Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 40399-40400 [E8-15905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices 40399 ATTACHMENT 1.—GENERAL TARGET SCHEDULE FOR PROCESSING AND RESOLVING REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TO SENSITIVE UNCLASSIFIED NON-SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION (SUNSI) AND SAFEGUARDS INFORMATION (SGI) IN THIS PROCEEDING—Continued Day Event/activity A + 28 ........................ Deadline for submission of contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI and/or SGI. However, if more than 25 days remain between the petitioner’s receipt of (or access to) the information and the deadline for filing all other contentions (as established in the notice of hearing or opportunity for hearing), the petitioner may file its SUNSI or SGI contentions by that later deadline. (Contention receipt +25) Answers to contentions whose development depends upon access to SUNSI and/or SGI. (Answer receipt +7) Petitioner/Intervenor reply to answers. Decision on contention admission. Deadline for petitioner to seek reversal of a final adverse NRC staff determination either before the presiding officer or another designated officer. A + 53 ........................ A + 60 ........................ B ................................ 205 ............................. [FR Doc. E8–16042 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17f–2(c); SEC File No. 270–35; OMB Control No. 3235–0029. 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(c) (17 CFR 240.17f–2(c)). Rule 17f–2(c) allows persons required to be fingerprinted pursuant to Section 17(f)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to submit their fingerprints through a registered securities exchange or a national securities association in accordance with a plan submitted to and approved by the Commission. The Commission has approved such plans for several exchanges and for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’). It is estimated that 5,984 respondents submit approximately 368,000 fingerprint cards to exchanges or a national securities association on an annual basis. The Commission estimates that it would take approximately 15 minutes to create and submit each fingerprint card. The total reporting burden is therefore estimated to be 92,000 hours, or approximately 15 hours VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 per respondent, annually. In addition, the exchanges and FINRA charge an estimated $30 fee for processing fingerprint cards, resulting in a total annual cost to all 5,984 respondents of $11,040,000, or $1,845 per respondent per year. Because the Federal Bureau of Investigation will not accept fingerprint cards directly from submitting organizations, Commission approval of plans from certain exchanges and national securities associations is essential to the Congressional goal of fingerprint personnel in the security industry. The filing of these plans for review assures users and their personnel that fingerprint cards will be handled responsibly and with due care for confidentiality. 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 Lewis W. Walker, Acting 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: July 7, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15904 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Existing 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 17a–19; OMB Control No. 3235–0133; SEC File No. 270–148; Form X–17A–19. 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 existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 17a–19 (17 CFR 240.17a–19) and Form X–17A–19 (17 CFR 249.635) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 17a–19 requires every national securities exchange and registered national securities association to file a Form X–17A–19 with the Commission within 5 business days of the initiation, suspension, or termination of any member and, when terminating the membership interest of any member, to notify that member of its obligation to file financial reports as required by Exchange Act Rule 17a–5(b) (17 CFR 240.17a–5). The Commission uses the information contained in Form X–17A–19 to assign the appropriate self-regulatory organization to be the designated examining authority for the member firm. This information is also used by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (‘‘SIPC’’) in determining which self-regulatory body is the collection agent for the SIPC fund. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 40400 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices The information requested by Form X–17A–19 is obtained from the respondent’s membership files. The Commission staff estimates that, in its experience, Form X–17A–19 can be completed and signed within 15 minutes. The number of responses per year per respondent varies, depending on the number of membership changes reported. The number of filings is approximately 600 per year. The aggregate time spent by all respondents per year in complying with the rule is therefore approximately 150 hours (600 responses times 1/4 hour equals 150 hours). 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 Lewis W. Walker, Acting 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: July 7, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15905 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES [Release No. 34–58110; File No. SR–BSE– 2008–34] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Boston Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Permit the Listing and Trading of Options on Foreign Currency ETFs and Commodity Pool ETFs (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 27, 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. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend certain rules of the Boston Options Exchange (‘‘BOX’’) to permit the listing and trading of options on: (1) Shares of exchange-traded funds (‘‘ETFs’’) that hold specified non-U.S. currency options, futures, or options on futures on such currency, or any other derivatives based on such currency (referred collectively herein as ‘‘Foreign Currency ETFs’’); and (2) trust-issued receipts (‘‘TIRs’’), partnership units, and securities issued by other entities that hold or invest in commodity futures products (referred collectively herein as ‘‘Commodity Pool 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. 1 15 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). July 7, 2008. 2 17 Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 enable the listing and trading on BOX of options on Foreign Currency ETFs and Commodity Pool ETFs. Currently, section 3(i) of Chapter IV of the BOX Rules provides that securities deemed appropriate for options trading shall include shares or other securities (‘‘Exchange-Traded Fund Shares’’) that are traded on a national securities exchange and represent interests in registered investment companies, unit investment trusts, or similar entities that hold portfolios of securities and/or financial instruments, including, but not limited to, stock index futures contracts, options on futures, options on securities and indexes, equity caps, collars and floors, swap agreements, forward contracts, repurchase agreements, and reverse repurchase agreements (‘‘Financial Instruments’’), and money market instruments, including but not limited to U.S. government securities and repurchase agreements (the ‘‘Money Market Instruments’’), comprising or otherwise based on or representing investments in broad-based indexes or portfolios of securities and/or Financial Instruments and Money Market Instruments (or that hold securities in one or more other registered investment companies that themselves hold such portfolios of securities and/or Financial Instruments and Money Market Instruments). The Exchange proposes to amend section 3(i) of Chapter IV of the BOX Rules to expand the types of options listed and traded on BOX to include options on: • Trusts that hold a specified nonU.S. currency or currencies deposited which when aggregated in some specified minimum number may be surrendered to the trust by the beneficial owner to receive the specified non-U.S. currency or currencies and pays the beneficial owner interest and other distributions on the deposited non-U.S. currency or currencies, if any, declared and paid by the trust; and • Shares issued by an entity holding commodity pool interests principally engaged, directly or indirectly, in holding and/or managing portfolios or baskets of securities, commodity futures contracts, options on commodity futures contracts, swaps, forward contracts, and/or options on physical commodities and/or non-U.S. currency. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 135 (Monday, July 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40399-40400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15905]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Extension of Existing 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 17a-19; OMB Control No. 3235-0133; SEC File No. 270-148; 
Form X-17A-19.

    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 existing collection of 
information provided for in the following rule: Rule 17a-19 (17 CFR 
240.17a-19) and Form X-17A-19 (17 CFR 249.635) under the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Exchange Act''). The 
Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to 
the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    Rule 17a-19 requires every national securities exchange and 
registered national securities association to file a Form X-17A-19 with 
the Commission within 5 business days of the initiation, suspension, or 
termination of any member and, when terminating the membership interest 
of any member, to notify that member of its obligation to file 
financial reports as required by Exchange Act Rule 17a-5(b) (17 CFR 
240.17a-5).
    The Commission uses the information contained in Form X-17A-19 to 
assign the appropriate self-regulatory organization to be the 
designated examining authority for the member firm. This information is 
also used by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (``SIPC'') 
in determining which self-regulatory body is the collection agent for 
the SIPC fund.

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    The information requested by Form X-17A-19 is obtained from the 
respondent's membership files. The Commission staff estimates that, in 
its experience, Form X-17A-19 can be completed and signed within 15 
minutes. The number of responses per year per respondent varies, 
depending on the number of membership changes reported. The number of 
filings is approximately 600 per year. The aggregate time spent by all 
respondents per year in complying with the rule is therefore 
approximately 150 hours (600 responses times 1/4 hour equals 150 
hours).
    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 Lewis W. Walker, Acting 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: July 7, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-15905 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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