Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 53454-53455 [E8-21527]

Download as PDF 53454 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 16, 2008 / Notices Dated this 4th day of September 2008 at Rockville, Maryland. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Scott W. Moore, Deputy Director, Office of International Programs. [FR Doc. E8–21571 Filed 9–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 8.1. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark P. Orr, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, telephone: 301–415–6373 or email to Mark.Orr@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing Regulatory Guide 8.1, ‘‘Radiation Symbol,’’ published February 2, 1973. The NRC is withdrawing this regulatory guide because it is no longer required. Regulatory Guide 8.1 references Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Subsection 20.203 (10 CFR 20.203), which has been deleted from the CFR. The current regulations for the radiation symbol are found in 10 CFR 20.1901, ‘‘Caution Signs.’’ The guide is no longer required because the current regulations in 10 CFR 20.1901(a) provide a specific description for the design of the approved trefoil radiation symbol. The instructions in 10 CFR 20.1901(a) are sufficient and no additional guidance is needed. Regulatory Guide 8.1 is a one-page guide that endorses American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard N2.1–1969, ‘‘Radiation Symbol,’’ dated October 27, 1969. This standard was revised in 1989 and issued as ANSI N2.1–1989. It was later withdrawn in accordance with the ANSI policy not to extend a standard’s period of endorsement beyond 10 years and it has not been replaced. ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES II. Further Information The withdrawal of Regulatory Guide 8.1 does not, in and of itself, alter any prior or existing licensing commitments based on its use. The guidance provided in this regulatory guide is no longer necessary. Regulatory guides may be withdrawn when their guidance is VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:43 Sep 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 superseded by congressional action or no longer provides useful information. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site under ‘‘Regulatory Guides’’ in the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections. Regulatory guides are also available for inspection at the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR), Room O– 1 F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852– 2738. The PDR’s mailing address is U.S. NRC PDR, Washington, DC 20555–0001. The PDR staff can be reached by telephone at 301–415–4737 or 800–397– 4209, by fax at 301–415–3548, and by email to pdr@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are not copyrighted, and NRC approval is not required to reproduce them. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of September 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Stephen C. O’Connor, Acting Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. E8–21567 Filed 9–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION September 15, 2008 Public Hearing OPIC’s Sunshine Act notice of its Public Hearing in Conjunction with each Board meeting was published in the Federal Register (Volume 73, Number 173, Page 51861) on September 5, 2008. No requests were received to provide testimony or submit written statements for the record; therefore, OPIC’s public hearing scheduled for 2 p.m., September 15, 2008 in conjunction with OPIC’s September 18, 2008 Board of Directors meeting has been cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the hearing cancellation may be obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438, via facsimile at (202) 218–0136, or via e-mail at Connie.Downs@opic.gov. Dated: September 12, 2008. Connie M. Downs, OPIC Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21732 Filed 9–12–08; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3210–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed 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 10b–17, OMB Control No. 3235–0476, SEC File No. 270–427 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 10b–17 (17 CFR 240.10b–17)— Untimely Announcements of Record Dates Rule 10b–17 requires any issuer of a class of securities publicly traded by the use of any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce or of the mails or of any facility of any national securities exchange to give notice of the following specific distributions relating to such class of securities: (1) A dividend or other distribution in cash or in kind other than interest payments on debt securities; (2) a stock split or reverse stock split; or (3) a rights or other subscription offering. There are approximately 4,052 respondents per year. These respondents make approximately 17,262 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2,877 burden 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. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 16, 2008 / Notices 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: September 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21527 Filed 9–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P 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 ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 10A–1 (17 CFR 240.10A–1) implements the reporting requirements in Section 10A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:43 Sep 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. There are no recordkeeping retention periods in Rule 10A–1. Because of the one business day reporting periods, recordkeeping retention periods should not be significant. Filing the notice or report under Rule 10A–1 is mandatory once the conditions noted above have been satisfied. Because these notices and reports discuss potential illegal acts, they are considered to be investigative records and are kept confidential. 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. General comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (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 email to: Kimberly_P._Nelson@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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–21528 Filed 9–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; 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: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53455 Rule 17a–10, OMB Control No. 3235–0122, SEC File No. 270–154 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 17a–10 (17 CFR 240.17a–10) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 17a–10 generally requires brokers and dealers that are exempted from the requirement to file monthly and quarterly reports pursuant to paragraph (a) of Exchange Act Rule 17a–5 (17 CFR 240.17a–5) to file with the Commission the Facing Page, a Statement of Income (Loss), and balance sheet from Part IIA of Form X– 17A–5 1 (17 CFR 249.617), and Schedule I of Form X–17A–5 not later than 17 business days after the end of each calendar year. Paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 17a–10 requires a broker or dealer subject to Rule 17a–5(a) to submit Schedule I of Form X–17A–5 with its Form X–17A–5 for the calendar quarter ending December 31 of each year. Paragraph (b) of Rule 17a–10 provides that the provisions of paragraph (a) do not apply to members of national securities exchanges or registered national securities associations that maintain records containing the information required by Form X–17A–5 and which transmit to the Commission copies of the records pursuant to a plan which has been declared effective by the Commission. The primary purpose of Rule 17a–10 is to obtain the economic and statistical data necessary for an ongoing analysis of the securities industry. As originally adopted in 1968, Rule 17a–10 required brokers and dealers to provide their revenue and expense data on a special form. The Rule was amended in 1977 to eliminate the form. The data previously reported on the form is now reported using Form X– 17A–5 and its supplementary schedules. The Commission estimates that approximately 500 broker-dealers will spend an average of approximately 12 hours per year complying with Rule 17a-10. Thus, the total compliance burden is estimated to be approximately 6,000 burden-hours per year. 1 Form X–17A–5 is the Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report (‘‘FOCUS Report’’), which is used by brokers and dealers to provide certain required information to the Commission. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53454-53455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed 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 10b-17, OMB Control No. 3235-0476, SEC File No. 270-
427

    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 10b-17 (17 CFR 240.10b-17)--Untimely Announcements of 
Record Dates

    Rule 10b-17 requires any issuer of a class of securities publicly 
traded by the use of any means or instrumentality of interstate 
commerce or of the mails or of any facility of any national securities 
exchange to give notice of the following specific distributions 
relating to such class of securities: (1) A dividend or other 
distribution in cash or in kind other than interest payments on debt 
securities; (2) a stock split or reverse stock split; or (3) a rights 
or other subscription offering.
    There are approximately 4,052 respondents per year. These 
respondents make approximately 17,262 responses per year. Each response 
takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thus, the total compliance 
burden per year is 2,877 burden 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.

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    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, Virginia 22312 
or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted 
within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: September 8, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-21527 Filed 9-15-08; 8:45 am]
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