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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

1 / Tuesday, January 3, 2006 / Notices 119

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70828) is withdrawn. 1.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 www.ffiec.gov/nic/.
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 www.ffiec.gov/nic/. 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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GOG group member at the University of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND but not limited to service on any PHS
Iowa, in order to justify enrollment of a HUMAN SERVICES advisory committee, board, and/or peer
patient in GOG clinical protocol 182. review committee, or as consultant.
Office of the Secretary FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
The questioned research was
supported by National Institutes of Director, Division of Investigative
Findings of Scientific Misconduct Oversight, Office of Research Integrity,
Health (NIH) funds to the University of
Iowa through the American Society for AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750,
Obstetrics and Gynecology under ACTION: Notice. Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800.
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Chris B. Pascal,
National Institutes of Health (NIH), SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
Director, Office of Research Integrity.
the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
cooperative agreement U10 CA27469. [FR Doc. E5–8201 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am]
and the Acting Assistant Secretary for
Dr. Geisler has entered into a Health have taken final action in the BILLING CODE 4150–31–P
Voluntary Exclusion Agreement following case:
(Agreement ) in which he has Ralph A. Highshaw, M.D., M.D.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
voluntarily agreed, for a period of three Anderson Cancer Center: Based on the
HUMAN SERVICES
(3) years, beginning on December 2, report of an investigation conducted by
2005: the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Centers for Disease Control and
(1) To exclude himself from serving in (MDACC) and additional analysis Prevention
any advisory capacity to PHS including conducted by ORI in its oversight
but not limited to service on any PHS review, the U.S. Public Health Service National Institute for Occupational
advisory committee, board, and/or peer (PHS) found that Ralph A. Highshaw, Safety and Health Advisory Board on
M.D., Fellow, Department of Urologic Radiation and Worker Health
review committee, or as consultant; and
Surgery, MDACC, engaged in scientific
(2) That any institution which uses misconduct while supported by In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of
the Respondent in any capacity on PHS- National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Federal Advisory Committee Act
supported research, or that submits an National Institutes of Health (NIH), (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease
application for PHS support for a postdoctoral training grant T32 Control and Prevention (CDC)
research project on which the CA079449–01A1. announces the following committee
Respondent’s participation is proposed Specifically, PHS found that Dr. meeting:
Name: Advisory Board on Radiation
or submits a report of PHS-funded Highshaw engaged in scientific
and Worker Health (ABRWH), National
research in which the Respondent’s misconduct by plagiarizing nine pages
Institute for Occupational Safety and
participation is continuing, must of a twenty-one page expert review
Health (NIOSH) and Subcommittee for
concurrently submit a plan for article entitled ‘‘Chemoprevention of
Dose Reconstruction and Site Profile
supervision of the Respondent’s duties Urologic Cancer.’’
Reviews.
to the funding agency for approval. The Dr. Highshaw has entered into a Subcommittee Meeting Time and
supervisory plan must be designed to Voluntary Exclusion Agreement Date: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., January 24, 2006.
ensure the scientific integrity of the (Agreement ) in which he has Committee Meeting Times and Dates:
Respondent’s research contribution. A voluntarily agreed, for a period of three 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., January 25, 2006. 8:30
copy of the supervisory plan must also (3) years, beginning on December 12, a.m.–4:30 p.m., January 26, 2006.
be submitted to ORI by the institution. 2005: Place: Doubletree Oak Ridge Hotel,
(1) That he is required to certify in 215 South Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge,
Respondent agrees that he will not
every PHS research application or Tennessee, 37830, telephone (865) 481–
participate in any PHS-supported
report, and any other text, article, or 2468, fax (865) 481–2474.
research until such a supervision plan is manuscript, that all contributors are Status: Open to the public, limited
submitted to ORI. properly cited or otherwise only by the space available. The meeting
Respondent disagrees with the ORI acknowledged; the certification by the space accommodates approximately 75
finding set forth herein but executes this Respondent must be endorsed by an people.
Agreement to avoid further proceedings institutional official, and a copy of the Background: The ABRWH was
and bring this matter to a close. The certification is to be sent to ORI by the established under the Energy Employees
execution of this Agreement shall not be institution; Occupational Illness Compensation
deemed an admission to the charge of (2) To ensure that any institution Program Act (EEOICPA) of 2000 to
scientific misconduct by the employing him submits, in conjunction advise the President, delegated to the
Respondent. with each application for PHS funds, Secretary of Health and Human Services
annual reports, manuscripts, or abstracts (HHS), on a variety of policy and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: of PHS funded research in which the technical functions required to
Director, Division of Investigative Respondent is involved, a certification implement and effectively manage the
Oversight, Office of Research Integrity, that the data provided by the new compensation program. Key
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Respondent are based on actual functions of the Board include
Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8800. experiments or are otherwise providing advice on the development of
legitimately derived, and that the data, probability of causation guidelines
Chris B. Pascal, procedures, and methodology are which have been promulgated by HHS
Director, Office of Research Integrity. accurately reported in the application or as a final rule, advice on methods of
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[FR Doc. E5–8202 Filed 12–30–05; 8:45 am] report; the Respondent must ensure that dose reconstruction which have also
BILLING CODE 4150–31–P the institution also sends a copy of the been promulgated by HHS as a final
certification to ORI; and rule, advice on the scientific validity
(3) To exclude himself from serving in and quality of dose estimation and
any advisory capacity to PHS including reconstruction efforts being performed

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