Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 19932-19933 [2014-07998]

Download as PDF 19932 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices time at an average of 20 minutes per response for a total of 1,000 hours. Consult With Other Agencies & The Public: NSF has not consulted with other agencies. However, the contractor conducting the evaluation has gathered information from an external working group of subject matter experts on the study design and data collection plan. A request for public comments will be solicited through announcement of data collection in the Federal Register. Comments: 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; and (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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 4, 2014. Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2014–07963 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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. Extension: Rule 203A–2(d), OMB Control No. 3235– 0689, SEC File No. 270–630. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title of the collection of information is: ‘‘Exemption for Certain Multi-State Investment Advisers (Rule 203A–2(d)).’’ Its currently approved OMB control number is 3235–0689. 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. Pursuant to section 203A of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80b–3a), an investment adviser that is regulated or required to be regulated as an investment adviser in the state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business is prohibited from registering with the Commission unless that adviser has at least $25 million in assets under management or advises a Commission-registered investment company. Section 203A also prohibits from Commission registration an adviser that: (i) Has assets under management between $25 million and $100 million; (ii) is required to be registered as an investment adviser with the state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business; and (iii) if registered, would be subject to examination as an adviser by that state (a ‘‘mid-sized adviser’’). A mid-sized adviser that otherwise would be prohibited may register with the Commission if it would be required to register with 15 or more states. Similarly, Rule 203A–2(d) under the Act (17 CFR 275.203a–2(d)) provides that the prohibition on registration with the Commission does not apply to an investment adviser that is required to register in 15 or more states. An investment adviser relying on this exemption also must: (i) Include a representation on Schedule D of Form ADV that the investment adviser has concluded that it must register as an investment adviser with the required number of states; (ii) undertake to withdraw from registration with the Commission if the adviser indicates on an annual updating amendment to Form ADV that it would be required by the laws of fewer than 15 states to register as an investment adviser with the state; and (iii) maintain in an easily accessible place a record of the states in which the investment adviser has determined it would, but for the exemption, be required to register for a period of not less than five years from the filing of a Form ADV relying on the rule. Respondents to this collection of information are investment advisers required to register in 15 or more states absent the exemption that rely on rule PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 203A–2(d) to register with the Commission. The information collected under rule 203A–2(d) permits the Commission’s examination staff to determine an adviser’s eligibility for registration with the Commission under this exemptive rule and is also necessary for the Commission staff to use in its examination and oversight program. This collection of information is codified at 17 CFR 275.203a–2(d) and is mandatory to qualify for and maintain Commission registration eligibility under rule 203A–2(d). Responses to the recordkeeping requirements under rule 203A–2(d) in the context of the Commission’s examination and oversight program are generally kept confidential. The estimated number of investment advisers subject to the collection of information requirements under the rule is 152. These advisers will incur an average one-time initial burden of approximately 8 hours, and an average ongoing burden of approximately 8 hours per year, to keep records sufficient to demonstrate that they meet the 15-state threshold. These estimates are based on an estimate that each year an investment adviser will spend approximately 0.5 hours creating a record of its determination whether it must register as an investment adviser with each of the 15 states required to rely on the exemption, and approximately 0.5 hours to maintain these records. Accordingly, we estimate that rule 203A–2(d) results in an annual aggregate burden of collection for SECregistered investment advisers of a total of 1,216 hours. Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. 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 Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 69 / Thursday, April 10, 2014 / Notices Dated: April 4, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07998 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [OMB Control No. 3235–0538, SEC File No. 270–481] 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. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 203–3, Form ADV–H. 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Form ADV–H under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.’’ Rule 203–3 (17 CFR 275.203–3) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b) requires that registered advisers requesting either a temporary or continuing hardship exemption submit the request on Form ADV–H. Rule 204–4 (17 CFR 275.204–4) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 requires that exempt reporting advisers requesting a temporary hardship exemption submit the request on Form ADV–H. The purpose of this collection of information is to permit advisers to obtain a hardship exemption to not complete an electronic filing. The temporary hardship exemption that is available to registered advisers under rule 203–3 and exempt reporting advisers under rule 204–4 permits these advisers to make late filings due to unforeseen computer or software problems. The continuing hardship exemption available to registered advisers under rule 203–3 permits advisers to submit all required electronic filings on hard copy for data entry by the operator of the IARD. The Commission has estimated that compliance with the requirement to complete Form ADV–H imposes a total burden of approximately one hour for an adviser. Based on our experience with hardship filings, we estimate that we will receive 11 Form ADV–H filings VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Apr 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 annually from registered investment advisers and three Form ADV–H filings annually from exempt reporting advisers. Based on the 60 minute per respondent estimate, the Commission estimates a total annual burden of 14 hours for this collection of information. Rule 203–3, rule 204–4, and Form ADV–H do not require recordkeeping or records retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule and form are mandatory. The information collected pursuant to the rule and Form ADV–H consists of filings with the Commission. These filings are 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. 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 Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: April 4, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–08002 Filed 4–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [OMB Control No. 3235–0313, SEC File No. 270–40] 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 203–2 and Form ADV–W. 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19933 plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 203–2 (17 CFR 275.203–2) and Form ADV–W (17 CFR 279.2) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b).’’ Rule 203–2 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 establishes procedures for an investment adviser to withdraw its registration with the Commission. Rule 203–2 requires every person withdrawing from investment adviser registration with the Commission to file Form ADV–W electronically on the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (‘‘IARD’’). The purpose of the information collection is to notify the Commission and the public when an investment adviser withdraws its pending or approved SEC registration. Typically, an investment adviser files a Form ADV–W when it ceases doing business or when it is ineligible to remain registered with the Commission. The respondents to the collection of information are all investment advisers that are registered with the Commission or have applications pending for registration. The Commission has estimated that compliance with the requirement to complete Form ADV–W imposes a total burden of approximately 0.75 hours (45 minutes) for an adviser filing for full withdrawal and approximately 0.25 hours (15 minutes) for an adviser filing for partial withdrawal. Based on historical filings, the Commission estimates that there are approximately 600 respondents annually filing for full withdrawal and approximately 200 respondents annually filing for partial withdrawal. Based on these estimates, the total estimated annual burden would be 500 hours ((600 respondents × .75 hours) + (200 respondents × .25 hours)). Rule 203–2 and Form ADV–W do not require recordkeeping or records retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule and form are mandatory. The information collected pursuant to the rule and Form ADV–W are filings with the Commission. These filings are 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 control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the documentation 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 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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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:
    Rule 203A-2(d), OMB Control No. 3235-0689, SEC File No. 270-630.

    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 
(``OMB'') a request for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information discussed below.
    The title of the collection of information is: ``Exemption for 
Certain Multi-State Investment Advisers (Rule 203A-2(d)).'' Its 
currently approved OMB control number is 3235-0689. 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.
    Pursuant to section 203A of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 
(the ``Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80b-3a), an investment adviser that is 
regulated or required to be regulated as an investment adviser in the 
state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business 
is prohibited from registering with the Commission unless that adviser 
has at least $25 million in assets under management or advises a 
Commission-registered investment company. Section 203A also prohibits 
from Commission registration an adviser that: (i) Has assets under 
management between $25 million and $100 million; (ii) is required to be 
registered as an investment adviser with the state in which it 
maintains its principal office and place of business; and (iii) if 
registered, would be subject to examination as an adviser by that state 
(a ``mid-sized adviser''). A mid-sized adviser that otherwise would be 
prohibited may register with the Commission if it would be required to 
register with 15 or more states. Similarly, Rule 203A-2(d) under the 
Act (17 CFR 275.203a-2(d)) provides that the prohibition on 
registration with the Commission does not apply to an investment 
adviser that is required to register in 15 or more states. An 
investment adviser relying on this exemption also must: (i) Include a 
representation on Schedule D of Form ADV that the investment adviser 
has concluded that it must register as an investment adviser with the 
required number of states; (ii) undertake to withdraw from registration 
with the Commission if the adviser indicates on an annual updating 
amendment to Form ADV that it would be required by the laws of fewer 
than 15 states to register as an investment adviser with the state; and 
(iii) maintain in an easily accessible place a record of the states in 
which the investment adviser has determined it would, but for the 
exemption, be required to register for a period of not less than five 
years from the filing of a Form ADV relying on the rule.
    Respondents to this collection of information are investment 
advisers required to register in 15 or more states absent the exemption 
that rely on rule 203A-2(d) to register with the Commission. The 
information collected under rule 203A-2(d) permits the Commission's 
examination staff to determine an adviser's eligibility for 
registration with the Commission under this exemptive rule and is also 
necessary for the Commission staff to use in its examination and 
oversight program. This collection of information is codified at 17 CFR 
275.203a-2(d) and is mandatory to qualify for and maintain Commission 
registration eligibility under rule 203A-2(d). Responses to the 
recordkeeping requirements under rule 203A-2(d) in the context of the 
Commission's examination and oversight program are generally kept 
confidential.
    The estimated number of investment advisers subject to the 
collection of information requirements under the rule is 152. These 
advisers will incur an average one-time initial burden of approximately 
8 hours, and an average ongoing burden of approximately 8 hours per 
year, to keep records sufficient to demonstrate that they meet the 15-
state threshold. These estimates are based on an estimate that each 
year an investment adviser will spend approximately 0.5 hours creating 
a record of its determination whether it must register as an investment 
adviser with each of the 15 states required to rely on the exemption, 
and approximately 0.5 hours to maintain these records. Accordingly, we 
estimate that rule 203A-2(d) results in an annual aggregate burden of 
collection for SEC-registered investment advisers of a total of 1,216 
hours. Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms.
    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 Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. 
Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.


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    Dated: April 4, 2014.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-07998 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]
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