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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 241 / Monday, December 15, 2008 / Notices Compliance with Rule 12f–1 is mandatory. Rule 12f–1 does not have a record retention requirement per se. However, responses made pursuant to Rule 12f–1 are subject to the recordkeeping requirements of Rules 17a–3 and 17a–4 of the Act. Information received in response to Rule 12f–1 shall not be kept confidential; the information collected is public information. 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. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: nfraser@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, 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 within 30 days of this notice. Dated: December 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29506 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Extension: Rule 12f–3; OMB Control No. 3235–0249; SEC File No. 270–141. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 12f–3 (17 CFR 240.12f–3). Rule 12f–3 (the ‘‘Rule’’), which was originally adopted in 1934 pursuant to sections 12(f) and 23(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Act’’), as modified in 1995, prescribes the information which must VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:00 Dec 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 be included in applications for and notices of termination or suspension of unlisted trading privileges for a security as contemplated in section 12(f)(4) of the Act. An application must provide, among other things, the name of the applicant; a brief statement of the applicant’s interest in the question of termination or suspension of such unlisted trading privileges; the title of the security; the name of the issuer; certain information regarding the size of the class of security and its recent trading history; and a statement indicating that the applicant has provided a copy of such application to the exchange from which the suspension or termination of unlisted trading privileges are sought, and to any other exchange on which the security is listed or admitted to unlisted trading privileges. The information required to be included in applications submitted pursuant to Rule 12f–3 is intended to provide the Commission with sufficient information to make the necessary findings under the Act to terminate or suspend by order the unlisted trading privileges granted a security on a national securities exchange. Without the Rule, the Commission would be unable to fulfill these statutory responsibilities. The burden of complying with Rule 12f–3 arises when a potential respondent, having a demonstrable bona fide interest in the question of termination or suspension of the unlisted trading privileges of a security, determines to seek such termination or suspension. The staff estimates that each such application to terminate or suspend unlisted trading privileges requires approximately one hour to complete. Thus each potential respondent would incur on average one burden hour in complying with the Rule. The Commission staff estimates that there could be as many as 11 responses annually and that each respondent’s related cost of compliance with Rule 12f–3 would be $168.00, or, the cost of one hour of professional work needed to complete the application. The total annual related reporting cost for all potential respondents, therefore, is $1,848.00 (11 responses × $168.00/ response). Compliance with the application requirements of Rule 12f–3 is mandatory, though the filing of such applications is undertaken voluntarily. Rule 12f–3 does not have a record retention requirement per se. However, responses made pursuant to Rule 12f–3 are subject to the recordkeeping requirements of Rules 17a–3 and 17a–4 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76069 of the Act. Information received in response to Rule 12f–3 shall not be kept confidential; the information collected is public information. 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. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: nfraser@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, 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 within 30 days of this notice. December 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29507 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 17Ac2–1, SEC File No. 270– 95, OMB Control No. 3235–0084. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 17Ac2–1 (17 CFR 240.17Ac2–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17Ac–2, pursuant to Section 17A(c) of the Exchange Act, generally requires transfer agents to register with their Appropriate Regulatory Agency (‘‘ARA’’), whether the Commission, the E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, 
Washington, DC 20549-0213.

Extension: Rule 12f-3; OMB Control No. 3235-0249; SEC File No. 270-
141.

    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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 12f-3 (17 CFR 
240.12f-3).
    Rule 12f-3 (the ``Rule''), which was originally adopted in 1934 
pursuant to sections 12(f) and 23(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Act''), as modified in 1995, prescribes 
the information which must be included in applications for and notices 
of termination or suspension of unlisted trading privileges for a 
security as contemplated in section 12(f)(4) of the Act. An application 
must provide, among other things, the name of the applicant; a brief 
statement of the applicant's interest in the question of termination or 
suspension of such unlisted trading privileges; the title of the 
security; the name of the issuer; certain information regarding the 
size of the class of security and its recent trading history; and a 
statement indicating that the applicant has provided a copy of such 
application to the exchange from which the suspension or termination of 
unlisted trading privileges are sought, and to any other exchange on 
which the security is listed or admitted to unlisted trading 
privileges.
    The information required to be included in applications submitted 
pursuant to Rule 12f-3 is intended to provide the Commission with 
sufficient information to make the necessary findings under the Act to 
terminate or suspend by order the unlisted trading privileges granted a 
security on a national securities exchange. Without the Rule, the 
Commission would be unable to fulfill these statutory responsibilities.
    The burden of complying with Rule 12f-3 arises when a potential 
respondent, having a demonstrable bona fide interest in the question of 
termination or suspension of the unlisted trading privileges of a 
security, determines to seek such termination or suspension. The staff 
estimates that each such application to terminate or suspend unlisted 
trading privileges requires approximately one hour to complete. Thus 
each potential respondent would incur on average one burden hour in 
complying with the Rule.
    The Commission staff estimates that there could be as many as 11 
responses annually and that each respondent's related cost of 
compliance with Rule 12f-3 would be $168.00, or, the cost of one hour 
of professional work needed to complete the application. The total 
annual related reporting cost for all potential respondents, therefore, 
is $1,848.00 (11 responses x $168.00/response).
    Compliance with the application requirements of Rule 12f-3 is 
mandatory, though the filing of such applications is undertaken 
voluntarily. Rule 12f-3 does not have a record retention requirement 
per se. However, responses made pursuant to Rule 12f-3 are subject to 
the recordkeeping requirements of Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4 of the Act. 
Information received in response to Rule 12f-3 shall not be kept 
confidential; the information collected is public information.
    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.
    Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities 
and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: 
nfraser@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/Chief 
Information Officer, 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 within 30 days 
of this notice.

    December 8, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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