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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 14, 2006 / Notices Dated: March 9, 2006. Roland E. Smith, Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. [FR Doc. 06–2460 Filed 3–9–06; 4:20 pm] BILLING CODE 6705–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Renewal (0028); Comment Request Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FDIC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Currently, the FDIC is soliciting comments concerning the following continuing collection of information titled: Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions (3064–0028). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. All comments should refer to the name and number of the collection: • http://www.FDIC.gov/regulations/ laws/federal/notices.html. • E-mail: comments@fdic.gov. Include the name and number of the collection in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Gary A. Kuiper (202.942.3824), Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Suite 2100, 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20429. • Hand Delivery: Comments may be hand-delivered to the guard station at the rear of the 550 17th Street Building (located on F Street), on business days between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. A copy of the comments may also be submitted to the OMB desk officer for the FDIC: Mark Menchik, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 3208, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary A. Kuiper, at the address identified above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Mar 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Proposal To Renew the Following Currently Approved Collection of Information Title: Recordkeeping and Confirmation Requirements for Securities Transactions. OMB Number: 3064–0028. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: All financial institutions. Previous Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,732. Current Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,606. Average annual burden hours per Respondent: 27.91. Previous Estimated Total Annual Burden: 132,070 hours. Current Estimated Total Annual Burden: 128,553 hours. Reduction in Burden: 3517 hours. General Description of Collection: The information collection requirements are contained in 12 CFR part 344. The regulation’s purpose is to ensure that purchasers of securities in transactions effected by insured state nonmember banks are provided with adequate information concerning the transactions. The regulation is also designed to ensure that insured state nonmember banks maintain adequate records and controls with respect to the securities transactions they effect. Request for Comment Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the FDIC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimates of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. At the end of the comment period, the comments and recommendations received will be analyzed to determine the extent to which the collection should be modified prior to submission to OMB for review and approval. Comments submitted in response to this notice also will be summarized or included in the FDIC’s requests to OMB for renewal of these collections. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated at Washington, DC, this 8th day of March, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13127 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–3539 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting Federal Election Commission. Previously Scheduled Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC (Ninth Floor). STATUS: This meeting will be open to the public. The Following Item was Added to the Agenda: Draft Explanation and Justification for Interim Final Rule on Definition of ‘‘Federal Election Activity’’ (11 CFR 100.24(a)(1)(iii)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer. Telephone: (202) 694–1220. AGENCY: Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 06–2525 Filed 3–10–06; 2:28 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M 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 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13128 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 14, 2006 / Notices (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 7, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. Freedom Bancshares, Inc. Overland Park, Kansas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Freedom Bank, Overland Park, Kansas (in organization). B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Placer Sierra Bancshares, Sacramento, California; California Community Financial Institutions Fund LP, San Francisco, California, and Belvedere Capital Partners LLC, San Francisco, California; to acquire Southwest Community Bancorp, Carlsbad, California, and thereby indirectly acquire Southwest Community Bank, Encinitas, California. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 9, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–3579 Filed 3–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 061 0031] Allergan, Inc. and Inamed Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders To Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed consent agreement. AGENCY: wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of Federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 7, 2006. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:18 Mar 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Allergan, Inc. and Inamed Corp., File No. 061 0031,’’ to facilitate the organization of comments. A comment filed in paper form should include this reference both in the text and on the envelope, and should be mailed or delivered to the following address: Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary, Room 135–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580. Comments containing confidential material must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c). 16 CFR 4.9(c) (2005).1 The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. Comments that do not contain any nonpublic information may instead be filed in electronic form as part of or as an attachment to e-mail messages directed to the following email box: consentagreement@ftc.gov. The FTC Act and other laws the Commission administers permit the collection of public comments to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. All timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and will be available to the public on the FTC Web site, to the extent practicable, at http://www.ftc.gov. As a matter of discretion, the FTC makes every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments it receives before placing those comments on the FTC Web site. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ ftc/privacy.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James E. Southworth, Bureau of Competition, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326– 2822. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and § 2.34 of the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is ADDRESSES: 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, and must identify the specific portions of the comment to be withheld from the public record. The request will be granted or denied by the Commission’s General Counsel, consistent with applicable law and the public interest. See Commission Rule 4.9(c), 16 CFR 4.9(c). PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for March 8, 2006), on the World Wide Web, at http://www.ftc.gov/ os/2006/03/index.htm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130–H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326–2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an Agreement Containing Consent Orders (‘‘Consent Agreement’’) from Allergan, Inc. (‘‘Allergan’’) and Inamed Corporation (‘‘Inamed’’), which is designed to remedy the anticompetitive effects of the proposed acquisition of Inamed by Allergan. Under the terms of the proposed Consent Agreement, the companies would be required to return the development and distribution rights to Reloxin, a botulinum toxin type A product, to Ipsen Ltd. (‘‘Ipsen’’), its manufacturer. The proposed Consent Agreement has been placed on the public record for thirty (30) days for receipt of comments by interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty (30) days, the Commission will again review the proposed Consent Agreement and the comments received and will decide whether it should withdraw from the proposed Consent Agreement, modify it, or make final the Decision and Order (‘‘Order’’). Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated December 20, 2005, Allergan proposes to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Inamed in a transaction valued at approximately $3.2 billion (‘‘Acquisition’’). The Commission’s complaint alleges that the proposed acquisition, if consummated, would violate Section 7 of the Clayton E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13127-13128]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3579]


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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

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(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 7, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant 
Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
    1. Freedom Bancshares, Inc. Overland Park, Kansas; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Freedom Bank, Overland Park, Kansas (in organization).
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Placer Sierra Bancshares, Sacramento, California; California 
Community Financial Institutions Fund LP, San Francisco, California, 
and Belvedere Capital Partners LLC, San Francisco, California; to 
acquire Southwest Community Bancorp, Carlsbad, California, and thereby 
indirectly acquire Southwest Community Bank, Encinitas, California.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 9, 2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-3579 Filed 3-13-06; 8:45 am]
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