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Download as PDF 39740 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES provide notice of any material changes to custody risk under the rule. The staff estimates that each response would take 250.25 hours, requiring approximately 1001 hours annually per custodian.3 The total annual burden associated with these requirements of the new rule would be approximately 15,015 hours (15 custodians × 1001 hours). Therefore, the staff estimates that the total annual burden associated with all collection of information requirements of the rule would be 46,893 hours (31,878 + 15,015). The total annual cost of burden hours is estimated to be $10,081,302 (31,878 × $239 for a portfolio manager, plus 15,015 hours × $164/hour for a trust administrator’s time).4 The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The estimate is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of the rule is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on the rule’s permission for funds to maintain their assets in foreign custodians. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’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 Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/ CIO, 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. 3 These estimates are based on conversations with representatives of the fund industry and global custodians. 4 The salaries for a portfolio manager and a trust administrator are from SIFMA’s Management & Professional Earnings in the Securities Industry 2007, modified to account for an 1800-hour workyear and multiplied by 5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits and overhead. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: July 2, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15643 Filed 7–9–08; 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. Extension: Rule 10A–1; SEC File No. 270–425; OMB Control No. 3235–0468. 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 10A–1 (17 CFR 240.10A–1) implements the reporting requirements in Section 10A of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78j–1), which was enacted by Congress on December 22, 1995 as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104–67, 109 Stat 737. Under section 10A and Rule 10A–1 reporting occurs only if a registrant’s board of directors receives a report from its auditors that (1) there is an illegal act material to the registrant’s financial statements, (2) senior management and the board have not taken timely and appropriate remedial action, and (3) the failure to take such action is reasonably expected to warrant the auditor’s modification of the audit report or resignation from the audit engagement. The board of directors must notify the Commission within one business day of receiving such a report. If the board fails to provide that notice, then the auditor, within the next business day, must provide the Commission with a copy of the report that it gave to the board. Likely respondents are those registrants filing audited financial statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a, et seq.) and the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1, et seq.). It is estimated that Rule 10A–1 results in an aggregate additional reporting burden of 10 hours per year. The estimated average burden hours are PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 solely for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of SEC rules or forms. 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: June 30, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15676 Filed 7–9–08; 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. Extension: Rule 17f–2(d); SEC File No. 270–36; OMB Control No. 3235–0028. 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 17f–2(d) (17 CFR 240.17f– 2(d)). Rule 17f–2(d) was adopted on March 16, 1976, and was last amended on November 18, 1982. Paragraph (d) of the E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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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 10A-1; SEC File No. 270-425; OMB Control No. 3235-0468.

    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 10A-1 (17 CFR 240.10A-1) implements the reporting requirements 
in Section 10A of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78j-1), which was enacted 
by Congress on December 22, 1995 as part of the Private Securities 
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-67, 109 Stat 737. 
Under section 10A and Rule 10A-1 reporting occurs only if a 
registrant's board of directors receives a report from its auditors 
that (1) there is an illegal act material to the registrant's financial 
statements, (2) senior management and the board have not taken timely 
and appropriate remedial action, and (3) the failure to take such 
action is reasonably expected to warrant the auditor's modification of 
the audit report or resignation from the audit engagement. The board of 
directors must notify the Commission within one business day of 
receiving such a report. If the board fails to provide that notice, 
then the auditor, within the next business day, must provide the 
Commission with a copy of the report that it gave to the board.
    Likely respondents are those registrants filing audited financial 
statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a, et 
seq.) and the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1, et 
seq.).
    It is estimated that Rule 10A-1 results in an aggregate additional 
reporting burden of 10 hours per year. The estimated average burden 
hours are solely for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are 
not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or 
study of the costs of SEC rules or forms.
    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, Virginia 22312; 
or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: June 30, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-15676 Filed 7-9-08; 8:45 am]
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