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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 15, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES applicant will spend an average of 154 hours to comply with the Commission’s applications process. The Commission staff therefore estimates the annual burden hours per year for all funds under rule 17d–1’s application process to be 2772 hours at a cost of $1,113,228.1 The Commission, therefore, requests authorization to increase the inventory of total burden hours per year for all funds under rule 17d–1 from the current authorized burden of 2002 hours to 2772 hours. The increase is due to an increase in the number of funds that filed applications for exemptions under rule 17d–1. As noted above, the Commission staff understands that funds that file an application under rule 17d–1 generally use outside counsel to assist in preparing the application. The staff estimates that, on average, funds spend an additional $93,131 for outside legal services in connection with seeking Commission approval of affiliated joint transactions. Thus, the staff estimates that the total annual cost burden imposed by the exemptive application requirements of rule 17d–1 is $1,676,35.2 We estimate that funds currently do not rely on the exemption from the term ‘‘financial interest’’ with respect to any interest that the fund’s board of directors (including a majority of the directors who are not interested persons of the fund) finds to be not material. Accordingly, we estimate that annually there will be no transactions under rule 17d–1 that will result in this aspect of the collection of information. Based on these calculations, the total annual hour burden is estimated to be 2772 hours and the total annual cost burden is estimated to be $1,676,358. 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 these collections of information requirement is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on rule 17d–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. 1 The Commission staff estimates that a senior executive, such as the fund’s chief compliance officer, will spend an average of 62 hours and a mid-level compliance attorney will spend an average of 92 hours to comply with this collection of information: 62 hours + 92 hours = 154 hours. 18 funds × 154 burden hours = 2772 burden hours. The Commission staff estimate that the chief compliance officer is paid $493 per hour and the compliance attorney is paid $340 per hour. ($493 per hour × 62 hours) + ($340 per hour × 92 hours) = $61,846 per fund. $61,846 × 18 funds = $1,113,228. The $493 and $340 per hour figures are based on salary information compiled by SIFMA’s Management & Professional Earnings in the Securities Industry, 2013. The Commission staff has modified SIFMA’s information to account for an 1800-hour work year and inflation, and multiplied by 5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits, and overhead. 2 The estimate is based on the following calculation: $93,131 × 18 funds = $1,676,358. 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 15b11–1 (17 CFR 240.15b11–1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) and Form BD–N (17 CFR 249.501b). Rule 15b11–1 provides that a broker or dealer may register by notice pursuant to section 15(b)(11)(A) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o(b)(11)(A)) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Feb 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: February 8, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02976 Filed 2–14–17; 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: Form BD–N/Rule 15b11–1; SEC File No. 270–498, OMB Control No. 3235–0556. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10833 if it: (1) Is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a futures commission merchant or an introducing broker, as those terms are defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1, et seq.); (2) is a member of the National Futures Association or another national securities association registered under section 15A(k) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o–3(k)); and (3) is not required to register as a broker or dealer in connection with transactions in securities other than security futures products. The rule also requires a broker or dealer registering by notice to do so by filing Form BD–N in accordance with the instructions to the form. In addition, the rule provides that if the information provided by filing the form is or becomes inaccurate for any reason, the broker or dealer shall promptly file an amendment on the form correcting such information. The Commission staff estimates that the total annual reporting burden associated with Rule 15b11–1 and Form BD–N is approximately three hours, based on an average of two initial notice registrations per year that each take approximately 30 minutes to complete, for one hour, plus an average of nine amendments per year that each take approximately fifteen minutes to complete, for 2.25 hours, rounded down to two hours, for a total of three hours. 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: February 8, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02975 Filed 2–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1

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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:
    Form BD-N/Rule 15b11-1; SEC File No. 270-498, OMB Control No. 
3235-0556.

    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 
15b11-1 (17 CFR 240.15b11-1) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Exchange Act'') (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) and Form BD-N (17 CFR 
249.501b).
    Rule 15b11-1 provides that a broker or dealer may register by 
notice pursuant to section 15(b)(11)(A) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 
78o(b)(11)(A)) if it: (1) Is registered with the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission as a futures commission merchant or an introducing 
broker, as those terms are defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (7 
U.S.C. 1, et seq.); (2) is a member of the National Futures Association 
or another national securities association registered under section 
15A(k) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78o-3(k)); and (3) is not 
required to register as a broker or dealer in connection with 
transactions in securities other than security futures products. The 
rule also requires a broker or dealer registering by notice to do so by 
filing Form BD-N in accordance with the instructions to the form. In 
addition, the rule provides that if the information provided by filing 
the form is or becomes inaccurate for any reason, the broker or dealer 
shall promptly file an amendment on the form correcting such 
information.
    The Commission staff estimates that the total annual reporting 
burden associated with Rule 15b11-1 and Form BD-N is approximately 
three hours, based on an average of two initial notice registrations 
per year that each take approximately 30 minutes to complete, for one 
hour, plus an average of nine amendments per year that each take 
approximately fifteen minutes to complete, for 2.25 hours, rounded down 
to two hours, for a total of three hours.
    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: February 8, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
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