Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 65161 [E6-18696]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 215 / Tuesday, November 7, 2006 / Notices (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. Rule 14f–1 (17 CFR 240.14f–1) requires issuers to disclose a change in a majority of the directors of the issuer. The information filed under Rule 14f–1 must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately 18 burden hours to provide the information required under Rule 14f–1 and that the information is filed by 44 respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 792 hours. Rule 12g3–2 (17 CFR 240.12g3–2) provides an exemption from Section 12(g) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 781(g)) for foreign private issuers. Rule 12g3–2 is designed to provide investors in foreign securities with information about such securities and the foreign issuer. The information filed under Rule 12g3–2 must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately one hour to provide the information required under Rule 12g3–2 and that the information is filed by 1,800 foreign issuers for a total annual reporting burden of 1,800 hours. Rule 13e–1 (17 CFR 240.13e–1) makes it unlawful for an issuer who has received notice that it is the subject of a tender offer made under Section 14(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78n(d)(1)) and which has commenced under Rule 14d–2 (17 CFR 240.14d–2) to purchase any of its equity securities during the tender offer unless it first files a statement with the Commission containing information required by the Rule. This rule is in keeping with the Commission’s statutory responsibility to prescribe rules and regulations that are necessary for the protection of investors. The information filed under Rule 13e– 1 must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately 10 burden hours per response to provide the information required under Rule 13e–1 and that the information is filed by 20 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 10 hours per response (2.5 hours) is prepared by the company for a total annual reporting burden of 50 hours (2.5 hours per response × 20 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether these proposed collections of information are necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:44 Nov 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 of the burden imposed by the collections 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 comment 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 30, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–18695 Filed 11–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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. New Information Collection: Study of Marketing and Delivery of Financial Products to Individual Investors, OMB Control No. 3235–xxxx, SEC File No. 270–561. 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 collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. The Commission has engaged an outside contractor to undertake a study that will involve collecting, categorizing, and analyzing empirical data regarding the marketing, sale and delivery of financial products, accounts, programs and services offered to individual investors by broker-dealers and investment advisers. The contractor’s findings will be summarized in a report for the Commission. Participation in the study will be voluntary. Participants in the study are expected to include brokerdealers, investment advisers, individual investors, investor advocates and PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65161 industry groups. We estimate that there would be approximately 330 participants in the study at an estimated 1.5 hours for a total annual burden of approximately 500 hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed collection of information is necessary for the 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 comment to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Va 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 30, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. FR Doc. E6–18696 Filed 11–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5609] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: DSP–122, Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, OMB No. 1405–0098 Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. • Title of Information Collection: Supplemental Registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0098. • Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Visa Services. • Form Number: DSP–122. • Respondents: Diversity visa applicants. E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 65161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-18696]


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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.
New Information Collection: Study of Marketing and Delivery of 
Financial Products to Individual Investors, OMB Control No. 3235-xxxx, 
SEC File No. 270-561.

    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 
collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for 
approval.
    The Commission has engaged an outside contractor to undertake a 
study that will involve collecting, categorizing, and analyzing 
empirical data regarding the marketing, sale and delivery of financial 
products, accounts, programs and services offered to individual 
investors by broker-dealers and investment advisers. The contractor's 
findings will be summarized in a report for the Commission. 
Participation in the study will be voluntary. Participants in the study 
are expected to include broker-dealers, investment advisers, individual 
investors, investor advocates and industry groups. We estimate that 
there would be approximately 330 participants in the study at an 
estimated 1.5 hours for a total annual burden of approximately 500 
hours.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the 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 comment to R. Corey Booth, Director/
Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O 
Shirley Martinson 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Va 22312; or send 
an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

     Dated: October 30, 2006.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
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