Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44727-44728 [E6-12696]

Download as PDF 44727 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices DTGS60337 Executive Director for Public Affairs to the Administrator. Effective June 21, 2006. DTGS60381 Chief of Staff to the Administrator. Effective June 27, 2006. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218. Office of Personnel Management. Dan G. Blair, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E6–12785 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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 the 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: Application for Spouse Annuity Under the Railroad Retirement Act; OMB 3220–0042 Section 2(c) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), provides for the payment of annuities to spouses of railroad retirement annuitants who meet the requirements under the RRA. The age requirements for a spouse annuity depend on the employee’s age and date of retirement and the employee’s years of railroad service. The requirements relating to the annuities are prescribed in 20 CFR 216, 218, 219, 232, 234, and 295. The RRB currently uses the electronic AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification process and manual Form AA–3, Application for Spouse/Divorced Spouse Annuity, to obtain the information needed to determine an applicant’s entitlement to an annuity and the amount of the annuity. The AA–3cert process obtains information from an applicant by means of an interview with an RRB field-office representative. During the interview, the field-office representative enters the information obtained into an on-line information system. Upon completion of the interview, the applicant receives Form AA–3cert, Application Summary and Certification, which summarizes the information that was provided by/or verified by the applicant, for review and signature. The RRB also uses manual Form AA–3 in instances where the RRB representative is unable to contact the applicant in person or by telephone; i.e., the applicant lives in another country. The RRB estimates the burden for the collection as follows: Estimated Burden Estimated annual responses Form No. Estimated completion time (per response) Estimated annual burden (hours) 8,400 100 30 58 4,200 97 Total ...................................................................................................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AA–3cert ...................................................................................................................................... AA–3 (manual) ............................................................................................................................. 8,500 ........................ 4,297 The RRB proposes to add new items to Form(s) AA–3cert and AA–3 to further document an applicant’s most recent nonrailroad work. The items ask for the applicant’s most recent job title and whether their employer is a seasonal employer. Non-burdenimpacting changes are proposed to the certification statements of Form(s) AA– 3cert and AA–3 that are intended to provide additional specificity regarding post-application events that require an applicant to contact the RRB. Other nonburden impacting, editorial (clarification) and formatting changes to Form AA–3cert and Form AA–3 are also proposed. Completion is required to obtain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. E6–12757 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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: Rule 17f–1(b); SEC File No. 270– 28; OMB Control No. 3235–0032. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. • 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. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 44728 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices 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. The total burden is therefore 500 hours (1,000 times one-half) annually for all participants. Rule 17f–1(b) is a registration obligation only. Registering under rule 17f–1(b) is mandatory to obtain the benefit of a central database that stores information about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities for the Program. Reporting institutions required to register under rule 17f-1(b) will not be kept confidential; however, the Program database will be kept confidential. Please note that 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. Comments should be directed to (1) 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 30 days of this notice. Dated: July 31, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12696 Filed 8–4–06; 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 202(a)(11)–1; SEC File No. 270–471; OMB Control No. 3235–0532. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Certain Broker-Dealers Deemed Not To Be Investment Advisers.’’ Rule 202(a)(11)–1 (17 CFR 275.202(a)(11)–1) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–1 et seq.) (‘‘Advisers Act’’) addresses the application of the Advisers Act to broker-dealers offering accounts charging an asset-based fee. The rule is intended to clarify when brokers offering these programs are subject to the provisions of the Advisers Act. The rule requires that all advertisements for brokerage accounts charging an assetbased fee and all agreements and contracts governing the operation of those accounts contain a certain prominent statement that the accounts are brokerage accounts and not advisory accounts. This collection of information is necessary so that customers are not confused with respect to the services that they are receiving, i.e., to prevent customers and prospective customers from mistakenly believing that the account is an advisory account subject to the Advisers Act. The collection assists customers in making informed decisions regarding whether to establish accounts. The respondents to this collection of information are all broker-dealers that are registered with the Commission. The Commission has estimated that the average annual burden for ensuring compliance with the disclosure element of the rule is 5 minutes per brokerdealer taking advantage of the rule. If all of the approximately 6,158 brokerdealers registered with the Commission took advantage of the rule, the total estimated annual burden would be 511 hours (.083 hours × 6,158 brokers). The rule imposes no additional requirements regarding record retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule are mandatory. Any information received by the Commission related to the rule would be kept confidential, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Dated: July 31, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12698 Filed 8–4–06; 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: 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. • 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 certificates to the Commission or its designee, to a registered transfer agent for the issue, and, when criminal activity is suspected, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Such entities are required to use Form X–17F–1A (17 CFR 249.100) to make such reports. Filing these reports fulfills a statutory requirement that reporting institutions report and inquire about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Since these reports are compiled in a central database, the rule facilitates reporting institutions to access the database that stores information for the Lost and Stolen Securities Program. We estimate that 26,000 reporting institutions will report that securities certificates are either missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen annually and that E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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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: 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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
     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.

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    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. The total 
burden is therefore 500 hours (1,000 times one-half) annually for all 
participants.
    Rule 17f-1(b) is a registration obligation only. Registering under 
rule 17f-1(b) is mandatory to obtain the benefit of a central database 
that stores information about missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen 
securities for the Program. Reporting institutions required to register 
under rule 17f-1(b) will not be kept confidential; however, the Program 
database will be kept confidential. Please note that 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.
    Comments should be directed to (1) 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 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: July 31, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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