Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds-Name Change and Change in State of Incorporation: Nations Bonding Company, 11195 [2012-4204]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds—Name Change and Change in State of Incorporation: Nations Bonding Company Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is Supplement No. 10 to the Treasury Department Circular 570; 2011 Revision, published July 1, 2011, at 76 FR 38892. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874–6850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nations Bonding Company (NAIC #11595) has formally changed its name to Merchants National Bonding, Inc., and has redomesticated from the state of Texas to the state of Iowa, effective January 1, 2012. Federal bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Circular 570, 2011 Revision, to reflect this change. The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, Financial Accounting and Services Division, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782. SUMMARY: Dated: February 15, 2012. Laura Carrico, Director, Financial Accounting and Services Division. [FR Doc. 2012–4204 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–M DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Announcement of Competition Under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011: Badges for Veterans Contest Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: To encourage creation of systems which help good jobs find Veterans and Veterans find good jobs, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces a prize contest under Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011, Public Law 111–358 (2011) (the ‘‘Act’’). 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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Fiscal Service


Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds--Name Change and 
Change in State of Incorporation: Nations Bonding Company

AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the 
Treasury.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is Supplement No. 10 to the Treasury Department Circular 
570; 2011 Revision, published July 1, 2011, at 76 FR 38892.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874-6850.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nations Bonding Company (NAIC 
11595) has formally changed its name to Merchants National 
Bonding, Inc., and has redomesticated from the state of Texas to the 
state of Iowa, effective January 1, 2012. Federal bond-approving 
officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury 
Circular 570, 2011 Revision, to reflect this change.
    The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at 
http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570.
    Questions concerning this notice may be directed to the U.S. 
Department of the Treasury, Financial Management Service, Financial 
Accounting and Services Division, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West 
Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782.

     Dated: February 15, 2012.
Laura Carrico,
Director, Financial Accounting and Services Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-4204 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4810-35-M