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For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 624 of the FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known as the ‘‘Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,’’ (the Act) requires OMB to submit a report on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report should contain VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 estimates of the costs and benefits of regulations in the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment and peer review. Donald R. Arbuckle, Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–5524 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 27283; 812–12947] Van Eck Associates Corporation, et al.; Notice of Application April 7, 2006. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application for an order under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from sections 2(a)(32), 5(a)(1), 22(d), and 24(d) of the Act and rule 22c–1 under the Act, under section 12(d)(1)(J) for an exemption from sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act, and under sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from sections 17(a)(1) and (a)(2) of the Act. AGENCY: Summary of Application: Applicants request an order that would permit (a) series of open-end management investment companies, to issue shares (‘‘Shares’’) that can be redeemed only in large aggregations (‘‘Creation Units’’); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated prices; (c) dealers to sell Shares to purchasers in the secondary market unaccompanied by a prospectus when prospectus delivery is not required by the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’); (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; and (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares. Applicants: Van Eck Associates Corporation (the ‘‘Adviser’’); Market Vectors—Gold Miners ETF (the ‘‘Trust’’); and Van Eck Securities Corporation (the ‘‘Distributor’’). PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filing Dates: The application was filed on March 25, 2003, and amended on February 3, 2006. Applicants have agreed to file an amendment during the notice period, the substance of which is reflected in the notice. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on May 1, 2006, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit, or for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090; Applicants, 99 Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deepak T. Pai, Senior Counsel at (202) 551–6876, or Michael W. Mundt, Senior Special Counsel, at (202) 551–6821 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Public Reference Desk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington DC 20549–0102, telephone (202) 551–5850. Applicants’ Representations 1. The Trust is registered as an openend management investment company and is organized as a Delaware trust authorized to issue multiple series. The Trust intends to offer and sell shares of one or more series (each an ‘‘Index Fund’’), including the Market Vectors— Gold Miners ETF (‘‘Initial Index Fund’’). The Adviser is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘Advisers Act’’) and will serve as the investment adviser to each Index Fund. In the future, the Adviser may enter into sub-advisory agreements with other investment advisers to act as ‘‘sub-advisers’’ with respect to particular Index Funds. Any sub-adviser will be registered under the Advisers Act or exempt from registration. The E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Draft 2006 Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of 
Federal Regulations

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the 
President.

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ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: OMB requests comments on 2006 Draft Report to Congress on the 
Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is 
available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/regpol-reports_
congress.html, and is divided into three chapters. Chapter I presents 
estimates of the costs and benefits of Federal regulation and 
paperwork, with an emphasis on the major regulations issued between 
October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005. Chapter II provides an update 
on OMB's ongoing historical examination of the trends in Federal 
regulatory activity. Chapter III discusses international developments 
in regulatory policy.

DATES: To ensure consideration of comments as OMB prepares this Draft 
Report for submission to Congress, comments must be in writing and 
received by July 12, 2006.

ADDRESSES: We are still experiencing delays in the regular mail, 
including first class and express mail. To ensure that your comments 
are received, we recommend that comments on this draft report be 
electronically mailed to OIRA--BC--RPT@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 
395-7245. You may also submit comments to Lorraine Hunt, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
NEOB, Room 10202, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. For 
Further Information, contact: Lorraine Hunt, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, NEOB, Room 10202, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. Telephone: (202) 395-3084. 
All comments submitted in response to this notice will be made 
available to the public, including by posting them on OMB's Web site. 
For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of 
a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or 
proprietary information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress directed the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Costs 
and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 624 of the 
FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known 
as the ``Regulatory Right-to-Know Act,'' (the Act) requires OMB to 
submit a report on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations 
together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report 
should contain estimates of the costs and benefits of regulations in 
the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well 
as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and 
tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The 
Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment 
and peer review.

Donald R. Arbuckle,
Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator, Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-5524 Filed 4-12-06; 8:45 am]
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