Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 353-354 [E6-22540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 2 / Thursday, January 4, 2007 / Notices Notice of submission for OMB Review, comment request. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Peace Corps has submitted an information collection to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Peace Corps Correspondence Match Program Brochure and PC–2042, Correspondence Match Enrollment Form (Rev. 07/2006), OMB Control #0420–0513 is required under the Peace Corps Act for Volunteer recruitment purposes. This is a reinstatement, with changes, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. No comments were received in response to the Peace Corps’ earlier Federal Register Notice (October 3, 2006, Volume 71, Number 191, p. 58454 for 60 days). The Peace Corps and Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools invites comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for proper performance of the functions of the Peace Corps and the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools Correspondence Match program, including whether the information will have practical use; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the information to be collected; and, ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Peace Corps, Office of Domestic Programs, Sally Caldwell, Director of World Wise Schools, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20526. Ms. Caldwell can be contacted by telephone at (202) 692–1425 or 800– 424–8580, ext. 1425 or e-mail at scaldwell@peacecorps.gov. E-mail comments must be made in text and not in attachments. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Information Collection Abstract OMB Control Number: 0420–0513. Title: Correspondence Match Enrollment Form. Need for and Use of the Information: The Peace Corps and Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools need this information to officially enroll educators in the Correspondence Match program. The information collected is used to make suitable matches between the educators and currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Jan 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Respondents: Educators interested in promoting global education in the classroom. Respondents Obligation to Reply: Voluntary. Burden on the Public: a. Annual reporting burden: 1667 hours. b. Annual recordkeeping burden: 250 hours. c. Estimated average burden per response: 10 minutes. d. Frequency of response: Annually. e. Estimated number of likely respondents: 10,000. f. Estimated cost to respondents/ Agency: 0/$8,900. This notice is issued in Washington, DC on December 20, 2006. Wilbert Bryant, Associate Director for Management. [FR Doc. 06–9956 Filed 1–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–M 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 17Ad–11, SEC File No. 270–261, OMB Control No. 3235–0274. 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 and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 17Ad–11: Reports Regarding Aged Record Differences, Buy-Ins, and Failure To Post Certificate Detail To Master Securityholder Files Rule 17Ad–11 (17 CFR 240.17 Ad–11) requires all registered transfer agents to report to issuers and the appropriate regulatory agency in the event that aged record differences exceed certain dollar value thresholds. An aged record difference occurs when an issuer’s records do not agree with those of securityowners as indicated, for PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 353 instance, on certificates presented to the transfer agent for purchase, redemption or transfer. In addition, the rule requires transfer agents to report to the appropriate regulatory agency in the event of a failure to post certificate detail to the master securityholder file within 5 business days of the time required by Rule 17Ad–10(17 CFR 240.17 Ad–10). Also, transfer agents must maintain a copy of each report prepared under Rule 17Ad–11 for a period of three years following the date of the report. These recordkeeping requirements assist the Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rule. Because the information required by Rule 17Ad–11 is already available to transfer agents, any collection burden for small transfer agents is minimal. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with Rule 17Ad–11 is one hour annually. Based upon past submissions, the total burden is 50 hours annually for the transfer agent industry. Comments should be directed 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. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: December 20, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22539 Filed 1–3–07; 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. Extension: Rule 17Ad–10; SEC File No. 270–265; OMB Control No. 3235–0273. 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 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 354 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 2 / Thursday, January 4, 2007 / Notices Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 17Ad–10: Prompt posting of certificate detail to master securityholder files, maintenance of accurate securityholder files, communications between co-transfer agents and recordkeeping transfer agents, maintenance of current control book, retention of certificate detail and ‘‘buy-in’’ of physical over-issuance. Rule 17Ad–10, (17 CFR 240.17Ad-10), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires approximately 760 registered transfer agents to create and maintain minimum information on securityholders’ ownership of an issue of securities for which it performs transfer agent functions, including the purchase, transfer and redemptions of securities. In addition, the rule also requires transfer agents that maintain securityholder records to keep certificate detail that has been cancelled from those records for a minimum of six years and to maintain and keep current an accurate record of the number of shares or principle dollar amount of debt securities that the issuer has authorized to be outstanding (a ‘‘control book’’). These recordkeeping requirements assist in the creation and maintenance of accurate securityholder records, the ability to research errors, and ensure the transfer agent is ware of the number of securities that are properly authorized by the issuer, thereby avoiding overissuance. There are approximately 760 registered transfer agents. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary for each transfer agent to comply with Rule 17Ad–10 is approximately 20 hours per year, totaling 15,200 hours industry-wide. The average cost per hour is approximately $50 per hour, with the industry-wide cost estimated at approximately $760,000. However, the information required by Rule 17Ad–10 generally already is maintained by registered transfer agents. The amount of time devoted to compliance with Rule 17Ad–10 varies according to differences in business activity. 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Jan 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 by sending an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: December 20, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22540 Filed 1–3–07; 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. Extension: Rule 17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h); SEC File No. 270–149; OMB Control No. 3235–0130. 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 17Ad–2(c), (d) and (h) Transfer Agent Turnaround, Processing and Forwarding Requirements Rule 17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h), (17 CFR 240.17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h)), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), enumerate the requirements with which transfer agents must comply to inform the Commission or the appropriate regulator of a transfer agent’s failure to meet the minimum performance standards set by the Commission rule by filing a notice. While it is estimated there are 740 transfer agents, approximately ten notices pursuant to 17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h) are filed annually. In view of (a) the readily available nature of most of the information required to be included in the notice (since that information must PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be compiled and retained pursuant to other Commission rules); (b) the summary fashion in which such information must be presented in the notice (most notices are one page or less in length); and (c) the experience of the staff regarding the notices, the Commission staff estimates that, on the average, most Notices require approximately one-half hour to prepare. The Commission staff estimates that transfer agents spend an average of five hours per year complying with the rule. 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents; 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. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: December 20, 2006. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–22541 Filed 1–3–07; 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. Extension: Rule 17Ad–13, SEC File No. 270–263, OMB Control No. 3235–0275. 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 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 2 (Thursday, January 4, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 353-354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22540]


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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 17Ad-10; SEC File No. 270-265; OMB Control No. 3235-0273.

    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

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Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    Rule 17Ad-10: Prompt posting of certificate detail to master 
securityholder files, maintenance of accurate securityholder files, 
communications between co-transfer agents and recordkeeping transfer 
agents, maintenance of current control book, retention of certificate 
detail and ``buy-in'' of physical over-issuance.
    Rule 17Ad-10, (17 CFR 240.17Ad-10), under the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires approximately 760 
registered transfer agents to create and maintain minimum information 
on securityholders' ownership of an issue of securities for which it 
performs transfer agent functions, including the purchase, transfer and 
redemptions of securities. In addition, the rule also requires transfer 
agents that maintain securityholder records to keep certificate detail 
that has been cancelled from those records for a minimum of six years 
and to maintain and keep current an accurate record of the number of 
shares or principle dollar amount of debt securities that the issuer 
has authorized to be outstanding (a ``control book''). These 
recordkeeping requirements assist in the creation and maintenance of 
accurate securityholder records, the ability to research errors, and 
ensure the transfer agent is ware of the number of securities that are 
properly authorized by the issuer, thereby avoiding overissuance.
    There are approximately 760 registered transfer agents. The staff 
estimates that the average number of hours necessary for each transfer 
agent to comply with Rule 17Ad-10 is approximately 20 hours per year, 
totaling 15,200 hours industry-wide. The average cost per hour is 
approximately $50 per hour, with the industry-wide cost estimated at 
approximately $760,000. However, the information required by Rule 17Ad-
10 generally already is maintained by registered transfer agents. The 
amount of time devoted to compliance with Rule 17Ad-10 varies according 
to differences in business activity.
    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 shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
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 by sending an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be 
submitted within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: December 20, 2006.
Jill M. Peterson,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-22540 Filed 1-3-07; 8:45 am]
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