Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60046-60047 [E7-20792]

Download as PDF 60046 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES implementation of two additional electronic equivalent methods of submission for BA–9 information: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and secure email. The completion time for Form BA–9 and all electronic equivalent methods of submission is estimated at 76 minutes. The annual respondent burden for the information collection is estimated at 360 responses and 457 burden hours. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 46251–46253 on August 17, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Railroad Separation Allowance or Severance Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0173. Form(s) submitted: BA–9. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Business or other forprofit. Abstract: Section 6 of the Railroad Retirement Act provides for a lump-sum payment to an employee or the employee’s survivor equal to the Tier II taxes paid by the employee on a separation allowance or severance payment for which the employee did not receive credits toward retirement. The collection obtains information concerning the separation allowances and severance payments paid from railroad employers. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 20. Total Annual Responses: 360. Total Annual Reporting Hours: 457. 4. Title and Purpose of Information Collection; Gross Earnings Report; OMB 3220–0132. In order to carry out the financial interchange provisions of section 7(c)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA), the RRB obtains annually from railroad employer’s the gross earnings for their employees on a one-percent basis, i.e., 1% of each employer’s railroad employees. The gross earnings sample is based on the earnings of employees whose social security numbers end with the digits ‘‘30.’’ The gross earnings are used to compute payroll taxes under the financial interchange. The gross earnings information is essential in determining the tax amounts involved in the financial interchange with the Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Besides being necessary for current financial interchange calculations, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 gross earnings file tabulations are also an integral part of the data needed to estimate future tax income and corresponding financial interchange amounts. These estimates are made for internal use and to satisfy requests from other government agencies and interested groups. In addition, cash flow projections of the social security equivalent benefit account, railroad retirement account and cost estimates made for proposed amendments to laws administered by the RRB are dependent on input developed from the information collection. The RRB utilizes Form BA–11 or its electronic equivalent(s) to obtain gross earnings information from railroad employers. Employers currently have the option of preparing and submitting BA–11 reports on paper, or in like format on magnetic tape cartridges and PC diskettes. Completion is mandatory. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes changes to Form BA–11 to allow for 4-digit year fields, to add an additional item for an employer’s name and to expand the employee’s name field. The RRB also proposes the implementation of two additional electronic equivalent methods of submission for BA–11 information: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and secure e-mail. The completion time for Form BA–11 responses submitted via magnetic tape and FTP is estimated at 5 hours. The completion time for BA–11 responses received by paper, diskette, CD–ROM, and secure E-mail is estimated at 30 minutes. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (72 FR 46251–46253 on August 17, 2007) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Gross Earnings Report. OMB Control Number: 3220–0132. Form(s) submitted: BA–11. Type of request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Business or other forprofit. Abstract: Section 7(c)(2) of the Railroad Retirement Act requires a financial interchange between the OASDHI trust funds and the railroad retirement account. The collection obtains gross earnings of railway employees on a 1% basis. The information is used in determining the amount which would place the OASDHI funds trust in the position they would have been if railroad service had been PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 covered by the Social Security and FIC Acts. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 168. Total Annual Responses: 168. Total Annual Reporting Hours: 107. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer (312–751–3363) or Charles.Mierzwa@rrb.gov. Comments regarding the information collections should be sent to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV, and to the Office of Management Budget at Attn: Desk Officer for RRB, Fax: (202) 395– 6974 or via E-mail to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–20809 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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: Form 6–K, OMB Control No. 3235–0116, SEC File No. 270–107. 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. Form 6–K (17 CFR 249.306) elicits material information from foreign private issuers of publicly traded securities promptly after the occurrence of specified or other important corporate events so that investors have current information upon which to base investment decisions. The purpose of Form 6–K is to ensure that U.S. investors have access to the same information that foreign investors do when making investment decisions. Form 6–K takes approximately 8.7 hours E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 23, 2007 / Notices per response and is filed by approximately 12,022 issuers annually. We estimate that 75% of the 8.7 hours per response (6.525 hours) is prepared by the issuer for a total annual reporting burden of 78,444 hours (6.525 hours per response × 12,022 responses). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 imposed by 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 12, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–20792 Filed 10–22–07; 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. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 0–2, Form ADV–NR, SEC File No. 270–214, OMB Control No. 3235–0240. 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 titles for the collections of information are ‘‘Rule 0–2’’ (17 CFR 275.0–2) and ‘‘Form ADV–NR’’ (17 CFR VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 22, 2007 Jkt 214001 279.4) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–1). Rule 0– 2 and Form ADV–NR facilitate service of process to non-resident investment advisers and their non-resident general partners or non-resident managing agents. The Form requires these persons to designate the Commission as agent for service of process. The purpose of this collection of information is to enable the commencement of legal and or regulatory actions against investment advisers that are doing business in the United States, but are not residents. The respondents to this information collection would be each non-resident general partner or non-resident managing agent of an SEC-registered adviser. The Commission has estimated that compliance with the requirement to complete Form ADV–NR imposes a total burden of approximately 1.0 hours for an adviser. Based on our experience with these filings, we estimate that we will receive 18 Form ADV–NR filings annually. Based on the 1.0 hours per respondent estimate, the Commission staff estimates a total annual burden of 18 hours for this collection of information. 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 15, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–20793 Filed 10–22–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60047 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 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. • 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 missing, lost, counterfeit, or stolen securities. Rule 17f–1(g), under the Act, 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 E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 23, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-20792]


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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:
    Form 6-K, OMB Control No. 3235-0116, SEC File No. 270-107.

    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.
    Form 6-K (17 CFR 249.306) elicits material information from foreign 
private issuers of publicly traded securities promptly after the 
occurrence of specified or other important corporate events so that 
investors have current information upon which to base investment 
decisions. The purpose of Form 6-K is to ensure that U.S. investors 
have access to the same information that foreign investors do when 
making investment decisions. Form 6-K takes approximately 8.7 hours

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per response and is filed by approxi- mately 12,022 issuers annually. 
We estimate that 75% of the 8.7 hours per response (6.525 hours) is 
prepared by the issuer for a total annual reporting burden of 78,444 
hours (6.525 hours per response x 12,022 responses).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 
imposed by 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, Virginia 22312; 
or send an e-mail to: PRA--Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: October 12, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-20792 Filed 10-22-07; 8:45 am]
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