Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70444 [E6-20430]

Download as PDF 70444 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 20, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20428 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 17f–2 (17 CFR 240.17f–2) under 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, broker, dealers, transfer agents, and clearing agencies are included. It is estimated that approximately 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. Fingerprint cards submitted under Rule 17f–2(a) must be retained for a period of not less than three years after termination of the person’s employment relationship with the organization. Submitting fingerprint cards for all securities personnel is mandatory to obtain the benefit of identifying security risk personnel, allowing an employer to make fully informed employment VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 decisions and deterring possible wrongdoers from seeking employment in the securities industry. Fingerprint cards submitted according to Rule 17f– 2(a) 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 estimated burden hours should be directed to the following persons: (i) David Rostker, 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, VA, 22312; or by sending an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 20, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20430 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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: Rule 605 of Regulation NMS, SEC File No. 270–488, OMB Control No. 3235–0542 Rule 606 of Regulation NMS, SEC File No. 270–489, OMB Control No. 3235–0541 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 605 of Regulation NMS (17 CFR 242.605),1 f/k/a Rule 11Ac1–5 (17 CFR 1 Regulation NMS, adopted by the Commission in June 2005, redesignated the national market system rules previously adopted under Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Rule 11Ac1–5 under the Exchange Act was PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 240.11Ac1–5), requires market centers to make available to the public monthly order execution reports in electronic form. The Commission believes that many market centers retain most, if not all, the underlying raw data necessary to generate these reports in electronic format. Once the necessary data is collected, market centers could either program their systems to generate the statistics and reports, or transfer the data to a service provider (such as an independent company in the business of preparing such reports or a selfregulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’)) that would generate the statistics and reports. The collection of information obligations of Rule 605 apply to all market centers that receive covered orders in national market system securities. The Commission estimates that approximately 302 market centers are subject to the collection of information obligations of Rule 605. Each of these respondents is required to respond to the collection of information on a monthly basis. The Commission staff estimates that, on average, Rule 605 causes respondents to spend 6 hours per month in additional time to collect the data necessary to generate the reports, or 72 hours per year. With an estimated 302 market centers subject to Rule 605, the total data collection cost to comply with the monthly reporting requirement is estimated to be 21,744 hours per year. Rule 606 of Regulation NMS (‘‘Rule 606’’) (17 CFR 242.606), f/k/a Rule 11Ac1–6 (17 CFR 240.11Ac1–6), requires broker-dealers to prepare and disseminate quarterly order routing reports. Much of the information needed to generate these reports already should be collected by broker-dealers in connection with their periodic evaluations of their order routing practices. Broker-dealers must conduct such evaluations to fulfill the duty of best execution that they owe their customers. The collection of information obligations of Rule 606 applies to broker-dealers that route non-directed customer orders in covered securities. The Commission estimates that out of the currently 3120 broker-dealers that are subject to the collection of information obligations of Rule 606, clearing brokers bear a substantial portion of the burden of complying with redesignated Rule 605 of Regulation NMS, and Rule 11Ac1–6 under the Exchange Act was redesignated Rule 606 of Regulation NMS. No substantive amendments were made to Rule 605 and Rule 606 of Regulation NMS. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496 (June 29, 2005). E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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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 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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
    Rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 240.17f-2) under 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, broker, dealers, transfer agents, and clearing agencies 
are included. It is estimated that approximately 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.
    Fingerprint cards submitted under Rule 17f-2(a) must be retained 
for a period of not less than three years after termination of the 
person's employment relationship with the organization. Submitting 
fingerprint cards for all securities personnel is mandatory to obtain 
the benefit of identifying security risk personnel, allowing an 
employer to make fully informed employment decisions and deterring 
possible wrongdoers from seeking employment in the securities industry. 
Fingerprint cards submitted according to Rule 17f-2(a) 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 estimated burden hours should be 
directed to the following persons: (i) David Rostker, 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, VA, 22312; or by sending 
an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: November 20, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-20430 Filed 12-1-06; 8:45 am]
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