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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices products applies consistently across all market participants and the implementation of the proposed liquidity thresholds for Euro denominated products does not preclude the implementation of similar changes by other market participants. Therefore, ICC does not believe the update to its liquidity thresholds for Euro denominated products imposes any burden on competition that is inappropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Clearing Agency’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change, Security-Based Swap Submission, or Advance Notice Received From Members, Participants or Others Written comments relating to the proposed rule change have not been solicited or received. ICC will notify the Commission of any written comments received by ICC. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change, Security-Based Swap Submission, or Advance Notice and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period up to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove such proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be 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, security-based swap submission, or advance notice is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • 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– ICC–2017–002 on the subject line. Paper Comments Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ICC–2017–002. 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, security-based swap submission, or advance notice that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change, security-based swap submission, or advance notice 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 such filings will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of ICE Clear Credit and on ICE Clear Credit’s Web site at https:// www.theice.com/clear-credit/regulation. 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–ICC–2017–002 and should be submitted on or before March 7, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02909 Filed 2–13–17; 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 FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736 Extension: 11 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10613 Rules 15Ba1–1 through 15Ba1–8 SEC File No. 270–619, OMB Control No. 3235– 0681 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information provided for in Rules 15Ba1–1 to 15Ba1–8 (17 CFR 240.15Ba1–1 to 17 CFR 240.15Ba1–8)—Registration of Municipal Advisors, under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. On September 20, 2013 (see 78 FR 67468, November 12, 2013), the Commission adopted Rules 15Ba1–1 through 15Ba1–8 and Rule 15Bc4–1 under the Act to establish the rules by which a municipal advisor must obtain, maintain, and terminate its registration with the Commission. In addition, the rules interpret the definition of the term ‘‘municipal advisor,’’ interpret the statutory exclusions from that definition, and provide certain additional regulatory exemptions. The rules became effective on January 13, 2014; however, on January 13, 2014, the Commission temporarily stayed such rules until July 1, 2014 (see 79 FR 2777, January 16, 2014). Section 15B(a)(1) of the Act makes it unlawful for a municipal advisor to provide advice to or on behalf of a municipal entity or obligated person with respect to municipal financial products or the issuance of municipal securities, or to undertake a solicitation of a municipal entity or obligated person, unless the municipal advisor is registered with the Commission. The rules, among other things (i) require municipal advisors to file certain forms (i.e., Form MA, Form MA–A, Form MA/A, Form MA–I, Form MA–I/A, Form MA–NR, and Form MA– W) with the Commission to, as appropriate, obtain, maintain, or terminate their registration with the Commission and maintain certain books and records in accordance with the Act, and (ii) set forth how certain entities may meet the requirements of the statutory exclusions or regulatory exemptions from the definition of ‘‘municipal advisor.’’ Form MA The Commission estimates that approximately 75 respondents will submit new Form MA applications annually in each of the next three years. The Commission further estimates that each submission will take E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 10614 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES approximately 3.5 hours. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents for submitting an initial Form MA application will be approximately 263 hours.1 The Commission estimates that respondents submitting new Form MA applications would, on average, consult with outside counsel for one hour, at a rate of $400/hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the average total annual cost that may by incurred by all respondents filing new Form MA applications will be $30,000.2 In addition to filing initial Form MA applications, the rules require municipal advisors to amend Form MA once annually (Form MA–A) and after the occurrence of any material event (Form MA/A). The requirement to amend Form MA applies to all registered municipal advisors. There are currently approximately 668 municipal advisors registered with the Commission and, as noted above, the Commission anticipates receiving 225 new Form MA submissions over the next three years. Therefore, the Commission expects that the rules’ requirement to amend Form MA will apply to approximately 743 municipal advisors in year one, approximately 818 municipal advisors in year two, and approximately 893 municipal advisors in year three. The Commission estimates that completing an annual amendment would take a municipal advisor approximately 1.5 hours and completing a material event amendment would take 0.5 hours. The Commission further estimates that each municipal advisor will submit two amendments per year (one Form MA–A and one Form MA/A). Thus, the Commission estimates that the average annual burden borne by respondents for amending Form MA during the three-year period will be approximately 1,636 hours.3 Form MA–I The Commission estimates that it will receive approximately 950 new Form MA–I submissions annually. The Commission further estimates that each Form MA–I submission will take approximately three hours to complete. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents submitting Form MA–I will be approximately 2,850 hours.4 The Commission also estimates that a Form MA–I respondent will submit 1.7 updating amendments per year (Form MA–I/A), and that each such amendment will take approximately 0.5 hours to complete. There are currently respondents × 3.5 hours. respondents × ($400/hour × 1 hour). 3 818 respondents × 2 hours. 4 950 submissions × 3 hours. 1 75 2 75 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 approximately 5,685 Form MA–Is on file with the Commission and, as noted above, the Commission expects to receive 2,850 Form MA–I submissions over the next three years. Therefore, the Commission expects the rules’ requirement to amend Form MA–I to apply to approximately 6,635 Form MA–Is in year one, approximately 7,585 Form MA–Is in year two, and approximately 8,535 Form MA–Is in year three. Thus, the Commission estimates that the average annual burden borne by respondents submitting Form MA–I amendments during the three-year period will be approximately 6,447 hours.5 Form MA–W The Commission estimates that it will receive 40 new Form MA–W submissions annually. The Commission further estimates that each Form MA–W submission will take approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents submitting Form MA–W will be approximately 20 hours.6 Form MA–NR The Commission estimates that three municipal advisors will have a nonresident general partner, non-resident managing agent, or non-resident associated person and such advisors will submit a total of approximately nine Form MA–NRs annually. The Commission further estimates that each Form MA–NR submission will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents submitting Form MA–NR will be approximately 13.5 hours.7 In addition, each respondent that submits a Form MA–NR must also provide an opinion of counsel. The Commission estimates that such an opinion of counsel would take three hours to complete, at a rate of $400/hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents providing an opinion of counsel will be approximately nine hours.8 The estimated average total cost that may be incurred by all respondents providing an opinion of counsel will be $3,600.9 Consent to Service of Process The Commission estimates that 75 new municipal advisors will have to develop a template document to use in obtaining written consents to service of 5 7,585 Form MA–I/As × (1.7 amendments × 0.5 hours). 6 40 respondents × 0.5 hours. 7 3 respondents × (3 Form MA–NR submissions × 1.5 hours). 8 3 respondents × 3 hours. 9 3 respondents × (3.0 hours × $400/hour). PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 process from their associated persons annually. The Commission further estimates that each template document will take approximately one hour to draft. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents developing a template document will be approximately 75 hours.10 In addition, the Commission estimates that municipal advisors will need to obtain 950 new consents to service of process from associated persons annually. The Commission further estimates that, after the written consents are drafted, it will take municipal advisors approximately 0.10 hours to obtain each consent. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents obtaining consents to service of process will be 170 hours.11 Books and Records To Be Maintained by Municipal Advisors The Commission estimates 743, 818, and 893 municipal advisors will be subject to the books and records rules during each of the next three years, respectively. The Commission further estimates that the average annual burden for a municipal advisor to comply with the books and records requirement is approximately 182 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the average annual burden borne by respondents to comply with the books and records requirements during the three-year period will be approximately 148,876 hours.12 Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Exemption The Commission estimates that approximately 150 persons will seek to rely on the independent registered municipal advisor exemption annually. The Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of developing a written template disclosure document will be approximately one hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden borne by respondents developing a template disclosure document will be approximately 150 hours.13 The Commission also recognizes that respondents will be subject to a recurring burden each time they seek to rely on the exemption. The Commission estimates that respondents may seek the exemption on approximately 7,400 transactions annually. The Commission further estimates that the burden of obtaining the written representations needed from respondents × 1 hour. hours + (950 × 0.1 hours). 12 818 respondents × 182 hours. 13 150 respondents × 1 hour. 10 75 11 75 E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 14, 2017 / Notices the municipal entity or obligated person client will be approximately 0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents seeking to rely on the independent registered municipal advisor exemption will be approximately 1,850 hours.14 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Definition of Municipal Escrow Investments Exemption The Commission estimates that approximately 700 respondents will seek to rely on the municipal escrow investments exemption. The Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of creating a template document to use in obtaining the written representations necessary to rely on the exemption will be approximately one hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden borne by respondents developing a template document will be approximately 700 hours.15 The Commission also recognizes that respondents will be subject to a recurring burden each time they seek to rely on the exemption. The Commission estimates the respondents will seek to rely on the exemption with approximately 8,620 municipal entity clients. The Commission further estimates that the burden of obtaining the required written representations from the respondent’s client will be approximately 0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents seeking to rely on the municipal escrow investments exemption will be approximately 2,155 hours.16 Definition of Proceeds of Municipal Securities Exemption The Commission estimates that approximately 880 respondents will seek to rely on the proceeds of municipal securities exemption. The Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of creating a template document to use in obtaining the written representations necessary to rely on the exemption will be approximately one hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden borne by respondents developing a template document will be approximately 880 hours.17 The Commission also recognizes that respondents will be subject to a recurring burden each time they seek to rely on the exemption. The Commission estimates that respondents will seek to transactions × 0.25 hours. respondents × 1 hour. 16 8,620 clients × 0.25 hours. 17 880 respondents × 1 hour. rely on the exemption in connection with services provided to approximately 25,420 clients. The Commission further estimates that the burden of obtaining the required written consents from the respondent’s client will be approximately 0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents seeking to rely on proceeds of municipal securities exemption will be approximately 6,355 hours.18 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 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 30 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 C. 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. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Dated: February 8, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change [FR Doc. 2017–02933 Filed 2–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Release No. 34–79989; File No. SR– BatsBZX–2017–07] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Under BZX Rule 14.11(c)(4) the Shares of the VanEck Vectors AMTFree National Municipal Index ETF of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust February 8, 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 27, 2017, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘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 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 list and trade under BZX Rule 14.11(c)(4) the shares of the VanEck Vectors AMTFree National Municipal Index ETF (the ‘‘Fund’’) of VanEck Vectors ETF Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’). 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. 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 proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements. 14 7,400 15 700 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Feb 13, 2017 1 15 18 25,420 Jkt 241001 10615 PO 00000 clients × 0.25 hours. Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 17 E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10613-10615]
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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:
    Rules 15Ba1-1 through 15Ba1-8 SEC File No. 270-619, OMB Control 
No. 3235-0681

    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'') is soliciting comments on the collection of 
information provided for in Rules 15Ba1-1 to 15Ba1-8 (17 CFR 240.15Ba1-
1 to 17 CFR 240.15Ba1-8)--Registration of Municipal Advisors, under the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (the ``Act''). 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    On September 20, 2013 (see 78 FR 67468, November 12, 2013), the 
Commission adopted Rules 15Ba1-1 through 15Ba1-8 and Rule 15Bc4-1 under 
the Act to establish the rules by which a municipal advisor must 
obtain, maintain, and terminate its registration with the Commission. 
In addition, the rules interpret the definition of the term ``municipal 
advisor,'' interpret the statutory exclusions from that definition, and 
provide certain additional regulatory exemptions. The rules became 
effective on January 13, 2014; however, on January 13, 2014, the 
Commission temporarily stayed such rules until July 1, 2014 (see 79 FR 
2777, January 16, 2014). Section 15B(a)(1) of the Act makes it unlawful 
for a municipal advisor to provide advice to or on behalf of a 
municipal entity or obligated person with respect to municipal 
financial products or the issuance of municipal securities, or to 
undertake a solicitation of a municipal entity or obligated person, 
unless the municipal advisor is registered with the Commission. The 
rules, among other things (i) require municipal advisors to file 
certain forms (i.e., Form MA, Form MA-A, Form MA/A, Form MA-I, Form MA-
I/A, Form MA-NR, and Form MA-W) with the Commission to, as appropriate, 
obtain, maintain, or terminate their registration with the Commission 
and maintain certain books and records in accordance with the Act, and 
(ii) set forth how certain entities may meet the requirements of the 
statutory exclusions or regulatory exemptions from the definition of 
``municipal advisor.''

Form MA

    The Commission estimates that approximately 75 respondents will 
submit new Form MA applications annually in each of the next three 
years. The Commission further estimates that each submission will take

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approximately 3.5 hours. Thus, the total annual burden borne by 
respondents for submitting an initial Form MA application will be 
approximately 263 hours.\1\ The Commission estimates that respondents 
submitting new Form MA applications would, on average, consult with 
outside counsel for one hour, at a rate of $400/hour. Thus, the 
Commission estimates that the average total annual cost that may by 
incurred by all respondents filing new Form MA applications will be 
$30,000.\2\ In addition to filing initial Form MA applications, the 
rules require municipal advisors to amend Form MA once annually (Form 
MA-A) and after the occurrence of any material event (Form MA/A). The 
requirement to amend Form MA applies to all registered municipal 
advisors. There are currently approximately 668 municipal advisors 
registered with the Commission and, as noted above, the Commission 
anticipates receiving 225 new Form MA submissions over the next three 
years. Therefore, the Commission expects that the rules' requirement to 
amend Form MA will apply to approximately 743 municipal advisors in 
year one, approximately 818 municipal advisors in year two, and 
approximately 893 municipal advisors in year three. The Commission 
estimates that completing an annual amendment would take a municipal 
advisor approximately 1.5 hours and completing a material event 
amendment would take 0.5 hours. The Commission further estimates that 
each municipal advisor will submit two amendments per year (one Form 
MA-A and one Form MA/A). Thus, the Commission estimates that the 
average annual burden borne by respondents for amending Form MA during 
the three-year period will be approximately 1,636 hours.\3\
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Form MA-I

    The Commission estimates that it will receive approximately 950 new 
Form MA-I submissions annually. The Commission further estimates that 
each Form MA-I submission will take approximately three hours to 
complete. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents submitting 
Form MA-I will be approximately 2,850 hours.\4\ The Commission also 
estimates that a Form MA-I respondent will submit 1.7 updating 
amendments per year (Form MA-I/A), and that each such amendment will 
take approximately 0.5 hours to complete. There are currently 
approximately 5,685 Form MA-Is on file with the Commission and, as 
noted above, the Commission expects to receive 2,850 Form MA-I 
submissions over the next three years. Therefore, the Commission 
expects the rules' requirement to amend Form MA-I to apply to 
approximately 6,635 Form MA-Is in year one, approximately 7,585 Form 
MA-Is in year two, and approximately 8,535 Form MA-Is in year three. 
Thus, the Commission estimates that the average annual burden borne by 
respondents submitting Form MA-I amendments during the three-year 
period will be approximately 6,447 hours.\5\
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Form MA-W

    The Commission estimates that it will receive 40 new Form MA-W 
submissions annually. The Commission further estimates that each Form 
MA-W submission will take approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Thus, 
the total annual burden borne by respondents submitting Form MA-W will 
be approximately 20 hours.\6\
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Form MA-NR

    The Commission estimates that three municipal advisors will have a 
non-resident general partner, non-resident managing agent, or non-
resident associated person and such advisors will submit a total of 
approximately nine Form MA-NRs annually. The Commission further 
estimates that each Form MA-NR submission will take approximately 1.5 
hours to complete. Thus, the total annual burden borne by respondents 
submitting Form MA-NR will be approximately 13.5 hours.\7\ In addition, 
each respondent that submits a Form MA-NR must also provide an opinion 
of counsel. The Commission estimates that such an opinion of counsel 
would take three hours to complete, at a rate of $400/hour. Thus, the 
Commission estimates that the total annual burden borne by respondents 
providing an opinion of counsel will be approximately nine hours.\8\ 
The estimated average total cost that may be incurred by all 
respondents providing an opinion of counsel will be $3,600.\9\
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Consent to Service of Process

    The Commission estimates that 75 new municipal advisors will have 
to develop a template document to use in obtaining written consents to 
service of process from their associated persons annually. The 
Commission further estimates that each template document will take 
approximately one hour to draft. Thus, the Commission estimates that 
the total annual burden borne by respondents developing a template 
document will be approximately 75 hours.\10\ In addition, the 
Commission estimates that municipal advisors will need to obtain 950 
new consents to service of process from associated persons annually. 
The Commission further estimates that, after the written consents are 
drafted, it will take municipal advisors approximately 0.10 hours to 
obtain each consent. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total 
annual burden borne by respondents obtaining consents to service of 
process will be 170 hours.\11\
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Books and Records To Be Maintained by Municipal Advisors

    The Commission estimates 743, 818, and 893 municipal advisors will 
be subject to the books and records rules during each of the next three 
years, respectively. The Commission further estimates that the average 
annual burden for a municipal advisor to comply with the books and 
records requirement is approximately 182 hours. Thus, the Commission 
estimates that the average annual burden borne by respondents to comply 
with the books and records requirements during the three-year period 
will be approximately 148,876 hours.\12\
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Independent Registered Municipal Advisor Exemption

    The Commission estimates that approximately 150 persons will seek 
to rely on the independent registered municipal advisor exemption 
annually. The Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of 
developing a written template disclosure document will be approximately 
one hour. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden 
borne by respondents developing a template disclosure document will be 
approximately 150 hours.\13\ The Commission also recognizes that 
respondents will be subject to a recurring burden each time they seek 
to rely on the exemption. The Commission estimates that respondents may 
seek the exemption on approximately 7,400 transactions annually. The 
Commission further estimates that the burden of obtaining the written 
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the municipal entity or obligated person client will be approximately 
0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total annual burden 
borne by respondents seeking to rely on the independent registered 
municipal advisor exemption will be approximately 1,850 hours.\14\
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Definition of Municipal Escrow Investments Exemption

    The Commission estimates that approximately 700 respondents will 
seek to rely on the municipal escrow investments exemption. The 
Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of creating a 
template document to use in obtaining the written representations 
necessary to rely on the exemption will be approximately one hour. 
Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden borne by 
respondents developing a template document will be approximately 700 
hours.\15\ The Commission also recognizes that respondents will be 
subject to a recurring burden each time they seek to rely on the 
exemption. The Commission estimates the respondents will seek to rely 
on the exemption with approximately 8,620 municipal entity clients. The 
Commission further estimates that the burden of obtaining the required 
written representations from the respondent's client will be 
approximately 0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that the total 
annual burden borne by respondents seeking to rely on the municipal 
escrow investments exemption will be approximately 2,155 hours.\16\
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Definition of Proceeds of Municipal Securities Exemption

    The Commission estimates that approximately 880 respondents will 
seek to rely on the proceeds of municipal securities exemption. The 
Commission further estimates that the one-time burden of creating a 
template document to use in obtaining the written representations 
necessary to rely on the exemption will be approximately one hour. 
Thus, the Commission estimates that the total one-time burden borne by 
respondents developing a template document will be approximately 880 
hours.\17\ The Commission also recognizes that respondents will be 
subject to a recurring burden each time they seek to rely on the 
exemption. The Commission estimates that respondents will seek to rely 
on the exemption in connection with services provided to approximately 
25,420 clients. The Commission further estimates that the burden of 
obtaining the required written consents from the respondent's client 
will be approximately 0.25 hours. Thus, the Commission estimates that 
the total annual burden borne by respondents seeking to rely on 
proceeds of municipal securities exemption will be approximately 6,355 
hours.\18\
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    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 
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 30 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 C. 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: February 8, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02933 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]
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