Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15351-15352 [2011-6513]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2011 / Notices DC 20415–3500 or send via electronic mail to Martha.Moore@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Publications Team, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 4332, Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Cyrus S. Benson, or sent via electronic mail to Cyrus.Benson@opm.gov or faxed to (202) 606–0910. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Representative Payee Survey is used to collect information about how the benefits paid to a representative payee have been used or conserved for the benefit of the incompetent annuitant. Analysis: Agency: Retirement Operations, Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management. Title: Representative Payee Survey. OMB Number: 3206–0208. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 11,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 3,667. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2011–6574 Filed 3–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–38–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:50 Mar 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 Request for Internet Services, OMB 3220–0198. The RRB uses a Personal Identification Number (PIN)/Password system that allows RRB customers to conduct business with the agency electronically. As part of the system, the RRB collects information needed to establish a unique PIN/Password that allows customer access to RRB Internetbased services. The information collected is matched against records of the railroad employee that are maintained by the RRB. If the information is verified, the request is approved and the RRB mails a Password Request Code (PRC) to the requestor. If the information provided cannot be verified, the requestor is advised to contact the nearest field office of the RRB to resolve the discrepancy. Once a PRC is obtained from the RRB, the requestor can apply for a PIN/Password online. Once the PIN/Password has been established, the requestor has access to RRB Internet-based services. The RRB estimates that approximately 9,613 requests for PRC’s and PIN/Passwords are received annually and that it takes 5 minutes per response to secure a PRC and 1.5 minutes to establish a PIN/ Password. Completion is voluntary, however, the RRB will be unable to provide a PRC or allow a requestor to establish a PIN/Password (thereby denying system access), if the requests are not completed. The RRB proposes no changes to the PRC and PIN/ Password screens. Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, please call the RRB Clearance Officer at (312) 751–3363 or send an e-mail request to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.gov. Comments regarding the information collection should be sent to Patricia A. Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 N. Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@RRR.GOV. Comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6516 Filed 3–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15351 Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 19b–4 and Form 19b–4, OMB Control No. 3235–0045, SEC File No. 270–38. 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 19b–4 (17 CFR 240.19b–4) and Form 19b–4—Filings with respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations. Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78s(b)) requires each self-regulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) to file with the Commission copies of any proposed rule, or any proposed change in, addition to, or deletion from the rules of such SRO. Rule 19b–4 (17 CFR 240.19b– 4) implements the requirements of Section 19(b) by requiring the SROs to file their proposed rule changes on Form 19b–4 and by clarifying which actions taken by SROs are deemed proposed rule changes and so must be filed pursuant to Section 19(b). The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission with the information necessary to determine, as required by the Act, whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules thereunder. The information is used to determine if the proposed rule change should be approved, disapproved, or if proceedings should be instituted to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. The respondents to the collection of information are self-regulatory organizations (as defined by the Act), including national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Twenty-three respondents file an average total of 1,323 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 23.51 hours to complete. Thus, the estimated annual response burden is 31,105 hours. At an average cost per response of $6,945.64, the resultant total related cost of compliance for these respondents is $9,191,396.21 per year (1,323 responses × $6,945.64/response = $9,191,396.21). E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 15352 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2011 / Notices Compliance with Rule 19b–4 is mandatory. Information received in response to Rule 19b–4 shall not be kept confidential; the information collected is public information. 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: March 15, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (8), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), (8), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Aguilar, as duty officer, voted to consider the items Jkt 223001 [FR Doc. 2011–6706 Filed 3–17–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64084; File No. SR–FINRA– 2011–012] March 16, 2011. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17:50 Mar 18, 2011 March 17, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to TRACE Reporting of Asset-Backed Securities [FR Doc. 2011–6513 Filed 3–18–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2011 will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; A regulatory matter regarding a financial institution; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’)1 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on March 3, 2011, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by FINRA. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change FINRA is proposing to amend the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and FINRA Rule 7730: (1) In FINRA Rule 6710, to incorporate minor amendments to 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarify, simplify or conform the defined terms, ‘‘TRACE–Eligible Security,’’ ‘‘Reportable TRACE Transaction,’’ ‘‘Agency Debt Security,’’ ‘‘Asset-Backed Security’’ and ‘‘TRACE System Hours’’; to add a defined term, ‘‘Securitizer’’; and, to delete the defined terms ‘‘Sponsor’’ and ‘‘Issuing Entity’’; (2) In FINRA Rule 6730, (A) to revise, renumber and conform the text of parallel reporting provisions in FINRA Rule 6730(a); (B) to incorporate minor amendments regarding the duration and expiration of the pilot program (‘‘Pilot Program’’) for reporting Asset-Backed Securities transactions; (C) to consolidate reporting requirements for Asset-Backed Securities transactions that are executed other than during TRACE System Hours; (D) to simplify how settlement is reported for AssetBacked Securities transactions; (E) to add alternative reporting requirements for Asset-Backed Securities transactions that are collateralized mortgage obligation (‘‘CMO’’) or real estate mortgage investment conduit (‘‘REMIC’’) transactions that occur prior to the issuance of the CMO or REMIC (‘‘preissuance CMOs/REMICs’’); and (F) to incorporate other minor technical, conforming or clarifying amendments to the Rule; (3) In FINRA Rule 6760, to incorporate requirements that apply to Securitizers of Asset-Backed Securities, alternative notification requirements for pre-issuance CMOs/REMICs and minor technical, conforming or clarifying changes; and (4) In FINRA Rule 7730, to add the Financial Information eXchange (‘‘FIX’’) as a method to report transactions to TRACE, establish a system-related FIX fee, and incorporate a minor technical amendment. The text of the proposed rule change is available on FINRA’s Web site at http://www.finra.org, at the principal office of FINRA, on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. The proposed amendments set forth in Exhibit 5 are shown as changes to the FINRA Rule 6700 Series and FINRA Rule 7730 as amended by SR–FINRA– 2009–065 (‘‘TRACE ABS filing’’), which was approved by the SEC on February 22, 2010.3 The TRACE ABS filing is anticipated to become effective on May 16, 2011.4 The proposed rule change 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 61566 (February 22, 2010), 75 FR 9262 (March 1, 2010) (Order Approving File No. SR–FINRA–2009–065) (‘‘TRACE ABS filing’’) and Regulatory Notice 10–23 (April 2010). 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 63223 (November 1, 2010), 75 FR 68654 (November 8, E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15351-15352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6513]


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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 19b-4 and Form 19b-4, OMB Control No. 3235-0045, SEC File No. 
270-38.

    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 19b-4 (17 CFR 240.19b-4) and Form 19b-4--Filings with 
respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations.
    Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act'') (15 
U.S.C. 78s(b)) requires each self-regulatory organization (``SRO'') to 
file with the Commission copies of any proposed rule, or any proposed 
change in, addition to, or deletion from the rules of such SRO. Rule 
19b-4 (17 CFR 240.19b-4) implements the requirements of Section 19(b) 
by requiring the SROs to file their proposed rule changes on Form 19b-4 
and by clarifying which actions taken by SROs are deemed proposed rule 
changes and so must be filed pursuant to Section 19(b).
    The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission 
with the information necessary to determine, as required by the Act, 
whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the 
rules thereunder. The information is used to determine if the proposed 
rule change should be approved, disapproved, or if proceedings should 
be instituted to determine whether the proposed rule change should be 
approved or disapproved.
    The respondents to the collection of information are self-
regulatory organizations (as defined by the Act), including national 
securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered 
clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
    Twenty-three respondents file an average total of 1,323 responses 
per year. Each response takes approximately 23.51 hours to complete. 
Thus, the estimated annual response burden is 31,105 hours. At an 
average cost per response of $6,945.64, the resultant total related 
cost of compliance for these respondents is $9,191,396.21 per year 
(1,323 responses x $6,945.64/response = $9,191,396.21).

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    Compliance with Rule 19b-4 is mandatory. Information received in 
response to Rule 19b-4 shall not be kept confidential; the information 
collected is public information.
    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: March 15, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-6513 Filed 3-18-11; 8:45 am]
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