Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 45831-45832 [E6-13012]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is revising its approved Public Water Supervision Program. The EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal regulations. Therefore, the EPA intends to approve these program revisions. All interested parties may request a public hearing. This determination to approve the Commonwealth’s primacy program revision application is made pursuant to 40 CFR 142.12(d)(3). It shall become final and effective unless (1) a timely and appropriate request for a public hearing is received or (2) the Regional Administrator elects to hold a public hearing on his own motion. Any interested person, other than Federal Agencies, may request a public hearing. A request for a public hearing must be submitted to the Regional Administrator at the address shown below by September 11, 2006. If a substantial request for a public hearing is made within the requested thirty day time frame, a public hearing will be held and a notice will be given in the Federal Register and a newspaper of general circulation. Frivolous or insubstantial requests for a hearing may be denied by the Regional Administrator. If no timely and appropriate request for a hearing is received and the Regional Administrator does not elect to hold a hearing on his own motion, this determination shall become final and effective September 11, 2006. DATES: Any request for a public hearing shall include the following information: (1) Name, address and telephone number of the individual organization or other entity requesting a hearing; (2) a brief statement of the requesting person’s interest in the Regional Administrator’s determination and a brief statement on information that the requesting person intends to submit at such hearing; (3) the signature of the individual making the requests or, if the request is made on behalf of an organization or other entity, the signature of a responsible official of the organization or other entity. Requests for Public Hearing shall be addressed to: Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— Region 2, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007–1866. All documents relating to this determination are available for inspection between the hours of 9 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at the following offices: rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:27 Aug 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Puerto Rico Department of Health, Public Water Supply Supervision Program, 9th Floor—Suite 903, Nacional Plaza Building, 431 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00917. US Environmental Protection Agency— Region 2, 24th Floor Drinking Water Section, 290 Broadway, New York, New York 10007–1866. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Lowy, Drinking Water Section, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Region 2, (212) 637–3830. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has determined to approve an application by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to revise its Public Water Supply Supervision Primacy Program to incorporate regulations no less stringent than the EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for the following: Three Consumer Confidence Rule Technical Corrections; promulgated by EPA as follows: May 4, 2000 (65 FR 25981), November 27, 2002 (67 FR 70850), December 9, 2002 (67 FR 73011), Arsenic and Contaminant Monitoring and New Source Requirements; Final Rule; promulgated by EPA January 22, 2001 (65 FR 38888), a minor clarification to the Arsenic Rule, promulgated by EPA March 25, 2003 (68 FR 14502), Revision/Technical Correction to the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR) and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) and Revisions to State Primacy Requirements to Implement SDWA Amendments; promulgated by EPA February 12, 2001 (66 FR 9903), Filter Backwash Recycling Rule; Final Rule; promulgated by EPA June 8, 2001 (66 FR 31086), Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule; Final Rule, promulgated by EPA on January 14, 2002 (67 FR 1812), Methods Update Final Rule; promulgated by EPA October 23, 2002 (67 FR 65220), Approval of Additional Methods for Coliforms and E. coli; promulgated by EPA February 13, 2004 (69 FR 7156), Technical Correction for Uranium; promulgated by EPA June 29, 2004 (69 FR 38850) and Analytical Method for Uranium; promulgated by EPA August 25, 2004 (69 FR 52176). The application demonstrates that Puerto Rico has adopted drinking water regulations which satisfy the NPDWRs for the above. The USEPA has determined that Puerto Rico’s regulations are no less stringent than the corresponding Federal Regulations and that Puerto Rico continues to meet all requirements PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45831 for primary enforcement responsibility as specified in 40 CFR 142.10. (Authority: Section 1413 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 300g–2, and 40 CFR 142.10, 142.12(d) and 142.13) Dated: July 12, 2006. Alan J. Steinberg, Regional Administrator, Region 2. [FR Doc. E6–13032 Filed 8–9–06; 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 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 September 5, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204: 1. Meridian Financial Services, Inc., and its wholly–owned subsidiary, Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., both of East Boston, Massachusetts; to E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 45832 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 154 / Thursday, August 10, 2006 / Notices acquire up to 40 percent of the voting shares of Hampshire First Bank, Manchester, New Hampshire (in formation). B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. United Citizens Bancorp, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. First Liberty Capital Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Hugo, Colorado; to acquire an additional 1.59 percent, for a total of 31.39 percent, of the voting shares of First Liberty Capital Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First National Bank of Hugo, both of Hugo, Colorado. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 4, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–13012 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:27 Aug 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 (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 September 5, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204: 1. Meridian Financial Services, Inc., and its wholly–owned subsidiary, Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., both of East Boston, Massachusetts; to acquire up to 40 percent of the voting shares of Hampshire First Bank, Manchester, New Hampshire (in formation). B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. United Citizens Bancorp, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky. C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. First Liberty Capital Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Hugo, Colorado; to acquire an additional 1.59 percent, for a total of 31.39 percent, of the voting shares of First Liberty Capital Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First National Bank of Hugo, both of Hugo, Colorado. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 4, 2006. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–13014 Filed 8–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 5, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Patrick M. Wilder, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Anita Bancorporation, Atlantic, Iowa; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of The First National Bank of Brewster, Brewster, Minnesota. Comments regarding this application must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 21, 2006. 2. Ogden Bancshares, Inc., Ames, Iowa; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Vision Bank (in organization), West Des Moines, Iowa. 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 up to 15 percent of the voting shares of Promerica Bank (in organization), Los Angeles, California. E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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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 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 September 5, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Richard Walker, Community 
Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, Massachusetts 02106-2204:
    1. Meridian Financial Services, Inc., and its wholly-owned 
subsidiary, Meridian Interstate Bancorp, Inc., both of East Boston, 
Massachusetts; to

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acquire up to 40 percent of the voting shares of Hampshire First Bank, 
Manchester, New Hampshire (in formation).
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
    1. United Citizens Bancorp, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
United Citizens Bank of Southern Kentucky, Inc., Columbia, Kentucky.
    C. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Donna J. Ward, Assistant 
Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001:
    1. First Liberty Capital Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan, 
Hugo, Colorado; to acquire an additional 1.59 percent, for a total of 
31.39 percent, of the voting shares of First Liberty Capital 
Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First 
National Bank of Hugo, both of Hugo, Colorado.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 4, 
2006.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-13012 Filed 8-9-06; 8:45 am]
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