Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 8303-8304 [E6-2236]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 32 / Thursday, February 16, 2006 / Notices Dated: January 31, 2006. Matthew Hale, Director, Office of Solid Waste. [FR Doc. E6–2276 Filed 2–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–8033–8] Proposed Agreement for Recovery of Past Costs and Covenant Not To Sue for the Grand Junction Anti-Freeze Site, Grand Junction, CO Environmental Protection Agency. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Stearns, Legal Enforcement Attorney, Legal Enforcement Program, Environmental Protection Agency— Region 8, Mail Code 8ENF–L, 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202–2466, (303) 312–6912. Dated: February 3, 2006. David Janik, Acting Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement, Compliance and Environmental Justice, Region VIII. [FR Doc. E6–2278 Filed 2–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–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 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8303 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 March 13, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Michael E. Collins, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-1521: 1. Tower Bancorp, Inc., Greencastle, Pennsylvania; to merge with FNB Financial Corporation, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of The First National Bank of McConnellsburg, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. In connection with this application, applicant also has applied to acquire FNB Mortgage Brokers, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and thereby engage in mortgage lending activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566: 1. Seed Money Limited Partnership, Allison Park, Pennsylvania; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Enterprise Financial Services Group, Inc., Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Comments on this application must be received by March 10, 2006. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 8304 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 32 / Thursday, February 16, 2006 / Notices North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Frontier Bancshares, Inc., Austin, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Frontier BN, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, and The First National Bank of Holland, Holland, Texas. In addition, Frontier BN, Inc. Henderson, Nevada, also has applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of First National Bank of Holland, Holland, Texas. and was given thirty (30) days to contest the finding and the proposed administrative action. The thirty-day period has elapsed and ORI has not received a response. Accordingly, the following administrative action has been implemented for a period of three (3) years, beginning on January 18, 2006: (1) Ms. Goldring is prohibited from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS, including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 13, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–2236 Filed 2–15–06; 8:45 am] Director, Division of Research Investigations, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453– 8800. BILLING CODE 6210–01–S Chris B. Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. E6–2234 Filed 2–15–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4160–17–P Office of the Secretary DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Findings of Scientific Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: Office of the Secretary SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), the Assistant Secretary for Health, and another Federal agency have taken final action in the following case: Amy Beth Goldring, University of California at Los Angeles: Based on an investigation conducted by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and additional analysis conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in its oversight review, ORI found that Ms. Goldring, former graduate student, Department of Psychology, UCLA, engaged in scientific misconduct by falsifying or fabricating data and statistical results for up to nine pilot studies on the impact of vulnerability on decision-making from Fall 2000 to Winter 2002 as a basis for her doctoral thesis research. The falsified or fabricated data was included in a manuscript submitted to Psychological Science, in National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant application 1 R01 MH65238– 01A1, and in NIMH, NIH, pre-doctoral training grant T32 MH15750. Ms. Goldring has been debarred by another agency with joint jurisdiction for a period of three (3) years, beginning on May 13, 2005, and ending on May 13, 2008. On December 16, 2005, Ms. Goldring received a detailed explanation of ORI’s proposed finding VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Feb 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 three (3) years, beginning on January 13, 2006: (1) Ms. Swe has been debarred from eligibility for or involvement as a principal in nonprocurement transactions (e.g., grants and cooperative agreements) of the Federal Government and from contracting or subcontracting with any Federal Government agency, except as provided in 45 CFR 76.120. This action is being taken pursuant to the debarment regulations at 45 CFR part 76. (2) Ms. Swe has been prohibited from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as consultant. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Research Investigations, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453– 8800. Chris B. Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity. [FR Doc. E6–2235 Filed 2–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–17–P Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2006, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Debarring Official, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, issued a final notice of debarment based on the research misconduct findings of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) in the following case: April Swe, University of WisconsinMadison: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) and additional analysis conducted by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in its oversight review, PHS found that Ms. Swe, former graduate student at UWM, engaged in research misconduct by fabricating data on thirty-nine (39) questionnaires of sibling human subjects associated with an autism study. The research was supported by National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 AG08768. In a final decision dated January 13, 2006, the HHS Debarring Official, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, issued the final debarment notice based on the PHS findings of research misconduct. The following administrative actions have been implemented for a period of PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–06–05AY] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639–4766 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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 March 13, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Michael E. Collins, Senior 
Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105-
1521:
    1. Tower Bancorp, Inc., Greencastle, Pennsylvania; to merge with 
FNB Financial Corporation, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and thereby 
indirectly acquire voting shares of The First National Bank of 
McConnellsburg, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.
    In connection with this application, applicant also has applied to 
acquire FNB Mortgage Brokers, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, and 
thereby engage in mortgage lending activities, pursuant to section 
225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Cindy West, Manager) 1455 
East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101-2566:
    1. Seed Money Limited Partnership, Allison Park, Pennsylvania; to 
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Enterprise Financial 
Services Group, Inc., Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and thereby 
indirectly acquire voting shares of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park, 
Pennsylvania. Comments on this application must be received by March 
10, 2006.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice 
President) 2200

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North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
    1. Frontier Bancshares, Inc., Austin, Texas; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Frontier BN, Inc., Henderson, Nevada, and The First National Bank of 
Holland, Holland, Texas.
    In addition, Frontier BN, Inc. Henderson, Nevada, also has applied 
to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting 
shares of First National Bank of Holland, Holland, Texas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 13, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-2236 Filed 2-15-06; 8:45 am]
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