Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 33144-33145 [05-11211]

Download as PDF 33144 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Notices 5. El Paso Electric Company [Docket No. ES05–30–000] Take notice that on May 25, 2005, El Paso Electric Company (El Paso) submitted an application pursuant to section 204 of the Federal Power Act seeking authorization to undertake certain transactions and assume obligations associated with the refinancing of pollution control bonds (PCBs) issued for the benefit of El Paso. El Paso also requests a waiver from the Commission’s competitive bidding and negotiated placement requirements at 18 CFR 34.2. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on June 17, 2005. Standard Paragraph Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. It is not necessary to separately intervene again in a subdocket related to a compliance filing if you have previously intervened in the same docket. Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. In reference to filings initiating a new proceeding, interventions or protests submitted on or before the comment deadline need not be served on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to long on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protests to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceedings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available to review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an VerDate jul<14>2003 20:54 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TYY, call (202) 502–8659. Linda Mitry, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–2883 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] Dated: June 3, 2005. Jeanette C. Brinkley, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. *Session Closed—Exempt pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(8) and (9). [FR Doc. 05–11375 Filed 6–3–05; 12:04 pm] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act Meeting; Farm Credit Administration Board AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b(e)(3)), of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board). DATE AND TIME: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on June 9, 2005, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeanette C. Brinkley, Secretary to the Farm Credit Administration Board, (703) 883–4009, TTY (703) 883–4056. ADDRESSES: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102–5090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of the Board will be open to the public (limited space available), and parts will be closed to the public. In order to increase the accessibility to Board meetings, persons requiring assistance should make arrangements in advance. The matters to be considered at the meeting are: Open Session A. Approval of Minutes • May 12, 2005 (Open) B. Reports • Farm Credit System Building Association Quarterly Report • Young, Beginning, and Small Farmer Reporting Results—2004 What Trends are Emerging? • FCA Implements GIS Mapping Software C. New Business—Regulations • Farmer Mac Non-Program Investments and Liquidity—Final Rule Closed Session* PO 00000 • OSMO Quarterly Report Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 website at 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 30, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303: 1. Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., Cleveland, Georgia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Mountain Valley Community Bank, Cleveland, Georgia. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 7, 2005 / Notices President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Albany Bancshares, Inc., Albany, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Hillsdale Development Corporation, Hillsdale, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Old Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Hillsdale, Illinois. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. Nicholas, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Menahga Bancshares, Inc., Menahga, Minnesota; to merge with Sebeka Bancshares, Inc., Sebeka, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Security State Bank of Sebeka, Minnesota. 2. St. Joseph Bancshares Acquisitions, Inc., St. Joseph, Minnesota; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of St. Joseph Bancshares, Inc., St. Joseph, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, Minnesota. D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Pilot Point Bancorp, Inc., ESOP, Pilot Point, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 26.05 percent of the voting shares of Pilot Point Bancorp, Inc., Pilot Point, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire PointBank, Pilot Point, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 1, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–11211 Filed 6–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement General Services Administration (GSA), National Capital Region. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) , 42 U.S.C. § 4321– 4347, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500—1508), GSA Order PBS P 1095.1F (Environmental considerations in decision-making, dated October 19, 1999), and the GSA Public Buildings Service NEPA Desk Guide, GSA plans to prepare an Environmental Impact VerDate jul<14>2003 20:54 Jun 06, 2005 Jkt 205001 Statement (EIS) for the proposed Master Plan for the redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths (St. Es) West Campus in Southeast Washington, DC. GSA has initiated consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. § 470f, for the proposed Master Plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Decker, NEPA Lead, General Services Administration, National Capital Region, at (202) 205–5821. Also, call this number if special assistance is needed to attend and participate in the scoping meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of intent is as follows: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Master Plan for the Redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths West Campus in Southeast Washington, DC The General Services Administration intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential impacts resulting from adoption and implementation of a Master Plan to redevelop the St. Elizabeths (St. Es) West Campus in Southeast Washington, DC. GSA’s primary purpose for this proposed action is to develop secure office space in the District of Columbia to accommodate substantial Federal operations. Background The St. Es West Campus, formerly a mental health facility, consists of 176 acres and 61 buildings constructed between the 1850s and the 1960s. The buildings contain approximately 1.1 million gross square feet of space. The entire site, including the brick wall running along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, is a National Historic Landmark. The St. Es West Campus also contains a Civil War cemetery. From 1953 to December 2004, St. Es West Campus was controlled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). GSA has identified a need to redevelop the West Campus because (i) there is an immediate need for secure Federal office space in the National Capital Region; (ii) the site is within the District of Columbia boundary and proximate to the Central Employment Area (CEA); and (iii) the existing site is currently underutilized. To implement this redevelopment, GSA is preparing a Master Plan that will guide the long-term use and redevelopment of the St. Es West Campus. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33145 Alternatives Under Consideration GSA will analyze a range of Master Plan alternatives for the St. Es West Campus. In addition, as required by NEPA, GSA will study the no action alternative under which a Master Plan will not be adopted and the site will remain in its current state. As part of the EIS, GSA will study the impacts of each alternative on the human environment. Scoping Process In accordance with NEPA, a scoping process will be conducted to (i) aid in determining the alternatives to be considered and the scope of issues to be addressed, and (ii) identify the significant issues related to the proposed Master Plan for the redevelopment of the St. Es West Campus. Scoping will be accomplished through a public scoping meeting, direct mail correspondence to potentially interested persons, agencies, and organizations, and meetings with agencies having an interest in the proposed Master Plan. It is important that Federal, regional, and local agencies, and interested individuals and groups take this opportunity to identify environmental concerns that should be addressed during the preparation of the Draft EIS. GSA is also using the NEPA scoping process to facilitate consultation with the public under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (36 CFR Part 800 [Protection of Historic Properties]). GSA welcomes comments from the public to ensure that it takes into account the effects of its action on historic and cultural resources. Public Scoping Meeting The public scoping meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Birney Elementary School (Auditorium), located at 2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, DC. The meeting will be an informal open house, where visitors may come, receive information, and give comments. GSA will publish notices in the Washington Post, Washington Times, and a local community newspaper announcing this meeting approximately two weeks prior to the meeting. GSA will prepare a scoping report, available to the public that will summarize the comments received for incorporation into the EIS and Section 106 processes. Written Comments: Agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written comments on the scoping issues in addition to or in lieu of giving their comments at the public scoping meeting. Written comments regarding E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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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 website at 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 30, 2005.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303:
    1. Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., Cleveland, Georgia; to become 
a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Mountain Valley Community Bank, Cleveland, Georgia.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant 
Vice

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President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
    1. Albany Bancshares, Inc., Albany, Illinois; to acquire 100 
percent of the voting shares of Hillsdale Development Corporation, 
Hillsdale, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of 
Old Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Hillsdale, Illinois.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. Nicholas, 
Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
55480-0291:
    1. Menahga Bancshares, Inc., Menahga, Minnesota; to merge with 
Sebeka Bancshares, Inc., Sebeka, Minnesota, and thereby indirectly 
acquire voting shares of Security State Bank of Sebeka, Minnesota.
    2. St. Joseph Bancshares Acquisitions, Inc., St. Joseph, Minnesota; 
to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting 
shares of St. Joseph Bancshares, Inc., St. Joseph, Minnesota, and 
thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, 
Minnesota.
    D. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice 
President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
    1. Pilot Point Bancorp, Inc., ESOP, Pilot Point, Texas; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring 26.05 percent of the voting shares of 
Pilot Point Bancorp, Inc., Pilot Point, Texas, and thereby indirectly 
acquire PointBank, Pilot Point, Texas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 1, 2005.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-11211 Filed 6-6-05; 8:45 am]
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