Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 62021 [E6-17537]

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In addition, distribution of this meeting notice over the Internet system is available. If you are interested in receiving this Commission meeting schedule electronically, please send an electronic message to dkw@nrc.gov. Dated: October 17, 2006. R. Michelle Schroll, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–8822 Filed 10–18–06; 9:56 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–M investors in the registration of securities and assures public availability. Form 18–K takes approximately 8 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 40 respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 320 hours. We estimate that 100% of the total burden is prepared by the company. 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 imposed by the collection of 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. change to amend the Exchange’s equity and index options obvious error rules. On September 21, 2005, the Amex submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 On October 4, 2005, the Amex submitted Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.4 On October 27, 2005, the Amex submitted Amendment No. 3 to the proposed rule change.5 The proposed rule change, as amended by Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 was published for comment in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005.6 The Commission received one comment letter 7 regarding the proposed rule change. The Exchange responded to the comment letter on February 6, 2006.8 On August 16, 2006, the Amex filed Amendment No. 4 to the proposed rule change.9 On October 13, 2006, the Amex filed Amendment No. 5 to the proposed rule change.10 This order approves the proposed rule change, as amended by Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3, publishes notice of Amendment Nos. 4 and 5 to the proposed rule change, and grants accelerated approval to Amendment Nos. 4 and 5. Dated: October 12, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–17537 Filed 10–19–06; 8:45 am] 3 See Form 19b–4 dated September 21, 2005, which replaced the original filing in its entirety (‘‘Amendment No. 1’’). 4 Amendment No. 2 corrected technical errors in the proposed rule text. 5 Amendment No. 3 clarified the definition of ‘‘Fair Market Value’’ for purposes of Amex Rules 936C and 936C—ANTE and made technical corrections to those rules with respect to references to ‘‘Fair Market Value.’’ 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52718 (November 2, 2005), 70 FR 67765 (‘‘Notice’’). 7 See letter to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Commission, from Matthew B. Hinerfeld, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. on behalf of Citadel Derivatives Group LLC (collectively ‘‘Citadel’’), dated November 28, 2005 (‘‘Citadel Letter’’). 8 See letter to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Commission, from Neal L. Wolkoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exchange, dated February 6, 2006. 9 Amendment No. 4 revised the definition of ‘‘Theoretical Price,’’ with respect to multiply-traded options, to refer to the midpoint of the national best bid or national best offer (‘‘NBBO’’) just prior to the trade that does not reflect the erroneous quote. Quantifiable standards were also added to indicate more clearly how the Exchange would determine when a quote is ‘‘erroneous.’’ Amendment No. 4 also revised the definition of Theoretical Price for transactions occurring as part of an opening to state that Theoretical Price is the midpoint of the NBBO after the transaction(s) in question that does not reflect the erroneous transaction(s). In addition, Amendment No. 4 made minor technical revisions to the proposed rule text. 10 Amendment No. 5 clarified that the process for calculating average quote width set forth in Amex Rules 936(a)(5) and 936(a)(5)—ANTE also applies to the determination of average quote width for purposes of Amex Rules 936C(a)(5) and 936C(a)(5)—ANTE. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form 18–K; OMB Control No. 3235–0120; SEC File No. 270–108. 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 Budget for approval. Form 18–K (17 CFR 249.318) is an annual report form used by foreign governments and political subdivisions with securities listed on a United States exchange. The information to be collected is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Oct 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 62021 [Release No. 34–54608; File No. SR–Amex– 2005–060] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order Approving a Proposed Rule Change and Amendment Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Thereto and Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval to Amendment Nos. 4 and 5 Thereto Relating to Amendments to the Obvious Error Rules October 16, 2006. I. Introduction On June 1, 2005, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Description of the Proposal Amex proposes to amend Amex Rules 936(a)(1) and 936(a)(1)—ANTE that pertain to equity options (‘‘Equity E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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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: Form 18-K; OMB Control No. 3235-0120; SEC File No. 270-
108.
    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 Budget 
for approval.
    Form 18-K (17 CFR 249.318) is an annual report form used by foreign 
governments and political subdivisions with securities listed on a 
United States exchange. The information to be collected is intended to 
ensure the adequacy of information available to investors in the 
registration of securities and assures public availability. Form 18-K 
takes approximately 8 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 40 
respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 320 hours. We 
estimate that 100% of the total burden is prepared by the company.
    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 imposed by the collection of 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: October 12, 2006.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-17537 Filed 10-19-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 8011-01-P