Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 1565-1566 [E7-301]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices quarter (January through March) of 2007 (i.e., the rate reported for December 15, 2006) is 8.25 percent. The following table lists the withdrawal liability underpayment and overpayment interest rates for the specified time periods: From— Through— 7/1/00 ................ 4/1/01 ................ 7/1/01 ................ 10/1/01 .............. 1/1/02 ................ 1/1/03 ................ 10/1/03 .............. 10/1/04 .............. 1/1/05 ................ 4/1/05 ................ 7/1/05 ................ 10/1/05 .............. 1/1/06 ................ 4/1/06 ................ 7/1/06 ................ 10/1/06 .............. Interest rate (percent) 3/31/01 6/30/01 9/30/01 12/31/01 12/31/02 9/30/03 9/30/04 12/31/04 3/31/05 6/30/05 9/30/05 12/31/05 3/31/06 6/30/06 9/30/06 3/31/07 9.50 8.50 7.00 6.50 4.75 4.25 4.00 4.50 5.25 5.50 6.00 6.50 7.25 7.50 8.00 8.25 Multiemployer Plan Valuations Following Mass Withdrawal The PBGC’s regulation on Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal (29 CFR part 4281) prescribes the use of interest assumptions under the PBGC’s regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4044). The interest assumptions applicable to valuation dates in February 2007 under part 4044 are contained in an amendment to part 4044 published elsewhere in today’s Federal Register. Tables showing the assumptions applicable to prior periods are codified in appendix B to 29 CFR part 4044. Issued in Washington, DC, on this 9th day of January 2007. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Interim Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–337 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 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. Information collected during the study will not be kept confidential, except that the identity of a study participant, and information that would identify a participant to anyone outside the study will not be disclosed without the participant’s consent, except as required by law. Participants in the study are expected to include brokerdealers, 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. 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 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. January 3, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–300 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1565 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filing and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 35d–1; SEC File No. 270–491; OMB Control No. 3235–0548. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘Act’’) 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. Rule 35d–1 (17 CFR 270.35d–1) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) generally requires that investment companies with certain names invest at least 80% of their assets according to what their names suggests. The rule provides that an affected investment company must either adopt this 80% requirement as a fundamental policy or adopt a policy to provide notice to shareholders at least 60 days prior to any change in its 80% investment policy. This preparation and delivery of the notice to existing shareholders is a collection of information within the meaning of the Act. The Commission estimates that there are 7,200 open-end and closed-end management investment companies and series that have descriptive names that are governed by the rule. The Commission estimates that of these 7,200 investment companies, approximately 24 provide prior notice to their shareholders of a change in their investment policies per year. The Commission estimates that the annual burden associated with the notice requirement of the rule is 20 hours per affected investment company or series. The total burden hours for Rule 35d–1 is 480 per year in the aggregate (24 responses x 20 hours per response). Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the 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 35d–1 is mandatory. The information provided under Rule 35d– 1 is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 1566 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices 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 be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. January 3, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–301 Filed 1–11–07; 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. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 15c2–12; SEC File No. 270–330; OMB Control No. 3235–0372. 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 15c2–12 Disclosure requirements for municipal securities Rule 15c2–12 (17 CFR 240.15c2–12), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78 et. seq.), requires underwriters of municipal securities: (1) To obtain and review a copy of an official statement deemed final by an issuer of the securities, except for the omission of specified information; (2) in non-competitively bid offerings, to make available, upon request, the most recent preliminary official statement, if any; (3) to contract with the issuer of the securities, or its agent, to receive, within VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:41 Jan 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 specified time periods, sufficient copies of the issuer’s final official statement to comply both with this rule and any rules of the MSRB; (4) to provide, for a specified period of time, copies of the final official statement to any potential customer upon request; (5) before purchasing or selling municipal securities in connection with an offering, to reasonably determine that the issuer or other specified person has undertaken, in a written agreement or contract, for the benefit of holders of such municipal securities, to provide certain information about the issue or issuer on a continuing basis to a nationally recognized municipal securities information repository; and (6) to review the information the issuer of the municipal security has undertaken to provide prior to recommending a transaction in the municipal security. These disclosure and recordkeeping requirements will ensure that investors have adequate access to official disclosure documents that contain details about the value and risks of particular municipal securities at the time of issuance while the existence of compulsory repositories will ensure that investors have continued access to terms and provisions relating to certain static features of those municipal securities. The provisions of Rule 15c2– 12 regarding an issuer’s continuing disclosure requirements assist investors by ensuring that information about an issue or issuer remains available after the issuance. Municipal offerings of less than $1 million are exempt from the rule, as are offerings of municipal securities issued in large denominations that are sold to no more than 35 sophisticated investors, have short-term maturities, or have short-term tender or put features. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 brokers, dealers, municipal securities dealers, issuers of municipal securities, and nationally recognized municipal securities information repositories will spend a total of 123,850 hours per year complying with Rule 15c2–12. There is no specific retention period applied by Rule 15c2–12 for the recordkeeping requirement contained in Rule 15c2–12. The retention period is determined by private agreement between a nationally recognized municipal securities information repository and the issuer. The recordkeeping requirement is mandatory to ensure that investors have access to information about the issuer and particular issues of municipal securities. This rule does not involve the collection of confidential information. Please note that an agency PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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) 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 send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. January 3, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–302 Filed 1–11–07; 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 14f–1; OMB Control No. 3235–0108; SEC File No. 270–127. Rule 12g3–2; OMB Control No. 3235–0119; SEC File No. 270–104. Rule 13e–1; OMB Control No. 3235–0305; SEC File No. 270–255. 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 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 burden of 792. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 8 (Friday, January 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1565-1566]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-301]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Filing and Information Services, 
Washington, DC 20549.

Extension:
    Rule 35d-1; SEC File No. 270-491; OMB Control No. 3235-0548.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``Act'') 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.
    Rule 35d-1 (17 CFR 270.35d-1) under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) generally requires that investment 
companies with certain names invest at least 80% of their assets 
according to what their names suggests. The rule provides that an 
affected investment company must either adopt this 80% requirement as a 
fundamental policy or adopt a policy to provide notice to shareholders 
at least 60 days prior to any change in its 80% investment policy. This 
preparation and delivery of the notice to existing shareholders is a 
collection of information within the meaning of the Act.
    The Commission estimates that there are 7,200 open-end and closed-
end management investment companies and series that have descriptive 
names that are governed by the rule. The Commission estimates that of 
these 7,200 investment companies, approximately 24 provide prior notice 
to their shareholders of a change in their investment policies per 
year. The Commission estimates that the annual burden associated with 
the notice requirement of the rule is 20 hours per affected investment 
company or series. The total burden hours for Rule 35d-1 is 480 per 
year in the aggregate (24 responses x 20 hours per response). Estimates 
of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the 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 35d-1 is mandatory. The 
information provided under Rule 35d-1 is not kept confidential. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to a

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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 be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

    January 3, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-301 Filed 1-11-07; 8:45 am]
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