Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 76661-76662 [2013-30051]

Download as PDF ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices requests for copies of the proposed information collection request should be addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments: 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; or (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1265, Arlington, Virginia 22230; telephone (703) 292–7556; or send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–(800) 877–8339, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Number: 3145–0215. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations; provide an early warning of issues with service; or focus attention on areas where VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 Jkt 232001 communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. This collection will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. NSF will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: Æ The collection is voluntary; Æ The collection is low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and is low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; Æ The collection is non-controversial and does not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; Æ The collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; Æ Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; Æ Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of NSF (if released, NSF must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); Æ Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and Æ Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collection will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76661 actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding this study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, this information collection will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. Below we provide the National Science Foundation’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Affected Public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 15. Respondents: 500 per activity. Annual Responses: 7,500. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average Minutes per Response: 30. Burden Hours: 3,750. Dated: December 12, 2013. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2013–30033 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–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: Form 144, OMB Control No. 3235–0101, SEC File No. 270–112. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 76662 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2013 / Notices 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 Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Form 144 (17 CFR 239.144) is used to report the sale of securities during any three-month period that exceeds 5,000 shares or other units or has an aggregate sales price that does not exceed $50,000. Under Sections 2(11), 4(1), 4(2), 4(4) and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77b, 77d (1) (2) (4) and 77s (a)) and Rule 144 (17 CFR 230.144) thereunder, the Commission is authorize to solicit the information required to be supplied by Form 144. Form 144 takes approximately 1 burden hour per response and is filed by 23,361 respondents for a total of 23,361 total burden hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 imposed by 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 collections 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 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: December 12, 2013. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–30051 Filed 12–17–13; 8:45 am] ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Jkt 232001 Dated: December 16, 2013. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to delay the implementation date of recentlyapproved changes to the halt release process under Rule 4120(c)(7)(C). On November 14, 2013, the Exchange filed an immediately effective rule change to amend Rule 4120(c)(7)(C) to modify the parameters for releasing securities for trading upon the termination of a trading halt.3 The Exchange filed the proposal pursuant to subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19–4 under the Act,4 which requires, among other things, that changes filed pursuant to this subparagraph not become operative for thirty days after the date of the filing, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange requested that the Commission waive the thirty-day operative delay under subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4,5 noting that the proposed change is designed to protect market participants from seemingly erroneous pricing of halted securities upon resumption of trading, and that, it is possible, particularly with regard to the IPO release process, for a disruptive order to skew the release price far from what was anticipated by market participants based on the indicative prices published by the Exchange prior to the calculation.6 On November 21, 2013, the Commission issued public [FR Doc. 2013–30213 Filed 12–16–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–71060; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2013–151] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Delay Implementation of Recent Changes to Rule 4120(c)(7)(C) December 12, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that, on December 4, 2013, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘NASDAQ’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. The Exchange proposes a proposed rule change to delay implementation of Sunshine Act Meeting 15:27 Dec 17, 2013 recent changes to Rule 4120(c)(7)(C) to allow market participants the opportunity to participate in testing of the new process I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION VerDate Mar<15>2010 Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L–002. The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be: • The Commission will consider whether to propose rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as mandated by Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The duty officer has determined that no earlier notice was practicable. 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. 1 15 2 17 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b-4. Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Exchange 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 Exchange 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 Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 3 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70911 (November 21, 2013), 78 FR 71011 (November 27, 2013) (SR–NASDAQ–2013–143). 4 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). 5 Id. 6 Supra note 3. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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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: Form 144, OMB Control No. 3235-0101, SEC File No. 270-
112.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities

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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 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Form 144 (17 CFR 239.144) is used to report the sale of securities 
during any three-month period that exceeds 5,000 shares or other units 
or has an aggregate sales price that does not exceed $50,000. Under 
Sections 2(11), 4(1), 4(2), 4(4) and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 
1933 (15 U.S.C. 77b, 77d (1) (2) (4) and 77s (a)) and Rule 144 (17 CFR 
230.144) thereunder, the Commission is authorize to solicit the 
information required to be supplied by Form 144. Form 144 takes 
approximately 1 burden hour per response and is filed by 23,361 
respondents for a total of 23,361 total burden hours.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 imposed by 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 collections 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 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: December 12, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-30051 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
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