Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 61883-61884 [E7-21502]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices On June 15, 2007, the Commission released the VoIP TRS Order, published at 72 FR 43546, August 6, 2007, WC Docket No. 04–36, CG Docket No. 03–123, WT Docket No. 96–198 and CC Docket No. 92–105, FCC 07–110. In the VoIP TRS Order, the Commission extended to providers of interconnected VoIP services the application of its preexisting TRS rules under sections 225 and 255 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Among other things, the VoIP TRS Order required interconnected VoIP providers to offer 711 abbreviated dialing access to TRS ‘‘to ensure that TRS calls can be made from any telephone, anywhere in the United States, and that such calls will be properly routed to the appropriate relay center.’’ On September 14, 2007, the VON Coalition filed a ‘‘Motion for Stay or Waiver,’’ asking the Commission to stay the effective date of the TRS requirements, including the 711 dialing requirement, as applied to interconnected VoIP providers or, in the alternative, to waive those requirements. On September 21, 2007, USTelecom filed a petition requesting a two-year waiver for interconnected VoIP providers of the requirement that they route emergency 711 calls to a TRS provider capable of determining the appropriate PSAP to call to respond to an emergency. On September 21, 2007, Hamilton—a provider of traditional TRS services in various states—filed a request for waiver of the TRS emergency call handling requirements, as applied to traditional TRS providers’ handling of 711 calls that originate on interconnected VoIP networks. This is a summary of the Commission’s public notice in document DA 07–4178, IP-Enabled Services; Implementation of Sections 255 and 251(a)(2) of The Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by The Telecommunications Act of 1996: Access to Telecommunications Service, Telecommunications Equipment and Customer Premises Equipment by Persons with Disabilities; Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities; The Use of N11 Codes and other Abbreviated Dialing Arrangements, WC Docket No. 04–36, CG Docket No. 03–123, WT Docket No. 96–198 and CC Docket No. 92–105, adopted October 9, 2007, released October 9, 2007. Document DA 07–4178 also contains a separate order granting in part and denying in part the petitions mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:40 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 for stay or waiver filed by the VON Coalition, USTelecom, and Hamilton. Pursuant to § 1.1206 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.1206, this matter shall be treated as a ‘‘permit-butdisclose’’ proceeding in which ex parte communications are subject to disclosure. Synopsis In document DA 07–4178, the Commission seeks comment on the petitions for stay or waiver filed by the VON Coalition, USTelecom, and Hamilton. In particular, the Commission seeks comment on technical solutions to the ability of interconnected VoIP providers to route all 711 calls to an appropriate relay center—defined as the relay center(s) serving the state in which the caller is geographically located, or the relay center(s) corresponding to the caller’s last registered address—and to the ability of a relay center to identify the appropriate PSAP to call when receiving an emergency call via 711 and an interconnected VoIP service. The Commission expects that interconnected VoIP providers, relay service providers, and members of the industry and community will work closely together to achieve a solution as expeditiously as possible that will enable emergency 711 calls placed through interconnected VoIP providers to be handled in accordance with the Commission’s emergency call handling procedures. Federal Communications Commission. Catherine W. Seidel, Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. [FR Doc. E7–21523 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Notice of Agency Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2007, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in closed session, pursuant to section 552b(c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(6), (c)(8), and (9)(A)(ii) of Title 5, United States Code, to consider matters relating to the Corporation’s supervisory and corporate activities. The meeting will be held in the Board Room on the sixth floor of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61883 to Mr. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7122. Dated: October 29, 2007. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–21545 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–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 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 November 26, 2007. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528: 1. First National Bancshares, Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina; to acquire 100 percent of the voting securities of Carolina National Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Carolina National Bank and Trust E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 61884 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 211 / Thursday, November 1, 2007 / Notices Company, both of Columbia, South Carolina. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 29, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–21502 Filed 10–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Sunshine Act Meeting Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. TIME AND DATE: 11:30 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2007. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel actions (appointments, promotions, assignments, reassignments, and salary actions) involving individual Federal Reserve System employees. 2. Any items carried forward from a previously announced meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office of Board Members at 202–452–2955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may call 202–452–3206 beginning at approximately 5 p.m. two business days before the meeting for a recorded announcement of bank and bank holding company applications scheduled for the meeting; or you may contact the Board’s Web site at https:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Dated: October 29, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 07–5459 Filed 10–30–07; 1:05 pm] BILLING CODE 6210–01–M FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. 061 0281] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Owens Corning; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Proposed Consent Agreement. SUMMARY: The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition. The attached VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:47 Oct 31, 2007 Jkt 214001 Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the draft complaint and the terms of the consent order—embodied in the consent agreement—that would settle these allegations. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments. Comments should refer to ‘‘Owens Corning, File No. 061 0281,’’ 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 to the following address: Federal Trade Commission/ Office of the Secretary, Room 135-H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580. Comments containing confidential material must be filed in paper form, must be clearly labeled ‘‘Confidential,’’ and must comply with Commission Rule 4.9(c). 16 CFR 4.9(c) (2005).1 The FTC is requesting that any comment filed in paper form be sent by courier or overnight service, if possible, because U.S. postal mail in the Washington area and at the Commission is subject to delay due to heightened security precautions. Comments that do not contain any nonpublic information may instead be filed in electronic form as part of or as an attachment to email messages directed to the following email box: consentagreement@ftc.gov. 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, whether filed in paper or electronic form, will be considered by the Commission, and will be available to the public on the FTC website, to the extent practicable, at 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 website. More information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, may be found in the FTC’s privacy policy, at https://www.ftc.gov/ ftc/privacy.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wallace W. Easterling (202) 326-2936, Bureau of Competition, Room NJ-6264, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580. 1 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). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 38 Stat. 721, 15 U.S.C. 46(f), and § 2.34 of the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 CFR 2.34, notice is hereby given that the above-captioned consent agreement containing a consent order to cease and desist, having been filed with and accepted, subject to final approval, by the Commission, has been placed on the public record for a period of thirty (30) days. The following Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes the terms of the consent agreement, and the allegations in the complaint. An electronic copy of the full text of the consent agreement package can be obtained from the FTC Home Page (for October 26, 2007), on the World Wide Web, at https:// www.ftc.gov/os/2007/10/index.htm. A paper copy can be obtained from the FTC Public Reference Room, Room 130H, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580, either in person or by calling (202) 326-2222. Public comments are invited, and may be filed with the Commission in either paper or electronic form. All comments should be filed as prescribed in the ADDRESSES section above, and must be received on or before the date specified in the DATES section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order to Aid Public Comment I. Introduction The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has accepted, subject to final approval, an Agreement Containing Consent Order from Owens Corning (‘‘Respondent’’). The Consent Agreement is intended to resolve anticompetitive effects stemming from Owens Corning’s proposed acquisition of certain glass fiber reinforcements and composite fabric assets from Compagnie de Saint Gobain (‘‘Saint Gobain). The Consent Agreement includes a proposed Decision and Order which requires Respondent Owens Corning to divest its North American Continuous Filament Mat (‘‘CFM’’) Business, which includes the CFM production facility in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, the Marbles Furnace in Anderson, South Carolina, which supplies the Huntingdon facility, and related technology and other assets used in the CFM business. The proposed Decision and Order also requires the licensing of all Owens Corning intellectual property related to the production of CFM and certain CFM furnace technology. Owens Corning and Saint Gobain originally planned to combine their respective glass fiber reinforcement businesses in a new entity to be called Owens Corning Vetrotex Reinforcements. The new entity was to E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 211 (Thursday, November 1, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61883-61884]
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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 November 26, 2007.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice 
President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:
    1. First National Bancshares, Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina; to 
acquire 100 percent of the voting securities of Carolina National 
Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Carolina 
National Bank and Trust

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Company, both of Columbia, South Carolina.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 29, 
2007.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-21502 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]
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