Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 9530-9531 [E7-3668]

Download as PDF 9530 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices Demonstration of Advisory Opinion Search System. Management and Administrative Matters. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer, Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–995 Filed 2–28–07; 2:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Maritime Commission. Final notice of submission for OMB review. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Maritime Commission hereby gives notice that it has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for an extension of the existing collection requirements under 46 CFR Part 535—Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984. The FMC has requested an extension of an existing collection as listed below. DATES: Written comments on this final notice must be submitted on or before April 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Mark Menchek, Desk Officer for FMC, 725—17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806, and to Derek O. Scarbrough, Chief Information Officer, Office of Administration, Federal Maritime Commission, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20573 (Telephone: (202) 523–5800), cio@fmc.gov. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by contacting Jane Gregory on 202–523– 5800 or e-mail: jgregory@fmc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice that FMC would be submitting this request was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2006, allowing for a 60-day comment period. No comments were received. The FMC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Information Collection Open for Comment Title: 46 CFR Part 535—Ocean Common Carrier and Marine Terminal Operator Agreements Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984. OMB Approval Number: 3072–0045 (Expires March 31, 2007). Abstract: Section 4 of the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 40301 (2006), identifies certain commercial agreements by or among ocean common carriers that fall within the jurisdiction of the Shipping Act. Section 5 of the Shipping Act, 46 U.S.C. 40302, requires that carriers file those agreements with the Federal Maritime Commission. Section 6 of the Shipping Act, 46 U.S.C. 40304, specifies the Commission actions that may be taken with respect to filed agreements, including requiring the submission of additional information. Section 15 of the Shipping Act, 46 U.S.C. 40104, authorizes the Commission to require that ocean common carriers, among other persons, file periodic reports. Requests for additional information and the filing of periodic reports are meant to assist the Commission in fulfilling its statutory mandate of overseeing the activities of the ocean transportation industry. These reports are necessary so that the Commission can monitor agreements parties’ activities to determine how or if their activities will have an impact on competition. Current Actions: There are no changes to this information collection, and it is being submitted for extension purposes only. Type of Review: Extension. Needs and Uses: The Commission staff uses the information filed by agreement parties to monitor their activities as required by the Shipping Act. Under section 6(g) of the Shipping Act, 46 U.S.C. 41307, the Commission must determine whether filed agreements will have substantially anticompetitive effects on prevailing trade conditions and, if so, whether the agreements will likely, by a reduction in competition, result in an unreasonable reduction in competition, result in an unreasonable reduction in transportation service or an unreasonable increase in transportation cost. If it is shown, based on information collected under this rule, that an agreement is likely to have the foregoing adverse effects, the Commission may bring suit in U.S. District Court to enjoin the operation of that agreement. The information collected is not disclosed to the public and is only for internal analysis in PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 support of the Commission’s decisionmaking process. Frequency: This information is collected generally on a quarterly basis or as required under the rules. Type of Respondents: The types of respondents are ocean common carriers and marine terminal operators subject to the Act. Number of Annual Respondents: The Commission estimates a potential annual respondent universe of 574 entities. Estimated Time per Response: The average time for filing agreements is estimated to be two person-hours per filing. The average time for preparing and filing information required by Form FMC–150, Information Form for Agreements Between or Among Ocean Common Carriers, is estimated to be 12 to 48 person-hours per response. The average time for completing Form FMC– 151, Monitoring Report for Agreements Between or Among Ocean Common Carriers, is estimated to range between seven to 50 person-hours for agreement staff and three to 12 hours for each agreement carrier party, depending on the complexity of the required information. The total average time for reporting and recordkeeping for all responses is 8.15 person-hours. Total Annual Burden: The Commission estimates the total personhour burden at 13,620 person-hours. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3794 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–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 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices 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 March 29, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Banco de Sabadell, S.A., Sabadell, Spain; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of TransAtlantic Holding Corp., and thereby indirectly acquire TransAtlantic Bank, both of Miami, Florida. 2. United Community Banks, Inc., Blairsville, Georgia; to merge with Gwinnett Commercial Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire First Bank of The South, both of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 27, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–3668 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Transfer of Delegations of Authority To Disclose Certain Nonpublic Information to Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies and To Sign Confidentiality Agreements With Certain Foreign Agencies Federal Trade Commission. Transfer of delegation of authority. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission has delegated authority to share information with certain law enforcement agencies in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Spain to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Commission has also delegated to the Director of International Affairs VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 authority to execute confidentiality agreements with certain foreign agencies, as a condition of their being granted access to nonpublic databases. These delegations include authority previously delegated to the Associate Director for International Consumer Protection. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Harrison, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326– 3204, lharrison@ftc.gov, or Michael L. Shore, Attorney, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20580, (202) 326–2708, mshore@ftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1961, 26 FR 6191, that the Commission has transferred from the Associate Director for International Consumer Protection to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP Director) its prior delegations of authority to: (1) Disclose to Canadian law enforcement agencies, information regarding consumer protection investigations involving Canadian businesses or consumers (67 FR 45738–01 (July 10, 2002)); (2) disclose to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, information regarding consumer protection investigations involving Australian businesses or consumers (67 FR 45738– 01 (July 10, 2002)); (3) disclose to Australian law enforcement agencies, information contained in the Consumer Sentinel database of consumer complaints and law enforcement information (67 FR 45738–01 (July 10, 2002)); (4) disclose to the United Kingdom Office of Fair Trading and the United Kingdom Directorate for Trade and Industry, information regarding consumer protection investigations involving U.K. businesses or consumers (67 FR 45738–01 (July 10, 2002)); (5) disclose to Ireland’s Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs, information regarding consumer protection investigations involving Ireland (68 FR 60107–01 (Oct. 21, 2003)); (6) disclose to Mexico’s ´ Procuradurıa Federal del Consumidor, information regarding consumer protection matters involving Mexico (70 FR 6442–01 (Feb. 7, 2005)); (7) disclose to Costa Rica’s Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Commerce, information regarding consumer protection matters involving Costa Rica (71 FR 14895–01 (Mar. 24, 2006)); (8) disclose to the United Kingdom’s Office of Fair PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9531 Trading, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner, Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the United Kingdom, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and the Australian Communications Authority, information regarding commercial email investigations that involve consumers, businesses, commerce or markets in the United Kingdom or Australia (69 FR 44008–01 (July 23, 2004)); and (9) disclose to Spain’s Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos, information regarding commercial e-mail investigations that involve consumers, businesses, commerce or markets in Spain (70 FR 12487–03 (Mar. 14, 2005)). The BCP Director’s authority may be redelegated. This delegated authority does not apply to competition-related investigations. This delegated authority includes the authority to respond to disclosure and other requests within the ambit of any memorandum of understanding or agreement concerning consumer protection cooperation between the Commission and an agency listed or described in this notice or within the ambit of any agreement concerning consumer protection cooperation between the United States and any country listed in this notice. For this delegated authority, ‘‘consumer protection investigations involving businesses or consumers’’ of a country, ‘‘consumer protection investigations involving’’ a country and ‘‘consumer protection matters involving’’ a country shall include any consumer protection investigation or matter involving that country or with a nexus to any person, entity, commerce, or market in that country. The phrase ‘‘commercial e-mail investigations that involve consumers, businesses, commerce or markets in’’ a country shall include any commercial email investigation or matter involving that country or with a nexus to any person, entity, commerce, or market in that country. When exercising its delegated authority, the BCP Director will require assurances of confidentiality from the relevant foreign law enforcement agency. Disclosures shall be made only to the extent consistent with limitations on disclosure including, where applicable, sections 6(f) and 21 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 46(f) and 57b–2 (as amended by sections 4(a) and 6(a) of the U.S. SAFE WEB Act of 2006, Public Law 109–455, 120 Stat. 3372, 3372–73 and 3376–77), Commission Rule 4.10(d), 16 CFR 4.10(d), and with the Commission’s enforcement policies and other E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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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

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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 March 29, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:
    1. Banco de Sabadell, S.A., Sabadell, Spain; to become a bank 
holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
TransAtlantic Holding Corp., and thereby indirectly acquire 
TransAtlantic Bank, both of Miami, Florida.
    2. United Community Banks, Inc., Blairsville, Georgia; to merge 
with Gwinnett Commercial Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire 
First Bank of The South, both of Lawrenceville, Georgia.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 27, 
2007.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-3668 Filed 3-1-07; 8:45 am]
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