Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 39645-39646 [E7-13961]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 138 / Thursday, July 19, 2007 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Requests for information about the meeting should be addressed to the Secretary of the Board, Wendy A. Hocking, at (202) 268–4800. Wendy A. Hocking, Secretary. [FR Doc. 07–3549 Filed 7–17–07; 3:22 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–12–M RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 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) for the following collection of information: 3220–0149, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments. 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. The Internal Revenue Code requires all payers of tax liable private pensions to U.S. citizens to: (1) Notify each recipient at least concurrent with initial withholding that the payer is, in fact, withholding benefits for tax liability and that the recipient has the option of electing not to have the payer withhold, or to withhold at a specific rate; (2) withhold benefits for tax purposes (in the absence of the recipient’s election not to withhold benefits); and (3) notify all beneficiaries, at least annually, that they have the option of changing their withholding status or elect not to have benefits withheld. The Railroad Retirement Board provides Form RRB–W4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Payments, to its annuitants to exercise their withholding options. Completion VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 of the form is required to obtain or retain a benefit. One response is requested of each respondent. No changes are being proposed to the current version of Form RRB W–4P used by the RRB. The RRB estimates that 25,000 annuitants utilize Form RRB W– 4P annually. The completion time for Form RRB W–4P varies depending on individual circumstances. The estimated average(s) for Form RRB W– 4P is 39 minutes for recordkeeping, 24 minutes for learning about the law or the form, and 59 minutes for preparing the form. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. If a respondent fails to complete the form(s), the RRB may be unable to pay them benefits. One response is required from a respondent. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 14628 on April 27, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments. OMB Control Number: 3220–0149. Form(s) submitted: RRB–W–4P, Withholding Certificate for Railroad Retirement Monthly Annuity Payments. Type of request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under Public Law 98–76, railroad retirement beneficiaries’ Tier II, dual vested and supplemental benefits are subject to income tax under private pension rules. Under Public Law 99– 514, the non-social security equivalent benefit portion of Tier 1 is also taxable under private pension rules. The collection obtains the information needed by the Railroad Retirement Board to implement the income tax withholding provisions. Changes Proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form RRB–W–4P. The Burden Estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated annual number of respondents: 25,000. Total annual responses: 25,000. Total annual reporting hours: 1. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39645 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. E7–13982 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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 19b–5 and Form PILOT, SEC File No. 270–448, OMB Control No. 3235–0507. 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 19b–5 (17 CFR 240.19b–5) provides a temporary exemption from the rule-filing requirements of section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Act’’) to self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) wishing to establish and operate pilot trading systems. Rule 19b–5 permits an SRO to develop a pilot trading system and to begin operation of such system shortly after submitting an initial report on Form PILOT to the Commission. During operation of the pilot trading system, the SRO must submit quarterly reports of the system’s operation to the Commission, as well as timely amendments describing any material changes to the system. After two years of operating such pilot trading system under the exemption afforded by Rule 19b–5, the SRO must submit a rule filing pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act in order to obtain permanent approval of the pilot trading system from the Commission. The collection of information is designed to allow the Commission to maintain an accurate record of all new pilot trading systems operated by SROs and to determine whether an SRO has properly availed itself of the exemption afforded by Rule 19b–5. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 39646 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 138 / Thursday, July 19, 2007 / Notices The respondents to the collection of information are SROs, as defined by the Act, including national securities exchanges and national securities associations. Six respondents file an average total of 6 initial reports (for a 144 hour estimated annual burden), 24 quarterly reports (for a 72 hour estimated annual burden), and 12 amendments per year (for a 36 hour estimated annual burden), with an estimated total annual response burden of 252 hours. At an average hourly cost of $51.71, the aggregate related cost of compliance with Rule 19b–5 for all respondents is $13,030 per year (252 burden hours multiplied by $51.71/hour = $13,030). Although Rule 19b–5 does not in itself impose recordkeeping burdens on SROs, it relies on existing requirements imposed by Rule 17a–1 under the Act to require SROs to retain all the rules and procedures relating to each pilot trading system operating pursuant to Rule 19b– 5 and to make such records available for Commission inspection for a period of not less than five years, the first two years in an easily accessible place. Compliance with Rule 19b–5 is mandatory. Information received in response to Rule 19b–5 shall be available only for examination by the Commission, other agencies of the federal government, state securities authorities and SROs. 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 within 30 days of this notice. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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. Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. Dated: July 12, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13961 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] Dated: July 12, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13962 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jul 18, 2007 Extension: Form 15, OMB Control No. 3235–0167, SEC File No. 270–170. 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 the request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form 15 (17 CFR 249.232) is a certification of termination of a class of security under Section 12(g) or notice of suspension of duty to file reports pursuant to Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). All information is provided to the public for review. We estimate that approximately 3,000 issuers file Form 15 annually and it takes approximately 1.5 hours per response to prepare for a total of 4,500 annual burden hours. 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. Written comments regarding the above information 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 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. BILLING CODE 8010–01–P Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Extension: Form BD/Rule 15b1–1, SEC File No. 270– 19, OMB Control No. 3235–0012. 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. Form BD (17 CFR 249.501) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) is the application form used by firms to apply to the Commission for registration as a brokerdealer. Form BD also is used by firms other than banks and registered brokerdealers to apply to the Commission for registration as a municipal securities dealer or a government securities broker-dealer. In addition, Form BD is used to change information contained in a previous Form BD filing that becomes inaccurate. The total annual burden imposed by Form BD is approximately 6,808 hours, based on approximately 18,174 responses (335 initial filings + 17,839 amendments). Each initial filing requires approximately 2.75 hours to complete and each amendment requires approximately 20 minutes to complete. There is no annual cost burden. The Commission uses the information disclosed by applicants in Form BD: (1) To determine whether the applicant meets the standards for registration set forth in the provisions of the Exchange Act; (2) to develop a central information resource where members of the public may obtain relevant, up-to-date information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers and government securities broker-dealers, and where the Commission, other regulators and SROs may obtain information for investigatory purposes in connection with securities litigation; and (3) to develop statistical information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers and government securities broker-dealers. Without the information disclosed in Form BD, the Commission could not effectively implement policy objectives E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 138 (Thursday, July 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39645-39646]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13961]


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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:
    Rule 19b-5 and Form PILOT, SEC File No. 270-448, OMB Control No. 
3235-0507.

    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 19b-5 (17 CFR 240.19b-5) provides a temporary exemption from 
the rule-filing requirements of section 19(b) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Act'') to self-
regulatory organizations (``SROs'') wishing to establish and operate 
pilot trading systems. Rule 19b-5 permits an SRO to develop a pilot 
trading system and to begin operation of such system shortly after 
submitting an initial report on Form PILOT to the Commission. During 
operation of the pilot trading system, the SRO must submit quarterly 
reports of the system's operation to the Commission, as well as timely 
amendments describing any material changes to the system. After two 
years of operating such pilot trading system under the exemption 
afforded by Rule 19b-5, the SRO must submit a rule filing pursuant to 
section 19(b)(2) of the Act in order to obtain permanent approval of 
the pilot trading system from the Commission.
    The collection of information is designed to allow the Commission 
to maintain an accurate record of all new pilot trading systems 
operated by SROs and to determine whether an SRO has properly availed 
itself of the exemption afforded by Rule 19b-5.

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    The respondents to the collection of information are SROs, as 
defined by the Act, including national securities exchanges and 
national securities associations.
    Six respondents file an average total of 6 initial reports (for a 
144 hour estimated annual burden), 24 quarterly reports (for a 72 hour 
estimated annual burden), and 12 amendments per year (for a 36 hour 
estimated annual burden), with an estimated total annual response 
burden of 252 hours. At an average hourly cost of $51.71, the aggregate 
related cost of compliance with Rule 19b-5 for all respondents is 
$13,030 per year (252 burden hours multiplied by $51.71/hour = 
$13,030).
    Although Rule 19b-5 does not in itself impose recordkeeping burdens 
on SROs, it relies on existing requirements imposed by Rule 17a-1 under 
the Act to require SROs to retain all the rules and procedures relating 
to each pilot trading system operating pursuant to Rule 19b-5 and to 
make such records available for Commission inspection for a period of 
not less than five years, the first two years in an easily accessible 
place.
    Compliance with Rule 19b-5 is mandatory. Information received in 
response to Rule 19b-5 shall be available only for examination by the 
Commission, other agencies of the federal government, state securities 
authorities and SROs.
    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 within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: July 12, 2007.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-13961 Filed 7-18-07; 8:45 am]
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