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Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices bidding rules, governs default payments that must be paid by winning bidders that default on a down payment or final payment obligation or are disqualified after the close of an auction. Under the modified rule, the Commission will, as part of its determination of competitive bidding procedures in advance of a particular auction, establish the amount of the additional payment component of such default payments for that auction. Because § 1.2104(g)(2) was modified after the release of the Auction No. 65 Comment Public Notice, the Bureau did not seek comment therein on the appropriate level of this payment for Auction No. 65, nor did it establish the amount of this payment in the Auction No. 65 Procedures Public Notice released on February 21, 2006. Therefore, as explained below, the Commission seeks comment in this Public Notice on the appropriate level of this payment for Auction No. 65. 3. Section 1.2104(g)(2) provides that if, after the close of an auction, a winning bidder defaults on a down payment or final payment obligation or is disqualified (e.g., fails to submit a timely long-form application), the bidder is liable for a default payment. This payment consists of a deficiency payment, equal to the difference between the amount of the bidder’s bid and the amount of the winning bid the next time a license covering the same spectrum is won in an auction, plus an additional payment equal to a percentage of the defaulter’s bid or of the subsequent winning bid, whichever is less. Until recently this additional payment for non-combinatorial auctions has been set at 3 percent of the defaulter’s bid or of the subsequent winning bid, whichever is less. 4. Pursuant to the modification of § 1.2104(g)(2) adopted in the CSEA/Part 1 Report and Order, the 3 percent limit on the additional default payment for non-combinatorial auctions has been increased to 20 percent. Thus, the Commission will, for each noncombinatorial auction, establish an additional default payment from 3 percent up to a maximum of 20 percent. As the Commission has indicated, the level of this payment in each case will be based on the nature of the service and the inventory of the licenses being offered. 5. For Auction No. 65, the Bureau proposes to establish an additional default payment of 20 percent. In this auction, licenses in three band plans will be available, but the only licenses that will be awarded will be those that comprise the band plan that receives the highest aggregate bid. Consequently, a bid on a single license may determine VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 not only the winner of that license but also the winning band plan, and thus affect the ability of other bidders to win other licenses in the auction. By contrast, a bid on a license in an auction using the Commission’s standard simultaneous multiple round auction format (‘‘SMR’’) may determine only the winner of that license. Because of the particular interdependence among bids in Auction No. 65 and the potential effects of one winning bidder’s default on bidders for other licenses, the Commission believes that the detrimental effects of a default may be significantly greater than in a standard SMR auction. Accordingly, the Commission proposes a higher additional default payment in order to deter such defaults. The Commission seeks comment on this proposal. 6. Comments are due on or before March 7, 2006, and reply comments are due on or before March 14, 2006. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary Attn: WTB/ ASAD, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission. Parties who file comments by paper must file an original and four copies of each filing. U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. The Bureau also requires that all comments and reply comments be filed electronically to the following address: auction65@fcc.gov. The electronic mail containing the comments or reply comments must include a subject or caption referring to ‘‘Auction No. 65 Comments’’ and the name of the commenting party. The Bureau requests that parties format any attachments to electronic mail as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) or Microsoft Word documents. Copies of comments and reply comments will be available for public inspection between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. eastern time (e.t.) Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. e.t. on Fridays in the FCC Reference Information Center, Room CY–A257, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554, and will also be posted on the Web page for Auction No. 65 at http://wireless.fcc.gov/auctions/ 65/. 7. This proceeding has been designated as a ‘‘permit-but-disclose’’ proceeding in accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules. Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentations must contain summaries of the substance of the PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10035 presentations and not merely a listing of the subjects discussed. More than a one or two sentence description of the views and arguments presented is generally required. Other rules pertaining to oral and written ex parte presentations in permit-but-disclose proceedings are set forth in § 1.1206(b) of the Commission’s rules. Federal Communications Commission. Gary D. Michaels, Deputy Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, WTB. [FR Doc. 06–1836 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–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 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 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 March 24, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 10036 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices 1. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., Mattoon, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Mansfield Bancorp, Inc., Mansfield, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire Peoples State Bank of Mansfield, Mansfield, Illinois. 2. Minier Financial, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan w/401(k) Provisions, Minier, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 51 percent of the voting shares of Minier Financial Inc., Minier, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank, Minier, Illinois. each session (at 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM) GSA will make brief identical presentations, each followed by a period for public comment. The Public Hearing will provide information on the proposed alternatives and their impacts, as well as an opportunity for the public to submit oral and written comments. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 23, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–2763 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] Comments may be submitted in writing to: Morris Angell, Regional Environmental Quality Advisor, GSA, Portfolio Management Division (9PTC), 450 Golden Gate Ave., 3rd Floor E, San Francisco, CA 94102, or via e-mail to Morris.Angell@gsa.gov. Oral and written comments may also be submitted at the public hearing described in the DATES section. BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ADDRESSES: Morris Angell at (415) 522–3473 or via email at Morris.Angell@gsa.gov. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a New Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office Headquarters Facility in Los Angeles, CA Public Buildings Service, GSA. Notice of Availability and Public Hearing. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) announces the availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for construction of a new facility to house the Los Angeles Field Office Headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for public review and comment. The EIS provides GSA and the public with an analysis of the environmental impacts that may result from two alternative construction proposals and a No Action alternative. DATES: Written comments on the draft EIS are invited from the public and may be submitted through the end of the comment period on April 24, 2006 (see ADDRESS section for more details). Comments must be postmarked by April 24, 2006, to ensure consideration; late comments will be considered to the extent practicable. The GSA will use the comments received to help prepare the final version of the EIS. The public is cordially invited to participate in a Public Hearing scheduled on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Los Angeles— Westwood, 10740 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90024. The Public Hearing will be divided into two sessions from 4:00—6:00 p.m. and 6:30—8:30 p.m.; at the beginning of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 A notice of availability will be mailed to all agencies, organizations, and individuals who participated in the scoping process or were identified during the EIS process. GSA has distributed copies of the draft EIS to appropriate Congressional members and committees, the State of California, other federal agencies, and all interested parties who have requested copies. The Draft EIS was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.] and the Council on Environmental Quality NEPA regulations [40 CFR part 1500]. The draft EIS presents comparisons of these impacts among two action and one no action alternatives. For each alternative, impact discussions are presented by resource area (e.g. land use, geology and soils) or topic area (e.g., traffic, environmental justice). After the public comment period, which ends April 24, 2006, GSA will consider the comments received, revise the draft EIS, select a preferred alternative, and issue a Final EIS. GSA will consider the Final EIS, along with other economic and technical considerations, to make a decision on the appropriate course of action. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 208001 Dated: February 16, 2006. Peter G. Stamison, Regional Administrator, Public Buildings Service, Pacific Rim Region. [FR Doc. 06–1863 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project: Title: Relationship Quality Instrument for Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001 (Pub. L. 107–133) amended Title IV–B of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 629–629e) to provide funding for nonprofit agencies that recruit, screen, train, and support mentors for children with an incarcerated parent or parents. The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) of the Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program. The MCP program creates lasting, highquality one-to-one mentoring relationships that provide young people with caring adult role models. The quality of these relationships is an important indicator of success in mentoring programs. Previous research has shown an association between high-quality mentoring relationships and positive changes in youth behavior associated with positive youth benefits, such as improved school attendance, reductions in risk behavior, and other benefits. The Relationship Quality Instrument consists of 15 rigorously field-tested questions 1 about the relationship, plus several questions that establish context (age, gender, duration of relationship and frequency of contacts, etc.). The answer to the questions help assess how satisfied the youth (mentee) is with the relationship; whether the mentee is happy in the relationship; whether the mentee trusts the mentor; and whether the mentor has helped the mentee to cope with problems. Researchers in the field of mentoring have tested and validated the questions. FYSB requires grantees receiving funding to provide information that can be used to evaluate outcomes for participating children. FYSB will use the information provided by the instrument to assure effective service delivery and program management and 1 Rhodes J., Reddy, R., Roffman, J., and Grossman J.B. (March, 2005). Promoting Successful Youth Mentoring Relationships: A Preliminary Screening Questionnaire. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26:2, 147–167. BILLING CODE 6820–YF PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 39 (Tuesday, February 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10035-10036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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 March 24, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant 
Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:

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    1. First Mid-Illinois Bancshares, Inc., Mattoon, Illinois; to 
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Mansfield Bancorp, Inc., 
Mansfield, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire Peoples State Bank 
of Mansfield, Mansfield, Illinois.
    2. Minier Financial, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan w/401(k) 
Provisions, Minier, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by 
acquiring 51 percent of the voting shares of Minier Financial Inc., 
Minier, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire First State Bank, 
Minier, Illinois.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 23, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-2763 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S