Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 14071-14072 [2017-05271]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Notices Form S–4 (17 CFR 239.25) is the form used for registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) of securities issued in business combinations transactions. The information collected is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to investors in connection with business combination transactions. Form S–4 takes approximately 4,099.68 hours per response to prepare and is filed by 400 registrants annually. We estimate that 25% of the 4,099.68 hours per response (1,024.92 hours) is prepared by the registrant for an annual reporting burden of 409,968 hours (1,024.92 hours per response × 400 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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: March 13, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05273 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Rule 15c3–1, SEC File No. 270–197, OMB Control No. 3235–0200 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15c3–1 (17 CFR 240.15c3–1), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 15c3–1 requires brokers-dealers to have at all times sufficient liquid assets to meet their current liabilities, particularly the claims of customers. The rule facilitates the monitoring of the financial condition of broker-dealers by the Commission and the various selfregulatory organizations. It is estimated that broker-dealer respondents registered with the Commission and subject to the collection of information requirements of Rule 15c3–1 incur an aggregate annual time burden of 65,915.31 hours to comply with this rule and an aggregate annual external cost of $160,000. 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 estimates 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. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14071 Dated: March 13, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05274 Filed 3–15–17; 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: Form 10, OMB Control No. 3235–0064, SEC File No. 270–051 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 approval of extensions on the following: Form 10 (17 CFR 249.210) is used by issuers to register a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) or Section 12(g) (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) and 78l(g)) of the Exchange Act of 1934. Form 10 requires financial and other information about such matters as the issuer’s business, properties, identity and remuneration of management, outstanding securities and securities to be registered and financial condition. The information provided by Form 10 is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to investors about a company. Form 10 takes approximately 215.21 hours per response to prepare and is filed by approximately 136 respondents. We estimated that 25% of the 215.21 hours per response (53.803 hours) is prepared by the company for an annual reporting burden of 7,317 hours (53.803 hours per response × 136 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 burden of 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 E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 14072 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 50 / Thursday, March 16, 2017 / Notices 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: March 13, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80211; File No. SR– ISEMercury–2017–04] Self-Regulatory Organizations; ISE Mercury, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Harmonize Liability Caps and Related Reimbursement Requirements March 10, 2017. 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 February 27, 2017, ISE Mercury, LLC (‘‘ISE Mercury’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 705 (Limitation of Liability) to harmonize its liability caps and related reimbursement requirements with those of NASDAQ BX, Inc. (‘‘BX’’), NASDAQ PHLX LLC (‘‘Phlx’’) and NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘NSM’’ and together with BX and Phlx, the ‘‘Nasdaq Exchanges’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.ise.com, at the principal office 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Mar 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2017–05271 Filed 3–15–17; 8:45 am] 1 15 of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to amend Rule 705 (Limitation of Liability) to harmonize the Exchange’s existing liability caps and related reimbursement requirements for claims under Rule 705(d) with the caps and requirements set forth in the rules of the Nasdaq Exchanges.3 The Exchange and its affiliates, International Securities Exchange, LLC and ISE Gemini, LLC (together, the ‘‘ISE Exchanges’’), were recently acquired (the ‘‘Acquisition’’) by Nasdaq, Inc. (‘‘HoldCo’’).4 In the context of the Acquisition, the ISE Exchanges are working to align certain rules with rules of the Nasdaq Exchanges in order to provide consistent standards across the six exchanges operated by HoldCo (the ‘‘HoldCo Affiliated Exchanges’’). As part of this effort, the proposal set forth below harmonizes the Exchange’s liability caps and the related reimbursement requirements with those of the Nasdaq Exchanges in order to provide uniform standards and requirements for users of the HoldCo Affiliated Exchanges.5 Rule 705 in its current form generally states that the Exchange is not liable for any losses due to the Exchange’s negligence or unintentional actions, but also provides in Rule 705(d) that notwithstanding this general limitation on liability, the Exchange may 3 See BX Rule 4626(b) and Phlx Rule 1015. See also NSM Rule 4626(b). 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78119 (June 21, 2016), 81 FR 41611 (June 27, 2016) (SR– ISE–2016–11; SR–ISEGemini–2016–05; SR– ISEMercury–2016–10). 5 International Securities Exchange, LLC and ISE Gemini, LLC will each file a proposed rule change with the Commission to adopt similar requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 compensate its members for losses resulting directly from the malfunction of the Exchange’s physical equipment, devices and/or programming. Subsections (d)(1)–(d)(3) of Rule 705 contains express conditions governing the voluntary payments made by the Exchange under these limited circumstances. Specifically, the Exchange’s payments for any and all system failures on a single trading day are capped at $250,000 under subsection (d)(1). The rule text states that for the aggregate of all claims made by all market participants related to the use of the Exchange on a single trading day, the Exchange’s payments shall not exceed $250,000. Subsection (d)(2) further provides that if the cumulative claims exceed the $250,000 cap, this amount would be proportionally allocated among all such claims. Finally, subsection (d)(3) specifies that in order for a member to be eligible to receive payment under this Rule, claims for payment must be made in writing and submitted no later than the opening of trading on the next business day after the loss. Once in receipt of a claim, the Exchange is required to verify that: (i) A valid order was accepted into the Exchange’s systems; and (ii) an Exchange system failure occurred during the execution or handling of that order. A system failure will be deemed to have occurred when there is a malfunction of the Exchange’s physical systems, devices or software. The Exchange now proposes to amend the existing rule text in Rule 705(d) to adopt the same liability caps and reimbursement requirements as the Nasdaq Exchanges.6 Proposed Rule 705(d) would provide that the Exchange may, notwithstanding the general limitations on liability contained in Rule 705(a), compensate users of the Exchange for losses directly resulting from the actual failure of the System,7 or any other Exchange quotation, transaction reporting, execution, order routing or other systems or facility to correctly process an order, quote, message, or other data, provided that the Exchange has acknowledged receipt of the order, quote, message, or data. This limited exception in proposed Rule 705(d) would be subject to certain conditions and requirements contained in proposed subsections (d)(1)–(3). Subsection (d)(1) proposes that the aggregate payments for all compensation claims made by all market participants 6 See note 4 above. means the electronic system operated by the Exchange that receives and disseminates quotes, executes orders and reports transactions. See the Constitution of ISE Mercury, Section 13.1(ee). 7 ‘‘System’’ E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 50 (Thursday, March 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14071-14072]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05271]


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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:
    Form 10, OMB Control No. 3235-0064, SEC File No. 270-051

    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 approval of extensions on the following:
    Form 10 (17 CFR 249.210) is used by issuers to register a class of 
securities pursuant to Section 12(b) or Section 12(g) (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) 
and 78l(g)) of the Exchange Act of 1934. Form 10 requires financial and 
other information about such matters as the issuer's business, 
properties, identity and remuneration of management, outstanding 
securities and securities to be registered and financial condition. The 
information provided by Form 10 is intended to ensure the adequacy of 
information available to investors about a company. Form 10 takes 
approximately 215.21 hours per response to prepare and is filed by 
approximately 136 respondents. We estimated that 25% of the 215.21 
hours per response (53.803 hours) is prepared by the company for an 
annual reporting burden of 7,317 hours (53.803 hours per response x 136 
responses).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the 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 
burden of 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

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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 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: March 13, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
 Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-05271 Filed 3-15-17; 8:45 am]
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