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Download as PDF 72482 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices Federal Register, whichever comes first.22 Such requests, however, will not ordinarily be granted.23 The Bureau may reverse or limit the scope of suspension only upon a finding of extraordinary circumstances.24 Absent extraordinary circumstances, the Bureau will decide any request for reversal or modification of suspension within 90 days of its receipt of such request.25 II. Initiation of Debarment Proceedings Your guilty plea to criminal conduct in connection with the E-Rate program, in addition to serving as a basis for immediate suspension from the program, also serves as a basis for the initiation of debarment proceedings against you. Your conviction falls within the categories of causes for debarment defined in section 54.8(c) of the Commission’s rules.26 Therefore, pursuant to section 54.8(a)(4) of the Commission’s rules, your conviction requires the Bureau to commence debarment proceedings against you. As with your suspension, you may contest debarment or the scope of the proposed debarment by filing arguments and any relevant documentation within 30 calendar days of the earlier of the receipt of this letter or of publication in the Federal Register.27 Absent extraordinary circumstances, the Bureau will debar you.28 Within 90 days of receipt of any opposition to your suspension and proposed debarment, the Bureau, in the absence of extraordinary circumstances, will provide you with notice of its decision to debar.29 If the Bureau decides to debar you, its decision will become effective upon the earlier of your receipt of a debarment notice or publication of the decision in the Federal Register.30 If and when your debarment becomes effective, you will be prohibited from participating in activities associated with or related to the schools and libraries support Mechanism for three years from the date of 22 47 CFR 54.8(e)(4). 23 Id. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 24 47 CFR 54.8(e)(5). 25 See Second Report and Order, 18 FCC Rcd at 9226, para. 70; 47 CFR 54.8(e)(5), 54.8(f). 26 ‘‘Causes for suspension and debarment are the conviction of or civil judgment for attempt or commission of criminal fraud, theft, embezzlement, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, receiving stolen property, making false claims, obstruction of justice and other fraud or criminal offense arising out of activities associated with or related to the schools and libraries support mechanism.’’ 47 CFR 54.8(c). Such activities ‘‘include the receipt of funds or discounted services through [the Federal universal service] support mechanisms, or consulting with, assisting, or advising applicants or service providers regarding [the Federal universal service] support mechanism.’’ 47 CFR 54.8(a)(1). 27 See Second Report and Order, 18 FCC Rcd at 9226, para. 70; 47 CFR 54.8(e)(3). 28 Second Report and Order, 18 FCC Rcd at 9227, para. 74. 29 See id., 18 FCC Rcd at 9226, para. 70; 47 CFR 54.8(e)(5). 30 Id. The Commission may reverse a debarment, or may limit the scope or period of debarment upon a finding of extraordinary circumstances, following the filing of a petition by you or an interested party or upon motion by the Commission. 47 CFR 54.8(f). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 debarment.31 The Bureau may, if necessary to protect the public interest, extend the debarment period.32 Please direct any response, if by messenger or hand delivery, to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002, to the attention of Rebekah Bina, Attorney Advisor, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Room 4–C330, with a copy to Vickie Robinson, Assistant Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Room 4–C330, Federal Communications Commission. If sent by commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail), the response should be sent to the Federal Communications Commission, 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743. If sent by first-class, Express, or Priority mail, the response should be sent to Rebekah Bina, Attorney Advisor, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 4–C330, Washington, DC, 20554, with a copy to Vickie Robinson, Assistant Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 4–C330, Washington, DC, 20554. You shall also transmit a copy of the response via e-mail to Rebekah.Bina@fcc.gov and to Vickie.Robinson@fcc.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bina via mail, by telephone at (202) 418– 7931 or by e-mail at Rebekah.Bina@fcc.gov. If Ms. Bina is unavailable, you may contact Ms. Vickie Robinson, Assistant Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, by telephone at (202) 418–1420 and by e-mail at Vickie.Robinson@fcc.gov. Sincerely yours, Hillary S. DeNigro, Chief, Investigations and Hearings Division, Enforcement Bureau. cc: Calvin B. Kurimai, Esq., Assistant United States Attorney Kristy Carroll, Esq., Universal Service Administrative Company (via e-mail) [FR Doc. E8–28373 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 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 10:04 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2008, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation met in closed session to consider matters relating to an open bank assistance transaction. 31 Second Report and Order, 18 FCC Rcd at 9225, para. 67; 47 CFR 54.8(d), 54.8(g). 32 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In calling the meeting, the Board determined, on motion of Vice Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg, seconded by Chairman Sheila C. Bair, concurred in by Director John M. Reich (Director, Office of Thrift Supervision), Director Thomas J. Curry (Appointive), and Director John C. Dugan (Comptroller of the Currency), that Corporation business required its consideration of the matters on less than seven days’ notice to the public; that no earlier notice of the meeting was practicable; that the public interest did not require consideration of the matters in a meeting open to public observation; and that the matters could be considered in a closed meeting by authority of subsections (c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B) of the ‘‘Government in the Sunshine Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(9)(A)(ii), and (c)(9)(B)). The meeting was held in the Board Room of the FDIC Building located at 550 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: November 24, 2008. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–28264 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of the Conference Calls Held on September 29, 2008, and October 7, 2008, and its Meeting Held on October 28 and 29, 2008 In accordance with § 271.25 of its rules regarding availability of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee of the conference calls held on September 29, 2008, and October 7, 2008, and its meeting held on October 28 and 29, 2008.1 The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable growth in output. To further its long–run objectives, the Committee in the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets 1 Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee conference calls held on September 29, 2008, and October 7, 2008, and its meeting held on October 28 and 29, 2008, which includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551. The minutes are published in the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board’s annual report. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 230 / Friday, November 28, 2008 / Notices consistent with reducing the federal funds rate at an average of around 1 percent. By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, November 20, 2008. Brian F. Madigan, Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee. [FR Doc. E8–28326 Field 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S 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 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 December 22, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Independent Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Red Bay, Alabama, to acquire 26.46 percent of the voting shares of Independent Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of Community Spirit Bank, both of Red Bay, Alabama, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:16 Nov 26, 2008 Jkt 217001 and Spirit Bancshares, Inc., and Spirit Bank, both of Belmont, Mississippi. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Grant County State Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Swayzee, Indiana, to increase its ownership to 41.6 percent of the voting shares of Grant County State Banschares, Inc., and thereby indirectly increase its ownership of Grant County State Bank, both of Swayzee, Indiana. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, November 24, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc.E8–28250 Filed 11–26–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Announcement of Seventh and Eighth Meetings of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. The Committee is governed by the provision of Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the seventh and eighth meetings of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 (Committee). These meetings will be open to the public. The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 will address issues regarding the development and implementation of the nation’s health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020 and activities to improve the health status of and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2020. The Committee will provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services advice and consultation for developing and implementing the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention goals and objectives and PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72483 provide recommendations for initiatives to occur during the initial implementation phase of the goals and objectives. HHS will use the recommendations to inform the development of the national health promotion and disease prevention objectives for 2020 and the process for implementing the objectives. The intent is to develop and launch objectives designed to improve the health status and reduce health risks for Americans by the year 2020. DATES: The Committee will meet online on December 17, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.). The Committee will meet in person for two days: January 7, 2009, from 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) to 5:30 p.m. EST, and January 8, 2009, from 9 a.m. EST until 1:30 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The Committee’s December 17, 2008 meeting will be held online via WebEx software. For detailed instructions about how to make sure that your windows computer and browser is set up for WebEx, please visit the ‘‘Secretary’s Advisory Committee’’ page of the Healthy People Web site at: http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/ advisory/default.asp. The Committee’s January 7 and 8, 2009 meeting will be held in-person at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, located at 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 800, Washington, DC 20201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emmeline Ochiai, Designated Federal Officer, Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Room LL–100, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8259 (telephone), (240) 453–8281 (fax). Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.healthypeople.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of Meeting: Every 10 years, through the Healthy People initiative, HHS leverages scientific insights and lessons from the past decade, along with the new knowledge of current data, trends, and innovations to develop the next iteration of national health promotion and disease prevention objectives. Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for promoting health and preventing disease. Since 1979, Healthy People has set and monitored national health objectives to meet a broad range of health needs, encourage collaborations across sectors, guide E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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Federal Open Market Committee; Domestic Policy Directive of the 
Conference Calls Held on September 29, 2008, and October 7, 2008, and 
its Meeting Held on October 28 and 29, 2008

    In accordance with Sec.  271.25 of its rules regarding availability 
of information (12 CFR part 271), there is set forth below the domestic 
policy directive issued by the Federal Open Market Committee of the 
conference calls held on September 29, 2008, and October 7, 2008, and 
its meeting held on October 28 and 29, 2008.\1\
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    \1\[thinsp]Copies of the Minutes of the Federal Open Market 
Committee conference calls held on September 29, 2008, and October 
7, 2008, and its meeting held on October 28 and 29, 2008, which 
includes the domestic policy directive issued at the meeting, are 
available upon request to the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551. The minutes are published in 
the Federal Reserve Bulletin and in the Board's annual report.
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    The Federal Open Market Committee seeks monetary and financial 
conditions that will foster price stability and promote sustainable 
growth in output. To further its long-run objectives, the Committee in 
the immediate future seeks conditions in reserve markets

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consistent with reducing the federal funds rate at an average of around 
1 percent.
    By order of the Federal Open Market Committee, November 20, 2008.

Brian F. Madigan,
Secretary, Federal Open Market Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-28326 Field 11-26-08; 8:45 am]
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