Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 4480-4481 [2013-01113]

Download as PDF 4480 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate 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 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: January 15, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01111 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–7, OMB Control No. 3235– 0010] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Extension: Rule 15a–4. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 15a–4 (17 CFR 240.15a–4) under the Securities and 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 Rule 15a–4 permits a natural person member of a securities exchange who terminates his or her association with a registered broker-dealer to continue to transact business on the exchange while the Commission reviews his or her application for registration as a brokerdealer filed on Form BD if the exchange files a statement (‘‘Statement’’) indicating that there do not appear to be any grounds for disapproving the application. The total annual hourly burden imposed by Rule 15a–4 is approximately 8.46 hours, based on approximately 2 responses (2 Respondents × 1 Statement/ Respondent), each requiring approximately 4.23 hours to complete. The Commission uses the information disclosed by applicants in Form BD: (1) To determine whether the applicant meets the standards for registration set forth in the provisions of the Exchange Act; (2) to develop a central information resource where members of the public may obtain relevant, up-to-date information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers and government securities broker-dealers, and where the Commission, other regulators and SROs may obtain information for investigatory purposes in connection with securities litigation; and (3) to develop statistical information about broker-dealers, municipal securities dealers and government securities broker-dealers. Without the information disclosed in Form BD, the Commission could not effectively implement policy objectives of the Exchange Act with respect to its investor protection function. The Statement submitted by the exchange assures the Commission that the applicant, in the opinion of the exchange, is qualified to transact business on the exchange during the time that the applications are reviewed. 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 estimate 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. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: January 15, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01112 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No 270–488, OMB Control No. 3235–0542] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0123. Extension: Rule 605 of Regulation NMS. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘PRA’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 605 of Regulation NMS (‘‘Rule 605’’) (17 CFR 242.605),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 605, formerly known as, Rule 11Ac1–5, requires market centers to make available to the public monthly order execution reports in electronic form. The Commission believes that many market centers retain most, if not all, of the underlying raw data necessary to generate these reports in electronic format. Once the necessary data is 1 Regulation NMS, adopted by the Commission in June 2005, redesignated the national market system rules previously adopted under Section 11A of the Exchange Act. Rule 11Ac1–5 under the Exchange Act was redesignated Rule 605 of Regulation NMS. No substantive amendments were made to Rule 605 of Regulation NMS. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 37496 (June 29, 2005). E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 14 / Tuesday, January 22, 2013 / Notices collected, market centers could either program their systems to generate the statistics and reports, or transfer the data to a service provider (such as an independent company in the business of preparing such reports or a selfregulatory organization) that would generate the statistics and reports. The collection of information obligations of Rule 605 apply to all market centers that receive covered orders in national market system securities. The Commission estimates that approximately 366 market centers are subject to the collection of information obligations of Rule 605. Each of these respondents is required to respond to the collection of information on a monthly basis. The Commission staff estimates that, on average, Rule 605 causes respondents to spend 6 hours per month to collect the data necessary to generate the reports, or 72 hours per year. With an estimated 366 market centers subject to Rule 605, the total data collection time burden to comply with the monthly reporting requirement is estimated to be 26,352 hours per year. Based on discussions with industry sources, the Commission staff estimates that an individual market center could retain a service provider to prepare a monthly report using the data collected for approximately $2978 per month. This per-respondent estimate is based on the rate that a market center could expect to obtain if it negotiated on an individual basis. Based on the $2978 estimate, the monthly cost to the 366 market centers to retain service providers to prepare reports would be $1,089,948, or an annual cost of approximately $13,079,376 million. 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 will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the collection 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. 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 OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 Jan 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 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, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: January 15, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01113 Filed 1–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: [78 FR 3923, January 17, 2013]. Closed Meeting. PLACE: 100 F Street NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: DATE AND TIME OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETING: January 17, 2013. Deletion of Item. The following item will not be considered during the Closed Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2013: Consideration of amicus participation. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. CHANGE IN THE MEETING: Dated: January 17, 2013. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a Closed Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Paredes, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: January 17, 2013. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01271 Filed 1–17–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 500–1] Order of Suspension of Trading; in the Matter of Medex, Inc. January 17, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–01270 Filed 1–17–13; 4:15 pm] PO 00000 4481 It appears to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a lack of current and accurate information concerning the securities of Medex, Inc. (‘‘Medex’’) because of questions regarding the accuracy of assertions by Medex, and by others, in press releases and other public statements to investors, and in promotional emails, concerning, among other things: (i) The company’s operations; and (ii) the company’s outstanding shares. The Commission is of the opinion that the public interest and the protection of investors require a suspension of trading in the securities of the above-listed company. Therefore, it is ordered, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that trading in the securities of the above-listed company is suspended for the period from 9:30 a.m. EST, on January 17, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. EST, on January 31, 2013. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 14 (Tuesday, January 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4480-4481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01113]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[SEC File No 270-488, OMB Control No. 3235-0542]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0123.

Extension:
    Rule 605 of Regulation NMS.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``PRA''), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the existing 
collection of information provided for in Rule 605 of Regulation NMS 
(``Rule 605'') (17 CFR 242.605),\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 
605, formerly known as, Rule 11Ac1-5, requires market centers to make 
available to the public monthly order execution reports in electronic 
form. The Commission believes that many market centers retain most, if 
not all, of the underlying raw data necessary to generate these reports 
in electronic format. Once the necessary data is

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collected, market centers could either program their systems to 
generate the statistics and reports, or transfer the data to a service 
provider (such as an independent company in the business of preparing 
such reports or a self-regulatory organization) that would generate the 
statistics and reports.
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    \1\ Regulation NMS, adopted by the Commission in June 2005, 
redesignated the national market system rules previously adopted 
under Section 11A of the Exchange Act. Rule 11Ac1-5 under the 
Exchange Act was redesignated Rule 605 of Regulation NMS. No 
substantive amendments were made to Rule 605 of Regulation NMS. See 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 51808 (June 9, 2005), 70 FR 
37496 (June 29, 2005).
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    The collection of information obligations of Rule 605 apply to all 
market centers that receive covered orders in national market system 
securities. The Commission estimates that approximately 366 market 
centers are subject to the collection of information obligations of 
Rule 605. Each of these respondents is required to respond to the 
collection of information on a monthly basis.
    The Commission staff estimates that, on average, Rule 605 causes 
respondents to spend 6 hours per month to collect the data necessary to 
generate the reports, or 72 hours per year. With an estimated 366 
market centers subject to Rule 605, the total data collection time 
burden to comply with the monthly reporting requirement is estimated to 
be 26,352 hours per year.
    Based on discussions with industry sources, the Commission staff 
estimates that an individual market center could retain a service 
provider to prepare a monthly report using the data collected for 
approximately $2978 per month. This per-respondent estimate is based on 
the rate that a market center could expect to obtain if it negotiated 
on an individual basis. Based on the $2978 estimate, the monthly cost 
to the 366 market centers to retain service providers to prepare 
reports would be $1,089,948, or an annual cost of approximately 
$13,079,376 million.
    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 will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimate 
of the burden of the collection 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. 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 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, Virginia 22312 or 
send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: January 15, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01113 Filed 1-18-13; 8:45 am]
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