Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities, 82298-82299 [2011-33537]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 82298 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Notices manufacturers of equipment used for advanced communications services to make their services and equipment accessible to individuals with disabilities, unless doing so is not achievable. See 47 U.S.C. 617. Section 717 of the Act establishes new recordkeeping requirements and enforcement procedures for service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, and 718 of the Act. See 47 U.S.C. 618. Section 255 of the Act requires telecommunications and interconnected VoIP services and equipment to be accessible, if readily achievable. See 47 U.S.C. 255. Section 718 of the Act requires web browsers included on mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment, unless doing so is not achievable. See 47 U.S.C. 619. Specifically, the rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 have the following possible related information collection requirements: (a) The rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 establish procedures for advanced communications service providers and equipment manufacturers to seek waivers from the accessibility obligations of section 716 of the Act and, in effect, waivers from the recordkeeping requirements and enforcement procedures of section 717 of the Act. Waiver requests may be submitted for individual or class offerings of services or equipment which are designed for multiple purposes, but are designed primarily for purposes other than using advanced communications services. All such waiver petitions will be put on public notice for comments and oppositions. (b) The CVAA and the rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 require service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, or 718 of the Act to maintain records of the following: (1) Their efforts to consult with people with disabilities; (2) descriptions of the accessibility features of their products and services; and (3) information about the compatibility of their products with peripheral devices or specialized customer premises equipment commonly used by individuals with disabilities to achieve access. These recordkeeping requirements are necessary to facilitate enforcement of accessibility obligations. Document FCC 11–151 provides flexibility by allowing covered entities to keep records in any format, recognizing the unique recordkeeping methods of individual entities. Because complaints regarding accessibility of a service or equipment may not occur for years after the release VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 Dec 29, 2011 Jkt 226001 of the service or equipment, covered entities must keep records for two years from the date the service ceases to be offered to the public or the equipment ceases to be manufactured. Service providers and equipment manufacturers are not required to keep records of their consideration of achievability or the implementation of accessibility, but they must be prepared to carry their burden of proof in any enforcement proceeding, which requires greater than conclusory or unsupported claims. (c) The CVAA and the rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 require an officer of service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to sections 255, 716, or 718 of the Act to certify annually to the Commission that records are kept in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements. The certification must be supported with an affidavit or declaration under penalty of perjury, signed and dated by an authorized officer of the entity with personal knowledge of the representations provided in the company’s certification, verifying the truth and accuracy of the information. The certification must also identify the name and contact details of the person or persons within the company that are authorized to resolve accessibility complaints, and the agent designated for service of process. The certification must be filed with the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau on or before April 1 each year for records pertaining to the previous calendar year. The certification must be updated when necessary to keep the contact information current. (d) The Commission also established procedures in document FCC 11–151 to facilitate the filing of formal and informal complaints alleging violations of sections 255, 716, or 718 of the Act. Those procedures include a nondiscretionary pre-filing notice procedure to facilitate dispute resolution. As a prerequisite to filing an informal complaint, complainants must first request dispute assistance from the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Disability Rights Office. The rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 temporarily exempt advanced communications service providers and equipment manufacturers from the accessibility obligations of section 716 of the Act and, in effect, from the recordkeeping requirements and enforcement procedures of section 717 of the Act, if they qualify as small business concerns under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) rules and size standards for the industry in which they are primarily engaged. These size standards are based on the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maximum number of employees or maximum annual receipts of a business concern. The SBA categorizes industries for its size standards using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The temporary exemption will begin on the effective date of the rules adopted in document FCC 11–151 and will expire the earlier of the following: (1) The effective date of small entity exemption rules adopted pursuant to the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in document FCC 11–151; or (2) October 8, 2013. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2011–31081 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies 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. 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 January 18, 2012. A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166–2034: 1. First Arkansas BancShares, Inc., Jacksonville, Arkansas, to increase its ownership in BV Card Assets, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, from 18 percent to 100 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 251 / Friday, December 30, 2011 / Notices percent, and thereby continue to engage in lending activities pursuant to section 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 27, 2011. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2011–33537 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: Dates: Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., February 14, 2012. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., February 15, 2012. Place: Marriott Atlanta Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30345. Online Registration Required: All CLIAC attendees are required to register for the meeting online at least 5 business days in advance for U.S. citizens and at least 10 business days in advance for international registrants. Register at http://wwwn.cdc.gov/ cliac/default.aspx by scrolling down and clicking the appropriate link under ‘‘Meeting Registration’’ (either U.S. Citizen Registration or Non-U.S. Citizen Registration) and completing all forms according to the instructions given. Please complete all the required fields before submitting your registration and submit no later than February 7, 2012 for U.S. registrants and January 31, 2012 for international registrants. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the space available. The meeting room accommodates approximately 100 people. Purpose: This Committee is charged with providing scientific and technical advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; the Assistant Secretary for Health; the Director, CDC; the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and the Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), regarding the need for, and the nature of, revisions to the standards under which clinical laboratories are regulated; the impact on medical and laboratory practice of proposed revisions to the standards; and the modification of the standards to accommodate technological advances. Matters To Be Discussed: The agenda will include agency updates from the CDC, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additional agenda items include presentations and discussions VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:02 Dec 29, 2011 Jkt 226001 addressing the following: activities of the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce; laboratory communication and electronic health records, integration of laboratory services into healthcare models; automated cytology workload limits; and emerging challenges in digital pathology. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Providing Oral or Written Comments: It is the policy of CLIAC to accept written public comments and provide a brief period for oral public comments whenever possible. Oral Comments: In general, each individual or group requesting to make an oral presentation will be limited to a total time of five minutes (unless otherwise indicated). Speakers must also submit their comments in writing for inclusion in the meeting’s Summary Report. To assure adequate time is scheduled for public comments, individuals or groups planning to make an oral presentation should, when possible, notify the contact person below at least one week prior to the meeting date. Written Comments: For individuals or groups unable to attend the meeting, CLIAC accepts written comments until the date of the meeting (unless otherwise stated). However, it is requested that comments be submitted at least one week prior to the meeting date so that the comments may be made available to the Committee for their consideration and public distribution. Written comments, one hard copy with original signature, should be provided to the contact person below. Written comments will be included in the meeting’s Summary Report. Availability of Meeting Materials: To support the green initiatives of the federal government, the CLIAC meeting materials will be made available to the public in electronic format (PDF) on the Internet instead of by printed copy. Refer to the CLIAC Web site on the day of the meeting for materials. http://wwwn.cdc.gov/cliac/cliac_ meeting_all_documents.aspx. An Internet connection, power source and limited hard copies may be available at the meeting location, but cannot be guaranteed. Contact Person for Additional Information: Nancy Anderson, Chief, Laboratory Practice Standards Branch, Division of Laboratory Science and Standards, Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop F–11, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone (404) 498–2741; fax (404) 498–2219; or via email at Nancy.Anderson@cdc.hhs.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register Notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 82299 Dated: December 22, 2011. Ronald Ergle, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2011–33388 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Data Coordinating Center for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiologic Studies, RFA DD12–001, Initial Review In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned meeting: Time and Date: 11 a.m.–5 p.m., February 14, 2012 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Data Coordinating Center for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiologic Studies, RFA DD12–001, initial review.’’ For Further Information Contact: M. Chris Langub, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F– 46, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone: (770) 488–3585. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: December 23, 2011. Ronald Ergle, Acting Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2011–33574 Filed 12–29–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 251 (Friday, December 30, 2011)]
[Notices]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Notice of Proposals To Engage in or To Acquire Companies 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.
    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 January 18, 2012.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Glenda Wilson, Community 
Affairs Officer) P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-2034:
    1. First Arkansas BancShares, Inc., Jacksonville, Arkansas, to 
increase its ownership in BV Card Assets, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, from 
18 percent to 100

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percent, and thereby continue to engage in lending activities pursuant 
to section 225.28(b)(1) of Regulation Y.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, December 27, 
2011.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-33537 Filed 12-29-11; 8:45 am]
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