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Download as PDF 31228 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices 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 17f–1(b). SEC File No. 270– 28. OMB Control No. 3235–0032. 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. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Rule 17f–1(b): Requirements for Reporting and Inquiry With Respect to Missing, Lost, Counterfeit, or Stolen Securities Rule 17f–1(b) (17 CFR 240.17f–1(b)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires approximately 26,000 entities in the securities industry to register in the Lost and Stolen Securities Program (‘‘Program’’). Registration fulfills a statutory requirement that entities report and inquire about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Registration also allows entities in the securities industry to gain access to a confidential database that stores information for the Program. We estimate that 1,000 new entities will register in the Program each year. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the Rule 17f–1(b) is one-half 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 proposed 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 Comments should be directed to (1) the Desk Officer for the SEC, 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 23, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–8488 Filed 5–31–06; 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 17f–1(c) and Form X–17F– 1A; SEC File No. 270–29; OMB Control No. 3235–0037. 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 17f–1(c) and Form X–17F–1A— Reporting of Missing, Lost, Stolen, or Counterfeit Securities Rule 17f–1(c) (17 CFR 240.17f–1(c)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires approximately 26,000 entities in the securities industry to report lost, stolen, missing, or counterfeit securities to a central database. Form X–17F–1A (17 CFR 249.100) facilitates the accurate reporting and precise and immediate data entry into the central database. Reporting to the central database fulfills a statutory requirement that reporting institutions report and inquire about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Reporting to the central PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 database also allows reporting institutions to gain access to the database that stores information for the Lost and Stolen Securities Program. We estimate that 26,000 reporting institutions will report that securities are either missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen annually and that each reporting institution will submit this report 50 times each year. The staff estimates that the average amount of time necessary to comply with Rule 17f–1(c) and Form X– 17F–1A is five minutes. The total burden is 10,333 hours annually for respondents. (26,000 times 50 times 5 divided by 60.) 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 proposed 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed 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, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 24, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–8492 Filed 5–31–06; 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 E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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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: Rule 17f-1(b). SEC File No. 270-28. OMB Control No. 3235-
0032.

    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 17f-1(b): Requirements for Reporting and Inquiry With Respect to 
Missing, Lost, Counterfeit, or Stolen Securities

    Rule 17f-1(b) (17 CFR 240.17f-1(b)) under the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act'') requires 
approximately 26,000 entities in the securities industry to register in 
the Lost and Stolen Securities Program (``Program''). Registration 
fulfills a statutory requirement that entities report and inquire about 
missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Registration also 
allows entities in the securities industry to gain access to a 
confidential database that stores information for the Program.
    We estimate that 1,000 new entities will register in the Program 
each year. The staff estimates that the average number of hours 
necessary to comply with the Rule 17f-1(b) is one-half 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 proposed 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in 
writing within 60 days of this publication.
    Comments should be directed to (1) the Desk Officer for the SEC, 
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, 
Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments 
must be submitted to OMB within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: May 23, 2006.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-8488 Filed 5-31-06; 8:45 am]
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