Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 26572 [E6-6778]

Download as PDF 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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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 87 (Friday, May 5, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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 face-amount 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.
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    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 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]
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