Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 15756-15757 [2013-05569]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15756 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices immediate data validation to ensure accuracy of the respondent’s personal information. The e-Government initiative mandates that agencies utilize e-QIP for all investigations and reinvestigations. A variable in assessing burden hours is the nature of the electronic application. The electronic application includes branching questions and instructions which provide for a tailored collection from the respondent based on varying factors in the respondent’s personal history. The burden on the respondent is reduced when the respondent’s personal history is not relevant to a particular question, since the question branches, or expands for additional details, only for those persons who have pertinent information to provide regarding that line of questioning. As such, the burden on the respondent will vary depending on whether the information collection relates to the respondent’s personal history. Additionally, once entered, a respondent’s complete and certified investigative data remains secured in the e-QIP system until the next time the respondent is sponsored by an agency to complete a new investigative form. Upon initiation, the respondent’s previously entered data (except ‘‘yes/ no’’ questions) will populate a new investigative request and the respondent will be allowed to update information and certify the data. In this instance, time to complete the form is reduced significantly. OPM proposes the following changes to instructions in the SF 86. The section, ‘‘Instructions for Completing This Form (Paper Form Only),’’ will be amended to delete the instruction ‘‘If additional space is required for an explanation or to list your residences, employment/ self-employment, or education, you should use a continuation sheet, SF 86A.’’ The SF 86A is no longer useful as SF 86 requests are conducted entirely through e-QIP. The instructions in Section 11, ‘‘Where You Have Lived,’’ will provide clarifying instruction to not list a spouse, cohabitant, or relative as the verifier for periods of residence. The instructions in Section 12, ‘‘Where You Went to School,’’ will include the Department of Education Web site (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ search.aspx) to assist respondents in obtaining their school address(es). The instructions in Section 20b, ‘‘Foreign Government Contacts,’’ regarding contact with a foreign government, will be amended so that the respondent need report neither contact related to official U.S. Government travel (including official contact as a U.S. military service member on a U.S. Government military VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 duty assignment) nor contact related to routine visa applications and border crossings on a U.S. passport. Section 20c, ‘‘Foreign Travel,’’ will be amended to clarify that travel solely for U.S. Government business is travel on official Government orders. Section 23, ‘‘Illegal Use of Drugs and Drug Activity,’’ will include instruction to clarify that drug use or activity illegal under Federal laws must be reported, even if that use or activity is legal under state or local law(s). OPM intends to amend the ‘‘Authorization for Release of Information’’ to clarify that information obtained from ‘‘other sources of information’’ includes publicly available electronic information. OPM proposes the following change to more accurately collect information regarding legally recognized relationships. Section 17, ‘‘Marital Status,’’ will be renamed ‘‘Marital/ Relationship Status.’’ Where the form requires collection of information regarding civil marriages and divorces, the same collection of information will be required of legally recognized civil unions and legally recognized domestic partnerships, and dissolutions of these. Since information regarding legally recognized civil unions and domestic partnerships will be captured in the ‘‘Marital/Relationship Status’’ section, the definition of cohabitant will be amended to exclude legally recognized civil unions and legally recognized domestic partnerships. Changes will be made to the branching questions in Section 20a, ‘‘Foreign Activities,’’ to collect details regarding prior ownership of foreign real estate that has since been sold. This change will correct a deficit in the branching questions that do not currently account for this scenario. OPM is proposing to make changes to Question 21, ‘‘Psychological and Emotional Health,’’ in connection with a comprehensive review being conducted by the Director of National Intelligence, in his role as Security Executive Agent, with the Department of Defense, OPM, and other Federal agencies, for the purpose of clarifying support for mental health treatment and encouraging pro-active management of mental health conditions to support wellness and recovery. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. John Berry, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–05611 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–53–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 19d–1; SEC File No. 270–242, OMB Control No. 3235–0206. 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 19d–1 (17 CFR 240.19d–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 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 19d–1 prescribes the form and content of notices to be filed with the Commission by self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) for which the Commission is the appropriate regulatory agency concerning the following final SRO actions: (1) Disciplinary actions with respect to any person; (2) denial, bar, prohibition, or limitation of membership, participation or association with a member or of access to services offered by an SRO or member thereof; (3) summarily suspending a member, participant, or person associated with a member, or summarily limiting or prohibiting any persons with respect to access to or services offered by the SRO or a member thereof; and (4) delisting a security. The Rule enables the Commission to obtain reports from the SROs containing information regarding SRO determinations to delist a security, discipline members or associated persons of members, deny membership or participation or association with a member, and similar adjudicated findings. The Rule requires that such actions be promptly reported to the Commission. The Rule also requires that the reports and notices supply sufficient information regarding the background, factual basis and issues involved in the proceeding to enable the Commission: (1) To determine whether the matter should be called up for review on the Commission’s own motion; and (2) to ascertain generally whether the SRO has adequately carried out its responsibilities under the Exchange Act. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES It is estimated that approximately eighteen respondents will utilize this application procedure annually, with a total burden of approximately 2,250 hours, based upon past submissions. This figure is based on eighteen respondents, spending approximately 125 hours each per year. It is estimated that each respondent will submit approximately 250 responses. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 19d–1 for each submission is 0.5 hours. The average cost per hour, per each submission is approximately $101. Therefore, it is estimated that the internal labor cost of compliance for all respondents is approximately $227,250. (18 respondents × 250 responses per respondent × 0.5 hours per response × $101 per hour). 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 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, VA 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: March 5, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–05569 Filed 3–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Mar 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 19d–3; SEC File No. 270–245; OMB Control No. 3235–0204. 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 19d–3 (17 CFR 240.19d–3) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 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 19d–3 prescribes the form and content of applications to the Commission by persons seeking Commission review of final disciplinary actions against them taken by selfregulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) for which the Commission is the appropriate regulatory agency. The Commission uses the information provided in the application filed pursuant to Rule 19d–3 to review final actions taken by SROs including: (1) Final disciplinary sanctions; (2) denial or conditioning of membership, participation or association; and (3) prohibitions or limitations of access to services offered by a SRO or member thereof. It is estimated that approximately six respondents will utilize this application procedure annually, with a total burden of approximately 108 hours, for all respondents to complete all submissions. This figure is based upon past submissions. It is estimated that each respondent will submit approximately one response. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 19d–3 will be approximately eighteen hours. The average cost per hour, to complete each submission, is approximately $101. Therefore, it is estimated the internal labor cost of compliance for all respondents is approximately $10,908 (6 submissions x 18 hours per response x $101 per hour). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15757 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 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, VA 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: March 5, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15756-15757]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05569]


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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 19d-1;
    SEC File No. 270-242, OMB Control No. 3235-0206.

    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 19d-1 (17 CFR 240.19d-1) 
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 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 19d-1 prescribes the form and content of notices to be filed 
with the Commission by self-regulatory organizations (``SROs'') for 
which the Commission is the appropriate regulatory agency concerning 
the following final SRO actions: (1) Disciplinary actions with respect 
to any person; (2) denial, bar, prohibition, or limitation of 
membership, participation or association with a member or of access to 
services offered by an SRO or member thereof; (3) summarily suspending 
a member, participant, or person associated with a member, or summarily 
limiting or prohibiting any persons with respect to access to or 
services offered by the SRO or a member thereof; and (4) delisting a 
security.
    The Rule enables the Commission to obtain reports from the SROs 
containing information regarding SRO determinations to delist a 
security, discipline members or associated persons of members, deny 
membership or participation or association with a member, and similar 
adjudicated findings. The Rule requires that such actions be promptly 
reported to the Commission. The Rule also requires that the reports and 
notices supply sufficient information regarding the background, factual 
basis and issues involved in the proceeding to enable the Commission: 
(1) To determine whether the matter should be called up for review on 
the Commission's own motion; and (2) to ascertain generally whether the 
SRO has adequately carried out its responsibilities under the Exchange 
Act.

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    It is estimated that approximately eighteen respondents will 
utilize this application procedure annually, with a total burden of 
approximately 2,250 hours, based upon past submissions. This figure is 
based on eighteen respondents, spending approximately 125 hours each 
per year. It is estimated that each respondent will submit 
approximately 250 responses. The staff estimates that the average 
number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 19d-1 
for each submission is 0.5 hours. The average cost per hour, per each 
submission is approximately $101. Therefore, it is estimated that the 
internal labor cost of compliance for all respondents is approximately 
$227,250. (18 respondents x 250 responses per respondent x 0.5 hours 
per response x $101 per hour).
    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 
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, VA 22312 or send an 
email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-05569 Filed 3-11-13; 8:45 am]
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