or from our Web site at Once you are in the Web site, select “Legal Info,” and then select “Public Comments.” We will show your comments as submitted, but for technical reasons we may omit items such as logos and special characters. Identifying information you provide, such as phone numbers and addresses, will be publicly available. However, we will attempt to remove electronic-mail addresses to help reduce Internet spam.

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Robert R. Andros, Policy Analyst, Office of Policy and Analysis, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4017, TTY (703) 883-4434; or Laura D. McFarland, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Farm Credit Administration, McLean, VA 22102-5090, (703) 883-4020, TTY (703) 883-4020.

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On January 19, 2005, FCA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register seeking public comment on amendments to its regulations affecting the governance of the Farm Credit System. The comment period expires on March 21, 2005. See 70 FR 2963, January 19, 2005.

The Farm Credit Council requested that we extend the comment period for an additional 60 days. In response to this request, we are extending the comment period until May 20, 2005 so all interested parties have more time to respond. The FCA supports public involvement and participation in its regulatory process and invites all interested parties to review and provide comments on the proposed rule.

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Dated: February 17, 2005.

Jeanette C. Brinkley,

Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board.

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[FR Doc. 05-3475 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]