Sunshine Act Meeting, 76336-76337 [2013-30052]

Download as PDF 76336 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: December 17, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on December 9, 2013, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 72 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–10, CP2014–11. SUMMARY: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2013–29877 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD Proposed Collection; Comment Request Summary: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB’s estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire; OMB 3220–0138. Section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) provides for payment of annuities to qualified employees and their spouses. In order to receive an age and service annuity, Section 2(e)(3) states that an applicant must stop all railroad work and give up any rights to return to such work. However, applicants are not required to stop nonrailroad work or self-employment. The RRB considers some work claimed as ‘‘self-employment’’ to actually be employment for an employer. Whether the RRB classifies a particular activity as self-employment or as work for an employer depends upon the circumstances of each case. These circumstances are prescribed in 20 CFR 216. Under the 1988 amendments to the RRA, an applicant is no longer required to stop work for a ‘‘Last Pre-Retirement Nonrailroad Employer’’ (LPE). However, Section 2(f)(6) of the RRA requires that a portion of the employee’s Tier II benefit and supplemental annuity be deducted for earnings from the ‘‘LPE’’ employer. ‘‘LPE’’ is defined as the last person, company, or institution with whom the employee or spouse applicant was employed concurrently with, or after, the applicant’s last railroad employment and before their annuity beginning date. If a spouse never worked for a railroad, the LPE employer is the last person for whom he or she worked. The RRB utilizes Form AA–4, SelfEmployment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, when an applicant claims to be self-employed to obtain information needed to determine if the applicant’s work is LPE, railroad service or self-employment. If the work is selfemployment, the questionnaire identifies any months in which the applicant did not perform substantial service. One response is requested of each respondent. Completion is voluntary. However, failure to complete the form could result in the nonpayment of benefits. The RRB proposes no changes to Form AA–4. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN [The estimated annual respondent burden is as follows] Annual responses Form Time (min) Burden (hrs) 570 30 40 70 380 35 Total ...................................................................................................................................... wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AA–4 (With assistance) ............................................................................................................... AA–4 (Without assistance) .......................................................................................................... 600 ........................ 415 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Charles Mierzwa, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–2092 or emailed to Charles.Mierzwa@RRB.GOV. Written VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Charles Mierzwa, Chief of Information Resources Management. Sunshine Act Meeting [FR Doc. 2013–29846 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] 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 Monday, December 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices 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 her designee, has certified that, in her 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 matter at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Stein, as duty officer, voted to consider the item listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session, and determined that no earlier notice was practicable. The subject matter of the Closed Meeting will be: Post argument discussion 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: December 12, 2013. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30052 Filed 12–13–13; 11:15 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 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 her designee, has certified that, in her 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 matter at the Closed Meeting. Commissioner Stein, 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: 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Dated: December 12, 2013. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30053 Filed 12–13–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71048; File No. SR–EDGX– 2013–44] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Amendments to the EDGX Exchange, Inc. Fee Schedule December 11, 2013. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; consideration of amicus participation; 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. Jkt 232001 Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 29, 2013, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its fees and rebates applicable to Members 3 of the Exchange pursuant to EDGX Rule 15.1(a) and (c) (‘‘Fee Schedule’’) to(i) remove Flag RS, which routes to PSX and adds liquidity; and (ii) increase the 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 The term ‘‘Member’’ is defined as ‘‘any registered broker or dealer, or any person associated with a registered broker or dealer, that has been admitted to membership in the Exchange. A Member will have the status of a ‘‘member’’ of the Exchange as that term is defined in Section 3(a)(3) of the Act.’’ See Exchange Rule 1.5(n). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76337 rebate to add liquidity under the Market Depth Tier 1 from $0.0032 per share to $0.00325 per share and amend the criteria necessary to achieve the tier. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at www.directedge.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, and at the Public Reference Room of the Commission. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The self-regulatory organization has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its Fee Schedule to: (i) remove Flag RS, which routes to PSX and adds liquidity; and (ii) increase the rebate to add liquidity under the Market Depth Tier 1 from $0.0032 per share to $0.00325 per share and amend the criteria necessary to achieve the tier. Flag RS The Exchange proposes to amend its Fee Schedule to remove Flag RS, which routes to PSX and adds liquidity. The Exchange currently rebates orders that yield Flag RS $0.0020 per share for securities priced at or above $1.00 and charges no fee for securities priced below $1.00. These fees represent a pass through of the rate that Direct Edge ECN LLC (d/b/a DE Route) (‘‘DE Route’’), the Exchange’s affiliated routing brokerdealer, is rebated for routing orders to PSX when it does not qualify for a volume tiered rate. The Exchange recently began to incur increased excessive messaging fees from PSX.4 To mitigate the increased messaging fees, the Exchange intends to delete Flag RS from its Fee Schedule and no longer permit Members to route orders via DE 4 See the Excessive Messaging Policy under the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC fee schedule available at http://www.nasdaqtrader.com/ Trader.aspx?id=PriceListTrading2 (last visited November 20, 2013). E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76336-76337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30052]


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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 Monday, December 
16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

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    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 her designee, has 
certified that, in her 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 matter at the Closed Meeting.
    Commissioner Stein, as duty officer, voted to consider the item 
listed for the Closed Meeting in a closed session, and determined that 
no earlier notice was practicable.
    The subject matter of the Closed Meeting will be:

Post argument discussion
    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: December 12, 2013.
Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30052 Filed 12-13-13; 11:15 am]
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