Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 41280-41281 [E6-11494]

Download as PDF 41280 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices varying from 4 hours to 72 hours. The intent of the proposed modifications to the plant TS is to enhance overall plant safety by: a. Avoiding unnecessary plant shutdowns. b. Minimizing plant transitions and associated transition and realignment risks. c. Providing for increased flexibility in scheduling and performing maintenance and surveillance activities. d. Providing explicit guidance where none currently exists. Basis for proposed no-significanthazards-consideration determination: As required by 10 CFR 50.91(a), an analysis of the issue of no-significanthazards-consideration is presented below: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Criterion 1—The Proposed Change Does Not Involve a Significant Increase in the Probability or Consequences of an Accident Previously Evaluated The proposed change provides a short Completion Time to restore an inoperable system for conditions under which the existing Technical Specifications require a plant shutdown to begin within one hour in accordance with Limiting Condition for Operation (LCO) 3.0.3. Entering into Technical Specification Actions is not an initiator of any accident previously evaluated. As a result, the probability of an accident previously evaluated is not significantly increased. The consequences of any accident previously evaluated that may occur during the proposed Completion Times are no different from the consequences of the same accident during the existing one hour allowance. As a result, the consequences of any accident previously evaluated are not significantly increased. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated. Criterion 2—The Proposed Change Does Not Create the Possibility of a New or Different Kind of Accident From Any Previously Evaluated No new or different accidents result from utilizing the proposed change. The changes do not involve a physical alteration of the plant (i.e., no new or different type of equipment will be installed) or a change in the methods governing normal plant operation. In addition, the changes do not impose any new or different requirements. The changes do not alter assumptions made in the safety analysis. Therefore, the proposed change does not create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any previously evaluated. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 Criterion 3—The Proposed Change Does Not Involve a Significant Reduction in the Margin of Safety The proposed change increases the time the plant may operate without the ability to perform an assumed safety function. The analyses in WCAP– 16125–NP, Rev. 0, ‘‘Justification for Risk-Informed Modifications to Selected Technical Specifications for Conditions Leading to Exigent Plant Shutdown,’’ Revision 0, September 2003, demonstrated that there is an acceptably small increase in risk due to a limited period of continued operation in these conditions and that this risk is balanced by avoiding the risks associated with a plant shutdown. As a result, the change to the margin of safety provided by requiring a plant shutdown within one hour is not significant. Therefore, the proposed change does not involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. Based upon the reasoning presented above and the previous discussion of the amendment request, the requested change does not involve a significant hazards consideration. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 13th day of July 2006. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Carl S. Schutlen, Chief, Technical Specifications Branch, Division of Inspection & Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 06–6364 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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: Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T, SEC File No. 270–359, OMB Control No. 3235–0410. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. The Code of Federal Regulation citations to this collection of information are the following rules: 17 CFR 240.17h–1T and 17 CFR 240.17h– 2T under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rule 17h–1T requires a broker-dealer to maintain and preserve records and other information concerning certain entities that are associated with the broker-dealer. This requirement extends to the financial and securities activities of the holding company, affiliates and subsidiaries of the broker-dealer that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on the financial or operational condition of the broker-dealer. Rule 17h–2T requires a broker-dealer to file with the Commission quarterly reports and a cumulative year-end report concerning the information required to be maintained and preserved under Rule 17h–1T. The collection of information required by Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T is necessary to enable the Commission to monitor the activities of a broker-dealer affiliate whose business activities is reasonably likely to have a material impact on the financial and operational condition of the broker-dealer. Without this information, the Commission would be unable to assess the potentially damaging impact of the affiliate’s activities on the broker-dealer. There are currently 200 respondents that must comply with Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T. Each of these 200 respondents require approximately 10 hours per year, or 2.5 hours per quarter, to maintain the records required under Rule 17h–1T, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,000 hours (200 respondents × 10 hours). In addition, each of these 200 respondents must make five annual responses under Rule 17h–2T. These five responses require approximately 14 hours per respondent per year, or 3.5 hours per quarter, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,800 hours (200 respondents × 14 hours). In addition, there are approximately five new respondents per year that must draft an organizational chart required under Rule 17h–1T and establish a system for complying with the Rules. The staff estimates that drafting the required organizational chart requires one hour and establishing a system for complying with the Rules requires three hours, thus requiring an aggregate of 20 hours (5 new respondents × 4 hours). Thus, the total compliance burden per year is approximately 4,820 burden hours (2,000 + 2,800 + 20). 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 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices 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. Comments should be directed to: 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: July 11, 2006. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11494 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collections; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 Extensions: Form 18, OMB Control No. 3235–0121, SEC File No. 270–105, Form F–80, OMB Control No. 3235–0404, SEC File No. 270–357. 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 collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management Budget for extension and approval. Form 18 (17 CFR 249.218) is used for the registration of securities of any foreign government or political subdivision on a U.S. exchange. The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of the information. Form 18 takes approximately 8 hours per response and is filed by approximately 5 respondents for a total of 40 annual burden hours. It is estimated that 100% of the total reporting burden is prepared by the company. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 Form F–80 (17 CFR 239.41) is used by large publicly traded Canadian foreign private issuers registering securities offered in business combinations and exchange offers. The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of the information. Form F– 80 takes approximately 2 hours per response and is filed by 4 issuers for a total annual burden of 8 hours. The estimated burden of 2 hours per response was based upon the amount of time necessary to compile the registration statement using the existing Canadian prospectus plus any additional information required by the Commission. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether these proposed collections of information are 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 imposed by the collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collections 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 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. Dated: June 28, 2006. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11495 Filed 7–19–06; 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: Form SB–1; OMB Control No. 3235–0423; SEC File No. 270–374. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41281 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. Small business issuers use Form SB– 1 (17 CFR 239.9), as defined in Rule 405 (17 CFR 230.405) of the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.), to register up to $10 million of securities to be sold for cash, if they have not registered more than $10 million in securities offerings in any continuous 12-month period, including the transaction being registered. The information to be collected is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to investors in the registration of securities and assures public availability of the information. Approximately 17 respondents file Form SB–1 annually at an estimated 708 hours per response for a total of 12,036 annual burden hours. We further estimate that 25% of the total burden (3,009 hours) is prepared by the company and the remaining 75% of the total burden hours is prepared by outside counsel retained by the company. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collections 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 collection 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 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. Dated: June 28, 2006. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–11496 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 139 (Thursday, July 20, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-11494]


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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:
    Rules 17h-1T and 17h-2T, SEC File No. 270-359, OMB Control No. 
3235-0410.

    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'') has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
requests for extension of the previously approved collections of 
information discussed below. The Code of Federal Regulation citations 
to this collection of information are the following rules: 17 CFR 
240.17h-1T and 17 CFR 240.17h-2T under the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act'').
    Rule 17h-1T requires a broker-dealer to maintain and preserve 
records and other information concerning certain entities that are 
associated with the broker-dealer. This requirement extends to the 
financial and securities activities of the holding company, affiliates 
and subsidiaries of the broker-dealer that are reasonably likely to 
have a material impact on the financial or operational condition of the 
broker-dealer. Rule 17h-2T requires a broker-dealer to file with the 
Commission quarterly reports and a cumulative year-end report 
concerning the information required to be maintained and preserved 
under Rule 17h-1T.
    The collection of information required by Rules 17h-1T and 17h-2T 
is necessary to enable the Commission to monitor the activities of a 
broker-dealer affiliate whose business activities is reasonably likely 
to have a material impact on the financial and operational condition of 
the broker-dealer. Without this information, the Commission would be 
unable to assess the potentially damaging impact of the affiliate's 
activities on the broker-dealer.
    There are currently 200 respondents that must comply with Rules 
17h-1T and 17h-2T. Each of these 200 respondents require approximately 
10 hours per year, or 2.5 hours per quarter, to maintain the records 
required under Rule 17h-1T, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,000 
hours (200 respondents x 10 hours). In addition, each of these 200 
respondents must make five annual responses under Rule 17h-2T. These 
five responses require approximately 14 hours per respondent per year, 
or 3.5 hours per quarter, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,800 hours 
(200 respondents x 14 hours). In addition, there are approximately five 
new respondents per year that must draft an organizational chart 
required under Rule 17h-1T and establish a system for complying with 
the Rules. The staff estimates that drafting the required 
organizational chart requires one hour and establishing a system for 
complying with the Rules requires three hours, thus requiring an 
aggregate of 20 hours (5 new respondents x 4 hours). Thus, the total 
compliance burden per year is approximately 4,820 burden hours (2,000 + 
2,800 + 20).
    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

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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.
    Comments should be directed to: 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: July 11, 2006.
J. Lynn Taylor,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-11494 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]
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