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Download as PDF 33748 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 110 / Thursday, June 9, 2005 / Notices their affiliations and recreational activities. The revealed preference/contingent behavior survey component will be administered only to respondents who indicate that they participate in waterbased recreational activities that are potentially affected by changes in fish populations. This component will ask respondents about their recent recreational activities, and ask how many additional trips (if any) they would take to their most recently visited recreation site each year if fish populations and catch rates (for anglers) increased by a specified amount. It will also ask respondents whether they would choose to visit the site of their last recreational trip or a similar site with higher fish populations and catch rates that is further from their home. Survey subjects will be randomly selected from a representative national panel of respondents maintained by Knowledge Networks, an online survey company. Subjects will be asked to complete a web-based questionnaire. Participation in the survey is voluntary. EPA intends to administer the survey to a total of 4,400 persons, including 500 persons that will take part in an initial survey pilot. EPA chose a web-based survey format because it is the most cost-effective method available to conduct a large statistically-based survey covering a wide geographic region in a relatively short time frame. To avoid potential sampling biases associated with the web-based survey methodology, the survey sample will be stratified by geographical region, and within each region, by demographic variables including age, education, Hispanic ethnicity, race, gender, and household income. To assist in the development of this stated preference survey, EPA has requested approval from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct a series of twelve focus groups with a total of 96 respondents (see EPA ICR number 2155.01). These focus groups will be conducted following standard, accepted practices in the stated preference literature. The focus groups will allow EPA to better understand the public’s perceptions and attitudes concerning fishery resources, to frame and define survey questions, to pretest draft survey questions, to test for and eliminate or reduce potential biases that may be associated with stated preference methodology, and to ensure that both researchers and respondents have similar interpretations of survey language and scenarios. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information VerDate jul<14>2003 12:52 Jun 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA’s regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9. The EPA would like to solicit comments to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Burden Statement: EPA estimates that the total public reporting and record keeping burden for the 4,400 individuals/households who respond to the survey will be 3,227 hours, for an average of 44 minutes per respondent. The estimated total cost burden to respondents is $57,144. EPA estimates that there will be no capital and operating and maintenance cost burden. This survey is one-time activity. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Dated: June 3, 2005. Ephraim S. King, Director, Office of Science and Technology. [FR Doc. 05–11466 Filed 6–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than July 5, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30303: 1. E. Bert Register III, Trustee and individual, both of Reidsville, Georgia; to acquire additional shares of Tattnall Bancshares, Inc., and thereby acquire Tattnall Bank, both of Reidsville, Georgia. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 3, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–11433 Filed 6–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–M 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 E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 110 / Thursday, June 9, 2005 / Notices 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 July 5, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001: 1. New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Westbury, New York; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of New York Commercial Bank, Flushing, New York. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. Washington Bancorp, Inc., Lynnwood, Washington; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of The Bank of Washington, Edmonds, Washington. 2. WSB Financial Group, Inc., Bremerton, Washington; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Westsound Bank, Bremerton, Washington. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 3, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 05–11434 Filed 6–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Secretary. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 12:52 Jun 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection, regular. Title of Information Collection: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) ‘‘The Heart Truth’’ Professional Education Campaign Provider Pretest/Posttest. Form/OMB No.: OS–0990–New. Use: This survey will evaluate the success of educating health care providers on ‘‘The Heart Truth’’ Professional Education Campaign materials. Frequency: Reporting, on occasion. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Annual Number of Respondents: 3,950. Total Annual Responses: 106,650. Average Burden Per Response: 1-hour. Total Annual Hours: 1,343. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access the HHS Web site address at http://www.hhs.gov/ oirm/infocollect/pending/ or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to naomi.cook@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the Desk Officer at the address below: OMB Desk Officer: John Kraemer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: (OMB #0990–NEW), New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Dated: May 27, 2005. Robert E. Polson, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–11425 Filed 6–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4168–17–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33749 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–05–05CK] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–371–5983 and send comments to Seleda Perryman, CDC Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Collection of Assessment Information about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publications—NEW— National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description: As part of CDC’s Future’s Initiative, the National Center for Health Marketing was created to ensure that health information, interventions, and programs at CDC are based on sound science. Numerous CDC-operated communication platforms targeting scientific, professional, and technical audiences have been developed in the past twenty years. The reach of many of these platforms has increased significantly in the past five years. In order to ensure future growth, it is E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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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

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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 July 5, 2005.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Jay Bernstein, Bank 
Supervision Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Westbury, New York; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of New York Commercial Bank, Flushing, 
New York.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Washington Bancorp, Inc., Lynnwood, Washington; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of The 
Bank of Washington, Edmonds, Washington.
    2. WSB Financial Group, Inc., Bremerton, Washington; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Westsound Bank, Bremerton, Washington.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 3, 2005.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 05-11434 Filed 6-8-05; 8:45 am]
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