Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 19984-19985 [E7-7488]

Download as PDF 19984 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 76 / Friday, April 20, 2007 / Notices Burden on The Public: a. Annual reporting burden: 1667 hours. b. Annual record keeping burden: 250 hours. c. Estimated average burden per response: 10 minutes. d. Frequency of response: Annually. e. Estimated number of likely respondents: 10,000. f. Estimated cost to respondents: $0.00/$0.00. This notice is issued in Washington, DC on, April 10, 2007. Wilbert Bryant, Associate Director for Management. [FR Doc. 07–1975 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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: 3220–0030, Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities, consisting of RRB Form(s) AA–17, Application for Widow(er)’s Annuity, AA–17b, Application for Determination of Widow(er)’s Disability, AA–17cert, Application Summary and Certification, AA–18, Application for Mother’s/Father’s and Childs Annuity, AA–19, Application for Child’s Annuity, AA–19a, Application for Determination of Child’s Disability, and AA–20, Application for Parent’s Annuity. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 (72 FR 4543 on January 31, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Application for Survivor Insurance Annuities. OMB Control Number: 3220–0030. Form(s) submitted: AA–17, AA–17b, AA–17cert, AA–18, AA–19, AA–19a, AA–20. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Section 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, monthly survivor annuities are payable to surviving widow(er)s, parents, unmarried children, and in certain cases, divorced wives (husband), mothers (fathers), remarried widow(er)s and grandchildren of deceased railroad employees. The collection obtains information needed by the RRB for determining entitlement to and amount of the annuity applied for. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes minor, non-burden impacting, editorial changes to all of the forms in the collection. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,137. Total annual responses: 4,137. Total annual reporting hours: 1,718. 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. E7–7557 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [OMB Control No. 3235–; SEC File No.— 270–577] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549 XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire 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 the proposed collection of information, the XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire, to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. The XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire consists mainly of questions based on the respondent’s experience with submitting eXtensible Business Reporting Language (‘‘XBRL’’) tagged data to the Commission on a voluntary basis as a supplemental exhibit to specified filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) and Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.). The Commission needs the information to learn about the voluntary program from the participant perspective. Responses to the questionnaire are voluntary and will be publicly available. The Commission plans to use the information to help it assess the feasibility and desirability of using tagged data on a more widespread and, possibly, mandated, basis in the future. In addition, the information may also be used by the Commission or its staff in connection with public analyses of the responses. The likely respondents to the questionnaire are the participants in the voluntary program. We estimate that 80 respondents will take 4 hours per response for a total reporting burden of 320 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 imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 76 / Friday, April 20, 2007 / Notices 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. Dated: April 12, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7488 Filed 4–19–07; 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 17a–12; SEC File No. 270–442; OMB Control No. 3235–0498. 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. also enable the Commission to review the business activities of OTC derivatives dealers and to anticipate, where possible, how these dealers may be affected by significant economic events. The staff estimates that that the average amount of time necessary to prepare and file the information required by Rule 17a–12 is 180 hours per OTC derivatives dealer annually: an average of twenty hours preparing each of four quarterly reports and an additional 100 hours for the annual audit. Five entities are presently registered as OTC derivatives dealers and the staff does not expect that any additional OTC derivatives dealers will become registered within the next three years. Thus the total burden is estimated to be 900 hours annually (180 times 5 equals 900). General comments regarding the estimated burden hours 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 send 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: April 16, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–7490 Filed 4–19–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES • Rule17a–12, Reports To Be Made by Certain OTC Derivatives Dealers BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Rule17a–12 (17 CFR 240.17a–12) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires OTC derivatives dealers to file quarterly Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Reports (‘‘FOCUS’’ reports) on Part IIB of Form X–17A–5,1 the basic document for reporting the financial and operational condition of OTC derivatives dealers. Rule 17a–12 also requires that OTC derivatives dealers file audited financial statements annually. The reports required under Rule 17a–12 provide the Commission with information used to monitor the operations of OTC derivatives dealers and to enforce their compliance with the Commission’s rules. These reports SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 1 Form X–17A–5 (17 CFR 249.617). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:52 Apr 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 23c–3 and Form N–23c–3; SEC File No. 270–373; OMB Control No. 3235– 0422. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 350 et. seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19985 Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension and approval of the collections of information discussed below. Rule 23c–3 (17 CFR 270.23c–3) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) is entitled: ‘‘Repurchase of Securities of Closed-End Companies.’’ The rule permits certain closed-end investment companies (‘‘closed-end funds’’ or ‘‘funds’’) periodically to offer to repurchase from shareholders a limited number of shares at net asset value. The rule includes several reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The fund must send shareholders a notification that contains specified information each time the fund makes a repurchase offer (on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis, or for certain funds, on a discretionary basis not more often than every two years). The fund also must file copies of the shareholder notification with the Commission (electronically through the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (‘‘EDGAR’’)) attached to Form N–23c–3 (17 CFR 274.221), a cover sheet that provides limited information about the fund and the type of offer the fund is making.1 The fund must describe in its annual report to shareholders the fund’s policy concerning repurchase offers and the results of any repurchase offers made during the reporting period. The fund’s board of directors must adopt written procedures designed to ensure that the fund’s investment portfolio is sufficiently liquid to meet its repurchase obligations and other obligations under the rule. The board periodically must review the composition of the fund’s portfolio and change the liquidity procedures as necessary. The fund also must file copies of advertisements and other sales literature with the Commission as if it were an open-end investment company subject to section 24 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–24) and the rules that implement section 24.2 The requirement that the fund send a notification to shareholders of each offer is intended to ensure that a fund provides material information to shareholders about the terms of each offer, which may differ from previous 1 Form N–23c–3 requires the fund to state its registration number, its full name and address, the date of the accompanying shareholder notification, and the type of offer being made (periodic, discretionary, or both). 2 Rule 24b–3 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.24b–3), however, would generally exempt the fund from that requirement when the materials are filed instead with the NASD, as nearly always occurs under NASD procedures, which apply to the underwriter of every fund. E:\FR\FM\20APN1.SGM 20APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 76 (Friday, April 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19984-19985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7488]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[OMB Control No. 3235-; SEC File No.--270-577]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 
20549

XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire

    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 the 
proposed collection of information, the XBRL Voluntary Program 
Questionnaire, to the Office of Management and Budget for approval.
    The XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire consists mainly of 
questions based on the respondent's experience with submitting 
eXtensible Business Reporting Language (``XBRL'') tagged data to the 
Commission on a voluntary basis as a supplemental exhibit to specified 
filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et 
seq.) and Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.).
    The Commission needs the information to learn about the voluntary 
program from the participant perspective. Responses to the 
questionnaire are voluntary and will be publicly available. The 
Commission plans to use the information to help it assess the 
feasibility and desirability of using tagged data on a more widespread 
and, possibly, mandated, basis in the future. In addition, the 
information may also be used by the Commission or its staff in 
connection with public analyses of the responses. The likely 
respondents to the questionnaire are the participants in the voluntary 
program.
    We estimate that 80 respondents will take 4 hours per response for 
a total reporting burden of 320 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 imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 
and (d) ways to

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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.

    Dated: April 12, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-7488 Filed 4-19-07; 8:45 am]
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