Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 71689-71690 [E7-24481]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24462 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES Sunshine Act; Notice of Agency Meeting BILLING CODE 6714–01–P Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet in open session at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, to consider the following matters: SUMMARY AGENDA: No substantive discussion of the following items is anticipated. These matters will be resolved with a single vote unless a member of the Board of Directors requests that an item be moved to the discussion agenda. Disposition of minutes of previous Board of Directors’ meetings. Summary reports, status reports, and reports of actions taken pursuant to authority delegated by the Board of Directors. Memorandum and resolution re: Proposed Revisions to the FDIC’s Minority and Women Outreach Program Contracting Regulation. Memorandum and resolution re: Conforming Amendments to the FDIC Rules and Regulations Due to the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006. Memorandum and resolution re: Amendments to Statement of Policy on Bank Merger Transactions. Memorandum and resolution re: Statement of Policy for section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. DISCUSSION AGENDA: Memorandum and resolution re: Proposed 2008 Corporate Operating Budget. Memorandum and resolution re: Claims and Large-Bank Modernization— Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Memorandum and resolution re: Late Assessment Penalties Delegations and Amendments. 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. The FDIC will provide attendees with auxiliary aids (e.g., sign language interpretation) required for this meeting. Those attendees needing such assistance should call (703) 562–6067 (Voice or TTY), to make necessary arrangements. Requests for further information concerning the meeting may be directed to Ms. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7122. Dated: December 12, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Sunshine Act; 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 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 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), (9)(A)(ii), (9)(B), and (10) 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 to Ms. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary of the Corporation, at (202) 898–7122. Dated: December 12, 2007. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie J. Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24463 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank Holding Companies The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than January 2, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71689 A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Donald V. Watkins, Miami Beach, Florida, and Donald V. Watkins, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama; to acquire voting shares of Alamerica BancCorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Alamerica Bank, both of Birmingham, Alabama. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 13, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–24480 Filed 12–17–07; 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 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 January 11, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. FBOP Corporation, Oak Park, Illinois; to acquire up to 24.9 percent of the voting shares of PFF Bancorp, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, California, and E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 71690 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2007 / Notices thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of PFF Bank and Trust, Pomona, California, and thereby engage in operating a savings association, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 13, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc.E7–24481 Filed 12–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [PBS–N01] Notice of Availability to Distribute a Record of Decision for the Construction of a New U.S. Commercial Port of Entry in Derby Line, Vermont FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Public Buildings Service, GSA. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA), along with the Federal Highway Administration and the Vermont Agency of Transportation as cooperating agencies, announces its intent to distribute a Record of Decision (ROD) prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, 42 USC 4321—4347 (NEPA) that documents GSA’s efforts to assess the potential impacts of the construction of a new U.S. Commercial Port of Entry in Derby Line, Vermont (the ‘‘Proposed Action’’). At the request of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the GSA is proposing to construct a new Commercial Port of Entry which meets their needs as well as the design requirements of GSA. The existing Port of Entry site and facilities are inefficient and are very difficult to maneuver through, especially for large trucks, resulting in extensive queuing and delays. Additionally, all building spaces are currently fully occupied and there is no swing or vacant space that could be utilized to house the additional requirements at this site. Due to the current layout, expansion of existing spaces is not possible. Due to organizational changes within CBP in the past few years, as well as changes in requirements and usage of the Port of Entry, the existing facility is outdated and no longer adequately meets its current or future requirements. The Proposed Action has been defined and includes: (a) Identification of land requirements, including acquisition of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Dec 17, 2007 Jkt 214001 adjoining land; (b) demolition of existing government structures at the Port of Entry; (c) construction of a main administration building and ancillary support buildings; and (d) consequent potential alterations to Route I–91 and secondary roads. Studied alternatives have identified alternative locations for the components of the Port of Entry including the main administration and ancillary support buildings, the associated roadway network and parking. A No–Action alternative has also been studied and evaluates the consequences of not constructing the new facility. This alternative has been included to provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1002.14(d)). DATES: January 17, 2008. David M. Drevinsky P.E., PMP, Regional Environmental Quality Advocate, U.S. General Services Administration, 10 Causeway Street, Room 975, Boston, MA 02222. Fax: (617) 565—5967. Phone: (617) 565—6596. E-mail: david.drevinsky@gsa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Distribution: GSA will distribute 10 copies of the Record of Decision to the Haskell Free Library, 96 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, Vermont, the Daily Memorial Library, 101 Jr. High Drive, Derby, Vermont and the Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, Newport, Vermont. Dated: December 11, 2007. Glenn C. Rotondo, Assistant Regional Administrator, Public Buildings Service, New England Region. Record of Decision The U.S. General Services Administration has published a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the following project: New U.S. Commercial Port of Entry Derby Line, Vermont Purpose and Need The purpose of the proposed project is to replace the undersized and functionally obsolete Commercial Port of Entry at Derby Line with a new facility that meets the needs of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP), complies with the design requirements of GSA, and provides efficient and safe inspection and processing of vehicles and people at the border crossing. The proposed project is needed because the size and conditions of the existing buildings, as well as the overall site configuration, are substandard, preventing the agencies assigned to the PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 port from adequately fulfilling their respective missions. This condition has become more noticeable in recent years due to the increase in commercial truck traffic and heightened security at the border following the terrorist attacks in 2001. The deficiencies with the existing facilities have led to extensive traffic delays for vehicles entering the U.S., frequently resulting in backups of over one mile on Highway 55 in Canada. The deficiencies fall into three broad categories: 1) building deficiencies, 2) overall site deficiencies, and 3) insufficient security. Alternatives The following alternatives were analyzed to determine which best satisfied the project’s purpose and need: The No–Build Alternative Under the No–Build Alternative, operation of the Port of Entry would continue at its existing location using the existing facilities. With the exception of minor repairs and upgrades to existing buildings, no new construction or demolition would take place. No new inspection lanes or facilities would be built. The Selected Alternative The selected alternative (the Build Alternative) consists of a new facility on the existing property and requires the full or partial acquisition of several adjacent parcels. The Build Alternative was identified as GSA’s preferred alternative in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and as the selected alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, because it best satisfied the project’s purpose and need with the least adverse environmental impact. Three alternatives—Alternatives 1, 2, and 3— were developed to locate the new port facilities within different configurations on the existing port site. However none of these alternatives were found to be feasible from a traffic engineering perspective, as described below. Alternatives Dismissed Alternative No. 1 would locate the Main Port Building to the east of the existing Port Building, generally in the undeveloped area situated between the northbound lanes of Route I–91 and the Caswell Avenue exit ramp. The primary inspection lanes/booths would be connected to the building’s northwest corner and the Non–Commercial Secondary Inspection Building would be connected to the south. A combined Commercial Secondary Inspection and NII Building would be located to the west–southwest of the Main Port E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 18, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71689-71690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24481]


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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.  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 January 11, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice 
President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690-1414:
    1. FBOP Corporation, Oak Park, Illinois; to acquire up to 24.9 
percent of the voting shares of PFF Bancorp, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, 
California, and

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thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of PFF Bank and Trust, Pomona, 
California, and thereby engage in operating a savings association, 
pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 13, 
2007.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc.E7-24481 Filed 12-17-07; 8:45 am]
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