Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 43725 [E5-4016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 144 / Thursday, July 28, 2005 / Notices workshop, ‘‘Emergency Preparedness Enhancements in the Post-9/11 Environment,’’ covered a broad range of EP topics, including proposed 9/11related enhancements regarding offsite preparedness/response. The workshop was attended by stakeholders nationwide. During the workshop, EPD staff recorded all comments and questions brought forth by stakeholders in a ‘‘Parking Lot.’’ NRC and FEMA promised stakeholders that they would provide responses to these comments and questions. Since NREP, the staff has worked with FEMA to develop responses to the ‘‘Parking Lot’’ comments and questions. This part of the meeting is intended to discuss the NRC/FEMA responses to the NREP ‘‘Parking Lot’’ comments and questions, that will be included on the following Web site on or about August 1: http:// www.nrc.gov/public-involve/publicmeetings/epreview2005.html. Dated in Rockville, Maryland, the 22nd day of July 2005. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nader L. Mamish, Director, Emergency Preparedness Directorate, Division of Preparedness and Response, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. [FR Doc. E5–4011 Filed 7–27–05; 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 Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17Ab2–1, SEC File No. 270–203, OMB Control No. 3235–0195. Form CA–1, SEC File No. 270–203, OMB Control No. 3235–0195. 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 17Ab2–1 and Form CA–1: Registration of Clearing Agencies Rule 17Ab2–1 and Form CA–1 require clearing agencies to register with the VerDate jul<14>2003 13:40 Jul 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Commission and to meet certain requirements with regard to, among other things, a clearing agency’s organization, capacities, and rules. The information is collected from the clearing agency upon the initial application for registration on Form CA–1. Thereafter, information is collected by amendment to the initial Form CA–1 when material changes in circumstances necessitate modification of the information previously provided to the Commission. The Commission uses the information disclosed on Form CA–1 to (i) determine whether an applicant meets the standards for registration set forth in Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’), (ii) enforce compliance with the Exchange Act’s registration requirement, and (iii) provide information about specific registered clearing agencies for compliance and investigatory purposes. Without Rule 17Ab2–1, the Commission could not perform these duties as statutorily required. There are currently approximately ten registered clearing agencies and five clearing agencies that have been granted an exemption from registration. The Commission staff estimates that each initial Form CA–1 requires approximately 130 hours to complete and submit for approval. Hours required for amendments to Form CA–1 that must be submitted to the Commission in connection with material changes to the initial CA–1 can vary, depending upon the nature and extent of the amendment. Since the Commission only receives an average of one submission per year, the aggregate annual burden associated with compliance with Rule 17Ab2–1 and Form CA–1 is 130 hours. Based upon the staff’s experience, the average cost to clearing agencies of preparing and filing the initial Form CA–1 is estimated to be $18,000. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43725 Please direct your written comments to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Dated: July 13, 2005. Margaret H. McFarland, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4016 Filed 7–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meeting during the week of August 1, 2005: A closed meeting will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2005, at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a) (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), 9(ii) and (10) permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the closed meeting. Commissioner Goldschmid, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in a closed session. The subject matters of the closed meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 4, 2005, will be: Regulatory matter regarding a financial institution; Formal orders of investigations; Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; and Adjudicatory matter. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 144 (Thursday, July 28, 2005)]
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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.

Extension:
    Rule 17Ab2-1, SEC File No. 270-203, OMB Control No. 3235-0195.
    Form CA-1, SEC File No. 270-203, OMB Control No. 3235-0195.

    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 17Ab2-1 and Form CA-1: Registration of Clearing 
Agencies
    Rule 17Ab2-1 and Form CA-1 require clearing agencies to register 
with the Commission and to meet certain requirements with regard to, 
among other things, a clearing agency's organization, capacities, and 
rules. The information is collected from the clearing agency upon the 
initial application for registration on Form CA-1. Thereafter, 
information is collected by amendment to the initial Form CA-1 when 
material changes in circumstances necessitate modification of the 
information previously provided to the Commission.
    The Commission uses the information disclosed on Form CA-1 to (i) 
determine whether an applicant meets the standards for registration set 
forth in Section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange 
Act''), (ii) enforce compliance with the Exchange Act's registration 
requirement, and (iii) provide information about specific registered 
clearing agencies for compliance and investigatory purposes. Without 
Rule 17Ab2-1, the Commission could not perform these duties as 
statutorily required.
    There are currently approximately ten registered clearing agencies 
and five clearing agencies that have been granted an exemption from 
registration. The Commission staff estimates that each initial Form CA-
1 requires approximately 130 hours to complete and submit for approval. 
Hours required for amendments to Form CA-1 that must be submitted to 
the Commission in connection with material changes to the initial CA-1 
can vary, depending upon the nature and extent of the amendment. Since 
the Commission only receives an average of one submission per year, the 
aggregate annual burden associated with compliance with Rule 17Ab2-1 
and Form CA-1 is 130 hours. Based upon the staff's experience, the 
average cost to clearing agencies of preparing and filing the initial 
Form CA-1 is estimated to be $18,000.
    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, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F 
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549.

    Dated: July 13, 2005.
Margaret H. McFarland,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-4016 Filed 7-27-05; 8:45 am]
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