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Download as PDF 43270 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices Agent on pay comparison methods, locality pay rates, and locality pay area boundaries for 2010 at the September 30 meeting. Both meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Office of Personnel Management at the address shown below if you wish to submit testimony or present material to the Council at the meetings. DATES: September 5, 2008, at 10 a.m. and September 30, 2008, at 10 a.m. Location: Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 1350, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles D. Grimes III, Deputy Associate Director for Performance and Pay Systems, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 7H31, Washington, DC 20415–8200. Phone (202) 606–2838; FAX (202) 606– 4264; or e-mail at pay-performancepolicy@opm.gov. For the President’s Pay Agent: Linda M. Springer, Director. [FR Doc. 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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, such as pledges, transfer agents, or selfregulatory organizations. Such materials include manuals, notices, circulars, bulletins, lists, and periodicals. The 1 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 agency is implementing procedural or policy changes. The information filed aids 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 make 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. Comments should be directed to (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or send an e-mail to: Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 30 days of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: July 17, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–16931 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 28332; 812–13454] The Mexico Fund, Inc., et al.; Notice of Application July 17, 2008. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from section 19(b) of the Act and rule 19b–1 under the Act. AGENCY: Summary of Application: Applicants request an order to permit The Mexico Fund, Inc., a closed-end investment company, to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains with respect to its outstanding common stock as frequently as twelve times each year. Applicants: The Mexico Fund, Inc. (‘‘Fund’’) and Impulsora del Fondo Mexico, S.C. (‘‘Adviser’’). Filing Dates: November 21, 2007, June 26, 2008, and July 14, 2008. Applicants have agreed to file an amendment during the notice period, the substance of which is reflected in the notice. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on August 11, 2008, and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090; Applicants, Sander Bieber, Esq., Dechert LLP, 1775 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Friedlander, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6837, or James M. Curtis, E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.

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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget a request for approval of extension of the existing 
collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 17a-
22 (17 CFR 240.17a-22).
    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, such as pledges, transfer agents, or self-
regulatory organizations. Such materials include manuals, notices, 
circulars, bulletins, lists, and periodicals. 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 agency is implementing procedural or policy changes. The 
information filed aids 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.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.
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    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 make 
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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid control number.
    Comments should be directed to (i) Desk Officer for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, or send an e-mail to: Alexander_T._
Hunt@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: July 17, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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