30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405-0151, 46535-46536 [E6-13302]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 2006, NYSE Arca filed Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.5 The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 10, 2006.6 The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change, as amended. The proposed amendment to NYSE Arca Rule 9.20 would replace the current text of Rule 9.20(b) with text that would require OTP Holders and OTP Firms to participate in the national do-not-call registry maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’) and to follow applicable regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (‘‘FCC’’). The proposed amendment would make Rule 9.20(b) consistent with NYSE Rule 404A and requirements of FCC regulations applicable to brokerdealers engaged in telemarketing by including provisions concerning general telemarketing requirements, procedures, wireless communications, outsourcing telemarketing, pre-recorded messages, telephone facsimile or computer advertisements and caller identification. The amended rule would generally prohibit OTP Holders and OTP Firms, and their associated persons, from making telemarketing calls to people who have registered with the national do-not-call registry. The amended rule also would set forth firm-specific donot-call restrictions, time-of-day restrictions, and disclosure requirements similar to those contained in the current rule. The Commission finds that the proposed rule change, as amended, is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.7 In particular, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,8 which requires, among other things, that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and national market system, and in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Commission believes that the proposed rule change, as amended, is designed to accomplish 5 In Amendment No. 2, NYSE Arca made additional changes to the text of proposed amended NYSE Arca Rule 9.20 and to the original filing. 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54078 (June 30, 2006), 71 FR 38953 (July 10, 2006) (this notice listed incorrect filing dates for the initial proposal and Amendment No. 2). 7 In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission has considered whether the proposed rule change will promote efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 these ends by requiring OTP Holders and OTP Firms, and their associated persons, to observe time-of-day restrictions on telephone solicitations, maintain firm-specific do-not-call lists, and refrain from initiating telephone solicitations to investors and other members of the public who have registered their telephone numbers on the national do-not-call registry. The Commission also believes that the proposed rule change, as amended, establishes adequate procedures to prevent OTP Holders and OTP Firms, and their associated persons, from making telephone solicitations to donot-call registrants, which should have the effect of protecting investors by enabling persons who do not want to receive telephone solicitations from members or member organizations to receive the protections of the national do-not-call registry, while providing appropriate exceptions to the rule’s restrictions, which should promote just and equitable principles of trade. It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,9 that the proposed rule change (SR–PCX–2005– 54), as amended, be and is hereby approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–13270 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Additional Options for Requesting Administrative Review—Title II and Title XVI AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: We are expanding the methods available for requesting administrative review. We now will accept oral requests from claimants in person or by telephone. This change in our procedures will make it easier for claimants to do business with us. DATES: Effective Date: This change will be effective on August 14, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosemary Carey, Team Leader, Due Process Team, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235, (410) 965–7936 or TTY (410) 966–5609. 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 10 17 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46535 Under our current procedures, claimants may request administrative review of our determinations or decisions in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs by filing a written request. We are increasing the options available to claimants for requesting administrative review to now also include oral requests made in person or by telephone. We plan to revise our instructional manuals and other documents to reflect these options. As we believe these options will benefit claimants by making it easier for them to do business with us, we are implementing this change immediately. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 31, 2006. Martin H. Gerry, Deputy Commissioner for Disability and Income Security Programs. [FR Doc. E6–13245 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5493] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS–3097, Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405–0151 Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0151. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Exchange, Coordination and Designation, ECA/EC/ PS. • Form Number: Form DS–3097. • Respondents: Designated J–1 program sponsors. • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1460. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1460 annually. • Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour. • Total Estimated Burden: 1460 hours. • Frequency: Annually. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 46536 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 156 / Monday, August 14, 2006 / Notices Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for up to 30 days from August 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who may be reached at (202) 395–4718. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: kastrich@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the subject line of your message. • Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. • Fax: 202–395–6974 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed information collection and supporting documents from Stanley S. Colvin, Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Department of State, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547, who may be reached on (202) 203–5096, fax at 202–203–5087 or e-mail at Jexchanges@state.gov. DATES: We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary to properly perform our functions. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abstract of Proposed Collection Annual reports from designated program sponsors assist the Department in oversight and administration of the J– 1 visa program. The reports provide statistical data on the number of exchange participants an organization sponsored per category. Program sponsors include government agencies, academic institutions, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Methodology Annual reports are run through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and then printed and sent to the Department. The Department allows sponsors to submit VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:58 Aug 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 annual reports by mail or fax at this time. There are measures being taken to allow sponsors to submit the reports electronically in the future. Dated: June 22, 2006. Stanley S. Colvin, Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–13302 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 8, 2006. The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20220. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 13, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–0712. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Risk Limitations. Form: 6198. Description: IRC section 465 requires taxpayers to limit their at-risk loss to the lesser of the loss or their amount at risk. Form 6198 is used by taxpayers to determine their deductible loss and by IRS to verify the amount deducted. Respondents: Business and other forprofit institutions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 914,419 hours. OMB Number: 1545–1853. Type of Review: Extension. Title: Electronic Sales Kit: Interview Guide. Description: A guide used by IRS Wage & Investment Division (W&I)Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC) and Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SB/ SE)-Taxpayer Education and Communication (TEC) Field employees containing suggested questions to ask during in-person visitations and/or telemarketing calls with tax PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 professionals to better direct a conversation leading to encouraging the tax professional to e-file. Respondents: Business and other forprofit institutions. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,000 hours. Clearance Officer: Glenn P. Kirkland, (202) 622–3428, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, (202) 395–7316, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Robert Dahl, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–13274 Filed 8–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Request to reissue U.S. Savings Bonds to a personal trust. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 15, 2003, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Bureau of the Public Debt, Vicki S. Thorpe, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or Vicki.Thorpe@bpd.treas.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Vicki S. Thorpe, Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, (304) 480–8150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request To Reissue United States Savings Bonds to A Personal Trust. OMB Number: 1535–0009. Form Number: PD F 1851. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 156 (Monday, August 14, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46535-46536]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-13302]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5493]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-3097, 
Exchange Visitor Program Annual Report, and OMB Control Number 1405-
0151

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following 
information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.
     Title of Information Collection: Exchange Visitor Program 
Annual Report.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0151.
     Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Educational and Cultural Affairs, 
Office of Exchange, Coordination and Designation, ECA/EC/PS.
     Form Number: Form DS-3097.
     Respondents: Designated J-1 program sponsors.
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 1460.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 1460 annually.
     Average Hours Per Response: 1 hour.
     Total Estimated Burden: 1460 hours.
     Frequency: Annually.
     Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.

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DATES: Submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
up to 30 days from August 14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments and questions to Katherine Astrich, the 
Department of State Desk Officer in the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who 
may be reached at (202) 395-4718. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: kastrich@omb.eop.gov. You must include the DS form 
number, information collection title, and OMB control number in the 
subject line of your message.
     Mail (paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions): Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.
     Fax: 202-395-6974

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the proposed 
information collection and supporting documents from Stanley S. Colvin, 
Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Department 
of State, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547, who may 
be reached on (202) 203-5096, fax at 202-203-5087 or e-mail at 
Jexchanges@state.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are soliciting public comments to permit 
the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary to properly perform our functions.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    Annual reports from designated program sponsors assist the 
Department in oversight and administration of the J-1 visa program. The 
reports provide statistical data on the number of exchange participants 
an organization sponsored per category. Program sponsors include 
government agencies, academic institutions, not-for-profit and for-
profit organizations.

Methodology

    Annual reports are run through the Student and Exchange Visitor 
Information System (SEVIS) and then printed and sent to the Department. 
The Department allows sponsors to submit annual reports by mail or fax 
at this time. There are measures being taken to allow sponsors to 
submit the reports electronically in the future.

    Dated: June 22, 2006.
Stanley S. Colvin,
Director, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. E6-13302 Filed 8-11-06; 8:45 am]
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