Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 54696 [E6-15459]

Download as PDF 54696 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 180 / Monday, September 18, 2006 / Notices information provided is mandatory. All information provided to the Commission is available to the public for review. Approximately 17 respondents file Form SB–1 annually at an estimated 708 hours per response for a total annual burden of 12,036 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. 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. Written 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 send an email 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: September 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–15458 Filed 9–15–06; 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17f–2(a); SEC File No. 270–34; OMB Control No. 3235–0034. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:48 Sep 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 Rule 17f–2 (17 CFR 240.17f–2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires that securities professionals be fingerprinted. This requirement serves to identify security risk personnel, to allow an employer to make fully informed employment decisions, and to deter possible wrongdoers from seeking employment in the securities industry. Partners, directors, officers, and employees of exchanges, brokers, dealers, transfer agents, and clearing agencies are included. It is estimated that 10,000 respondents will submit fingerprint cards. It is also estimated that each respondent will submit 55 fingerprint cards. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the Rule 17f–2(a) is onehalf hour. The total burden is 275,000 hours for respondents. The average cost per hour is approximately $50. Therefore, the total cost of compliance for respondents is $13,750,000. 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 estimates 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. 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: September 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–15459 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P PO 00000 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54420; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2006–033] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Eliminate Certain Transitional Corporate Governance Rules September 11, 2006. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 25, 2006, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by Nasdaq. Nasdaq has designated the proposed rule change as one constituting a non-controversial rule change under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Nasdaq proposes to eliminate certain transitional provisions of its Rules that have expired and to clarify the applicability of Nasdaq Rule 4320(a). Nasdaq proposes to implement the proposed rule change immediately. The text of the proposed rule change is available on Nasdaq’s Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com, at Nasdaq’s principal office, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Nasdaq included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. Nasdaq has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1) CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 180 (Monday, September 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 54696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15459]


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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-2(a); SEC File No. 270-34; OMB Control No. 3235-0034.

    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-2 (17 CFR 240.17f-2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires that securities professionals be 
fingerprinted. This requirement serves to identify security risk 
personnel, to allow an employer to make fully informed employment 
decisions, and to deter possible wrongdoers from seeking employment in 
the securities industry. Partners, directors, officers, and employees 
of exchanges, brokers, dealers, transfer agents, and clearing agencies 
are included.
    It is estimated that 10,000 respondents will submit fingerprint 
cards. It is also estimated that each respondent will submit 55 
fingerprint cards. The staff estimates that the average number of hours 
necessary to comply with the Rule 17f-2(a) is one-half hour. The total 
burden is 275,000 hours for respondents. The average cost per hour is 
approximately $50. Therefore, the total cost of compliance for 
respondents is $13,750,000.
    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 estimates 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.
    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: September 11, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-15459 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]
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