Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8207-8208 [E7-3092]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices claimant’s certification or statement on an RRB provided claim form that he or she did not work on any day claimed and did not receive income such as vacation pay or pay for time lost shall constitute sufficient evidence unless there is conflicting evidence. Further, under 20 CFR 322.4(b), when there is a question raised as to whether or not remuneration is payable or has accrued to a claimant with respect to a claimed day or days, investigation shall be made with a view to obtaining information sufficient for a finding. Form ID–5S(SUP), Report of Cases for Which All Days Were Claimed During a Month Credited Per an Adjustment Report, collects required information about compensation credited to an employee during a period when the employee claimed either unemployment or sickness benefits from a railroad employer. The request is generated as a result of a computer match that compares data which is maintained in the RRB’s RUIA Benefit Payment file with data maintained in the RRB’s records of service. The ID–5S(SUP) is generated annually when the computer match indicates that an employee(s) of the railroad employer was paid unemployment or sickness benefits for every day in one or more months for which creditable compensation was adjusted due to the receipt of a report of creditable compensation adjustment (RRB FORM BA–4, OMB Approved 3220–0008) from their railroad employer. The computer generated Form ID– 5S(SUP) includes pertinent identifying information, the BA–4 adjustment process date and the claimed months in question. Space is provided on the report for the employer’s use in supplying the information requested in the computer generated transmittal letter, Form ID–5S, which accompanies the report. To our knowledge no other agency uses forms similar to Form ID– 5S(SUP). Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB estimates that 80 responses are received annually. The RRB proposes non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form ID–5S(SUP) and Form ID–5S. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–3039 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request 8207 in writing within 60 days of this publication. 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 14, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3027 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Extension: Rule 15c3–1f, SEC File No. 270– 440, OMB Control No. 3235–0496. Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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 approval of extension on the following rule: 17 CFR 240.15c3–1f (Appendix F to Rule 15c3–1 (‘‘Appendix F’’)). Appendix F requires a broker-dealer choosing to register, upon Commission approval, as an OTC derivative dealer to develop and maintain an internal risk management system based on Value-atRisk (‘‘VAR’’) models. Appendix F also requires the OTC derivatives dealer to notify Commission staff of the system and of certain other periodic information including when the VAR model deviates from the actual performance of the OTC derivatives dealer’s portfolio. It is anticipated that five (5) broker-dealers will spend 1,000 hours per year complying with Appendix F. The total burden is estimated to be approximately 5,000 hours. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Form N–3; SEC File No. 270–281; OMB Control No. 3235–0316. 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 this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–3 (17 CFR 239.17a and 274.11b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Registration Statement of Separate Accounts Organized as Management Investment Companies.’’ Form N–3 is the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized as management investment companies that offer variable annuity contracts to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) and/or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (‘‘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–3 also permits separate accounts E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 8208 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 36 / Friday, February 23, 2007 / Notices organized as management investment companies that offer annuity 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 2 initial registration statements and 30 post-effective amendments to initial registration statements filed on Form N– 3 annually and that the average number of portfolios referenced in each initial filing and post-effective amendment is 2. The Commission further estimates that the hour burden for preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N–3 is 154.7 hours per portfolio. The total annual hour burden for preparing and filing post-effective amendments is 9,282 hours (30 posteffective amendments × 2 portfolios × 154.7 hours per portfolio). The estimated annual hour burden for preparing and filing initial registration statements is 3,690.8 hours (2 initial registration statements × 2 portfolios × 922.7 hours per portfolio). The total annual hour burden for Form N–3, therefore, is estimated to be 12,972.8 hours (9,282 hours + 3,690.8 hours). The information collection requirements imposed by Form N–3 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 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Feb 22, 2007 Jkt 211001 February 14, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3092 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–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 20549–0004. Extension: Form 1-E, Regulation E; SEC File No. 270–221; OMB Control No. 3235– 0232. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form 1–E (17 CFR 239.200) under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (‘‘Securities Act’’) is the form that a small business investment company (‘‘SBIC’’) or business development company (‘‘BDC’’) uses to notify the Commission that it is claiming an exemption under Regulation E from registering its securities under the Securities Act. Rule 605 of Regulation E (17 CFR 230.605) under the Securities Act requires an SBIC or BDC claiming such an exemption to file an offering circular with the Commission that must also be provided to persons to whom an offer is made. Form 1–E requires an issuer to provide the names and addresses of the issuer, its affiliates, directors, officers, and counsel; a description of events which would make the exemption unavailable; the jurisdiction in which the issuer intends to offer its securities; information about unregistered securities issued or sold by the issuer within one year before filing the notification on Form 1–E; information as to whether the issuer is presently offering or contemplating offering any other securities; and exhibits, including copies of the rule 605 offering circular and any underwriting contracts. The Commission uses the information provided in the notification on Form 1– E and the offering circular to determine whether an offering qualifies for the exemption under Regulation E. It is estimated that approximately ten issuers file notifications, together with attached PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 offering circulars, on Form 1–E with the Commission annually. The Commission estimates that the total burden hours for preparing these notifications would be 1,000 hours in the aggregate. Estimates of the burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the PRA, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of SEC rules and forms. Compliance with the information collection requirements of the rules is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on the rules. The information provided on Form 1–E and in the offering circular 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 OMB 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 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 e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: February 16, 2007. Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–3097 Filed 2–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–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: Rule 17f–6; SEC File No. 270–392; OMB Control No. 3235–0447. Notice is hereby given that, under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 36 (Friday, February 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8207-8208]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Form N-3; SEC File No. 270-281; OMB Control No. 3235-
0316.

    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 this 
existing collection of information to the Office of Management and 
Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    The title for the collection of information is ``Form N-3 (17 CFR 
239.17a and 274.11b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and under the 
Investment Company Act of 1940, Registration Statement of Separate 
Accounts Organized as Management Investment Companies.'' Form N-3 is 
the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized as 
management investment companies that offer variable annuity contracts 
to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (``Investment Company Act'') and/or to 
register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 
77a et seq.) (``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-3 also permits separate 
accounts

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organized as management investment companies that offer annuity 
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 2 initial registration 
statements and 30 post-effective amendments to initial registration 
statements filed on Form N-3 annually and that the average number of 
portfolios referenced in each initial filing and post-effective 
amendment is 2. The Commission further estimates that the hour burden 
for preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N-3 is 
154.7 hours per portfolio. The total annual hour burden for preparing 
and filing post-effective amendments is 9,282 hours (30 post-effective 
amendments x 2 portfolios x 154.7 hours per portfolio). The estimated 
annual hour burden for preparing and filing initial registration 
statements is 3,690.8 hours (2 initial registration statements x 2 
portfolios x 922.7 hours per portfolio). The total annual hour burden 
for Form N-3, therefore, is estimated to be 12,972.8 hours (9,282 hours 
+ 3,690.8 hours).
    The information collection requirements imposed by Form N-3 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
    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, Virginia 22312 
or send an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    February 14, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-3092 Filed 2-22-07; 8:45 am]
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