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Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 234 / Thursday, December 4, 2008 / Notices Title: Auditor’s Annual Independence and Objectivity Certification. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Businesses or other forprofit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 4 respondents; 4 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 5 hours. Frequency of Response: Annual reporting requirement. Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. See 47 U.S.C. 201(b), 219(b), and 220, and 47 CFR Section 64.904. Total Annual Burden: 20 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $0.00. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impacts. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. However, respondents may request materials or information submitted to the Commission be withheld from public inspection under 47 CFR 0.459 of the FCC’s rules. Needs and Uses: 47 CFR Section 64.904 requires certain local exchange carriers, in connection with their cost allocation manual filings and the accompanying financial reports the Commission prescribes under 47 U.S.C. Sections 220, 219(b) and 201(b), to have an attest engagement performed by an independent auditor every two years, covering the prior two year period, or have a financial audit performed by an independent auditor every two years, covering the prior two year period. The attest engagement is to be performed in accordance with the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), except as otherwise directed by the Chief, Enforcement Bureau. The audit is to be conducted in compliance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), except as otherwise directed by the Enforcement Bureau. The Responsible Accounting Officer letter requires that carriers’ independent auditors (a) disclose in writing all relationships between the auditor and its related entities and the carrier and its related entities that in the auditor’s professional judgment may reasonably be thought to bear on independence; (b) confirm in writing that in its professional judgment it is independent of the carrier; and (c) discuss the auditor’s independence. The information is used to determine whether the independent auditors are performing their audits independently and unbiased of the carrier they audit. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:35 Dec 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 73933 Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–28757 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BILLING CODE 6712–01–P 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/. Comments regarding each of application must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors by the date indicated. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Educational Funding of the South, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Community Bank of the Cumberlands, Jamestown, Tennessee. Comments regarding this application must be received by December 26, 2008. B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105–1579: 1. 1st Security Bancorp, Inc., to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 1st Security Bank of Washington, both of Mountlake Terrace, Washington. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 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 December 19, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. F.W. Carraway, Jr., Caroline Carraway Sutton, Ann Elizabeth Ray, Leslie Erin Hammelman, Nicholas Stephens Sutton, Matthew Yancey Sutton, and Emily Carraway Kemp, all of Tallahassee, Florida; F. Wilson Carraway, III, and Evan Caroline Carraway, both of Carrabelle, Florida; Edward H. Carraway and F.W. Carraway, II, both of Sarasota, Florida; Elizabeth Leigh Neilson, Destin, Florida; Rena Katherine Taylor, Alligator Point, Florida; the FMB Banking Corporation KSOP, F. Wilson Carraway and R. Michael Sims, trustees, all of Monticello, Florida; to collectively acquire additional voting shares of FMB Banking Corporation, and thereby indirectly acquire additional voting shares of Farmers & Merchants Bank, both of Monticello, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–28716 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 73934 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 234 / Thursday, December 4, 2008 / Notices Comments regarding this application must be received by December 29, 2008. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–28715 Filed 12–3–08; 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 Proposed Projects Title: Supporting Healthy Marriage Project Baseline Data Collection Extension OMB No.: 0970–0299. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is conducting an evaluation study titled Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM). This is a largescale, multi-site, rigorous test of marriage and relationship skills education programs for low-income married couples. The baseline information collection for the study was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Number 0970–0299) and expires on of May 31, 2009. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of ACF’s intent to request an extension of this clearance prior to its expiration. The SHM project is founded on research that indicates that both adults in healthy marriages and their children do better on a host of outcomes. The evaluation study will determine the interim and long-term effectiveness of eight local programs by comparing outcomes on a range of measures for couples and children in the program group to a comparable group of couples randomly assigned to a control group. Baseline information is collected from couples at the time they volunteer to participate in an SHM program. The baseline data collection provides information about the characteristics of the husband and wife and information about their attitudes and beliefs about their relationship at study entry. This information will be used to inform the public, program operators and policymakers about the characteristics of married couples who volunteer for marriage education programs and, among other uses, it will be used to define and conduct analyses of key subgroups, addressing a key study question of who benefits most from this type of marriage education service. Respondents: Low-income married couples. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Average burden hours per response (in minutes) Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Eligibility Checklist ........................................................................................... Informed Consent Form ................................................................................... Baseline Information Form .............................................................................. Self-Administered Questionnaire ..................................................................... Contact Information Sheet ............................................................................... 3126 3126 3126 3126 3126 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 9 11 10 260 521 469 573 521 Estimated Annual Burden Hours .............................................................. ........................ ........................ ........................ 2344 Instrument 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Coment: 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:35 Dec 03, 2008 Jkt 217001 Administration for Children and Families. Dated: November 26, 2008. Steven M. Hanmer, OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28625 Filed 12–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Project Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is planning to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). FACESis a longitudinal study of a PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated annual burden hours nationally representative sample of Head Start programs and children that will collect information for Head Start performance measures. Data for FACES will be collected annually through interviews with Head Start parents, teachers, program directors and other Head Start staff, as well as direct child assessments and observations of Head Start classrooms. Information will be collected on a sample of approximately 3,500 children and families from 60 Head Start programs. The methods of data collection will include assessments of Head Start children, interviews with their parents, and ratings by their Head Start teachers. Site visitors will interview Head Start teachers in approximately 350 classrooms and make observations of the types and quality of classroom activities. Interviews will also be conducted with Head Start program directors and other staff. A follow-up for children in Kindergarten will include child assessments, parent interviews, and teacher questionnaires and child ratings. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 234 (Thursday, December 4, 2008)]
[NOTI]
[Pages 73933-73934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28715]


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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 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/.
    Comments regarding each of application must be received at the 
Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors by the 
date indicated.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Steve Foley, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:
    1. Educational Funding of the South, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee, to 
become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting 
shares of Community Bank of the Cumberlands, Jamestown, Tennessee.
    Comments regarding this application must be received by December 
26, 2008.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth Binning, Vice 
President, Applications and Enforcement) 101 Market Street, San 
Francisco, California 94105-1579:
    1. 1st Security Bancorp, Inc., to become a bank holding company by 
acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 1st Security Bank of 
Washington, both of Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

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    Comments regarding this application must be received by December 
29, 2008.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 1, 
2008.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E8-28715 Filed 12-3-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6210-01-S