Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 46368-46369 [2015-18887]

Download as PDF 46368 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 149 / Tuesday, August 4, 2015 / Notices Applicants’ Condition The Applicants agree that any order granting the requested relief will be subject to the following condition: Applicants will comply with the provisions of rules 6c–10, 12b–1, 17d– 3, 18f–3, 22d–1, and, where applicable, 11a–3 under the Act, as amended from time to time or replaced, as if those rules applied to closed-end management investment companies, and will comply with the NASD Conduct Rule 2830, as amended from time to time, as if that rule applied to all closed-end management investment companies. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19018 Filed 8–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request 60-Day notice of submission of information collection approval from the Office of Management and Budget and request for comments. ACTION: Upon Written Request Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. New Generic ICR: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. SEC File No. 270–789, OMB Control No. 3235–XXXX. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Securities and Exchange Commission has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery ’’ to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are 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 communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections 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. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will 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 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 fielding the 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. Below is the projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Actions: New collection of information. Type of Review: New Collection. Expected Annual Number of activities: [10]. Respondents: [20,000]. Annual responses: [20,000]. Frequency of Response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: [10]. Burden hours: [3500]. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Please direct your written comments to: Pamela Dyson, 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: July 28, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–18885 Filed 8–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Form N–8A. SEC File No. 270–135, OMB Control No. 3235–0175. 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. The Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Investment Company Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) requires investment companies to register with the Commission before they conduct any business in interstate commerce. Section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act provides that an investment company shall be deemed to be registered upon receipt by the Commission of a notification of E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 149 / Tuesday, August 4, 2015 / Notices registration in such form as the Commission prescribes. Form N–8A (17 CFR 274.10) is the form for notification of registration that the Commission has adopted under section 8(a). The purpose of such notification of registration provided on Form N–8A is to notify the Commission of the existence of investment companies required to be registered under the Investment Company Act and to enable the Commission to administer the provisions of the Investment Company Act with respect to those companies. After an investment company has filed its notification of registration under section 8(a), the company is then subject to the provisions of the Investment Company Act which govern certain aspects of its organization and activities, such as the composition of its board of directors and the issuance of senior securities. Form N–8A requires an investment company to provide its name, state of organization, form of organization, classification, the name and address of each investment adviser of the investment company, the current value of its total assets, and certain other information readily available to the investment company. If the investment company is filing a registration statement as required by Section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act concurrently with its notification of registration, Form N–8A requires only that the registrant file the cover page (giving its name, address, and agent for service of process) and sign the form in order to effect registration. Based on recent filings of notifications of registration on Form N–8A, we estimate that about 92 investment companies file such notifications each year. An investment company must only file a notification of registration on Form N–8A once. The currently approved average hour burden per investment company of preparing and filing a notification of registration on Form N–8A is one hour. Based on the Commission staff’s experience with the requirements of Form N–8A and with disclosure documents generally—and considering that investment companies that are filing notifications of registration on Form N–8A simultaneously with the registration statement under the Investment Company Act are only required by Form N–8A to file a signed cover page—we continue to believe that this estimate is appropriate. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual hour burden to prepare and file notifications of registration on Form N–8A is 92 hours. The currently approved cost burden of Form N–8A is $443 per filing. We are updating the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 estimated cost burden to $449 to account for the effects of inflation. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual cost burden to associated with preparing and filing notifications of registration on Form N–8A is about $41,308. Estimates of average burden hours and costs are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of Form N–8A is mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be 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 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’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 Pamela Dyson, 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: July 28, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–18887 Filed 8–3–15; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75547; File No. SR–BYX– 2015–33] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change to Rule 11.13, Order Execution and Routing July 29, 2015. 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 July 21, 2015, BATS Y-Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BYX’’) 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 Exchange has designated this proposal as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder,4 which renders it effective upon filing with the Commission. 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 filed a proposal to amend Rule 11.13, Order Execution and Routing, to: (i) Delete references to the ROOC routing option; and (ii) update routing options IOCM and ICMT to reflect a recent proposed rule change by EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGX’’) in which EDGX replaced the MidPoint Match Order with the MidPoint Peg Order.5 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.batstrading.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 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 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 46369 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75479 (July 17, 2015) (SR–EDGX–2015–33). 2 17 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 149 (Tuesday, August 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46368-46369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copy Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736.

Extension:
    Form N-8A. SEC File No. 270-135, OMB Control No. 3235-0175.

    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.
    The Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') (15 
U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) requires investment companies to register with 
the Commission before they conduct any business in interstate commerce. 
Section 8(a) of the Investment Company Act provides that an investment 
company shall be deemed to be registered upon receipt by the Commission 
of a notification of

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registration in such form as the Commission prescribes. Form N-8A (17 
CFR 274.10) is the form for notification of registration that the 
Commission has adopted under section 8(a). The purpose of such 
notification of registration provided on Form N-8A is to notify the 
Commission of the existence of investment companies required to be 
registered under the Investment Company Act and to enable the 
Commission to administer the provisions of the Investment Company Act 
with respect to those companies. After an investment company has filed 
its notification of registration under section 8(a), the company is 
then subject to the provisions of the Investment Company Act which 
govern certain aspects of its organization and activities, such as the 
composition of its board of directors and the issuance of senior 
securities. Form N-8A requires an investment company to provide its 
name, state of organization, form of organization, classification, the 
name and address of each investment adviser of the investment company, 
the current value of its total assets, and certain other information 
readily available to the investment company. If the investment company 
is filing a registration statement as required by Section 8(b) of the 
Investment Company Act concurrently with its notification of 
registration, Form N-8A requires only that the registrant file the 
cover page (giving its name, address, and agent for service of process) 
and sign the form in order to effect registration.
    Based on recent filings of notifications of registration on Form N-
8A, we estimate that about 92 investment companies file such 
notifications each year. An investment company must only file a 
notification of registration on Form N-8A once. The currently approved 
average hour burden per investment company of preparing and filing a 
notification of registration on Form N-8A is one hour. Based on the 
Commission staff's experience with the requirements of Form N-8A and 
with disclosure documents generally--and considering that investment 
companies that are filing notifications of registration on Form N-8A 
simultaneously with the registration statement under the Investment 
Company Act are only required by Form N-8A to file a signed cover 
page--we continue to believe that this estimate is appropriate. 
Therefore, we estimate that the total annual hour burden to prepare and 
file notifications of registration on Form N-8A is 92 hours. The 
currently approved cost burden of Form N-8A is $443 per filing. We are 
updating the estimated cost burden to $449 to account for the effects 
of inflation. Therefore, we estimate that the total annual cost burden 
to associated with preparing and filing notifications of registration 
on Form N-8A is about $41,308.
    Estimates of average burden hours and costs are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a 
comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of 
information requirements of Form N-8A is mandatory. Responses to the 
collection of information will not be 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 collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information has practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission'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 Pamela Dyson, 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: July 28, 2015.
Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
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