Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 72459-72460 [2011-30220]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices dockets@prc.gov or via telephone at (202) 789–6846. Commission reserves the right to redact personal information which may infringe on an individual’s privacy rights from documents filed in this proceeding. Intervention. Persons, other than the Petitioners and respondents, wishing to be heard in this matter are directed to file a notice of intervention. See 39 CFR 3001.111(b). Notices of intervention in this case are to be filed on or before December 12, 2011. A notice of intervention shall be filed using the Internet (Filing Online) at the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.prc.gov, unless a waiver is obtained for hardcopy filing. See 39 CFR 3001.9(a) and 3001.10(a). 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 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 72459 regarding this appeal no later than November 18, 2011. 2. Any responsive pleading by the Postal Service to this notice is due no later than November 18, 2011. 3. The procedural schedule listed below is hereby adopted. 4. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Natalie Ward is designated officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public. 5. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this notice and order and Procedural Schedule in the Federal Register. By the Commission. Ruth Ann Abrams, Acting Secretary. PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE November 3, 2011 .......................... November 18, 2011 ........................ November 18, 2011 ........................ December 12, 2011 ........................ December 8, 2011 .......................... December 28, 2011 ........................ January 12, 2012 ............................ January 19, 2012 ............................ February 15, 2012 .......................... Filing of Appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file the applicable administrative record in this appeal. Deadline for the Postal Service to file any responsive pleading. Deadline for notices to intervene (see 39 CFR 3001.111(b)). Deadline for Petitioners’ Form 61 or initial brief in support of petition (see 39 CFR 3001.115(a) and (b)). Deadline for answering brief in support of the Postal Service (see 39 CFR 3001.115(c)). Deadline for reply briefs in response to answering briefs (see 39 CFR 3001.115(d)). Deadline for motions by any party requesting oral argument; the Commission will schedule oral argument only when it is a necessary addition to the written filings (see 39 CFR 3001.116). Expiration of the Commission’s 120-day decisional schedule (see 39 U.S.C. 404(d)(5)). [FR Doc. 2011–30258 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension: Regulation G; OMB Control No. 3235– 0576; SEC File No. 270–518. 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. Regulation G (17 CFR 244.100– 244.102) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Exchange Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) requires Exchange Act registrants that discloses or releases VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 financial information in a manner that is calculated or presented other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (‘‘GAAP’’) to provide a reconciliation of the nonGAAP financial information to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Regulation G implemented the requirements of Section 401 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (15 U.S.C. 7261). We estimate that approximately 14,000 public companies must comply with Regulation G approximately six times a year for a total of 84,000 responses annually. We estimated that it takes approximately 0.5 hours per response (84,000 × 0.5 hours) for a total reporting burden of 42,000 hours annually. 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 collections 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. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 18, 2011. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–30225 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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 17Ac2–1; SEC File No. 270–95; OMB Control No. 3235–0084 and Form TA–1. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 72460 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2011 / Notices (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 17Ac2–1 (17 CFR 240.17Ac2–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17Ac2–1, pursuant to Section 17A(c) of the Exchange Act, generally requires transfer agents to register with their Appropriate Regulatory Agency (‘‘ARA’’), whether the Commission, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the Office of Thrift Supervision, and to amend their registrations if the information becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. Paragraph 1 of Rule 17Ac2–1, requires transfer agents to file a Form TA–1 application for registration with the Commission where the Commission is their ARA. Transfer agents must also file an amended Form TA–1 application for registration if the existing Form TA–1 becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. The Form TA–1s must be filed with the Commission electronically, absent an exemption, on EDGAR pursuant to Regulation S–T (17 CFR part 232). The Commission receives on an annual basis approximately 190 applications for registration on Form TA–1 from transfer agents required to register with the Commission. Included in this figure are amendments to Form TA–1 as required by Paragraph (c) of Rule 17Ac2–1 to address information that has become inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. Based on past submissions, the staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 17Ac2–1 and Form TA–1 is one and one-half hours with a total burden of 285 hours per year. 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 the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Nov 22, 2011 Jkt 226001 Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 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, VA 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 18, 2011. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–30220 Filed 11–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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 12d2–1; OMB Control No. 3235–0081; SEC File No. 270–98. 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 collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. • Rule 12d2–1 (17 CFR 240.12d2–1) Suspension of Trading. On February 12, 1935, the Commission adopted Rule 12d2–1,1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78b et seq.) (‘‘Act’’), to establish the procedures by which a national securities exchange may suspend from trading a security that is listed and registered on the exchange under Section 12(d) of the Act.2 Under Rule 12d2–1, an exchange is permitted to suspend from trading a listed security in accordance with its rules, and must 1 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 98 (February 12, 1935). 2 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 7011 (February 5, 1963), 28 FR 1506 (February 16, 1963). PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 promptly notify the Commission of any such suspension, along with the effective date and the reasons for the suspension. Any such suspension may be continued until such time as the Commission may determine that the suspension is designed to evade the provisions of Section 12(d) of the Act and Rule 12d2–2 thereunder.3 During the continuance of such suspension under Rule 12d2–1, the exchange is required to notify the Commission promptly of any change in the reasons for the suspension. Upon the restoration to trading of any security suspended under Rule 12d2–1, the exchange must notify the Commission promptly of the effective date of such restoration. The trading suspension notices serve a number of purposes. First, they inform the Commission that an exchange has suspended from trading a listed security or reintroduced trading in a previously suspended security. They also provide the Commission with information necessary for it to determine that the suspension has been accomplished in accordance with the rules of the exchange, and to verify that the exchange has not evaded the requirements of Section 12(d) of the Act and Rule 12d2–2 thereunder by improperly employing a trading suspension. Without Rule 12d2–1, the Commission would be unable to fully implement these statutory responsibilities. There are 15 national securities exchanges that are subject to Rule 12d2– 1. The burden of complying with Rule 12d2–1 is not evenly distributed among the exchanges, however, since there are many more securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., the NASDAQ Stock Market, and the American Stock Exchange LLC than on the other exchanges.4 However, for purposes of this filing, the Commission staff has assumed that the number of responses is evenly divided among the exchanges. There are approximately 1,500 responses under Rule 12d2–1 for the purpose of suspension of trading from the national securities exchanges each year, and the resultant aggregate annual reporting hour burden would be, assuming on average one-half reporting hour per response, 750 annual burden hours for all exchanges. The related 3 Rule 12d2–2 prescribes the circumstances under which a security may be delisted from an exchange and withdrawn from registration under Section 12(b) of the Act, and provides the procedures for taking such action. 4 In fact, some exchanges do not file any trading suspension reports in a given year. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72459-72460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30220]


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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 17Ac2-1; SEC File No. 270-95; OMB Control No. 3235-0084 and 
Form TA-1.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995

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(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 17Ac2-1 (17 CFR 240.17Ac2-1) under the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Exchange 
Act''). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for 
extension and approval.
    Rule 17Ac2-1, pursuant to Section 17A(c) of the Exchange Act, 
generally requires transfer agents to register with their Appropriate 
Regulatory Agency (``ARA''), whether the Commission, the Comptroller of 
the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the Office of Thrift 
Supervision, and to amend their registrations if the information 
becomes inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete.
    Paragraph 1 of Rule 17Ac2-1, requires transfer agents to file a 
Form TA-1 application for registration with the Commission where the 
Commission is their ARA. Transfer agents must also file an amended Form 
TA-1 application for registration if the existing Form TA-1 becomes 
inaccurate, misleading, or incomplete. The Form TA-1s must be filed 
with the Commission electronically, absent an exemption, on EDGAR 
pursuant to Regulation S-T (17 CFR part 232).
    The Commission receives on an annual basis approximately 190 
applications for registration on Form TA-1 from transfer agents 
required to register with the Commission. Included in this figure are 
amendments to Form TA-1 as required by Paragraph (c) of Rule 17Ac2-1 to 
address information that has become inaccurate, misleading, or 
incomplete. Based on past submissions, the staff estimates that the 
average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of 
Rule 17Ac2-1 and Form TA-1 is one and one-half hours with a total 
burden of 285 hours per year.
    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 the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will 
be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this 
publication.
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 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 OMB control number. 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, VA 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: November 18, 2011.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-30220 Filed 11-22-11; 8:45 am]
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