Notice of Proposals To Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or To Acquire Companies That Are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 3970-3971 [E8-1080]

Download as PDF 3970 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices I. General Information A. Does this Action Apply to Me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you are an agricultural producer, food manufacturer, or pesticide manufacturer. Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should carefully examine the applicability provisions in Unit II. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES B. What Should I Consider as I Prepare My Comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD-ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information so marked will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in 40 CFR part 2. 2. Tips for preparing your comments. When submitting comments, remember to: i. Identify the document by docket ID number and other identifying information (subject heading, Federal Register date and page number). ii. Follow directions. The Agency may ask you to respond to specific questions or organize comments by referencing a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part or section number. iii. Explain why you agree or disagree; suggest alternatives and substitute language for your requested changes. iv. Describe any assumptions and provide any technical information and/ or data that you used. v. If you estimate potential costs or burdens, explain how you arrived at your estimate in sufficient detail to allow for it to be reproduced. vi. Provide specific examples to illustrate your concerns and suggest alternatives. vii. Explain your views as clearly as possible, avoiding the use of profanity or personal threats. viii. Make sure to submit your comments by the comment period deadline identified. II. What Action is the Agency Taking? Under section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. 136p), at the discretion of the Administrator, a Federal or State agency may be exempted from any provision of FIFRA if the Administrator determines that emergency conditions exist which require the exemption. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has requested the Administrator to issue a specific exemption for the use of chlorantraniliprole on rice seed to control rice water weevil. Information in accordance with 40 CFR part 166 was submitted as part of this request. As part of this request, the Applicant asserts that rice water weevil infestations are becoming a severe pest problem in Louisiana. The favorable climatic conditions, abundant native habitat, persistent larvae population throughout growing season, and inadequate pest management options against the larvae of rice water weevil have allowed for the proliferation of this pest. In addition, the currently registered insecticides most effective against rice water weevil are highly toxic to crawfish, a major economic commodity of Louisiana co-cultivated in rice fields or adjacent to them. The use of chlorantraniliprole is justified by reference to the following factors: (1) The severity of the rice water weevil as a pest of rice in Louisiana; (2) the inadequacy of the insecticides currently registered for use in rice against rice water weevil; (3) the expected reduced negative impact on crawfish production; (4) efficacious demonstration against the larvae of rice water weevil; and 5) the potential for incidental control of minor, sporadic rice pests. Economic losses can occur due to the removal of root tissue in young rice plants by the larvae of rice PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 water weevil, resulting in decreased grain yield at harvest. The Applicant states that significant economic losses will be suffered without the requested use. The Applicant proposes to make no more than a single application of chlorantraniliprole per acre, at seeding, on maximum of 160,000 acres of rice in the state of Louisiana. Chlorantraniliprole will be applied to rice seeds at certified seed treatment facilities only. The use would begin after March 1, 2008 and end before August 1, 2008. A maximum of 6,875 gallons of formulated product (32,320 lbs. active ingredient) could be used under this exemption, if authorized. This notice does not constitute a decision by EPA on the application itself. The regulations governing section 18 of FIFRA require publication of a notice of receipt of an application for a specific exemption proposing use of a new chemical (i.e., an active ingredient) which has not been registered by EPA. The notice provides an opportunity for public comment on the application. The Agency will review and consider all comments received during the comment period in determining whether to issue the specific exemption requested by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: January 4, 2008. Daniel J. Rosenblatt, Acting Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. E8–875 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–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 E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices 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 February 6, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. Evolve Financial Group, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee;, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of AFS Investment Advisors, Inc., Austin, Texas, and thereby engage in investment advisory activities, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(i) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 17, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–1080 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice provides an update of the HHS poverty guidelines to account for last calendar year’s increase in prices as measured by the Consumer Price Index. DATES: Effective Date: Date of publication, unless an office administering a program using the guidelines specifies a different effective date for that particular program. ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 404E, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about how the guidelines VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:31 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 are used or how income is defined in a particular program, contact the Federal, State, or local office that is responsible for that program. Contact information for two frequently requested programs is given below: For information about the Hill-Burton Uncompensated Services Program (free or reduced-fee health care services at certain hospitals and other facilities for persons meeting eligibility criteria involving the poverty guidelines), contact the Office of the Director, Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery, Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS, Room 10–105, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. To speak to a person, call (301) 443–5656. To receive a Hill-Burton information package, call 1–800–638– 0742 (for callers outside Maryland) or 1–800–492–0359 (for callers in Maryland). You also may visit http:// www.hrsa.gov/hillburton/default.htm. The Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery notes that as set by 42 CFR 124.505(b), the effective date of this update of the poverty guidelines for facilities obligated under the HillBurton Uncompensated Services Program is sixty days from the date of this publication. For information about the percentage multiple of the poverty guidelines to be used on immigration forms such as USCIS Form I–864, Affidavit of Support, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at 1–800–375– 5283 or visit http://www.uscis.gov/files/ form/I-864p.pdf. For information about the number of people in poverty or about the Census Bureau poverty thresholds, visit the Poverty section of the Census Bureau’s Web site at http://www.census.gov/ hhes/www/poverty.html or contact the Census Bureau’s Demographic Call Center Staff at (301) 763–2422 or 1–866– 758–1060 (toll-free). For general questions about the poverty guidelines themselves, contact Gordon Fisher, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 404E, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201— telephone: (202) 690–7507—or visit http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to update, at least annually, the poverty guidelines, which shall be used as an eligibility criterion for the PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3971 Community Services Block Grant program. The poverty guidelines also are used as an eligibility criterion by a number of other Federal programs. The poverty guidelines issued here are a simplified version of the poverty thresholds that the Census Bureau uses to prepare its estimates of the number of individuals and families in poverty. As required by law, this update is accomplished by increasing the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds by the relevant percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U). The guidelines in this 2008 notice reflect the 2.8 percent price increase between calendar years 2006 and 2007. After this inflation adjustment, the guidelines are rounded and adjusted to standardize the differences between family sizes. The same calculation procedure was used this year as in previous years. (Note that these 2008 guidelines are roughly equal to the poverty thresholds for calendar year 2007 which the Census Bureau expects to publish in final form in August 2008.) The guideline figures shown represent annual income. 2008 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Persons in family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... Poverty guideline $10,400 14,000 17,600 21,200 24,800 28,400 32,000 35,600 For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,600 for each additional person. 2008 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR ALASKA Persons in family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... .................................................... Poverty guideline $13,000 17,500 22,000 26,500 31,000 35,500 40,000 44,500 For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,500 for each additional person. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3970-3971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1080]


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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. [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

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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 February 6, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
    1. Evolve Financial Group, Inc., Cordova, Tennessee;, to acquire 
100 percent of the voting shares of AFS Investment Advisors, Inc., 
Austin, Texas, and thereby engage in investment advisory activities, 
pursuant to section 225.28(b)(6)(i) of Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 17, 
2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-1080 Filed 1-22-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S