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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2007 / Notices of the Loewenstein group; and Karl Randecker, Jr., Cozad, Nebraska, individually and as a member of the Randecker group; to acquire control of Stamford Banco, Inc., Stamford, Nebraska, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Community Bank, Alma, Nebraska. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 21, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–25158 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] holding company, by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Great Western Bancorporation, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Great Western Bank, Watertown, South Dakota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 21, 2007. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E7–25157 Filed 12–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 January 18, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne MacEwen, Bank Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001: 1. National Australia Bank Limited, Melbourne, Australia; to become a bank VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:27 Dec 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AHRQ’s Grant-Supported Research on Healthcare Costs, Productivity, and Market Forces.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by Email at doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477 or by E-mail at doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project ‘‘Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AHRQ’s Grant-Supported Research on Healthcare Costs, Productivity, and Market Forces’’ The proposed information collection will support AHRQ’s efforts to systematically review the effectiveness PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73825 of its grant-supported research on healthcare costs, productivity, and market forces since the late 1990s. In the first phase of its ongoing evaluation, AHRQ determined it had funded 149 grants in the area of cost, productivity, organization and market forces since the late 1990s (Krissik, Lake and Gold, 2007). Prior to this proposed information collection, no evaluation of these grants and their effects has been conducted. Collecting such information through a survey of the 149 grantees will assist AHRQ in its mission of supporting the synthesis and dissemination of available scientific evidence for use by patients, consumers, practitioners, providers, purchasers, policymakers, and educators. The survey will provide information on grant activities that is not currently available, including up-to-date information on grantee dissemination activities and feedback on AHRQ’s role in supporting research and dissemination. A survey of the universe of grantees who were funded to carry out the abovedescribed health services research work offers a rational and scientific approach to collecting data on the impact of AHRQ’s research in this area that is otherwise not currently available. The survey will be an integral part of AHRQ’s overall evaluation, which attempts to describe the research and the pathways through which research findings that it has supported are disseminated and used. The survey interviews principal investigators about their grant research projects and will capture data that systematically track grant outcomes, providing information on: (1) The main substantive findings from the work and the ways they have been communicated; (2) known impacts of the work to date; (3) linkage of work to other research in the field; (4) grantee ratings of the support that AHRQ provided before, during, and after award and how AHRQ services for grantees could be improved; and, (5) grantee perceptions of AHRQ’s role in research funding in this area and how sponsor interest influences the topics that are addressed. Method of Collection A web-based questionnaire will be used to conduct the survey with AHRQ grantees. A self-administered mode was selected for this survey because respondents may need to look up information in order to answer some questions. A self-administered mode allows respondents to complete the survey at their own pace and schedule. 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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 January 18, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Anne MacEwen, Bank 
Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. National Australia Bank Limited, Melbourne, Australia; to become 
a bank holding company, by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares 
of Great Western Bancorporation, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska, and thereby 
indirectly acquire voting shares of Great Western Bank, Watertown, 
South Dakota.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 21, 
2007.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E7-25157 Filed 12-27-07; 8:45 am]
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