Notice of Proposals to Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or to Acquire Companies that are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 58592-58593 [E8-23644]

Download as PDF 58592 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Correction and Approval of Minutes. DRAFT ADVISORY OPINION 2008–10: VoterVoter.com by Joseph M. Birkenstock, Esquire. DRAFT ADVISORY OPINION 2008–11: Lawrence Martin E. Brown. DRAFT ADVISORY OPINION 2008–12: Independent Party of Oregon by Linda K. Williams, Esquire. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Robert Biersack, Press Officer; Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Individuals who plan to attend and require special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Mary Dove, Commission Secretary, at (202) 694–1040, at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date. Mary W. Dove, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–23649 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 October 31, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Michael E. Collins, Senior Vice President) 100 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19105– 1521: 1. Riverview Financial Corporation, (in organization) Halifax, Pennsylvania, to become a bank holding company by merging with First Perry Bancorp, Inc., Marysville, Pennsylvania, and HNB Bancorp, Inc., and thereby acquire Halifax National Bank, both of Halifax, Pennsylvania, and The First National Bank of Marysville, Marysville, Pennsylvania. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Jefferson Bancshares, Inc., Morristown, Tennessee, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of State of Franklin Bancshares, Inc., and thereby acquire State of Franklin Savings Bank, both of Johnson City, Tennessee. Comments regarding this application must be received not later than October 17, 2008. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–23645 Filed 10–6–08; 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., Tuesday, October 14, 2008. PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. 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 AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 http:// www.federalreserve.gov for an electronic announcement that not only lists applications, but also indicates procedural and other information about the meeting. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 3, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–23893 Filed 10–3–08; 4:15 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 October 31, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261–4528: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 58593 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 7, 2008 / Notices 1. Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., FSB, New York, New York, and thereby indirectly acquire Merrill Lynch Bank USA, Salt Lake City, Utah, and thereby engage in operating a savings association and an industrial bank, pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–23644 Filed 10–6–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program for Projects Initially Funded in Fiscal Year 2006-NEW. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau (CB), will conduct the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program (IAATP). Title XII, Subtitle A, of the Childrens Health Act of 2000 (CHA) authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services to make Infant Adoption Awareness Training grants available to national, regional, and local adoption organizations for the purposes of developing and implementing programs that train the staff of public and non- profit private health service organizations to provide adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling of pregnant women. Participants in the training include individuals who provide pregnancy or adoption information and those who will provide such services after receiving the training, with Title X (relating to voluntary family planning projects), Section 330 (relating to community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents of public housing), and CHA-funded school-based health centers, receiving priority to receive the training. A total of six organizations were awarded IAATP funding in 2006. Section 1201(a)(2)(A) of the IAATP legislation requires grantees to develop and deliver trainings that are consistent with the Best Practice Guidelines for Infant Adoption Awareness Training. The IAATP guidelines address training goals, basic skills, curriculum and training structure. A complete description of the guidelines is available at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ programs_fund/discretionary/iaatp.htm. In addition, grantees are required to conduct local evaluation of program outcomes and participate in the national evaluation of the extent to which IAATP training objectives are met. The Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program: Trainee Survey is the primary data collection instrument for the national cross-site evaluation. Respondents will complete the survey prior to receiving training and approximately 90 days after the training to assess the extent to which trainees demonstrate sustained gains in their knowledge about adoption, and to determine the impact of the training on their subsequent work with pregnant women. 1. Do health care workers who participate in the IAATP training: Demonstrate enhanced knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors with respect to adoption counseling following completion of the program? Provide adoption information to pregnant women on an equal basis with other pregnancy planning options? Demonstrate enhanced awareness of community adoption-related resources and refer expectant mothers to them as needed? 2. Are trainees more confident about discussing all three pregnancy planning options (parenting, abortion, and adoption) in a non-directive counseling style than they were prior to participating in the training? Cross-site evaluation data will be collected on an annual basis throughout the five-year funding period. Pre-test and follow-up versions of the survey are expected to require approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Estimated response time for the follow-up survey includes time for respondents to access the web-based survey, complete the survey online, and electronically submit the survey. Respondents will not need to implement a recordkeeping system or compile source data in order to complete the survey. Where possible, fields in the follow-up version of the survey will be pre-filled with static data from the respondents pre-test (e.g., demographics, agency type) in order to further expedite completion of the survey and minimize respondent burden. Respondents: Infant Adoption Awareness Program Trainees. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument IAATP: Trainee Survey Pre-Test Administration... .......................................... IAATP: Trainee Survey Follow-Up Administration.. ......................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Oct 06, 2008 Jkt 217001 1,200 1,200 identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300. OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 1 Average burden hours per response 0.15 0.10 Total burden hours 180 120 publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202– 395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 195 (Tuesday, October 7, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58592-58593]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-23644]


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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 October 31, 2008.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice 
President) 701 East Byrd Street, Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528:

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    1. Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to 
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust 
Co., FSB, New York, New York, and thereby indirectly acquire Merrill 
Lynch Bank USA, Salt Lake City, Utah, and thereby engage in operating a 
savings association and an industrial bank, pursuant to section 
225.28(b)(4) of Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, October 2, 
2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-23644 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]
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