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human research that would be relevant List’’). This subset will be posted on the with the development of the documents
to pending reregistration, tolerance OSA Web site under consideration (including previous
reassessment and new registration index.htm and will include, for each scientific peer review) before the
decisions, and in accordance with the candidate, the nominee’s name and candidate is considered further for
provisions of the final rule. The first their biosketch. Public comments will service on the HSRB.
step toward establishing a HSRB is to be accepted for 14 calendar days on the Those who are selected from the pool
solicit nominations for qualified Short List. During this comment period, of prospective candidates will be asked
individuals to serve on the HSRB for a the public will be requested to provide to attend public meetings and to
review of intentional dosing human relevant information or other participate in the discussion of key
studies. documentation on nominees that OSA issues and assumptions at these
should consider in evaluating the meetings. In addition, they will be asked
Process and Deadline for Submitting candidates. Board members will be to review and to help finalize the
Nominations selected from the Short List. meeting minutes. The Agency will
Any interested person or organization The selection of experts to serve on consider all nominations of prospective
may nominate qualified individuals to the HSRB will be based on the function candidates for this meeting that are
be considered as prospective candidates of the Board and the expertise needed. received on or before February 2, 2006.
for the HSRB. Additional avenues and No interested candidates shall be However, final selection of members is
resources may be utilized in the ineligible to serve by reason of their a discretionary function of the Agency.
solicitation of nominees to encourage a membership on any other advisory Nominations should be submitted by
broad pool of expertise. Nominees committee to a Federal department or one of the methods listed under
should be experts who have sufficient agency or their employment by a ADDRESSES.
professional qualifications, including Federal department or agency (except
Dated: December 22, 2005.
training and experience, to be capable of the EPA). Other factors that will be
providing expert comments on the considered during the selection process William H. Farland,
ethical and/or scientific issues that may include availability of the potential Chief Scientist, Office of the Science Advisor.
be considered by the HSRB. Nominees Board member to fully participate in the FR Doc. E5–8220 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am]
are requested who are nationally Board’s reviews, absence of any BILLING CODE 6560–50–P
recognized experts in one or more of the conflicts of interest, impartiality,
following areas: independence with respect to the
Biostatistics: expertise in statistical matters under review, and public ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
design and analysis of human subjects comments to the Short List. Though AGENCY
research studies. financial conflicts of interest, the
Human toxicology: Expertise in appearance of lack of impartiality, lack [FRL–8014–1]
pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic of independence, and bias may result in
studies, clinical trials, toxicology of disqualification, the absence of such Tribal Solid Waste Management
cholinesterase inhibitors, and other concerns does not assure that a Assistance Project: Request for
classes of environmental substances. candidate will be selected to serve on Proposals
Bioethics: Expertise in the ethics of the HSRB. Numerous qualified AGENCY: Environmental Protection
research on human subjects; research candidates may be identified. Therefore, Agency (EPA).
ethics. selection decisions involve carefully
ACTION: Notice of withdrawal of Notice
Human health risk assessment weighing a number of factors including,
To be considered, all nominations but not limited to, the candidates’ areas of Availability.
should include: a current curriculum of expertise and professional SUMMARY: This action withdraws the
vitae (C.V.) which provides the qualifications, and responses to the Tribal Solid Waste Interagency
nominee’s background, qualifications, Short List in achieving an overall Workgroup announcement of the FY 06
relevant research experience and balance of different perspectives on the Solicitation request for proposals of the
publications; and a brief biographical Board. Tribal Solid Waste Management
sketch (‘‘biosketch’’). The biosketch If a prospective candidate for service Assistance Project (previously called the
should be no longer than one page and on the HSRB is considered, the Open Dump Cleanup Project), published
should contain the following candidate is subject to the provisions of in the Federal Register Notice on
information for the nominee: 5 CFR part 2634, Executive Branch Wednesday, November 23, 2005 (70 FR
(a) Current professional affiliations Financial Disclosure, as supplemented
70828). EPA is withdrawing the
and positions held; by the EPA in 5 CFR part 6401. As such,
(b) Area(s) of expertise, and research November 23, 2005 Notice of
the HSRB candidate is required to
activities and publications relevant to Availability because it has determined
submit a Confidential Financial
the HSRB; that it is necessary to make certain
Disclosure Form for Special
(c) Leadership positions in national changes and clarifications to the
Government Employees Serving on
associations or professional publications funding solicitation contained therein.
Federal Advisory Committees at the
or other significant distinctions; EPA will issue a revised solicitation in
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(d) Educational background, the near future. The revised solicitation
(EPA Form 3110–48 [5–02]) which shall
especially advanced degrees, including will be published on the Internet at
fully disclose, among other financial
when and from which institutions these interests, the candidate’s employment, (click on
were granted. stocks, and bonds, and where the ‘‘Grants/Funding’’ link) and will
The credentials of nominees received in applicable, sources of research support. also be available through http://
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reply to this notice will be compared to The EPA will evaluate the candidate’s
the specific expertise sought for the financial disclosure form to assess that FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
HSRB. Qualified nominees who agree to there are no financial conflicts of general information contact, Christopher
be further considered will be included interest, no appearance of lack of Dege, at (703) 308–2392 or Tonya
in a smaller subset (known as the ‘‘Short impartiality, and no prior involvement Hawkins at (703) 308–8278.

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Dated: December 9, 2005. Farmington Savings Bank, Farmington, inspection at the offices of the Board of
Matt Hale, Connecticut. Governors. Interested persons may
Director, Office of Solid Waste. express their views in writing on the
B. Federal Reserve Bank of New York question whether the proposal complies
• Accordingly, the notice of funding (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision with the standards of section 4 of the
availability published in the Federal Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, BHC Act. Additional information on all
Register on November 23, 2005 (70FR New York 10045-0001: bank holding companies may be
70828) is withdrawn. 1. New York Community Bancorp, obtained from the National Information
[FR Doc. 05–24425 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am] Inc., and New York Community Newco, Center website at
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P Inc., both of Westbury, New York; to Unless otherwise noted, comments
acquire 100 percent of the voting shares regarding the applications must be
of Atlantic Bank of New York, New received at the Reserve Bank indicated
York, New York. or the offices of the Board of Governors
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM C. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas not later than January 17, 2006.
(W. Arthur Tribble, Vice President) 2200 A. Federal Reserve Bank of New
Formations of, Acquisitions by, and North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201- York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision
Mergers of Bank Holding Companies 2272: Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York,
1. Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., San New York 10045-0001:
The companies listed in this notice Antonio, Texas, and The New Galveston
have applied to the Board for approval, 1. HSH Nordbank AG, Hamburg,
Company, Wilmington, Delaware; to Germany; to engage de novo through its
pursuant to the Bank Holding Company acquire 100 percent of the voting shares
Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) subsidiary, HSH N Financial Securities
of Alamo Corporation of Texas, Alamo, LLC, New York, New York, in providing
(BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part Texas, and thereby indirectly acquire
225), and all other applicable statutes agency transactional services for
Alamo Corporation of Delaware, customer investments, including
and regulations to become a bank Wilmington, Delaware, and Alamo Bank
holding company and/or to acquire the securities brokerage, riskless principal
of Texas, Alamo, Texas. transactions, private placement, and
assets or the ownership of, control of, or 2. Mesquite Financial Services, Inc.,
the power to vote shares of a bank or other transactional services, pursuant to
Alice, Texas; to acquire 100 percent of sections 225.28(b)(7)(i),(ii),(iii), and (v)
bank holding company and all of the the voting shares of Nichols Bancshares,
banks and nonbanking companies of Regulation Y.
Inc., Kenedy, Texas, and thereby
owned by the bank holding company, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
indirectly acquire J M Nichols, Inc., System, December 28, 2005.
including the companies listed below. Wilmington, Delaware, and First–
The applications listed below, as well Jennifer J. Johnson,
Nichols National Bank, Kenedy, Texas.
as other related filings required by the Secretary of the Board.
Board, are available for immediate Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve [FR Doc. E5–8193 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am]
System, December 28, 2005.
inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank BILLING CODE 6210–01–S
indicated. The application also will be Jennifer J. Johnson,
available for inspection at the offices of Secretary of the Board.
the Board of Governors. Interested [FR Doc. E5–8194 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
persons may express their views in BILLING CODE 6210–01–S HUMAN SERVICES
writing on the standards enumerated in
the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the Office of the Secretary
proposal also involves the acquisition of FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
a nonbanking company, the review also Findings of Scientific Misconduct
includes whether the acquisition of the Notice of Proposals to Engage in
Permissible Nonbanking Activities or AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.
nonbanking company complies with the ACTION: Notice.
standards in section 4 of the BHC Act to Acquire Companies that are
(12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
noted, nonbanking activities will be Activities
the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
conducted throughout the United States. The companies listed in this notice and the Acting Assistant Secretary for
Additional information on all bank have given notice under section 4 of the Health have taken final action in the
holding companies may be obtained Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. following case: Hans E. Geisler, M.D.,
from the National Information Center 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 Saint Vincent Hospital and Health Care
website at CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to Center: Based on the report of an
Unless otherwise noted, comments acquire or control voting securities or inquiry and investigation conducted by
regarding each of these applications assets of a company, including the Saint Vincent Hospital (SVH) in
must be received at the Reserve Bank companies listed below, that engages Indianapolis, Indiana, and additional
indicated or the offices of the Board of either directly or through a subsidiary or analysis conducted by ORI in its
Governors not later than January 27, other company, in a nonbanking activity oversight review, the U.S. Public Health
2006. that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y Service (PHS) found that Hans E.
(12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has Geisler, M.D., former Staff Physician
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston determined by Order to be closely and Principal Investigator for SVH’s
(Richard Walker, Community Affairs related to banking and permissible for studies under the Gynecologic Oncology
Officer) P.O. Box 55882, Boston, bank holding companies. Unless Group (GOG), engaged in scientific
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Massachusetts 02106-2204: otherwise noted, these activities will be misconduct by soliciting a pathologist to
1. First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc., conducted throughout the United States. falsify the originally correct tissue-type
Farmington, Connecticut; to become a Each notice is available for inspection on the pathology report (omentum) as
bank holding company by acquiring 100 at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. being another type (ovary) and
percent of the voting shares of The notice also will be available for submitting the falsified report to the

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