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Download as PDF hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices has obtained from each applicable investor written or implied consent to the householding of shareholder reports at such address. The rule requires UITs that wish to household shareholder reports with implied consent to send a notice to each applicable investor stating that the investors in the household will receive one report in the future unless the investors provide contrary instructions. In addition, at least once a year, UITs relying on the rule for householding must explain to investors who have provided written or implied consent how they can revoke their consent. Preparing and sending the initial notice and the annual explanation of the right to revoke consent are collections of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of the notice and annual explanation requirements associated with the householding provisions of the rule is to ensure that investors who wish to receive individual copies of shareholder reports are able to do so. The Commission estimates that as of April 2006, approximately 737 UITs were subject to the provisions of Rule 30e–2. The Commission further estimates that the annual burden associated with Rule 30e–2 is 121 hours for each UIT, including an estimated 20 hours associated with the notice requirement for householding and an estimated 1 hour associated with the explanation of the right to revoke consent to householding, for a total of 89,177 burden hours. In addition to the burden hours, the Commission estimates that the cost of contracting for outside services associated with complying with Rule 30e–2 is $24,640 per respondent (80 hours times $308 per hour for independent auditor services), for a total of $18,159,680 ($24,640 per respondent times 737 respondents). These estimates 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 Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under Rule 30e–2 is mandatory. The information provided under Rule 30e–2 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 or 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 send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: December 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21588 Filed 12–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submissions for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request; copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extensions: Rule 12d1–3; OMB Control No. 3235–0109; SEC File No. 270–116. Schedule 13E–4F; OMB Control No. 3235– 0375; SEC File No. 270–340. Form F–X; OMB Control No. 3235–0379; SEC File No. 270–336. 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 these requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. Rule 12d1–3 (17 CFR 240.12d1–3) requires a certification that a security has been approved by an exchange for listing and registration pursuant to Section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l(d)) to be filed with the Commission. The information required under Rule 12d1–3 must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately one-half hour to provide the information required under Rule 12d1–3 and that the information is filed by 688 respondents annually for a total annual reporting burden of 344 burden hours (.5 hours per response × 688 responses). Schedule 13E–4F (17 CFR 240.13e– 102) may be used by any foreign private issuer if: (1) The issuer is incorporated or organized under the laws of Canada; (2) the issuer is making a cash tender or exchange offer for the issuer’s own securities; and (3) less than 40 percent of the class of such issuer’s securities PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76005 outstanding that is the subject of the tender offer is held by U.S. holders. The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 2 hours per response to prepare Schedule 13E–4F and that the information is filed by 3 respondents annually for a total annual reporting burden of 6 hours (2 hours per response × 3 responses). Form F–X (17 CFR 239. 42) is used to appoint an agent for service of process by Canadian issuers registering securities on Form F–7, F–8, F–9 or F– 10 or filing periodic reports on Form 40–F under the Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 2 hours per response to prepare Form F–X and that the information is filed by 129 respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 258 hours (2 hours per response × 129 responses). 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 regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (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 send an email 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 send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: December 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21589 Filed 12–18–06; 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: Form N–6; SEC File No. 270–446; OMB Control No. 3235–0503. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES 76006 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 19, 2006 / Notices 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–6 (17 CFR 239.17c and 274.11d) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) and under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable life insurance policies.’’ Form N–6 is the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable life insurance contracts to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933. The primary purpose of the registration process is to provide disclosure of financial and other information to investors and potential investors for the purpose of evaluating an investment in a security. Form N–6 also permits separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable life insurance contracts to provide investors with a prospectus containing information required in a registration statement prior to the sale or at the time of confirmation of delivery of securities. The form also may be used by the Commission in its regulatory review, inspection, and policy-making roles. The Commission estimates that there are approximately 241 separate accounts registered as unit investment trusts and offering variable life insurance policies that file registration statements on Form N–6. The Commission estimates that there are 32 initial registration statements on Form N–6 filed annually. The Commission estimates that approximately 641 registration statements (609 post-effective amendments plus 32 initial registration statements) are filed on Form N–6 annually. The Commission estimates that the hour burden for preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N–6 is 67.5 hours. The total annual hour burden for preparing and filing post-effective amendments is 41,107.5 hours (609 post-effective amendments annually times 67.5 hours per amendment). The estimated hour burden for preparing and filing an initial registration statement on Form N–6 is 770.25 hours. The estimated annual hour burden for preparing and filing initial registration statements is VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Dec 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 24,648 hours (32 initial registration statements annually times 770.25 hours per registration statement). The frequency of response is annual. The total annual hour burden for Form N– 6, therefore, is estimated to be 65,755.5 hours (41,107.5 hours for post-effective amendments plus 24,648 hours for initial registration statements). The information collection requirements imposed by Form N–6 are mandatory. Responses to the collection of information 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or 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 send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: December 11, 2006. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–21594 Filed 12–18–06; 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: Form N–4; SEC File No. 270–282; OMB Control No. 3235–0318. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The collection of information is entitled: ‘‘Form N–4 (17 CFR 239.17b and 274.11c) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) and under PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts.’’ Form N–4 is the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable annuity contracts to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/ or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’). The primary purpose of the registration process is to provide disclosure of financial and other information to investors and potential investors for the purpose of evaluating an investment in a security. Form N–4 also permits separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable annuity contracts to provide investors with a prospectus containing the information required in a registration statement prior to the sale or at the time of confirmation or delivery of the securities. The estimated annual number of respondents filing on Form N–4 is 48 for those filing initial registration statements and 1,894 for those filing post-effective amendments. The proposed frequency of response is annual. The estimate of the total annual reporting burden of the collection of information is approximately 278.5 hours per initial filing and 197.25 hours for a post-effective amendment, for a total of 386,959.5 hours ((48 initial registration statements × 278.5 hours) + (1,894 post-effective amendments × 197.25 hour)). Providing the information required by Form N–4 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 Commission 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. General comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (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 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 send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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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: Form N-6; SEC File No. 270-446; OMB Control No. 3235-
0503.


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    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 
(``OMB'') a request for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information discussed below.
    The title for the collection of information is ``Form N-6 (17 CFR 
239.17c and 274.11d) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et 
seq.) and under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et 
seq.) registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit 
investment trusts that offer variable life insurance policies.'' Form 
N-6 is the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized 
as unit investment trusts that offer variable life insurance contracts 
to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 and/or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 
1933. The primary purpose of the registration process is to provide 
disclosure of financial and other information to investors and 
potential investors for the purpose of evaluating an investment in a 
security. Form N-6 also permits separate accounts organized as unit 
investment trusts that offer variable life insurance contracts to 
provide investors with a prospectus containing information required in 
a registration statement prior to the sale or at the time of 
confirmation of delivery of securities. The form also may be used by 
the Commission in its regulatory review, inspection, and policy-making 
roles.
    The Commission estimates that there are approximately 241 separate 
accounts registered as unit investment trusts and offering variable 
life insurance policies that file registration statements on Form N-6. 
The Commission estimates that there are 32 initial registration 
statements on Form N-6 filed annually. The Commission estimates that 
approximately 641 registration statements (609 post-effective 
amendments plus 32 initial registration statements) are filed on Form 
N-6 annually. The Commission estimates that the hour burden for 
preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N-6 is 67.5 
hours. The total annual hour burden for preparing and filing post-
effective amendments is 41,107.5 hours (609 post-effective amendments 
annually times 67.5 hours per amendment). The estimated hour burden for 
preparing and filing an initial registration statement on Form N-6 is 
770.25 hours. The estimated annual hour burden for preparing and filing 
initial registration statements is 24,648 hours (32 initial 
registration statements annually times 770.25 hours per registration 
statement). The frequency of response is annual. The total annual hour 
burden for Form N-6, therefore, is estimated to be 65,755.5 hours 
(41,107.5 hours for post-effective amendments plus 24,648 hours for 
initial registration statements).
    The information collection requirements imposed by Form N-6 are 
mandatory. Responses to the collection of information 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.
    Please direct general comments regarding the above information to 
the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or 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 send an e-
mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 
30 days of this notice.

    Dated: December 11, 2006.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-21594 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]
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