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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of September 20, 2006

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In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee at its meeting held on August 8, 2006.[1]

The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee in the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets consistent with maintaining the federal funds rate to an average of around 51/4 percent.

The vote encompassed approval of the paragraph below for inclusion in the statement to be released shortly after the meeting:

“Nonetheless, the Committee judges that some inflation risks remain. The extent and timing of any additional firming that may be needed to address these risks will depend on the evolution of the outlook for both inflation and economic growth, as implied by incoming information.”

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By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, October 13, 2006.

Vincent R. Reinhart,

Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.

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1.   Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting on August 8, 2006, which includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board's annual report.

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[FR Doc. E6-17771 Filed 10-23-06; 8:45 am]