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The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) was created as an independent establishment by the National Capital Planning Act of 1952 (40 U.S.C. 71a; D.C. Code 1-10011013).

The Commission is composed of five appointed and seven ex officio members. Three citizen members, including the Chairman, are appointed by the President and two by the mayor of the District of Columbia. Presidential appointees include one resident each from Maryland and Virginia and one from anywhere in the United States; however, the two mayoral appointees must be District of Columbia residents.

Activities

The Commission has three primary functions: comprehensive planning to ensure the orderly development of the Federal Establishment and protection of Federal interests in the National Capital region, plan and program review, and preparation of the Federal Capital Improvements Program. Comprehensive Planning The Comprehensive Plan is a statement of policies dealing with the growth and development of the National Capital and consists of both Federal and District elements. It is an important planning tool that provides a framework for policy decisions regarding physical development proposed by Federal, State, local, and regional agencies.

The Commission's comprehensive planning function involves preparation and adoption of Federal elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital as well as review, for Federal interests, of District or non-Federal elements of the Comprehensive Plan that are prepared by the mayor and adopted by the Council of the District of Columbia. If any District element is determined to have a negative impact on Federal interests, the Commission may veto it.

Plan and Program Review The Commission's plan and program review function consists of reviewing plans and programs proposed by Federal, State, regional, and local agencies or

jurisdictions in the National Capital region. This function provides the Commission with an opportunity to coordinate plan and program proposals.

Following this review the Commission, with regard to certain types of projects, provides the sponsoring agency with comments and recommendations. Approval by the Commission must be obtained prior to construction of Federal public buildings in the District of Columbia and District of Columbia buildings in the central area of the District.

Each Federal or District project comes to the Commission for review at several stages. The first submission by an agency may be a master plan for an entire installation or facility. Plans for construction of individual projects implementing a master plan are submitted to the Commission at both the preliminary and the final stages. Federal Capital Improvements Programming Another comprehensive planning activity is the preparation, adoption, and updating of the Five-Year Federal Capital Improvements Program. This is a 5-year "budget" schedule for Federal physical improvements throughout the National Capital region. It is prepared by the Commission in order to systematically review proposed Federal agency projects with regard to timing, location, and financing, and to coordinate agency development plans throughout the region.

A Federal Capital budget represents the first year of the 5-year program and consists of capital outlay requests for the region contained in the President's fiscal year Federal budget transmitted to Congress. The program for the second through fifth years incorporates Commission recommendations to Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget for subsequent budget submissions to Congress. Additional Activities Other Commission responsibilities include review of all proposed zoning regulations, map changes, and amendments to the District of Columbia zoning ordinance in order to ensure consistency of zoning regulations with

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For further information, contact the Public Affairs Officer, National Capital Planning Commission, 1325 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20576. Phone, 202-724-0206.

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION

1776 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20456

Phone, 202-357-1100

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[For the National Credit Union Administration statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 12, Part 720]

The National Credit Union Administration Board is responsible for chartering, insuring, supervising, and examining Federal credit unions and for administering the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. The Board also manages the Central Liquidity Facility, a mixed-ownership Government corporation whose purpose is to supply emergency loans to member credit unions.

A credit union is a financial cooperative that aids its members by encouraging thrift and by providing members with a source of credit for provident purposes at reasonable rates of interest. Federal credit unions serve occupational, associational, and residential groups, thus benefiting a broad range of citizens throughout the country.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) was established by act of March 10, 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1752), and reorganized by act of November 10, 1978 (12 U.S.C. 226), as an independent agency in the executive branch of the Federal Government. NCUA regulates and insures all Federal Credit Unions (FCU's) and insures State-chartered Credit Unions (CU's) that apply and qualify for share insurance. Total assets of natural person, federally insured CU's exceed $165 billion.

Activities

Chartering The NCUA Board grants FCU charters to groups sharing a common bond of occupation or association, or groups within a welldefined neighborhood, community, or rural district. A preliminary investigation is made to determine if certain minimum standards are met before granting a Federal charter.

For further information, contact the regional office listed below that corresponds with the home State.

Supervision Supervisory activities are carried out through annual examiner contacts and through periodic policy and regulatory releases from the

Administration. The Administration also maintains a warning system designed to identify emerging problems as well as to monitor operations between examinations.

Examinations The Administration conducts annual examinations of Federal credit unions to determine their solvency and compliance with laws and regulations and to assist credit union management and operations.

For further information, contact the Director, Office of Examination and Insurance. Phone, 202-357-1065.

Share Insurance The act of October 19, 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1781 et seq.), provides for a program of share insurance. The insurance is mandatory for Federal credit unions and for Statechartered credit unions in many States, while optional for other State-chartered credit unions that meet NCUA standards. Credit union members' accounts are insured up to $100,000. The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) requires each insured credit union to place and maintain a 1-percent deposit of its insured savings with the NCUSIF.

For further information, contact the Director, Office of Examination and Insurance. Phone, 202-357-1065.

Regional Offices-National Credit Union Administration

Region

Address

Director

Telephone

518-472-4554

Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205

1. ALBANY-Connecticut, Maine, Mas- 9 Washington Sq., Washington Foster C. Bryan sachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands

2. CAPITAL-Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

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3. ATLANTA-Alabama,

Arkansas,

Canal Zone, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes

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4. CHICAGO-Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

5. AUSTIN-Arizona, Colorado, lowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Sioux City Sub-office

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Sources of Information Consumer Complaints The Administration investigates the complaints of members who are unable to resolve problems with their Federal credit union where these problems relate to a possible violation of the Federal Credit Union Act or to consumer protection regulations. Complaints should be sent directly to the appropriate regional office.

Employment Inquiries and applications for employment should be directed to the Personnel Officer, National Credit Union Administration, Washington, DC 20456. Phone, 202-357-1156. Federally Insured Credit Unions A master list of the names and addresses of all federally insured credit unions is available for public scrutiny in the Washington and regional offices. Copies

Telephone

415-486-3490

of the list may be obtained at a nominal cost by writing to the Freedom of Information Officer, National Credit Union Administration, Washington, DC 20456. Phone, 202-357-1055. Publications Copies of the following publications may be obtained for a nominal fee by writing to the National Credit Union Administration, Washington, DC 20456: Federal Credit Unions, Your Insured Funds, Organizing a Federal Credit Union, Annual Report of the National Credit Union Administration, Annual Report of the CLF, and the Annual Report of the Share Insurance Fund.

Starting a Federal Credit Union Groups interested in forming a Federal credit union may obtain free information by writing to the appropriate regional office.

For further information concerning the National Credit Union Administration, contact the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, National Credit Union Administration, 1776 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20456. Phone, 202-357-1050.

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