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Section 27(e) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–27(e)) provides that a registered investment company issuing a periodic payment plan certificate, or any depositor or underwriter for such company, must notify in writing ‘‘each certificate holder who has missed three payments or more, within thirty days following the expiration of fifteen months after the issuance of the certificate, or, if any such holder has missed one payment or more after such period of fifteen months but prior to the expiration of eighteen months after the issuance of the certificate, at any time prior to the expiration of such eighteen month period, of his right to surrender his certificate * * * and inform the certificate holder of (A) the value of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 holder’s account * * *, and (B) the amount to which he is entitled * * *.’’ Section 27(e) authorizes the Commission to ‘‘make rules specifying the method, form, and contents of the notice required by this subsection.’’ Rule 27e–1 (17 CFR 270.27e–1) under the Act, entitled ‘‘Requirements for Notice to Be Mailed to Certain Purchasers of Periodic Payment Plan Certificates Sold Subject to Section 27(d) of the Act,’’ provides instructions for the delivery of the notice required by section 27(e). Rule 27e–1(f) prescribes Form N–27E– 1 (17 CFR 274.127e–1), which sets forth the language the issuing registered investment company or its depositor or underwriter must use ‘‘to inform certificate holders of their right to surrender their certificates pursuant to Section 27(d).’’ The instructions to the form require that a notice containing the language on the form be sent to certificate holders on the sender’s letterhead. The issuer is not required to file with the Commission a copy of the Form N–27E–1 notice. The Form N–27E–1 notice to certificate holders who have missed certain payments is intended to encourage certificate holders, in light of the potential for further missed payments, to weigh the anticipated costs and benefits associated with continuing to hold their certificates. The disclosure assists certificate holders in making careful and fully informed decisions about whether to continue investing in periodic payment plan certificates. The frequency with which each of these issuers or their representatives must file the Form N–27E–1 notice varies with the number of periodic payment plans sold and the number of certificate holders who miss payments. The staff spoke with representatives of a number of firms in the industry that currently have periodic payment plan accounts. Based upon these conversations, the staff estimates that 3 respondents send out an aggregate of approximately 5054 notices per year through completely automated processes. The staff further estimates that all the issuers that send Form N– 27E–1 notices use outside contractors to print and distribute the notice, and incur no hourly burden. The estimate of annual burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. 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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 27e-1 and Form N-27E-1; SEC File No. 270-486; OMB Control 
No. 3235-0545.

    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 (the ``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') a request for extension of the 
previously approved collection of information discussed below.
    Section 27(e) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Act'') (15 
U.S.C. 80a-27(e)) provides that a registered investment company issuing 
a periodic payment plan certificate, or any depositor or underwriter 
for such company, must notify in writing ``each certificate holder who 
has missed three payments or more, within thirty days following the 
expiration of fifteen months after the issuance of the certificate, or, 
if any such holder has missed one payment or more after such period of 
fifteen months but prior to the expiration of eighteen months after the 
issuance of the certificate, at any time prior to the expiration of 
such eighteen month period, of his right to surrender his certificate * 
* * and inform the certificate holder of (A) the value of the holder's 
account * * *, and (B) the amount to which he is entitled * * *.''
    Section 27(e) authorizes the Commission to ``make rules specifying 
the method, form, and contents of the notice required by this 
subsection.'' Rule 27e-1 (17 CFR 270.27e-1) under the Act, entitled 
``Requirements for Notice to Be Mailed to Certain Purchasers of 
Periodic Payment Plan Certificates Sold Subject to Section 27(d) of the 
Act,'' provides instructions for the delivery of the notice required by 
section 27(e).
    Rule 27e-1(f) prescribes Form N-27E-1 (17 CFR 274.127e-1), which 
sets forth the language the issuing registered investment company or 
its depositor or underwriter must use ``to inform certificate holders 
of their right to surrender their certificates pursuant to Section 
27(d).'' The instructions to the form require that a notice containing 
the language on the form be sent to certificate holders on the sender's 
letterhead. The issuer is not required to file with the Commission a 
copy of the Form N-27E-1 notice.
    The Form N-27E-1 notice to certificate holders who have missed 
certain payments is intended to encourage certificate holders, in light 
of the potential for further missed payments, to weigh the anticipated 
costs and benefits associated with continuing to hold their 
certificates. The disclosure assists certificate holders in making 
careful and fully informed decisions about whether to continue 
investing in periodic payment plan certificates.
    The frequency with which each of these issuers or their 
representatives must file the Form N-27E-1 notice varies with the 
number of periodic payment plans sold and the number of certificate 
holders who miss payments. The staff spoke with representatives of a 
number of firms in the industry that currently have periodic payment 
plan accounts. Based upon these conversations, the staff estimates that 
3 respondents send out an aggregate of approximately 5054 notices per 
year through completely automated processes. The staff further 
estimates that all the issuers that send Form N-27E-1 notices use 
outside contractors to print and distribute the notice, and incur no 
hourly burden. The estimate of annual burden hours is made solely for 
the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms.
    Complying with the collection of information requirements of rule 
27e-1 is mandatory for issuers of periodic payment plans or their 
depositors or underwriters in the event holders of plan certificates 
miss certain payments within eighteen months after issuance. The 
information provided pursuant to rule 27e-1 will be provided to third 
parties and, therefore, will not be kept confidential. The Commission 
is seeking OMB approval, because 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 by 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 by e-
mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 
30 days after this notice.

    Dated: September 1, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
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