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Download as PDF 29548 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 21, 2008 / Notices 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: May 14, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–11280 Filed 5–20–08; 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17a–22; SEC File No. 270–202; OMB Control No. 3235–0196. 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 17a–22 (17 CFR 240.17a–22)— Supplemental Material of Registered Clearing Agencies Rule 17a–22 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 requires all registered clearing agencies to file with the Commission three copies of all materials they issue or make generally available to their participants or other entities with whom they have a significant relationship. The filings with the Commission must be made within ten days after the materials are issued or made generally available. When the Commission is not the clearing agency’s appropriate regulatory agency, the clearing agency must file one copy of the material with its appropriate regulatory agency. The Commission is responsible for overseeing clearing agencies and uses the information filed pursuant to Rule 17a–22 to determine whether a clearing 1 15 15:18 May 20, 2008 SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Meeting U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). AGENCY: Notice of open Federal advisory committee meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the next meeting of the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board. The meeting will be held on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. EST. DATES: This meeting will be held at the Small Business and Technology Development Center, 5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600, Raleigh, North Carolina. 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Alanna Falcone, Program Analyst, 409 Third Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416, Phone, 202–619–1612, Fax 202– 481–0134, e-mail, alanna.falcone@sba.gov. Additionally, if you need accommodations because of a disability or require additional information, please contact Alanna Falcone at the information above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 214001 Dated: May 14, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–11281 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] Cherylyn H. Lebon, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–11358 Filed 5–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P U.S.C. 78a et seq. VerDate Aug<31>2005 agency is implementing procedural or policy changes. The information filed aides the Commission in determining whether such changes are consistent with the purposes of Section 17A of the Exchange Act. Also, the Commission uses the information to determine whether a clearing agency has changed its rules without reporting the actual or prospective change to the Commission as required under Section 19(b) of the Exchange Act. The respondents to Rule 17a–22 are registered clearing agencies. The frequency of filings made by clearing agencies pursuant to Rule 17a–22 varies but on average there are approximately 200 filings per year per active clearing agency. The Commission staff estimates that each response requires approximately .25 hour (fifteen minutes), which represents the time it takes for a staff person at the clearing agency to properly identify a document subject to the rule, print and makes copies, and mail that document to the Commission. Thus, the total annual burden for all active clearing agencies is 300 hours (1,200 multiplied by .25 hour) and a total of 50 hours (1,200 responses multiplied by .25 hour, divided by 6 active clearing agencies) per year are expended by each respondent to comply with the rule. 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. 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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.

Extension:
    Rule 17a-22; SEC File No. 270-202; OMB Control No. 3235-0196.

    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 17a-22 (17 CFR 240.17a-22)--Supplemental Material of 
Registered Clearing Agencies
    Rule 17a-22 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange 
Act'') \1\ requires all registered clearing agencies to file with the 
Commission three copies of all materials they issue or make generally 
available to their participants or other entities with whom they have a 
significant relationship. The filings with the Commission must be made 
within ten days after the materials are issued or made generally 
available. When the Commission is not the clearing agency's appropriate 
regulatory agency, the clearing agency must file one copy of the 
material with its appropriate regulatory agency.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.
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    The Commission is responsible for overseeing clearing agencies and 
uses the information filed pursuant to Rule 17a-22 to determine whether 
a clearing agency is implementing procedural or policy changes. The 
information filed aides the Commission in determining whether such 
changes are consistent with the purposes of Section 17A of the Exchange 
Act. Also, the Commission uses the information to determine whether a 
clearing agency has changed its rules without reporting the actual or 
prospective change to the Commission as required under Section 19(b) of 
the Exchange Act.
    The respondents to Rule 17a-22 are registered clearing agencies. 
The frequency of filings made by clearing agencies pursuant to Rule 
17a-22 varies but on average there are approximately 200 filings per 
year per active clearing agency. The Commission staff estimates that 
each response requires approximately .25 hour (fifteen minutes), which 
represents the time it takes for a staff person at the clearing agency 
to properly identify a document subject to the rule, print and makes 
copies, and mail that document to the Commission. Thus, the total 
annual burden for all active clearing agencies is 300 hours (1,200 
multiplied by .25 hour) and a total of 50 hours (1,200 responses 
multiplied by .25 hour, divided by 6 active clearing agencies) per year 
are expended by each respondent to comply with the rule.
    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, VA 22312 or send an e-
mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 
days of this notice.

    Dated: May 14, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-11281 Filed 5-20-08; 8:45 am]
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