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Download as PDF 73386 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices is 847 hours. The total annual burden is 4,588 hours. For copies of this proposal, contact Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on (202) 606– 8358, FAX (202) 418–3251 or via e-mail to MaryBeth.Smith-Toomey@opm.gov. Please include a mailing address with your request. DATES: Comments on this proposal should be received within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: Send or deliver comments to—Ronald W. Melton, Deputy Assistant Director, Retirement Services Group, Center for Retirement and Insurance Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 3305, Washington, DC 20415–3500, and Brenda Aguilar, OPM Desk Officer, Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATION— CONTACT: Cyrus S. Benson, Team Leader, Publications Team, RIS Support Services/Support Group, (202) 606– 0623. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Howard Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–25095 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Extensions: 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget the request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 is a public document and all information provided is mandatory. Form 6–K takes approximately 8.7 hours per response and is filed by approximately 12,022 issuers annually. We estimate 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). The remaining burden hours are reflected as a cost to the foreign private issuers. 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 email 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: December 17, 2007. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–24996 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56982; File No. SR–Amex– 2007–79] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change as Modified by Amendments No. 1 and 2 Relating to Independent Directors and Audit Committee Members December 18, 2007. Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 18, 2007, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by Amex. On November 8, 2007, Amex submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.3 On November 16, 2007, Amex submitted Amendment No. 2 to the proposed rule change.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend sections 802 and 803 of the Amex Company Guide (‘‘Company Guide’’) in order to modify the cure period available to a listed issuer that loses an independent director or audit committee member. In addition, the Exchange proposes to reorganize sections 121, 126, 801, 802, 803, 804 and 805 of the Company Guide to consolidate the provisions related to independent director and audit committee requirements. The text of the proposed rule change is available at Amex’s Office of the Secretary, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and on Amex’s Web site at http://www.amex.com. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, Amex included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. Amex has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Most listed issuers are required to maintain a majority independent board and an audit committee comprised of at least three independent directors who 3 Amendment No. 1 replaced and superseded the original filing in its entirety. 4 Amendment No. 2 replaced and superseded Amendment No. 1 in its entirety. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Notices]
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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.

Extensions:
    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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget the request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
    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 is a public document and all 
information provided is mandatory. Form 6-K takes approximately 8.7 
hours per response and is filed by approximately 12,022 issuers 
annually. We estimate 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). The remaining 
burden hours are reflected as a cost to the foreign private issuers.
    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 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: December 17, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E7-24996 Filed 12-26-07; 8:45 am]
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