Request for Public Comment, 27295-27296 [E6-7113]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices Proposal for the following collection of information: OMB Number: 3133–NEW. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: New collection. Title: NCUA Economic Development Specialist Direct Assistance Survey. Description: The survey will provide federally insured credit unions with an opportunity to give NCUA feedback on direct assistance provided by economic development specialists. NCUA will use the information to evaluate and improve the National Small Credit Union Program. Respondents: Small Credit Unions. Estimated No. of Respondents/Record keepers: 300. Estimated Burden Hours Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: Semiannually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $471.00. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By the National Credit Union Administration Board on May 4, 2006. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–7063 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] request, should be directed to Tracy Sumpter at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal for the following collection of information: OMB Number: 3133–0144. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Examination Survey. Description: To provide federal credit unions with an opportunity to give NCUA feedback on its examination procedures. NCUA will use the information to evaluate and improve the examination process. Respondents: Credit unions. Estimated No. of Respondents/Record keepers: 5391. Estimated Burden Hours Per Response: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Reporting, and annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 449 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.00. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on May 4, 2006. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–7064 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION BILLING CODE 7535–01–P Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review; Comment Request RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. DATES: Comments will be accepted until July 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to NCUA Clearance Officer listed below: Clearance Officer: Mr. Neil McNamara, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. Fax No. 703–837–2861. E-mail: mcnamara@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and Purpose of Information Collection: Request for Medicare Payment; OMB 3220–0131. Under PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27295 Section 7(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, the RRB administers the Medicare program for persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed by persons covered by the railroad retirement system. The collection obtains the information needed by Palmetto GBA, the Medicare carrier for railroad retirement beneficiaries, to pay claims for payments under Part B of the Medicare program. Authority for collecting the information is prescribed in 42 CFR 424.32. The RRB currently utilizes Forms G– 740S, Patient’s Request for Medicare Payment, (along with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Form CMS–1500) to secure the information necessary to pay Part B Medicare Claims. One response is completed for each claim. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. The RRB proposes no changes to RRB Form G–740S. The RRB estimates annual respondent burden associated with RRB Form G–740s as follows: Estimated number of responses: 100. Estimated completion time per response: 15 minutes. Estimated annual burden hours: 25. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–4359 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–M SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Request for Public Comment Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17a–6; SEC File No. 270–433; OMB Control No. 3235–0489. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 27296 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 90 / Wednesday, May 10, 2006 / Notices 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 17a–6 (17 CFR 240.17a–6) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 permits national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (collectively, ‘‘SROs’’) to destroy or convert to microfilm or other recording media records maintained under Rule 17a–1, if they have filed a record destruction plan with the Commission and the Commission has declared such plan effective. There are currently 22 SROs: 10 national securities exchanges, 1 national securities association, 10 registered clearing agencies, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. These respondents file no more than one record destruction plan per year, which requires approximately 160 hours for each new plan. However, the Commission is discounting that figure given its experience to date with the number of plans that have been filed. Further, any existing SRO record destruction plans may require revision, over time, in response to, for example, changes in document retention technology, which the Commission estimates will take much less than the 160 hours estimated for a new plan. Thus, the total annual compliance burden is estimated to be 60 hours, based on an estimated two respondents per year. The approximate cost per hour is $250, resulting in a total cost of compliance for these respondents of $15,000 per year (60 hours @ $250 per hour). 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 shall 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 to be 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. Please direct your written comments to: (i) The Desk Officer for the Securities VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:59 May 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an 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, VA 22312 or by sending an e-mail to PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 3, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–7113 Filed 5–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–53753; File No. SR–OPRA– 2006–01] Options Price Reporting Authority; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information To Revise OPRA’s Professional Subscriber Agreement and Its Direct Circuit Connection Rider and Indirect Circuit Connection Rider May 2, 2006. Pursuant to section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on April 21, 2006, the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information (‘‘OPRA Plan’’).3 The proposed OPRA Plan amendment would revise OPRA’s Professional Subscriber Agreement (‘‘PSA’’), which 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. CFR 242.608. 3 The OPRA Plan is a national market system plan approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 11A of the Act and Rule 608 thereunder (formerly Rule 11Aa3–2). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 17638 (March 18, 1981), 22 S.E.C. Docket 484 (March 31, 1981). The OPRA Plan provides for the collection and dissemination of last sale and quotation information on options that are traded on the participant exchanges. The six participants to the OPRA Plan are the American Stock Exchange LLC, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, the International Securities Exchange, Inc., the NYSE Arca, Inc., and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. is required to be entered into between OPRA and professional subscribers to options information under Section VII(c) of the OPRA Plan, and amend the Direct Circuit Connection Rider and Indirect Circuit Connection Rider to the PSA. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments from interested persons on the proposed OPRA Plan amendment. I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment OPRA states that the purpose of the proposed amendment is to revise the PSA that is required to be entered into between OPRA and professional subscribers to options information under section VII(c) of the OPRA Plan, to amend the Direct Circuit Connection Rider and the Indirect Circuit Connection Rider to the PSA to conform the language of these documents to OPRA’s Vendor Agreement as revised in 2002, and to make certain other updating revisions.4 Significant changes that OPRA proposes to the PSA and the Riders are described below. In addition, OPRA proposes certain non-substantive editorial revisions, which are not described below but are reflected in the new PSA and the Riders thereto. Professional Subscriber Agreement OPRA has updated the list of participant exchanges. In addition, OPRA has supplemented the definition of the term ‘‘Information’’ by adding the phrase ‘‘other information transmitted over the information reporting system administered by OPRA.’’ 5 According to OPRA, this ‘‘other information’’ would include real-time values of various indexes that underlie options traded on the markets of the participant exchanges, data with respect to open interest, and systems messages. Section 7 of the PSA, which describes OPRA’s inspection right, has been revised to refer explicitly to the Subscriber’s records with respect to its use of Information to say explicitly that the inspection would be limited to confirming compliance with the provisions of the PSA, and to clarify 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 OPRA’s Vendor Agreement was revised in SR– OPRA–2002–03, and was approved by the Commission on January 22, 2003. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 47230 (January 22, 2003), 68 FR 4259 (January 28, 2003). 5 This change would conform the definition of the term ‘‘Information’’ in the PSA to the definition of the term ‘‘OPRA Data’’ in the Vendor Agreement and the Direct and Indirect Circuit Connection Riders. As described below, OPRA would use the revised PSA only on a prospective basis. OPRA believes that it is more desirable to maintain continuity in the use of the term ‘‘Information’’ in the PSA than to change the PSA to use the term that is used in its other contract forms. E:\FR\FM\10MYN1.SGM 10MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27295-27296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7113]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Request for Public Comment

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

Extension:
    Rule 17a-6; SEC File No. 270-433; OMB Control No. 3235-0489.


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    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 17a-6 (17 CFR 240.17a-6) under the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 permits national securities exchanges, national securities 
associations, registered clearing agencies, and the Municipal 
Securities Rulemaking Board (collectively, ``SROs'') to destroy or 
convert to microfilm or other recording media records maintained under 
Rule 17a-1, if they have filed a record destruction plan with the 
Commission and the Commission has declared such plan effective.
    There are currently 22 SROs: 10 national securities exchanges, 1 
national securities association, 10 registered clearing agencies, and 
the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. These respondents file no 
more than one record destruction plan per year, which requires 
approximately 160 hours for each new plan. However, the Commission is 
discounting that figure given its experience to date with the number of 
plans that have been filed. Further, any existing SRO record 
destruction plans may require revision, over time, in response to, for 
example, changes in document retention technology, which the Commission 
estimates will take much less than the 160 hours estimated for a new 
plan. Thus, the total annual compliance burden is estimated to be 60 
hours, based on an estimated two respondents per year. The approximate 
cost per hour is $250, resulting in a total cost of compliance for 
these respondents of $15,000 per year (60 hours @ $250 per hour).
    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 shall 
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 to be 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.
    Please direct your written comments to: (i) The 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 by sending an 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, VA 22312 or by sending 
an e-mail to PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 
days of this notice.

    Dated: May 3, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-7113 Filed 5-9-06; 8:45 am]
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