Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request, 9840-9841 [E6-2687]

Download as PDF 9840 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: ERISA Summary Annual Report Regulation. OMB Number: 1210–0040. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 815,114. Responses: 304,196,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 325,240. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $142,448,000. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR and will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 21, 2006. Susan G. Lahne, Senior Pension Law Specialist, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2717 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY Appointment of Members of Senior Executive Services Performance Review Board Office of National Drug Control Policy [ONDCP]. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of appointments. SUMMARY: The following persons have been appointed to the ONDCP Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: Ms. Michele Marx, Mr. Joseph Keefe, Mr. Robert Denniston, and Mr. Patrick Ward. hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Linda V. Priebe, Assistant General Counsel (202) 395–6622, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC 20503. Linda V. Priebe, Assistant General Counsel. [FR Doc. E6–2725 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3180–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act; Meetings AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATE: Week of February 27, 2006. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Week of February 27, 2006 Monday, February 27, 2006. 2:45 p.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Hydro Resources, Inc. (P.O. Box 777, Crownpoint, NM 87313)(in situ leach mining operation)—concerning review of LBP–06–1, Partial Initial Decision (Phase II Radiological Air Emissions Challenges to In Situ Leach Uranium Mining License). (Tentative). * * * * * By a vote of 5–0 on February 21, 2006, the Commission determined pursuant to U.S.C. 552b(e) and § 9.107(a) of the Commission’s rules that ‘‘Affirmation of Hydro Resources, Inc. (P.O. Box 777, Crownpoint, NM 87313)(in situ leach mining operation)—concerning review of LBP–06–1, Partial Initial Decision (Phase II Radiological Air Emissions Challenges to In Situ Leach Uranium Mining License)’’ be held February 27, 2006, and on less than one week’s notice to the public. The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. Contact person for more information: Michelle Schroll, (301) 415–1662. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/what-we-do/ policy-making/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g. braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s Disability Program Coordinator, Deborah Chan, at 301–415–7041, TDD: 301–415–2100, or by e-mail at DLC@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice is distributed by mail to several hundred subscribers; if you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969). In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Dated: February 22, 2006. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–1860 Filed 2–23–06; 12:58 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request; Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extensions: Form SE—OMB Control No. 3235–0327— SEC File No. 270–289. Form ID—OMB Control No. 3235–0328— SEC File No. 270–291. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. Form SE is used by registrants to file paper copies of exhibits that would be difficult or impossible to submit electronically. The information contained in Form SE is used by the Commission to identify paper copies of exhibits. Form SE is a public document and is filed on occasion. Form SE is filed by individuals, companies or other for-profit organizations that are required to file electronically. Approximately 782 registrants file Form SE and it takes an estimated .10 hours per response for a total annual burden of 78 hours. Form ID is used by companies to apply for identification numbers and passwords used in conjunction with the EDGAR electronic filing system. The information provided on Form ID is essential to the security of the EDGAR system. Form ID is a not a public document because it is used solely for the purpose of registering filers on the EDGAR system. Form ID must be filed E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 38 / Monday, February 27, 2006 / Notices every time a registrant or other person obtains or changes an identification number. Form ID is filed by individuals, companies or other for-profit organizations that are required to file electronically. Approximately 196,800 registrants file Form ID and it takes an estimated .15 hours per response for a total annual burden of 29,520 hours. 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. Written comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or send an email to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: February 16, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–2687 Filed 2–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53332; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–16] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Its Rule 903 To Provide That the Exchange Will Typically Open Four Expiration Months for Each Class of Options Open for Trading hsrobinson on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES February 17, 2006. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’)1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 15, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) 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 Amex. The Amex filed this proposal as a ‘‘non1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:15 Feb 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission.5 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 proposes to amend Amex Rule 903 to provide that the Exchange will typically open four expiration months for each class of options open for trading. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Amex’s Web site at http:// www.amex.com, the Office of the Secretary of the Amex 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 Amex 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 Amex 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 1. Purpose The Exchange is proposing to amend Amex Rule 903 in order to avoid confusion and conform to industry standard. The Amex states that this proposal will not change the manner in which options expiration months are offered and listed, but instead, will clearly set forth how the Exchange will add these additional series. Current Amex Rule 903 sets forth the manner in which options series are offered and listed on the Exchange. In connection with expiration month series, the rule provides that at the commencement of trading on the Exchange of a particular class of options relating to an underlying stock or 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 5 As required by Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii), the Amex submitted written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing. 9841 Exchange-Traded Fund Share, series of options having three different expiration months in three-month intervals will normally be opened. Although Amex Rule 903 does not specifically provide that four expiration months will be open for trading for each options class, the Exchange in 1989 received approval together with the other options exchanges to provide four expiration months.6 Accordingly, the Exchange submits that this amendment to Amex Rule 903 largely implements the prior Commission approval permitting four outstanding expiration months. The other options exchanges provide that they will open four expiration months for each class of options open for trading with the first two months being the two nearest months, regardless of the quarterly cycle on which the class trades; and the third and fourth being the next two months of the quarterly cycle previously designated by the exchange for that specific class.7 The Exchange believes that it is necessary to amend its rules to codify and conform the listing of options expiration months to the industry standard. Specifically, the Exchange is proposing to add new paragraph (b) to Amex Rule 903 to provide that the Exchange will usually open four expiration months for each class of options open for trading on the Exchange. The first two expiration months will be the two nearest term months, regardless of the quarterly cycle on which the options class trades while the third and fourth expiration months will be the next two months of the quarterly cycle previously designated by the Exchange for the specific class. For example, if the Exchange listed, in late April, a new stock option on a JanuaryApril-July-October quarterly cycle, the Exchange would list the two nearest term months (May and June) and the next two expiration months of the cycle (July and October). When the May series expires, the Exchange would then add the January series. When the June series expires, the Exchange would add the August series as the next nearest month, and would not add April. Current Exchange Rule 903 permits additional expiration month series of the same options class to be added at or about the time a prior expiration month series expires. The rules of the other options exchanges provide that, due to unusual market conditions, new series of options on an individual stock (including an Exchange-Traded Fund 4 17 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 26934 (June 14, 1989), 54 FR 26283 (June 22, 1989) and 22099 (May 31, 1985), 50 FR 23862 (June 6, 1985). 7 See, e.g., Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’) Rule 5.5 and International Securities Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ISE’’) Rule 504. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request; Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 
20549.

Extensions:
    Form SE--OMB Control No. 3235-0327--SEC File No. 270-289.
    Form ID--OMB Control No. 3235-0328--SEC File No. 270-291.

    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'') has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
requests for extension of the previously approved collections of 
information discussed below.
    Form SE is used by registrants to file paper copies of exhibits 
that would be difficult or impossible to submit electronically. The 
information contained in Form SE is used by the Commission to identify 
paper copies of exhibits. Form SE is a public document and is filed on 
occasion. Form SE is filed by individuals, companies or other for-
profit organizations that are required to file electronically. 
Approximately 782 registrants file Form SE and it takes an estimated 
.10 hours per response for a total annual burden of 78 hours.
    Form ID is used by companies to apply for identification numbers 
and passwords used in conjunction with the EDGAR electronic filing 
system. The information provided on Form ID is essential to the 
security of the EDGAR system. Form ID is a not a public document 
because it is used solely for the purpose of registering filers on the 
EDGAR system. Form ID must be filed

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every time a registrant or other person obtains or changes an 
identification number. Form ID is filed by individuals, companies or 
other for-profit organizations that are required to file 
electronically. Approximately 196,800 registrants file Form ID and it 
takes an estimated .15 hours per response for a total annual burden of 
29,520 hours.
    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.
    Written comments regarding the above information should be directed 
to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503 or send an e-mail to David--
Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief 
Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and 
Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. Comments 
must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: February 16, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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