Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 49746-49747 [E7-17078]

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[FR Doc. 07–4254 Filed 8–24–07; 4:42 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–M 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. Extension: Form BD–N/Rule 15b11–1; SEC File No. 270–498; OMB Control No. 3235–0556. 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 15b11–1 (17 CFR 240.15b11–1) and Form BD–N (17 CFR 249.501b) serve as the form of notice for futures commission merchants and introducing brokers that register as broker-dealers by notice pursuant to section 15(b)(11)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Specifically, the form requires a broker-dealer registering by notice to indicate whether it is filing a notice registration to conduct a securities business in security futures products and if so, that it satisfies the statutory conditions for notice registration. The total annual burden imposed by Rule 15b11–1 and Form BD–N is approximately 8 hours, based on approximately 16 responses (16 initial filings + 0 amendments). Each initial filing requires approximately 30 minutes to complete and each amendment requires approximately 15 minutes to complete. There is no annual cost burden. The Commission will use the information collected pursuant to Rule 15b11–1 to elicit basic identification information as well as information that PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will allow the Commission to ensure that the futures commission merchants and introducing brokers meet the statutory conditions to register by notice pursuant to section 15(b)(11) of the Exchange Act. This information will assist the Commission in fulfilling its regulatory obligations. 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 estimate of the burden of the proposed 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. Comments should be directed 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 e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 22, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–17077 Filed 8–28–07; 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. Extension: Rule 15Ba2–5; OMB Control No. 3235–0088; SEC File No. 270–91. 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. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 29, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Rule 15Ba2–5 (17 CFR 240.15Ba2–5)— Registration of Fiduciaries On July 7, 1975, effective July 16, 1975 (see 41 FR 28948, July 14, 1975), the Commission adopted Rule 15Ba2–5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to permit a duly-appointed fiduciary to assume immediate responsibility for the operation of a municipal securities dealer’s business. Without the rule, the fiduciary would not be able to assume operation until it registered as a municipal securities dealer. Under the rule, the registration of a municipal securities dealer is deemed to be the registration of any executor, administrator, guardian, conservator, assignee for the benefit of creditors, receiver, trustee in insolvency or bankruptcy, or other fiduciary, appointed or qualified by order, judgment, or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction to continue the business of such municipal securities dealer, provided that such fiduciary files with the Commission, within 30 days after entering upon the performance of his duties, a statement setting forth as to such fiduciary substantially the same information required by Form MSD or Form BD. The statement is necessary to ensure that the Commission and the public have adequate information about the fiduciary. There is approximately 1 respondent per year that requires an aggregate total of 4 hours to comply with this rule. This respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 4 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 4 burden hours. The approximate cost per hour is $20, resulting in a total cost of compliance for the respondent of approximately $80 (i.e., 4 hours × $20). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:04 Aug 28, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments should be directed 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 e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 22, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–17078 Filed 8–28–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56304; File No. SR–CTA– 2007–01] Consolidated Tape Association; Order Approving the Ninth Charges Amendment to the Second Restatement of the Consolidated Tape Association Plan August 22, 2007. I. Introduction On July 20, 2007, the Consolidated Tape Association (‘‘CTA’’) Plan Participants (‘‘Participants’’) 1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) pursuant to Section 11A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),2 and Rule 608 thereunder,3 a proposal to amend the Second Restatement of the CTA Plan (the ‘‘Plan’’) 4 to impose a limit on the maximum amount that any entity is required to pay for any calendar month’s charge for broadcast, cable or satellite television distribution of a Network A ticker. The proposed Plan amendment was published for comment in the Federal Register on August 1, 2007.5 No comment letters were received in response to the Notice. This 1 Each Participant executed the proposed amendment. The Participants are the American Stock Exchange LLC; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; International Securities Exchange LLC; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; National Stock Exchange, Inc.; New York Stock Exchange LLC; NYSE Arca, Inc.; and Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. 2 15 U.S.C. 78k–1. 3 17 CFR 242.608. 4 The proposal was originally filed on June 19, 2007. However, it was refiled on July 20, 2007, to reflect technical revisions made in response to the Commission’s staff comments. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56134 (July 25, 2007), 72 FR 42139 (‘‘Notice’’). PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49747 order approves the proposed Plan amendment. II. Description of the Proposal The Plan currently imposes a charge of $2.00 for every 1,000 households reached on broadcast, cable and satellite television distribution of a Network A ticker (the ‘‘Broadcast Charge’’). A minimum monthly vendor payment of $2,000 applies. CTA permits prorating for those who broadcast the data for less than the entire business day, based upon the number of minutes that the vendor displays the real-time ticker, divided by the number of minutes the primary market is open for trading (currently 390 minutes). CTA proposes to cap the Broadcast Charge by providing that no entity is required to pay more than the ‘‘Television Ticker Maximum’’ for any calendar month. For months falling in calendar year 2007, the Participants propose that the monthly ‘‘Television Ticker Maximum’’ shall be $150,000. For each subsequent calendar year, the monthly Television Ticker Maximum would increase by the ‘‘Annual Increase Amount.’’ 6 The CTA Participants propose to apply the monthly maximum amount that any entity is required to pay for any calendar month’s Broadcast Charge retroactively to May 1, 2007. III. Discussion The Commission finds that the proposed CTA Plan amendment is consistent with the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder.7 Specifically, the Commission finds that the amendment is consistent with Rule 608(b)(2) 8 of the Act in that it is necessary for the protection of investors, the maintenance of fair and orderly markets, and to remove impediments to a national market system. The Commission also finds that the proposed cap on Broadcast Charges is fair and reasonable and provides for an equitable allocation of dues, fees, and other charges among vendors, data recipients and other persons using CTA Network A facilities. The proposed amendment would reduce the amount of fees paid by some entities that broadcast data to customers and result in a reduction of costs for 6 The ‘‘Annual Increase Amount’’ is an amount equal to the percentage increase in the annual composite share volume for the preceding calendar year, subject to a maximum annual increase of five percent. The ‘‘Annual Increase Amount’’ is the same adjustment factor that the Network A rate schedule has long applied to the monthly brokerdealer enterprise fee. 7 The Commission has considered the proposed amendment’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 8 17 CFR 242.608 (b)(2). E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 29, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49746-49747]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17078]


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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.

Extension: Rule 15Ba2-5; OMB Control No. 3235-0088; SEC File No. 
270-91.

    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.

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Rule 15Ba2-5 (17 CFR 240.15Ba2-5)--Registration of Fiduciaries

    On July 7, 1975, effective July 16, 1975 (see 41 FR 28948, July 14, 
1975), the Commission adopted Rule 15Ba2-5 under the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to permit a duly-appointed 
fiduciary to assume immediate responsibility for the operation of a 
municipal securities dealer's business. Without the rule, the fiduciary 
would not be able to assume operation until it registered as a 
municipal securities dealer. Under the rule, the registration of a 
municipal securities dealer is deemed to be the registration of any 
executor, administrator, guardian, conservator, assignee for the 
benefit of creditors, receiver, trustee in insolvency or bankruptcy, or 
other fiduciary, appointed or qualified by order, judgment, or decree 
of a court of competent jurisdiction to continue the business of such 
municipal securities dealer, provided that such fiduciary files with 
the Commission, within 30 days after entering upon the performance of 
his duties, a statement setting forth as to such fiduciary 
substantially the same information required by Form MSD or Form BD. The 
statement is necessary to ensure that the Commission and the public 
have adequate information about the fiduciary.
    There is approximately 1 respondent per year that requires an 
aggregate total of 4 hours to comply with this rule. This respondent 
makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 
4 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 4 
burden hours. The approximate cost per hour is $20, resulting in a 
total cost of compliance for the respondent of approximately $80 (i.e., 
4 hours x $20).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information 
shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's 
estimates of the burden of the proposed 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.
    Comments should be directed 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 e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 
60 days of this notice.

    Dated: August 22, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-17078 Filed 8-28-07; 8:45 am]
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