Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 18694-18695 [E7-7006]

Download as PDF 18694 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 71 / Friday, April 13, 2007 / Notices withdrawal liability under section 4219 of ERISA unless an applicable plan provision provides otherwise. For interest accruing during any calendar quarter, the specified rate is the average quoted prime rate on short-term commercial loans for the fifteenth day (or the next business day if the fifteenth day is not a business day) of the month preceding the beginning of the quarter, as reported by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Statistical Release H.15 (‘‘Selected Interest Rates’’). The rate for the second quarter (April through June) of 2007 (i.e., the rate reported for March 15, 2007) is 8.25 percent. The following table lists the withdrawal liability underpayment and overpayment interest rates for the specified time periods: From Through 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) 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 6/30/07 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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 May 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 10th day of April 2007. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Interim Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–7097 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Apr 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments Summary: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision to the following collection of information: 3220–0052, Application to Act as Representative Payee, consisting of RRB Form(s) AA–5, Application for Substitution of Payee, G–478, Statement Regarding Patient’s Capability to Manage Payments and booklet RB–5, Your Duties as Representative Payee-Representative Payee Record. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. One response is required of each respondent. Review and approval by OIRA ensures that we impose appropriate paperwork burdens. The RRB invites comments on the proposed collection of information to determine (1) The practical utility of the collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information that is the subject of collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collections on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments to RRB or OIRA must contain the OMB control number of the ICR. For proper consideration of your comments, it is best if RRB and OIRA receive them within 30 days of publication date. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (71 FR No. 227 on 68644 and 68645 on November 27, 2006) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application to Act as Representative Payee. OMB Control Number: 3220–0052. Form(s) submitted: AA–5, Application for Substitution of Payee; G–478, Statement Regarding Patient’s Capability to Manage Payments; and RB–5, your duties as Representative Payee’s Record. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households; Business or other for Profit. Abstract: Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Retirement Board (RRB) may pay benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse or survivor annuitant is incompetent or is a minor. The collection obtains information related to the representative payee application, supporting documentation, and the maintenance of records pertaining to the receipt and use of the benefits. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes a revised title for the information collection (currently Railroad Retirement Act Continuing Entitlement), Application to Act as Representative Payee, to more accurately reflect the information collected. No changes are proposed to the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 17,300. Total annual responses: 20,300. Total annual reporting hours: 16,350. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (312–751–3363) or 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, 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@rrb.gov and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, at the Office of Management and Budget, Room 10230, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–7001 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P 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: Rule 6a–3, SEC File No. 270– 0015, OMB Control No. 3235–0021 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 E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 71 / Friday, April 13, 2007 / Notices Management and Budget for extension and approval. Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) sets out a framework for the registration and regulation of national securities exchanges. Under Commission Rule 6a– 3 (17 CFR 240.6a–3), one of the rules that implements Section 6, a national securities exchange (or an exchange exempted from registration as a national securities exchange based on limited trading volume) must provide certain supplemental information to the Commission, including any material (including notices, circulars, bulletins, lists, and periodicals) issued or made generally available to members of, or participants or subscribers to, the exchange. Rule 6a–3 also requires the exchanges to file monthly reports that set forth the volume and aggregate dollar amount of securities sold on the exchange each month. The information required to be filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 6a–3 is designed to enable the Commission to carry out its statutorily mandated oversight functions and to ensure that registered and exempt exchanges continue to be in compliance with the Act. The respondents to the collection of information are national securities exchanges and exchanges that are exempt from registration based on limited trading volume. The Commission estimates that each respondent makes approximately 25 such filings on an annual basis at an average cost of approximately $21 per response. Currently, 12 respondents (ten national securities exchanges and two exempt exchanges) are subject to the collection of information requirements of Rule 6a–3. The Commission estimates that the total burden for all respondents is 150 hours (25 filings/respondent per year × 0.5 hours/filing × 12 respondents) and $6300 ($21/response × 25 responses/respondent per year × 12 respondents) per year. 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 Apr 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. 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. Dated: April 5, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7006 Filed 4–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55583; File No. SR–Amex– 2006–107] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change and Amendment No. 1 Thereto Relating to Amex Book Clerks April 5, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 14, 2006, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed Amendment No. 1 to the proposal on March 29, 2007. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comment on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to eliminate the agency obligations of Exchange options specialists and establish Amex book clerks (‘‘ABCs’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at Amex, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http:// www.amex.com. 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18695 II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Amex included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to eliminate the obligation and ability of an Exchange options specialist to act as an agent in connection with orders in his or her assigned options classes. This proposal would also permit the Exchange to designate Exchange employees or independent contractors to serve as ABCs, responsible for maintaining and operating the ANTE Central Book (i.e., the specialist’s customer limit order book) and the ANTE Display Book.3 The Exchange also seeks to amend certain Exchange rules relating to the operation of the Plan for the Purpose of Creating and Operating an Intermarket Option Linkage (‘‘Linkage Plan’’) to accommodate the implementation of pertinent ABC rules and other proposed rule changes described herein.4 Finally, this proposed rule change also would implement several other amendments to conform other Exchange rules to the proposal. The Exchange notes that the proposal substantially mirrors changes recently adopted by the Chicago Board 3 The Exchange submits that all incoming customer orders are represented in the ANTE Central Book, and if marketable, will be automatically executed subject to a number of limited exceptions. Orders that are otherwise eligible for automatic execution may not receive an automatic execution: (i) Whenever the Amex Best Bid or Offer (ABBO) crosses the National Best Bid or Offer (NBBO) and causes an inversion in the quote; or (ii) whenever a better bid or offer is being disseminated by another options exchange and the order is not eligible for automatic price matching. In addition, if quotes are deemed unreliable or the Exchange is experiencing communications or systems problems, non-firm markets or delays in the dissemination of quotes by the Options Price Reporting Authority, orders will not be automatically executed. In these limited cases, incoming customer orders will be routed to the ANTE Display Book for manual handling. 4 Exchange rules governing the operation of the Linkage Plan are set forth under Amex Rules 940 through 945 and Amex Rule 941–ANTE. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 71 (Friday, April 13, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18694-18695]
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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: Rule 6a-3, SEC File No. 270-0015, OMB Control No. 3235-
0021

    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

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Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    Section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et 
seq.) sets out a framework for the registration and regulation of 
national securities exchanges. Under Commission Rule 6a-3 (17 CFR 
240.6a-3), one of the rules that implements Section 6, a national 
securities exchange (or an exchange exempted from registration as a 
national securities exchange based on limited trading volume) must 
provide certain supplemental information to the Commission, including 
any material (including notices, circulars, bulletins, lists, and 
periodicals) issued or made generally available to members of, or 
participants or subscribers to, the exchange. Rule 6a-3 also requires 
the exchanges to file monthly reports that set forth the volume and 
aggregate dollar amount of securities sold on the exchange each month.
    The information required to be filed with the Commission pursuant 
to Rule 6a-3 is designed to enable the Commission to carry out its 
statutorily mandated oversight functions and to ensure that registered 
and exempt exchanges continue to be in compliance with the Act.
    The respondents to the collection of information are national 
securities exchanges and exchanges that are exempt from registration 
based on limited trading volume.
    The Commission estimates that each respondent makes approximately 
25 such filings on an annual basis at an average cost of approximately 
$21 per response. Currently, 12 respondents (ten national securities 
exchanges and two exempt exchanges) are subject to the collection of 
information requirements of Rule 6a-3. The Commission estimates that 
the total burden for all respondents is 150 hours (25 filings/
respondent per year x 0.5 hours/filing x 12 respondents) and $6300 
($21/response x 25 responses/respondent per year x 12 respondents) per 
year.
    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 shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
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.
    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.

    Dated: April 5, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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