Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 65992 [E7-22927]

Download as PDF 65992 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 226 / Monday, November 26, 2007 / Notices assistance to troubled plans. Employers and unions use the information to decide whether additional plan contributions will be made to avoid the insolvency and consequent benefit suspensions. Plan participants and beneficiaries use the information in personal financial decisions. PBGC estimates that 1 plan sponsor of an ongoing plan gives notices each year under this regulation. The estimated annual burden of the collection of information is 1 hour and $4,741. 11. Duties of Plan Sponsor Following Mass Withdrawal (29 CFR Part 4281) (OMB Control Number 1212–0032) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Section 4281 of ERISA provides rules for plans that have terminated by mass withdrawal. Under section 4281, if nonforfeitable benefits exceed plan assets, the plan sponsor must amend the plan to reduce benefits. If the plan nevertheless becomes insolvent, the plan sponsor must suspend certain benefits that cannot be paid. If available resources are inadequate to pay guaranteed benefits, the plan sponsor must request financial assistance from PBGC. The regulation requires a plan sponsor to give notices of benefit reduction, notices of insolvency and annual updates, and notices of insolvency benefit level to PBGC and to participants and beneficiaries and, if necessary, to apply to PBGC for financial assistance. PBGC uses the information it receives to make determinations required by ERISA, to identify and estimate the cash needed for financial assistance to terminated plans, and to verify the appropriateness of financial assistance payments. Plan participants and beneficiaries use the information to make personal financial decisions. PBGC estimates that plan sponsors of terminated plans each year give benefit reduction notices for 2 plans and give notices of insolvency benefit level and annual updates, and submit requests for financial assistance, for 28 plans. Of those 28 plans, PBGC estimates that plan sponsors each year give notices of insolvency for 4 plans. The estimated annual burden of the collection of information is one hour and $701,574. Issued in Washington, DC, this 20th day of November, 2007. John H. Hanley, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E7–22956 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:03 Nov 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 203–2 and Form ADV–W; SEC File No. 270–40; OMB Control No. 3235– 0313. 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 203–2 (17 CFR 275.203–2) and Form ADV–W (17 CFR 279.2) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b).’’ Rule 203– 2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 establishes procedures for an investment adviser to withdraw its registration with the Commission. Rule 203–2 requires every person withdrawing from investment adviser registration with the Commission to file Form ADV–W electronically on the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (‘‘IARD’’). The purpose of the information collection is to notify the Commission and the public when an investment adviser withdraws its pending or approved SEC registration. Typically, an investment adviser files a Form ADV–W when it ceases doing business or when it is ineligible to remain registered with the Commission. The respondents to the collection of information are all investment advisers that are registered with the Commission or have applications pending for registration. The Commission has estimated that compliance with the requirement to complete Form ADV–W imposes a total burden of approximately 0.75 hours (45 minutes) for an adviser filing for full withdrawal and approximately 0.25 hours (15 minutes) for an adviser filing for partial withdrawal. Based on historical filings, the Commission estimates that there are approximately 500 respondents annually filing for full withdrawal and approximately 500 respondents annually filing for partial withdrawal. Based on these estimates, the total estimated annual burden would be 500 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hours ((500 respondents × .75 hours) + (500 respondents × .25 hours)). Rule 203–2 and Form ADV–W do not require recordkeeping or records retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule and form are mandatory. The information collected pursuant to the rule and Form ADV–W are filings with the Commission. These filings are not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the documentation 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 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: November 13, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–22927 Filed 11–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meetings during the week of November 26, 2007: An Open Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 10 a.m., in Room L–002, the Auditorium, and a Closed Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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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 203-2 and Form ADV-W; SEC File No. 270-40; OMB Control No. 
3235-0313.

    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 203-2 (17 CFR 
275.203-2) and Form ADV-W (17 CFR 279.2) under the Investment Advisers 
Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b).'' Rule 203-2 under the Investment Advisers 
Act of 1940 establishes procedures for an investment adviser to 
withdraw its registration with the Commission. Rule 203-2 requires 
every person withdrawing from investment adviser registration with the 
Commission to file Form ADV-W electronically on the Investment Adviser 
Registration Depository (``IARD''). The purpose of the information 
collection is to notify the Commission and the public when an 
investment adviser withdraws its pending or approved SEC registration. 
Typically, an investment adviser files a Form ADV-W when it ceases 
doing business or when it is ineligible to remain registered with the 
Commission.
    The respondents to the collection of information are all investment 
advisers that are registered with the Commission or have applications 
pending for registration. The Commission has estimated that compliance 
with the requirement to complete Form ADV-W imposes a total burden of 
approximately 0.75 hours (45 minutes) for an adviser filing for full 
withdrawal and approximately 0.25 hours (15 minutes) for an adviser 
filing for partial withdrawal. Based on historical filings, the 
Commission estimates that there are approximately 500 respondents 
annually filing for full withdrawal and approximately 500 respondents 
annually filing for partial withdrawal. Based on these estimates, the 
total estimated annual burden would be 500 hours ((500 respondents x 
.75 hours) + (500 respondents x .25 hours)).
    Rule 203-2 and Form ADV-W do not require recordkeeping or records 
retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule 
and form are mandatory. The information collected pursuant to the rule 
and Form ADV-W are filings with the Commission. These filings are not 
kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid control number.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the documentation 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 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.

    Dated: November 13, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-22927 Filed 11-23-07; 8:45 am]
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