Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 45049-45050 [E6-12876]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 8, 2006 / Notices future action on the pending Petition for Test Procedure Waiver. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Issued in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2006. Alexander A. Karsner, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. E6–12851 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies BILLING CODE 6450–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than August 23, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: 1. Robert Milam, Jr., to individually retain voting shares of, and Robert Milam, Jr.; Robert Milam; Melissa Milam; Jada Milam; Kevin Milam; Lloyd Jarrell; and other members of the Milam family, as a group acting in concert, to retain voting shares of Big Coal River Bancorp, Inc., Whitesville, West Virginia, and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of Whitesville State Bank, Whitesville, West Virginia. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Ida R. Noll, Springfield, Illinois; to acquire additional voting shares of Midland Bancshares, Inc., Kincaid, Illinois, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Midland Community Bank, Kincaid, Illinois. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12874 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Aug 07, 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 Web site 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 September 1, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. Exchange Bancshares, Inc., Mayfield, Kentucky; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Purchase Area Bancorp, Inc., Bardwell, Kentucky, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Bardwell Deposit Bank, Bardwell, Kentucky. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. VB Texas, Inc., Houston, Texas; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Community State Bank, Boling, Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45049 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12875 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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 § 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 Web site 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 August 23, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne McEwen, Financial Specialist) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001: 1. Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney, Australia; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Hastings Funds Management (US), Inc., New York, New York, in providing investment and financial advice, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6) of Regulation Y. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Belvedere Capital Fund II L.P. and Belvedere Capital Partners II LLC, both of San Francisco, California; to acquire E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 45050 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 8, 2006 / Notices Hometown Commercial Capital, LLC, Burlingame, California, and thereby engage in funding commercial real estate loans through established warehouse lines and subsequently securitizing pools through major Wall Street firms, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(1) and (b)(2)(ii) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12876 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [PBS-N01] Notice of Availability to Distribute a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction of a New Border Station Facility in Madawaska, Maine Public Buildings Service, GSA. Notice of Availability AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) announces its intent to distribute a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 - 4347 (NEPA) 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:06 Aug 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 Draft EIS. The public scoping period starts with the publication of this notice in the 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 Final EIS by September 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. COMMENTS: 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 e-mail at david.drevinsky@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment / Distribution: A public comment period is intended to provide the public with an opportunity to present comments, ask questions, and discuss concerns regarding the scope of the EIS for the Proposed Action. GSA will distribute ten reading copies of the Draft EIS at both the Middle / High School Library located on 135 Seventh Avenue in Madawaska and the Madawaska Library located on 393 Main Street on July 21, 2006. A Public Scoping workshop will be held on August 17, 2006 from 6pm to 8pm at the Middle / High School Library. All are welcome to attend and talk with the GSA Officials. Dated: July 25, 2006. Dennis R. Smith, Regional Administrator, New England Region. [FR Doc. E6–12824 Filed 8–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–A8–S PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Announcement of Availability of Funds for Cooperative Agreement With the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) for a Project Entitled, ‘‘From BMI to Student Body Mass Improvement: Healthy Achievement Through Awareness and Action—a Detailed Evaluation of the Arkansas School BMI Project.’’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, DHHS. Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement—FY 2006 Initial Announcement. Single Source. AGENCY: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: 93.018. DATES: Application availability: August 8, 2006. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 7, 2006. SUMMARY: The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)/Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), announces that up to $250,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2006 funds is available for a cooperative agreement with the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) for a project entitled, ‘‘From BMI to Student Body Mass Improvement: Healthy Achievement Through Awareness and Action—a Detailed Evaluation of the Arkansas School BMI Project.’’ Working in collaboration with the ACHI, administratively housed unit in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (501C3 organization) and serves as the primary health policy development source for the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, the initiative seeks to gain information about programs that have established school based-body mass index assessments of school age children. The goals of this evaluation project are to identify key elements for the translation of BMI information as a public health intervention for positive behavioral change among families, children and adolescents to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. The project will design and pilot test a detailed evaluation protocol to assess the specific benefits and effectiveness of the Arkansas School BMI Assessment Project, building on the findings from the ACHI Report—The 2005 Arkansas Assessment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity; and The Year Two Evaluation of Arkansas Act 1220 conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Public Health with support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 8, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45049-45050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-12876]


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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.  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 Web site 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 August 23, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne McEwen, Financial 
Specialist) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. Westpac Banking Corporation, Sydney, Australia; to engage de 
novo through its subsidiary, Hastings Funds Management (US), Inc., New 
York, New York, in providing investment and financial advice, pursuant 
to section 225.28(b)(6) of Regulation Y.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, 
Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105-1579:
    1. Belvedere Capital Fund II L.P. and Belvedere Capital Partners II 
LLC, both of San Francisco, California; to acquire

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Hometown Commercial Capital, LLC, Burlingame, California, and thereby 
engage in funding commercial real estate loans through established 
warehouse lines and subsequently securitizing pools through major Wall 
Street firms, pursuant to sections 225.28(b)(1) and (b)(2)(ii) of 
Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 3, 
2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-12876 Filed 8-7-06; 8:45 am]
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