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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 94 / Wednesday, May 16, 2007 / Notices company to spend approximately 1 hour so that the total burden of preparing Form N–8A for all affected investment companies is 156 hours. Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information on Form N–8A is mandatory. The information provided on Form N–8A is not 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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: May 11, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9368 Filed 5–15–07; 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Extension: Form N–8B–2; SEC File No. 270–186; OMB Control No. 3235–0186. 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 requests for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form N–8B–2 (17 CFR 274.12) is the form used by unit investment trusts (‘‘UITs’’) that are currently issuing VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 May 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 securities, including UITs that are issuers of periodic payment plan certificates and UITs of which a management investment company is the sponsor or depositor, to comply with the filing and disclosure requirements imposed by section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–8(b)). Form N–8B–2 requires disclosure about the organization of a UIT, its securities, the trustee, the personnel and affiliated persons of the depositor, the distribution and redemption of securities, and financial statements. The Commission uses the information provided in the collection of information to determine compliance with section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act. Based on the Commission’s industry statistics, the Commission estimates that there would be approximately one initial filing on Form N–8B–2 and 9 post-effective amendment filings to the Form annually. The Commission estimates that each registrant filing an initial Form N–8B–2 would spend 44 hours in preparing and filing the Form and that the total hour burden for all initial Form N–8B–2 filings would be 44 hours. Also, the Commission estimates that each UIT filing a post-effective amendment to Form N–8B–2 would spend 16 hours in preparing and filing the amendment and that the total hour burden for all post-effective amendments to the Form would be 144 hours. By combining the total hour burdens estimated for initial Form N– 8B–2 filings and post-effective amendments filings to the Form, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden hours for all registrants on Form N–8B–2 would be 188. 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. The information provided on Form N–8B–2 is mandatory. The information provided on Form N–8B–2 will not be kept confidential. The Commission 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or 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, PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27599 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA, 22312; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: May 11, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–9369 Filed 5–15–07; 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 17j–1; SEC File No. 270–239; OMB Control No. 3235–0224. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 350l–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension and approval of the collection of information discussed below. Conflicts of interest between investment company personnel (such as portfolio managers) and their funds can arise when these persons buy and sell securities for their own accounts (‘‘personal investment activities’’). These conflicts arise because fund personnel have the opportunity to profit from information about fund transactions, often to the detriment of fund investors. Beginning in the early 1960s, Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) sought to devise a regulatory scheme to effectively address these potential conflicts. These efforts culminated in the addition of section 17(j) to the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Investment Company Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–17(j)) in 1970 and the adoption by the Commission of rule 17j–1 (17 CFR 270.17j–1) in 1980.1 The Commission proposed amendments to rule 17j–1 in 1995 in response to recommendations made in the first detailed study of fund policies concerning personal investment activities by the Commission’s Division of Investment Management since rule 17j–1 was adopted. Amendments to rule 1 Prevention of Certain Unlawful Activities with Respect to Registered Investment Companies, Investment Company Act Release No. 11421 (Oct. 31, 1980) (45 FR 73915 (Nov. 7, 1980)). E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 94 (Wednesday, May 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 27599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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.

Extension:
    Form N-8B-2; SEC File No. 270-186; OMB Control No. 3235-0186.

    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 requests for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information discussed below.
    Form N-8B-2 (17 CFR 274.12) is the form used by unit investment 
trusts (``UITs'') that are currently issuing securities, including UITs 
that are issuers of periodic payment plan certificates and UITs of 
which a management investment company is the sponsor or depositor, to 
comply with the filing and disclosure requirements imposed by section 
8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-8(b)). Form 
N-8B-2 requires disclosure about the organization of a UIT, its 
securities, the trustee, the personnel and affiliated persons of the 
depositor, the distribution and redemption of securities, and financial 
statements. The Commission uses the information provided in the 
collection of information to determine compliance with section 8(b) of 
the Investment Company Act.
    Based on the Commission's industry statistics, the Commission 
estimates that there would be approximately one initial filing on Form 
N-8B-2 and 9 post-effective amendment filings to the Form annually. The 
Commission estimates that each registrant filing an initial Form N-8B-2 
would spend 44 hours in preparing and filing the Form and that the 
total hour burden for all initial Form N-8B-2 filings would be 44 
hours. Also, the Commission estimates that each UIT filing a post-
effective amendment to Form N-8B-2 would spend 16 hours in preparing 
and filing the amendment and that the total hour burden for all post-
effective amendments to the Form would be 144 hours. By combining the 
total hour burdens estimated for initial Form N-8B-2 filings and post-
effective amendments filings to the Form, the Commission estimates that 
the total annual burden hours for all registrants on Form N-8B-2 would 
be 188. 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.
    The information provided on Form N-8B-2 is mandatory. The 
information provided on Form N-8B-2 will not be kept confidential. The 
Commission 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.
    Please direct general comments regarding the above information to 
the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive 
Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or 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 
email to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: May 11, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-9369 Filed 5-15-07; 8:45 am]
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