Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 72010-72011 [2011-29873]

Download as PDF 72010 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices J. Durkin, Deborah Burand. 3. Confirmation: Don S. De Amicis as Vice President and General Counsel. 4. Minutes of the Open Session of the September 22, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting. 5. Minutes of the Open Session of the October 27, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting. November 17, 2011. Connie M. Downs, Corporate Secretary, Overseas Private Investment Corporation. [FR Doc. 2011–30084 Filed 11–17–11; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3210–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD FURTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Proposed Collection; Comment Request (Closed to the Public 10:15 a.m.): SUMMARY: 1. Reports. 2. Insurance Project—Middle East and Africa. 3. Finance Project—Maghreb and North Africa. 4. Minutes of the Closed Session of the September 22, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting. 5. Minutes of the Closed Session of the October 27, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting. 6. Pending Major Projects. Written summaries of the projects to be presented will be posted on OPIC’s Web site on or about November 17, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Person for Information: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Connie M. Downs at (202) 336–8438. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Evidence of Marital Relationship, Living with Requirements; OMB 3220–0021. To support an application for a spouse or widow(er)’s annuity under Sections 2(c) or 2(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act, an applicant must submit proof of a valid marriage to a railroad employee. In some cases, the existence of a marital relationship is not formalized by a civil or religious ceremony. In other cases, questions may arise about the legal termination of a prior marriage of the employee, spouse, or widow(er). In these instances, the RRB must secure additional information to resolve questionable marital relationships. The circumstances requiring an applicant to submit documentary evidence of marriage are prescribed in 20 CFR 219.30. In the absence of documentary evidence, the RRB needs to determine if a valid marriage existed between a spouse or widow(er) annuity applicant and a railroad employee. The RRB utilizes Forms G–124, Individual Statement of Marital Relationship; G–124a, Certification of Marriage Information; G–237, Statement Regarding Marital Status; G–238, Statement of Residence; and G–238a, Statement Regarding Divorce or Annulment, to secure the needed information. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is required to obtain benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to the forms in the collection. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) 125 75 300 75 75 150 150 150 15 20 10 15 20 3 5 10 31 25 50 19 25 8 13 25 Total ...................................................................................................................................... emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES G–124 (in person) ........................................................................................................................ G–124 (by mail) ........................................................................................................................... G–124a ........................................................................................................................................ G–237 (in person) ........................................................................................................................ G–237 (by mail) ........................................................................................................................... G–238 (in person) ........................................................................................................................ G–238 (by mail) ........................................................................................................................... G–238a ........................................................................................................................................ 1,100 ........................ 196 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Charles Mierzwa, the RRB 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 60611–2092 or emailed to Patricia.Henaghan@RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Charles Mierzwa, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–29965 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 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: Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 224 / Monday, November 21, 2011 / Notices emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rule 6e–2 and Form N–6EI–1; SEC File No. 270–177; OMB Control No. 3235–0177. 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 6e–2 (17 CFR 270.6e–2) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a) is an exemptive rule that provides separate accounts formed by life insurance companies to fund certain variable life insurance products, exemptions from certain provisions of the Act, subject to conditions set forth in the rule. The rule sets forth several information collection requirements. Rule 6e–2 provides a separate account with an exemption from the registration provisions of section 8(a) of the Act if the account files with the Commission Form N–6EI–1 (17 CFR 274.301), a notification of claim of exemption. The rule also exempts a separate account from a number of other sections of the Act, provided that the separate account makes certain disclosure in its registration statements (in the case of those separate account that elect to register), reports to contract holders, proxy solicitations, and submissions to state regulatory authorities, as prescribed by the rule. Paragraph (b)(9) of rule 6e–2 provides an exemption from the requirements of section 17(f) of the Act and imposes a reporting burden and certain other conditions. Section 17(f) requires that every registered management company meet various custody requirements for its securities and similar investments. The exemption provided in paragraph (b)(9) applies only to management accounts that offer life insurance contracts. Since 2008, there have been no filings under paragraph (b)(9) of rule 6e–2 by management accounts. Therefore, there has been no cost or burden to the industry regarding the information collection requirements of paragraph (b)(9) of rule 6e–2. In addition, there have been no filings of Form N–6EI–1 by separate accounts. The Commission requests authorization to maintain an inventory of one burden hour for administrative purposes. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:00 Nov 18, 2011 Jkt 226001 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 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 14, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–29873 Filed 11–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65744; File No. SR–C2– 2011–034] Self-Regulatory Organizations; C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Related to the Quote Risk Monitor Mechanism November 14, 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 November 7, 2011, the C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘C2’’) 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 Exchange has designated the proposal as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to adopt Rule 8.12 Quote Risk Monitor Mechanism. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72011 The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.c2exchange.com/Legal/ RuleFilings.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary and at the Commission. 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 those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose Through this rule change, the Exchange proposes to codify in its rules a service the Exchange offers to help Market-Makers manage their quotations. C2 Rules require Market-Makers to maintain continuous electronic quotes.5 To comply with this requirement, each Market-Maker can employ its own proprietary quotation and risk management systems to determine the prices and sizes at which it quotes. A Market-Maker’s risk in an options class is not limited to the risk in a single series of that class. Rather, a MarketMaker typically is active in quoting in multiple option classes, and each such option class can comprise dozens of individual option series. On C2, trades are automatically effected against a Market-Maker’s then current quote. As a result, a Market-Maker faces exposure in all series of a class, requiring that the Market-Maker off-set or otherwise hedge its overall position in a class. The QRM functionality helps Market-Makers limit this overall exposure and risk. Specifically, the functionality permits a Market-Maker to establish parameters in the system to cancel its electronic quotes in all series of an option class until the Market-Maker refreshes those electronic quotes. Under proposed Rule 8.12, each Market-Maker that elect to use the functionality would be required to specify two parameters that the QRM Mechanism would use to determine 5 See E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM C2 Rule 8.5(a)(1). 21NON1

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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:

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    Rule 6e-2 and Form N-6EI-1; SEC File No. 270-177; OMB Control 
No. 3235-0177.

    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 a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
    Rule 6e-2 (17 CFR 270.6e-2) under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (``Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80a) is an exemptive rule that provides 
separate accounts formed by life insurance companies to fund certain 
variable life insurance products, exemptions from certain provisions of 
the Act, subject to conditions set forth in the rule. The rule sets 
forth several information collection requirements.
    Rule 6e-2 provides a separate account with an exemption from the 
registration provisions of section 8(a) of the Act if the account files 
with the Commission Form N-6EI-1 (17 CFR 274.301), a notification of 
claim of exemption.
    The rule also exempts a separate account from a number of other 
sections of the Act, provided that the separate account makes certain 
disclosure in its registration statements (in the case of those 
separate account that elect to register), reports to contract holders, 
proxy solicitations, and submissions to state regulatory authorities, 
as prescribed by the rule.
    Paragraph (b)(9) of rule 6e-2 provides an exemption from the 
requirements of section 17(f) of the Act and imposes a reporting burden 
and certain other conditions. Section 17(f) requires that every 
registered management company meet various custody requirements for its 
securities and similar investments. The exemption provided in paragraph 
(b)(9) applies only to management accounts that offer life insurance 
contracts.
    Since 2008, there have been no filings under paragraph (b)(9) of 
rule 6e-2 by management accounts. Therefore, there has been no cost or 
burden to the industry regarding the information collection 
requirements of paragraph (b)(9) of rule 6e-2. In addition, there have 
been no filings of Form N-6EI-1 by separate accounts. The Commission 
requests authorization to maintain an inventory of one burden hour for 
administrative purposes.
    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 14, 2011.
Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-29873 Filed 11-18-11; 8:45 am]
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