Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 37998 [E8-14982]

Download as PDF 37998 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 2, 2008 / Notices material, contact information of the submitter, and information regarding the submitter’s Peace Corps service, if any. Although submission of stories and pictures is voluntary, submitters will be required to fill out the forms for which Peace Corps is seeking approval. Submit comments on or before September 2, 2008. Dated: June 26, 2008. Wilbert Bryant, Associate Director for Management, Peace Corps. [FR Doc. E8–15011 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P DATES: Comments should be addressed to Stacia Clifton, Office of Communications, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20526. Ms. Clifton can be contacted by telephone at 202–692–2234 or e-mail at archive@peacecorps.gov. E-mail comments must be made in text and not in attachments. ADDRESSES: Stacia Clifton, Office of Communications, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20526. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: 50th Anniversary Archive Submission Form. OMB Control Number: To be assigned. Type of Request: New Collection of Information. Abstract: The Peace Corps is collecting contact information, stories, and photos related to Peace Corps service from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Submissions will be received electronically or by hardcopy. Each submitter will be asked for his or her name, name at time of service (if different from present), address, telephone number, e-mail address, country of service, service years, confirmation of the submitter’s ownership of the material, a nonexclusive license for Peace Corps to use the material, and basic descriptive information about the submissions such as document format, subjects and keywords. The information will be used in informational and promotional articles, exhibits and events celebrating the history of the Peace Corps. Affected Public: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other members of the public with Peace Corps Volunteer stories or pictures. Burden on the Public: a. Annual reporting burden: 750 hours. b. Estimated average burden per response: 15 minutes. c. Frequency of response: Once. e. Estimated number of likely respondents: 3000. f. Estimated cost to respondents: $0.00/$0.00. 18:51 Jul 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 203A–2; SEC File No. 270– 501; OMB Control No. 3235–0559. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit the existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 203A–2(f),1 which is entitled ‘‘Internet Investment Advisers,’’ exempts from the prohibition on Commission registration an Internet investment adviser who provides investment advice to all of its clients exclusively through computer softwarebased models or applications, termed under the rule as ‘‘interactive Web sites.’’ These advisers generally would not meet the statutory thresholds set out in section 203A of the Advisers Act 2— they do not manage $25 million or more in assets and do not advise registered investment companies. Eligibility under rule 203A–2(f) is conditioned on an adviser maintaining in an easily accessible place, for a period of not less than five years from the filing of Form ADV relying on the rule,3 a record demonstrating that the adviser’s advisory business has been conducted 1 17 CFR 275.203A–2(f). Included in rule 203A– 2(f) is a limited exception to the interactive Web site requirement which allows these advisers to provide investment advice to no more than 14 clients through other means on an annual basis. 17 CFR 275.203A–2(f)(1)(i). The rule also precludes advisers in a control relationship with the SECregistered Internet adviser from registering with the Commission under the common control exemption provided by rule 203A–2(c) (17 CFR 275.203A– 2(c)). 17 CFR 275.203A–2(f)(1)(iii). 2 15 U.S.C. 80b–3a(a). 3 The five-year record retention period is the same recordkeeping retention period for all advisers imposed under rule 204–2 of the Adviser Act. See rule 204–2 (17 CFR 275.204–2). PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through an interactive Web site in accordance with the rule.4 This record maintenance requirement is a ‘‘collection of information’’ for PRA purposes. The Commission believes that approximately 39 advisers are registered with the Commission under rule 203– 2A(f), which involves a recordkeeping requirement manifesting in approximately four burden hours per year per adviser and results in an estimated 156 of total burden hours (4 × 39) for all advisers. This collection of information is mandatory, as it is used by Commission staff in its examination and oversight program in order to determine continued Commission registration eligibility for advisers registered under this rule. Responses generally are kept confidential pursuant to section 210(b) of the Advisers Act.5 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 of 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, VA 22312; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: June 25, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–14982 Filed 7–1–08; 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. 4 17 5 15 E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM CFR 275.203A–2(f)(1)(ii). U.S.C. 80b–10(b). 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-14982]


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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 203A-2; SEC File No. 270-501; OMB Control No. 3235-
0559.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``PRA''), the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the 
collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to 
submit the existing collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    Rule 203A-2(f),\1\ which is entitled ``Internet Investment 
Advisers,'' exempts from the prohibition on Commission registration an 
Internet investment adviser who provides investment advice to all of 
its clients exclusively through computer software-based models or 
applications, termed under the rule as ``interactive Web sites.'' These 
advisers generally would not meet the statutory thresholds set out in 
section 203A of the Advisers Act \2\--they do not manage $25 million or 
more in assets and do not advise registered investment companies. 
Eligibility under rule 203A-2(f) is conditioned on an adviser 
maintaining in an easily accessible place, for a period of not less 
than five years from the filing of Form ADV relying on the rule,\3\ a 
record demonstrating that the adviser's advisory business has been 
conducted through an interactive Web site in accordance with the 
rule.\4\
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    \1\ 17 CFR 275.203A-2(f). Included in rule 203A-2(f) is a 
limited exception to the interactive Web site requirement which 
allows these advisers to provide investment advice to no more than 
14 clients through other means on an annual basis. 17 CFR 275.203A-
2(f)(1)(i). The rule also precludes advisers in a control 
relationship with the SEC-registered Internet adviser from 
registering with the Commission under the common control exemption 
provided by rule 203A-2(c) (17 CFR 275.203A-2(c)). 17 CFR 275.203A-
2(f)(1)(iii).
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 80b-3a(a).
    \3\ The five-year record retention period is the same 
recordkeeping retention period for all advisers imposed under rule 
204-2 of the Adviser Act. See rule 204-2 (17 CFR 275.204-2).
    \4\ 17 CFR 275.203A-2(f)(1)(ii).
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    This record maintenance requirement is a ``collection of 
information'' for PRA purposes. The Commission believes that 
approximately 39 advisers are registered with the Commission under rule 
203-2A(f), which involves a recordkeeping requirement manifesting in 
approximately four burden hours per year per adviser and results in an 
estimated 156 of total burden hours (4 x 39) for all advisers.
    This collection of information is mandatory, as it is used by 
Commission staff in its examination and oversight program in order to 
determine continued Commission registration eligibility for advisers 
registered under this rule. Responses generally are kept confidential 
pursuant to section 210(b) of the Advisers Act.\5\ 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 of 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.
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    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 80b-10(b).
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    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, VA 22312; or 
send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: June 25, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-14982 Filed 7-1-08; 8:45 am]
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