Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 41075-41076 [E7-14446]

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 925 Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64198-0001: 1. The Randall L. Pieper Trust, Randall L. Pieper, trustee; and Joan L. Lawson Trust, Joan, L. Lawson, trustee, all of Calhan, Colorado; Candice S. Enix Trust, Candice S. Enix, trustee, both of Centennial, Colorado; John A. Pieper Trust, John A. Pieper, trustee, Albuquerque, New Mexico; to acquire voting shares of Pieper Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acqure voting shares of Farmers State Bank of Calhan, both of Calhan, Colorado, by becoming general partners of the Pieper Family PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41075 Limited Partnership, LLP, which controls Pieper Bancorp, Inc., and Farmers State Bank of Calhan, both of Calhan, Colorado. Comments on this application must be received by August 7, 2007. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 23, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–14447 Filed 7–25–07; 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 August 20, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414: 1. Pan American Acquisition, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of JD E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 41076 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 143 / Thursday, July 26, 2007 / Notices Financial Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Pan American Bank, both of Chicago, Illinois. B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034: 1. Central Bancompany, Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Millstadt Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First National Bank of Millstadt, both of Millstadt, Illinois. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 23, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–14446 Filed 7–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Global Health Affairs; Guidance Regarding Section 301(f) of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 AGENCY: Office of Global Health Affairs, HHS. ACTION: Guidance. SUMMARY: Section 301(f) of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003 (the ‘‘Leadership Act’’), P.L. No. 108–25 (May 27, 2003), 22 U.S.C. 7631(f), prohibits the award of grants, contracts or cooperative agreements for activities funded under the Act to any organization that does not have an explicit policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. Section 301(f) states as follows: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Limitation.—No funds made available to carry out this Act, or any amendment made by this Act, may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. The following guidance provides additional information on the policy requirement expressed in this law for entities that receive grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) to implement programs or projects under the authority of the Leadership Act. Specifically, it describes the legal, financial, and organizational separation that should exist between these recipients of HHS funds and an affiliate organization that engages in activities that are not VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:36 Jul 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 consistent with a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maggie Wynne, Office of Global Health Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 639H, Washington, DC 20201. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This guidance is designed to provide additional clarity for Contracting and Grant officers, Contracting Officers’ Technical Representatives, Program Officials and implementing partners (e.g., grantees, contractors) of HHS regarding the application of language in Notices of Availability, Requests for Proposals, and other documents pertaining to the policy requirement expressed in 22 U.S.C. 7631(f), which provides that organizations receiving Leadership Act funds must have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking (the ‘‘policy requirement’’). In enacting the statute from which this requirement originates, the Leadership Act, Congress developed a framework to combat the global spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. As a part of that Act, to ensure that the Government’s organizational partners will not undermine this goal through the promotion of counterproductive activities, the Leadership Act provides that all funding recipients, subject to limited exceptions, must have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. It is critical to the effectiveness of Congress’s plan and to the U.S. Government’s foreign policy underlying this effort, that the integrity of Leadership Act programs and activities implemented by organizations receiving Leadership Act funds is maintained, and that the U.S. Government’s message opposing prostitution and sex trafficking is not confused by conflicting positions of these organizations. Accordingly, the U.S. Government provides this ‘‘Organizational Integrity’’ Guidance to clarify that the Government’s organizational partners that have adopted a policy opposing prostitution and sex-trafficking may, consistent with the policy requirement, maintain an affiliation with separate organizations that do not have such a policy, provided that such affiliations do not threaten the integrity of the Government’s programs and its message opposing prostitution and sex trafficking, as specified in this guidance. To maintain program integrity, adequate separation as outlined in this guidance is required between an affiliate which expresses views on prostitution and sex trafficking contrary to the government’s PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 message and any federally-funded partner organization. The criteria for affiliate independence in this guidance is modeled on criteria upheld as facially constitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Velzquez v. Legal Services Corporation, 164F.3d 757,767 (2d cir. 1999), and Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. v. Legal Services Corp., 462 F.3d 219, 229–33 (2d Cir. 2006), cases involving similar organization-wide limitations applied to recipients of federal funding. This guidance clarifies that an independent organization affiliated with a recipient of Leadership Act funds need not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking for the recipient to maintain compliance with the policy requirement. The independent affiliate’s position on these issues will have no effect on the recipient organization’s eligibility for Leadership Act funds, so long as the affiliate satisfies the criteria for objective integrity and independence detailed in the guidance. By ensuring adequate separation between the recipient and affiliate organizations, these criteria guard against a public perception that the affiliate’s views on prostitution and sex-trafficking maybe attributed to the recipient organization and thus to the government, thereby avoiding the risk of confusing the Government’s message opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. This guidance may be shared with HHS implementing partners. Guidance: HHS contractors, grantees and recipients of cooperative agreements (‘‘Recipients’’) must have objective integrity and independence from any affiliated organization that engages in activities inconsistent with a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking (‘‘restricted activities’’). A recipient will be found to have objective integrity and independence from such organization if: (1) The affiliated organization is a legally separate entity; (2) The affiliated organization receives no transfer or Leadership Act funds, and Leadership Act funds do not subsidize restricted activities; and (3) The Recipient is physically and financially separate from the affiliated organization. Mere bookkeeping separation of Leadership Act funds from other funds is not sufficient. HHS will determine, on a case-by-case basis and based on the totality of the facts, whether sufficient physical and financial separation exists. The presence or absence of any one or more factors will not be determinative. Factors E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1

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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 August 20, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice 
President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
    1. Pan American Acquisition, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
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Financial Group, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of 
Pan American Bank, both of Chicago, Illinois.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
    1. Central Bancompany, Inc., Jefferson City, Missouri; to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of Millstadt Bancshares, Inc., and 
thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First National Bank of 
Millstadt, both of Millstadt, Illinois.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, July 23, 2007.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-14446 Filed 7-25-07; 8:45 am]
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