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E7–474 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:58 Jan 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission, Office of Filings and Information, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17Ad–16, SEC File No. 270– 363, OMB Control No. 3235–0413. 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–16: Notice of Assumption or Termination of Transfer Agent Services Rule 17Ad–16, (17 CFR 240.17Ad– 16), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires a registered transfer agent to provide written notice to the appropriate qualified registered securities depository when assuming or terminating transfer agent services on behalf of an issuer or when changing its name or address. In addition, transfer agents that provide such notice shall maintain such notice for a period of at least two years in an easily accessible place. This rule addresses the problem of certificate transfer delays caused by transfer requests that are directed to the wrong transfer agent or the wrong address. We estimate that the transfer agent industry submits 600 Rule 17Ad–16 notices to appropriate qualified registered securities depositories. The staff estimates that the average amount of time necessary to create and submit each notice is approximately 15 minutes per notice. Accordingly, the estimated total industry burden is 150 hours per year (15 minutes multiplied by 600 notices filed annually). Because the information needed by transfer agents to properly notify the appropriate registered securities depository is readily available to them and the report is simple and straightforward, the cost is minimal. The average cost to prepare and send a notice is approximately $7.50 (15 minutes at $30 per hour). This yields an industry-wide cost estimate of $4,500 (600 notices multiplied by $7.50 per notice). The retention period for the recordkeeping requirements under Rule 17Ad–16 is two years for both the clearing agencies and transfer agents. The recordkeeping requirement under Rule 17Ad–16 is mandatory to ensure accurate securityholder records, prompt and efficient clearance and settlement of securities transactions, and to assist the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2035 Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rule. This rule does not involve the collection of confidential information. Please note that 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. 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, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. January 8, 2007. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–545 Filed 1–16–07; 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. Extension: Form 18–K, OMB Control No. 3235–0120, SEC File No. 270–108. 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 this request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form 18–K (17 CFR 249.318) is an annual report form used by foreign governments and political subdivisions with securities listed on a United States exchange. The information to be collected is intended to ensure the adequacy of information available to investors in the registration of securities and assures public availability. The information provided is mandatory. Form 18–K is a public document. Form 18–K takes approximately 8 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 40 respondents for a total annual reporting burden of 320 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. E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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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, Washington, DC 20549.

Extension: Rule 17Ad-16, SEC File No. 270-363, OMB Control No. 3235-
0413.

    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-16: Notice of Assumption or Termination of 
Transfer Agent Services
    Rule 17Ad-16, (17 CFR 240.17Ad-16), under the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires a registered transfer 
agent to provide written notice to the appropriate qualified registered 
securities depository when assuming or terminating transfer agent 
services on behalf of an issuer or when changing its name or address. 
In addition, transfer agents that provide such notice shall maintain 
such notice for a period of at least two years in an easily accessible 
place. This rule addresses the problem of certificate transfer delays 
caused by transfer requests that are directed to the wrong transfer 
agent or the wrong address.
    We estimate that the transfer agent industry submits 600 Rule 17Ad-
16 notices to appropriate qualified registered securities depositories. 
The staff estimates that the average amount of time necessary to create 
and submit each notice is approximately 15 minutes per notice. 
Accordingly, the estimated total industry burden is 150 hours per year 
(15 minutes multiplied by 600 notices filed annually).
    Because the information needed by transfer agents to properly 
notify the appropriate registered securities depository is readily 
available to them and the report is simple and straightforward, the 
cost is minimal. The average cost to prepare and send a notice is 
approximately $7.50 (15 minutes at $30 per hour). This yields an 
industry-wide cost estimate of $4,500 (600 notices multiplied by $7.50 
per notice).
    The retention period for the recordkeeping requirements under Rule 
17Ad-16 is two years for both the clearing agencies and transfer 
agents. The recordkeeping requirement under Rule 17Ad-16 is mandatory 
to ensure accurate securityholder records, prompt and efficient 
clearance and settlement of securities transactions, and to assist the 
Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer 
agents and ensuring compliance with the rule. This rule does not 
involve the collection of confidential information. Please note that 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.
    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, Virginia 22312 or send 
an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 
60 days of this notice.

    January 8, 2007.
J. Lynn Taylor,
Assistant Secretary.
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