Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 46486-46487 [E7-16296]

Download as PDF 46486 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices incurred by PANYNJ in defending the AMP action. Karen V. Gregory, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16268 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM pwalker on PROD1PC71 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 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 September 14, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Anderen Financial of TampaBay, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Anderen Bank of Tampa Bay, Palm Harbor, Florida (in organization). 2. Banco Popular Espanol, S.A., Madrid, Spain; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 percent of the voting shares of TotalBank, Miami, Florida. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. SB Bancorp, Inc., DeForest, Wisconsin; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Settlers Bank, DeForest, Wisconsin (in organization). C. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. M & P Community Bancshares, Inc. 401(k) Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Newport, Arkansas; to acquire additional voting shares, not to exceed 32 percent of the total voting shares of M & P Community Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Merchants & Planters Bank, both of Newport, Arkansas, and Greers Ferry Lake State Bank, Heber Springs, Arkansas. D. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Tracy Basinger, Director, Regional and Community Bank Group) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105-1579: 1. Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo, California; to acquire 5.31 percent of the voting shares of Chemical Financial Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Chemical Bank, both of Midland, Michigan. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 15, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–16295 Filed 8–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. 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 the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than September 4, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne MacEwen, Bank Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001: 1. Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones S.A., Panama City, Republic of Panama; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Bladex Asset Managment, New York, New York, in serving as investment adviser, including sponsoring, organizing and managing a closed-end investment company, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(i); furnishing general economic information and advice, general economic statistical forecasting services, and industry studies, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(ii); providing advice in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, capital structurings, financing transactions and similar transactions, and conducting financial feasibility studies, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(iii); providing information, statistical forecasting, and advice with respect to any transaction in foreign exchange, swaps, and similar transactions, commodities, and any forward contract, option, future, option on a future, and similar instruments, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(iv); providing educational courses, and instructional materials to consumers on individual financial management matters, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(v); and providing taxplanning and tax-preparation services to any person, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(vi), all of Regulation Y. In addition, Applicant also has applied to engage in providing administrative services to mutual funds, including, but not limited do, recordkeeping, providing legal and regulatory advice, developing compliance procedures, preparing reports and tax returns, and coordinating with the funds’ other advisers and service providers. See E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 160 / Monday, August 20, 2007 / Notices Dresdner Bank AG, 82 Federal Reserve Bulletin 676 (1996). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 15, 2007. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc.E7–16296 Filed 8–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Extension Federal Trade Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The information collection requirements described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’). The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is seeking public comments on its proposal to extend through June 30, 2010, the current OMB clearance for information collection requirements contained in its Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (‘‘Used Car Rule’’ or ‘‘Rule’’). That clearance expires on December 31, 2007. DATES: Comments must be filed by October 19, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Used Car Rule: FTC Matter No. P067609,’’ 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, with two complete copies, to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Room H–135 (Annex J), 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20580. Because paper mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay, please consider submitting your comments in electronic form, as prescribed below. However, if the comment contains any material for which confidential treatment is requested, it must be filed in paper form, and the first page of the document must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential.’’1 1 Commission Rule 4.2(d), 16 CFR 4.2(d). The comment must be accompanied by an explicit request for confidential treatment, including the factual and legal basis for the request, 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Aug 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted by following the instructions on the web-based form at https://secure.commentworks.com/ftcUsedCarRule. To ensure that the Commission considers an electronic comment, you must file it on the webbased form at the https:// secure.commentworks.com/ftcUsedCarRule weblink. If this notice appears at http://www.regulations.gov, you may also file an electronic comment through that Web site. The Commission will consider all comments that regulations.gov forwards to it. 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 will be considered by the Commission and will be available to the public on the FTC Web site, to the extent practicable, at http://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: Requests for additional information should be addressed to John C. Hallerud, Attorney, Midwest Region, Federal Trade Commission, 55 West Monroe, Suite 1825, Chicago, Illinois 60603, (312) 960-5634. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, federal agencies must obtain approval from OMB for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ means agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 44 U.S.C. 3502(3); 5 CFR 1320.3(c). As required by section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the FTC is providing this opportunity for public comment before requesting that OMB extend the existing paperwork clearance for the regulations noted herein. The FTC invites comments on: (1) Whether the required collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the required collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46487 (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before October 19, 2007. The Used Car Rule facilitates informed purchasing decisions by requiring used car dealers to disclose information about warranty coverage, if any, and the mechanical condition of used cars that they offer for sale. The Rule requires that used car dealers display a form called a ‘‘Buyers Guide’’ on each used car offered for sale that, among other things, discloses information about warranty coverage. Burden statement: Estimated total annual hours burden: 2,250,000 hours. The Rule has no recordkeeping requirements. The estimated burden relating solely to disclosure requirements is 2,250,000 hours. As explained in more detail below, this estimate is based on the number of used car dealers (approximately 63,000 2 ), the number of used cars sold by dealers annually (approximately 28,029,000 3 ), and the time needed to fulfill the information collection tasks required by the Rule.4 The Rule requires that used car dealers display a one-page, double-sided Buyers Guide on each used car that they offer for sale. The component tasks associated with the Rule’s required display of Buyers Guides include: (1) ordering and stocking Buyers Guide forms; (2) entering applicable data on Buyers Guides; (3) posting the Buyers Guides on vehicles; (4) making any necessary revisions in Buyers Guides; and (5) complying with the Rule’s requirements for sales conducted in Spanish. 2 CNW Marketing Research, Inc. CNW lists franchised outlets with used car operations as 19,017 and independent used car outlets as 43,521 in June 2007, for a total of 62,538 outlets. Staff rounded that figure to 63,000. 3 Id. 4 Some dealers opt to contract with outside contractors to perform the various tasks associated with complying with the Rule. Staff assumes that outside contractors would require about the same amount of time and incur similar cost as dealers to perform these tasks. Accordingly, the hour and cost burden totals shown, while referring to ‘‘dealers,’’ incorporate the time and cost borne by outside companies in performing the tasks associated with the Rule. E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 160 (Monday, August 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46486-46487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16296]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking 
Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible 
Nonbanking Activities

    The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 
4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and 
Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or 
control voting securities or assets of a company, including the 
companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a 
subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in 
Sec. [thinsp]225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board 
has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and 
permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these 
activities will be conducted throughout the United States.
    Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank 
indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the 
offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their 
views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the 
standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. 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 the applications must be 
received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of 
Governors not later than September 4, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne MacEwen, Bank 
Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. Banco Latinoamericano de Exportaciones S.A., Panama City, 
Republic of Panama; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, Bladex 
Asset Managment, New York, New York, in serving as investment adviser, 
including sponsoring, organizing and managing a closed-end investment 
company, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(i); furnishing general 
economic information and advice, general economic statistical 
forecasting services, and industry studies, pursuant to section 
225.28(b)(6)(ii); providing advice in connection with mergers, 
acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, leveraged 
buyouts, recapitalizations, capital structurings, financing 
transactions and similar transactions, and conducting financial 
feasibility studies, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(iii); providing 
information, statistical forecasting, and advice with respect to any 
transaction in foreign exchange, swaps, and similar transactions, 
commodities, and any forward contract, option, future, option on a 
future, and similar instruments, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(iv); 
providing educational courses, and instructional materials to consumers 
on individual financial management matters, pursuant to section 
225.28(b)(6)(v); and providing tax-planning and tax-preparation 
services to any person, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(vi), all of 
Regulation Y. In addition, Applicant also has applied to engage in 
providing administrative services to mutual funds, including, but not 
limited do, recordkeeping, providing legal and regulatory advice, 
developing compliance procedures, preparing reports and tax returns, 
and coordinating with the funds' other advisers and service providers. 
See

[[Page 46487]]

Dresdner Bank AG, 82 Federal Reserve Bulletin 676 (1996).

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 15, 
2007.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc.E7-16296 Filed 8-19-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S