Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 36941 [2011-15666]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 121 / Thursday, June 23, 2011 / Notices burden associated with Rule 15g–9 would be 26,969 hours (19,734 hours to prepare the suitability statement and agreement + 5,920 hours for customer review + 1,315 hours for processing). We cannot estimate how many brokerdealers and customers will choose to communicate electronically. If we assume that 50 percent of respondents would continue to provide documents and obtain signatures in tangible form, and 50 percent would choose to communicate electronically in satisfaction of the requirements of Rule 15g–9, the total aggregate hour burden would be 27,297 burden hours ((27,627 aggregate burden hours for documents and signatures in tangible form × 0.50 of the respondents = 13,813 hours) + (26,969 aggregate burden hours for electronically signed and transmitted documents × 0.50 of the respondents = 13,484 hours)). We estimate that 50% of the burden associated with Rule 15g–9 is a recordkeeping type of burden, and the remaining 50% of the burden is a third party disclosure type of burden. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents; 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, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or comments may be sent by e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jun 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: June 17, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15664 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form 8–A; OMB Control No. 3235–0056; SEC File No. 270–54. 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. Form 8–A (17 CFR 249.208a) is a registration statement use to register a class of securities under Sections 12(b) and 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) and 78l(g)) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Section 12(a) (15 U.S.C. 78l(a)) of the Exchange Act requires securities traded on a national exchange to be registered under the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Exchange Act Section 12(b) establishes the registration procedures. Section 12(g) and Rule 12g–1 (17 CFR 240.12g– 1) under the Exchange Act requires issuers engaged in interstate commerce or in a business affecting interstate commerce, that has total assets of $10,000,000 or more, and a class of equity security held or record by 500 or more persons to register that class of security. Form 8–A takes approximately 3 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 1,170 respondents for a total of 3,510 annual burden hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 36941 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 written comments to Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: June 16, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15666 Filed 6–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Federal Register Citation of Previous Announcement: [76 FR 34277, June 13, 2011]. STATUS: PLACE: Open meeting. 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC. DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. Time change. The Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2011 10 a.m. has been changed to Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. 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. CHANGE IN THE MEETING: Dated: June 21, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–15824 Filed 6–21–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.

Extension:
    Form 8-A; OMB Control No. 3235-0056; SEC File No. 270-54.

    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.
    Form 8-A (17 CFR 249.208a) is a registration statement use to 
register a class of securities under Sections 12(b) and 12(g) of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) and 78l(g)) 
(``Exchange Act''). Section 12(a) (15 U.S.C. 78l(a)) of the Exchange 
Act requires securities traded on a national exchange to be registered 
under the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Exchange Act Section 
12(b) establishes the registration procedures. Section 12(g) and Rule 
12g-1 (17 CFR 240.12g-1) under the Exchange Act requires issuers 
engaged in interstate commerce or in a business affecting interstate 
commerce, that has total assets of $10,000,000 or more, and a class of 
equity security held or record by 500 or more persons to register that 
class of security. Form 8-A takes approximately 3 hours to prepare and 
is filed by approximately 1,170 respondents for a total of 3,510 annual 
burden hours.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
imposed by the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information 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 written comments to Thomas Bayer, Director/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: June 16, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-15666 Filed 6-22-11; 8:45 am]
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