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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 184 / Friday, September 22, 2006 / Notices sheets (‘‘EBS’’) requests. The Commission uses the information for enforcement inquiries or investigations and trading reconstructions, as well as for inspections and examinations. The Commission estimates that it sends approximately 27,000 electronic blue sheet requests per year. Accordingly, the annual aggregate hour burden for electronic and manual response firms is estimated to be 3,564 hours and 405 hours, respectively. In addition, the Commission estimates that it will request 1,400 broker-dealers to supply the contact information identified in Rule 17a–25(c) and estimates the total aggregate burden hours to be 350. Thus, the annual aggregate burden for all respondents to the collection of information requirements of Rule 17a–25 is estimated at 4,319 hours. 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 estimated burden hours should be directed to the Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission at the address below. Any comments concerning the accuracy of the estimated average burden hours for compliance with Commission rules and forms should be directed to (i) 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 email 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. 06–7996 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 Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:37 Sep 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Extension: Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T, SEC File No. 270–359, OMB Control No. 3235–0410. 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 requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. Rule 17h–1T (17 CFR 240.17h–1T) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires a broker-dealer to maintain and preserve records and other information concerning certain entities that are associated with the broker-dealer. This requirement extends to the financial and securities activities of the holding company, affiliates and subsidiaries of the broker-dealer that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on the financial or operational condition of the broker-dealer. Rule 17h–2T (17 CFR 240.17h–2T) under the Act requires a broker-dealer to file with the Commission quarterly reports and a cumulative year-end report concerning the information required to be maintained and preserved under Rule 17h–1T. The collection of information required by Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T is necessary to enable the Commission to monitor the activities of a broker-dealer affiliate whose business activities is reasonably likely to have a material impact on the financial and operational condition of the broker-dealer. Without this information, the Commission would be unable to assess the potentially damaging impact of the affiliate’s activities on the broker-dealer. There are currently 200 respondents that must comply with Rules 17h–1T and 17h–2T. Each of these 200 respondents require approximately 10 hours per year, or 2.5 hours per quarter, to maintain the records required under Rule 17h–1T, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,000 hours (200 respondents × 10 hours). In addition, each of these 200 respondents must make five annual responses under Rule 17h–2T. These five responses require approximately 14 hours per respondent per year, or 3.5 hours per quarter, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,800 hours (200 respondents × 14 hours). In addition, there are approximately five new respondents per year 1 that must draft an organizational chart required under 1 However, the staff further estimates that the number of respondents decreases by at least that many firms per year as a result of mergers and other business factors. PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55525 Rule 17h–1T and establish a system for complying with the Rules. The staff estimates that drafting the required organizational chart requires one hour and establishing a system for complying with the Rules requires three hours, thus requiring an aggregate of 20 hours (5 new respondents × 4 hours). Thus, the total compliance burden per year is approximately 4,820 burden hours (2,000 + 2,800 + 20). Rule 17h–1T specifies that the records required to be maintained under the Rule must be preserved for a period of not less than three years. There is no specific retention period or record keeping requirement for Rule 17h–2T. The collection of information is mandatory and the information required to be provided to the Commission pursuant to these Rules are deemed confidential, notwithstanding any other provision of law under section 17(h)(5) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78q(h)(5)) and section 552(b)(3)(B) of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3)(B)). 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 (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 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: September 11, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–7997 Filed 9–21–06; 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: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 184 (Friday, September 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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:
    Rules 17h-1T and 17h-2T, SEC File No. 270-359, OMB Control No. 
3235-0410.

    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 
requests for extension of the previously approved collections of 
information discussed below.
    Rule 17h-1T (17 CFR 240.17h-1T) under the Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act'') requires a broker-dealer 
to maintain and preserve records and other information concerning 
certain entities that are associated with the broker-dealer. This 
requirement extends to the financial and securities activities of the 
holding company, affiliates and subsidiaries of the broker-dealer that 
are reasonably likely to have a material impact on the financial or 
operational condition of the broker-dealer. Rule 17h-2T (17 CFR 
240.17h-2T) under the Act requires a broker-dealer to file with the 
Commission quarterly reports and a cumulative year-end report 
concerning the information required to be maintained and preserved 
under Rule 17h-1T.
    The collection of information required by Rules 17h-1T and 17h-2T 
is necessary to enable the Commission to monitor the activities of a 
broker-dealer affiliate whose business activities is reasonably likely 
to have a material impact on the financial and operational condition of 
the broker-dealer. Without this information, the Commission would be 
unable to assess the potentially damaging impact of the affiliate's 
activities on the broker-dealer.
    There are currently 200 respondents that must comply with Rules 
17h-1T and 17h-2T. Each of these 200 respondents require approximately 
10 hours per year, or 2.5 hours per quarter, to maintain the records 
required under Rule 17h-1T, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,000 
hours (200 respondents x 10 hours). In addition, each of these 200 
respondents must make five annual responses under Rule 17h-2T. These 
five responses require approximately 14 hours per respondent per year, 
or 3.5 hours per quarter, for an aggregate annual burden of 2,800 hours 
(200 respondents x 14 hours). In addition, there are approximately five 
new respondents per year \1\ that must draft an organizational chart 
required under Rule 17h-1T and establish a system for complying with 
the Rules. The staff estimates that drafting the required 
organizational chart requires one hour and establishing a system for 
complying with the Rules requires three hours, thus requiring an 
aggregate of 20 hours (5 new respondents x 4 hours). Thus, the total 
compliance burden per year is approximately 4,820 burden hours (2,000 + 
2,800 + 20).
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    \1\ However, the staff further estimates that the number of 
respondents decreases by at least that many firms per year as a 
result of mergers and other business factors.
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    Rule 17h-1T specifies that the records required to be maintained 
under the Rule must be preserved for a period of not less than three 
years. There is no specific retention period or record keeping 
requirement for Rule 17h-2T. The collection of information is mandatory 
and the information required to be provided to the Commission pursuant 
to these Rules are deemed confidential, notwithstanding any other 
provision of law under section 17(h)(5) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 
78q(h)(5)) and section 552(b)(3)(B) of the Freedom of Information Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552(b)(3)(B)).
    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 (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 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: September 11, 2006.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 06-7997 Filed 9-21-06; 8:45 am]
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