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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Board Meeting Board meeting: January 28, 2009-Las Vegas, Nevada; The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet to discuss repository tunnel stability and ‘‘burnup’’ credit related to Department of Energy plans for a proposed repository for spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Pursuant to its authority under section 5051 of Public Law 100–203, Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. The focus of the meeting is expected to be repository tunnel stability and issues related to burnup credit. Burnup is the amount of energy produced in a nuclear reactor per unit weight of nuclear fuel. The Board will review U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities related to these and other issues as part of the Board’s ongoing technical evaluation of DOE’s proposed plans for disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) in a permanent repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The Board was charged in the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987 with conducting an independent review of the technical and scientific validity of DOE activities related to the implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, including transporting, packaging, and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and HLW. The Board meeting will be held at the Marriott Suites Convention Center; 325 Convention Center Drive; Las Vegas, Nevada 89109; (tel) 702–650–2000, (fax) 702–6509466. A detailed meeting agenda will be available on the Board’s Web site, http://www.nwtrb.gov, approximately one week before the date of the meeting. The agenda also may be obtained by telephone request at that time. The meeting will be open to the public, and opportunities for public comment will be provided. Board Chairman B. John Garrick will call the meeting to order at 8 a.m. Dr. Garrick’s remarks will be followed by a DOE program overview and science update. The balance of the morning agenda will be devoted to discussions of drift stability, thermal conductivity of drift collapse material, and the effects of the presence of drift collapse material on waste package temperatures. After lunch, issues related to the allowance of burnup credit will be discussed, and an VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 update of the Welding-Closure Cell work will be presented. Time will be set aside at the end of the day for public comments. Those wanting to speak are encouraged to sign the ‘‘Public Comment Register’’ at the check-in table. A time limit may have to be set on individual remarks, but written comments of any length may be submitted for the record. Transcripts of the meeting will be available on the Board’s Web site, by e-mail, on computer disk, and on a library-loan basis in paper format from Davonya Barnes of the Board’s staff no later than February 16, 2009. A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting attendees at the Marriott Suites. When making a reservation, please state that you will be attending the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board meeting, Group Code: NWT. Reservations should be made by Monday, January 5, 2009, to ensure receiving the meeting rate. To make reservations, call 1–800–228–9290. For more information, contact Karyn Severson, NWTRB External Affairs; 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1300; Arlington, VA 22201–3367; (tel) 703– 235–4473; (fax) 703–235–4495. Dated: December 12, 2008. William D. Barnard, Executive Director, Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. [FR Doc. 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Each of these approximately 126 registered brokerdealers makes an estimated 45 annual responses. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2835 burden hours. 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 regarding the estimated burden hours should be directed to: (i) The 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, Office of Information Technology, 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. 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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

Extension: Rule 15c2-1, SEC File No. 270-418, OMB Control No. 3235-
0485.

    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 approval of extension on the following rule: 
Rule 15c2-1.
    Rule 15c2-1 (17 CFR 240.15c2-1) prohibits the commingling under the 
same lien of securities of margin customers (a) with other customers 
without their written consent and (b) with the broker or dealer. The 
rule also prohibits the rehypothecation of customers' margin securities 
for a sum in excess of the customer's aggregate indebtedness. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 2690 (November 15, 1940); 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 9428 (December 29, 1971). Pursuant 
to Rule 15c2-1, respondents must collect information necessary to 
prevent the rehypothecation of customer securities in contravention of 
the rule, issue and retain copies of notices of hypothecation of 
customer securities in accordance with the rule, and collect written 
consents from customers in accordance with the rule. The information is 
necessary to ensure compliance with the rule and to advise customers of 
the rule's protections.
    There are approximately 126 respondents (i.e., broker-dealers that 
carry or clear customer accounts that also have bank loans) that 
require an aggregate total of 2835 hours to comply with the rule. Each 
of these approximately 126 registered broker-dealers makes an estimated 
45 annual responses. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to 
complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2835 burden 
hours.
    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 regarding the estimated burden hours should be directed 
to: (i) The 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, Office of 
Information Technology, 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. Comments must be submitted within 
30 days of this notice.

    Dated: December 10, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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