Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 64992-64993 [E8-25865]

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E8–26134 Filed 10–29–08; 4:15 pm] ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 7590–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 Extension: Form 24F–2, SEC File No. 270–399, OMB Control No. 3235–0456. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), 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. Rule 24f–2 (17 CFR 270.24f–2) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a) requires any open-end management companies (‘‘mutual funds’’), unit investment trusts (‘‘UITs’’) or face-amount certificate companies (collectively, ‘‘funds’’) deemed to have registered an indefinite amount of securities to file, not later than 90 days after the end of any fiscal year in which it has publicly offered such securities, Form 24F–2 (17 CFR 274.24) with the Commission. Form 24F–2 is the annual notice of securities sold by funds that accompanies the payment of registration fees with respect to the securities sold during the fiscal year. The Commission estimates that 5707 funds file Form 24F–2 on the required annual basis. The average annual burden per respondent for Form 24F–2 is estimated to be two hours. The total annual burden for all respondents to Form 24F–2 is estimated to be 11,414 hours. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. Compliance with the collection of information required by Form 24F–2 is mandatory. The Form 24F–2 filing that must be made to the Commission is available to the public. 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. The Commission requests written comments on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burdens of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 22, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25864 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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. Extension: Form N–PX, SEC File No. 270–524, OMB Control No. 3235–0582. 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. The title of the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–PX (17 CFR 274.129) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’), Annual Report of Proxy Voting Record.’’ Rule 30b1–4 (17 CFR 270.30b1–4) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 requires every registered management investment company, other than a small business investment company (‘‘Fund’’), to file Form N–PX not later than August 31 of each year. Funds use Form N–PX to file annual reports with the Commission containing their complete proxy voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30. Funds also use Form N–PX to inform the Commission that certain of their portfolios do not hold any equity E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 212 / Friday, October 31, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES securities and have no proxy record to file. The Commission requires the dissemination of this information in order to meet the filing and disclosure requirements of the Investment Company Act and to enable Funds to provide investors with the information necessary to evaluate an investment in the Fund. The information filed with the Commission also permits the verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability and dissemination of the information. Requiring a Fund to file its annual reports on Form N–PX has the advantages of making each Fund’s proxy voting record available within a relatively short period of time after the proxy voting season, and of providing disclosure of all Funds’ proxy voting records over a uniform period of time. There are approximately 3,800 Funds registered with the Commission, representing approximately 9,400 Fund portfolios, which are required to file Form N–PX.1 The 9,400 portfolios are comprised of 6,200 portfolios holding equity securities and 3,200 portfolios holding no equity securities. The staff estimates that portfolios holding no equity securities require approximately a 0.17 hour burden per response and those holding equity securities require 14.4 hours per response. The overall estimated annual burden is therefore 89,824 hours ((6,200 responses × 14.4 hours per response for equity holding portfolios) + (3,200 responses × 0.17 hours per response for non-equity holding portfolios)). 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 1 The estimate of 3,800 Funds is based on the number of management investment companies currently registered with the Commission. We estimate, based on data from the Investment Company Institute and other sources, that there are approximately 5,700 Fund portfolios that invest primarily in equity securities, 500 ‘‘hybrid’’ or bond portfolios that may hold some equity securities, 2,400 bond Funds that hold no equity securities, and 800 money market Funds, for a total of 9,400 portfolios required to file Form N–PX. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Oct 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 22, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–25865 Filed 10–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. IC–28466; 812–13585] Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust, et al.; Notice of Application and Temporary Order October 24, 2008. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application and a temporary order under Section 22(e)(3) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’). AGENCY: Summary of Application: Applicants request a temporary order to permit certain of their series to suspend the right of redemption of their outstanding redeemable securities and to postpone payment for shares which have been submitted for redemption for which payment has not been made. Applicants: Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust on behalf of two of its series, Arizona Municipal MoneyMarket Fund and Minnesota Municipal Money-Market Fund; Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust II, on behalf of nine of its series, Interstate Tax-Exempt Fund, California Municipal MoneyMarket Fund, Connecticut Municipal Money-Market Fund, Florida Municipal Money-Market Fund, Michigan Municipal Money-Market Fund, New Jersey Municipal Money-Market Fund, Ohio Municipal Money-Market Fund, Pennsylvania Municipal Money-Market Fund and Virginia Municipal MoneyMarket Fund; Reserve New York Municipal Money-Market Trust on behalf of its single series, New York Municipal Money-Market Fund; and Reserve Short-Term Investment Trust on behalf of one of its series, Reserve Yield Plus Fund (Reserve Municipal MoneyMarket Trust, Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust II, Reserve New York Municipal Money-Market Trust, and Reserve Short-Term Investment Trust, collectively, the ‘‘Applicants’’ or PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64993 the ‘‘Trusts,’’ and each such series of Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust, Reserve Municipal Money-Market Trust II and Reserve New York Municipal Money-Market Trust, a ‘‘Money Market Fund’’). Filing Date: The application was filed on October 14, 2008 and amended on October 24, 2008. Hearing or Notification of 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 November 17, 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, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090. Applicants, 1250 Broadway, New York, NY 10001–3701. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian P. Murphy, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6825 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Chief Counsel). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1520 (tel. 202– 551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. Each of the Money Market Funds and the Reserve Yield Plus Fund (collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’) is an openend management investment company registered with the Commission under the Act. Each Money Market Fund is a money market fund that operates in a manner consistent with Rule 2a–7 under the Act and that seeks a high level of short-term interest income exempt from certain taxes as is consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity. The Reserve Yield Plus Fund seeks as high a level of current income as is consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity. 2. The Funds have been subject to a heavy level of redemption requests. For example, from September 12, 2008 to October 8, 2008, the total net assets of some of the Funds have declined as follows: (1) The Interstate Tax-Exempt Fund’s total net assets declined from $1.78 billion to $154.6 million; (2) the Michigan Municipal Money-Market E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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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.

Extension:
    Form N-PX, SEC File No. 270-524, OMB Control No. 3235-0582.

    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.
    The title of the collection of information is ``Form N-PX (17 CFR 
274.129) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et 
seq.) (``Investment Company Act''), Annual Report of Proxy Voting 
Record.'' Rule 30b1-4 (17 CFR 270.30b1-4) under the Investment Company 
Act of 1940 requires every registered management investment company, 
other than a small business investment company (``Fund''), to file Form 
N-PX not later than August 31 of each year. Funds use Form N-PX to file 
annual reports with the Commission containing their complete proxy 
voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30. 
Funds also use Form N-PX to inform the Commission that certain of their 
portfolios do not hold any equity

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securities and have no proxy record to file.
    The Commission requires the dissemination of this information in 
order to meet the filing and disclosure requirements of the Investment 
Company Act and to enable Funds to provide investors with the 
information necessary to evaluate an investment in the Fund. The 
information filed with the Commission also permits the verification of 
compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public 
availability and dissemination of the information. Requiring a Fund to 
file its annual reports on Form N-PX has the advantages of making each 
Fund's proxy voting record available within a relatively short period 
of time after the proxy voting season, and of providing disclosure of 
all Funds' proxy voting records over a uniform period of time.
    There are approximately 3,800 Funds registered with the Commission, 
representing approximately 9,400 Fund portfolios, which are required to 
file Form N-PX.\1\ The 9,400 portfolios are comprised of 6,200 
portfolios holding equity securities and 3,200 portfolios holding no 
equity securities. The staff estimates that portfolios holding no 
equity securities require approximately a 0.17 hour burden per response 
and those holding equity securities require 14.4 hours per response. 
The overall estimated annual burden is therefore 89,824 hours ((6,200 
responses x 14.4 hours per response for equity holding portfolios) + 
(3,200 responses x 0.17 hours per response for non-equity holding 
portfolios)).
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    \1\ The estimate of 3,800 Funds is based on the number of 
management investment companies currently registered with the 
Commission. We estimate, based on data from the Investment Company 
Institute and other sources, that there are approximately 5,700 Fund 
portfolios that invest primarily in equity securities, 500 
``hybrid'' or bond portfolios that may hold some equity securities, 
2,400 bond Funds that hold no equity securities, and 800 money 
market Funds, for a total of 9,400 portfolios required to file Form 
N-PX.
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    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 22, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-25865 Filed 10-30-08; 8:45 am]
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