Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 27814-27815 [E7-9441]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 27814 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 95 / Thursday, May 17, 2007 / Notices revenue limit on nonfinancial data processing activities on a business–line or multiple–entity basis. A request may be filed in a letter form; there is no reporting form for this information collection. 2. Report title: Survey of Financial Management Behaviors of Military Personnel Agency form number: FR 1375 OMB control number: 7100–0307 Frequency: Semi–annually Reporters: Military personnel Annual reporting hours: 2,640 hours Estimated average hours per response: 20 minutes Number of respondents: 4,000 General description of report: This information collection is voluntary. The statutory basis for collecting this information is section 2A of the Federal Reserve Act [12 U.S.C. § 225a]; the Bank Merger Act [12 U.S.C. § 1828(c)]; and sections 3 and 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act [12 U.S.C. §§ 1842 and 1843 and 12 U.S.C. §§ 353 and 461]. No issue of confidentiality normally arises because names and any other characteristics that would permit personal identification of respondents will not be reported to the Board. Abstract: This survey gathers data from two groups of military personnel: (1) those completing a financial education course as part of their advanced training and (2) those not completing a financial education course. These two groups are surveyed on their financial management behaviors and changes in their financial situations over time. Data from the survey help to determine the effectiveness of financial education for young adults in the military and the durability of the effects as measured by financial status of those receiving financial education early in their military careers. 3. Report title: Survey to Obtain Information on the Relevant Market in Individual Merger Cases Agency form number: FR 2060 OMB control number: 7100–0232 Frequency: On occasion Reporters: Small businesses and consumers Annual reporting hours: 18 hours Estimated average hours per response: Small businesses, 10 minutes; Consumers, 6 minutes. Number of respondents: 25 small businesses and 50 consumers per survey General description of report: This information collection is voluntary (12 U.S.C. 1817(j), 1828(c), and 1842)) and is given confidential treatment (5 U.S.C. 552 (b)(4) and (b)(6)). Abstract: The Federal Reserve uses this information to define relevant banking markets for specific merger and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 May 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 acquisition applications and to evaluate changes in competition that would result from proposed transactions. 4. Report title: Notice of Branch Closure Agency form number: FR 4031 OMB control number: 7100–0264 Frequency: On occasion Reporters: State member banks Annual burden hours: 423 hours Estimated average hours per response: Reporting requirements, 2 hours; Disclosure requirements, 1 hour; Recordkeeping requirements, 8 hours. Number of respondents: 124 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (12 U.S.C. 1831r–l(a)(1)) and may be given confidential treatment upon request (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(4)). Abstract: The mandatory reporting, recordkeeping, and disclosure requirements regarding the closing of any branch of an insured depository institution are imposed by section 228 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991. There is no reporting form associated with the reporting portion of this information collection; state member banks notify the Federal Reserve by letter prior to closing a branch. The Federal Reserve uses the information to fulfill its statutory obligation to supervise state member banks. 5. Report title: Reports Related to Securities of State Member Banks as Required by Regulation H Agency form number: Reg H–1 OMB Control number: 7100–0091 Frequency: Quarterly and on occasion Reporters: State member banks Annual reporting hours: 1,477 hours Estimated average hours per response: 5.11 hours Number of respondents: 17 General description of report: This information collection is mandatory (15 U.S.C. 781(i)) and is not given confidential treatment. Abstract: The Federal Reserve’s Regulation H requires certain state member banks to submit information relating to their securities to the Federal Reserve on the same forms that bank holding companies and nonbank entities use to submit similar information to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The information is primarily used for public disclosure and is available to the public upon request. Current Actions: On March 9, 2007, the Federal Reserve published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 10762) requesting public comment for 60 days on the extension, without revision, of the: FR 4021, FR 1375, FR 2060, FR 4031, and Reg H–1. The comment PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period for this notice expired on May 8, 2007. No substantive comments were received. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–9444 Filed 5–16–07; 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 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 June 11, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 752012272: 1. Umphrey II Family Limited Partnership and Hillister Enterprises II, Inc., Beaumont, Texas; to become bank holding companies by acquiring 19.61 percent of the voting shares of CBFH, Inc., Beaumont, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of County Bancshares, Inc., Newton, E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 95 / Thursday, May 17, 2007 / Notices Texas; Newton Delaware Financial Corporation, Dover, Delaware; and CountyBank, National Association, Newton, Texas. In connection with this application, CBFH, Inc., Beaumont, Texas, also has applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of County Bancshares, Inc., Newton, Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Newton Delaware Financial Corporation, Dover, Delaware, and CountyBank, National Association, Newton, Texas. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–9441 Filed 5–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary [Document Identifier: OS–0990–0000] 30-Day Notice Office of the Secretary, HHS. Agency information collection activities: proposed collection; comment request. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: 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: New collection. Title of Information Collection: Understanding Barriers and Successful Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations in Accessing Grants. Form/OMB No.: OS–0990–0000. Use: The Understanding Barriers and Successful Strategies for Faith-Based VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:15 May 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Organizations (FBOs) in Accessing Grants study will identify perceived or underlying barriers faith-based organizations may face in applying for federal discretionary grants, as well as identify the strategies and approaches used by successful applicants. The data gathered will help Health and Human Services understand the effectiveness of its past internal efforts to ensure that FBOs had equal access to grants, and whether additional steps should be considered. Additionally, this study should provide future FBO grant applicants, as well as other nonprofit organizations, information that could be used to improve the quality of their grant applications and their capacity to seek federal funding. Frequency: Single time. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Annual Number of Respondents: 290. Total Annual Responses: 290. Average Burden Per Response: 35.2 minutes. Total Annual Hours: 170. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received within 30 days of this notice directly to the Desk Officer at the address below: OMB Desk Officer: John Kraemer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: (OMB #0990–0000), New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington DC 20503. 27815 (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). ACTION: Request for comments, submission of relevant data, and nominations of scientific experts. National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); the Murine Local Lymph Node Assay: Request for Comments, Nominations of Scientific Experts, and Submission of Data SUMMARY: The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) received a nomination from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to evaluate the validation status of: (1) The murine local lymph node assay (LLNA) as a stand-alone assay for determining potency (including severity) for the purpose of hazard classification; (2) the ‘‘cut-down’’ or ‘‘limit dose’’ LLNA approach; (3) non-radiolabeled LLNA methods; (4) the use of the LLNA for testing mixtures, aqueous solutions, and metals; and (5) the current applicability domain (i.e., the types of chemicals and substances for which the LLNA has been validated). ICCVAM reviewed the nomination, assigned it a high priority, and proposed that NICEATM and ICCVAM carry out the following activities in its evaluation: (1) Initiate a review of the current literature and available data, including the preparation of a comprehensive background review document, and (2) convene a peer review panel to review the various proposed LLNA uses and procedures for which sufficient data and information are available to adequately assess their validation status. ICCVAM also recommends development of performance standards for the LLNA. At this time, NICEATM requests: (1) Public comments on the appropriateness and relative priority of these activities, (2) nominations of expert scientists to consider as members of a possible peer review panel, and (3) submission of data for the LLNA and/or modified versions of the LLNA. DATES: Submit comments, data, and nominations by June 15, 2007. Relevant data will also be accepted after this date and considered when feasible. ADDRESSES: Dr. William S. Stokes, NICEATM Director, NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC–17, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (fax) 919–541–0947, (e-mail) niceatm@niehs.nih.gov. Courier address: NICEATM, 79 T.W. Alexander Drive, Building 4401, Room 3128, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Responses can be submitted electronically at the ICCVAM– NICEATM Web site: http:// iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/contact/ FR_pubcomment.htm or by e-mail, mail, or fax. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Other correspondence should be Dated: May 10, 2007. Alice Bettencourt, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–9529 Filed 5–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4154–07–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 95 (Thursday, May 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27814-27815]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9441]


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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 June 11, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (W. Arthur Tribble, Vice 
President) 2200 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201-2272:
    1. Umphrey II Family Limited Partnership and Hillister Enterprises 
II, Inc., Beaumont, Texas; to become bank holding companies by 
acquiring 19.61 percent of the voting shares of CBFH, Inc., Beaumont, 
Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of County 
Bancshares, Inc., Newton,

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Texas; Newton Delaware Financial Corporation, Dover, Delaware; and 
CountyBank, National Association, Newton, Texas.
    In connection with this application, CBFH, Inc., Beaumont, Texas, 
also has applied to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 
percent of the voting shares of County Bancshares, Inc., Newton, Texas, 
and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Newton Delaware 
Financial Corporation, Dover, Delaware, and CountyBank, National 
Association, Newton, Texas.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 11, 2007.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-9441 Filed 5-17-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S