Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 7594-7595 [2011-2932]

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[FR Doc. 2011–3039 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 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: Rule 103; SEC File No. 270–410; OMB Control No. 3235–0466. 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 for Rule 103 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.103)—Nasdaq Passive Market Making. Rule 103 permits passive market making in Nasdaq securities during a distribution. A distribution participant that seeks use of this exception would be required to disclose to third parties its intention to engage in passive market making. There are approximately 298 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 298 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 298 burden hours. The total compliance labor cost for the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents is approximately $19,966.00, resulting in an estimated labor cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $67.00 (i.e., $19,966.00/ 298 responses). Written 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 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. Comments should be directed to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 3, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–2933 Filed 2–9–11; 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: Rule 104; SEC File No. 270–411; OMB Control No. 3235–0465. 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. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 28 / Thursday, February 10, 2011 / Notices Rule 104 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.104)—Stabilizing and Other Activities in Connection with an Offering permits stabilizing by a distribution participant during a distribution so long as the distribution participant discloses information to the market and investors. This rule requires disclosure in offering materials of the potential stabilizing transactions and that the distribution participant inform the market when a stabilizing bid is made. It also requires the distribution participants (i.e. the syndicate manager) to maintain information regarding syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids and disclose such information to the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO). There are approximately 745 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 149 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 0.20 hours (12 minutes) to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 149 burden hours. The total internal labor compliance cost for the respondents is approximately $9,983.00, resulting in a cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $13.40 (i.e., $9,983/745 responses). Written 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 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. Comments should be directed to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: February 3, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–2932 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:10 Feb 09, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: Rule 101; SEC File No. 270–408; OMB Control No. 3235–0464. 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. Rule 101 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.101)—Activities by Distribution Participants, prohibits distribution participants from purchasing activities at specified times during a distribution of securities. Persons otherwise covered by these rules may seek to use several applicable exceptions such as a calculation of the average daily trading volume of the securities in distribution, the maintenance of policies regarding information barriers between their affiliates, and the maintenance a written policy regarding general compliance with Regulation M for de minimus transactions. There are approximately 1588 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 31,309 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 20 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 31,309 burden hours. The total compliance internal labor cost for the respondents is approximately $1,783,673.73, resulting in a cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $1123.22 (i.e., $1,783,673.73/1588 responses). Written 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 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7595 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. Comments should be directed to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 3, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–2931 Filed 2–9–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Rule 17d–1; SEC File No. 270–505; OMB Control No. 3235–0562] 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: Rule 17d–1, SEC File No. 270–505, OMB Control No. 3235–0562. 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 collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Section 17(d) (15 U.S.C. 80a–17(d)) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) prohibits first- and second-tier affiliates of a fund, the fund’s principal underwriters, and affiliated persons of the fund’s principal underwriters, acting as principal, to effect any transaction in which the fund or a company controlled by the fund is a joint or a joint and several participant in contravention of the Commission’s rules. Rule 17d–1 (17 CFR 270.17d–1) prohibits an affiliated person of or principal underwriter for any fund (a ‘‘first-tier affiliate’’), or any affiliated person of such person or underwriter (a ‘‘second-tier affiliate’’), acting as principal, from participating in or effecting any transaction in connection with a joint enterprise or E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 28 (Thursday, February 10, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-2932]


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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:
    Rule 104; SEC File No. 270-411; OMB Control No. 3235-0465.

    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.

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    Rule 104 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.104)--Stabilizing and Other 
Activities in Connection with an Offering permits stabilizing by a 
distribution participant during a distribution so long as the 
distribution participant discloses information to the market and 
investors. This rule requires disclosure in offering materials of the 
potential stabilizing transactions and that the distribution 
participant inform the market when a stabilizing bid is made. It also 
requires the distribution participants (i.e. the syndicate manager) to 
maintain information regarding syndicate covering transactions and 
penalty bids and disclose such information to the Self-Regulatory 
Organization (SRO).
    There are approximately 745 respondents per year that require an 
aggregate total of 149 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent 
makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 
0.20 hours (12 minutes) to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden 
per year is 149 burden hours. The total internal labor compliance cost 
for the respondents is approximately $9,983.00, resulting in a cost of 
compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $13.40 
(i.e., $9,983/745 responses).
    Written 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 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.
    Comments should be directed to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information 
Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 
6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of 
this notice.

    Dated: February 3, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-2932 Filed 2-9-11; 8:45 am]
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