Sunshine Act Meeting, 13316 [E7-5131]

Download as PDF 13316 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 54 / Wednesday, March 21, 2007 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filing and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Extension: Rule 17Ad–16; SEC File No. 270– 363; OMB Control No. 3235–0413. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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–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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Mar 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 (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. Dated: March 15, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–5136 Filed 3–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: [To be Published]. STATUS: PLACE: Closed Meeting. 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. Time Change. The Closed Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 2 p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 1 p.m. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Frm 00081 BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55454; File No. SR–OPRA– 2007–01] Options Price Reporting Authority; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Amendment To Adopt a Revised Form ‘‘Third Party Billing Agreement’’ March 13, 2007. Pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 23, 2007 the Options Price Reporting Authority (‘‘OPRA’’) submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information (‘‘OPRA Plan’’).3 The proposed OPRA Plan amendment would adopt a revised form ‘‘Third Party Billing Agreement.’’ I. Description and Purpose of the Amendment OPRA states that the purpose of the proposed amendment is to adopt a revised form ‘‘Third Party Billing Agreement’’ for use by a Professional Subscriber that has entered into a Professional Subscriber Agreement (‘‘PSA’’) with OPRA and that wishes to agree with a third party (‘‘Third Party Payor’’) that the Third Party Payor will be responsible for payment of OPRA’s charges with respect to receipt by the Professional Subscriber of OPRA Information. The revised form includes language that is intended to make it easier for a Professional Subscriber and Third Party Payor to conclude, in an appropriate 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. CFR 242.608. 3 The OPRA Plan is a national market system plan approved by the Commission pursuant to Section 11A of the Act and Rule 608 thereunder (formerly Rule 11Aa3–2). See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 17638 (March 18, 1981), 22 SEC Docket 484 (March 31, 1981). The full text of the OPRA Plan is available at http://www.opradata.com. The OPRA Plan provides for the collection and dissemination of last sale and quotation information on options that are traded on the participant exchanges. The six participants to the OPRA Plan are the American Stock Exchange LLC, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc., the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, the International Securities Exchange, Inc., the NYSE Arca, Inc., and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. 2 17 CHANGE IN THE MEETING: PO 00000 Dated: March 16, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 21, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-5131]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

Federal Register Citation Of Previous Announcement: [To be Published].

Status: Closed Meeting.

Place: 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC.

Date And Time Of Previously Announced Meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 
2007 at 2 p.m.

Change In The Meeting: Time Change.
    The Closed Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 2 
p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 1 p.m.
    At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in 
the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to 
ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, 
please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.

     Dated: March 16, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-5131 Filed 3-20-07; 8:45 am]
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