Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 76669 [E6-21844]

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480-0291: 1. First Sleepy Eye Bancorporation, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Lake Benton Bancorporation, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First Security Bank–Lake Benton, Lake Benton, Minnesota. Dated: December 12, 2006. Miguel I. Flores, Director, Water Quality Protection Division, Region 6. [FR Doc. E6–21890 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 18, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–21844 Filed 12–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–0990–0000, 60day notice] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Type of Information Collection Request: Existing collection in use without an OMB control number. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 245 (Thursday, December 21, 2006)]
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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 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 January 16, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, 
Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
55480-0291:
    1. First Sleepy Eye Bancorporation, Inc., Sioux Falls, South 
Dakota; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Lake Benton 
Bancorporation, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and thereby indirectly 
acquire voting shares of First Security Bank-Lake Benton, Lake Benton, 
Minnesota.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 18, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-21844 Filed 12-20-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S