Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 67767 [E7-23210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 26, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23208 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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. e-mail to Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 26, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23209 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Extension: Form F–4; OMB Control No. 3235–0325; SEC File No. 270–288 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 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 the request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form F–4 (17 CFR 239.34) is used by foreign issuers to register securities in business combinations, reorganizations and exchange offers pursuant to federal securities laws pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of such information. The information provided is mandatory and all information is made available to the public upon request. Form F–4 takes approximately 1,447 hours per response and is filed by approximately 68 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 166 hours per response (361.75 hours) is prepared by the registrant for a total annual reporting burden of 24,599 hours (361.75 hours per response × 68 responses). The remaining 75% of the burden hours is attributed to outside cost. 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 regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or send an Proposed Collection; Comment Request VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 19b–4 and Form 19b–4; OMB Control No. 3235–0045; SEC File No. 270–38. 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 19b–4 (17 CFR 240.19b–4) and Form 19b–4—Filings with respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations. Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)) requires each self-regulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) to file with the Commission copies of any proposed rule, or any proposed change in, addition to, or deletion from the rules of such SRO. Rule 19b–4 implements the requirements of Section 19(b) by requiring the SROs to file their proposed rule changes on Form 19b–4 and by clarifying which actions taken by SROs are deemed proposed rule changes and so must be filed pursuant to Section 19(b). The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission with the information necessary to determine, as required by the Act, whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules thereunder. The information is used to PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67767 determine if the proposed rule change should be approved or if proceedings should be instituted to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The respondents to the collection of information are self-regulatory organizations (as defined by the Act), including national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Twenty-two respondents file an average total of 1,279 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 23.22 hours to complete. Thus, the estimated annual response burden is 29,698 hours. At an average cost per response of $6,150.31, the resultant total related cost of compliance for these respondents is $7,866,246 per year (1,279 responses × $6,150.31/response = $7,866,246). Compliance with Rule 19b–4 is mandatory. Information received in response to Rule 19b–4 shall not be kept confidential; the information collected is public information. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates 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 other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed 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. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: November 23, 2007. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23210 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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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 19b-4 and Form 19b-4; OMB Control No. 3235-0045; SEC File 
No. 270-38.

    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 19b-4 (17 CFR 240.19b-4) and Form 19b-4--Filings with 
respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations.
    Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') (15 
U.S.C. 78s(b)) requires each self-regulatory organization (``SRO'') to 
file with the Commission copies of any proposed rule, or any proposed 
change in, addition to, or deletion from the rules of such SRO. Rule 
19b-4 implements the requirements of Section 19(b) by requiring the 
SROs to file their proposed rule changes on Form 19b-4 and by 
clarifying which actions taken by SROs are deemed proposed rule changes 
and so must be filed pursuant to Section 19(b).
    The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission 
with the information necessary to determine, as required by the Act, 
whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the 
rules thereunder. The information is used to determine if the proposed 
rule change should be approved or if proceedings should be instituted 
to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved.
    The respondents to the collection of information are self-
regulatory organizations (as defined by the Act), including national 
securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered 
clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
    Twenty-two respondents file an average total of 1,279 responses per 
year. Each response takes approximately 23.22 hours to complete. Thus, 
the estimated annual response burden is 29,698 hours. At an average 
cost per response of $6,150.31, the resultant total related cost of 
compliance for these respondents is $7,866,246 per year (1,279 
responses x $6,150.31/response = $7,866,246).
    Compliance with Rule 19b-4 is mandatory. Information received in 
response to Rule 19b-4 shall not be kept confidential; the information 
collected is public information.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information 
shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's 
estimates 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 other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in 
writing within 60 days of this publication.
    Comments should be directed 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. Comments must be submitted within 
60 days of this notice.

    Dated: November 23, 2007.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-23210 Filed 11-29-07; 8:45 am]
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