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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 16 / Thursday, January 24, 2008 / Notices 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: January 15, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–1157 Filed 1–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 104: OMB Control No. 3235– 0465; SEC File No. 270–411. 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 104 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.104)—Stabilizing and Other Activities in Connection with an Offering. Rule 104 permits stabilizing by a distribution participant during a distribution so long as the distribution participant discloses information to the market and investors. This rule requires disclosure in offering materials of the potential stabilizing transactions and that the distribution participant inform the market when a stabilizing bid is made. It also requires the distribution participants (i.e., the syndicate manager) to maintain information regarding syndicate covering transactions and VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:35 Jan 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 penalty bids and disclose such information to the SRO. There are approximately 795 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 159 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 0.20 hours (12 minutes) to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 159 burden hours. The total compliance cost for the respondents is approximately $8,943.75, resulting in a cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $11.25 (i.e., $8,943.75 / 795 responses). 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: January 15, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–1158 Filed 1–23–08; 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. Extension: Rule 206(3)–3T; SEC File No. 270–571; OMB Control No. 3235–0630. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 350 et seq.), the Securities PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4291 and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension and approval of the collections of information discussed below. Temporary rule 206(3)–3T (17 CFR 275.206(3)–3T) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–1 et seq.) is entitled: ‘‘Temporary rule for principal trades with certain advisory clients.’’ The temporary rule provides investment advisers who are registered with the Commission as broker-dealers an alternative means to meet the requirements of section 206(3) of the Advisers Act (15 U.S.C. 80b–6(3)) when they act in a principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. The temporary rule, and its attendant paperwork burdens, will expire and no longer be effective on December 31, 2009. Temporary rule 206(3)–3T permits dually-registered advisers to satisfy the Advisers Act’s principal trading restrictions by: (i) Providing written, prospective disclosure regarding the conflicts arising from principal trades; (ii) obtaining written, revocable consent from the client prospectively authorizing the adviser to enter into principal transactions; (iii) making oral or written disclosure and obtaining the client’s consent before each principal transaction; (iv) sending to the client confirmation statements disclosing the capacity in which the adviser has acted; and (v) delivering to the client an annual report itemizing the principal transactions. The Commission staff estimates that approximately 380 investment advisers make use of rule 206(3)–3T, and that on average an investment adviser spends approximately 1,301 hours annually in complying with the requirements of the rule. The Commission staff therefore estimates the total annual burden of the rule’s paperwork requirements to be approximately 494,440 hours. Rule 206(3)–3T does not require recordkeeping or record retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected pursuant to the rule is not required to be filed with the Commission, but rather takes the form of disclosures to, and responses from, clients. Accordingly, these filings are not kept confidential. To the extent advisers include any of the information required by the rule in a filing, such as Form ADV, the information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, 
Washington, DC 20549-0213.

Extension: Rule 104: OMB Control No. 3235-0465; SEC File No. 270-
411.

    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 104 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.104)--Stabilizing and 
Other Activities in Connection with an Offering.
    Rule 104 permits stabilizing by a distribution participant during a 
distribution so long as the distribution participant discloses 
information to the market and investors. This rule requires disclosure 
in offering materials of the potential stabilizing transactions and 
that the distribution participant inform the market when a stabilizing 
bid is made. It also requires the distribution participants (i.e., the 
syndicate manager) to maintain information regarding syndicate covering 
transactions and penalty bids and disclose such information to the SRO.
    There are approximately 795 respondents per year that require an 
aggregate total of 159 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent 
makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 
0.20 hours (12 minutes) to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden 
per year is 159 burden hours. The total compliance cost for the 
respondents is approximately $8,943.75, resulting in a cost of 
compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $11.25 
(i.e., $8,943.75 / 795 responses).
    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: January 15, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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