Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 26571-26572 [E6-6775]

Download as PDF cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 87 / Friday, May 5, 2006 / Notices reviewing of funding for Intelligent Transportation System projects authorized under the Transportation Equity Act-21, Sections 5208 and 5209. Also scheduled are electronic copies of records created using electronic mail and word processing. 14. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (N1–557–05–6, 50 items, 38 temporary items). Records accumulated by the Office of Enforcement and Program Delivery including cargo tank reports, chronological files, compliance case files, various grant case files, and cooperative agreement files. Also included are electronic copies of records created using electronic mail and word processing. Proposed for permanent retention are recordkeeping copies of commercial driver’s license program publications, educational and technical assistance publications, Federal programs general subject file, and motor carrier safety training texts. This schedule authorizes the agency to apply the proposed disposition instructions to any recordkeeping medium. 15. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (N1–58–05–7, 49 items, 42 temporary items). Records of the National Research Program relating to taxpayer compliance with filing income tax returns. Records include preliminary survey and study design requirements, measurement requirements, test documents, system design and specification records, and study reports. Also included are electronic copies of records created using electronic mail and word processing. Proposed for permanent retention are recordkeeping copies of sample selection requirements and final sample design, study prospectus, data dictionaries and electronic final research files, executive meeting and decision documentation, and internal audit reports. 16. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel (N1–15–06–2, 35 items, 33 temporary items). General correspondence files, electronic tracking and control databases, labor management and equal employment opportunity case files, real property files, requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, hospital reimbursement records, debt collection records, litigation files, administrative tort claims, bankruptcy records, records concerning accreditation of service organization representatives, budget files, leases, patent case files, licensing board records, publication reviews, interagency agreements, and fiduciary records. Also included are electronic VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:48 May 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 copies of records created using electronic mail and word processing records. Proposed for permanent retention are recordkeeping copies of precedential legal opinions and veteran benefit files. 17. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (N1–412–06–5, 4 items, 3 temporary items). Employee calendars, schedules, logs of daily activities, and electronic copies of records created with word processing and electronic mail applications. Proposed for permanent retention are recordkeeping copies of substantive information relating to the official activities of senior officials and assistants, the substance of which has not been incorporated into memoranda, reports, correspondence, or other records in the official files. This schedule authorizes the agency to apply the proposed disposition instructions to any recordkeeping medium. 18. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (N1–412–06–21, 5 items, 5 temporary items). Inputs, outputs, master files, documentation, and software associated with an electronic information system used for financial management, project tracking, human resources management, and laboratory implementation plan decisions. 19. Farm Credit Administration (N1– 103–06–1, 5 items, 4 temporary items). Public information requests and employee working papers relating to agency studies. Also included are electronic copies of records created using electronic mail and word processing systems. Proposed for permanent retention are recordkeeping copies of actions and votes of the agency’s governing board. Dated: April 27, 2006. Michael J. Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services— Washington, DC. [FR Doc. E6–6849 Filed 5–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P Office of Management and Budget [OMB Bulletin No. 06–01 Correction] To the Heads of Executive Departments and Establishments; Correction to OMB Bulletin No. 06–01, Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses April 25, 2006. The Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area is hereby added to the Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Statistical Area. This addition was inadvertently omitted when the update of the statistical areas was issued in bulletin No. 06–01 on December 5, 2005. The Combined Statistical Area is defined as follows: 216 Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Statistical Area Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area Denver-Aurora, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will post on its Web site a copy of Bulletin No. 06–01, as corrected by this addition. The next update of the statistical area definitions will take place this fall. If your agency receives expressions of interest, by the public or others, in optional Combined Statistical Areas, OMB will need to receive Congressional local opinion as required by section 8 of the standards by September 29, 2006, in order to ensure that requests can be given full consideration as we develop the next update. Congressional local opinion letters should be addressed to the Director of OMB. Inquiries concerning the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards and the statistical uses of their definitions should be directed to Suzann Evinger (202–395–3093). Inquiries about uses of the statistical area definitions in program administration or regulation should be directed to the appropriate agency. Clay Johnson III, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 06–4255 Filed 5–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PO 00000 26571 Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form 2–E under Rule 609; SEC File No. 270–222; OMB Control No. 3235–0233 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 E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 26572 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 87 / Friday, May 5, 2006 / Notices summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. • Form 2–E under the Securities Act of 1933, Report of Sales pursuant to Rule 609 of Regulation E. Rule 609 under the Securities Act of 1933, Report of Sales Under Rule 609 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.609), Form 2– E under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 239.201) is used by small business investment companies or business development companies engaged in limited offerings of securities to report semi-annually the progress of the offering, including the number of shares sold. The form solicits information such as the dates an offering has commenced and has been completed, the number of shares sold and still being offered, amounts received in the offering, and expenses and underwriting discounts incurred in the offering. This information assists the staff in determining whether the issuer has stayed within the limits of an offering exemption. Form 2–E must be filed semi-annually during an offering and as a final report at the completion of the offering. Less frequent filing would not allow the Commission to monitor the progress of the limited offering in order to ensure that the issuer was not attempting to avoid the normal registration provisions of the securities laws. During the calendar year 2005, there were 36 filings of Form 2–E by 24 respondents. The Commission estimates, based on its experience with disclosure documents generally and Form 2–E in particular, and based on informal contacts with the investment company industry, that the total annual burden associated with information collection, Form 2–E preparation, and submission is four hours per filing or 144 hours for all respondents. The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:48 May 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 Informtion Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. April 19, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6775 Filed 5–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form 24F–2; SEC File No. 270– 399; OMB Control No. 3235–0456. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), 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. Rule 24f–2 (17 CFR 270.24f–2) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 requires any open-end management companies (‘‘mutual funds’’), unit investment trusts (‘‘UITs’’) or faceamount certificate companies (collectively, ‘‘funds’’) deemed to have registered an indefinite amount of securities to file, not later than 90 days after the end of any fiscal year in which it has publicly offered such securities, Form 24F–2 with the Commission.1 Form 24F–2 is the annual notice of securities sold by funds that accompanies the payment of registration fees with respect to the securities sold during the fiscal year. The Commission estimates that 5,509 funds file Form 24F–2 on the required annual basis. The average annual burden per respondent for Form 24F–2 is estimated to be two hours. The total annual burden for all respondents to 1 17 PO 00000 CFR 274.24. Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Form 24F–2 is estimated to be 11,018 hours. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. Compliance with the collection of information required by Form 24F–2 is mandatory. The Form 24F–2 filing that must be made to the Commission is available to the public. 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. General 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 e-mail to: David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, or send an e-mail to PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. April 25, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6778 Filed 5–4–06; 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 489 and Form F–N; SEC File No. 270–361; OMB Control No. 3235– 0411. 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 these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval: • Rule 489 (17 CFR 230.489) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Notices]
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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: Form 2-E under Rule 609; SEC File No. 270-222; OMB 
Control No. 3235-0233

    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

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summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing 
collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget 
(``OMB'') for extension and approval.
     Form 2-E under the Securities Act of 1933, Report of Sales 
pursuant to Rule 609 of Regulation E. Rule 609 under the Securities Act 
of 1933, Report of Sales
    Under Rule 609 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.609), 
Form 2-E under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 239.201) is used by 
small business investment companies or business development companies 
engaged in limited offerings of securities to report semi-annually the 
progress of the offering, including the number of shares sold. The form 
solicits information such as the dates an offering has commenced and 
has been completed, the number of shares sold and still being offered, 
amounts received in the offering, and expenses and underwriting 
discounts incurred in the offering. This information assists the staff 
in determining whether the issuer has stayed within the limits of an 
offering exemption.
    Form 2-E must be filed semi-annually during an offering and as a 
final report at the completion of the offering. Less frequent filing 
would not allow the Commission to monitor the progress of the limited 
offering in order to ensure that the issuer was not attempting to avoid 
the normal registration provisions of the securities laws.
    During the calendar year 2005, there were 36 filings of Form 2-E by 
24 respondents. The Commission estimates, based on its experience with 
disclosure documents generally and Form 2-E in particular, and based on 
informal contacts with the investment company industry, that the total 
annual burden associated with information collection, Form 2-E 
preparation, and submission is four hours per filing or 144 hours for 
all respondents.
    The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the 
purposes of the Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even 
representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and 
forms.
    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 Informtion Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O 
Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, 
or send an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    April 19, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-6775 Filed 5-4-06; 8:45 am]
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