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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Ms. Sharon A. Steele (Telephone: (301) 415–6805) between 8 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes in the agenda. Dated: July 14, 2005. Michael L. Scott, Branch Chief, ACRS/ACNW. [FR Doc. E5–3859 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations will hold a meeting on August 24 and 25, 2005, U.S. NRC Region II, Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 23 T85, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, August 24, 2005—1:30 p.m. until the conclusion of business Thursday, August 25, 2005—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business The Subcommittee will discuss regional inspection, enforcement, and operational activities. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. Ralph Caruso (telephone 301–415–8065) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contract the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. Dated: July 14, 2005. Michael L. Scott, Branch Chief, ACRS/ACNW. [FR Doc. E5–3858 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting, July 21, 2005, Public Hearing OPIC’s Sunshine Act notice of its Public Hearing in Conjunction with each Board meeting was published in the Federal Register (Volume 70, Number 127, Page 38731) on July 5, 2005. No requests were received to provide testimony or submit written statements for the record; therefore, OPIC’s public hearing in conjunction with OPIC’s July 28, 2005 Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 2 a.m. on July 21, 2005 has been cancelled. CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Information on the hearing cancellation may be obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438, via facsimile at (202) 218–0136, or via e-mail at cdown@opic.gov. Dated: July 18, 2005. Connie M. Downs, OPIC Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–14409 Filed 7–18–05; 2:36 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection, Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Rule 17Ad–3(b), SEC File No. 270–424, OMB Control No. 3235–0473. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41801 plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 17Ad–3(b): Notice to Issuers of Non-Compliance With Transfer Agent Turnaround Standards Rule 17Ad–3(b) requires registered transfer agents that for each of two consecutive months have failed to turnaround at least 75% of all routine items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad–2(a) or to process at least 75% of all routine items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad–2(a) to send to the chief executive officer of each issuer for which such registered transfer agent acts a copy of the written notice required under Rule 17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h). The issuer may use the information contained in the notices in several ways: (1) To provide an early warning to the issuer of the transfer agent’s noncompliance with the Commission’s minimum performance standards regarding registered transfer agents, and (2) to assure that issuers are aware of certain problems and poor performances with respect to the transfer agents that are servicing the issuer’s securities. If the issuer does not receive notice of a registered transfer agent’s failure to comply with the Commission’s minimum performance standards then the issuer will be unable to take remedial action to correct the problem or to find another registered transfer agent. Pursuant to Rule 17Ad–3(b), a transfer agent that has already filed a Notice of Non-Compliance with the Commission pursuant to Rule 17Ad–2 will only be required to send a copy of that notice to issuers for which it acts when that transfer agent fails to turnaround 75% of all routine items or to process 75% of all items. The Commission estimates that only two transfer agents will meet the requirements of Rule 17Ad–3(b). If a transfer agent fails to meet the minimum requirements under 17Ad–3(b), such transfer agent is simply sending a copy of a form that had already been produced for the Commission. The Commission estimates a requirement will take each respondent approximately one hour to complete, for a total annual estimate burden of two hours at cost of approximately $60.00 for each hour. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions for the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 41802 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 138 / Wednesday, July 20, 2005 / Notices the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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. Direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Dated: July 13, 2005. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3864 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17f–2(d); SEC File No. 270–36; OMB Control No. 3235–0028. 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. Rule 17f–2(d) was adopted on March 16, 1976, and was last amended on November 18, 1982. Paragraph (d) of the rule (i) requires that records produced pursuant to the fingerprinting requirements of Section 17(f)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) be maintained, (ii) permits the designated examining authorities of broker-dealers or members of exchanges, under certain circumstances, to store and maintain records required to be kept by this rule, and (iii) permits the required records to be maintained on microfilm. The general purpose for Rule 17f–2 is: (i) to identify security risk personnel; (ii) to provide criminal record VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 information so that employers can make fully informed employment decisions; and (iii) to deter persons with criminal records from seeking employment or association with covered entities. Retention of fingerprint records, as required under paragraph (d) of the Rule, enables the Commission or other examining authority to ascertain whether all required persons are being fingerprinted and whether proper procedures regarding fingerprint are being followed. Retention of these records for the term of employment of all personnel plus three years ensures that law enforcement officials will have easy access to fingerprint cards on a timely basis. This in turn acts as an effective deterrent to employee misconduct. Approximately 9,468 respondents are subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the rule. Each respondent keeps approximately 32 new records per year, which takes approximately 2 minutes per record for the respondent to maintain, for an annual burden of 64 minutes per respondent. All records subject to the rule must be retained for the term of employment plus 3 years. The Commission estimates that the total annual cost to submitting entities is approximately $196,850. This figure reflects estimated costs of labor and storage of records. 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 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 technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. Dated: July 13, 2005. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3865 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] In the Matter of NetCurrents Information Services, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading July 15, 2005. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of NetCurrents Information Services, Inc., because the company is delinquent in its periodic filing obligations under section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and because of possible manipulative conduct occurring in the market for the company’s stock. NetCurrents Information Services, Inc. last filed an annual report on Form 10–KSB for the year ended December 31, 2000, and last filed a quarterly report on Form 10–QSB for the quarter ended September 30, 2001. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the common stock (ticker symbol NCIS) and Series A 8.5% convertible preferred stock (ticker symbol NCISP) of the above-listed company. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the abovelisted company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. e.d.t. on July 15, 2005, through 11:59 p.m. e.d.t. on July 28, 2005. By the Commission. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–14305 Filed 7–15–05; 4:26 pm] BILLING CODE 8010–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] In the Matter of Secure Solutions Holdings, Inc.; Order of Suspension of Trading July 15, 2005. It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Secure Solutions Holdings, Inc., (‘‘SSLX’’) because of questions regarding the accuracy of assertions by SSLX and others in SSLX’s press release concerning, among other things, the identify of the management and directors of the company and the status of its corporate organizations. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 20, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: E5-3864]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 
20549.

    Rule 17Ad-3(b), SEC File No. 270-424, OMB Control No. 3235-0473.

    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.

Rule 17Ad-3(b): Notice to Issuers of Non-Compliance With Transfer Agent 
Turnaround Standards

    Rule 17Ad-3(b) requires registered transfer agents that for each of 
two consecutive months have failed to turnaround at least 75% of all 
routine items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad-2(a) or 
to process at least 75% of all routine items in accordance with the 
requirements of Rule 17Ad-2(a) to send to the chief executive officer 
of each issuer for which such registered transfer agent acts a copy of 
the written notice required under Rule 17Ad-2(c), (d), and (h). The 
issuer may use the information contained in the notices in several 
ways: (1) To provide an early warning to the issuer of the transfer 
agent's non-compliance with the Commission's minimum performance 
standards regarding registered transfer agents, and (2) to assure that 
issuers are aware of certain problems and poor performances with 
respect to the transfer agents that are servicing the issuer's 
securities. If the issuer does not receive notice of a registered 
transfer agent's failure to comply with the Commission's minimum 
performance standards then the issuer will be unable to take remedial 
action to correct the problem or to find another registered transfer 
agent. Pursuant to Rule 17Ad-3(b), a transfer agent that has already 
filed a Notice of Non-Compliance with the Commission pursuant to Rule 
17Ad-2 will only be required to send a copy of that notice to issuers 
for which it acts when that transfer agent fails to turnaround 75% of 
all routine items or to process 75% of all items.
    The Commission estimates that only two transfer agents will meet 
the requirements of Rule 17Ad-3(b). If a transfer agent fails to meet 
the minimum requirements under 17Ad-3(b), such transfer agent is simply 
sending a copy of a form that had already been produced for the 
Commission. The Commission estimates a requirement will take each 
respondent approximately one hour to complete, for a total annual 
estimate burden of two hours at cost of approximately $60.00 for each 
hour.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions for the agency, including whether the information shall have 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of

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the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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.
    Direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief 
Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and 
Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549.

    Dated: July 13, 2005.
J. Lynn Taylor,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-3864 Filed 7-19-05; 8:45 am]
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