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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / Notices indicators in its Draft Report on the Environment (ROE) Technical Document (TD), and its publicly oriented companion document, the Draft Report on the Environment (ROE), both released in 2003. For the 2008 EPA ROE, both the proposed indicators included in the report and the complete draft document were subjected to rigorous, independent, and external peer review, as well as public comment. Complete documentation of the peer review process and responses are available at http://www.epa.gov/ ncea.roe. Thus, EPA has revised, updated, and refined the 2003 draft ROE in response to scientific developments, as well as feedback from EPA’s Science Advisory Board and stakeholders. As a result, the 2008 EPA ROE provides both an update and an improvement over the 2003 draft edition. EPA is also producing a Highlights of Conditions and Trends document, which summarizes the findings of the 2008 EPA ROE in an easier-tounderstand format. The Highlights Document is expected to be publicly available later in the year. EPA is committed to releasing periodic updates of the ROE so that information on environmental conditions and trends can be provided to interested members of the public. Dated: May 13, 2008. George Gray, Assistant Administrator, Office of Research and Development. [FR Doc. E8–11132 Filed 5–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 June 4, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 May 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Todd Offenbacker, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. Scott K. Martinsen, Overland Park, Kansas, and Dean A. Lanier, Leavenworth, Kansas, as co–trustees for the CCB Financial Corporation Voting Trust and the Thompson Family Trusts and as members of the Thompson Family Group, to acquire control of CCB Financial Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Country Club Bank, National Association, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and MidAmerican Bank and Trust Company, National Association, Leavenworth, Kansas. 2. Scott K. Martinsen, Overland Park, Kansas, and Dean A. Lanier, Leavenworth, Kansas, as co–trustees for the Thompson Family Trusts and as members of the Thompson Family Group, to acquire control of MidAmerican Bancshares, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, and thereby indirectly acquire control of Allen Bank and Trust Company, Harrisonville, Missouri. 3. Platte County Bancshares Voting Trust and by Scott K. Martinsen, Overland Park, Kansas, and Dean A. Lanier, Leavenworth, Kansas, as co– trustees for the Platte County Bancshares Voting Trust and as members of the Thompson family group, to acquire control of Platte County Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire control of Platte Valley Bank of Missouri, both in Platte City, Missouri. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 15, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–11234 Filed 5–19–08; 8:45 am] 29135 Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The applications 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 June 13, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Jacqueline G. King, Community Affairs Officer) 90 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55480–0291: 1. Charter Bankshares, Inc., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Peregrine Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Community Bank Corporation, both of Chaska, Minnesota. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 15, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–11235 Filed 5–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 6210–01–S FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Consumer Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting of the Consumer Advisory Council 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Consumer Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, June 19, 2008. The meeting, which will be open to public observation, will take place at the Federal Reserve Board’s offices in Washington, DC, in Dining Room E on the Terrace Level of the Martin Building. Anyone planning to attend the meeting should, for security purposes, register no later than Tuesday, June 17, by completing the form found online at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/secure/ forms/cacregistration.cfm. Additionally, attendees must present photo identification to enter the building. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 1 p.m. The E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1 29136 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 20, 2008 / Notices Martin Building is located on C Street, NW., between 20th and 21st Streets. The Council’s function is to advise the Board on the exercise of the Board’s responsibilities under various consumer financial services laws and on other matters on which the Board seeks its advice. Time permitting, the Council will discuss the following topics: • Proposed rules regarding credit cards and overdraft services. Members will discuss the Board’s proposal under the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices by banks in connection with credit card accounts and overdraft services for deposit accounts. The proposed changes to the Board’s Regulation AA (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) would be complemented by separate proposals under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and the Truth in Savings Act (Regulation DD). • Proposed rules on risk-based pricing notices. Members will discuss proposed regulations that generally would require a creditor to provide a consumer with a risk-based pricing notice when, based in whole or in part on the consumer’s credit report, the creditor offers or provides credit to the consumer on terms less favorable than those it offers or provides to other consumers. The proposal would implement section 311 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Reports by committees and other matters initiated by Council members also may be discussed. Persons wishing to submit views to the Council on any of the above topics may do so by sending written statements to Jennifer Kerslake, Secretary of the Consumer Advisory Council, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC 20551. Information about this meeting may be obtained from Ms. Kerslake, 202–452–6470. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2008. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–11161 Filed 5–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:00 May 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM); Peer Review Panel Report on the Validation Status of New Versions and Applications of the Murine Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA): A Test Method for Assessing the Allergic Contact Dermatitis Potential of Chemicals and Products: Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comments National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NICEATM, in collaboration with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), convened an independent international scientific peer review panel on March 4–6, 2008 to evaluate new versions and applications of the LLNA for assessing the allergic contact dermatitis potential of chemicals and products. The peer review panel (‘‘the Panel’’) report from this meeting is now available. The report contains (1) the Panel’s evaluation of the validation status of the methods and (2) the Panel’s comments and conclusions on draft ICCVAM test method recommendations. NICEATM invites public comment on the Panel’s report. The report is available on the NICEATM–ICCVAM Web site at http:// iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/methods/ immunotox/llna_PeerPanel.htm or by contacting NICEATM at the address given below. DATES: Written comments on the Panel report should be received by July 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted preferably electronically via the NICEATM–ICCVAM Web site at http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/contact/ FR_pubcomment.htm. Comments can also be submitted by e-mail to niceatm@niehs.nih.gov. Written comments can be sent by mail or fax to Dr. William S. Stokes, Director, NICEATM, NIH/NIEHS, P.O. Box 12233, MD EC–17, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, (phone) 919–541–2384, (fax) 919–541–0947. Courier address: NICEATM, 79 T.W. Alexander Drive, Building 4401, Room 3128, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. William S. Stokes, Director, NICEATM (919–541–2384 or niceatm@niehs.nih.gov). PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In January 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission submitted a nomination to NICEATM and ICCVAM to assess the validation status of (1) The use of the LLNA to determine potency for hazard classification purposes; (2) LLNA protocols using non-radioactive procedures; (3) the LLNA limit dose procedure; and (4) the use of the LLNA to test mixtures, aqueous solutions, and metals (i.e., an updated assessment of the applicability domain of the LLNA). In June 2007, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) endorsed these activities as high priorities for ICCVAM. NICEATM, on behalf of ICCVAM, also sought input from the public on these activities and requested data from studies using the LLNA or modified versions of the LLNA (Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 95, pages 27815–27817, May 17, 2007). After considering all comments received, ICCVAM endorsed carrying out these activities as high priorities. ICCVAM also developed draft LLNA performance standards to facilitate evaluation of modified LLNA protocols that are functionally and mechanistically similar to the traditional LLNA. These draft LLNA performance standards were made public and comments were requested via the Federal Register (Vol. 72, No. 176, pages 52130–52131, Sept. 12, 2007). ICCVAM and NICEATM prepared draft background review documents (BRDs) that provided comprehensive reviews of available data and relevant information for each of the modifications and new applications of the LLNA. ICCVAM also developed draft test method recommendations regarding the proposed usefulness and limitations, standardized protocols, and future studies. Both the draft BRDs and draft recommendations were made available for public comment, and a public peer review meeting was announced in the Federal Register (Vol. 73, No. 5, pages 1360–1362, Jan. 8, 2008). The Panel met in public session on March 4–6, 2008. The Panel reviewed the draft ICCVAM BRDs for completeness, errors, and omissions of any existing relevant data or information. The Panel evaluated the information in the BRDs to determine the extent to which each of the applicable criteria for validation and acceptance of toxicological test methods (ICCVAM, 2003) had been appropriately addressed. The Panel then considered the ICCVAM draft test method E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29135-29136]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Consumer Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting of the Consumer 
Advisory Council

    The Consumer Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, June 19, 2008. 
The meeting, which will be open to public observation, will take place 
at the Federal Reserve Board's offices in Washington, DC, in Dining 
Room E on the Terrace Level of the Martin Building. Anyone planning to 
attend the meeting should, for security purposes, register no later 
than Tuesday, June 17, by completing the form found online at: https://
www.federalreserve.gov/secure/forms/cacregistration.cfm.
    Additionally, attendees must present photo identification to enter 
the building.
    The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 1 
p.m. The

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Martin Building is located on C Street, NW., between 20th and 21st 
Streets.
    The Council's function is to advise the Board on the exercise of 
the Board's responsibilities under various consumer financial services 
laws and on other matters on which the Board seeks its advice. Time 
permitting, the Council will discuss the following topics:
     Proposed rules regarding credit cards and overdraft 
services.
    Members will discuss the Board's proposal under the Federal Trade 
Commission Act to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices by 
banks in connection with credit card accounts and overdraft services 
for deposit accounts. The proposed changes to the Board's Regulation AA 
(Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) would be complemented by 
separate proposals under the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and 
the Truth in Savings Act (Regulation DD).
     Proposed rules on risk-based pricing notices.
    Members will discuss proposed regulations that generally would 
require a creditor to provide a consumer with a risk-based pricing 
notice when, based in whole or in part on the consumer's credit report, 
the creditor offers or provides credit to the consumer on terms less 
favorable than those it offers or provides to other consumers. The 
proposal would implement section 311 of the Fair and Accurate Credit 
Transactions Act of 2003, which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
    Reports by committees and other matters initiated by Council 
members also may be discussed.
    Persons wishing to submit views to the Council on any of the above 
topics may do so by sending written statements to Jennifer Kerslake, 
Secretary of the Consumer Advisory Council, Division of Consumer and 
Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 
Washington, DC 20551. Information about this meeting may be obtained 
from Ms. Kerslake, 202-452-6470.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 14, 2008.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-11161 Filed 5-19-08; 8:45 am]
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