Public Meetings on Service Standards and Measurement, 53608-53609 [E7-18382]

Download as PDF 53608 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices fax (202) 358–4118, or mnorris@nasa.gov. The meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: —Planetary Science Division Update —Mars Program Update —Lunar Architecture Team 2 Study —Report from Assessment Groups —Discussion of Forming a Small Bodies Assessment Group It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Attendees will be requested to sign a visitor’s register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 12, 2007. P. Diane Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. E7–18379 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. Charles G. Hammer (telephone 301/415–7363) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 6:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda. Dated: September 12, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Branch Chief, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–18404 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes in the agenda. Dated: September 12, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Branch Chief, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–18419 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Public Meetings on Service Standards and Measurement BILLING CODE 7510–13–P Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Notice of Meeting of the Subcommittee on ESBWR Design Certification The ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR Design Certification will hold a meeting on October 2 and 3, 2007, Room T–2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of a portion that may be closed to discuss unclassified safeguards and proprietary information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday, October 2, 2007—1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2007—8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Subcommittee will review and discuss the Draft Safety Evaluation with Open Items for several chapters of the ESBWR Design Certification and make a recommendation to the full Committee. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Subcommittee Meeting on Planning and Procedures; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Planning and Procedures will hold a meeting on October 3, 2007, Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of a portion that may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 8 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. The Subcommittee will discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee. Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. Sam Duraiswamy (telephone: 301–415–7364) between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (ET) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: On Monday, September 24, 2007, the Commission will host two public meetings related to implementation of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006. Information obtained at these events will assist the Commission in meeting statutory requirements for consultation with the Postal Service on development of modern service standards. At the first meeting, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., representatives of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) will brief the Commission on final MTAC workgroup recommendations to the Postal Service on service standards and service measurement systems. This meeting will be broadcast live and will be accessible via the Internet from the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.prc.gov). At the second meeting, which will begin at 1:30 p.m., there will be a discussion of retail service measurement and related issues with representatives of the American Postal Workers Union. Both events will be held in the Commission’s main conference room and both will be open to the public. DATES: September 24, 2007. ADDRESSES: Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268– 0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, general counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 202– 789–6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 19, 2007 / Notices (Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3691) Steven W. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18382 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7719–FW–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 17a–4(b)(11); SEC File No. 270–449; OMB Control No. 3235–0506. 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 17a–4(b)(11) (17 CFR 240.17a– 4(b)(11)) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) describes the record preservation requirements for those records required to be kept pursuant to Rule 17a–3(a)(16), including how such records should be kept and for how long, to be used in monitoring compliance with the Commission’s financial responsibility program and antifraud and antimanipulative rules as well as other rules and regulations of the Commission and the self-regulatory organizations. It is estimated that approximately 105 active broker-dealer respondents registered with the Commission incur an average burden of 315 hours per year (105 respondents multiplied by 3 burden hours per respondent equals 315 total burden hours) to comply with this rule. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Sep 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments regarding the above information should be directed to: R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or by sending an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: September 13, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–18392 Filed 9–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Request for Public Comment Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 15c3–3; SEC File No. 270– 087; OMB Control No. 3235–0078. 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’’) intends to submit to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below. The Code of Federal Regulations citation to this collection of information is: 17 CFR 240.15c3–3 Customer Protection—Reserves and Custody of Securities. Rule 15c3–3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires that a broker-dealer that holds customer securities obtain and maintain possession and control of fully-paid and excess margin securities they hold for customers. In addition, the Rule requires that a broker-dealer that holds customer funds make either a weekly or monthly computation to determine whether certain customer funds need to be segregated in a special reserve bank account for the exclusive benefit of the firm’s customers. It also requires that a broker-dealer maintain a written notification from each bank where a Special Reserve Bank Account is held acknowledging that all assets in the account are for the exclusive benefit of the broker-dealer’s customers, and to provide written notification to the PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53609 Commission (and its designated examining authority) under certain, specified circumstances. Finally, Rule 15c3–3 was amended in 2001 to add paragraph (o), which only applies to broker-dealers that sell securities futures products to customers. Paragraph (o) requires that such broker-dealers provide certain notifications to customers, and to make a record of any changes of account type. There are approximately 344 brokerdealers fully subject to the Rule (i.e., broker-dealers that can not claim any of the exemptions enumerated at paragraph (k)), of which approximately 9 make daily, 245 make weekly, and 90 make monthly, reserve computations. On average, each of these respondents require approximately 2.5 hours to complete a computation. Accordingly, Commission staff estimates that the resulting burden totals 45,960 hours annually ((2.5 hours × 240 computations × 9 respondents that calculate daily) + (2.5 hours × 52 computations × 245 respondents that calculate weekly) + (2.5 hours × 12 computations × 90 respondents that calculate monthly)). A broker-dealer required to maintain the Special Reserve Bank Account prescribed by Rule 15c3–3 must obtain and retain a written notification from each bank in which it has a Special Reserve Bank Account to evidence bank’s acknowledgement that assets deposited in the Account are being held by the bank for the exclusive benefit of the broker-dealer’s customers. As stated previously, 344 broker-dealers are presently fully-subject to Rule 15c3–3. In addition, 140 broker-dealers operate in accordance with the exemption provided in paragraph (k)(2)(i) which also requires that a broker-dealer maintain a Special Reserve Bank Account. The staff estimates that of the total broker-dealers that must comply with this rule, only 25%, or 121 ((344 + 140) × .25) must obtain 1 new letter each year (either because the brokerdealer changed the type of business it does and became subject to either paragraph (e)(3) or (k)(2)(i) or simply because the broker-dealer established a new Special Reserve Bank Account). The staff estimates that it would take a broker-dealer approximately 1 hour to obtain this written notification from a bank regarding a Special Reserve Bank Account because the language in these letters is largely standardized. Therefore, Commission staff estimates that broker-dealers will spend approximately 121 hours each year to obtain these written notifications. In addition, a broker-dealer must immediately notify the Commission and its designated examining authority if it E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53608-53609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18382]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION


Public Meetings on Service Standards and Measurement

AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: On Monday, September 24, 2007, the Commission will host two 
public meetings related to implementation of the Postal Accountability 
and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006. Information obtained at these 
events will assist the Commission in meeting statutory requirements for 
consultation with the Postal Service on development of modern service 
standards. At the first meeting, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 
p.m., representatives of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee 
(MTAC) will brief the Commission on final MTAC workgroup 
recommendations to the Postal Service on service standards and service 
measurement systems. This meeting will be broadcast live and will be 
accessible via the Internet from the Commission's Web site (http://
www.prc.gov). At the second meeting, which will begin at 1:30 p.m., 
there will be a discussion of retail service measurement and related 
issues with representatives of the American Postal Workers Union. Both 
events will be held in the Commission's main conference room and both 
will be open to the public.

DATES: September 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., 
Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, general counsel, 
Postal Regulatory Commission, 202-789-6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov.


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(Authority: 39 U.S.C. 3691)

Steven W. Williams,
Secretary.
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