Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies, 18501-18502 [2010-8264]

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[FR Doc. 2010–8185 Filed 4–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–M 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 E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 18502 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 69 / Monday, April 12, 2010 / Notices 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 May 7, 2010. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Bank Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045–0001: 1. American Community Bancorp Inc., to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of American Community Bank, both of Glen Cove, New York. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 7, 2010. Jennifer J. Johnson, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2010–8264 Filed 4–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day 10–0696] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 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Proposed Project National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E))— Revision—National Center for HIV/ AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC is requesting approval for a revision of a previously approved project and a change in project name. The initial PEMS OMB request was approved October 6, 2005, for one year and reinstated August 22, 2007, for three years. The purpose of this revision is to collect standardized HIV prevention program evaluation data from health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs) who receive Federal funds for HIV prevention activities. Grantees have the option of using CDC’s web-based PEMS software application or other approved software that the grantee may elect to utilize. Since the data collection approval in 2007, program evaluation data collection has proceeded in phases. The last phase, the collection and reporting of Partner Services data, is scheduled to begin in July 2010. The evaluation and reporting process is necessary to ensure that CDC receives standardized, accurate, thorough evaluation data from both health department and CBO grantees. For these reasons, CDC developed standardized NHM&E variables and an optional electronic reporting system (PEMS) through extensive consultation with representatives from health departments, CBOs, and national partners (e.g., The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Urban Coalition of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services, and National Minority AIDS Council). CDC requires CBOs and health departments who receive federal funds for HIV prevention to report nonidentifying, client-level, standardized evaluation data to: (1) Accurately determine the extent to which HIV prevention efforts are carried out, what types of agencies are providing services, what resources are allocated to those services, to whom services are being provided, and how these efforts have contributed to a reduction in HIV transmission; (2) improve ease of reporting to better meet these data needs; and (3) be accountable to stakeholders by informing them of HIV prevention activities and use of funds in HIV prevention nationwide. CDC HIV prevention program grantees will collect, enter, and report general agency information, program model and budget data, and client demographics and behavioral risk characteristics. If using the PEMS, data collection will include searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining data, document compilation, review of data, and data entry into the web-based system. The following changes have occurred since project 0920–0696 has been implemented: (1) The term ‘‘PEMS’’ currently refers only to CDC’s webbased data collection and transmission software. In order to refer to data variables, the revised project uses the term ‘‘National HIV prevention program monitoring and evaluation’’ (NHM&E) data rather than ‘‘PEMS’’ data; and, (2) many data variables that were previously required are currently made optional in order to reduce data reporting burden on grantees. The revised collection anticipates a significant increase in the number of grantees and activities to be funded and provides additional optional variables for use by CBOs in outcome evaluation and special evaluation projects. There are no additional costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Type of respondents NHM&E Data Variables and Values Health jurisdictions ........................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:58 Apr 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 65 E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM Average burden per response (in hours) 4 12APN1 148 Total burden (in hours) 38,480

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 69 (Monday, April 12, 2010)]
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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

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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 May 7, 2010.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Ivan Hurwitz, Bank 
Applications Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:
    1. American Community Bancorp Inc., to become a bank holding 
company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of American 
Community Bank, both of Glen Cove, New York.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 7, 2010.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2010-8264 Filed 4-9-10; 8:45 am]
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