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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices 31191

(BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 1. Personnel actions (appointments, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
225), and all other applicable statutes promotions, assignments, clarity of the information to be
and regulations to become a bank reassignments, and salary actions) collected; and (d) ways to minimize the
holding company and/or to acquire the involving individual Federal Reserve burden of the collection of information
assets or the ownership of, control of, or System employees. on respondents, including through the
the power to vote shares of a bank or 2. Any items carried forward from a use of automated collection techniques
bank holding company and all of the previously announced meeting. or other forms of information
banks and nonbanking companies FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: technology. Written comments should
owned by the bank holding company, Michelle Smith, Director, or Dave be received within 60 days of this
including the companies listed below. Skidmore, Assistant to the Board, Office notice.
The applications listed below, as well of Board Members at 202–452–2955. Proposed Project
as other related filings required by the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You may
Board, are available for immediate Estimating the Cost of Sigmoidoscopy
call 202–452–3206 beginning at
inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank and Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer
approximately 5 p.m. two business days
indicated. The application also will be Screening in U.S. Healthcare
before the meeting for a recorded
available for inspection at the offices of Facilities—New—National Center for
announcement of bank and bank
the Board of Governors. Interested Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
holding company applications
persons may express their views in Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for
scheduled for the meeting; or you may
writing on the standards enumerated in Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
contact the Board’s Web site at http://
the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the for an electronic Background and Brief Description
proposal also involves the acquisition of announcement that not only lists Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second
a nonbanking company, the review also applications, but also indicates leading cause of cancer-related deaths in
includes whether the acquisition of the procedural and other information about the United States. In 2005, it was
nonbanking company complies with the the meeting. estimated that approximately 56,300
standards in section 4 of the BHC Act Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Americans died from CRC and about
(12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise System, May 26, 2006. 145,300 new cases were diagnosed. The
noted, nonbanking activities will be Jennifer J. Johnson, risk of developing CRC increases with
conducted throughout the United States. Secretary of the Board. advancing age. More than 90% of newly
Additional information on all bank diagnosed CRCs occur in persons 50
[FR Doc. 06–5038 Filed 5–26–06; 5:11 pm]
holding companies may be obtained years of age and older. Several scientific
from the National Information Center studies have demonstrated that regular
website at screening for CRC reduces the incidence
Unless otherwise noted, comments and mortality cases stemming from this
regarding each of these applications DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES disease. Other studies have shown that
must be received at the Reserve Bank regular screening for CRC is also cost-
indicated or the offices of the Board of Centers for Disease Control and effective in terms of years of life saved.
Governors not later than June 26, 2006. Prevention Despite strong scientific evidence and
A. Federal Reserve Bank of evidence-based clinical guidelines
Richmond (A. Linwood Gill, III, Vice [60 Day–06–0242x] recommending screening, current
President) 701 East Byrd Street, screening rates remain low. A recent
Richmond, Virginia 23261-4528: Proposed Data Collections Submitted
for Public Comment and CDC study reported that more than 40
1. New Century Bancorp, Inc., Dunn, million Americans who are 50 years of
North Carolina; to acquire 100 percent age or older and at average risk for CRC
of the voting shares of Progressive State In compliance with the requirement have not been screened in accordance
Bank, Lumberton, North Carolina. of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the with current guidelines. The study also
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for reported that screening this population
System, May 26, 2006. opportunity for public comment on with current endoscopic (i.e., flexible
Jennifer J. Johnson, proposed data collection projects, the sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy)
Secretary of the Board. Centers for Disease Control and capacity in the health care system could
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic require as much as ten years to
[FR Doc. E6–8506 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am]
summaries of proposed projects. To complete. An effective national effort to
request more information on the promote CRC screening could increase
proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the demand for endoscopic procedures.
Federal Reserve System the data collection plans and It has been reported that
instruments, call 404–639–5960 and reimbursements for endoscopic
Sunshine Act Meeting send comments to Seleda Perryman, procedures in publicly-funded programs
CDC Assistant Reports Clearance may not be adequate to cover the costs
AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Board of Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, of performing these procedures. This
Governors of the Federal Reserve Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to may be a disincentive for providers to
System. perform endoscopy procedures.
TIME AND DATE: 11 a.m., Monday, June 5, Comments are invited on: (a) Whether Currently, there is little information
2006. the proposed collection of information available about the resources required or
is necessary for the proper performance the cost of providing these procedures
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PLACE: Marriner S. Eccles Federal

of the functions of the agency, including in different types of healthcare facilities
Reserve Board Building, 20th and C
whether the information shall have in the United States.
Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20551.
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the The purpose of this project is to
STATUS: Closed. agency’s estimate of the burden of the conduct a survey of a nationally
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: proposed collection of information; (c) representative sample of healthcare

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