Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60732-60733 [E8-24235]

Download as PDF 60732 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices Day Event/activity 60 ...................... Deadline for submitting petition for intervention containing: (i) Demonstration of standing; (ii) all contentions whose formulation does not require access to SUNSI and/or SGI (+25 Answers to petition for intervention; +7 petitioner/requestor reply). NRC staff informs the requester of the staff’s determination whether the request for access provides a reasonable basis to believe standing can be established and shows (1) need for SUNSI or (2) need to know for SGI. (For SUNSI, NRC staff also informs any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information.) If NRC staff makes the finding of need for SUNSI and likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins document processing (preparation of redactions or review of redacted documents). If NRC staff makes the finding of need to know for SGI and likelihood of standing, NRC staff begins background check (including fingerprinting for a criminal history records check), information processing (preparation of redactions or review of redacted documents), and readiness inspections. If NRC staff finds no ‘‘need,’’ ‘‘need to know,’’ or likelihood of standing, the deadline for petitioner/requester to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s denial of access; NRC staff files copy of access determination with the presiding officer (or Chief Administrative Judge or other designated officer, as appropriate). If NRC staff finds ‘‘need’’ for SUNSI, the deadline for any party to the proceeding whose interest independent of the proceeding would be harmed by the release of the information to file a motion seeking a ruling to reverse the NRC staff’s grant of access. Deadline for NRC staff reply to motions to reverse NRC staff determination(s). (Receipt +30) If NRC staff finds standing and need for SUNSI, deadline for NRC staff to complete information processing and file motion for Protective Order and draft Non-Disclosure Affidavit. Deadline for applicant/licensee to file Non-Disclosure Agreement for SUNSI. (Receipt +180) If NRC staff finds standing, need to know for SGI, and trustworthiness and reliability, deadline for NRC staff to file motion for Protective Order and draft Non-disclosure Affidavit (or to make a determination that the proposed recipient of SGI is not trustworthy or reliable). Note: Before the Office of Administration makes an adverse determination regarding access, the proposed recipient must be provided an opportunity to correct or explain information. Deadline for petitioner to seek reversal of a final adverse NRC staff determination either before the presiding officer or another designated officer. If access granted: Issuance of presiding officer or other designated officer decision on motion for protective order for access to sensitive information (including schedule for providing access and submission of contentions) or decision reversing a final adverse determination by the NRC staff. Deadline for filing executed Non-Disclosure Affidavits. Access provided to SUNSI and/or SGI consistent with decision issuing the protective order. 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. 20 ...................... 25 ...................... 30 ...................... 40 ...................... 190 .................... 205 .................... A ....................... A + 3 ................. A + 28 ............... A + 53 ............... A + 60 ............... B ....................... [FR Doc. E8–24167 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 12a–5; OMB Control No. 3235–0079; SEC File No. 270–85. 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: Rule 12a–5 (Temporary exemption of substituted or additional securities) (17 CFR 240.12a–5) and Form 26 (for notification of the admission to trading of a substituted or additional class of security under Rule 12a–5) (17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 CFR 249.26) 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 (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Section 12(a) of the Exchange Act generally makes it unlawful for any security to be traded on a national securities exchange unless such security is registered on the exchange in accordance with the provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder. Rule 12a–5 (the ‘‘Rule’’) under the Exchange Act and Form 26 (the ‘‘Form’’) were adopted by the Commission in 1936 and 1955, respectively, pursuant to Sections 3(a)(12), 10(b), and 23(a) of the Exchange Act. Subject to certain conditions, Rule 12a–5 affords a temporary exemption (generally for up to 120 days) from the registration requirements of Section 12(a) of the Exchange Act for a new security when the holders of a security admitted to trading on a national securities exchange obtain the right (by operation of law or otherwise) to acquire all or any PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 part of a class of another or substitute security of the same or another issuer, or an additional amount of the original security. The purpose of the exemption is to avoid an interruption of exchange trading to afford time for the issuer of the new security to list and register it, or for the exchange to apply for unlisted trading privileges. Under paragraph (d) of Rule 12a–5, after an exchange has taken action to admit any security to trading pursuant to the provisions of the Rule, the exchange is required to file with the Commission a notification on Form 26. Form 26 provides the Commission with certain information regarding a security admitted to trading on an exchange pursuant to Rule 12a–5, including: (1) The name of the exchange, (2) the name of the issuer, (3) a description of the security, (4) the date(s) on which the security was or will be admitted to when-issued and/or regular trading, and (5) a brief description of the transaction pursuant to which the security was or will be issued. The Commission generally oversees the national securities exchanges. This mission requires that, under Section E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 14, 2008 / Notices 12(a) of the Exchange Act specifically, the Commission receive notification of any securities that are permitted to trade on an exchange pursuant to the temporary exemption under Rule 12a–5. Without the Rule and the Form, the Commission would be unable fully to implement these statutory responsibilities. There are currently eleven national securities exchanges subject to Rule 12a–5. The Commission staff estimates that there could be one Form 26 filed every five years. The reporting burdens are not typically spread evenly among the exchanges. For purposes of this analysis of burden, however, the Commission staff has assumed that each exchange files an equal number of Form 26 notifications. Each notification requires approximately 20 minutes to complete. Accordingly, the Commission staff estimates the annual aggregate compliance burden for all respondents in a given year would be approximately 4 minutes (20 minutes/report × .2 reports/year = 4 minutes), and for each respondent the annual compliance burden would be approximately .36 minutes (4 minutes/respondent ÷ 11 respondents = .36 minutes), or .006 hours. Based on the most recent available information, the Commission staff estimates that the cost to respondents of completing a notification on Form 26 is, on average, $43.23 per response. Therefore, the Commission staff estimates that the total annual related reporting cost per respondent is $.86 (.02 responses/respondent/year × $43.23 cost/response), for a total annual related cost to all respondents of $9.46 ($.86 cost/respondent × 11 respondents). 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:37 Oct 10, 2008 Jkt 217001 Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: October 6, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24235 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form N–54A; SEC File No. 270–182; OMB Control No. 3235–0237. 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 (the ‘‘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. • Form N–54A (17 CFR 274.53) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’); Notification of Election to be Subject to Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–54 through 64) Filed Pursuant to Section 54(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–53(a)). Form N–54A is a notification to the Commission of election to be regulated as a business development company. A company making such an election only has to file a Form N–54A once. It is estimated that approximately 6 respondents per year file with the Commission a Form N–54A. Form N– 54A requires approximately 0.5 burden hours per response resulting from creating and filing the information required by the Form. The total burden hours for Form N–54A would be 3.0 hours per year in the aggregate. The estimated annual burden of 3.0 hours represents a decrease of 20.0 hours over the prior estimate of 23.0 hours. The decrease in burden hours is attributable to a decrease in the number of respondents from 46 to 6. The estimate of average burden hours for Form N–54A is made solely for the purposes of the PRA and is not derived from a comprehensive or even PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60733 representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and 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 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. Dated: October 6, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24239 Filed 10–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 28435; 812–13063] Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund, et al.; Notice of Application October 7, 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 certain closed-end investment companies to make periodic distributions of long-term capital gains with respect to their outstanding common stock as frequently as twelve times each year, and as frequently as distributions are specified by or in accordance with the terms of any outstanding preferred stock that such investment companies may issue. Applicants: Calamos Convertible Opportunities and Income Fund, Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund, Calamos Strategic Total Return E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60732-60733]
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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 12a-5; OMB Control No. 3235-0079; SEC File No. 270-85.

    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: Rule 12a-5 (Temporary 
exemption of substituted or additional securities) (17 CFR 240.12a-5) 
and Form 26 (for notification of the admission to trading of a 
substituted or additional class of security under Rule 12a-5) (17 CFR 
249.26) 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 
(``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Section 12(a) of the Exchange Act generally makes it unlawful for 
any security to be traded on a national securities exchange unless such 
security is registered on the exchange in accordance with the 
provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations 
thereunder.
    Rule 12a-5 (the ``Rule'') under the Exchange Act and Form 26 (the 
``Form'') were adopted by the Commission in 1936 and 1955, 
respectively, pursuant to Sections 3(a)(12), 10(b), and 23(a) of the 
Exchange Act. Subject to certain conditions, Rule 12a-5 affords a 
temporary exemption (generally for up to 120 days) from the 
registration requirements of Section 12(a) of the Exchange Act for a 
new security when the holders of a security admitted to trading on a 
national securities exchange obtain the right (by operation of law or 
otherwise) to acquire all or any part of a class of another or 
substitute security of the same or another issuer, or an additional 
amount of the original security. The purpose of the exemption is to 
avoid an interruption of exchange trading to afford time for the issuer 
of the new security to list and register it, or for the exchange to 
apply for unlisted trading privileges.
    Under paragraph (d) of Rule 12a-5, after an exchange has taken 
action to admit any security to trading pursuant to the provisions of 
the Rule, the exchange is required to file with the Commission a 
notification on Form 26. Form 26 provides the Commission with certain 
information regarding a security admitted to trading on an exchange 
pursuant to Rule 12a-5, including: (1) The name of the exchange, (2) 
the name of the issuer, (3) a description of the security, (4) the 
date(s) on which the security was or will be admitted to when-issued 
and/or regular trading, and (5) a brief description of the transaction 
pursuant to which the security was or will be issued.
    The Commission generally oversees the national securities 
exchanges. This mission requires that, under Section

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12(a) of the Exchange Act specifically, the Commission receive 
notification of any securities that are permitted to trade on an 
exchange pursuant to the temporary exemption under Rule 12a-5. Without 
the Rule and the Form, the Commission would be unable fully to 
implement these statutory responsibilities.
    There are currently eleven national securities exchanges subject to 
Rule 12a-5. The Commission staff estimates that there could be one Form 
26 filed every five years. The reporting burdens are not typically 
spread evenly among the exchanges. For purposes of this analysis of 
burden, however, the Commission staff has assumed that each exchange 
files an equal number of Form 26 notifications. Each notification 
requires approximately 20 minutes to complete. Accordingly, the 
Commission staff estimates the annual aggregate compliance burden for 
all respondents in a given year would be approximately 4 minutes (20 
minutes/report x .2 reports/year = 4 minutes), and for each respondent 
the annual compliance burden would be approximately .36 minutes (4 
minutes/respondent / 11 respondents = .36 minutes), or .006 hours.
    Based on the most recent available information, the Commission 
staff estimates that the cost to respondents of completing a 
notification on Form 26 is, on average, $43.23 per response. Therefore, 
the Commission staff estimates that the total annual related reporting 
cost per respondent is $.86 (.02 responses/respondent/year x $43.23 
cost/response), for a total annual related cost to all respondents of 
$9.46 ($.86 cost/respondent x 11 respondents).
    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: October 6, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-24235 Filed 10-10-08; 8:45 am]
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