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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2008 / Notices USTR may not identify a country as a Priority Foreign Country if it is entering into good faith negotiations, or making significant progress in bilateral or multilateral negotiations, to provide adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights. USTR requests that, where relevant, submissions mention particular regions, provinces, states, or other subdivisions of a country in which an act, policy, or practice deserves special attention in this year’s report. Such mention may be positive or negative. For example, submissions may address China’s IPR protection and enforcement at the provincial level, including, where relevant, with respect to areas that were the focus of the Special Provincial Review of China conducted in 2007 (2007 Special 301 Report, pp. 42–52). 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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 (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for a new collection of information discussed below. The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy seeks to commence a collection of information. The title of this collection is the Individual Investor Plain English Survey Project. This project will conduct focus groups and telephone surveys of individual investors in SEC registered securities. The project will seek to gauge the level of individual investor satisfaction with current and potential future SEC-mandated disclosures, to learn whether investors believe such disclosures are written in plain English and are reader-friendly, and to ask individual investors how such disclosures might be improved. The Commission will use this information in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of a range of views. The SEC intends to hire a professional survey firm to conduct the focus groups and telephone surveys. The total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden of this collection of information is estimated to be less than 1,000 burden hours. There are no recordkeeping requirements brought about by this project. Participation in any interview will be wholly voluntary. Information collected during the study will not be kept confidential, except that the identity of a study participant, and information that would identify a participant to anyone outside the study, will not be disclosed without the participant’s consent, except as provided by law. 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 2960 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 16, 2008 / Notices 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 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: January 11, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–652 Filed 1–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–57121; File No. SR–Amex– 2007–89] Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Sections 132(e), 211, and 1003(d) of the Company Guide To Clarify That the Exchange May Delist or Deny Initial Listing to an Issuer for Misrepresenting, or Omitting To Provide, Material Information to the Exchange or for Failing To Provide Requested Information Within a Reasonable Period of Time January 10, 2008. 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 December 18, 2007, the American Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Amex’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the selfregulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend sections 132(e), 211 and 1003(d) of the Amex Company Guide in order to clarify that the Amex may delist or deny 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:55 Jan 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 initial listing to an issuer for misrepresenting material information or omitting to provide material information to the Amex or for failing to provide the Amex with requested information within a reasonable period of time. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Amex’s Web site at http://www.amex.com, the Office of the Secretary, the Amex, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization 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. The self-regulatory organization 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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to amend sections 132(e), 211 and 1003(d) (collectively, the ‘‘sections’’) of the Company Guide. The Exchange is proposing to amend the Sections in order to clarify that the Amex may delist or deny initial listing to an issuer if it fails to provide information 3 within a reasonable period of time or if any communication (including communications made in connection with an initial listing application) to the Exchange contains a material misrepresentation or omits material information necessary to make the communication to the Exchange not misleading. Sections 132(e) and 211 of the Company Guide currently require listed companies to furnish to the Exchange such information concerning the company as the Exchange may reasonably request. Section 1003(f)(iii) of the Company Guide provides the Exchange with authority to prohibit initial or continued listing of a security 3 The proposed rule change will specify that the Exchange may request any additional information or documentation, public or non-public, deemed necessary to make a determination regarding a security’s initial listing eligibility or continued listing, including but not limited to, any material provided to or received from the Commission or other appropriate regulatory authority. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 if the issuer or its management engages in operations which, in the opinion of the Exchange, are contrary to the public interest. However, the Company Guide does not explicitly state that the Amex may delist or deny initial listing to a company that (1) makes a material misrepresentation to the Amex or omits material information, in a communication that would be necessary to make the communication to the Amex not misleading or (2) fails to provide the Amex with requested information within a reasonable period of time. The Exchange submits that the proposed amendments will provide greater certainty and transparency in connection with the sections of the Company Guide. Further, the proposed rule change will provide greater uniformity among markets because it is identical to Rule 4330 of the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’). Although the Amex believes that the existing listing standards allow for delisting or denial of listing in these situations, the Exchange proposes to modify the existing listing standards in order to codify its current existing practice. 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act 4 in general and furthers the objectives of section 6(b)(5) of the Act,5 in particular in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change will impose no burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others No written comments were solicited or received by the Exchange on this proposal. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) 4 15 5 15 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2959-2960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-652]


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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.

New Collection: Individual Investor Plain English Survey Project; 
SEC File No. 270-570. OMB Control No. 3235-XXXX.

    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 
(``SEC'' or ``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (``OMB'') a request for a new collection of information 
discussed below.
    The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy seeks to 
commence a collection of information. The title of this collection is 
the Individual Investor Plain English Survey Project. This project will 
conduct focus groups and telephone surveys of individual investors in 
SEC registered securities. The project will seek to gauge the level of 
individual investor satisfaction with current and potential future SEC-
mandated disclosures, to learn whether investors believe such 
disclosures are written in plain English and are reader-friendly, and 
to ask individual investors how such disclosures might be improved. The 
Commission will use this information in order to gain a comprehensive 
understanding of a range of views. The SEC intends to hire a 
professional survey firm to conduct the focus groups and telephone 
surveys. The total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden of this 
collection of information is estimated to be less than 1,000 burden 
hours.
    There are no recordkeeping requirements brought about by this 
project. Participation in any interview will be wholly voluntary. 
Information collected during the study will not be kept confidential, 
except that the identity of a study participant, and information that 
would identify a participant to anyone outside the study, will not be 
disclosed without the participant's consent, except as provided by law.
    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.
    Please direct general comments regarding the above information to 
the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for

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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 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: January 11, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-652 Filed 1-15-08; 8:45 am]
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