Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 32380-32381 [2011-13857]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 32380 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2011 / Notices submitted as needed. Other reports are submitted annually and as other events require. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Applicants for and holders of an NRC license (to include Agreement State licensees) for land disposal of low-level radioactive waste; and all generators, collectors, and processors of low-level waste intended for disposal at a lowlevel waste facility. 5. The number of annual respondents: 4. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 5,412 hours (56 hours for reporting [approximately 4.6 hours per response] and 5,356 hours for recordkeeping [approximately 1,339 hours per recordkeeper]). 7. Abstract: 10 CFR part 61 establishes the procedures, criteria, and license terms and conditions for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are mandatory and, in the case of application submittals, are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected in the applications, reports, and records is evaluated by the NRC to ensure that the licensee’s or applicant’s disposal facility, equipment, organization, training, experience, procedures, and plans provide an adequate level of protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment. Submit, by August 5, 2011, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852 OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/ index.html. The documents will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC–2011–0114. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods. Electronic comments: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2011–0114. Mail comments to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the NRC Clearance Officer, Tremaine Donnell (T–5 F53), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, by telephone at 301– 415–6258, or by e-mail to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of May, 2011. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tremaine Donnell, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2011–13853 Filed 6–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 17Ac3–1(a) and SEC File No. 270–96; OMB Control No. 3235–0151; Form TA– W (1669). 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 requests for approval of extension on the following rule and form: Rule 17Ac3–1(a) (17 CFR 240.17Ac3–1(a)) and Form TA–W (17 CFR 249b.101) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) authorizes transfer agents registered with an appropriate regulatory agency (‘‘ARA’’) to withdraw from registration by filing with the ARA a written notice of withdrawal and by PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 agreeing to such terms and conditions as the ARA deems necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or in the furtherance of the purposes of Section 17A. In order to implement Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Exchange Act the Commission, on September 1, 1977, promulgated Rule 17Ac3–1(a) and accompanying Form TA–W. On January 11, 2007, the Commission amended Rule 17Ac3–1(a) and accompanying Form TA–W to require that the form be filed in electronic format through EDGAR. Rule 17Ac3–1(a) provides that notice of withdrawal of registration as a transfer agent with the Commission shall be filed on Form TA–W. Form TA– W requires the withdrawing transfer agent to provide the Commission with certain information, including: (1) The locations where transfer agent activities are or were performed; (2) the reasons for ceasing the performance of such activities; (3) disclosure of unsatisfied judgments or liens; and (4) information regarding successor transfer agents. The Commission uses the information disclosed on Form TA–W to determine whether the registered transfer agent applying for withdrawal from registration as a transfer agent should be allowed to deregister and, if so, whether the Commission should attach to the granting of the application any terms or conditions necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or in furtherance of the purposes of Section 17A of the Exchange Act. Without Rule 17Ac3–1(a) and Form TA–W, transfer agents registered with the Commission would not have a means to voluntarily deregister when necessary or appropriate to do so. Respondents file approximately 50 TA–Ws with the Commission annually. A Form TA–W filing occurs only once, when a transfer agent is seeking deregistration. Respondents file approximately 50 TA–Ws with the Commission annually. A Form TA–W filing occurs only once, when a transfer agent is seeing deregistration. Approximately 80 percent of Form TA– Ws are completed by the transfer agent or its employees and approximately 20 percent of Forms TA–W are completed by an outside filing agent that is hired by the registrant to prepare the form and file it electronically. In view of the readily-available information requested by Form TA–W, its short and simple presentation, and the Commission’s experience with the filers, we estimate that approximately 30 minutes is required to complete and file Form TA– W, which consists primarily of external E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 108 / Monday, June 6, 2011 / Notices labor costs plus a nominal and unquantifiable amount of computer operations/maintenance cost (because the Forms must be filed electronically through the Commission’s EDGAR system). For transfer agents that complete Form TA–W themselves, we estimate the cost per filing is $25 (.5 hours times $50 average hourly rate for clerical staff time), which is an internal labor cost. We estimate that outside filing agents charge $100 to complete and file at TA–W on behalf of a registrant, reflecting an external cost to respondents. 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. May 31, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–13857 Filed 6–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 15c2–11; SEC File No. 270–196; OMB Control No. 3235–0202. . Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Jun 03, 2011 Jkt 223001 (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 15c2– 11, (17 CFR 240.15c2–11), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). On September 13, 1971, effective December 13, 1971 (see 36 FR 18641, September 18, 1971), the Commission adopted Rule 15c2–11 (Rule) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to regulate the initiation or resumption of quotations in a quotation medium by a broker-dealer for over-the-counter (OTC) securities. The Rule was designed primarily to prevent certain manipulative and fraudulent trading schemes that had arisen in connection with the distribution and trading of unregistered securities issued by shell companies or other companies having outstanding but infrequently traded securities. Subject to certain exceptions, the Rule prohibits brokers-dealers from publishing a quotation for a security, or submitting a quotation for publication, in a quotation medium unless they have reviewed specified information concerning the security and the issuer. Based on information provided by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), in the 2010 calendar year, FINRA received approximately 1,798 applications from broker-dealers to initiate or resume publication of covered OTC securities in the OTC Bulletin Board and/or the Pink Sheets or other quotation mediums. We estimate that (i) 41% of the covered OTC securities were issued by reporting issuers, while the other 59% were issued by non-reporting issuers, and (ii) it will take a broker-dealer about 4 hours to review, record and retain the information pertaining to a reporting issuer, and about 8 hours to review, record and retain the information pertaining to a non-reporting issuer. We therefore estimate that brokerdealers who initiate or resume publication of quotations for covered OTC securities of reporting issuers will require 2,949 hours (1,798 × 41% × 4) to review, record and retain the information required by the Rule. We estimate that broker-dealers who initiate or resume publication of quotations for covered OTC securities of non-reporting issuers will require 8,487 hours (1,798 × 59% × 8) to review, record and retain the information required by the Rule. Thus, we estimate the total annual burden hours for broker-dealers to initiate or resume publication of PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32381 quotations of covered OTC securities to be 11,436 hours (2,949 + 8,487). The Commission believes that these 11,436 hours would be borne by staff working at a rate of $40 per hour.1 Subject to certain exceptions, the Rule prohibits brokers-dealers from publishing a quotation for a security, or submitting a quotation for publication, in a quotation medium unless they have reviewed specified information concerning the security and the issuer. The broker-dealer must also make the information reasonably available upon request to any person expressing an interest in a proposed transaction in the security with such broker or dealer. The collection of information that is submitted to FINRA for review and approval is currently not available to the public from FINRA. 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. Dated: May 31, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–13856 Filed 6–3–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 1 See Appendix C, SIFMA Office Salaries Data— Sept. 2007 for General Clerk national hourly rate. E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 108 (Monday, June 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32380-32381]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-13857]


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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 
20549-0213.

Extension:
    Rule 17Ac3-1(a) and SEC File No. 270-96; OMB Control No. 3235-
0151; Form TA-W (1669).

    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 requests for approval of extension on the following rule and 
form: Rule 17Ac3-1(a) (17 CFR 240.17Ac3-1(a)) and Form TA-W (17 CFR 
249b.101) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et 
seq.).
    Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 
U.S.C. 78a et seq.) authorizes transfer agents registered with an 
appropriate regulatory agency (``ARA'') to withdraw from registration 
by filing with the ARA a written notice of withdrawal and by agreeing 
to such terms and conditions as the ARA deems necessary or appropriate 
in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or in the 
furtherance of the purposes of Section 17A.
    In order to implement Section 17A(c)(4)(B) of the Exchange Act the 
Commission, on September 1, 1977, promulgated Rule 17Ac3-1(a) and 
accompanying Form TA-W. On January 11, 2007, the Commission amended 
Rule 17Ac3-1(a) and accompanying Form TA-W to require that the form be 
filed in electronic format through EDGAR. Rule 17Ac3-1(a) provides that 
notice of withdrawal of registration as a transfer agent with the 
Commission shall be filed on Form TA-W. Form TA-W requires the 
withdrawing transfer agent to provide the Commission with certain 
information, including: (1) The locations where transfer agent 
activities are or were performed; (2) the reasons for ceasing the 
performance of such activities; (3) disclosure of unsatisfied judgments 
or liens; and (4) information regarding successor transfer agents.
    The Commission uses the information disclosed on Form TA-W to 
determine whether the registered transfer agent applying for withdrawal 
from registration as a transfer agent should be allowed to deregister 
and, if so, whether the Commission should attach to the granting of the 
application any terms or conditions necessary or appropriate in the 
public interest, for the protection of investors, or in furtherance of 
the purposes of Section 17A of the Exchange Act. Without Rule 17Ac3-
1(a) and Form TA-W, transfer agents registered with the Commission 
would not have a means to voluntarily deregister when necessary or 
appropriate to do so.
    Respondents file approximately 50 TA-Ws with the Commission 
annually. A Form TA-W filing occurs only once, when a transfer agent is 
seeking deregistration. Respondents file approximately 50 TA-Ws with 
the Commission annually. A Form TA-W filing occurs only once, when a 
transfer agent is seeing deregistration. Approximately 80 percent of 
Form TA-Ws are completed by the transfer agent or its employees and 
approximately 20 percent of Forms TA-W are completed by an outside 
filing agent that is hired by the registrant to prepare the form and 
file it electronically. In view of the readily-available information 
requested by Form TA-W, its short and simple presentation, and the 
Commission's experience with the filers, we estimate that approximately 
30 minutes is required to complete and file Form TA-W, which consists 
primarily of external

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labor costs plus a nominal and unquantifiable amount of computer 
operations/maintenance cost (because the Forms must be filed 
electronically through the Commission's EDGAR system). For transfer 
agents that complete Form TA-W themselves, we estimate the cost per 
filing is $25 (.5 hours times $50 average hourly rate for clerical 
staff time), which is an internal labor cost. We estimate that outside 
filing agents charge $100 to complete and file at TA-W on behalf of a 
registrant, reflecting an external cost to respondents.
    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 31, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-13857 Filed 6-3-11; 8:45 am]
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