Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 57609-57610 [E7-19855]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES appear not to enjoy the minimum standards of protection specially granted by the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1971) (the ‘‘Berne Convention’’) in respect of those works (and may never enjoy such protection if the work is not authorized, or is not authorized for distribution or publication in the form as submitted for review). In addition, the rights of authors of works whose publication or distribution is required to undergo pre-publication or predistribution review appear to be subject to the formality of successful conclusion of such review. The foregoing appears to be inconsistent with China’s obligations under Articles 9.1, 41.1 and 61 of the TRIPS Agreement. Furthermore, to the extent that the Copyright Law also denies the protection of certain rights to performers and producers of sound recordings during the period of any prepublication or pre-distribution prohibition, the Copyright Law appears to be inconsistent with China’s obligations under Articles 14, 41.1 and 61 of the TRIPS Agreement. In addition, it appears that the measures at issue provide different predistribution and pre-authorization review processes for Chinese nationals’ works, performances (or their fixations) and sound recordings than for foreign nationals’ works, performances (or their fixations) and sound recordings. To the extent that these different processes, taken together with Article 4 of the Copyright Law, result in earlier or otherwise more favorable protection or enforcement of copyright or related rights for Chinese authors’ works, Chinese performers’ performances (or their fixations) and Chinese producers’ sound recordings than for foreign authors’ works, foreign performers’ performances (or their fixations) and foreign producers’ sound recordings, the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with China’s obligations under TRIPS Agreement Articles 3.1, 9.1, 41.1 and 61. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in the dispute. Comments should be submitted (i) Electronically, to FR0707@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘China IPR Protection and Enforcement (DS362)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the electronic mail address above. USTR encourages the submission of documents in Adobe PDF format as attachments to an electronic mail. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 Interested persons who make submissions by electronic mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, to the extent possible, any attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. Comments must be in English. A person requesting that information contained in a comment submitted by that person be treated as confidential business information must certify that such information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the commenter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ must be marked at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. Persons who submit confidential business information are encouraged also to provide a non-confidential summary of the information. Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be confidential in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that information or advice may qualify as such, the submitter— (1) Must clearly so designate the information or advice; (2) Must clearly mark the material as ‘‘SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page; and (3) Is encouraged to provide a nonconfidential summary of the information or advice. Pursuant to section 127(e) of the URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), USTR will maintain a file on this dispute settlement proceeding, accessible to the public, in the USTR Reading Room, which is located at 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The public file will include non-confidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect to the dispute; if a dispute settlement panel is convened or in the event of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions; the submissions, or non-confidential summaries of submissions, received from other participants in the dispute; the report of the panel; and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body. The USTR Reading Room is open to the public, by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An appointment to review the public file (Docket WTO/DS–362, China PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57609 IPR Protection and Enforcement Dispute) may be made by calling the USTR Reading Room at (202) 395–6186. Daniel Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–5000 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W8–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 204–3, SEC File No. 270–42, OMB Control No. 3235–0047. 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. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 204–3 (17 CFR 275.204–3) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940’’ (15 U.S.C. 80b). Rule 204–3, the ‘‘brochure rule,’’ requires an investment adviser to deliver their brochure to their new clients or prospective clients before or at the start of the advisory relationship. The brochure assists the client in determining whether to retain, or continue employing, the adviser. Rule 204–3 also requires that an investment adviser deliver, or offer in writing to deliver upon written request, the brochure to their existing clients annually in order to provide them with current information about the adviser. Under rule 204–3, the investment adviser must furnish the required information to clients and prospective clients by providing either a copy of Part II of Form ADV, the investment adviser registration form, or a written document containing at least the information required by Part II of Form ADV. This collection of information is found at 17 CFR 275.204–3 and is mandatory. The respondents to this information collection are investment advisers registered with the Commission. Our latest data indicate that there were E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 57610 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices 10,787 advisers registered with the Commission as of August 31, 2007. The Commission has estimated that compliance with rule 204–3 imposes a burden of approximately 639.87 hours annually based on an average adviser having 670 clients. Based on this figure, the Commission estimates a total annual burden of 6,902,278 hours for this collection of information. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 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, VA 22312; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. October 1, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19855 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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: Form ADV, SEC File No. 270–39, OMB Control No. 3235–0049. 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 (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form ADV’’ (17 CFR 279.1). Form ADV is the investment adviser registration form filed electronically with the Commission pursuant to rules 203–1 (17 CFR 275.203–1) and 204–1 (17 CFR 275.204– 1) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–1 et seq.) by advisers registered with the Commission or applying for registration with the Commission. The information collected takes the form of disclosures to the investment adviser’s clients and potential clients. The purpose of this collection of information is to provide advisory clients, prospective clients, and the Commission with information about the adviser, its business, and its conflicts of interest. Clients use certain of the information to determine whether to hire or retain an adviser. The information collected provides the Commission with knowledge about the adviser, its business, and its conflicts of interest. The Commission uses the information to determine eligibility for registration with the Commission and to manage its regulatory, examination, and enforcement programs. Respondents to the collection of information are investment advisers registered with the Commission or applying for registration with the Commission. The Commission estimates that the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden of the collection of information for each respondent is 23.375 hours. 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 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, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 1, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19856 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IA–2668; 803–184] Franklin Portfolio Associates, LLC; The Hirtle Callaghan Trust; Notice of Application October 3, 2007. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of Application for Exemption under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (‘‘Advisers Act’’). AGENCY: Applicants: Franklin Portfolio Associates, LLC (‘‘Franklin’’); The Hirtle Callaghan Trust (‘‘Trust’’); together (‘‘Applicants’’). Relevant Advisers Act Sections: Exemption requested under section 206A of the Advisers Act from section 205 of the Advisers Act and Advisers Act rule 205–1. Summary of Application: Applicants request an order permitting Franklin to charge a performance fee based on the performance of that portion of a Trust portfolio managed by Franklin (‘‘Franklin Account’’). Applicants further request that the order permit them to compute the performancerelated portion of the fee using changes in the Franklin Account’s gross asset value rather than net asset value. Filing Dates: The application was filed on July 7, 2005, and amended and restated on August 3, 2006 and October 1, 2007. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving Applicants with copies of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on October 29, 2007, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 10, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57609-57610]
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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 204-3, SEC File No. 270-42, OMB Control No. 3235-0047.

    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.
    The title for the collection of information is ``Rule 204-3 (17 CFR 
275.204-3) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940'' (15 U.S.C. 80b). 
Rule 204-3, the ``brochure rule,'' requires an investment adviser to 
deliver their brochure to their new clients or prospective clients 
before or at the start of the advisory relationship. The brochure 
assists the client in determining whether to retain, or continue 
employing, the adviser. Rule 204-3 also requires that an investment 
adviser deliver, or offer in writing to deliver upon written request, 
the brochure to their existing clients annually in order to provide 
them with current information about the adviser. Under rule 204-3, the 
investment adviser must furnish the required information to clients and 
prospective clients by providing either a copy of Part II of Form ADV, 
the investment adviser registration form, or a written document 
containing at least the information required by Part II of Form ADV. 
This collection of information is found at 17 CFR 275.204-3 and is 
mandatory.
    The respondents to this information collection are investment 
advisers registered with the Commission. Our latest data indicate that 
there were

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10,787 advisers registered with the Commission as of August 31, 2007. 
The Commission has estimated that compliance with rule 204-3 imposes a 
burden of approximately 639.87 hours annually based on an average 
adviser having 670 clients. Based on this figure, the Commission 
estimates a total annual burden of 6,902,278 hours for this collection 
of information.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information 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, VA 22312; or 
send an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    October 1, 2007.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-19855 Filed 10-9-07; 8:45 am]
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