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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices least every 15 seconds, the market value of a Share for each Fund, the most recent NAV for each Fund, the number of Shares outstanding for each Fund, and the estimated cash amount and total cash amount per Creation Unit. Amex will also make available on its Web site daily trading volume, the closing prices, the NAV, and the final dividend amounts to be paid for each Fund. Furthermore, the value of each Underlying Index will be updated intraday as its individual component securities change in price and disseminated at least every 60 seconds from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time by Amex or another organization authorized by the relevant Underlying Index provider. The Trust’s Web site will contain a variety of other quantitative information for the Shares of each Fund. Finally, each Fund’s total portfolio composition will be disclosed on the Web site of the Trust or another relevant Web site as determined by the Trust and/or Amex. Furthermore, the Commission believes that the proposal is reasonably designed to preclude trading of the Shares when transparency is impaired. Trading in the Shares will be subject to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.34, which provides that, if the listing market halts trading when the IIV is not being calculated or disseminated, the Exchange also would halt trading. The Exchange also may halt trading in the Shares of a Fund when trading is not occurring in the securities comprising an Underlying Index and/or the Financial Instruments of a Fund. The Commission notes that, if the Shares should be delisted by the listing exchange, the Exchange would no longer have authority to trade the Shares pursuant to this order. In support of this proposal, the Exchange has made the following representations: 1. The Exchange’s surveillance procedures are adequate to properly monitor Exchange trading of the Shares in all trading sessions and to deter and detect violations of Exchange rules. 2. Prior to the commencement of trading, the Exchange would inform its ETP Holders in an Information Bulletin of the special characteristics and risks associated with trading the Shares. In particular, the Information Bulletin will disclose that the procedures for purchases and redemptions of Shares in Creation Units are described in each Fund’s prospectus, and that Shares are not individually redeemable, but are redeemable only in Creation Unit aggregations or multiples thereof. The Information Bulletin would also discuss the risks involved in trading the Shares VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 during the Opening and Late Trading Sessions when an updated IIV will not be calculated or publicly disseminated. 3. Prior to the commencement of trading, the Exchange would inform its ETP Holders in an Information Bulletin of the requirement that ETP Holders deliver a prospectus to investors purchasing newly issued Shares prior to or concurrently with the confirmation of a transaction. This approval order is conditioned on the Exchange’s adherence to these representations. The Commission finds good cause for approving this proposal before the thirtieth day after the publication of notice thereof in the Federal Register. As noted previously, the Commission previously found that the listing and trading of the Shares on Amex is consistent with the Act. The Commission presently is not aware of any regulatory issue that should cause it to revisit that finding or would preclude the trading of the Shares on the Exchange pursuant to UTP. Therefore, accelerating approval of this proposal should benefit investors by creating, without undue delay, additional competition in the market for the Shares. V. Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,25 that the proposed rule change (SR–NYSEArca– 2007–79), as amended, be and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.26 Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–19909 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of information collection packages that require clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Pub. L. 104–13, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. The information collection packages included in this notice are for new information collections. SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimate; the need for the information; 25 15 26 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57629 its practical utility; ways to enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and on ways to minimize burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments and recommendations regarding the information collection(s) should be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance Officer. The information can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the individuals at the addresses and fax numbers listed below: (OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. (SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, Fax: 410–965–6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. The information collections listed below have been submitted to OMB for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would be most useful if received by OMB and SSA within 30 days from the date of this publication. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance packages by emailing OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov. 1. Authorization for SSA to Disclose Tax Information for Your Appeal of Your Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Premium Amount—20 CFR 418.1350–NEW. Medicare Part B beneficiaries who wish to appeal SSA’s reconsideration of their Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) must ensure that the relevant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) income tax data is made available to the Health and Human Services Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who will consider their appeal. Currently, SSA is using IRS Form–8821 to obtain beneficiary authorization to disclose the IRS beneficiary tax data to the ALJ. With IRS’s concurrence, SSA has developed its own form for this purpose, the SSA– 54. The respondents are Medicare Part B recipients who want to appeal SSA’s reconsideration of their IRMAA amount. Type of Request: Revision to an existing OMB-approved information collection. Type of Request: New information collection. Number of Respondents: 6,000. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 1,500 hours. 2. Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research—0960–NEW. Collection E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 57630 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 10, 2007 / Notices Background. Currently, SSA has no reliable, statistically valid means of capturing race/ethnicity data in our core business process. While some Race/ Ethnicity data is collected by Form SS– 5, the Application for Social Security Card, it is not provided to SSA through other means of enumerating individuals; e.g., the Enumeration at Birth and Enumeration at Entry processes. Additionally, it is not collected during the disability application process. We believe that adding race/ethnicity as questions to SSA’s applications for benefits will enable SSA to improve its administrative data. Consequently, we intend to collect this information in other SSA application processes. OMB mandated that Federal agencies collecting race and ethnicity information must use consistent standards established by OMB. We will follow the OMB standards when collecting our Race/Ethnicity data. Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research Before SSA collects Race/Ethnicity data, we plan to conduct several voluntary focus groups with members of the public to assess their opinions, reactions and recommendations on a proposed form that will be used to collect the information. The questions and race and ethnicity categories will follow the standards developed by OMB. The information from this research will be used to develop a comprehensive collection form. The respondents are members of the public who volunteer to participate in the Race/Ethnicity questions focus groups. Note: Please note that this Federal Register Notice is only for the Race and Ethnicity Quality Research focus groups. We will post a separate Federal Register Notice in the future for the actual Race and Ethnicity information collection. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Type of Request: New information collection. Number of Respondents: 96 (8 focus groups, 12 participants). Frequency of Response: 1. Average Burden per Response: 90 minutes. Estimated Annual Burden: 144 hours. Dated: October 3, 2007. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–19876 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Public Notice 5954] Office of the Secretary Determination and Certification Under Section 599E of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–102), as Carried Forward by the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5) Pursuant to the authority vested in me as Secretary of State, including under section 559E of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109– 102), as carried forward by the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5), I hereby determine and certify that: (1) Assistance for the fiscal year will be provided only for individuals who have (A) verifiably renounced and terminated any affiliation or involvement with FTOs or other illegal armed groups; and (B) are meeting all the requirements of the Colombian Demobilization Program, including having disclosed their involvement in past crimes and their knowledge of the FTO’s structure, financing sources, illegal assets, and the location of kidnapping victims and bodies of the disappeared; (2) the Government of Colombia is providing full cooperation to the Government of the United States to extradite the leaders and members of the FTOs who have been indicted in the United States for murder, kidnapping, narcotics trafficking, and other violations of United States law; (3) the Government of Colombia is implementing a concrete and workable framework for dismantling the organizational structures of foreign terrorist organizations; and (4) funds shall not be made available as cash payments to individuals and are available only for activities under the following categories: Verification, reintegration (including training and education), vetting, recovery of assets for reparations for victims, and investigations and prosecutions. This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register and copies shall be transmitted to the appropriate committees of Congress. Dated: September 28, 2007. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–19955 Filed 10–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–29–P BILLING CODE 4191–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Oct 09, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Collection Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) intention to request an extension of the information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2105– 0552, Reports by Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport. The current information collection request approved by OMB expires on March 31, 2008. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 10, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W–12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays). Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. • Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W– 12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Goodman or Blane Workie, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation, W–96– 422, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366– 0205. Refer to OMB Control Number 2105–0552. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reports by Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport. OMB Control Number: 2105–0552. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 10, 2007)]
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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of 
information collection packages that require clearance by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with Pub. L. 104-13, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, effective October 1, 1995. The 
information collection packages included in this notice are for new 
information collections.
    SSA is soliciting comments on the accuracy of the agency's burden 
estimate; the need for the information; its practical utility; ways to 
enhance its quality, utility, and clarity; and on ways to minimize 
burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments 
and recommendations regarding the information collection(s) should be 
submitted to the OMB Desk Officer and the SSA Reports Clearance 
Officer. The information can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the 
individuals at the addresses and fax numbers listed below:

(OMB), Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for SSA, 
Fax: 202-395-6974, E-mail address: OIRA--Submission@omb.eop.gov.
(SSA), Social Security Administration, DCBFM, Attn: Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1333 Annex Building, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235, 
Fax: 410-965-6400, E-mail address: OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    The information collections listed below have been submitted to OMB 
for clearance. Your comments on the information collections would be 
most useful if received by OMB and SSA within 30 days from the date of 
this publication. You can obtain a copy of the OMB clearance packages 
by e-mailing OPLM.RCO@ssa.gov.
    1. Authorization for SSA to Disclose Tax Information for Your 
Appeal of Your Medicare Part B Income-Related Monthly Adjustment 
Premium Amount--20 CFR 418.1350-NEW. Medicare Part B beneficiaries who 
wish to appeal SSA's reconsideration of their Income-Related Monthly 
Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) must ensure that the relevant Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS) income tax data is made available to the Health 
and Human Services Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who will consider 
their appeal. Currently, SSA is using IRS Form-8821 to obtain 
beneficiary authorization to disclose the IRS beneficiary tax data to 
the ALJ. With IRS's concurrence, SSA has developed its own form for 
this purpose, the SSA-54. The respondents are Medicare Part B 
recipients who want to appeal SSA's reconsideration of their IRMAA 
amount.
    Type of Request: Revision to an existing OMB-approved information 
collection.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,500 hours.
    2. Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research--0960-NEW. Collection

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Background. Currently, SSA has no reliable, statistically valid means 
of capturing race/ethnicity data in our core business process. While 
some Race/Ethnicity data is collected by Form SS-5, the Application for 
Social Security Card, it is not provided to SSA through other means of 
enumerating individuals; e.g., the Enumeration at Birth and Enumeration 
at Entry processes. Additionally, it is not collected during the 
disability application process. We believe that adding race/ethnicity 
as questions to SSA's applications for benefits will enable SSA to 
improve its administrative data. Consequently, we intend to collect 
this information in other SSA application processes. OMB mandated that 
Federal agencies collecting race and ethnicity information must use 
consistent standards established by OMB. We will follow the OMB 
standards when collecting our Race/Ethnicity data.

Race & Ethnicity Qualitative Research

    Before SSA collects Race/Ethnicity data, we plan to conduct several 
voluntary focus groups with members of the public to assess their 
opinions, reactions and recommendations on a proposed form that will be 
used to collect the information. The questions and race and ethnicity 
categories will follow the standards developed by OMB. The information 
from this research will be used to develop a comprehensive collection 
form. The respondents are members of the public who volunteer to 
participate in the Race/Ethnicity questions focus groups.

    Note: Please note that this Federal Register Notice is only for 
the Race and Ethnicity Quality Research focus groups. We will post a 
separate Federal Register Notice in the future for the actual Race 
and Ethnicity information collection.

    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 96 (8 focus groups, 12 participants).
    Frequency of Response: 1.
    Average Burden per Response: 90 minutes.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 144 hours.

    Dated: October 3, 2007.
Elizabeth A. Davidson,
Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-19876 Filed 10-9-07; 8:45 am]
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