Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 16839-16840 [2014-06606]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 15b6–1 (17 CFR 240.15b6–1), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Registered broker-dealers use Form BDW (17 CFR 249.501a) to withdraw from registration with the Commission, the self-regulatory organizations, and the states. On average, the Commission estimates that it would take a brokerdealer approximately one hour to complete and file a Form BDW to withdraw from Commission registration as required by Rule 15b6–1. The Commission estimates that approximately 488 broker-dealers withdraw from Commission registration annually 1 and, therefore, file a Form BDW via the Internet with the Central Registration Depository, a computer system operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. that maintains information regarding registered broker-dealers and their registered personnel. The 488 brokerdealers that withdraw from registration by filing Form BDW would incur an aggregate annual reporting burden of approximately 488 hours.2 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. The public may view background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site: www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. 1 This estimate is based on Form BDW data collected over the past three years for fully registered broker-dealers. In fiscal year (from 10/1 through 9/30) 2011, 524 broker-dealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2012, 428 brokerdealers withdrew from registration. In fiscal year 2013, 513 broker-dealers withdrew from registration. (524 + 428 + 513)/3 = 488. 2 (488 × 1 hour) = 488 hours. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: March 20, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06601 Filed 3–25–14; 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 611, SEC File No. 270–540, OMB Control No. 3235–0600. 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 611 (17 CFR 242.611). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. • Rule 611 (17 CFR 242.611)—Order Protection Rule On June 9, 2005, effective August 29, 2005 (see 70 FR 37496, June 29, 2005), the Commission adopted Rule 611 of Regulation NMS under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to require any national securities exchange, national securities association, alternative trading system, exchange market maker, over-thecounter market maker, and any other broker-dealer that executes orders internally by trading as principal or crossing orders as agent, to establish, maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the execution of a transaction in its market at a price that is inferior to a bid or offer displayed in another market at the time of execution (a ‘‘trade-though’’), absent an applicable exception and, if relying on an exception, that are reasonably designed to assure compliance with the terms of the exception. Without this collection of information, respondents would not have a means to enforce compliance with the Commission’s intention to prevent trade-throughs pursuant to the rule. There are approximately 641 respondents 1 per year that will require 1 This estimate includes thirteen national securities exchanges and one national securities PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16839 an aggregate total of 38,460 hours to comply with this rule. It is anticipated that each respondent will continue to expend approximately 60 hours annually: Two hours per month of internal legal time and three hours per month of internal compliance time to ensure that its written policies and procedures are up-to-date and remain in compliance with Rule 611. The estimated cost for an in-house attorney is $379 per hour and the estimated cost for an assistant compliance director in the securities industry is $354 per hour. Therefore the estimated total cost of compliance for the annual hour burden is as follows: [(2 legal hours × 12 months × $379) × 641] + [(3 compliance hours × 12 months × $354) × 641] = $13,999,440.2 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 association that trade NMS stocks. The estimate also includes the approximately 584 firms that were registered equity market makers or specialists at year-end 2012, as well as 43 alternative trading systems that operate trading systems that trade NMS stocks. 2 The total cost of compliance for the annual hour burden has been revised to reflect updated estimated cost figures for an in-house attorney and an assistant compliance director. These figures are from SIFMA’s Management & Professional Earnings in the Securities Industry 2012, modified by Commission staff to account for an 1800-hour workyear and multiplied by 5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits, and overhead. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16840 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices Dated: March 20, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06606 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [OMB Control No. 3235–0325, SEC File No. 270–288] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: March 20, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06607 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Extension: Form F–4. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Proposed Collection; Comment Request Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget the request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form F–4 (17 CFR 239.34) is used by foreign issuers to register securities in business combinations, reorganizations and exchange offers pursuant to federal securities laws pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). The information collected is intended to ensure that the information required to be filed by the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability of such information. The information provided is mandatory and all information is made available to the public upon request. Form F–4 takes approximately 1,457 hours per response and is filed by approximately 68 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 1,457 hours per response (364.25 hours) is prepared by the registrant for a total annual reporting burden of 24,769 hours (364.25 hours per response × 68 responses). 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 control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov . Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–2833. Extension: Rule 30b1–5, OMB Control No. 3235–0577, SEC File No. 270–520. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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. Rule 30b1–5 (17 CFR 270.30b1–5) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (the ‘‘Investment Company Act’’) requires registered management investment companies, other than small business investment companies registered on Form N–5 (17 CFR 239.24 and 274.5) (‘‘funds’’), to file a quarterly report via the Commission’s EDGAR system on Form N–Q (17 CFR 249.332 and 274.130), not more than sixty calendar days after the close of each first and third fiscal quarter, containing their complete portfolio holdings. The purpose of the collection of information required by rule 30b1–5 is to meet the disclosure requirements of the Investment Company Act and to provide investors with information necessary to evaluate an interest in the fund by improving the transparency of information about the fund’s portfolio holdings. The Commission estimates that there are 2,460 management investment PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies, with a total of approximately 9,640 portfolios that are governed by the rule. For purposes of this analysis, the burden associated with the requirements of rule 30b1–5 has been included in the collection of information requirements of Form N–Q, rather than the rule. The collection of information under rule 30b1–5 is mandatory. The information provided under rule 30b1– 5 is not 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 A. 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: March 20, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–06603 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Regulations 14D and 14E, Schedule 14D– 9, OMB Control No. 3235–0102, SEC File No. 270–114. 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\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 58 (Wednesday, March 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16839-16840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 611, SEC File No. 270-540, OMB Control No. 3235-0600.

    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 611 (17 CFR 242.611). 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and 
approval.
     Rule 611 (17 CFR 242.611)--Order Protection Rule
    On June 9, 2005, effective August 29, 2005 (see 70 FR 37496, June 
29, 2005), the Commission adopted Rule 611 of Regulation NMS under the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) to require any 
national securities exchange, national securities association, 
alternative trading system, exchange market maker, over-the-counter 
market maker, and any other broker-dealer that executes orders 
internally by trading as principal or crossing orders as agent, to 
establish, maintain, and enforce written policies and procedures 
reasonably designed to prevent the execution of a transaction in its 
market at a price that is inferior to a bid or offer displayed in 
another market at the time of execution (a ``trade-though''), absent an 
applicable exception and, if relying on an exception, that are 
reasonably designed to assure compliance with the terms of the 
exception. Without this collection of information, respondents would 
not have a means to enforce compliance with the Commission's intention 
to prevent trade-throughs pursuant to the rule.
    There are approximately 641 respondents \1\ per year that will 
require an aggregate total of 38,460 hours to comply with this rule. It 
is anticipated that each respondent will continue to expend 
approximately 60 hours annually: Two hours per month of internal legal 
time and three hours per month of internal compliance time to ensure 
that its written policies and procedures are up-to-date and remain in 
compliance with Rule 611. The estimated cost for an in-house attorney 
is $379 per hour and the estimated cost for an assistant compliance 
director in the securities industry is $354 per hour. Therefore the 
estimated total cost of compliance for the annual hour burden is as 
follows: [(2 legal hours x 12 months x $379) x 641] + [(3 compliance 
hours x 12 months x $354) x 641] = $13,999,440.\2\
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    \1\ This estimate includes thirteen national securities 
exchanges and one national securities association that trade NMS 
stocks. The estimate also includes the approximately 584 firms that 
were registered equity market makers or specialists at year-end 
2012, as well as 43 alternative trading systems that operate trading 
systems that trade NMS stocks.
    \2\ The total cost of compliance for the annual hour burden has 
been revised to reflect updated estimated cost figures for an in-
house attorney and an assistant compliance director. These figures 
are from SIFMA's Management & Professional Earnings in the 
Securities Industry 2012, modified by Commission staff to account 
for an 1800-hour work-year and multiplied by 5.35 to account for 
bonuses, firm size, employee benefits, and overhead.
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    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


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    Dated: March 20, 2014.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-06606 Filed 3-25-14; 8:45 am]
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