Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 77082 [E8-29969]

Download as PDF 77082 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 244 / Thursday, December 18, 2008 / Notices Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form 20–F (17 CFR 249.220f) is used by foreign private issuers to either register a class of securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 pursuant to section 12(b) or 12(g) (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) or 78l(g)) or to satisfy their annual report obligation pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78m and 78o(d)). The information collected is intended to enable investors in foreign private issuers to make informed investment decisions. Form 20–F takes approximately 2,611 hours per response to prepare and is filed by 942 foreign private issuers annually. We estimate that 25% of the 2,611 hours per response (652.75 hours) is prepared by the issuer for an annual reporting burden of 614,891 hours (652.75 hours per response × 942 responses). 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. Written comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (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 send an email 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Extension: Form 20–F; OMB Control No. 3235–0288; SEC File No. 270–156. Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. December 11, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29968 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Dec 17, 2008 Jkt 217001 Extension: Form N–54A, SEC File No. 270– 182, OMB Control No. 3235–0237. 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. • Form N–54A (17 CFR 274.53) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’); Notification of Election to be Subject to Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–54 through 64) Filed Pursuant to Section 54(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–53(a)). Form N–54A is the notification to the Commission of election to be regulated as a business development company. A company making such an election only has to file a Form N–54A once. It is estimated that approximately 6 respondents per year file with the Commission a Form N–54A. Form N– 54A requires approximately 0.5 burden hours per response resulting from creating and filing the information required by the Form. The total burden hours for Form N–54A would be 3.0 hours per year in the aggregate. The estimated annual burden of 3.0 hours represents a decrease of 20.0 hours over the prior estimate of 23.0 hours. The decrease in burden hours is attributable to a decrease in the number of respondents from 46 to 6. The estimate of average burden hours for Form N–54A is made solely for the purposes of the PRA and is not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. The collection of information under Form N–54A is mandatory. The information provided by the Form is not 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 10, 2008. Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–29969 Filed 12–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; 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: Regulation AC, OMB Control No. 3235–0575, SEC File No. 270–517. 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 Analyst Certification (AC) (17 CFR 242.500–505). Regulation AC requires that research reports published, circulated, or provided by a broker or dealer or covered person contain a statement attesting that the views expressed in each research report accurately reflect the analyst’s personal views and whether or not the research analyst received or will receive any compensation in connection with the views or recommendations expressed in the research report. Regulation AC also requires broker-dealers to, on a quarterly basis, make, keep, and maintain records of research analyst statements regarding whether the views expressed in public appearances accurately reflected the analyst’s personal views, and whether any part of the analyst’s compensation is related to the specific recommendations or views expressed in the public appearance. Regulation AC also requires that research prepared by E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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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: Form N-54A, SEC File No. 270-182, OMB Control No. 3235-
0237.

    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 a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
     Form N-54A (17 CFR 274.53) under the Investment Company 
Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (the ``Act''); Notification of 
Election to be Subject to Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment 
Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-54 through 64) Filed Pursuant to 
Section 54(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-53(a)).
    Form N-54A is the notification to the Commission of election to be 
regulated as a business development company. A company making such an 
election only has to file a Form N-54A once.
    It is estimated that approximately 6 respondents per year file with 
the Commission a Form N-54A. Form N-54A requires approximately 0.5 
burden hours per response resulting from creating and filing the 
information required by the Form. The total burden hours for Form N-54A 
would be 3.0 hours per year in the aggregate. The estimated annual 
burden of 3.0 hours represents a decrease of 20.0 hours over the prior 
estimate of 23.0 hours. The decrease in burden hours is attributable to 
a decrease in the number of respondents from 46 to 6.
    The estimate of average burden hours for Form N-54A is made solely 
for the purposes of the PRA and is not derived from a comprehensive or 
even representative survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and 
forms.
    The collection of information under Form N-54A is mandatory. The 
information provided by the Form is not 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: December 10, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-29969 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]
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