Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 24618 [E8-9825]

Download as PDF 24618 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 87 / Monday, May 5, 2008 / Notices and Retrieval (‘‘EDGAR’’) system. Regulation S–T is only assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience because it does not directly impose any information collection requirements. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection 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 imposed by 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 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: April 28, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–9824 Filed 5–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 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. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 236; OMB Control No. 3235–0095; SEC File No. 270–118. 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 236 (17 CFR 230.236) under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) requires issuers choosing to rely on an exemption from VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:16 May 02, 2008 Jkt 214001 Securities Act registration for the issuance of fractional shares, scrip certificates or order forms, in connection with a stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, conversion, merger or similar transaction, to furnish specified information to the Commission in writing at least 10 days prior to the offering. The information is needed to provide public notice that an issuer is relying on the exemption. Public companies are the likely respondents. Approximately 10 respondents file the information required by Rule 236 at an estimated 1.5 hours per response for a total of 15 annual burden hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection 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 imposed by 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 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: April 28, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–9825 Filed 5–2–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–57735; File No. SR–BSE– 2008–16] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Options on Index Multiple ETFs and Index Inverse ETFs Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Frm 00089 I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend the Rules of the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) to permit the initial and continued listing and trading on BOX of options on Index Multiple Exchange Traded Fund Shares (‘‘Index Multiple ETFs’’) and Index Inverse Exchange Traded Fund Shares (‘‘Index Inverse ETFs’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the principal office of the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.bostonstock.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, the Exchange 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. BSE 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 The purpose of the proposed rule change is to amend Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter IV of the BOX Rules to enable the listing and trading on BOX of options on Index Multiple ETFs and Index Inverse ETFs. An Index Multiple 1 15 April 29, 2008. PO 00000 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on April 25, 2008, the Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BSE’’ 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 Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposed rule change as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 87 (Monday, May 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 24618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9825]


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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 236; OMB Control No. 3235-0095; SEC File No. 270-118.

    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 236 (17 CFR 230.236) under the Securities Act of 1933 
(``Securities Act'') (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) requires issuers choosing 
to rely on an exemption from Securities Act registration for the 
issuance of fractional shares, scrip certificates or order forms, in 
connection with a stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, 
conversion, merger or similar transaction, to furnish specified 
information to the Commission in writing at least 10 days prior to the 
offering. The information is needed to provide public notice that an 
issuer is relying on the exemption. Public companies are the likely 
respondents. Approximately 10 respondents file the information required 
by Rule 236 at an estimated 1.5 hours per response for a total of 15 
annual burden hours.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection 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 imposed by 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 
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, Virginia 22312; 
or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: April 28, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-9825 Filed 5-2-08; 8:45 am]
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