Sunshine Act Meeting, 65816-65817 [06-9175]

Download as PDF 65816 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 217 / Thursday, November 9, 2006 / Notices Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–19046 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies 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 November 27, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. Dennis Duane Haugen, Portland, North Dakota; to acquire voting shares of Full Service Insurance Agency, Inc., Buxton, North Dakota and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First State Bank, Buxton, North Dakota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 6, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–18974 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Nov 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 December 7, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. First Banks, Inc., Hazelwood, Missouri; to acquire an additional 4.09 percent, for a total direct and indirect control of 24.99 percent, of Community West Bancshares, Goleta, California, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Community West Bank, National Association, Goleta, California. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. B & E Investments Inc., (State Bank of Arcadia) Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Trust, Arcadia , Wisconsin; and B & E Investments, Inc., Bloomer, Wisconsin; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of John O. Melby & Company Bank, Whitehall, Wisconsin. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 6, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–18973 Filed 11–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Reserve System Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2006. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. STATUS: Open. We ask that you notify us in advance if you plan to attend the open meeting and provide your name, date of birth, and social security number (SSN) or passport number. You may provide this information by calling (202) 452–2474 or you may register online. You may pre–register until close of business November 13, 2006. You also will be asked to provide identifying information, including a photo ID, before being admitted to the Board meeting. The Public Affairs Office must approve the use of cameras; please call (202) 452–2955 for further information. If you need an accommodation for a disability, please contact Penelope Beattie on (202) 452–3982. For the hearing impaired only, please use the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) on (202) 263–4869. Privacy Act Notice: Providing the information requested is voluntary; however, failure to provide your name, date of birth, and social security number or passport number may result in denial of entry to the Federal Reserve Board. This information is solicited pursuant to Sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act and will be used to facilitate a search of law enforcement databases to confirm that no threat is posed to Board employees or property. It may be disclosed to other persons to evaluate a potential threat. The information also may be provided to law enforcement agencies, courts, and others, but only to the extent necessary to investigate or prosecute a violation of law. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Discussion Agenda: 1. Proposed 2007 Private Sector Adjustment Factor and Fee Schedules for Priced Services. NOTE: This meeting will be recorded for the benefit of those unable to attend. Cassettes will be available for listening in the Board’s Freedom of Information Office and copies may be ordered for $6 per cassette by calling (202) 452–3684 or by writing to: Freedom of Information Office, Board of Governors of the AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 217 / Thursday, November 9, 2006 / Notices Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call (202) 452–3206 for a recorded announcement of this meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at http://www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement. (The Web site also includes procedural and other information about the open meeting.) Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 7, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 06–9175 Filed 11–7–06; 1:51 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 061 0187] Thermo Electron Corporation; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Orders to Aid Public Comment Federal Trade Commission. Proposed Consent Agreement. AGENCY: 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. Comments must be received on or before November 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Thermo Electron Corp., File No. 061 0187,’’ 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES DATES: 1 The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Nov 08, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 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: Richard H. Cunningham, Bureau of Competition, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326– 2214. 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 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 October 17, 2006), on the World Wide Web, at http:// www.ftc.gov/os/2006/10/index.htm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130– H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65817 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 I. Introduction The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an Agreement Containing Consent Orders (‘‘Consent Agreement’’) from Thermo Electron Corporation (‘‘Thermo’’). The purpose of the Consent Agreement is to remedy the anticompetitive effects resulting from Thermo’s acquisition of Fisher Scientific International Inc. (‘‘Fisher’’). Under the terms of the Consent Agreement, Thermo is required to divest Genevac Limited and Genevac, Inc. (hereinafter referred to together as ‘‘Genevac’’), which together comprise the entirety of Fisher’s centrifugal vacuum evaporator (‘‘CVE’’) business, within five months after the date Thermo signed the Consent Agreement. The Consent Agreement has been placed on the public record for thirty days to solicit comments from interested persons. Comments received during this period will become part of the public record. After thirty days, the Commission will again review the Consent Agreement and the comments received, and will decide whether it should withdraw from the Consent Agreement or make it final. Pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated May 7, 2006, Thermo proposes to acquire Fisher in a transaction valued at approximately $12.8 billion. The Commission’s complaint alleges that the proposed acquisition, if consummated, would violate Section 7 of the Clayton Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 18, and Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 45, by lessening competition in the market for highperformance CVEs. II. The Parties Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo is one of the largest and most diversified suppliers of analytical instruments in the world. Founded in 1956, the company now employs 11,000 people worldwide with offices in thirty countries. Thermo owns many well-known laboratory equipment brands and sells high-performance CVEs under its Savant Speedvac brand. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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[FR Doc No: 06-9175]


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Federal Reserve System


Sunshine Act Meeting

AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
System.

TIME AND DATE: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14, 2006.

PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th Street 
entrance between Constitution Avenue and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 
20551.

STATUS: Open.
    We ask that you notify us in advance if you plan to attend the open 
meeting and provide your name, date of birth, and social security 
number (SSN) or passport number. You may provide this information by 
calling (202) 452-2474 or you may register online. You may pre-register 
until close of business November 13, 2006. You also will be asked to 
provide identifying information, including a photo ID, before being 
admitted to the Board meeting. The Public Affairs Office must approve 
the use of cameras; please call (202) 452-2955 for further information. 
If you need an accommodation for a disability, please contact Penelope 
Beattie on (202) 452-3982. For the hearing impaired only, please use 
the Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) on (202) 263-4869.
Privacy Act Notice: Providing the information requested is voluntary; 
however, failure to provide your name, date of birth, and social 
security number or passport number may result in denial of entry to the 
Federal Reserve Board. This information is solicited pursuant to 
Sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Reserve Act and will be used to 
facilitate a search of law enforcement databases to confirm that no 
threat is posed to Board employees or property. It may be disclosed to 
other persons to evaluate a potential threat. The information also may 
be provided to law enforcement agencies, courts, and others, but only 
to the extent necessary to investigate or prosecute a violation of law.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:
Discussion Agenda:
    1. Proposed 2007 Private Sector Adjustment Factor and Fee Schedules 
for Priced Services.

Note: This meeting will be recorded for the benefit of those unable to 
attend. Cassettes will be available for listening in the Board's 
Freedom of Information Office and copies may be ordered for $6 per 
cassette by calling (202) 452-3684 or by writing to: Freedom of 
Information Office, Board of Governors of the

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Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave 
Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202-452-
2955.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call (202) 452-3206 for a recorded 
announcement of this meeting; or you may contact the Board's Web site 
at http://www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement. (The 
Web site also includes procedural and other information about the open 
meeting.)

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 7, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 06-9175 Filed 11-7-06; 1:51 pm]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S