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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 216 / Tuesday, November 8, 2011 / Notices requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub. L 107–204, 116 Stat. 745 (2002)) and to provide investors with information necessary to evaluate an interest in the fund. The Commission estimates that there are 2,520 funds, with a total of approximately 9,250 portfolios, that are governed by the rule. For purposes of this analysis, the burden associated with the requirements of rule 30b2–1 has been included in the collection of information requirements of rule 30e-1 and Form N–CSR, rather than the rule. The Commission has, however, requested a one hour burden for administrative purposes. The collection of information under rule 30b2–1 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 30b2– 1 is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, 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 email to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas A. 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. Dated: November 3, 2011. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–28910 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 34b–1, File No. 270–305, OMB Control No. 3235–0346. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Nov 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 34b–1 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.34b–1) governs sales material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a statutory prospectus (‘‘sales literature’’). Rule 34b–1 deems to be materially misleading any investment company (‘‘fund’’) sales literature required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) by Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–24(b)) that includes performance data, unless the sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data and the legend disclosure required in investment company advertisements by rule 482 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.482). Requiring the inclusion of such standardized performance data in sales literature is designed to prevent misleading performance claims by funds and to enable investors to make meaningful comparisons among funds. The Commission estimates that on average 3,525 respondents file approximately 12,433 responses with the Commission that include the information required by rule 34b–1 each year. The burden from rule 34b–1 requires 2.41 hours per response. The total annual burden hours for rule 34b– 1 is 29,964 hours per year in the aggregate (12,443 responses × 2.41 hours per response). The collection of information under rule 34b–1 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 34b–1 is not kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, 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 email to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik- PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69307 Simon, 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. Dated: November 3, 2011. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–28911 Filed 11–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 498, File No. 270–574, OMB Control No. 3235–0648. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,1 the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 498 under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) 2 permits open-end management investment companies (‘‘funds’’) to satisfy their prospectus delivery obligations under the Securities Act by sending or giving key information directly to investors in the form of a summary prospectus (‘‘Summary Prospectus’’) and providing the statutory prospectus on a Web site. Upon an investor’s request, funds are also required to send the statutory prospectus to the investor. In addition, under rule 498, a fund that relies on the rule to meet its statutory prospectus delivery obligations must make available, free of charge, the fund’s current Summary Prospectus, statutory prospectus, statement of additional information, and most recent annual and semi-annual reports to shareholders at the Web site address specified in the required Summary Prospectus legend. A Summary Prospectus that complies with rule 498 is deemed to be a prospectus that is authorized under Section 10(b) of the Securities Act 3 and Section 24(g) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.4 The purpose of rule 498 is to enable a fund to provide investors with a Summary Prospectus containing key information necessary to evaluate an investment in the fund. Unlike many other federal information 1 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. CFR 230.498. 3 15 U.S.C. 77j. A ‘‘prospectus,’’ as defined by the Securities Act, is any prospectus, notice, circular, advertisement, letter, or communication, written or by radio or television, which offers any security for sale or confirms the sale of any security, with certain exceptions. 15 U.S.C. 77b(a)(10). 4 15 U.S.C. 80a–24(g). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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

Extension:
    Rule 34b-1, File No. 270-305, OMB Control No. 3235-0346.

    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'') has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously 
approved collection of information discussed below.
    Rule 34b-1 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.34b-1) 
governs sales material that accompanies or follows the delivery of a 
statutory prospectus (``sales literature''). Rule 34b-1 deems to be 
materially misleading any investment company (``fund'') sales 
literature required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') by Section 24(b) of the Investment Company 
Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-24(b)) that includes performance data, unless the 
sales literature also includes the appropriate uniformly computed data 
and the legend disclosure required in investment company advertisements 
by rule 482 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.482). 
Requiring the inclusion of such standardized performance data in sales 
literature is designed to prevent misleading performance claims by 
funds and to enable investors to make meaningful comparisons among 
funds.
    The Commission estimates that on average 3,525 respondents file 
approximately 12,433 responses with the Commission that include the 
information required by rule 34b-1 each year. The burden from rule 34b-
1 requires 2.41 hours per response. The total annual burden hours for 
rule 34b-1 is 29,964 hours per year in the aggregate (12,443 responses 
x 2.41 hours per response).
    The collection of information under rule 34b-1 is mandatory. The 
information provided under rule 34b-1 is not kept confidential. An 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid control number.
    The public may view the background documentation for this 
information collection at the following Web site, 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 email 
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 
email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB 
within 30 days of this notice.

    Dated: November 3, 2011.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-28911 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]
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