Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 6364 [2013-01937]

Download as PDF 6364 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices 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. Rule 17j–1 requires that records be maintained for at least five years in an easily accessible place.7 Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (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, 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: January 24, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. 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. Regulation E (17 CFR 230.601 to 230.610a) exempts from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (‘‘Securities Act’’) securities issued by a small business investment company (‘‘SBIC’’) which is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) or a closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (‘‘BDC’’) under the Investment Company Act, so long as the aggregate offering price of all securities of the issuer that may be sold within a 12-month period does not exceed $5,000,000 and certain other conditions are met. Rule 607 under Regulation E (17 CFR 230.607) entitled, ‘‘Sales material to be filed,’’ requires sales material used in connection with securities offerings under Regulation E to be filed with the Commission at least five days (excluding weekends and holidays) prior to its use.1 Commission staff reviews sales material filed under rule 607 for materially misleading statements and omissions. The requirements of rule 607 are designed to protect investors from the use of false or misleading sales material in connection with Regulation E offerings. Respondents to this collection of information include SBICs and BDCs making an offering of securities under Regulation E. Each respondent’s reporting burden under rule 607 relates to the burden associated with filing its sales material electronically. The burden of filing electronically, however, is negligible and there have been no filings made under this rule, so this collection of information does not impose any burden on the industry. However, we are requesting one annual response and an annual burden of one hour for administrative purposes. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and is not derived from a quantitative, comprehensive, or even representative survey or study of the burdens associated with Commission rules and forms. The requirements of this collection of information are mandatory. Responses will not be 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. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 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 of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 7 If information collected pursuant to the rule is reviewed by the Commission’s examination staff, it will be accorded the same level of confidentiality accorded to other responses provided to the Commission in the context of its examination and oversight program. See section 31(c) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–30(c)). 1 Sales material includes advertisements, articles or other communications to be published in newspapers, magazines, or other periodicals; radio and television scripts; and letters, circulars or other written communications proposed to be sent given or otherwise communicated to more than ten persons. [FR Doc. 2013–01935 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Extension: Rule 607, OMB Control No. 3235–0634, SEC File No. 270–561. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Please direct your written comments to Thomas Bayer, 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: January 24, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01937 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–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. Extension: Rule 17a–8; OMB Control No. 3235–0235, SEC File No. 270–225. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), 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. Rule 17a–8 (17 CFR 270.17a–8) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a) is entitled ‘‘Mergers of affiliated companies.’’ Rule 17a–8 exempts certain mergers and similar business combinations (‘‘mergers’’) of affiliated registered investment companies (‘‘funds’’) from prohibitions under section 17(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–17(a)) on purchases and sales between a fund and its affiliates. The rule requires fund directors to consider certain issues and to record their findings in board minutes. The rule requires the directors of any fund merging with an unregistered entity to approve procedures for the valuation of assets received from that entity. These E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
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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.

Extension:
    Rule 607, OMB Control No. 3235-0634, SEC File No. 270-561.

    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.
    Regulation E (17 CFR 230.601 to 230.610a) exempts from registration 
under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (``Securities 
Act'') securities issued by a small business investment company 
(``SBIC'') which is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 
(15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (``Investment Company Act'') or a closed-end 
investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business 
development company (``BDC'') under the Investment Company Act, so long 
as the aggregate offering price of all securities of the issuer that 
may be sold within a 12-month period does not exceed $5,000,000 and 
certain other conditions are met. Rule 607 under Regulation E (17 CFR 
230.607) entitled, ``Sales material to be filed,'' requires sales 
material used in connection with securities offerings under Regulation 
E to be filed with the Commission at least five days (excluding 
weekends and holidays) prior to its use.\1\ Commission staff reviews 
sales material filed under rule 607 for materially misleading 
statements and omissions. The requirements of rule 607 are designed to 
protect investors from the use of false or misleading sales material in 
connection with Regulation E offerings.
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    \1\ Sales material includes advertisements, articles or other 
communications to be published in newspapers, magazines, or other 
periodicals; radio and television scripts; and letters, circulars or 
other written communications proposed to be sent given or otherwise 
communicated to more than ten persons.
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    Respondents to this collection of information include SBICs and 
BDCs making an offering of securities under Regulation E. Each 
respondent's reporting burden under rule 607 relates to the burden 
associated with filing its sales material electronically. The burden of 
filing electronically, however, is negligible and there have been no 
filings made under this rule, so this collection of information does 
not impose any burden on the industry. However, we are requesting one 
annual response and an annual burden of one hour for administrative 
purposes. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and is not derived from a 
quantitative, comprehensive, or even representative survey or study of 
the burdens associated with Commission rules and forms.
    The requirements of this collection of information are mandatory. 
Responses will not be 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.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
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 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.
    Please direct your written comments to Thomas Bayer, 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: January 24, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01937 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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