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24602 Federal Register / Vol. 69, No.

86 / Tuesday, May 4, 2004 / Notices

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM otherwise noted, these activities will be and Specific Birth Defects and
conducted throughout the United States. Childhood Cancers at United States
Change in Bank Control Notices; Each notice is available for inspection Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North
Acquisition of Shares of Bank or Bank at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. Carolina—New—The Agency for Toxic
Holding Companies The notice also will be available for Substances and Disease Registry
inspection at the offices of the Board of (ATSDR).
The notificants listed below have Governors. Interested persons may ATSDR is mandated pursuant to the
applied under the Change in Bank express their views in writing on the 1980 Comprehensive Environmental
Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and question whether the proposal complies Response, Compensation, and Liability
§ 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 with the standards of section 4 of the Act (CERCLA) and its 1986
CFR 225.41) to acquire a bank or bank BHC Act. Additional information on all Amendments, the Superfund
holding company. The factors that are bank holding companies may be Amendments and Re-authorization Act
considered in acting on the notices are obtained from the National Information (SARA), to prevent or mitigate adverse
set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 Center website at human health effects and diminished
U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). Unless otherwise noted, comments quality of life resulting from exposure to
The notices are available for regarding the applications must be hazardous substances in the
immediate inspection at the Federal received at the Reserve Bank indicated environment. ATSDR plans activities to
Reserve Bank indicated. The notices or the offices of the Board of Governors address these issues which include
also will be available for inspection at not later than May 28, 2004. conducting health studies at sites on the
the office of the Board of Governors. A. Federal Reserve Bank of New Environmental Protection Agency’s
Interested persons may express their York (Jay Bernstein, Bank Supervision (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL) to
views in writing to the Reserve Bank Officer) 33 Liberty Street, New York, determine whether and to what degree
indicated for that notice or to the offices New York 10045–0001: exposure to hazardous substances at
of the Board of Governors. Comments 1. Popular Inc., Popular International these sites are harmful to human health.
must be received not later than May 18, Bank, Inc., both of San Juan, Puerto The United States Marine Corps Base
2004. Rico, and Popular North America, Inc., Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is one of
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Mount Laurel, New Jersey; to indirectly the federal facilities on EPA’s National
(Nadine W. Wallman, Assistant Vice acquire Quaker City Bancorp, Whittier, Priorities List. In 1982, periodic
President) 1455 East Sixth Street, California, and thereby engage in sampling of drinking water sources
operating a savings association, began at Camp Lejeune to comply with
Cleveland, Ohio 44101–2566:
pursuant to section 225.28(b)(4) of regulations of the national Safe Drinking
1. Deborah Elder Bogenstose, Dublin, Water Act. The sample results showed
Ohio, and Nancy Elder Trepashko, Regulation Y.
that the drinking water supplied to
Glenview, Illinois, together as the Elder Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve some of the base housing units was
Group; to retain voting shares of Empire System, April 28, 2004.
contaminated with volatile organic
Bancshares, Inc., Hicksville, Ohio, and Robert deV. Frierson, compounds (VOCs). The specific
thereby indirectly retain voting shares Deputy Secretary of the Board. chemicals of concern were
The Hicksville Bank, Hicksville, Ohio. [FR Doc.04–10037 Filed 5–3–04; 8:45 am] trichloroethylene (TCE),
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve BILLING CODE 6210–01–S tetrachloroethylene (or
System, April 28, 2004. perchloroethylene) (PCE),
Robert deV. Frierson, dichloroethylene, and methylene
Deputy Secretary of the Board. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND chloride. These chemicals are used as
[FR Doc. 04–10036 Filed 5–3–04; 8:45 am] HUMAN SERVICES solvents to clean machinery and
weapons and in dry cleaning operations.
Centers for Disease Control and A 1997 ATSDR public health
Prevention assessment (PHA) of the base
recommended that an epidemiological
study be considered to determine if
Notice of Proposals to Engage in Proposed Data Collections Submitted mothers exposed to VOCs in drinking
Permissible Nonbanking Activities or for Public Comment and water during their pregnancies were at
to Acquire Companies that are Recommendations higher risk of giving birth to a child
Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking with health problems such as a birth
Activities The Centers for Disease Control and defect or a childhood cancer. ATSDR’s
Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of initial response to the PHA
The companies listed in this notice information collection requests under recommendation was to conduct a study
have given notice under section 4 of the review by the Office of Management and at Camp Lejeune to evaluate whether
Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. Budget (OMB) in compliance with the mothers who were exposed to the
1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y (12 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. contaminated drinking water during
CFR Part 225) to engage de novo, or to Chapter 35). To request a copy of these pregnancy were at higher risk of having
acquire or control voting securities or requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance a child which was ‘‘small for gestational
assets of a company, including the Officer at (404) 498–1210. Send written age’’ (i.e., an infant weighing less than
companies listed below, that engages comments to CDC, Desk Officer, Human the 10th percentile based on published
either directly or through a subsidiary or Resources and Housing Branch, New sex-specific growth curves). This study
other company, in a nonbanking activity Executive Office Building, Room 10235, was completed in 1998 and found an
that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) association between mothers’ exposures
(12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has 395–6974. Written comments should be to the contaminated drinking water
determined by Order to be closely received within 30 days of this notice. during pregnancy and small for
related to banking and permissible for Proposed Project: Exposure to Volatile gestational age infants. The association
bank holding companies. Unless Organic Compounds in Drinking Water between birth defects and drinking

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