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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices 50965

use by public safety, (4) cost of user network is damaged or destroyed, (18) persons may express their views in
devices and network equipment of ability of existing emergency writing on the standards enumerated in
emergency communications networks communications networks to back up or the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the
(e.g., unit cost, maintenance/upgrade complement the communication proposal also involves the acquisition of
cost, etc.), and the cost of operations resources of other emergency a nonbanking company, the review also
and operations systems (including communications networks, (19) ability includes whether the acquisition of the
feature upgrades) for emergency to rapidly increase emergency nonbanking company complies with the
communications networks and services, communication network capacity in the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act
(5) deployment of user devices, network event that the capacity limits of the (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise
equipment, and operations processes network are exceeded in a major noted, nonbanking activities will be
and equipment of emergency disaster, (20) a description of the role of conducted throughout the United States.
communications systems (e.g., type of ‘‘core services’’ such as authentication Additional information on all bank
systems deployed or to be deployed), and agency locator services, whether holding companies may be obtained
number of units deployed/sold, etc.), (6) and how they are implemented in from the National Information Center
standardization of user devices, network existing and planned networks, and website at
equipment, and operations interfaces of their costs, (21) a description of the Unless otherwise noted, comments
emergency communications systems processes and systems used or planned regarding each of these applications
(e.g., standard/proprietary, standard to connect emergency responders to a must be received at the Reserve Bank
activities, etc.), (7) interoperability (i.e., back-up network in an emergency, and indicated or the offices of the Board of
the ability of communications among (22) plans to restore emergency Governors not later than September 28,
different systems, devices and groups) communications services if the network 2007.
of user groups, user devices, network over which they are provided is 1. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
equipment, and operations processes damaged, destroyed, or sufficiently (David Tatum, Vice President) 1000
and equipment of emergency congested to be impaired or unusable Peachtree Street, NE., Atlanta, Georgia
communications systems (e.g., (e.g., changes in operations staffing in 30309:
interoperability among first responders emergency conditions, dynamic 1. Community First, Inc., Columbia,
within a jurisdiction, among bandwidth allocation to users or Tennessee; to acquire 100 percent of the
jurisdictions using the same and networks, back-up communications for voting shares of First National Bank of
different network technologies), (8) other emergency communications Centerville, Centerville, Tennessee.
spectrum usage of user devices and services or networks), other Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
network equipment of emergency administrative or planning issues System, August 30, 2007.
communications systems (e.g., associated with the deployment and Jennifer J. Johnson,
frequencies of operation, shared/ maintenance of such backup national Secretary of the Board.
dedicated spectrum, etc.), (9) emergency communications
[FR Doc. E7–17489 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am]
applications and application capabilities.
requirements for end users and the Federal Communications Commission.
technical requirements for such William F. Caton,
applications including bandwidth Deputy Secretary.
needs, (10) operations systems features FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT
[FR Doc. E7–17507 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] INVESTMENT BOARD
and operations processes supporting
emergency network operation during an Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting
emergency, (11) service capabilities
(e.g., voice, data, video, mobile to TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m. (Eastern Time),
mobile communications, etc.), (12) FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
September 17, 2007.
evolutionary trend of user devices, Formations of, Acquisitions by, and PLACE: 4th Floor Conference Room,
network equipment, and operations of Mergers of Bank Holding Companies 1250 H Street, NW., Washington, DC
emergency communications systems 20005.
(e.g., next generation, migration path, The companies listed in this notice
STATUS: Parts will be open to the public
etc.), (13) backhaul connectivity of have applied to the Board for approval,
network equipment and facilities (e.g., pursuant to the Bank Holding Company and parts closed to the public.
commercial/private, wired/wireless, Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) Matters To Be Considered
capacity, etc.), (14) description of (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part
network technology and architecture 225), and all other applicable statutes Parts Open to the Public
(e.g., whether the network design and regulations to become a bank 1. Approval of the minutes of the
accommodates access to emergency holding company and/or to acquire the August 20, 2007 Board member
responders from other jurisdictions, assets or the ownership of, control of, or meeting.
capability of architecture to support the power to vote shares of a bank or 2. Thrift Savings Plan activity report by
resiliency in disaster situations, etc.), bank holding company and all of the the Executive Director.
(15) operations budget for the network, banks and nonbanking companies a. Monthly Participant Activity
(16) responsibilities of the organizations owned by the bank holding company, Report.
operating the networks, including including the companies listed below. b. Monthly Investment Performance
service provisioning, traffic The applications listed below, as well Report.
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management and network maintenance, as other related filings required by the c. Legislative Report.
especially during an emergency, (17) Board, are available for immediate 3. Increasing Decimal Places in Fund
plans, if any, for restoring emergency inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank Prices.
communication services or reverting to indicated. The application also will be 4. Business Assurance and IT
backup networks in the event that a available for inspection at the offices of Infrastructure.
primary emergency communications the Board of Governors. Interested 5. Annual Budget Report.

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