Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 70973 [2013-28426]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2013 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: US Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17a–2, SEC File No. 270–189, OMB Control No. 3235–0201. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (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 17a–2 (17 CFR 240.17a–2), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17a–2—Recordkeeping Requirements Relating to Stabilizing Activities—requires underwriters to maintain information regarding stabilizing activities conducted in accordance with Rule 104 of Regulation M. The collections of information under Regulation M and Rule 17a–2 are necessary for covered persons to obtain certain benefits or to comply with certain requirements. The collections of information are necessary to provide the Commission with information regarding syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids. The Commission may review this information during periodic examinations or with respect to investigations. Except for the information required to be kept under Rule 104(i) (17 CFR 242.104(i)) and Rule 17a–2(c), none of the information required to be collected or disclosed for PRA purposes will be kept confidential. The recordkeeping requirement of Rule 17a–2 requires the information be maintained in a separate file, or in a separately retrievable format, for a period of three years, the first two years in an easily accessible place, consistent with the requirements of Exchange Act Rule 17a–4(f) (17 CFR 240.17a–4(f)). There are approximately 795 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 3,975 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes approximately 5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 3,975 burden hours. The total estimated internal compliance cost for the respondents is approximately $250,425.00, resulting in VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:02 Nov 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 a cost of compliance for each respondent per response of approximately $315.00 (i.e., $250,425.00/795 responses). 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 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. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 21, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28426 Filed 11–26–13; 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 18f–1 and Form N–18f–1, OMB Control No. 3235–0211, SEC File No. 270–187. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), 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 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 70973 Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 18f–1 (17 CFR 270.18f–1) enables a registered open-end management investment company (‘‘fund’’) that may redeem its securities in-kind, by making a one-time election, to commit to make cash redemptions pursuant to certain requirements without violating section 18(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–18(f)). A fund relying on the rule must file Form N–18F–1 (17 CFR 274.51) to notify the Commission of this election. The Commission staff estimates that 26 funds file Form N– 18F–1 annually, and that each response takes one hour. Based on these estimates, the total annual burden hours associated with the rule is estimated to be 26 hours. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. 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 OMB control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has 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. Please direct your written comments to Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 21, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28427 Filed 11–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: US Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.

Extension:
    Rule 17a-2, SEC File No. 270-189, OMB Control No. 3235-0201.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (``PRA'') (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 17a-2 (17 CFR 240.17a-
2), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and 
approval.
    Rule 17a-2--Recordkeeping Requirements Relating to Stabilizing 
Activities--requires underwriters to maintain information regarding 
stabilizing activities conducted in accordance with Rule 104 of 
Regulation M. The collections of information under Regulation M and 
Rule 17a-2 are necessary for covered persons to obtain certain benefits 
or to comply with certain requirements. The collections of information 
are necessary to provide the Commission with information regarding 
syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids. The Commission may 
review this information during periodic examinations or with respect to 
investigations. Except for the information required to be kept under 
Rule 104(i) (17 CFR 242.104(i)) and Rule 17a-2(c), none of the 
information required to be collected or disclosed for PRA purposes will 
be kept confidential. The recordkeeping requirement of Rule 17a-2 
requires the information be maintained in a separate file, or in a 
separately retrievable format, for a period of three years, the first 
two years in an easily accessible place, consistent with the 
requirements of Exchange Act Rule 17a-4(f) (17 CFR 240.17a-4(f)).
    There are approximately 795 respondents per year that require an 
aggregate total of 3,975 hours to comply with this rule. Each 
respondent makes an estimated 1 annual response. Each response takes 
approximately 5 hours to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden 
per year is 3,975 burden hours. The total estimated internal compliance 
cost for the respondents is approximately $250,425.00, resulting in a 
cost of compliance for each respondent per response of approximately 
$315.00 (i.e., $250,425.00/795 responses).
    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 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.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it 
displays a currently 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, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: November 21, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-28426 Filed 11-26-13; 8:45 am]
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