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20852. OMB clearance requests are States for information similar to that OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT
available at the NRC worldwide Web requested from the Agreement States. CORPORATION
site: Requests will be made on a one-time or
doc-comment/omb/index.html. The as-needed basis, e.g., to respond to a November 14, 2002 Board of Directors
document will be available on the NRC specific incident, to gather information Meeting
home page site for 60 days after the on licensing and inspection practices Time and Date: Thursday, November
signature date of this notice. and other technical statistical 14, 2002, 1:30 p.m. (Open Portion), 1:45
Comments and questions about the information. These information requests p.m. (Closed Portion).
information collection requirements will primarily refer to naturally Place: Offices of the Corporation,
may be directed to the NRC Clearance occurring and accelerator-produced Twelfth Floor Board Room, 1100 New
Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton, U.S. Nuclear radioactive materials which may be York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC.
Regulatory Commission, T–6 E6, subject to State regulations since they Status: Meeting Open to the Public
Washington, DC 20555–0001, by do not come under the purview of the from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Closed
telephone at 301–415–7233, or by Atomic Energy Act, as amended. The portion will commence at 1:45 p.m.
Internet electronic mail to reason for requesting such information (approx.).
INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV. is that the information can assist the Matters to Be Considered:
Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day Commission in its considerations and 1. President’s Report.
of November 2002. decisions involving Atomic Energy Act 2. Approval of September 12, 2002
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. materials programs in an effort to make Minutes (Open Portion).
the national nuclear materials programs Further Matters to Be Considered:
Brenda Jo. Shelton,
more uniform and consistent. (Closed to the Public 1:45 p.m.).
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief 1. Finance Project in Russia and NIS.
Information Officer. Submit, by January 6, 2003, comments 2. Approval of September 12, 2002
[FR Doc. 02–28361 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am] that address the following questions: Minutes (Closed Portion).
BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 1. Is the proposed collection of 3. Pending Major Projects.
information necessary for the NRC to 4. Reports.
properly perform its functions? Does the Contact Person for Information:
NUCLEAR REGULATORY information have practical utility? Information on the meeting may be
COMMISSION obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202)
2. Is the burden estimate accurate?
Agency Information Collection 3. Is there a way to enhance the
Dated: November 5, 2002.
Activities: Proposed Collection; quality, utility, and clarity of the
Comment Request Connie M. Downs,
information to be collected?
Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private
AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory 4. How can the burden of the Investment Corporation.
Commission (NRC). information collection be minimized, [FR Doc. 02–28578 Filed 11–5–02; 3:58 pm]
ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to including the use of automated BILLING CODE 3210–01–M
submit an information collection collection techniques or other forms of
request to OMB and solicitation of information technology?
public comment. A copy of the draft supporting RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD
statement may be viewed free of charge
SUMMARY: The NRC is preparing a at the NRC Public Document Room, One Proposed Collection; Comment
submittal to OMB for review for new White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Request
collections approval of information Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD
collections under the provisions of the SUMMARY: In accordance with the
20852. OMB clearance requests are requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 available at the NRC worldwide Web
U.S.C. Chapter 35). the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
site: which provides opportunity for public
Information pertaining to the doc-comment/omb/index.html. The
requirement to be submitted: comment on new or revised data
document will be available on the NRC collections, the Railroad Retirement
1. The title of the information
home page site for 60 days after the Board (RRB) will publish periodic
collection: Request for Non-Agreement
signature date of this notice. summaries of proposed data collections.
States Information, as authorized by
Section 274(a) of the Atomic Energy Comments and questions about the Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
Act. information collection requirements the proposed information collection is
2. Current OMB approval number: may be directed to the NRC Clearance necessary for the proper performance of
New collection. Officer, Brenda Jo. Shelton, U.S. Nuclear the functions of the agency, including
3. How often the collection is Regulatory Commission, T–6 E6, whether the information has practical
required: One-time or as-needed. Washington, DC 20555–0001, by utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s
4. Who is required or asked to report: telephone at 301–415–7233, or by estimate of the burden of the collection
The 18 States that have not signed Internet electronic mail to of the information; (c) ways to enhance
Section 274(b) Agreements with NRC INFOCOLLECTS@NRC.GOV. the quality, utility, and clarity of the
(Non-Agreement States). Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day information to be collected; and (d)
5. The number of annual respondents: of November 2002. ways to minimize the burden related to
18 Non-Agreement States. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
the collection of information on
6. The number of hours needed respondents, including the use of
annually to complete the requirement or Brenda Jo. Shelton, automated collection techniques or
request: 135 hours (18 responses per NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief other forms of information technology.
year × 7.5 hours per response). Information Officer. Title and purpose of information
7. Abstract: Occasionally, requests [FR Doc. 02–28362 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am] collection: Survivor Questionnaire;
will be made of the Non-Agreement BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OMB 3220–0032.

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Under Section 6 of the Railroad public inspection through the shares on December 24, 1996; 250,000
Retirement Act (RRA), benefits that may Commission’s Branch of Public voting shares on October 24, 1997;
be due on the death of a railroad Reference. 150,000 voting and 100,000 preferred
employee or a survivor annuitant Interested persons wishing to shares on November 24, 1997; 300,000
include (1) a lump-sum death benefit, comment or request a hearing on the voting and 100,000 preferred shares on
(2) a residual lump-sum payment, (30 application(s) and/or declaration(s) June 12, 1998; and 400,000 preferred
accrued annuities due but unpaid at should submit their views in writing by shares on March 29, 2000. In December
death, and (4) monthly survivor November 26, 2002, to the Secretary, of 2000, GPUDH acquired from GPUI all
insurance payments. The requirements Securities and Exchange Commission, of its voting and preferred GBS stock,
for determining the entitlement of Washington, DC 20549–0609, and serve and GPU acquired the BPS Warrants
possible beneficiaries to these benefits a copy on the relevant applicant(s) and/ from GPUI.4 In June of 2001, GPUDH
are prescribed in 20 CFR 234. or declarant(s) at the address(es) acquired an additional 425,000 voting
When the RRB receives notification of specified below. Proof of service (by shares of BGS stock. Currently, GPUDH
the death of a railroad employee or affidavit or, in the case of an attorney at owns 1,425,001 voting and 890,300
survivor annuitant, an RRB field office law, by certificate) should be filed with preferred shares of BGS stock
utilizes Form RL–94–F, Survivor the request. Any request for hearing (collectively, ‘‘BGS Shares’’),
Questionnaire, to secure additional should identify specifically the issues of representing approximately 8.7% and
information from surviving relatives facts or law that are disputed. A person 12.6% of BGS’ outstanding voting and
needed to determine if any further who so requests will be notified of any equity securities, respectively.
benefits are payable under the RRA. hearing, if ordered, and will receive a By order dated October 29, 2001,5 the
Completion is voluntary. One response copy of any notice or order issued in the Commission authorized GPU to merge
is requested of each respondent. matter. After November 26, 2002, the with and into FirstEnergy. GPU did not
The RRB proposes no changes to application(s) and/or declaration(s), as survive the merger, and FirstEnergy is
Form RL–94–F. The completion time for filed or as amended, may be granted its successor in interest.
the RL–94–F is estimated at between 5 and/or permitted to become effective. Applicants now propose to
to 11 minutes. The RRB estimates that FirstEnergy Corp., et al. (70–10102) restructure their investment.
approximately 8,000 responses are Specifically, they request authority for
FirstEnergy Corp. (‘‘FirstEnergy’’), a
received annually. GPUDH to exchange the BGS Shares for
registered holding company, 76 South
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To a number of restricted shares 6 of BPS
Main Street, Akron, Ohio, 44308, and
request more information or to obtain a common stock that has a value equal to
GPU Diversified Holdings LLC
copy of the information collection the value of the BGS Shares. For the
(‘‘GPUDH’’), its wholly owned direct
justification, forms, and/or supporting purpose of this exchange, each BGS
nonutility subsidiary, 300 Madison
material, please call the RRB Clearance Share would be valued at $19.50, and
Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07962,
Officer at (312) 751–3363. Comments exchanged for a number of BPS shares
have filed an application with the
regarding the information collection equal in value as determined by the
Commission under sections 9(a) and 10
should be addressed to Ronald J. current market value of BPS’ common
of the Act and rule 54 under the Act.
Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 By orders dated December 17 and shares. As a result of the proposed
North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois December 26, 1996,1 the Commission investment, GPUDH will not own,
60611–2092. Written comments should directly or indirectly, ten percent or
authorized GPU International, Inc.;
be received within 60 days of this more of the outstanding BPS voting
(‘‘GPUI’’), which at the time was a
notice. common shares.
wholly owned nonutility subsidiary of
The principal business of BPS and its
Chuck Mierzwa, GPU, Inc. (‘‘GPU’’), a registered holding
associated companies is the
Clearance Officer. company, to invest up to $30 million to
development, manufacture and
acquire: (1) Voting and preferred shares
[FR Doc. 02–28286 Filed 11–6–02; 8:45 am] commercialization of proton exchange
of Ballard Generation Systems Inc.;
BILLING CODE 7905–01–M membranes (‘‘PEM’’) fuel cells and PEM
(‘‘BGS’’),2 a joint venture with Ballard
fuel cell systems for use in
Power Systems Inc. (‘‘BPS’’), a
transportation, stationary, portable and
nonassociate Canadian company; (2)
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE other power operations. All of BPS’
options to acquire specified additional
COMMISSION sales revenue is derived from PEM fuel
amounts of voting and preferred stock of
cell products.
[Release No. 35–27591] BGS; and (3) warrants to purchase BPS
stock (‘‘BPS Warrants’’).3 The Prior For the Commission, by the Division of
Filings Under the Public Utility Holding Orders authorized GPUI to acquire 9.9% Investment Management, pursuant to
Company Act of 1935, as Amended of the voting shares and twenty percent delegated authority.
(‘‘Act’’) of the total equity of BGS, including Margaret H. McFarland,
shares obtained through the exercise of Deputy Secretary.
November 1, 2002. the purchased options. [FR Doc. 02–28328 Filed 11–06–02; 8:45 am]
Notice is hereby given that the Correspondingly, GPUI made the
following filing(s) has/have been made BILLING CODE 8010–01–M
following acquisitions of BGS stock:
with the Commission pursuant to 300,001 voting and 290,300 preferred 4 Subsequently, GPUI was acquired by a
provisions of the Act and rules nonassociate company.
promulgated under the Act. All 1 HCAR No. 26631 and HCAR No. 26635, 5 See FirstEnergy Corp., HCAR No. 27459.
interested persons are referred to the respectively (collectively, ‘‘Prior Orders’’). 6 All BPS shares issued to GPUDH would have a

application(s) and/or declaration(s) for 2 BGS is a Canadian company that develops,

holding period of up to twelve months. Sales in the
complete statements of the proposed manufactures and markets stationary electric power United States after one year would be limited by the
systems employing fuel cell technology. constraints of rule 144 under the Securities Act of
transaction(s) summarized below. The 3 The Commission reserved jurisdiction over 1933, as amended. Sales in Canada would be
application(s) and/or declaration(s) and GPUIs exercise of the warrants, pending completion restricted for four months, in accordance with
any amendment(s) is/are available for of the record. See Prior Orders. Canadian provincial securities laws.

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