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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 128 / Thursday, July 5, 2007 / Notices I. Introduction CNo Committee name 1130 ......... Advisory Committee for Polar Programs. Advisory Committee for Engineering. Alan T. Waterman Award Committee. Advisory Panel for Integrative Activities. Proposal Review Panel for Earth Sciences. Advisory Committee for Geosciences. Proposal Review Panel for Geosciences. Proposal Review Panel for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences. NSB Public Service Award Committee. Proposal Review Panel for Biological Infrastructure. Proposal Review Panel for Environmental Biology. Proposal Review Panel for Integrative Organismal Systems. Proposal Review Panel for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. Proposal Review Panel for Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences. Proposal Review Panel for Social and Economic Sciences. Proposal Review Panel for International Science and Engineering. Proposal Review Panel for Atmospheric Sciences. 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Jul 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.49, ‘‘Power Levels of Nuclear Power Plants,’’ which was issued in response to a NRC Commission policy statement dated March 5, 1973. Revision 1 of the RG was issued in December 1973. The RG established the normal operating core thermal power level of 3800 megawatts as the limit for any nuclear power plant until January 1, 1979. This limit was set to encourage greater standardization of nuclear power plants and to stabilize the maximum size of nuclear plants until sufficient experience was gained with the design, construction, and operation of large plants. Since 1979, substantial experience has been gained with large power plants and standardization of plant designs has proceeded by use of the design certification process. The staff has approved plant designs with the core thermal operating power levels in excess of 3800 megawatts and has approved increased core thermal operating power levels for existing operating plants on a case-by-case basis. The staff has determined that RG 1.49 is no longer necessary. Furthermore, it is not referenced by any other documents in association with nuclear plant licensing actions. II. Further Information Withdrawal of RG 1.49 does not, in and of itself, alter any prior or existing licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided in this RG is no longer applicable. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when methods and techniques no longer define an acceptable approach to comply with NRC regulations or otherwise do not provide useful information. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections. Regulatory guides are also available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), Room O– 1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The PDR’s mailing address is USNRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR staff can be reached by telephone at (301) 415–4737 or (800) 397–4209, by fax at (301) 415–3548, and by e-mail to PDR@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. (5 U.S.C. 552(a)) PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36737 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of June 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brian W. Sheron, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 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[FR Doc. 07–3290 Filed 7–2–07; 12:59 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–M 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 17a–8; SEC File No. 270– 225; OMB Control No. 3235–0235 Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), 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 Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17a–8 (17 CFR 270.17a–8) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a) is entitled E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 36738 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 128 / Thursday, July 5, 2007 / Notices ‘‘Mergers of affiliated companies.’’ Rule 17a–8 exempts certain mergers and similar business combinations (‘‘mergers’’) of affiliated registered investment companies (‘‘funds’’) from prohibitions under section 17(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–17(a)) on purchases and sales between a fund and its affiliates. The rule requires fund directors to consider certain issues and to record their findings in board minutes. The rule requires the directors of any fund merging with an unregistered entity to approve procedures for the valuation of assets received from that entity. These procedures must provide for the preparation of a report by an independent evaluator that sets forth the fair value of each such asset for which market quotations are not readily available. The rule also requires a fund being acquired to obtain approval of the merger transaction by a majority of its outstanding voting securities, except in certain situations, and requires any surviving fund to preserve written records describing the merger and its terms for six years after the merger (the first two in an easily accessible place). The average annual burden of meeting the requirements of rule 17a–8 is estimated to be 7 hours for each fund. The Commission staff estimates that each year approximately 920 funds rely on the rule. The estimated total average annual burden for all respondents therefore is 6,440 hours. This estimate represents an increase of 2,240 hours from the prior estimate of 4,200 hours. The increase results from an increase in the estimated number of mergers of affiliated funds and fund portfolios. The average cost burden of preparing a report by an independent evaluator in a merger with an unregistered entity is estimated to be $15,000. The average net cost burden of obtaining approval of a merger transaction by a majority of a fund’s outstanding voting securities is estimated to be $75,000. The Commission staff estimates that each year approximately 15 mergers with unregistered entities occur and approximately 22 funds hold shareholder votes that would not otherwise have held a shareholder vote to comply with state law. The total annual cost burden of meeting these requirements is estimated to be $1,875,000. The estimates of average burden hours and average cost burdens 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Jul 03, 2007 Jkt 211001 a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Written comments are requested on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burdens 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, VA 22312; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: June 26, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–12939 Filed 7–3–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–27876] Notice of Applications for Deregistration under Section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 June 28, 2007. The following is a notice of applications for deregistration under section 8(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for the month of June 2007. A copy of each application may be obtained for a fee at the SEC’s Public Reference Branch (tel. 202–551–5850). An order granting each application will be issued unless the SEC orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing on any application by writing to the SEC’s Secretary at the address below and serving the relevant applicant with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the SEC by 5:30 p.m. on July 23, 2007, and should be accompanied by proof of service on the applicant, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE.,Washington, DC 20549– 1090. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diane L. Titus at (202) 551–6810, SEC, Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–4041. Boyle Fund [File No. 811–8501] Summary: Applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On May 31, 2007, applicant made its final liquidating distribution to its shareholders, based on net asset value. Applicant incurred no expenses in connection with the liquidation. Filing Dates: The application was filed on June 6, 2007, and amended on June 25, 2007. Applicant’s Address: 1401 Woodsong Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28791. GAM Avalon Multi-Strategy (TEI), LLC [File No. 811–21026] GAM Institutional Multi-Strategy, LLC [File No. 811–21027] GAM Multi-Strategy Investments, LLC [File No. 811–21736] Summary: Eaach applicant, a closedend investment company, seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. Applicants have never made a public offering of their securities and do not propose to make a public offering or engage in business of any kind. Filing Dates: The applications were filed on June 11, 2007, and amended on June 25, 2007. Applicants’ Address: 330 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10017. Evergreen Income & Growth Fund [File No. 811–2829] Evergreen Growth & Income Fund [File No. 811–4715] Summary: Each applicant seeks an order declaring that it has ceased to be an investment company. On December 22, 1997, each applicant transferred its assets to corresponding series of Evergreen Equity Trust, based on net asset value. Expenses incurred in connection with the reorganizations were paid by applicants. Filing Dates: The applications were filed on June 11, 2007, and Evergreen Growth & Income Fund (File No. 811– 4715) filed an amendment on June 20, 2007. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 128 (Thursday, July 5, 2007)]
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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 17a-8; SEC File No. 270-225; OMB Control No. 3235-
0235

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), 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 Management and 
Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8) under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (the ``Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80a) is entitled

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``Mergers of affiliated companies.'' Rule 17a-8 exempts certain mergers 
and similar business combinations (``mergers'') of affiliated 
registered investment companies (``funds'') from prohibitions under 
section 17(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(a)) on purchases and sales 
between a fund and its affiliates. The rule requires fund directors to 
consider certain issues and to record their findings in board minutes. 
The rule requires the directors of any fund merging with an 
unregistered entity to approve procedures for the valuation of assets 
received from that entity. These procedures must provide for the 
preparation of a report by an independent evaluator that sets forth the 
fair value of each such asset for which market quotations are not 
readily available. The rule also requires a fund being acquired to 
obtain approval of the merger transaction by a majority of its 
outstanding voting securities, except in certain situations, and 
requires any surviving fund to preserve written records describing the 
merger and its terms for six years after the merger (the first two in 
an easily accessible place).
    The average annual burden of meeting the requirements of rule 17a-8 
is estimated to be 7 hours for each fund. The Commission staff 
estimates that each year approximately 920 funds rely on the rule. The 
estimated total average annual burden for all respondents therefore is 
6,440 hours.
    This estimate represents an increase of 2,240 hours from the prior 
estimate of 4,200 hours. The increase results from an increase in the 
estimated number of mergers of affiliated funds and fund portfolios.
    The average cost burden of preparing a report by an independent 
evaluator in a merger with an unregistered entity is estimated to be 
$15,000. The average net cost burden of obtaining approval of a merger 
transaction by a majority of a fund's outstanding voting securities is 
estimated to be $75,000. The Commission staff estimates that each year 
approximately 15 mergers with unregistered entities occur and 
approximately 22 funds hold shareholder votes that would not otherwise 
have held a shareholder vote to comply with state law. The total annual 
cost burden of meeting these requirements is estimated to be 
$1,875,000.
    The estimates of average burden hours and average cost burdens 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. 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.
    Written comments are requested on: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information has practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burdens 
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, VA 22312; or 
send an email to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: June 26, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-12939 Filed 7-3-07; 8:45 am]
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