Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 75390-75391 [2013-29501]

Download as PDF 75390 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEP submitted the required annual updates to its FSAR throughout the application process until asking for suspension of its review. Therefore, since the relief from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii) would be temporary and the applicant has made good faith efforts to comply with the rule, and the underlying purpose of the rule is not served by application of the rule in this circumstance, the special circumstances required by 10 CFR 50.12(a)(2)(ii) and 50.12(a)(2)(v) for the granting of an exemption from 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii) exist. Eligibility for Categorical Exclusion From Environmental Review With respect to the exemption’s impact on the quality of the human environment, the NRC has determined that this specific exemption request is eligible for categorical exclusion as identified in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25) and justified by the NRC staff as follows: (c) The following categories of actions are categorical exclusions: (25) Granting of an exemption from the requirements of any regulation of this chapter, provided that— (i) There is no significant hazards consideration; The criteria for determining whether there is no significant hazards consideration are found in 10 CFR 50.92. The proposed action involves only a schedule change regarding the submission of an update to the application for which the licensing review has been suspended. Therefore, there is no significant hazards consideration because granting the proposed exemption would not: (1) Involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated; or (2) Create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) Involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. (ii) There is no significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite; The proposed action involves only a schedule change which is administrative in nature, and does not involve any changes to be made in the types or significant increase in the amounts of effluents that may be released offsite. (iii) There is no significant increase in individual or cumulative public or occupational radiation exposure; Since the proposed action involves only a schedule change which is administrative in nature, it does not VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 contribute to any significant increase in occupational or public radiation exposure. (iv) There is no significant construction impact; The proposed action involves only a schedule change which is administrative in nature; the application review is suspended until further notice, and there is no consideration of any construction at this time, and hence the proposed action does not involve any construction impact. (v) There is no significant increase in the potential for or consequences from radiological accidents; and The proposed action involves only a schedule change which is administrative in nature, and does not impact the probability or consequences of accidents. (vi) The requirements from which an exemption is sought involve: (B) Reporting requirements; The exemption request involves submitting an updated FSAR by DEP and (G) Scheduling requirements; The proposed exemption relates to the schedule for submitting FSAR updates to the NRC. 4.0 Conclusion Accordingly, the Commission has determined that, pursuant to 10 CFR 50.12(a), the exemption is authorized by law, will not present an undue risk to the public health and safety, and is consistent with the common defense and security. Also special circumstances are present. Therefore, the Commission hereby grants DEP a one-time exemption from the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)(3)(iii) pertaining to the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Units 2 and 3 COL application to allow submittal of the next FSAR update prior to any request to the NRC to resume the review, and in any event no later than December 31, 2014. Pursuant to 10 CFR 51.22, the Commission has determined that the exemption request meets the applicable categorical exclusion criteria set forth in 10 CFR 51.22(c)(25), and the granting of this exemption will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment. This exemption is effective upon issuance. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 21st day of November 2013. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Lawrence Burkhart, Chief, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors. [FR Doc. 2013–29584 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00062 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 482, OMB Control No. 3235–0565, SEC File No. 270–508. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’), 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 (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Like most issuers of securities, when an investment company (‘‘fund’’) 1 offers its shares to the public, its promotional efforts become subject to the advertising restrictions of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77) (the ‘‘Securities Act’’). In recognition of the particular problems faced by funds that continually offer securities and wish to advertise their securities, the Commission has previously adopted advertising safe harbor rules. The most important of these is rule 482 (17 CFR 230.482) under the Securities Act, which, under certain circumstances, permits funds to advertise investment performance data, as well as other information. Rule 482 advertisements are deemed to be ‘‘prospectuses’’ under Section 10(b) of the Securities Act.2 Rule 482 contains certain requirements regarding the disclosure that funds are required to provide in qualifying advertisements. These requirements are intended to encourage the provision to investors of information that is balanced and informative, particularly in the area of investment performance. For example, a fund is required to include disclosure advising investors to consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses, and other information described in the fund’s prospectus, and highlighting the availability of the fund’s prospectus and, if applicable, its summary prospectus. In addition, rule 1 ‘‘Investment company’’ refers to both investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) and business development companies. 2 15 U.S.C. 77j(b). E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices 482 advertisements that include performance data of open-end funds or insurance company separate accounts offering variable annuity contracts are required to include certain standardized performance information, information about any sales loads or other nonrecurring fees, and a legend warning that past performance does not guarantee future results. Such funds including performance information in rule 482 advertisements are also required to make available to investors month-end performance figures via Web site disclosure or by a toll-free telephone number, and to disclose the availability of the month-end performance data in the advertisement. The rule also sets forth requirements regarding the prominence of certain disclosures, requirements regarding advertisements that make tax representations, requirements regarding advertisements used prior to the effectiveness of the fund’s registration statement, requirements regarding the timeliness of performance data, and certain required disclosures by money market funds. Rule 482 advertisements must be filed with the Commission or, in the alternative, with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’).3 This information collection differs from many other federal information collections that are primarily for the use and benefit of the collecting agency. Rule 482 contains requirements that are intended to encourage the provision to investors of information that is balanced and informative, particularly in the area of investment performance. The Commission is concerned that in the absence of such provisions fund investors may be misled by deceptive rule 482 advertisements and may rely on less-than-adequate information when determining in which funds they should invest money. As a result, the Commission believes it is beneficial for funds to provide investors with balanced information in fund advertisements in order to allow investors to make better-informed decisions. The Commission estimates that 59,245 responses to rule 482 are filed annually by 3,430 investment companies offering approximately 16,428 portfolios, or approximately 3.6 responses per portfolio annually. The burden associated with rule 482 is presently estimated to be 5.16 hours per 3 See rule 24b–3 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 270.24b–3), which provides that any sales material, including rule 482 advertisements, shall be deemed filed with the Commission for purposes of Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act upon filing with FINRA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 response. The hourly burden is therefore approximately 305,704 hours.4 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 and forms. The provision of information under rule 482 is necessary to obtain the benefits of the safe harbor offered by the rule. The information provided under rule 482 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 OMB 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: December 5, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–29501 Filed 12–10–13; 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–6, OMB Control No. 3235–0564, SEC File No. 270–506. 4 59,245 responses × 5.16 hours per response = 305,704 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75391 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘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 (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Section 17(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) generally prohibits affiliated persons of a registered investment company (‘‘fund’’) from borrowing money or other property from, or selling or buying securities or other property to or from, the fund or any company that the fund controls.1 Rule 17a–6 (17 CFR 270.17a– 6) permits a fund and a ‘‘portfolio affiliate’’ (a company that is an affiliated person of the fund because the fund controls the company, or holds five percent or more of the company’s outstanding voting securities) to engage in principal transactions that would otherwise be prohibited under section 17(a) of the Act under certain conditions. A fund may not rely on the exemption in the rule to enter into a principal transaction with a portfolio affiliate if certain prohibited participants (e.g., directors, officers, employees, or investment advisers of the fund) have a financial interest in a party to the transaction. Rule 17a–6 specifies certain interests that are not ‘‘financial interests,’’ including any interest that the fund’s board of directors (including a majority of the directors who are not interested persons of the fund) finds to be not material. A board making this finding is required to record the basis for the finding in its meeting minutes. This recordkeeping requirement is a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’).2 The rule is designed to permit transactions between funds and their portfolio affiliates in circumstances in which it is unlikely that the affiliate would be in a position to take advantage of the fund. In determining whether a financial interest is ‘‘material,’’ the board of the fund should consider whether the nature and extent of the interest in the transaction is sufficiently small that a reasonable person would not believe that the interest affected the determination of whether to enter into the transaction or arrangement or the terms of the transaction or arrangement. The information collection requirements in rule 17a–6 are intended to ensure that 1 15 2 44 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM U.S.C. 80a–17(a). U.S.C. 3501. 11DEN1

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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 482, OMB Control No. 3235-0565, SEC File No. 270-508.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``Paperwork Reduction Act''), 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 (``OMB'') for extension and 
approval.
    Like most issuers of securities, when an investment company 
(``fund'') \1\ offers its shares to the public, its promotional efforts 
become subject to the advertising restrictions of the Securities Act of 
1933 (15 U.S.C. 77) (the ``Securities Act''). In recognition of the 
particular problems faced by funds that continually offer securities 
and wish to advertise their securities, the Commission has previously 
adopted advertising safe harbor rules. The most important of these is 
rule 482 (17 CFR 230.482) under the Securities Act, which, under 
certain circumstances, permits funds to advertise investment 
performance data, as well as other information. Rule 482 advertisements 
are deemed to be ``prospectuses'' under Section 10(b) of the Securities 
Act.\2\
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    \1\ ``Investment company'' refers to both investment companies 
registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment 
Company Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) and business development 
companies.
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 77j(b).
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    Rule 482 contains certain requirements regarding the disclosure 
that funds are required to provide in qualifying advertisements. These 
requirements are intended to encourage the provision to investors of 
information that is balanced and informative, particularly in the area 
of investment performance. For example, a fund is required to include 
disclosure advising investors to consider the fund's investment 
objectives, risks, charges and expenses, and other information 
described in the fund's prospectus, and highlighting the availability 
of the fund's prospectus and, if applicable, its summary prospectus. In 
addition, rule

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482 advertisements that include performance data of open-end funds or 
insurance company separate accounts offering variable annuity contracts 
are required to include certain standardized performance information, 
information about any sales loads or other nonrecurring fees, and a 
legend warning that past performance does not guarantee future results. 
Such funds including performance information in rule 482 advertisements 
are also required to make available to investors month-end performance 
figures via Web site disclosure or by a toll-free telephone number, and 
to disclose the availability of the month-end performance data in the 
advertisement. The rule also sets forth requirements regarding the 
prominence of certain disclosures, requirements regarding 
advertisements that make tax representations, requirements regarding 
advertisements used prior to the effectiveness of the fund's 
registration statement, requirements regarding the timeliness of 
performance data, and certain required disclosures by money market 
funds.
    Rule 482 advertisements must be filed with the Commission or, in 
the alternative, with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority 
(``FINRA'').\3\ This information collection differs from many other 
federal information collections that are primarily for the use and 
benefit of the collecting agency.
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    \3\ See rule 24b-3 under the Investment Company Act (17 CFR 
270.24b-3), which provides that any sales material, including rule 
482 advertisements, shall be deemed filed with the Commission for 
purposes of Section 24(b) of the Investment Company Act upon filing 
with FINRA.
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    Rule 482 contains requirements that are intended to encourage the 
provision to investors of information that is balanced and informative, 
particularly in the area of investment performance. The Commission is 
concerned that in the absence of such provisions fund investors may be 
misled by deceptive rule 482 advertisements and may rely on less-than-
adequate information when determining in which funds they should invest 
money. As a result, the Commission believes it is beneficial for funds 
to provide investors with balanced information in fund advertisements 
in order to allow investors to make better-informed decisions.
    The Commission estimates that 59,245 responses to rule 482 are 
filed annually by 3,430 investment companies offering approximately 
16,428 portfolios, or approximately 3.6 responses per portfolio 
annually. The burden associated with rule 482 is presently estimated to 
be 5.16 hours per response. The hourly burden is therefore 
approximately 305,704 hours.\4\
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    \4\ 59,245 responses x 5.16 hours per response = 305,704 hours.
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    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 and forms. The provision of information under rule 482 
is necessary to obtain the benefits of the safe harbor offered by the 
rule. The information provided under rule 482 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 OMB 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: December 5, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-29501 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
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