Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 933-934 [E6-23]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2006 / Notices Dated: December 30, 2005. Donald R. Stubbs, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E6–28 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–S firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Federal Communications Commission. Lisa M. Fowlkes, Assistant Chief, Enforcement Bureau. [FR Doc. 06–150 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] 933 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 29, 2005. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–2 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Advisory Committee Act Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the purpose of this notice is to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee, known as the ‘‘Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Communications Networks’’ (hereinafter the ‘‘Independent Panel’’) is being established. ADDRESSES: Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, Attn: Lisa M. Fowlkes, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Fowlkes, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th St., SW., Washington, DC 20554. Telephone (202) 418–7452, e-mail lisa.fowlkes@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has determined that the establishment of the Panel is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Federal Communications Commission (‘‘FCC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) by law. The Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration concurs with the establishment of the Independent Panel. The purpose of the Independent Panel is to review the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the telecommunications and media infrastructure in the areas affected by the hurricane. Specifically, the Independent Panel will study the impact of Hurricane Katrina on all sectors of the telecommunications and media industries, including public safety communications. The Independent Panel will also review the sufficiency and effectiveness of the recovery effort with respect to this infrastructure. The Independent Panel will then make recommendations to the FCC by June 15, 2006 regarding ways to improve disaster preparedness, network reliability, and communications among first responders such as police, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 January 30, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566: 1. National City Corporation, Columbus, Ohio; to merge with Forbes First Financial Corp., St. Louis, Missouri; and thereby indirectly acquire Pioneer Bank and Trust Company, Maplewood, Missouri. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 2, 2006. 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 1.63 percent, for a total of 26.58 percent, of the voting shares of M&P Community Bancshares, Inc., Newport, Arkansas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 934 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2006 / Notices Greers Ferry Lake State Bank, Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Merchants & Planters Bank, Newport, Arkansas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 3, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–23 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 29, 2005. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–1 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM [PBS-N01] Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold a Public Scoping Meeting for the Construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine 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 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 website at 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 January 30, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Cathay General Bancorp, Los Angeles, California; to acquire up to 14.9 percent of the voting shares of Broadway Financial Corporation, Los Angeles, California, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Broadway Federal Bank, FSB, Los Angeles, California, and thereby engage in operating a savings association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Jan 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 Public Buildings Service, GSA. Notice of Intent. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 to assess the potential impacts of the construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine (the ‘‘Proposed Action’’). At the request of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new border station facility which meets their needs, and the design requirements of the GSA. The existing facilities are undersized and obsolete, and consequently incapable of providing the level of security now required. The Proposed Action has been defined and will likely include: (a) identification of land requirements, including acquisition of adjoining land; (b) demolition of existing government structures at the border station; (c) construction of a main administration building and ancillary support buildings; and (d) consequent potential alterations to secondary roads. Alternatives to be studied will identify alternative locations for the components of the border station including the main administration and ancillary support buildings, the associated roadway network and parking. A No Action alternative will also be studied that will evaluate the consequences of not constructing the new border station facility. This alternative is included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described above as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). GSA invites individuals, organizations and agencies to submit comments concerning the scope of the EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this notice in the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Register and will continue for forty five (45) days from the date of this notice. GSA will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date in defining the scope of the EIS. GSA expects to issue a Draft EIS by June 2006 at which time its availability will be announced in the Federal Register and local media. A public comment period will commence upon publication of the Notice of Availability. The GSA will consider and respond to comments received on the Draft EIS in preparing the Final EIS. ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions concerning the scope of the EIS should be sent to David M. Drevinsky P.E., PMP, Regional Environmental Quality Advocate (REQA), U.S. General Services Administration, 10 Causeway Street, Room 975, Boston, MA 02222; Fax (617) 565–5967. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David M. Drevinsky by phone at (617) 565–6596 or by email at david.drevinsky@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Scoping Meeting: A public scoping meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to present comments, ask questions, and discuss concerns regarding the scope of the EIS for the Proposed Action with GSA representatives. GSA will hold a public scoping meeting at the Middle / High School Library located on 135 Seventh Avenue in Madawaska on January 10, 2006 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. In case of inclement weather, this public scoping meeting will be held on January 11, 2006 at the same location and with the same time. Dated: December 29, 2005 Dennis R. Smith Regional Administrator, New England Region [FR Doc. E5–8328 Filed 1–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–A8–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 E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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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 February 2, 2006.
    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 1.63 percent, for a total of 26.58 percent, of the voting 
shares of M&P Community Bancshares, Inc., Newport, Arkansas, and 
thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of

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Greers Ferry Lake State Bank, Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Merchants & 
Planters Bank, Newport, Arkansas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 3, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-23 Filed 1-5-06; 8:45 am]
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