Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 25381-25382 [2011-10852]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 86 / Wesnesday, May 4, 2011 / Notices Commission main conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. PLACE: Closed. STATUS: Matters To Be Considered 1. Discussion of contractual matters involving sensitive business information—lease-related negotiations. 2. Discussion of confidential personnel matters—personnel management. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001, at 202– 789–6820 (for agenda-related inquiries). Dated: May 2, 2011. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–11022 Filed 5–2–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. MT2009–4; Order No. 720] Postal Service Market Test AGENCY: ACTION: Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service motion for a temporary extension of the Collaborative Logistics experimental market test, pending Commission action on anticipated request for permanent status. This document grants a onemonth extension, appoints a public representative, and invites public comments. SUMMARY: DATES: Comment deadline: May 16, 2011. Submit comments electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http:// www.prc.gov. Those who cannot submit comments electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by telephone for advice on filing alternatives. ADDRESSES: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. Sharfman, General Counsel, 202–789–6820 or stephen.sharfman@prc.gov. On April 26, 2011, the United States Postal Service moved to temporarily extend its Collaborative Logistics market test SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 May 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 under 39 U.S.C. 3641(d).1 The Commission originally allowed a 2-year market test on May 7, 2009.2 The impending expiration of the 2-year interval has prompted the Postal Service to request that the Commission grant an extension of its experimental product. A temporary extension is being sought until such time as the Commission rules on a Postal Service request to make the Collaborative Logistics offering a permanent one. Motion at 2. The Postal Service hopes to file such a request by September 2011. The Postal Service recognizes that 39 U.S.C. 3641(d)(1) provides that ‘‘a market test shall not exceed 24 months.’’ Id. However, it suggests that the statute also ‘‘clearly envisions cases where market tests could be extended…under section 3641(d)(2).’’ Id. While the Postal Service recognizes that section 3641(d)(2) requires requests for extension of market tests to be submitted 60 days before the completion of the maximum 2-year test period, and its requested extension does not satisfy that provision precisely, it seeks a waiver to enable the Postal Service to complete the smooth transitioning of the management of this product to a new functional group. Id. at 1. The Postal Service contends an extension ‘‘would not prejudice any party.’’ Id. at 2. The Commission will grant a 1-month extension of this market test, through June 6, 2011, to develop a record on which to evaluate the Motion. The Postal Service is requested to submit additional information to explain more fully why it does not plan to file for permanent authority for 4 more months, and to provide a specific description of the justification for coordinating the test during that period. This information should be filed by May 5, 2011. Interested persons may submit comments on the Postal Service’s Motion for extension. These comments are due no later than May 16, 2011. The Commission appoints Richard A. Oliver to serve as successor to the prior Public Representative in this docket. It is ordered: 1. The Commission grants an extension until June 6, 2011, to the expiration date of the market test of Collaborative Logistics. 2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Richard A. Oliver is appointed to serve as officer of the Commission (Public 1 Motion of the United States Postal Service for Temporary Extension of Collaborative Logistics Market Test, April 26, 2011 (Motion). 2 Order No. 211, Order Concerning Collaborative Logistics Market Test, May 7, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25381 Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding. 3. The Postal Service shall supplement its Motion no later than May 5, 2011, as described in the body of this order. 4. Comments by interested persons are due no later than May 16, 2011. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–10815 Filed 5–3–11; 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. Rule 15b6–1 and Form BDW; OMB Control No. 3235–0018; SEC File No. 270–17. 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 to revise the collection of information discussed below. The Code of Federal Regulations citation to this collection of information is 17 CFR 240.15b6–1. Registered broker-dealers use Form BDW (17 CFR 249.501a) to withdraw from registration with the Commission, the self-regulatory organizations, and the states. On average, the Commission estimates that it would take a brokerdealer approximately one hour to complete and file a Form BDW to withdraw from Commission registration as required by Rule 15b6–1. The Commission estimates that approximately 515 broker-dealers withdraw from Commission registration annually 1 and, therefore, file a Form BDW via the Internet with Web CRD, a computer system operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. that maintains 1 This estimate is based on Form BDW data collected over the past three years. In fiscal year (from 10/1 through 9/30) 2008, 503 broker-dealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2009, 533 broker-dealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2010, 510 broker-dealers withdrew from registration. (503 + 533 + 510)/3 = 515. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 25382 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 86 / Wesnesday, May 4, 2011 / Notices information regarding registered brokerdealers and their registered personnel. Therefore, the 515 broker-dealers that withdraw from registration by filing Form BDW would incur an aggregate annual reporting burden of approximately 515 hours.2 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. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. Please direct your written comments to: Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: April 28, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–10852 Filed 5–3–11; 8:45 am] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64355; File No. SR–SCCP– 2011–02] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Amendments to the By-Laws of Its Parent Corporation, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. April 27, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 notice is hereby given that on April 14, 2011, the Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia (‘‘SCCP’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared primarily by SCCP. SCCP filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 2 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 3 thereunder so that the proposal was effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the rule change from interested parties. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The proposed rule change relate to amendments to the By-Laws of SCCP’s parent corporation, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (‘‘NASDAQ OMX’’). II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, SCCP included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. SCCP has prepared summaries, set forth in sections (A), (B), and (C) below, of the most significant aspects of these statements.4 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 4 The Commission has modified the text of the summaries prepared by SCCP. 2 15 2 (515 × 1 hour) = 515 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 May 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (A) Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change NASDAQ OMX recently made certain clarifying amendments to its By-Laws.5 Specifically, the recently approved NASDAQ OMX rule change: (i) Amended the name of the Nominating Committee to the Nominating & Governance Committee; (ii) amended the NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. reference to reflect a recent conversion to a limited liability company; and (iii) clarified By-Law Article IV, Section 4.4 that broker nonvotes are not counted as a vote cast either ‘‘for’’ or ‘‘against’’ a director in an uncontested election.6 NASDAQ OMX By-Laws previously provided for a Nominating Committee, which is appointed pursuant to the ByLaws. In addition to the responsibilities listed in By-Law Article IV, Section 4.13(h), the Nominating Committee also conducts certain governance functions such as consulting with the Board of Directors (‘‘Board’’) and the management to determine the characteristics, skills, and experience desired for the Board as a whole and for its individual members, overseeing the annual director evaluation, and reviewing the overall effectiveness of the Board. Accordingly, NASDAQ OMX renamed and changed all references to the ‘‘Nominating Committee’’ in the By-Laws, to the ‘‘Nominating & Governance Committee’’ so that the title of the committee accurately reflects all of its current functions, including those that are deemed governance functions. The proposal to rename the Nominating Committee did not change the function of the committee but was intended to clarify the current functions and its governance role with respect to the Board selection process. Additionally, NASDAQ OMX amended Article 1, Section (o) of NASDAQ OMX’s By-Laws to change the reference to ‘‘NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc.’’ to ‘‘NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC’’ to reflect a recently filed rule change to convert NASDAQ OMX PHLX, Inc. from a Delaware corporation to a Delaware limited liability company.7 Finally, NASDAQ OMX added the words ‘‘and broker nonvotes’’ to NASDAQ OMX’s By-Law Article IV, 5 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34–64285 (April 8, 2011) 76 FR 21085 (April 14, 2011) (File No. SR–NASDAQ–2011–025) (‘‘Approval Order’’). SR–NASDAQ–2011–025 was filed by NASDAQ Stock Market LLC on behalf of NASDAQ OMX to amend the By-Laws of its parent corporation. 6 Id. 7 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 34–62783 (August 27, 2010), 75 FR 54204 (September 3, 2010) (File No. SR–Phlx–2010–104). E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 86 (Wednesday, May 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25381-25382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-10852]


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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.

    Rule 15b6-1 and Form BDW; OMB Control No. 3235-0018; SEC File 
No. 270-17.

    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 to revise the collection of information discussed below. The 
Code of Federal Regulations citation to this collection of information 
is 17 CFR 240.15b6-1.
    Registered broker-dealers use Form BDW (17 CFR 249.501a) to 
withdraw from registration with the Commission, the self-regulatory 
organizations, and the states. On average, the Commission estimates 
that it would take a broker-dealer approximately one hour to complete 
and file a Form BDW to withdraw from Commission registration as 
required by Rule 15b6-1. The Commission estimates that approximately 
515 broker-dealers withdraw from Commission registration annually \1\ 
and, therefore, file a Form BDW via the Internet with Web CRD, a 
computer system operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory 
Authority, Inc. that maintains

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information regarding registered broker-dealers and their registered 
personnel. Therefore, the 515 broker-dealers that withdraw from 
registration by filing Form BDW would incur an aggregate annual 
reporting burden of approximately 515 hours.\2\
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    \1\ This estimate is based on Form BDW data collected over the 
past three years. In fiscal year (from 10/1 through 9/30) 2008, 503 
broker-dealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2009, 533 
broker-dealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2010, 510 
broker-dealers withdrew from registration. (503 + 533 + 510)/3 = 
515.
    \2\ (515 x 1 hour) = 515 hours.
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    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.
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No 
person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    Please direct your written comments to: Thomas Bayer, Chief 
Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an 
e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

     Dated: April 28, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-10852 Filed 5-3-11; 8:45 am]
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