Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 24463 [2014-09811]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 17Ad–3(b); SEC File No. 270–424; OMB Control No. 3235–0473. 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 existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17Ad–3(b) (17 CFR 240.17Ad–3(b)), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17Ad–3(b) requires registered transfer agents to send a copy of the written notice required under Rule 17Ad–2(c), (d), and (h) to the chief executive officer of each issuer for which the transfer agent acts when it has failed to turnaround at least 75% of all routine items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad–2(a), or to process at least 75% of all items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad–2(b), for two consecutive months. The issuer may use the information contained in the notices to: (1) Provide an early warning to the issuer of the transfer agent’s noncompliance with the Commission’s minimum performance standards regarding registered transfer agents; and (2) assure that the issuer is aware of problems and poor performance with respect to the transfer agents that are servicing the issuer’s securities. If the issuer does not receive notice of a registered transfer agent’s failure to comply with the Commission’s minimum performance standards then the issuer will be unable to take remedial action to correct the problem or to find another registered transfer agent. Pursuant to Rule 17Ad–3(b), a transfer agent that has already filed a Notice of Non-Compliance with the Commission pursuant to Rule 17Ad–2 will only be required to send a copy of that notice to issuers for which it acts when that transfer agent fails to turnaround 75% of all routine items or to process 75% of all items. The Commission estimates that only two transfer agents will meet the requirements of Rule 17Ad–3(b). If a VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 transfer agent fails to meet those requirements under 17Ad–3(b), it would simply send a copy of the notice that had already been produced for the Commission. The Commission estimates the requirement will take each respondent approximately one hour to complete, for a total annual estimate burden of two hours at an internal labor costs cost of approximately $60.00 an hour. There are no external labor costs associated with sending the notice to issuers. 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 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. Dated: April 24, 2014. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–09811 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–72016; File No. SR–EDGX– 2014–13] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Amend Footnote 4 of the Exchange’s Fee Schedule To Permit Members To Designate Their Retail Orders To Be Identified as Retail on the EDGX Book Feed April 24, 2014. 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 April 17, 2014, 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 Footnote 4 of its Fee Schedule to permit Members to designate that their Retail Orders be identified as Retail on the EDGX Book Feed. 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. 1 15 2 17 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24463 E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 30APN1

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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 17Ad-3(b); SEC File No. 270-424; OMB Control No. 3235-0473.

    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 existing 
collection of information provided for in Rule 17Ad-3(b) (17 CFR 
240.17Ad-3(b)), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 
78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection 
of information to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for 
extension and approval.
    Rule 17Ad-3(b) requires registered transfer agents to send a copy 
of the written notice required under Rule 17Ad-2(c), (d), and (h) to 
the chief executive officer of each issuer for which the transfer agent 
acts when it has failed to turnaround at least 75% of all routine items 
in accordance with the requirements of Rule 17Ad-2(a), or to process at 
least 75% of all items in accordance with the requirements of Rule 
17Ad-2(b), for two consecutive months. The issuer may use the 
information contained in the notices to: (1) Provide an early warning 
to the issuer of the transfer agent's non-compliance with the 
Commission's minimum performance standards regarding registered 
transfer agents; and (2) assure that the issuer is aware of problems 
and poor performance with respect to the transfer agents that are 
servicing the issuer's securities. If the issuer does not receive 
notice of a registered transfer agent's failure to comply with the 
Commission's minimum performance standards then the issuer will be 
unable to take remedial action to correct the problem or to find 
another registered transfer agent. Pursuant to Rule 17Ad-3(b), a 
transfer agent that has already filed a Notice of Non-Compliance with 
the Commission pursuant to Rule 17Ad-2 will only be required to send a 
copy of that notice to issuers for which it acts when that transfer 
agent fails to turnaround 75% of all routine items or to process 75% of 
all items.
    The Commission estimates that only two transfer agents will meet 
the requirements of Rule 17Ad-3(b). If a transfer agent fails to meet 
those requirements under 17Ad-3(b), it would simply send a copy of the 
notice that had already been produced for the Commission. The 
Commission estimates the requirement will take each respondent 
approximately one hour to complete, for a total annual estimate burden 
of two hours at an internal labor costs cost of approximately $60.00 an 
hour. There are no external labor costs associated with sending the 
notice to issuers.
    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 
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.

    Dated: April 24, 2014.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-09811 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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