Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 8641-8642 [2017-01826]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 17 / Friday, January 27, 2017 / Notices 4(f)(6)(iii) 13 permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay so that it can implement the proposed rule change as early as the last week in January. The Commission believes that waiver of the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Commission notes that the Exchange’s proposed rule change is based on a substantially similar proposed rule change submitted by CBOE, which the Commission approved after receiving no comments.14 The Commission also notes that the filing raises no novel issues apart from those already considered in the earlier CBOE filing. Therefore, the Commission waives the 30-day operative delay and designates the proposed rule change operative upon filing.15 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission will institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– C2–2017–004 on the subject line. Paper Comments jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 14 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 72668 (July 24, 2014), 79 FR 44229 (July 30, 2014) (SR– CBOE–2014–048). 15 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission also has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 13:58 Jan 26, 2017 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–01831 Filed 1–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–C2–2017–004. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–C2– 2017–004 and should be submitted on or before February 17, 2017. Jkt 241001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79864; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2016–97] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Listing and Trading of Shares of the PowerShares Government Collateral Pledge Portfolio Under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.600 January 23, 2017. On July 6, 2016, NYSE Arca, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange 16 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8641 Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to list and trade shares of the PowerShares Government Collateral Pledge Portfolio. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016.3 On September 1, 2016, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,4 the Commission designated a longer period within which to approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change.5 On October 21, 2016, the Commission instituted proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposed rule change.6 The Commission has received no comments on the proposed rule change. On January 17, 2017, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR–NYSEArca–2016–97). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.7 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–01834 Filed 1–26–17; 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 Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213 Extension: Rule 12d3–1 SEC File No. 270–504, OMB Control No. 3235–0561 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78373 (July 20, 2016), 81 FR 48869. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78750, 81 FR 62233 (September 8, 2016). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79131, 81 FR 74840 (October 27, 2016). 7 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8642 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 17 / Friday, January 27, 2017 / Notices Section 12(d)(3) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a) generally prohibits registered investment companies (‘‘funds’’), and companies controlled by funds, from purchasing securities issued by a registered investment adviser, broker, dealer, or underwriter (‘‘securitiesrelated businesses’’). Rule 12d3–1 (‘‘Exemption of acquisitions of securities issued by persons engaged in securities related businesses’’ (17 CFR 270.12d3–1)) permits a fund to invest up to five percent of its assets in securities of an issuer deriving more than fifteen percent of its gross revenues from securities-related businesses, but a fund may not rely on rule 12d3–1 to acquire securities of its own investment adviser or any affiliated person of its own investment adviser. A fund may, however, rely on an exemption in rule 12d3–1 to acquire securities issued by its subadvisers in circumstances in which the subadviser would have little ability to take advantage of the fund, because it is not in a position to direct the fund’s securities purchases. The exemption in rule 12d3–1 is available if (i) the subadviser is not, and is not an affiliated person of, an investment adviser that provides advice with respect to the portion of the fund that is acquiring the securities, and (ii) the advisory contracts of the subadviser, and any subadviser that is advising the purchasing portion of the fund, prohibit them from consulting with each other concerning securities transactions of the fund, and limit their responsibility in providing advice to providing advice with respect to discrete portions of the fund’s portfolio. Based on an analysis of third-party information, the staff estimates that approximately 319 fund portfolios enter into subadvisory agreements each year.1 Based on discussions with industry representatives, the staff estimates that it will require approximately 3 attorney hours to draft and execute additional clauses in new subadvisory contracts in order for funds and subadvisers to be able to rely on the exemptions in rule 12d3–1. Because these additional clauses are identical to the clauses that a fund would need to insert in their subadvisory contracts to rely on rules 10f–3, 17a–10, and 17e–1 and because we believe that funds that use one such rule generally use all of these rules, we apportion this 3 hour time burden equally to all four rules. Therefore, we estimate that the burden allocated to 1 Based on information available from Morningstar and the ICI Fact Book, we estimate that 37 percent of funds are advised by subadvisers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:58 Jan 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 rule 12d3–1 for this contract change would be 0.75 hours.2 Assuming that all 319 funds that enter into new subadvisory contracts each year make the modification to their contract required by the rule, we estimate that the rule’s contract modification requirement will result in 239.25 burden hours annually.3 The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The estimate is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. Complying with this collection of information requirement is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on rule 12d3–1. Responses 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 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: January 17, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–01826 Filed 1–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 2 This estimate is based on the following calculation (3 hours ÷ 4 rules = .75 hours). 3 This estimate is based on the following calculation: (0.75 hours × 319 portfolios = 239.25 burden hours). PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79865; File No. SR– BatsBZX–2017–03] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Convert the Listing of the Shares of the SPDR DoubleLine Short Term Total Return Tactical ETF and the SPDR DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income ETF, Both of Which Are a Series of the SSGA Active Trust, Pursuant to BZX Rule 14.11(i), Managed Fund Shares January 23, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2017, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BZX’’) 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 Act 3 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 convert the shares of the SPDR DoubleLine Short Term Total Return Tactical ETF and the SPDR DoubleLine Emerging Markets Fixed Income ETF (collectively, the ‘‘Funds’’), both of which are a series of the SSGA Active Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), from listing pursuant to Rule 14.11(i) and approval orders issued by the Commission to listing pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) as provided in Rule 14.11(i)(4)(C). The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.bats.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 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). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 17 (Friday, January 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8641-8642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213

Extension:
    Rule 12d3-1 SEC File No. 270-504, OMB Control No. 3235-0561

    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 (``OMB'') a request for extension of the 
previously approved collection of information discussed below.

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    Section 12(d)(3) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 
80a) generally prohibits registered investment companies (``funds''), 
and companies controlled by funds, from purchasing securities issued by 
a registered investment adviser, broker, dealer, or underwriter 
(``securities-related businesses''). Rule 12d3-1 (``Exemption of 
acquisitions of securities issued by persons engaged in securities 
related businesses'' (17 CFR 270.12d3-1)) permits a fund to invest up 
to five percent of its assets in securities of an issuer deriving more 
than fifteen percent of its gross revenues from securities-related 
businesses, but a fund may not rely on rule 12d3-1 to acquire 
securities of its own investment adviser or any affiliated person of 
its own investment adviser.
    A fund may, however, rely on an exemption in rule 12d3-1 to acquire 
securities issued by its subadvisers in circumstances in which the 
subadviser would have little ability to take advantage of the fund, 
because it is not in a position to direct the fund's securities 
purchases. The exemption in rule 12d3-1 is available if (i) the 
subadviser is not, and is not an affiliated person of, an investment 
adviser that provides advice with respect to the portion of the fund 
that is acquiring the securities, and (ii) the advisory contracts of 
the subadviser, and any subadviser that is advising the purchasing 
portion of the fund, prohibit them from consulting with each other 
concerning securities transactions of the fund, and limit their 
responsibility in providing advice to providing advice with respect to 
discrete portions of the fund's portfolio.
    Based on an analysis of third-party information, the staff 
estimates that approximately 319 fund portfolios enter into subadvisory 
agreements each year.\1\ Based on discussions with industry 
representatives, the staff estimates that it will require approximately 
3 attorney hours to draft and execute additional clauses in new 
subadvisory contracts in order for funds and subadvisers to be able to 
rely on the exemptions in rule 12d3-1. Because these additional clauses 
are identical to the clauses that a fund would need to insert in their 
subadvisory contracts to rely on rules 10f-3, 17a-10, and 17e-1 and 
because we believe that funds that use one such rule generally use all 
of these rules, we apportion this 3 hour time burden equally to all 
four rules. Therefore, we estimate that the burden allocated to rule 
12d3-1 for this contract change would be 0.75 hours.\2\ Assuming that 
all 319 funds that enter into new subadvisory contracts each year make 
the modification to their contract required by the rule, we estimate 
that the rule's contract modification requirement will result in 239.25 
burden hours annually.\3\
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    \1\ Based on information available from Morningstar and the ICI 
Fact Book, we estimate that 37 percent of funds are advised by 
subadvisers.
    \2\ This estimate is based on the following calculation (3 hours 
/ 4 rules = .75 hours).
    \3\ This estimate is based on the following calculation: (0.75 
hours x 319 portfolios = 239.25 burden hours).
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    The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The estimate is not derived 
from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the 
costs of Commission rules. Complying with this collection of 
information requirement is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying 
on rule 12d3-1. Responses 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 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: January 17, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-01826 Filed 1-26-17; 8:45 am]
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