Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 68464 [E8-27431]

Download as PDF 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 18, 2008)]
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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.

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 closed-
end 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 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 post-effective amendments is 6,990 hours (60 post-effective 
amendments x 1 portfolios x 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 x 1 
portfolios x 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]
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