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Download as PDF 72838 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices 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 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 December 30, 2005. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. M&P Community Bancshares, Inc., 401(k) Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Newport, Arkansas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring an additional 1.7 percent, for a total of 26.6 percent, of the voting shares of M&P Bancshares, Inc., Newport, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly acquire Greers Ferry Lake State Bank, Herber Springs, Arkansas, and Merchants & Planters Bank, Newport, Arkansas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–6913 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Dec 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 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 January 3, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. AJJ Bancorp, Elkader, Iowa; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Corridor State Bank (in organization), Coralville, Iowa, and thereby indirectly acquire Corridor State Bank, Coralville, Iowa. B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. Lincoln County Bancorp, Inc., Troy, Missouri, to merge with Centennial Bancshares Corporation, Elsberry, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire Bank of Lincoln County, Elsberry, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 2, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–7003 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies That are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities; Correction This notice corrects a notice (FR Doc. E6453) published on page 70849 of the issue for Wednesday, November 23, 2005. Under the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago heading, the entry for MainSource Financial Group, Inc., PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Greensburg, Indiana, is revised to read as follows: A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Main Source Financial Group, Inc., Greensburg, Indiana; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Union Community Bancorp, Crawfordsville, Indiana, and thereby indirectly acquire Union Federal Savings and Loan Association, Crawfordsville, Indiana (‘‘Union Federal’’), and thereby engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. In connection with this Application, Applicant has applied to acquire MainSource Bank–Crawfordsville, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Union Federal will merge into MainSource Bank— Crawfordsville, as part of this transaction, pursuant to section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act. Comments on this application must be received by December 19, 2005. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 2005. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E5–6914 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act. DATES: A business meeting of the Working Group will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 15, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Wilbur Cohen Building, 300 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201 in Room 5051, the Snow Room. The meeting is open to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens’ Health Care E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 7, 2005 / Notices Working Group, at (301) 443–1514 or ctaplin@ahrq.gov. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443– 1144. The agenda for this Working Group meeting will be available on the Citizens’ Working Group Web site, http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov. Also available at that site is a roster of Working Group members. When transcripts of these meetings are completed, they will also be available on the Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Public Law 108–173, (known as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens’ Health Care Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, codified at 42 U.S.C. 299 n., directs the Working Group to: (1) Identify options for changing our health care system so that every American has the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care coverage; (2) provide for a nationwide public debate about improving the health care system; and (3) submit its recommendations to the President and the Congress. The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: The Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by statute and the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were announced on February 28, 2005. Working Group Meeting Agenda The Working Group meeting on December 14th and 15th will be devoted to ongoing Working Group business. Topics to be addressed are expected to include: logistics of community meetings, the questions and discussion guide for community meetings and the Working Group’s Web site, involvement of national organizations in outreach, background and possible frameworks for future recommendations, and future plans and budgets. Submission of Written Information The Working Group invites written submissions on those topics to be addressed at the Working Group business meeting listed above. In general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written information VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Dec 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 for consideration by the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group should submit information electronically to citizenshealth@ahrq.gov. Since all electronic submissions will be posted on the Working Group Web site, separate submissions by topic will facilitate review of ideas submitted on each topic by the Working Group and the public. This notice is published less than 15 days in advance of the meeting due to logistical difficulties. Dated: November 30, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–23673 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of a Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting. A Special Emphasis Panel is a group of experts in fields related to health care research who are invited by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and agree to be available, to conduct on an as needed basis, scientific reviews of applications for AHRQ support. Individual members of the Panel do not attend regularlyscheduled meetings and do not serve for fixed terms or a long period of time. Rather, they are asked to participate in particular review meetings which require their type of expertise. Substantial segments of the upcoming SEP meeting listed below will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications for ‘‘Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks’’ (PBRN) RFA, are to be reviewed and discussed at this meeting. These discussions are likely to reveal personal information concerning individuals associated with the applications. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes. SEP Meeting on: ‘‘Small Research Grants for Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks’’ (PBRN) RFA. Date: January 26–27, 2005 (Open on January 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 and closed for the remainder of the meeting). Place: John Eisenberg Building, 540 Gaither Road, AHRQ Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of this meeting should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 2038, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427– 1554. Agenda items for this meeting are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: November 23, 2005. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 05–23674 Filed 12–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice of Meeting PO 00000 72839 Sfmt 4703 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority Part T (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) of the Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority of the Department of Health and Human Services (50 FR 25129–25130, dated June 17, 1985, as amended most recently at 70 FR 59350, dated October 12, 2005) is amended to reflect the reorganization of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Section T–B, Organization and Functions, is hereby amended as follows: Delete in its entirety the title and functional statements for the Program Services Activity (TV612), Division of Health Assessment and Consultation (TB6). Delete in its entirety the functional statement for the Community Involvement Branch (TB67), and insert the following: Health Promotion and Community Involvement Branch (TB67). (1) Plans, directs, coordinates and implements the division’s health promotion and community involvement program; communicates ATSDR’s roles and responsibilities to communities and tribes; and, provides technical advice, guidance and support on site-specific community involvement and participation to the division, and to E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 7, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION:  Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens' Health 
Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the 
Medicare Modernization Act.

DATES: A business meeting of the Working Group will be held on 
Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 
December 15, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Wilbur Cohen Building, 
300 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201 in Room 5051, the 
Snow Room.
    The meeting is open to the public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caroline Taplin, Citizens' Health Care

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Working Group, at (301) 443-1514 or ctaplin@ahrq.gov. If sign language 
interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is 
needed, please contact Mr. Donald L. Inniss, Director, Office of Equal 
Employment Opportunity Program, Program Support Center, on (301) 443-
1144.
    The agenda for this Working Group meeting will be available on the 
Citizens' Working Group Web site, http://www.citizenshealthcare.gov. 
Also available at that site is a roster of Working Group members. When 
transcripts of these meetings are completed, they will also be 
available on the Web site.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1014 of Public Law 108-173, (known 
as the Medicare Modernization Act) directs the Secretary of the 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through the 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to establish a Citizens' 
Health Care Working Group (Citizen Group). This statutory provision, 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 299 n., directs the Working Group to: (1) 
Identify options for changing our health care system so that every 
American has the ability to obtain quality, affordable health care 
coverage; (2) provide for a nationwide public debate about improving 
the health care system; and (3) submit its recommendations to the 
President and the Congress.
    The Citizens' Health Care Working Group is composed of 15 members: 
The Secretary of DHHS is designated as a member by statute and the 
Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 
was directed to name the remaining 14 members whose appointments were 
announced on February 28, 2005.

Working Group Meeting Agenda

    The Working Group meeting on December 14th and 15th will be devoted 
to ongoing Working Group business. Topics to be addressed are expected 
to include: logistics of community meetings, the questions and 
discussion guide for community meetings and the Working Group's Web 
site, involvement of national organizations in outreach, background and 
possible frameworks for future recommendations, and future plans and 
budgets.

Submission of Written Information

    The Working Group invites written submissions on those topics to be 
addressed at the Working Group business meeting listed above. In 
general, individuals or organizations wishing to provide written 
information for consideration by the Citizens' Health Care Working 
Group should submit information electronically to 
citizenshealth@ahrq.gov. Since all electronic submissions will be 
posted on the Working Group Web site, separate submissions by topic 
will facilitate review of ideas submitted on each topic by the Working 
Group and the public.
    This notice is published less than 15 days in advance of the 
meeting due to logistical difficulties.

    Dated: November 30, 2005.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 05-23673 Filed 12-6-05; 8:45 am]
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