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Download as PDF 55524 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 184 / Friday, September 22, 2006 / Notices 75% of the burden hours is attributed to outside cost. Form F–8 (17 CFR 239.38) may be used to register under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) securities of certain Canadian issuers to be used in exchange offers or business combinations. 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 such information. Form F–8 takes approximately one hour per response to prepare and is filed by 10 respondents. We estimate that 25% of one hour per response (15 minutes) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden of 3 hours (15 minutes/60 minutes per response × 10 responses = 2.5 hours rounded to 3 hours). The remaining 75% of the burden hours is attributed to outside cost. 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 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: September 13, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–7994 Filed 9–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:37 Sep 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 11a–2, SEC File No. 270–267, OMB Control No. 3235–0272. 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 an extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 11a–2 Under the Investment Company Act of 1940: Offers of Exchange by Certain Registered Separate Accounts or Others the Terms of Which Do Not Require Prior Commission Approval.’’ Rule 11a–2 (17 CFR 270.11a–2) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) permits certain registered insurance company separate accounts, subject to certain conditions, to make exchange offers without prior approval by the Commission of the terms of those offers. Rule 11a–2 requires disclosure, in certain registration statements filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) of any administrative fee or sales load imposed in connection with an exchange offer. There are currently 736 registrants governed by Rule 11a–2. The Commission includes the estimated burden of complying with the information collection required by Rule 11a–2 in the total number of burden hours estimated for completing the relevant registration statements and reports the burden of Rule 11a–2 in the separate PRA submissions for those registration statements (see the separate PRA submissions for Form N–3 (17 CFR 274.11b), Form N–4 (17 CFR 274.11c) and Form N–6 (17 CFR 274.11d). The Commission is requesting a burden of one hour for Rule 11a–2 for administrative purposes. The estimate of average 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 or forms. With regard to Rule 11a–2, the Commission includes the estimate of burden hours in the total number of burden hours estimated for completing the relevant registration statements and reported on the separate PRA submissions for those statements (see the separate PRA submissions for Form N–3, Form N–4 and Form N–6). PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The information collection requirements imposed by Rule 11a–2 are mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept confidential. 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: 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. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–7995 Filed 9–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17a–25, SEC File No. 270–482, OMB Control No. 3235–0540. 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 request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 17a–25 (17 CFR 240.17a–25) requires registered broker-dealers to electronically submit securities transaction information, including identifiers for prime brokerage arrangements, average price accounts, and depository institutions, in a standardized format when requested by the Commission staff. In addition, the rule also requires broker-dealers to submit, and keep current, contact person information for electronic blue E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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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 11a-2, SEC File No. 270-267, OMB Control No. 3235-0272.

    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 an extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
    The title for the collection of information is ``Rule 11a-2 Under 
the Investment Company Act of 1940: Offers of Exchange by Certain 
Registered Separate Accounts or Others the Terms of Which Do Not 
Require Prior Commission Approval.''
    Rule 11a-2 (17 CFR 270.11a-2) under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) permits certain registered insurance 
company separate accounts, subject to certain conditions, to make 
exchange offers without prior approval by the Commission of the terms 
of those offers. Rule 11a-2 requires disclosure, in certain 
registration statements filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 
(15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) of any administrative fee or sales load imposed 
in connection with an exchange offer.
    There are currently 736 registrants governed by Rule 11a-2. The 
Commission includes the estimated burden of complying with the 
information collection required by Rule 11a-2 in the total number of 
burden hours estimated for completing the relevant registration 
statements and reports the burden of Rule 11a-2 in the separate PRA 
submissions for those registration statements (see the separate PRA 
submissions for Form N-3 (17 CFR 274.11b), Form N-4 (17 CFR 274.11c) 
and Form N-6 (17 CFR 274.11d). The Commission is requesting a burden of 
one hour for Rule 11a-2 for administrative purposes.
    The estimate of average 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 or forms. With regard to Rule 11a-2, the Commission 
includes the estimate of burden hours in the total number of burden 
hours estimated for completing the relevant registration statements and 
reported on the separate PRA submissions for those statements (see the 
separate PRA submissions for Form N-3, Form N-4 and Form N-6).
    The information collection requirements imposed by Rule 11a-2 are 
mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept 
confidential. 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: 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.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-7995 Filed 9-21-06; 8:45 am]
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