Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 70798 [E6-20576]

Download as PDF 70798 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 6, 2006 / Notices investment companies subject to Rule 30e–1 under the Investment Company Act registering with the Commission on Forms N–1A, N–2, or N–3. Approximately 3,237 entities, including 8,963 portfolios are required to file Form N–Q, which is estimated to require an average of 21 hours per portfolio per year to complete. The estimated annual burden of complying with the filing requirement is approximately 188,223 hours. The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under Form N–Q is mandatory. The information provided by the Form is not 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. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 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; (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, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 27, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20575 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PWALKER on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:03 Dec 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 30e–1; SEC File No. 270–21; OMB Control No. 3235–0025. 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 (the ‘‘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 (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. The collection of information is entitled: ‘‘Rule 30e–1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Reports to Stockholders of Management Companies.’’ Section 30(e) (15 U.S.C. 80a–29(e)) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) requires a registered investment company (‘‘fund’’) to transmit to its shareholders, at least semi-annually, reports containing information and financial statements as the Commission may prescribe. Among other requirements, Rule 30e–1 (17 CFR 270.30e–1) under the Investment Company Act directs funds to include in the shareholder reports the information that is required by the fund’s registration statement. Failure to require the collection of this information would seriously impede the amount of current information available to shareholders and the public about funds and would prevent the Commission from implementing the regulatory program required by statute. The estimated annual number of respondents providing shareholder reports under Rule 30e–1 is 4,040. The proposed frequency of response is semiannual. The estimate of the total annual reporting burden of the collection of information is approximately 145.8 hours per shareholder report and the total estimated annual burden for the industry is 1,178,064 hours (145.8 hours per report × 2 reports × 4,040 funds). Providing the information required by Rule 30e–1 is mandatory. Responses will not be kept confidential. Estimates of the burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of SEC rules and forms. 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. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information is 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; (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, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. November 27, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20576 Filed 12–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–27587] Notice of Applications for Deregistration Under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 November 30, 2006. The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of November, 2006. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the SEC’s Public Reference Branch (tel. 202–551–5850). An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on December 27, 2006, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 6, 2006)]
[Notices]
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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: Rule 30e-1; SEC File No. 270-21; OMB Control No. 3235-
0025.

    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 
(the ``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 (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    The collection of information is entitled: ``Rule 30e-1 under the 
Investment Company Act of 1940, Reports to Stockholders of Management 
Companies.'' Section 30(e) (15 U.S.C. 80a-29(e)) of the Investment 
Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et 
seq.) requires a registered investment company (``fund'') to transmit 
to its shareholders, at least semi-annually, reports containing 
information and financial statements as the Commission may prescribe. 
Among other requirements, Rule 30e-1 (17 CFR 270.30e-1) under the 
Investment Company Act directs funds to include in the shareholder 
reports the information that is required by the fund's registration 
statement. Failure to require the collection of this information would 
seriously impede the amount of current information available to 
shareholders and the public about funds and would prevent the 
Commission from implementing the regulatory program required by 
statute. The estimated annual number of respondents providing 
shareholder reports under Rule 30e-1 is 4,040. The proposed frequency 
of response is semi-annual. The estimate of the total annual reporting 
burden of the collection of information is approximately 145.8 hours 
per shareholder report and the total estimated annual burden for the 
industry is 1,178,064 hours (145.8 hours per report x 2 reports x 4,040 
funds). Providing the information required by Rule 30e-1 is mandatory. 
Responses will not be kept confidential. Estimates of the burden hours 
are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and 
are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or 
study of the costs of SEC rules and forms.
    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.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is 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; (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, VA 22312 or send 
an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    November 27, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-20576 Filed 12-5-06; 8:45 am]
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