Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 74538 [E8-28953]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 74538 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 236 / Monday, December 8, 2008 / Notices request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 498 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.498) permits open-end management investment companies (or a series of an investment company organized as a series company, which offers one or more series of shares representing interests in separate investment portfolios) (‘‘funds’’) to provide investors with a ‘‘profile’’ that contains a summary of key information about a fund, including the fund’s investment objectives, strategies, risks and performance, and fees, in a standardized format. The profile provides investors the option of buying fund shares based on the information in the profile or reviewing the fund’s prospectus before making an investment decision. Investors purchasing shares based on a profile receive the fund’s prospectus prior to or with confirmation of their investment in the fund. Consistent with the filing requirement of a fund’s prospectus, a profile must be filed with the Commission thirty days before first use. Such a filing allows the Commission to review the profile for compliance with Rule 498. Compliance with the rule’s standardized format assists investors in evaluating and comparing funds. It is estimated that approximately 16 initial profiles and 274 updated profiles are filed with the Commission annually. The Commission estimates that each profile contains on average 1.25 portfolios, resulting in 20 portfolios filed annually on initial profiles and 343 portfolios filed annually on updated profiles. The number of burden hours for preparing and filing an initial profile per portfolio is 25. The number of burden hours for preparing and filing an updated profile per portfolio is 10. The total burden hours for preparing and filing initial and updated profiles under Rule 498 is 3,930, representing an increase of 749 hours from the prior estimate of 3,181. The increase in burden hours is attributable to the higher number of profiles actually prepared and filed as compared to the previous estimates. The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under Rule 498 is required to obtain a benefit. The information provided by Rule 498 is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Dec 05, 2008 Jkt 217001 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: December 1, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–28909 Filed 12–5–08; 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. business issuers under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d)). Regulation S–B is assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience. Regulation S–B will expire on March 15, 2009. 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: December 1, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–28953 Filed 12–5–08; 8:45 am] Extension: Regulation S–B, OMB Control No. 3235– 00417, SEC File No. 270–370. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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–B (17 CFR 228.10, 228.101–228.103, 228.201–228.202, 228.303–228.308, 228.310, 228.401– 228.407, 228.501–228.512, 228.601, 228.701–228.703) specifies the nonfinancial 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 by small SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Release No. 34–59024; File No. 4–533] Joint Industry Plan; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of an Amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols To Add the International Securities Exchange, LLC as a Party Thereto November 26, 2008. Pursuant to Section 11A(a)(3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 608 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2008, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘ISE’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) an amendment to the National Market System Plan for the Selection and Reservation of Securities Symbols (‘‘Symbology Plan’’ or ‘‘Plan’’).3 The 1 15 U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(3). CFR 242.608. 3 On November 6, 2008, the Commission approved the Symbology Plan that was originally 2 17 E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 236 (Monday, December 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 74538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28953]


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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:
    Regulation S-B, OMB Control No. 3235-00417, SEC File No. 270-
370.

    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-B (17 CFR 228.10, 228.101-228.103, 228.201-228.202, 
228.303-228.308, 228.310, 228.401-228.407, 228.501-228.512, 228.601, 
228.701-228.703) 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 by small business issuers under the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o(d)). Regulation S-B 
is assigned one burden hour for administrative convenience. Regulation 
S-B will expire on March 15, 2009.
    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: December 1, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-28953 Filed 12-5-08; 8:45 am]
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