Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 48132 [2015-19644]

Download as PDF 48132 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 154 / Tuesday, August 11, 2015 / Notices was estimated using Commission review of filed Rule 17Ad–13 reports and Commission conversations with transfer agents and accountants. The Commission estimates that, on average, 120 hours are needed to perform the study, prepare the report, and retain the required records on an annual basis. Assuming an average hourly rate of an independent accountant of $60, the average total annual cost of the report is $7,200. The total annual cost for the approximate 100 respondents is approximately $720,000. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have any practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden imposed by 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. 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 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_Mail_Box@sec.gov. Dated: August 5, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19648 Filed 8–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Rule 17Ad–15; SEC File No. 270–360, OMB Control No. 3235–0409. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Aug 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 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’’) 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 17Ad–15 (17 CFR 240.17Ad–15) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 17Ad–15 (17 CFR 240.17Ad-15) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’) requires approximately 429 transfer agents to establish written standards for the acceptance or rejection of guarantees of securities transfers from eligible guarantor institutions. Transfer agents are required to establish procedures to ensure that those standards are used by the transfer agent to determine whether to accept or reject guarantees from eligible guarantor institutions. Transfer agents must maintain, for a period of three years following the date of a rejection of transfer, a record of all transfers rejected, along with the reason for the rejection, identification of the guarantor, and whether the guarantor failed to meet the transfer agent’s guarantee standard. These recordkeeping requirements assist the Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rule. There are approximately 429 registered transfer agents. The staff estimates that each transfer agent will spend about 40 hours annually to comply with Rule 17Ad–15, or a total of 17,160 hours for all transfer agents (429 × 40 hours = 17,160 hours). The Commission staff estimates that compliance staff work at each registered transfer agent will result in an internal cost of compliance (at an estimated hourly wage of $283) of $11,320 per year per transfer agent (40 hours x $283 per hour = $ 11,320 per year). Therefore, the aggregate annual internal cost of compliance for the approximately 429 registered transfer agents is approximately $4,856,280 ($11,320 × 429 = $4,856,280). This rule does not involve the collection of confidential information. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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) Pamela Dyson, 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. Dated: August 5, 2015. Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–19644 Filed 8–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–75609; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2015–59] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the NYSE Amex Options Fee Schedule To Discontinue the Market Access and Connectivity Subsidy August 5, 2015. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on July 31, 2015, NYSE MKT LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘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 the NYSE Amex Options Fee Schedule (‘‘Fee Schedule’’) to discontinue the Market Access and Connectivity (‘‘MAC’’) Subsidy. The Exchange proposes to implement the fee change effective August 1, 2015. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 154 (Tuesday, August 11, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 48132]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19644]


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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 FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 
20549-2736.

Extension: Rule 17Ad-15;
    SEC File No. 270-360, OMB Control No. 3235-0409.

    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'') 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 
17Ad-15 (17 CFR 240.17Ad-15) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.).
    Rule 17Ad-15 (17 CFR 240.17Ad-15) under the Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act'') requires approximately 
429 transfer agents to establish written standards for the acceptance 
or rejection of guarantees of securities transfers from eligible 
guarantor institutions. Transfer agents are required to establish 
procedures to ensure that those standards are used by the transfer 
agent to determine whether to accept or reject guarantees from eligible 
guarantor institutions. Transfer agents must maintain, for a period of 
three years following the date of a rejection of transfer, a record of 
all transfers rejected, along with the reason for the rejection, 
identification of the guarantor, and whether the guarantor failed to 
meet the transfer agent's guarantee standard. These recordkeeping 
requirements assist the Commission and other regulatory agencies with 
monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rule.
    There are approximately 429 registered transfer agents. The staff 
estimates that each transfer agent will spend about 40 hours annually 
to comply with Rule 17Ad-15, or a total of 17,160 hours for all 
transfer agents (429 x 40 hours = 17,160 hours). The Commission staff 
estimates that compliance staff work at each registered transfer agent 
will result in an internal cost of compliance (at an estimated hourly 
wage of $283) of $11,320 per year per transfer agent (40 hours x $283 
per hour = $ 11,320 per year). Therefore, the aggregate annual internal 
cost of compliance for the approximately 429 registered transfer agents 
is approximately $4,856,280 ($11,320 x 429 = $4,856,280).
    This rule does not involve the collection of confidential 
information.
    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) Pamela Dyson, 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.

    Dated: August 5, 2015.
Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-19644 Filed 8-10-15; 8:45 am]
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