Sunshine Act Meetings, 15039 [2015-06506]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 54 / Friday, March 20, 2015 / Notices Agency name Authorization No. Organization name Office of the Attorney General ....... Bureau of Public Affairs ................. Department of Transportation ......... Position title Confidential Assistant ..................... Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist. Speechwriter ................................... Office of the Secretary (Public Affairs). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3301 and 3302; E.O. 10577, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 218. By direction of the Commission. Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary. U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Katherine Archuleta, Director. [FR Doc. 2015–06506 Filed 3–18–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7710–FW–P [FR Doc. 2015–06407 Filed 3–19–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: March 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. Commission hearing room, 901 New York Avenue NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: The Postal Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss the agenda items outlined below. Part of the meeting will be open to the public as well as audiocast, and the audiocast may be accessed via the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.prc.gov. Part of the meeting will be closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The agenda for the Commission’s March 30, 2015 meeting includes the items identified below. PORTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 1. Report from the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations. 2. Report from the Office of General Counsel. 3. Report from the Office of Accountability and Compliance. PORTIONS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: 4. Discussion of pending litigation. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001, at 202– 789–6820 (for agenda-related inquiries) and Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary of the Commission, at 202–789–6800 or shoshana.grove@prc.gov (for inquiries related to meeting location, changes in date or time of the meeting, access for handicapped or disabled persons, the audiocast, or similar matters). The Commission’s Web site may also provide information on changes in the date or time of the meeting. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES PLACE: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Mar 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 17g–5, SEC File. No. 270–581, OMB Control No. 3235–0649. 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 17g–5 (17 CFR 240.17g–5) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. The Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–291) (‘‘Rating Agency Act’’), enacted on September 29, 2006, defines the term ‘‘nationally recognized statistical rating organization,’’ or ‘‘NRSRO’’ and provides authority for the Commission to implement registration, recordkeeping, financial reporting, and oversight rules with respect to registered credit rating agencies. The Rating Agency Act added a new section 15E, ‘‘Registration of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations’’ (15 U.S.C. 78o–7) to the Exchange Act. Exchange Act section 15E(h)(2) provides the Commission with authority to prohibit, or require the management and disclosure of, any potential conflict of interest relating to the issuance of credit ratings by an NRSRO (15 U.S.C. 78o– 7(h)(2)). PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15039 Vacate date DJ090123 DS140062 1/31/15 1/19/15 DT140001 1/10/15 The Commission adopted, and subsequently amended, Rule 17g–5 pursuant, in part, to section 15E(h)(2) of the Exchange Act.1 Rule 17g–5 requires the disclosure of and establishment of procedures to manage certain NRSRO conflicts of interest, prohibits certain other NRSRO conflicts of interest, and contains requirements regarding the disclosure of information in the case of the conflict of interest of an NRSRO issuing or maintaining a credit rating on an asset-backed security that was paid for by the issuer, sponsor, or underwriter of the security. On August 27, 2014, the Commission adopted amendments to Rule 17g–5.2 The amendments modified the collection of information included in Rule 17g–5 in three ways. First, the Commission added paragraph (a)(3)(iii)(E) to Rule 17g–5 to require an NRSRO to obtain a representation from the issuer, sponsor, or underwriter of an asset-backed security that the issuer, sponsor, or underwriter will post on the Web site referred to in paragraph (a)(3)(iii) of Rule 17g–5 (‘‘Rule 17g–5 Web site’’), promptly after receipt, any executed Form ABS Due Diligence-15E delivered by a person employed to provide third-party due diligence services with respect to the security or money market instrument. Second, the Commission added paragraph (c)(8) to Rule 17g–5 to prohibit an NRSRO from issuing or maintaining a credit rating where a person within the NRSRO who participates in determining or monitoring the credit rating, or developing or approving procedures or methodologies used for determining the 1 See Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies Registered as Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Exchange Act Release No. 55857 (June 5, 2007), 72 FR 33564, 33595–33599 (June 18, 2007); Amendments to Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Exchange Act Release No. 59342 (Feb. 2, 2009) 74 FR 6456, 6465–6469 (Feb. 9, 2009); and Amendments to Rules for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Exchange Act Release No. 61050 (Nov. 23, 2009), 74 FR 63832, 63842–63850 (Dec. 4, 2009). 2 See Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, Exchange Act Release No. 72936 (August 27, 2014), 79 FR 55078, 55107–55194 (Sept. 15, 2014) (‘‘Adopting Release’’). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 54 (Friday, March 20, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 15039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06506]


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POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE:  March 30, 2015, at 11 a.m.

PLACE:  Commission hearing room, 901 New York Avenue NW., Suite 200, 
Washington, DC 20268-0001.

STATUS:  The Postal Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting to 
discuss the agenda items outlined below. Part of the meeting will be 
open to the public as well as audiocast, and the audiocast may be 
accessed via the Commission's Web site at http://www.prc.gov. Part of 
the meeting will be closed.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:  The agenda for the Commission's March 30, 
2015 meeting includes the items identified below.

PORTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 
    1. Report from the Office of Public Affairs and Government 
Relations.
    2. Report from the Office of General Counsel.
    3. Report from the Office of Accountability and Compliance.

PORTIONS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: 
    4. Discussion of pending litigation.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION:  David A. Trissell, General 
Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, 901 New York Avenue NW., Suite 
200, Washington, DC 20268-0001, at 202-789-6820 (for agenda-related 
inquiries) and Shoshana M. Grove, Secretary of the Commission, at 202-
789-6800 or shoshana.grove@prc.gov (for inquiries related to meeting 
location, changes in date or time of the meeting, access for 
handicapped or disabled persons, the audiocast, or similar matters). 
The Commission's Web site may also provide information on changes in 
the date or time of the meeting.

    By direction of the Commission.
Shoshana M. Grove,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-06506 Filed 3-18-15; 11:15 am]
 BILLING CODE 7710-FW-P