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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2011 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: US Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 102; SEC File No. 270–409; OMB Control No. 3235–0467. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 102 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.102). Rule 102 prohibits distribution participants, issuers, and selling security holders 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 an exclusion for actively traded reference securities and the maintenance of policies regarding information barriers between their affiliates. There are approximately 895 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 1,795 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes on average approximately 2.006 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 1,795 burden hours. The total compliance cost for the respondents is approximately $102,261.15, resulting in a cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately $114.26 (i.e., $102,261.15/895 responses). These are internal labor costs and there are no other costs. 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. Background documentation for this information collection may be viewed at the following link, http:// www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 May 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov ; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 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. May 22, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–13118 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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. Extension: Rule 17a–22; SEC File No. 270–202; OMB Control No. 3235–0196. 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 approval of extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 17a–22 (17 C.F.R. 240.17a–22) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 17a–22 requires all registered clearing agencies to file with the Commission three copies of all materials they issue or make generally available to their participants or other entities with whom they have a significant relationship, such as pledges, transfer agents, or self-regulatory organizations. Such materials include manuals, notices, circulars, bulletins, lists, and periodicals). The filings with the Commission must be made within ten days after the materials are issued or made generally available. When the Commission is not the clearing agency’s appropriate regulatory agency, the clearing agency must file one copy of the material with its appropriate regulatory agency. The Commission is responsible for overseeing clearing agencies and uses the information filed pursuant to Rule 17a–22 to determine PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30983 whether a clearing agency is implementing procedural or policy changes. The information filed aides the Commission in determining whether such changes are consistent with the purposes of Section 17A of the Exchange Act. Also, the Commission uses the information to determine whether a clearing agency has changed its rules without reporting the actual or prospective change to the Commission as required under Section 19(b) of the Exchange Act. The respondents to Rule 17a–22 are registered clearing agencies. The frequency of filings made by clearing agencies pursuant to Rule 17a–22 varies but on average there are approximately 200 filings per year per active clearing agency. There are four active registered clearing agencies. The Commission staff estimates that each response requires approximately .25 hour (fifteen minutes), which represents the time it takes for a staff person at the clearing agency to properly identify a document subject to the rule, print and makes copies, and mail that document to the Commission. Thus, the total annual burden for all active clearing agencies is 200 hours (4 clearing agencies multiplied by 200 filings per clearing agency multiplied by .25 hours) and a total of 50 hours (800 responses multiplied by .25 hours, divided by 4 active clearing agencies) per year are expended by each respondent to comply with the rule. 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. Background documentation for this information collection may be viewed at the following link, http:// www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (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 by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 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. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: US Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.
Extension:
    Rule 102; SEC File No. 270-409; OMB Control No. 3235-0467.

    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 (``OMB'') a request for approval of extension of the 
existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: 
Rule 102 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.102).
    Rule 102 prohibits distribution participants, issuers, and selling 
security holders 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 an exclusion for 
actively traded reference securities and the maintenance of policies 
regarding information barriers between their affiliates.
    There are approximately 895 respondents per year that require an 
aggregate total of 1,795 hours to comply with this rule. Each 
respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes on 
average approximately 2.006 hours to complete. Thus, the total 
compliance burden per year is 1,795 burden hours. The total compliance 
cost for the respondents is approximately $102,261.15, resulting in a 
cost of compliance for the respondent per response of approximately 
$114.26 (i.e., $102,261.15/895 responses). These are internal labor 
costs and there are no other costs.
    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.
    Background documentation for this information collection may be 
viewed at the following link, http://www.reginfo.gov. Comments should 
be directed to: (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 by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov ; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.

    May 22, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-13118 Filed 5-26-11; 8:45 am]
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