Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 41314-41315 [2011-17517]

Download as PDF 41314 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (76 FR 24066 on April 29, 2011) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement of Authority to Act for Employee. OMB Control Number: 3220–0034. Form(s) submitted: SI–10. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Under 20 CFR 335.2, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) accepts claims for sickness benefits by other than the sick or injured employees, provided the RRB has the information needed to satisfy itself that the delegation should be made. Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no changes to Form SI–10. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form SI–10 is estimated at 6 minutes. Estimated annual number of respondents: 400. Total annual responses: 400. Total annual reporting hours: 40. 3. Title and Purpose of information collection: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support; OMB 3220– 0099. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act, dependency on an employee for one-half support at the time of the employee’s death can affect (1) entitlement to a survivor annuity when the survivor is a parent of the deceased employee; (2) the amount of spouse and survivor annuities; and (3) the Tier II restored amount payable to a widow(er) whose annuity was reduced for receipt of an employee annuity, and who was dependent on the railroad employee in the year prior to the employee’s death. One-half support may also negate the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) utilizes Form G–134, Statement Regarding Contributions and Support, to secure information needed to adequately determine if the applicant meets the one-half support requirement. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. Previous Requests for Comments: The RRB has already published the initial 60-day notice (76 FR 24066 on April 29, 2011) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That request elicited no comments. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 Information Collection Request (ICR) Title: Statement Regarding Contributions and Support. OMB Control Number: 3220–0099. Form(s) submitted: G–134. Type of request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Affected public: Individuals or households. Abstract: Dependency on the employee for one-half support at the time of the employee’s death can be a condition affecting eligibility for a survivor annuity provided for under Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act. One-half support is also a condition which may negate the public service pension offset in Tier I for a spouse or widow(er). Changes proposed: The RRB proposes no revisions to Form G–134. The burden estimate for the ICR is as follows: Estimated Completion Time for Form G–134 is estimated at 147 minutes with assistance to 180 minutes without assistance. Estimated annual number of respondents: 100. Total annual responses: 100. Total annual reporting hours: 259. Additional Information or Comments: Copies of the forms and supporting documents can be obtained from Charles Mierzwa, the agency clearance officer at (312) 751–3363 or Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Patricia Henaghan, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611–2092 or Patricia.Henaghan@RRB.GOV and to the OMB Desk Officer for the RRB, Fax: 202–395–6974, E-mail address: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–17644 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–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. Extension: Rule 10b–17; SEC File No. 270–427; OMB Control No. 3235–0476. PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 for Rule 10b–17 (17 CFR 240.10b–17)—Untimely Announcements of Record Dates. Rule 10b–17 requires any issuer of a class of securities publicly traded by the use of any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce or of the mails or of any facility of any national securities exchange to give notice of the following specific distributions relating to such class of securities: (1) A dividend or other distribution in cash or in kind other than interest payments on debt securities; (2) a stock split or reverse stock split; or (3) a rights or other subscription offering. There are approximately 10,137 respondents per year. These respondents make approximately 22,093 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 3,682 burden hours. The total internal labor cost for the respondents, associated with producing and filing the reports, is approximately $238,188.58. 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, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik- E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 134 / Wednesday, July 13, 2011 / Notices Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. Dated: July 7, 2011. Cathy H. Ahn, Deputy Secretary. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2011–17517 Filed 7–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–64835; File No. SR–BATS– 2011–020] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Temporarily Extend the Availability of a Data Feed July 7, 2011. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 5, 2011, BATS Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BATS’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend BATS Rule 11.22 to extend the availability of its TCP FAST PITCH data feed for one additional month to allow recipients of the feed additional time to transition to other Exchange data feeds. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange 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. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set 1 15 2 17 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to extend the availability of its TCP FAST PITCH data feed for one additional month to allow recipients of the feed additional time to transition to other Exchange data feeds. The Exchange originally planned to decommission the TCP FAST PITCH data feed effective July 1, 2011, but is proposing to extend this date for one month at the request of certain data recipients that have not completed their transition to one of the alternative data feeds provided by the Exchange. 2. Statutory Basis The rule change proposed in this submission is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder that are applicable to a national securities exchange, and, in particular, with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.3 In particular, the proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,4 because it would promote just and equitable principles of trade, remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of, a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes that an additional month to allow certain data recipients to transition to other data feeds offered by the Exchange will help to avoid a disruption of such data recipients’ business. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change imposes any burden on competition. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 Jul 12, 2011 3 15 4 15 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41315 interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 5 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) thereunder.6 A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6) under the Act7 normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 8 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. BATS requests that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay in order to allow BATS to permit the Exchange to continue to offer, until August 1, 2011, the TCP FAST PITCH data feed while certain data recipients transition to another data feed. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay 9 is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest and designates the proposal operative upon filing. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–BATS–2011–020 on the subject line. 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. BATS has satisfied this requirement. 7 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 8 Id. 9 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 6 17 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17517]


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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.


Extension:
Rule 10b-17; SEC File No. 270-427; OMB Control No. 3235-0476.

    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 for Rule 10b-17 (17 CFR 240.10b-17)--
Untimely Announcements of Record Dates.
    Rule 10b-17 requires any issuer of a class of securities publicly 
traded by the use of any means or instrumentality of interstate 
commerce or of the mails or of any facility of any national securities 
exchange to give notice of the following specific distributions 
relating to such class of securities: (1) A dividend or other 
distribution in cash or in kind other than interest payments on debt 
securities; (2) a stock split or reverse stock split; or (3) a rights 
or other subscription offering.
    There are approximately 10,137 respondents per year. These 
respondents make approximately 22,093 responses per year. Each response 
takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thus, the total compliance 
burden per year is 3,682 burden hours. The total internal labor cost 
for the respondents, associated with producing and filing the reports, 
is approximately $238,188.58.
    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, Director/
Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi 
Pavlik-

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Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an e-
mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: July 7, 2011.
Cathy H. Ahn,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-17517 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]
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