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Download as PDF 50064 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 159 / Tuesday, August 18, 2015 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20281 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–218, OMB Control No. 3235–0242] 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 206(4)–3. 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 a request for approval of extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 206(4)–3 (17 CFR 275.206(4)–3) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which is entitled ‘‘Cash Payments for Client Solicitations,’’ provides restrictions on cash payments for client solicitations. The rule requires that an adviser pay all solicitors’ fees pursuant to a written agreement. When an adviser will provide only impersonal advisory services to the prospective client, the rule imposes no disclosure requirements. When the solicitor is affiliated with the adviser and the adviser will provide individualized advisory services to the prospective client, the solicitor must, at the time of the solicitation or referral, indicate to the prospective client that he is affiliated with the adviser. When the solicitor is not affiliated with the adviser and the adviser will provide individualized advisory services to the prospective client, the solicitor must, at the time of the solicitation or referral, provide the prospective client with a copy of the adviser’s brochure and a disclosure document containing information specified in rule 206(4)–3. Amendments to rule 206(4)–3, adopted in 2010 in connection with rule 206(4)– 5, specify that solicitation activities involving a government entity, as defined in rule 206(4)–5, are subject to 15 17 17:02 Aug 17, 2015 Dated: August 13, 2015. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–20327 Filed 8–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 the additional limitations of rule 206(4)–5. The information rule 206(4)– 3 requires is necessary to inform advisory clients about the nature of the solicitor’s financial interest in the recommendation so the prospective clients may consider the solicitor’s potential bias, and to protect clients against solicitation activities being carried out in a manner inconsistent with the adviser’s fiduciary duty to clients. Rule 206(4)–3 is applicable to all Commission registered investment advisers. The Commission believes that approximately 4,422 of these advisers have cash referral fee arrangements. The rule requires approximately 7.04 burden hours per year per adviser and results in a total of approximately 31,130 total burden hours (7.04 × 4,422) for all advisers. The disclosure requirements of rule 206(4)–3 do not require recordkeeping or record retention. The collections of information requirements under the rules are mandatory. Information subject to the disclosure requirements of rule 206(4)–3 is not submitted to the Commission. The disclosures pursuant to the rule 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) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. Extension: Form N–8B–2. SEC File No. 270–186, OMB Control No. 3235–0186. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Form N–8B–2 (17 CFR 274.12) is the form used by unit investment trusts (‘‘UITs’’) other than separate accounts that are currently issuing securities, including UITs that are issuers of periodic payment plan certificates and UITs of which a management investment company is the sponsor or depositor, to comply with the filing and disclosure requirements imposed by section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–8(b)). Form N–8B–2 requires disclosure about the organization of a UIT, its securities, the personnel and affiliated persons of the depositor, the distribution and redemption of securities, the trustee or custodian, and financial statements. The Commission uses the information provided in the collection of information to determine compliance with section 8(b) of the Investment Company Act. Each registrant subject to the Form N– 8B–2 filing requirement files Form N– 8B–2 for its initial filing and does not file post-effective amendments on Form N–8B–2.1 The Commission staff estimates that approximately four respondents each file one Form N–8B– 2 filing annually with the Commission. Staff estimates that the burden for compliance with Form N–8B–2 is approximately 10 hours per filing. The total hour burden for the Form N–8B– 2 filing requirement therefore is 40 hours in the aggregate (4 respondents × one filing per respondent × 10 hours per filing). Estimates of the burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the PRA and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of SEC rules and forms. The information provided on Form N–8B–2 is mandatory. The information provided on Form N–8B–2 will not be kept confidential. An agency 1 Post-effective amendments are filed with the Commission on the UIT’s Form S–6. Hence, respondents only file Form N–8B–2 for their initial registration statement and not for post-effective amendments. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[SEC File No. 270-218, OMB Control No. 3235-0242]


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 206(4)-3.

    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 a request for approval of extension of the previously 
approved collection of information discussed below.
    Rule 206(4)-3 (17 CFR 275.206(4)-3) under the Investment Advisers 
Act of 1940, which is entitled ``Cash Payments for Client 
Solicitations,'' provides restrictions on cash payments for client 
solicitations. The rule requires that an adviser pay all solicitors' 
fees pursuant to a written agreement. When an adviser will provide only 
impersonal advisory services to the prospective client, the rule 
imposes no disclosure requirements. When the solicitor is affiliated 
with the adviser and the adviser will provide individualized advisory 
services to the prospective client, the solicitor must, at the time of 
the solicitation or referral, indicate to the prospective client that 
he is affiliated with the adviser. When the solicitor is not affiliated 
with the adviser and the adviser will provide individualized advisory 
services to the prospective client, the solicitor must, at the time of 
the solicitation or referral, provide the prospective client with a 
copy of the adviser's brochure and a disclosure document containing 
information specified in rule 206(4)-3. Amendments to rule 206(4)-3, 
adopted in 2010 in connection with rule 206(4)-5, specify that 
solicitation activities involving a government entity, as defined in 
rule 206(4)-5, are subject to the additional limitations of rule 
206(4)-5. The information rule 206(4)-3 requires is necessary to inform 
advisory clients about the nature of the solicitor's financial interest 
in the recommendation so the prospective clients may consider the 
solicitor's potential bias, and to protect clients against solicitation 
activities being carried out in a manner inconsistent with the 
adviser's fiduciary duty to clients. Rule 206(4)-3 is applicable to all 
Commission registered investment advisers. The Commission believes that 
approximately 4,422 of these advisers have cash referral fee 
arrangements. The rule requires approximately 7.04 burden hours per 
year per adviser and results in a total of approximately 31,130 total 
burden hours (7.04 x 4,422) for all advisers.
    The disclosure requirements of rule 206(4)-3 do not require 
recordkeeping or record retention. The collections of information 
requirements under the rules are mandatory. Information subject to the 
disclosure requirements of rule 206(4)-3 is not submitted to the 
Commission. The disclosures pursuant to the rule 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) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: August 13, 2015.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-20327 Filed 8-17-15; 8:45 am]
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