Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 32616-32617 [05-11022]

Download as PDF 32616 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 106 / Friday, June 3, 2005 / Notices 4. If you estimate potential burden or costs, explain how you arrived at the estimate that you provide. 5. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns. 6. Offer alternative ways to improve the notice. 7. Make sure to submit your comments by the deadline in this document. 8. To ensure proper receipt by EPA, be sure to identify the docket ID number assigned to this action in the subject line on the first page of your response. You may also provide the name, date, and Federal Register citation. II. Background A. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the Administrator, any Federal or State agency may be exempted from any provision of FIFRA if the Administrator determines that emergency conditions exist which require the exemption. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response has requested the Administrator to issue a public health exemption for the use of the pesticide product Sabrechlor 25 (which contains the active ingredient sodium chlorite) on various items present in the ‘‘Boca Building,’’ which is located at 5401 Broken Sound Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33487–3512 to inactivate potential contamination with Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of this request. The West Palm Beach County Department of Health closed (quarantined) the Boca Building on October 7, 2001, after two employees were admitted to the hospital with symptoms of anthrax exposure. As part of this request, the Applicant asserted that approximately 2,500 boxes containing items (e.g., papers, pictures, negatives, and other items) potentially contaminated with anthrax spores needed to be fumigated so that they no longer pose a human health risk and so that the quarantine imposed on the Boca Building by the West Palm Beach County Department of Health could be lifted and the building can be cleared for normal use. No pesticide product is currently registered for this use. The Remedial Action Plan (RAP) proposed that the 2,500 boxes be treated in a tarpcovered, sealed chamber measuring 16’ x 7.5’ x 100’ that is set up in the garage basement of the Boca Building. Because the chamber will hold only about 180 to 270 boxes per fumigation, a total of 9 to 15 fumigations will be required to VerDate jul<14>2003 18:03 Jun 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 decontaminate the entire lot. The requested decontamination method is the best alternative for these circumstances and will be effective in killing anthrax spores and will not pose unreasonable adverse effects to workers, the surrounding community, and the environment. The regulations governing section 18 of FIFRA require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a public health exemption proposing the use of sodium chlorite specifically for inactivation of Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) spores because this is similar to previous requests and a complete application for registration under section 3 has not been received (40 CFR 166.24(a)(6)). No pesticide products are currently registered by EPA for this use. The requested public health exemption was granted in advance of the public notification because EPA concluded that the need for the decontamination procedures was urgent, owing to the ongoing threat posed by the stored material that may have contained spores of the bacteria that causes anthrax. The decontamination work described in this notice commenced on or about the issue date for this public health exemption request (April 4, 2005) and will conclude by or before July 4, 2005, the expiration date for this exemption. This notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the granting of the exemption. The Agency, will review and consider all comments received during the 15–day public comment period regarding the public health exemption requested by EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: May 19, 2005. Lois A. Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 05–11105 Filed 6–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES Economic Impact Policy This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States has received an application to finance the export of approximately $81.6 million in U.S. equipment and services to Saudi Arabia to construct a Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) production facility. The DRI produced by this plant will be an input used in the production of about 1.2 million PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 metric tons per year of hot rolled coil steel in the same production complex. Available information indicates that the hot rolled coil will be sold in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa starting in early 2008. Interested parties may submit comments on this transaction by e-mail to economic.impact@exim.gov or by mail to 811 Vermont Avenue, NW., Room 1238, Washington, DC 20571, within 14 days of the date this notice appears in the Federal Register. Helene S. Walsh, Director, Policy Oversight and Review. [FR Doc. 05–11003 Filed 6–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center Web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than June 27, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 106 / Friday, June 3, 2005 / Notices 30303: 1. Omni Financial Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Omni Interim, N.A., Dalton, Georgia. Comments on this application must be received by June 13, 2005. B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Trubank Securities Trust, St. Louis, Missouri; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 25 percent of the voting shares of Truman Bancorp, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Truman Bank, St. Louis, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 27, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–11022 Filed 6–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals To Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or To Acquire Companies That Are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity VerDate jul<14>2003 18:03 Jun 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/ nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than June 16, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of LAH Merger Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire Med-i-Bank, Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts, and thereby engage in data processing activities pursuant to section 225.28(b)(14) of Regulation Y. PO 00000 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 27, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–11021 Filed 6–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Request for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register. The following transactions were granted early termination of the waiting period provided by law and the premerger notification rules. The grants were made by the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. Neither agency intends to take any action with respect to these proposed acquisitions during the applicable waiting period. BILLING CODE 6750–01–M Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32617 E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 106 (Friday, June 3, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32616-32617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11022]


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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 
Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for 
approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 
1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other 
applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company 
and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the 
power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the 
banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, 
including the companies listed below.
    The applications listed below, as well as other related filings 
required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available 
for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested 
persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated 
in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the 
acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether 
the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards 
in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, 
nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. 
Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained 
from the National Information Center Web site at http://www.ffiec.gov/
nic/.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the 
offices of the Board of Governors not later than June 27, 2005.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia

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30303: 1. Omni Financial Services, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of Omni Interim, N.A., Dalton, 
Georgia. Comments on this application must be received by June 13, 
2005.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. 
Trubank Securities Trust, St. Louis, Missouri; to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 25 percent of the voting shares of Truman Bancorp, 
Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Truman Bank, 
St. Louis, Missouri.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 27, 2005.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-11022 Filed 6-2-05; 8:45 am]
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