Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 68463-68464 [E8-27429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 18, 2008 / Notices Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Ronald J. Hodapp, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or send an e-mail to Ronald.Hodapp@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–27317 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Extension: Regulation S–K, OMB Control No. 3235–0071, SEC File No. 270–2. 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. Regulation S–K (17 CFR 229.101– 229.103, 229.201–229.202, 229.301– 229.308T, 229.401–229.407, 229.501– 229.512, 229.601, 229.701–229.703, 229.801–229.802, 229.901–229.915) specifies the non-financial disclosure requirements applicable to registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) and registration statements under Section 12, annual and other reports under Section 13 and 15(d), going-private transaction statements under Section 13, tender offer statements under Section 13 and 14, annual reports to security holders and proxy and information statements under Section 14 and any other documents required to be filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d)). Regulation S–K is assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Nov 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 imposed by 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, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 6, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27252 Filed 11–17–08; 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: Rule 34b–1; File No. 270–305; OMB Control No. 3235–0346. 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. Rule 34b–1 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.34b–1) governs sales material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a statutory prospectus (‘‘sales literature’’).1 Rule 34b–1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company sales literature required to be filed with 1 A ‘‘statutory prospectus’’ is a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77j(a)). PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68463 the Commission by Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–24(b)) 2 that includes performance data, unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data and the legend disclosure required in investment company advertisements by rule 482 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.482). Requiring the inclusion of such standardized performance data in sales literature is designed to prevent misleading performance claims by funds and to enable investors to make meaningful comparisons among fund performance claims. The Commission estimates that 3,210 respondents file approximately 13,001 responses with the Commission that include the information required by rule 34b–1. The burden from rule 34b–1 requires 2.41 hours per response resulting from creating the information required under rule 34b–1. The total burden hours for rule 34b–1 is 31,332 per year in the aggregate (13,001 responses × 2.41 hours per response). Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under rule 34b–1 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 34b–1 is not kept confidential. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proposed performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 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 2 Sales literature addressed to or intended for distribution to prospective investors is deemed filed with the Commission for purposes of Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act upon filing with a national securities association registered under Section 15A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that has adopted rules providing standards for the investment company advertising practices of its members and has established and implemented procedures to review that advertising. See Rule 24b–3 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.24b–3). E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 68464 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 18, 2008 / Notices 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: November 10, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27429 Filed 11–17–08; 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 Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Extension: Form N–2; SEC File No. 270–21; OMB Control No. 3235–0026. 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 for the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–2 (17 CFR 239.14 and 274.11a–1) under the Securities Act of 1933 and under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Registration Statement of Closed-End Management Investment Companies.’’ Form N–2 is the form used by closedend management investment companies (‘‘closed-end funds’’) to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) and to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (‘‘Securities Act’’). The primary purpose of the registration process is to provide disclosure of financial and other information to investors and potential investors for the purpose of evaluating an investment in a security. Form N–2 also permits closed-end funds to provide investors with a prospectus containing information required in a registration statement prior to the sale or at the time of confirmation of delivery VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Nov 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 of securities. The form also may be used by the Commission in its regulatory review, inspection, and policy-making roles. The Commission estimates that there are 140 initial registration statements and 60 post-effective amendments to initial registration statements filed on Form N–2 annually and that the average number of portfolios referenced in each initial filing and post-effective amendment is 1. The Commission further estimates that the hour burden for preparing and filing a post-effective amendment on Form N–2 is 116.5 hours per portfolio. The total annual hour burden for preparing and filing posteffective amendments is 6,990 hours (60 post-effective amendments × 1 portfolios × 116.5 hours per portfolio). The estimated annual hour burden for preparing and filing initial registration statements is 79,478 hours (140 initial registration statements × 1 portfolios × 567.7 hours per portfolio). The total annual hour burden for Form N–2, therefore, is estimated to be 86,468 hours (6,990 hours + 79,478 hours). The information collection requirements imposed by Form N–2 are mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be 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. Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or e-mail to: nfraser@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: November 12, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27431 Filed 11–17–08; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, November 20, 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)(3), (5), (7), (8), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), (8), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Casey, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2008, will be: Formal orders of investigation; Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature; An adjudicatory matter; Consideration of amicus participation; Regulatory matters regarding financial institutions; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: November 13, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–27405 Filed 11–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58924; File No. SR–CBOE– 2008–96] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Order Granting Approval of Proposed Rule Change To Permit $1 Strikes for MNX Options November 10, 2008. I. Introduction On September 16, 2008, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘CBOE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
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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: Rule 34b-1; File No. 270-305; OMB Control No. 3235-0346.

    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.
    Rule 34b-1 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.34b-1) 
governs sales material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a 
statutory prospectus (``sales literature'').\1\ Rule 34b-1 deems to be 
materially misleading any investment company sales literature required 
to be filed with the Commission by Section 24(b) of the Investment 
Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-24(b)) \2\ that includes performance data, 
unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly 
computed data and the legend disclosure required in investment company 
advertisements by rule 482 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 
230.482). Requiring the inclusion of such standardized performance data 
in sales literature is designed to prevent misleading performance 
claims by funds and to enable investors to make meaningful comparisons 
among fund performance claims.
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    \1\ A ``statutory prospectus'' is a prospectus that meets the 
requirements of Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 
U.S.C. 77j(a)).
    \2\ Sales literature addressed to or intended for distribution 
to prospective investors is deemed filed with the Commission for 
purposes of Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act upon filing 
with a national securities association registered under Section 15A 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that has adopted rules 
providing standards for the investment company advertising practices 
of its members and has established and implemented procedures to 
review that advertising. See Rule 24b-3 under the Investment Company 
Act (17 CFR 270.24b-3).
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    The Commission estimates that 3,210 respondents file approximately 
13,001 responses with the Commission that include the information 
required by rule 34b-1. The burden from rule 34b-1 requires 2.41 hours 
per response resulting from creating the information required under 
rule 34b-1. The total burden hours for rule 34b-1 is 31,332 per year in 
the aggregate (13,001 responses x 2.41 hours per response). Estimates 
of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or 
even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules 
and forms.
    The collection of information under rule 34b-1 is mandatory. The 
information provided under rule 34b-1 is not kept confidential. The 
Commission may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proposed performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether 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

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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: November 10, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-27429 Filed 11-17-08; 8:45 am]
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