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Download as PDF 60564 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices Further procedures. By statute, the Commission is required to issue its decision within 120 days from the date it receives the appeal. See 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5). A procedural schedule has been developed to accommodate this statutory deadline. In the interest of expedition, in light of the 120-day decision schedule, the Commission may request the Postal Service or other participants to submit information or memoranda of law on any appropriate issue. As required by the Commission rules, if any motions are filed, responses are due 7 days after any such motion is filed. See 39 CFR 3001.21. It is ordered: 1. The Postal Service shall file the applicable administrative record regarding this appeal no later than October 6, 2011. 2. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is due no later than October 6, 2011. 3. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 4. 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This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an open regional meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group. DATES: October 14, 2011. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street, NW., Atlanta, GA 30308. Type of Meeting: Open. Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing will hold its first regional meeting at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 14, 2011. Advanced manufacturing will provide the basis for high-quality jobs for Americans and sustain U.S. tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 competitiveness in the 21st century. To ensure that the United States attracts manufacturing activity and remains a leader in knowledge production, PCAST recommended in its June 2011 ‘‘Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing’’ that the Federal government create a fertile environment for innovation and make investments to ensure that new technologies and design methodologies are developed in the United States, and that technologybased enterprises have the infrastructure to flourish here. On the basis of that report, President Obama established PCAST’s AMP Steering Committee to provide additional advice to the government on how to catalyze investment in and deployment of emerging technologies with the potential to transform U.S. manufacturing. In addition, the AMP Steering Committee is to identify the collaborative approaches needed to realize these opportunities. During this regional meeting, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide their thoughts on: • Technology development. • Education and workforce development. • Facility and infrastructure sharing. • Policies that could create a fertile innovation environment. Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as public documents and will be made available PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for public inspection, including being posted on the PCAST Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is available on the PCAST Web site at: http:// whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast/amp. Questions about the meeting agenda should be directed to amp@ostp.gov. For questions regarding the facility and location-focused questions, please contact those listed at http:// advancedmanufacturing.gatech.edu/ contact. Please note that public seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House and from cabinet departments and other Federal agencies. See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST is consulted about and provides analyses and recommendations concerning a wide range of issues where understandings from the domains of science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices before the President. PCAST is administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 189 / Thursday, September 29, 2011 / Notices and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard. Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation to access this public meeting should e-mail amp@ostp.gov at least ten business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Ted Wackler, Deputy Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2011–25000 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION tkelley on DSKG8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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: Rule 15c2–1; SEC File No. 270–418; OMB Control No. 3235–0485. 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 existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15c2–1, (17 CFR 240.15c2–1), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 15c2–1 prohibits the commingling under the same lien of securities of margin customers (a) with other customers without their written consent and (b) with the broker or dealer. The rule also prohibits the rehypothecation of customers’ margin securities for a sum in excess of the customer’s aggregate indebtedness. Pursuant to Rule 15c2–1, respondents must collect information necessary to prevent the rehypothecation of customer securities in contravention of the rule, issue and retain copies of notices of hypothecation of customer securities in accordance with the rule, and collect written consents from customers in accordance with the rule. The information is necessary to ensure compliance with the rule, and to advise customers of the rule’s protections. There are approximately 102 respondents (i.e., broker-dealers that VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Sep 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 carry or clear customer accounts that also have bank loans) that require an aggregate total of 2,295 hours to comply with the rule. Each of these approximately 102 registered brokerdealers makes an estimated 45 annual responses. Each response takes approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 2,295 burden hours. 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 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 send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: September 23, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–25077 Filed 9–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Form N–PX, SEC File No. 270–524, OMB Control No. 3235–0582. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60565 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 (the ‘‘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. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form N–PX (17 CFR 274.129) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Annual Report of Proxy Voting Record.’’ Rule 30b1–4 (17 CFR 270.30b1–4) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) requires every registered management investment company, other than a small business investment company registered on Form N–5 (‘‘Funds’’), to file Form N–PX not later than August 31 of each year. Funds use Form N–PX to file annual reports with the Commission containing their complete proxy voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30. The Commission estimates that there are approximately 2,500 Funds registered with the Commission, representing approximately 10,000 Fund portfolios, which are required to file Form N–PX.1 The 10,000 portfolios are comprised of 6,200 portfolios holding equity securities and 3,800 portfolios holding no equity securities. The staff estimates that portfolios holding no equity securities require approximately a 0.17 hour burden per response and those holding equity securities require 7.2 hours per response. The overall estimated annual burden is therefore approximately 45,300 hours ((6,200 responses × 7.2 hours per response for equity holding portfolios) + (3,800 responses × 0.17 hours per response for non-equity holding portfolios)). Based on the estimated wage rate, the total cost to the industry of the hour burden for complying with Form N–PX would be approximately $14.5 million. The Commission also estimates that portfolios holding equity securities will bear an external cost burden of $1,000 per portfolio to prepare and update Form N–PX. Based on this estimate, the 1 The estimate of 2,500 Funds is based on the number of management investment companies currently registered with the Commission. We estimate, based on data from the Investment Company Institute and other sources, that there are approximately 5,700 Fund portfolios that invest primarily in equity securities, 500 ‘‘hybrid’’ or bond portfolios that may hold some equity securities, 3,200 bond Funds that hold no equity securities, and 600 money market Funds, for a total of 10,000 portfolios required to file Form N–PX. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 189 (Thursday, September 29, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Notice 
of Meeting: Open Regional Meeting of the President's Council of 
Advisors on Science and Technology, Working Group on Advanced 
Manufacturing

ACTION: Public Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and summary agenda for an 
open regional meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science 
and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing, and 
describes the functions of the Council and its Working Group.

DATES: October 14, 2011.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and 
Conference Center, 800 Spring Street, NW., Atlanta, GA 30308.
    Type of Meeting: Open.
    Proposed Schedule and Agenda: The President's Council of Advisors 
on Science and Technology (PCAST), Working Group on Advanced 
Manufacturing will hold its first regional meeting at the Georgia 
Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 
October 14, 2011.
    Advanced manufacturing will provide the basis for high-quality jobs 
for Americans and sustain U.S. competitiveness in the 21st century. To 
ensure that the United States attracts manufacturing activity and 
remains a leader in knowledge production, PCAST recommended in its June 
2011 ``Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in 
Advanced Manufacturing'' that the Federal government create a fertile 
environment for innovation and make investments to ensure that new 
technologies and design methodologies are developed in the United 
States, and that technology-based enterprises have the infrastructure 
to flourish here.
    On the basis of that report, President Obama established PCAST's 
AMP Steering Committee to provide additional advice to the government 
on how to catalyze investment in and deployment of emerging 
technologies with the potential to transform U.S. manufacturing. In 
addition, the AMP Steering Committee is to identify the collaborative 
approaches needed to realize these opportunities. During this regional 
meeting, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide 
their thoughts on:
     Technology development.
     Education and workforce development.
     Facility and infrastructure sharing.
     Policies that could create a fertile innovation 
environment.
    Please note that because PCAST operates under the provisions of 
FACA, all public comments and/or presentations will be treated as 
public documents and will be made available for public inspection, 
including being posted on the PCAST Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding the meeting 
agenda, time, location, and how to register for the meeting is 
available on the PCAST Web site at: http://whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast/amp. Questions about the meeting agenda should be directed to 
amp@ostp.gov. For questions regarding the facility and location-focused 
questions, please contact those listed at http://advancedmanufacturing.gatech.edu/contact. Please note that public 
seating for this meeting is limited and is available on a first-come, 
first-served basis.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Council of Advisors on 
Science and Technology (PCAST) is an advisory group of the nation's 
leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment 
the science and technology advice available to him from inside the 
White House and from cabinet departments and other Federal agencies. 
See the Executive Order at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast. PCAST 
is consulted about and provides analyses and recommendations concerning 
a wide range of issues where understandings from the domains of 
science, technology, and innovation may bear on the policy choices 
before the President. PCAST is administered by the Office of Science 
and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is co-chaired by Dr. John P. 
Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology,

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and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office 
of the President, The White House; and Dr. Eric S. Lander, President, 
Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 
Harvard.
    Meeting Accomodations: Individuals requiring special accommodation 
to access this public meeting should e-mail amp@ostp.gov at least ten 
business days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2011-25000 Filed 9-28-11; 8:45 am]
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