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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Notices direct mail marketing volumes are expected to decline due to sensitivity to direct mail cost increases. Id. at 2. The Life Line Screening NSA provides discounts based on a block rate structure for Standard Mail letter-size pieces. Life Line Screening must reach a volume commitment level, which is set higher than the lowest block volume level, before any discounts are payable. During the first year of the agreement, discounts may be earned for annual volumes above 90 million pieces once a volume commitment of 95 million pieces has been reached. During the second year of the agreement, discounts may be earned for annual volumes above 88 million pieces once a volume commitment of 93 million pieces has been reached. During the third year of the agreement, discounts also may be earned for annual volumes above 88 million pieces once a volume commitment of 93 million pieces has been reached. Discounts, under the proposed declining block rate structure, range from 1 to 3 cents per piece during each year of the agreement. See Request, Attachment B. The volume commitment levels for the second and third years of the agreement are subject to adjustment based on the actual volumes mailed in the previous year. If at the end of the first or second years, the actual volume is 12 percent or more above the prior year’s commitment, the following year’s commitment will be revised to be the average of the prior year’s actual volume and the following year’s original commitment. If at the end of the first or second years, the actual volume is 5 percent or more below the prior year’s commitment, the following year’s commitment will be decreased by the percentage difference between the prior year’s actual volume and the prior year’s original commitment. See Request, Attachment A. As a means to protect the Postal Service’s financial interests, the Life Line Screening NSA contains additional risk mitigation features. The Postal Service has established three tiers within each letter volume block. The highest discount tier for the first year of the agreement applies to volumes between 110 million and 118 million mailpieces. If Life Line Screening exceeds 118 million pieces by an additional 10 million pieces, the agreement will be terminated. Either party also may unconditionally cancel the agreement with 30 days’ written notice. Id. II. Commission Analysis Applicability of the rules for baseline NSAs. For administrative purposes, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission has docketed the instant filing as a request for a new baseline NSA pursuant to rule 195 [39 CFR 3001.195]. Representation of the general public. In conformance with section 3624(a) of title 39, the Commission designates Kenneth E. Richardson, acting director of the Commission’s Office of the Consumer Advocate, to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. Pursuant to this designation, Mr. Richardson will direct the activities of Commission personnel assigned to assist him and, upon request, will supply their names for the record. Neither Mr. Richardson nor any of the assigned personnel will participate in or provide advice on any Commission decision in this proceeding. Intervention. Those wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention on or before August 31, 2007. The notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov), unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. Rules 9(a) and 10(a) [39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 10(a).] Notices should indicate whether participation will be on a full or limited basis. See rules 20 and 20a [39 CFR 3001.20 and 20a.] No decision has been made at this point on whether a hearing will be held in this case. Prehearing conference. A prehearing conference will be held September 11, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room. Participants intending to object to the Postal Service’s proposal for limiting issues or intending to identify issue(s) that would indicate the need to schedule a hearing shall file a written explanation of their position by September 7, 2007. Participants should be prepared to discuss these issues during the prehearing conference. The Commission intends to issue a ruling on these issues shortly after the prehearing conference. III. Ordering Paragraphs It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MC2007–5 to consider the Postal Service Request referred to in the body of this order. 2. The Commission will sit en banc in this proceeding. 3. Kenneth E. Richardson, acting director of the Commission’s Office of the Consumer Advocate, is designated to represent the interests of the general public. 4. The deadline for filing notices of intervention is August 31, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46111 5. A prehearing conference will be held September 11, 2007 at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s hearing room. 6. Participants intending to object to the Postal Service’s proposal for limiting issues or intending to identify issue(s) that would indicate the need to schedule a hearing, shall file a written explanation of their position by September 7, 2007. 7. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Garry J. Sikora, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16089 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire. OMB Control No. 3235–NEW; SEC File No. 270–577. 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 to approve the collection of information discussed below. The title of the questionnaire is ‘‘XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 46112 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 158 / Thursday, August 16, 2007 / Notices 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 each of 80 respondents will respond once and take 4 hours per response for a total reporting burden of 320 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: August 9, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16091 Filed 8–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17f–1(g); SEC File No. 270– 30; OMB Control No. 3235–0290. 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 this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. • Rule 17f–1(g) (17 CFR 240.17f–1(g)) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78q(f)) (‘‘Act’’) Requirements for reporting and inquiry with respect to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Aug 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 missing, lost, counterfeit or stolen securities. Paragraph (g) of Rule 17f–1 requires that all reporting institutions (i.e., every national securities exchange, member thereof, registered securities association, broker, dealer, municipal securities dealer, registered transfer agent, registered clearing agency, participant therein, member of the Federal Reserve System and bank insured by the FDIC) maintain and preserve a number of documents related to their participation in the Lost and Stolen Securities Program (‘‘Program’’) under Rule 17f–1. The following documents must be kept in an easily accessible place for three years, according to paragraph (g): (1) Copies or all reports of theft or loss (Form X–17F–1A) filed with the Commission’s designee: (2) All agreements between reporting institutions regarding registration in the Program or other aspects of Rule 17f–1; and (3) all confirmations or other information received from the Commission or its designee as a result of inquiry. Reporting institutions utilize these records and reports (a) to report missing, lost, stolen or counterfeit securities to the database, (b) to confirm inquiry of the database, and (c) to demonstrate compliance with Rule 17f–1. The Commission and the reporting institutions’ examining authorities utilize these records to monitor the incidence of thefts and losses incurred by reporting institutions and to determine compliance with Rule 17f–1. If such records were not retained by reporting institutions, compliance with Rule 17f–1 could not be monitored effectively. The Commission estimates that there are 25,628 reporting institutions (respondents) and, on average, each respondent would need to retain 33 records annually, with each retention requiring approximately 1 minute (33 minutes or .55 hours). The total estimated annual burden is 14,095.4 hours (25,628 × .55 hours = 14,095.4). Assuming an average hourly cost for clerical work of $22.00, the average total yearly record retention cost for each respondent would be $12.10. Based on these estimates, the total annual cost for the estimated 25,628 reporting institutions would be approximately $310,099. 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 9, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–16162 Filed 8–15–07; 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 Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 17a–1; SEC File No. 270– 244; OMB Control No. 3235–0208. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 17a–1 (17 CFR 240.17a–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et. seq.) requires that all national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board keep on file for a period of five years, two years in an accessible place, all documents that they make or receive respecting their self-regulatory activities, and that such documents be available for examination by the Commission. The Commission staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary for compliance with the requirements of Rule 17a–1 is 50 hours per year. There E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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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 Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.

XBRL Voluntary Program Questionnaire.
    OMB Control No. 3235-NEW; SEC File No. 270-577.

    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 to approve the collection of information discussed 
below.
    The title of the questionnaire is ``XBRL Voluntary Program 
Questionnaire.''
    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

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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 each of 80 respondents will respond once and take 
4 hours per response for a total reporting burden of 320 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 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, Virginia 22312; or send 
an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: August 9, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-16091 Filed 8-15-07; 8:45 am]
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