Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request, 61176 [E8-24344]

Download as PDF 61176 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Notices Form No.: SF–269A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: States, Local Governments, Universities, Non-Profit Organizations. Number of Responses: 100,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 60 minutes. Needs and Uses: The SF–269A is used by federal grant recipients to report the financial status of grant funds. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards. OMB Control No.: 0348–0003. Title: Federal Cash Transactions Report and Continuation Sheet. Form Nos.: SF–272 and SF–272A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: States, Local Governments, Universities, Non-Profit Organizations. Number of Responses: 100,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 60 minutes. Needs and Uses: The SF–272 and SF– 272A are used by federal grant recipients to report cash transactions using grant funds. The Federal awarding agencies use information reported on this form for the award and general management of Federal assistance program awards. Office of Management and Budget. Carrie Hug, Chief, Financial Standards and Grants Branch, Office of Federal Financial Management. [FR Doc. E8–24390 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P POSTAL SERVICE Board of Governors; Sunshine Act Meeting 2:30 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2008; and 8 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008. PLACE: Memphis, Tennessee, at the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue. STATUS: (Closed). MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: TIMES AND DATES: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Monday, October 20, at 2:30 p.m. (Closed) 1. Financial Matters. 2. Product Pricing. 3. Strategic Issues. 4. Personnel Matters and Compensation Issues. 5. Governors’ Executive Session— Discussion of prior agenda items and Board Governance. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 217001 Tuesday, October 21, at 8 a.m. (Closed) 1. Continuation of Monday’s agenda. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Julie S. Moore, Secretary of the Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260–1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. Julie S. Moore, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24534 Filed 10–10–08; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Extension of Existing 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 15c2–1, SEC File No. 270–418, OMB Control No. 3235–0485. 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 publishing the following summaries of collections for public comment. Rule 15c2–1 (17 CFR 240.15c2–1) prohibits the commingling under the same lien of securities of margin customers (a) with other customers without their written consent and (b) with the broker or dealer. The rule also prohibits the rehypothecation of customers’ margin securities for a sum in excess of the customer’s aggregate indebtedness. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 2690 (November 15, 1940); Securities Exchange Act Release No. 9428 (December 29, 1971). Pursuant to Rule 15c2–1, respondents must collect information necessary to prevent the rehypothecation of customer securities in contravention of the rule, issue and retain copies of notices of hypothecation of customer securities in accordance with the rule, and collect written consents from customers in accordance with the rule. The information is necessary to ensure compliance with the rule, and to advise customers of the rule’s protections. There are approximately 126 respondents (i.e., broker-dealers that carry or clear customer accounts that also have bank loans) that require an aggregate total of 2,835 hours to comply with the rule. Each of these approximately 126 registered broker- PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dealers makes an estimated 45 annual responses. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2,835 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 agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate 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. 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: October 6, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–24344 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(5), (6), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(5), (6), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Paredes, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session. 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Extension of Existing 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 15c2-1, SEC File No. 270-418, OMB Control No. 3235-0485.

    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 publishing the following summaries of 
collections for public comment.
    Rule 15c2-1 (17 CFR 240.15c2-1) prohibits the commingling under the 
same lien of securities of margin customers (a) with other customers 
without their written consent and (b) with the broker or dealer. The 
rule also prohibits the rehypothecation of customers' margin securities 
for a sum in excess of the customer's aggregate indebtedness. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 2690 (November 15, 1940); 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 9428 (December 29, 1971). Pursuant 
to Rule 15c2-1, respondents must collect information necessary to 
prevent the rehypothecation of customer securities in contravention of 
the rule, issue and retain copies of notices of hypothecation of 
customer securities in accordance with the rule, and collect written 
consents from customers in accordance with the rule. The information is 
necessary to ensure compliance with the rule, and to advise customers 
of the rule's protections.
    There are approximately 126 respondents (i.e., broker-dealers that 
carry or clear customer accounts that also have bank loans) that 
require an aggregate total of 2,835 hours to comply with the rule. Each 
of these approximately 126 registered broker-dealers makes an estimated 
45 annual responses. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to 
complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2,835 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 agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate 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.
    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: October 6, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-24344 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]
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