Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 6551-6552 [2016-02340]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices The following documents, related to this document, can be found using any of the methods provided in the following table. Instructions for accessing ADAMS were provided under the ADDRESSES section of this document. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 1st day of February, 2016. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Steve Ruffin, Acting Branch Chief, Spent Fuel Licensing Branch, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2016–02381 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes: Meeting Notice U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will convene a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) on March 10, 2016, to discuss the draft report of the ACMUI Training and Experience for Authorized Users of Alpha, Beta and Gamma Emitters (Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Section 35.390) Subcommittee. This report will include the subcommittee’s recommendation for the total number of training and experience hours for authorized users for 35.390 that is necessary for safety. Meeting information, including a copy of the agenda and handouts, will be available at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/ 2016.html. The agenda and handouts may also be obtained by contacting Ms. Sophie Holiday using the information below. DATES: The teleconference meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Public Participation: Any member of the public who wishes to participate in the teleconference should contact Ms. Holiday using the contact information below. Contact Information: Sophie Holiday, email: sophie.holiday@nrc.gov, telephone: (301) 415–7865. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Conduct of the Meeting Dr. Philip Alderson, ACMUI Chairman, will preside over the meeting. Dr. Alderson will conduct the meeting in a manner that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 following procedures apply to public participation in the meeting: 1. Persons who wish to provide a written statement should submit an electronic copy to Ms. Holiday at the contact information listed above. All submittals must be received by March 07, 2016, three business days prior to the meeting, and must pertain to the topic on the agenda for the meeting. 2. Questions and comments from members of the public will be permitted during the meetings, at the discretion of the Chairman. 3. The draft transcript and meeting summary will be available on ACMUI’s Web site http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acmui/meetings/ 2016.html on or about April 21, 2016. This meeting will be held in accordance with the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (primarily Section 161a); the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App); and the Commission’s regulations in 10 CFR part 7. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 2nd day of February 2016. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–02382 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form F–8. SEC File No. 270–332, OMB Control No. 3235–0378. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Form F–8 (17 CFR 239.38) may be used to register securities of certain Canadian issuers under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) that will be used in an exchange offer or business combination. The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6551 compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of such information. We estimate that Form F–8 takes approximately one hour per response to prepare and is filed by approximately 5 respondents. We estimate that 25% of one hour per response (15 minutes) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden of one hour (15 minutes/60 minutes per response × 5 responses = 1.25 hours rounded to the nearest whole number one hour). Written comments are invited on: (a) whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Please direct your written comment to Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 2, 2016. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02339 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 15b1–1/Form BD; SEC File No. 270–19, OMB Control No. 3235–0012. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 6552 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Notices Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information provided for in Rule 15b1–1 (17 CFR 240.15b1–1) and Form BD (17 CFR 249.501) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Form BD is the application form used by firms to apply to the Commission for registration as a broker-dealer, as required by Rule 15b1–1. Form BD also is used by firms other than banks and registered broker-dealers to apply to the Commission for registration as a municipal securities dealer or a government securities broker-dealer. In addition, Form BD is used to change information contained in a previous Form BD filing that becomes inaccurate. The total industry-wide annual time burden imposed by Form BD is approximately 4,999 hours, based on approximately 13,732 responses (193 initial filings + 13,539 amendments). Each application filed on Form BD requires approximately 2.75 hours to complete and each amended Form BD requires approximately 20 minutes to complete. (193 × 2.75 hours = 531 hours; 13,539 × 0.33 hours = 4,468 hours; 531 hours + 4,468 hours = 4,999 hours.) The staff believes that a brokerdealer would have a Compliance Manager complete and file both applications and amendments on Form BD at a cost of $279/hour. Consequently, the staff estimates that the total internal cost of compliance associated with the annual time burden is approximately $1,394,721 per year ($279 × 4999). There is no external cost burden associated with Rule 15b1–1 and Form BD. The Commission uses the information disclosed by applicants in Form BD: (1) To determine whether the applicant meets the standards for registration set forth in the provisions of the Exchange Act; (2) to develop a central information resource where members of the public may obtain relevant, up-to-date information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers, and government securities broker-dealers, and where the Commission, other regulators, and SROs may obtain information for investigatory purposes in connection with securities litigation; and (3) to develop statistical information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers, and government securities broker-dealers. Without the information disclosed in Form BD, the Commission could not effectively implement policy objectives VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 of the Exchange Act with respect to its investor protection function. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 2, 2016. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–02340 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–77036; File No. SR–EDGX– 2016–01] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Rule 21.1, Definitions, Relating to the Operation of the Attribution Feature of EDGX Options designated this proposal as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder,4 which renders it effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange filed a proposal to authorize the Exchange’s equity options platform (‘‘EDGX Options’’) to make a modification to Rule 21.1 (Definitions) in connection with the operation of the attribution feature of EDGX Options, as described below. The Exchange has designated this proposal as noncontroversial and provided the Commission with the notice required by Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) under the Act.5 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose February 2, 2016. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 21, 2016, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has The Exchange is proposing to modify Rule 21.1, Definitions, which sets forth the various definitions applicable to the operation of the EDGX Options platform, including order types and order type modifiers accepted by EDGX Options. As set forth in Rule 21.1, an order can be attributed on EDGX Options, meaning that such order is displayed with not only a price and size 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 5 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 4 17 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6551-6552]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02340]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736.

Extension: Rule 15b1-1/Form BD;
    SEC File No. 270-19, OMB Control No. 3235-0012.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (``PRA'') (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the

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Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting 
comments on the collection of information provided for in Rule 15b1-1 
(17 CFR 240.15b1-1) and Form BD (17 CFR 249.501) under the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to 
submit this existing collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Form BD is the application form used by firms to apply to the 
Commission for registration as a broker-dealer, as required by Rule 
15b1-1. Form BD also is used by firms other than banks and registered 
broker-dealers to apply to the Commission for registration as a 
municipal securities dealer or a government securities broker-dealer. 
In addition, Form BD is used to change information contained in a 
previous Form BD filing that becomes inaccurate.
    The total industry-wide annual time burden imposed by Form BD is 
approximately 4,999 hours, based on approximately 13,732 responses (193 
initial filings + 13,539 amendments). Each application filed on Form BD 
requires approximately 2.75 hours to complete and each amended Form BD 
requires approximately 20 minutes to complete. (193 x 2.75 hours = 531 
hours; 13,539 x 0.33 hours = 4,468 hours; 531 hours + 4,468 hours = 
4,999 hours.) The staff believes that a broker-dealer would have a 
Compliance Manager complete and file both applications and amendments 
on Form BD at a cost of $279/hour. Consequently, the staff estimates 
that the total internal cost of compliance associated with the annual 
time burden is approximately $1,394,721 per year ($279 x 4999). There 
is no external cost burden associated with Rule 15b1-1 and Form BD.
    The Commission uses the information disclosed by applicants in Form 
BD: (1) To determine whether the applicant meets the standards for 
registration set forth in the provisions of the Exchange Act; (2) to 
develop a central information resource where members of the public may 
obtain relevant, up-to-date information about broker-dealers, municipal 
securities dealers, and government securities broker-dealers, and where 
the Commission, other regulators, and SROs may obtain information for 
investigatory purposes in connection with securities litigation; and 
(3) to develop statistical information about broker-dealers, municipal 
securities dealers, and government securities broker-dealers. Without 
the information disclosed in Form BD, the Commission could not 
effectively implement policy objectives of the Exchange Act with 
respect to its investor protection function.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information 
shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's 
estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in 
writing within 60 days of this publication.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, Director/
Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: February 2, 2016.
Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02340 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
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