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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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 76070 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 241 / Monday, December 15, 2008 / Notices Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the Office of Thrift Supervision, and to amend their registrations if the information becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. Paragraph 1 of Rule 17Ac–2, requires transfer agents to file a Form TA–1 application for registration with the Commission where the Commission is their appropriate regulatory agency. Transfer agents must also file an amended Form TA–1 application for registration if the existing Form TA–1 becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. The Form TA–1s must be filed with the Commission electronically, absent an exemption, on EDGAR pursuant to Regulation S–T (17 CFR 232). The Commission receives on an annual basis approximately 100 applications for registration on Form TA–1 from transfer agents required to register with the Commission. Included in this figure are amendments to Form TA–1 as required by Paragraph (c) of Rule 17Ac2–1 to address information that has become inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. Based on past submissions, the staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 17Ac–1 and Form TA–1 is one and onehalf hours with a total burden of 150 hours per year. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed to Lewis A. 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. Dated: December 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29508 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:00 Dec 12, 2008 Jkt 217001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Upon written request, copies available from: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 24b–1, OMB Control No. 3235–0194, SEC File No. 270–205. 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 24b–1 (17 CFR 240.24b–1). Rule 24b–1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires a national securities exchange to keep and make available for public inspection a copy of its registration statement and exhibits filed with the Commission, along with any amendments thereto. There are eleven national securities exchanges that spend approximately one half hour each complying with this rule, for an aggregate total compliance burden of five and one half hours per year. The staff estimates that the average cost per respondent is $65.18 per year, calculated as the costs of copying ($13.97) plus storage ($51.21), resulting in a total cost of compliance for the respondents of $716.98. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 8, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29509 Filed 12–12–08; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 28528; 813–332] TWB Investment Partnership, L.P., et al.; Notice of Application Date: December 9, 2008. AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order under sections 6(b) and 6(e) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) exempting applicants from all provisions of the Act, except section 9 and sections 36 through 53, and the rules and regulations under the Act. With respect to sections 17 and 30 of the Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder, and rule 38a–1 under the Act, the exemption is limited as set forth in the application. SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: Applicants request an order to exempt certain investment vehicles formed for the benefit of partners and key eligible current and former employees of Perkins Coie LLP (‘‘Perkins’’) and certain of its affiliates from certain provisions of the Act. Each such entity will be an ‘‘employees’ securities company’’ within the meaning of section 2(a)(13) of the Act. APPLICANTS: TWB Investment Partnership, L.P. and TWB Investment Partnership II, L.P. (collectively, the ‘‘Investment Funds’’), and Perkins. FILING DATES: The application was filed on April 3, 2001, and amended on February 6, 2004 and November 26, 2008. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a 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 January 5, 2009 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 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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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

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Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the 
Office of Thrift Supervision, and to amend their registrations if the 
information becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete.
    Paragraph 1 of Rule 17Ac-2, requires transfer agents to file a Form 
TA-1 application for registration with the Commission where the 
Commission is their appropriate regulatory agency. Transfer agents must 
also file an amended Form TA-1 application for registration if the 
existing Form TA-1 becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. The 
Form TA-1s must be filed with the Commission electronically, absent an 
exemption, on EDGAR pursuant to Regulation S-T (17 CFR 232).
    The Commission receives on an annual basis approximately 100 
applications for registration on Form TA-1 from transfer agents 
required to register with the Commission. Included in this figure are 
amendments to Form TA-1 as required by Paragraph (c) of Rule 17Ac2-1 to 
address information that has become inaccurate, misleading, or 
incomplete. Based on past submissions, the staff estimates that the 
average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of 
Rule 17Ac-1 and Form TA-1 is one and one-half hours with a total burden 
of 150 hours per year.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimates of the burden 
of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to 
comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication.
    Comments should be directed to Lewis A. 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.

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