Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 22740 [2011-9775]

Download as PDF 22740 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2011 / Notices www.prc.gov). The Commission encourages interested persons to review the Notice in its entirety. The Commission appoints Kenneth E. Richardson to serve as Public Representative in this docket. It is ordered: 1. The Commission establishes Docket No. MT2011–4 for consideration of the matters raised in this Notice. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Kenneth E. Richardson is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. Comments by interested persons are due no later than April 29, 2011. 4. Reply comments are due no later than May 6, 2011. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–9819 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–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. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Corrected 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. 1. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Apr 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 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-five respondents file an average total of 1,405 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 38.057 hours to complete. The total annual reporting burden for filing proposed rule changes is 53,470 hours. The respondents are required to post all proposed rule changes to their Web sites, each of which takes approximately four hours to complete. For 1,405 proposed rule changes, the total annual reporting burden for posting them to respondents’ Web sites is 5,620 hours. The respondents are required to update the postings of those proposed rule changes which become effective (on average, 1,071 per year), each of which takes approximately four hours to complete. The total annual reporting burden for updating proposed rule change postings on the respondents’ Web sites is 4,284 hours. Thus, the total estimated annual response burden pursuant to Rule 19b–4 and Form 19b– 4 is the sum of the total annual reporting burdens for filing proposed rule changes, posting them to the respondents’ Web sites, and updating the postings of those that become effective on the respondents’, which is 63,374 hours. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Please direct your comments 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: April 14, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–9775 Filed 4–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64306; File No. 4–626] Comment Request on Existing Private and Public Efforts To Educate Investors Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: In connection with a study regarding financial literacy among investors as mandated by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the ‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission is requesting public comment on the effectiveness of existing private and public efforts to educate investors. DATES: Comments should be received on or before June 21, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/other.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number 4–626 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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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.

Corrected 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.
    1. 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-five respondents file an average total of 1,405 responses 
per year. Each response takes approximately 38.057 hours to complete. 
The total annual reporting burden for filing proposed rule changes is 
53,470 hours. The respondents are required to post all proposed rule 
changes to their Web sites, each of which takes approximately four 
hours to complete. For 1,405 proposed rule changes, the total annual 
reporting burden for posting them to respondents' Web sites is 5,620 
hours. The respondents are required to update the postings of those 
proposed rule changes which become effective (on average, 1,071 per 
year), each of which takes approximately four hours to complete. The 
total annual reporting burden for updating proposed rule change 
postings on the respondents' Web sites is 4,284 hours. Thus, the total 
estimated annual response burden pursuant to Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4 
is the sum of the total annual reporting burdens for filing proposed 
rule changes, posting them to the respondents' Web sites, and updating 
the postings of those that become effective on the respondents', which 
is 63,374 hours.
    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.
    Please direct your comments 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: April 14, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
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