Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 12359-12360 [E6-3376]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL 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 April 3, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Midwest Banc Holdings, Inc., Melrose Park, Illinois; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Royal American Corporation, Inverness, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Royal American Bank, Iverness, Illinois. In connection with this application, Midwest Bank and Trust Company, Elmwood Park, Illinois, has applied to merge with Royal American Bank, Iverness, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Castle Creek Capital Partners, III, L.P.; Castle Creek Capital III, LLC; VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Eggemeyer Capital LLC; Ruh Capital LLC; Legions IV Advisory Corp.; Western States Opportunity LLC; Eggemeyer Family Trust; and William J. Ruh Trust, all of Rancho Santa Fe, California; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 89 percent of the voting shares of LDF, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Labe Bank, both of Chicago, Illinois. Comments regarding this application must be received not later than March 24, 2006. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 6, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–3377 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] 12359 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Lake Bank Shares, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Emmons, Minnesota; to increase its ownership of Lake Bank Shares, Inc., Emmons, Minnesota from 35.68 percent to 65.67 percent, and thereby indirectly acquire Security Bank of Minnesota, Albert Lea, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 7, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–3457 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 April 6, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities 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 March 24, 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. Castle Creek Capital III, LLC; Castle Creek Capital Partners, III, L.P.; Eggemeyer Capital LLC; Ruh Capital LLC, and Legions IV Advisory Corp., all E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 12360 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices of Rancho Santa Fe, California; to engage de novo through Atlanta Bancorporation, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, and thereby indirectly acquire Gibsonville Community Bank, Inc., Gibsonville, North Carolina, and engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 6, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–3376 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL Amendment of February 4, 2004, Order To Embargo Birds and Bird Products Imported From India SUMMARY: On February 4, 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an order to ban immediately the import of all birds (Class: Aves) from specified Southeast Asian countries, subject to limited exemptions for returning pet birds of U.S. origin and certain processed birdderived products. HHS/CDC took this step because birds from these countries potentially can infect humans with avian influenza (influenza A/[H5N1]). The February 4, 2004, order complemented a similar action taken at the same time by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). On March 10, 2004, HHS/CDC lifted the embargo of birds and bird products from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) because of the documented publichealth and animal health measures taken by Hong Kong officials to prevent spread of the outbreak within the HKSAR, and the absence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 cases in Hong Kong’s domestic and wild bird populations. USDA/APHIS took a similar action. On September 28, 2004, HHS/CDC extended the embargo on birds and bird products to include Malaysia because of the documented cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A/H5N1 in poultry in Malaysia. On July 20, 2005, USDA/ APHIS adopted as a final rule the interim rule that became effective on February 4, 2004, which amended its VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 regulations to prohibit or restrict the importation of birds, poultry, and unprocessed birds and poultry products from regions that have reported the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry. (See 70 Federal Register 41608 [July 20, 2005].) As the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have confirmed additional cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1), USDA/APHIS has added additional countries to its ban. On December 29, 2005, HHS/CDC added the Republic of Kazakhstan, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey, and Ukraine to its current embargo because of documented cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in poultry in those countries. On February 8, 2006, HHS/CDC added Nigeria to its embargo because of the documentation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in poultry. Currently, HHS/CDC and USDA/ APHIS bans cover birds and bird products from Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Nigeria, the People’s Republic of China, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. On February 18, 2006, OIE reported confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in poultry in India. USDA added India to their ban on February 21, 2006. At this time, HHS/ CDC is adding India to its current embargo. This action is effective on February 22, 2006, and will remain in effect until further notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background On February 18, 2006, an OIE reference laboratory confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in poultry in Navapur, Maharashtra State, India. Illness in birds had been ongoing since January 27, 2006. Introduction of birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 into the United States could lead to outbreaks of disease among birds and among the human population, a significant public health threat. Banning the importation of all avian species from affected countries is an effective means of limiting this threat. HHS/CDC is therefore taking this action to reduce the chance of introduction or spread of influenza A /(H5N1) into the United States. Immediate Action Therefore, pursuant to 42 CFR 71.32(b), the February 4, 2004, HHS/ PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CDC is amending the order to add India to the list of countries subject to the order’s embargo of birds and products derived from birds. All other portions of the February 4, 2004, order, as further amended on March 10, 2004, September 28, 2004, December 29, 2005, and February 8, 2006, shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: March 6, 2006. Julie Louise Gerberding, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E6–3427 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Amendment of February 4, 2004, Order To Embargo Birds and Bird Products Imported From Niger SUMMARY: On February 4, 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued an order to ban immediately the import of all birds (Class: Aves) from specified Southeast Asian countries, subject to limited exemptions for returning pet birds of U.S. origin and certain processed birdderived products. HHS/CDC took this step because birds from these countries potentially can infect humans with avian influenza (influenza A/ [H5N1]). The February 4, 2004, order complemented a similar action taken at the same time by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). On March 10, 2004, HHS/CDC lifted the embargo of birds and bird products from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) because of the documented publichealth and animal health measures taken by Hong Kong officials to prevent spread of the outbreak within the HKSAR, and the absence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 cases in Hong Kong’s domestic and wild bird populations. USDA/APHIS took a similar action. On September 28, 2004, HHS/CDC extended the embargo on birds and bird products to include Malaysia because of the documented cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5N1 in poultry in Malaysia. On July 20, 2005, USDA/ APHIS adopted as a final rule the interim rule that became effective on E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 47 (Friday, March 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12359-12360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking 
Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible 
Nonbanking Activities

    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 
Sec. [thinsp]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 March 24, 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. Castle Creek Capital III, LLC; Castle Creek Capital Partners, 
III, L.P.; Eggemeyer Capital LLC; Ruh Capital LLC, and Legions IV 
Advisory Corp., all

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of Rancho Santa Fe, California; to engage de novo through Atlanta 
Bancorporation, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, and thereby indirectly 
acquire Gibsonville Community Bank, Inc., Gibsonville, North Carolina, 
and engage in operating a savings and loan association, pursuant to 
section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 6, 2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-3376 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]
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