Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information on Meetings With Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866, 7160-7161 [2016-02688]

Download as PDF 7160 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices Public notice; correction. The Copyright Royalty Judges published a document in the Federal Register of January 22, 2016, announcing receipt of five notices of intent to audit several broadcasters. The document contained incorrect dates in the summary section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register of January 22, 2016, in FR Doc. 2016–01300, on page 3786, in the first column, correct the summary to read: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcasters Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., Greater Media Inc., Townsquare Media Broadcasting and Univision Communications Inc. and the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcaster Saga Communications Inc. concerning royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses. Dated: February 4, 2016. Jesse M. Feder, Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2016–02631 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Information on Meetings With Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866 Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to collect information from members of the public who request a meeting with OIRA on rules under review at the time pursuant to Executive Order 12866. The information collected would be subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and this notice announces and requests comment on OIRA’s proposal for such a collection. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods: asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 • Email: Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please include in the subject line of the email, ‘‘Executive Order 12866 Information Collection’’. • Fax: 202–395–5806. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Information on Meetings with Outside Parties Pursuant to Executive Order 12866. Abstract: Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ issued by President Clinton on September 30, 1993, establishes and governs the process under which OIRA reviews agency draft and proposed final regulatory actions. Consistent with the disclosure provisions of Executive Order 12866, OIRA provides information about its work related to regulatory reviews on Reginfo.gov at www.Reginfo.gov and on OIRA’s Web site at https://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/oira. OIRA makes public all substantive communications with any party outside the Executive Branch concerning regulatory actions under review. If the OIRA Administrator or his/her designee meets with outside parties during a review, the subject, date, and participants of the meeting are disclosed on the Reginfo.gov Web site, as well as any materials distributed at such meetings. These meetings occur at the initiative and request of an outside party. Any member of the public may request a meeting about a regulatory action under OIRA review, and may invite other outside parties to attend. OIRA’s role in these meetings is limited to listening to feedback on the regulation under review. In accordance with Executive Order 12866, OIRA invites representatives from the agency or agencies issuing the regulatory action. OIRA and agency staff may ask clarifying questions, but do not take PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 minutes. OIRA does, however, post on RegInfo.gov any written materials provided by outside parties, including the initial meeting request. To ensure transparency associated with meetings pursuant to Executive Order 12866, OIRA will collect—and then post publicly—the following information, which outside parties must provide, to request a meeting with OIRA to present their views on a regulatory action currently under review: 1. Name of the organization requesting the meeting. 2. Name of the organization’s client or who the organization is representing at the meeting (if applicable). 3. The name of the regulatory action on which the party would like to present its views. 4. The Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) of the regulatory action on which the party would like to present its views. When outside parties arrive for their meeting with OIRA they will then need to provide the following information inperson: 1. The full names of all attendees present at the meeting, and for each attendee: a. The name of the organization each attendee is affiliated with; and b. the attendee’s client or who the attendee is representing (if applicable). 2. Copies of all briefing materials used during the presentation that will be given to OIRA for consideration. All information submitted to OIRA pursuant to this collection will be made publicly available at Reginfo.gov. This effort will streamline the current process for outside parties when requesting a meeting and will ensure transparency and accuracy of the docket that OIRA keeps in accordance with the disclosure provisions of Executive Order 12866. OIRA welcomes any and all public comments on the proposed collection of information such as the accuracy of OIRA’s burden estimate, the practical utility of collecting this information, and whether there are additional pieces of information that should be collected from meeting requestors to further the disclosure provisions of Executive Order 12866. Current actions: Proposal for new information collection requirement. Type of review: New. Affected public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Expected average annual number of respondents: 200. Average annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Total number of responses annually: 400. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / Notices Burden per response: 30 minutes. Total average annual burden: 200 hours. Request for comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. 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. Dominic J. Mancini, Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–02688 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 BILLING CODE P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–77050; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2016–23] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF’s Investments in Sponsored and Unsponsored American Depositary Receipts February 4, 2016. 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 January 29, 2016, NYSE Arca, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to change the description of the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF’s investments in sponsored and unsponsored American Depositary Receipts. The Commission has previously approved listing and trading on the Exchange of shares of the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF, and such shares are currently listed and traded on the Exchange under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600. The proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.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 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 those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7161 set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Commission has approved listing and trading on the Exchange of shares (‘‘Shares’’) of the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF (the ‘‘Fund’’) 4 under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600, which governs the listing and trading of Managed Fund Shares. The Fund is an actively managed exchange traded fund. The Shares are offered by the AdvisorShares Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’).5 Shares of the Fund are currently listed and traded on the Exchange under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600. The investment adviser to the Fund is AdvisorShares Investments, LLC (the ‘‘Adviser’’). AthenaInvest Advisors LLC (‘‘Sub-Adviser’’) is the Fund’s subadviser. As stated in the Prior Release, the Fund’s investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of the Fund’s assets in (1) U.S. and foreign common stock of issuers of any capitalization range, and (2) American Depositary Receipts (‘‘ADRs’’), Global Depositary Receipts (‘‘GDRs’’), European Depositary Receipts (‘‘EDRs’’) and International Depository Receipts (‘‘IDRs’’, and together with ADRs, GDRs, and EDRs, ‘‘Depositary Receipts’’) that provide investment exposure to global equity markets.6 The Prior Release stated that, other than unsponsored ADRs, all U.S. and foreign common stocks and Depositary Receipts in which the Fund will invest will be exchangetraded. The Prior Release further stated 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72665 (July 24, 2014), 79 FR 44236 (July 30, 2014) (SR– NYSEArca–2014–59) (order approving listing and trading on the Exchange of Shares of the Fund) (‘‘Prior Order’’). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72298 (June 3, 2014), 79 FR 33024 (June 9, 2014) (SR–NYSEArca–2014–59) (notice of filing of proposed rule change relating to listing and trading on the Exchange of Shares of the Fund (‘‘Prior Notice’’, and together with the Prior Order, the ‘‘Prior Release’’). 5 The Trust is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘1940 Act’’). On February 18, 2014, the Trust filed with the Commission an amendment to its registration statement on Form N– 1A under the Securities Act of 1933 (‘‘Securities Act’’) and the 1940 Act relating to the Fund (File Nos. 333–157876 and 811–22110) (‘‘Registration Statement’’). The description of the operation of the Trust and the Fund herein is based, in part, on the Registration Statement. 6 See note 10 of the Prior Notice. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 27 (Wednesday, February 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7160-7161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02688]


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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Information on Meetings With Outside Parties Pursuant 
to Executive Order 12866

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to collect 
information from members of the public who request a meeting with OIRA 
on rules under review at the time pursuant to Executive Order 12866. 
The information collected would be subject to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and this notice announces and 
requests comment on OIRA's proposal for such a collection.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 
11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by one of the following methods:
     Email: Oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please include in the 
subject line of the email, ``Executive Order 12866 Information 
Collection''.
     Fax: 202-395-5806.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available 
to the public. For this reason, please do not include in your comments 
information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal 
information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, 
your email address will be automatically captured and included as part 
of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available 
on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment 
request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the 
communication will be treated as public comments that may be made 
available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine 
notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Oira_submission@omb.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Information on Meetings with Outside Parties Pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866.
    Abstract: Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and 
Review,'' issued by President Clinton on September 30, 1993, 
establishes and governs the process under which OIRA reviews agency 
draft and proposed final regulatory actions. Consistent with the 
disclosure provisions of Executive Order 12866, OIRA provides 
information about its work related to regulatory reviews on Reginfo.gov 
at www.Reginfo.gov and on OIRA's Web site at https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/oira. OIRA makes public all substantive 
communications with any party outside the Executive Branch concerning 
regulatory actions under review. If the OIRA Administrator or his/her 
designee meets with outside parties during a review, the subject, date, 
and participants of the meeting are disclosed on the Reginfo.gov Web 
site, as well as any materials distributed at such meetings.
    These meetings occur at the initiative and request of an outside 
party. Any member of the public may request a meeting about a 
regulatory action under OIRA review, and may invite other outside 
parties to attend. OIRA's role in these meetings is limited to 
listening to feedback on the regulation under review. In accordance 
with Executive Order 12866, OIRA invites representatives from the 
agency or agencies issuing the regulatory action. OIRA and agency staff 
may ask clarifying questions, but do not take minutes. OIRA does, 
however, post on RegInfo.gov any written materials provided by outside 
parties, including the initial meeting request.
    To ensure transparency associated with meetings pursuant to 
Executive Order 12866, OIRA will collect--and then post publicly--the 
following information, which outside parties must provide, to request a 
meeting with OIRA to present their views on a regulatory action 
currently under review:
    1. Name of the organization requesting the meeting.
    2. Name of the organization's client or who the organization is 
representing at the meeting (if applicable).
    3. The name of the regulatory action on which the party would like 
to present its views.
    4. The Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) of the regulatory 
action on which the party would like to present its views.
    When outside parties arrive for their meeting with OIRA they will 
then need to provide the following information in-person:
    1. The full names of all attendees present at the meeting, and for 
each attendee:
    a. The name of the organization each attendee is affiliated with; 
and
    b. the attendee's client or who the attendee is representing (if 
applicable).
    2. Copies of all briefing materials used during the presentation 
that will be given to OIRA for consideration.
    All information submitted to OIRA pursuant to this collection will 
be made publicly available at Reginfo.gov.
    This effort will streamline the current process for outside parties 
when requesting a meeting and will ensure transparency and accuracy of 
the docket that OIRA keeps in accordance with the disclosure provisions 
of Executive Order 12866. OIRA welcomes any and all public comments on 
the proposed collection of information such as the accuracy of OIRA's 
burden estimate, the practical utility of collecting this information, 
and whether there are additional pieces of information that should be 
collected from meeting requestors to further the disclosure provisions 
of Executive Order 12866.
    Current actions: Proposal for new information collection 
requirement.
    Type of review: New.
    Affected public: Individuals and Households, Businesses and 
Organizations, State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Expected average annual number of respondents: 200.
    Average annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Total number of responses annually: 400.

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    Burden per response: 30 minutes.
    Total average annual burden: 200 hours.
    Request for comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. 
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of 
information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of 
operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide 
information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial 
resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose 
or provide information to or for a Federal agency. This includes the 
time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and 
utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, 
validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining 
information, and disclosing and providing information; to train 
personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to 
search data sources, to complete and review the collection of 
information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    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.

Dominic J. Mancini,
Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-02688 Filed 2-9-16; 8:45 am]
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