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Download as PDF 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 36 (Friday, February 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
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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 
20549-0004.

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 
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.
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