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Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 138 / Thursday, July 19, 2007 / Notices of the Exchange Act with respect to its investor protection function. Completing and filing Form BD is mandatory in order to engage in brokerdealer activity. Compliance with Rule 15b1–1 does not involve the collection of confidential information. Please note that 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. 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: July 12, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13963 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P amendments to such statements and reports. The purpose of the regulation is set forth guidelines for the uniform preparation of Exchange Act documents. All information is provided to the public for review. The information required is filed on occasion and is mandatory. Regulation 12B is assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience because the regulation simply prescribes the disclosure that must appear in other filings under the federal securities laws. 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Dated: July 12, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13964 Filed 7–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 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: Regulation 12B, OMB Control No. 3235– 0062, SEC File No. 270–70. 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. Regulation 12B (17 CFR 240.12b–1– 12b–37) includes rules governing all registration statements pursuant to Sections 12(b) and 12(g) (U.S.C. 78l(b) and 78l(g)) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’), including all VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jul 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: Regulation S–AM, SEC File No. 270–548, OMB Control No. 3235–0609. 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 request[s] for extension of the previously approved collection[s] of information discussed below. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39647 Regulation S–AM: Limitation on Affiliate Marketing Regulation S–AM implements the requirements of Section 214 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–159) (‘‘FACT Act’’) as applied to brokers, dealers, and investment companies, as well as investment advisers and transfer agents that are registered with the Commission (collectively, ‘‘Covered Persons’’). As directed by Section 214 of the FACT Act, before a receiving affiliate may make marketing solicitations based on the communication of certain consumer financial information from a Covered Person, the Covered Person must provide a notice to each affected individual informing the individual of his or her right to prohibit such marketing. The regulation potentially applies to all of the approximately 22,106 Covered Persons registered with the Commission, although only approximately 15,474 of them have one or more corporate affiliates, and the regulation would require only approximately 2,211 of them to provide consumers with notice and an opt-out opportunity. The Commission has estimated that each of the approximately 15,474 Covered Persons having one or more affiliates would require an average onetime burden of 1 hour to review affiliate marketing practices, for a total of 15,474 hours, at a total staff cost of approximately $3,791,130. Approximately 2,211 Covered Persons would be required to provide notice and opt-out and would incur an average first-year burden of 6 hours in doing so, for a total estimated first-year burden of 13,266 hours, at a total staff cost of approximately $2,510,590.50. With regard to continuing notice burdens, each of the approximately 2,211 Covered Persons required to provide notice and opt-out would incur a onetime first-year burden of 2 hours to develop notices for new consumers and an annual burden of 2 hours to deliver the notices and record any opt-outs, at a total staff cost of approximately $1,673,727. Averaged across the first three years for which compliance would be required, the total average yearly burden would be approximately 12,528 hours and $7,975,447.50 in staff costs. 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, E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 138 (Thursday, July 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39646-39647]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13963]


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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 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 broker-dealer. Form BD also is 
used by firms other than banks and registered broker-dealers 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

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of the Exchange Act with respect to its investor protection function.
    Completing and filing Form BD is mandatory in order to engage in 
broker-dealer activity. Compliance with Rule 15b1-1 does not involve 
the collection of confidential information. Please note that 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.
    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: July 12, 2007.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-13963 Filed 7-18-07; 8:45 am]
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