Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 11392 [2017-03394]

Download as PDF 11392 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03392 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Extension: Form N–17D–1; SEC File No. 270–231; OMB Control No. 3235–0229. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Section 17(d) (15 U.S.C. 80a–17(d)) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (‘‘Act’’) authorizes the Commission to adopt rules that protect funds and their security holders from overreaching by affiliated persons when the fund and the affiliated person participate in any joint enterprise or other joint arrangement or profit-sharing plan. Rule 17d–1 under the Act (17 CFR 270.17d–1) prohibits funds and their affiliated persons from participating in a joint enterprise, unless an application regarding the transaction has been filed with and approved by the Commission. Paragraph (d)(3) of the rule provides an exemption from this requirement for any loan or advance of credit to, or acquisition of securities or other property of, a small business concern, or any agreement to do any of the foregoing (‘‘investments’’) made by a small business investment company (‘‘SBIC’’) and an affiliated bank, provided that reports about the investments are made on forms the Commission may prescribe. Rule 17d–2 (17 CFR 270.17d–2) designates Form N–17D–1 (17 CFR 274.00) (‘‘form’’) as the form for reports required by rule 17d–1. SBICs and their affiliated banks use form N–17D–1 to report any contemporaneous investments in a small business concern. The form provides shareholders and persons seeking to make an informed decision about investing in an SBIC an VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 opportunity to learn about transactions of the SBIC that have the potential for self-dealing and other forms of overreaching by affiliated persons at the expense of shareholders. Form N–17D–1 requires SBICs and their affiliated banks to report identifying information about the small business concern and the affiliated bank. The report must include, among other things, the SBIC’s and affiliated bank’s outstanding investments in the small business concern, the use of the proceeds of the investments made during the reporting period, any changes in the nature and amount of the affiliated bank’s investment, the name of any affiliated person of the SBIC or the affiliated bank (or any affiliated person of the affiliated person of the SBIC or the affiliated bank) who has any interest in the transactions, the basis of the affiliation, the nature of the interest, and the consideration the affiliated person has received or will receive. Up to two SBICs may file the form in any year.1 The Commission estimates the burden of filling out the form is approximately one hour per response and would likely be completed by an accountant or other professional. Based on past filings, the Commission estimates that no more than one SBIC is likely to use the form each year. Most of the information requested on the form should be readily available to the SBIC or the affiliated bank in records kept in the ordinary course of business, or with respect to the SBIC, pursuant to the recordkeeping requirements under the Act. Commission staff estimates that it should take approximately one hour for an accountant or other professional to complete the form.2 The estimated total annual burden of filling out the form is 1 hour, at an estimated total annual cost of $201.3 The Commission will not keep responses on Form N–17D–1 confidential. The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a 1 As of December 31, 2016, two SBICs were registered with the Commission. 2 This estimate of hours is based on past conversations with representatives of SBICs and accountants that have filed the form. 3 Commission staff estimates that the annual burden would be incurred by a senior accountant with an average hourly wage rate of $201 per hour. This wage is from SIFMA’s Management & Professional Earnings in the Securities Industry 2013, modified to account for an 1800-hour workyear and inflation, and multiplied by 5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits, and overhead. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 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 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to 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. Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03394 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; 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 17f–7, SEC File No. 270–470, OMB Control No. 3235–0529. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) (‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17f–7 (17 CFR 270.17f–7) permits a fund under certain conditions to maintain its foreign assets with an eligible securities depository, which has to meet minimum standards for a E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Proposed Collection; 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 N-17D-1; SEC File No. 270-231; OMB Control No. 3235-0229.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the collections 
of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these 
existing collections of information to the Office of Management and 
Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Section 17(d) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(d)) of the Investment Company Act 
of 1940 (``Act'') authorizes the Commission to adopt rules that protect 
funds and their security holders from overreaching by affiliated 
persons when the fund and the affiliated person participate in any 
joint enterprise or other joint arrangement or profit-sharing plan. 
Rule 17d-1 under the Act (17 CFR 270.17d-1) prohibits funds and their 
affiliated persons from participating in a joint enterprise, unless an 
application regarding the transaction has been filed with and approved 
by the Commission. Paragraph (d)(3) of the rule provides an exemption 
from this requirement for any loan or advance of credit to, or 
acquisition of securities or other property of, a small business 
concern, or any agreement to do any of the foregoing (``investments'') 
made by a small business investment company (``SBIC'') and an 
affiliated bank, provided that reports about the investments are made 
on forms the Commission may prescribe. Rule 17d-2 (17 CFR 270.17d-2) 
designates Form N-17D-1 (17 CFR 274.00) (``form'') as the form for 
reports required by rule 17d-1.
    SBICs and their affiliated banks use form N-17D-1 to report any 
contemporaneous investments in a small business concern. The form 
provides shareholders and persons seeking to make an informed decision 
about investing in an SBIC an opportunity to learn about transactions 
of the SBIC that have the potential for self-dealing and other forms of 
overreaching by affiliated persons at the expense of shareholders.
    Form N-17D-1 requires SBICs and their affiliated banks to report 
identifying information about the small business concern and the 
affiliated bank. The report must include, among other things, the 
SBIC's and affiliated bank's outstanding investments in the small 
business concern, the use of the proceeds of the investments made 
during the reporting period, any changes in the nature and amount of 
the affiliated bank's investment, the name of any affiliated person of 
the SBIC or the affiliated bank (or any affiliated person of the 
affiliated person of the SBIC or the affiliated bank) who has any 
interest in the transactions, the basis of the affiliation, the nature 
of the interest, and the consideration the affiliated person has 
received or will receive.
    Up to two SBICs may file the form in any year.\1\ The Commission 
estimates the burden of filling out the form is approximately one hour 
per response and would likely be completed by an accountant or other 
professional. Based on past filings, the Commission estimates that no 
more than one SBIC is likely to use the form each year. Most of the 
information requested on the form should be readily available to the 
SBIC or the affiliated bank in records kept in the ordinary course of 
business, or with respect to the SBIC, pursuant to the recordkeeping 
requirements under the Act. Commission staff estimates that it should 
take approximately one hour for an accountant or other professional to 
complete the form.\2\ The estimated total annual burden of filling out 
the form is 1 hour, at an estimated total annual cost of $201.\3\ The 
Commission will not keep responses on Form N-17D-1 confidential.
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    \1\ As of December 31, 2016, two SBICs were registered with the 
Commission.
    \2\ This estimate of hours is based on past conversations with 
representatives of SBICs and accountants that have filed the form.
    \3\ Commission staff estimates that the annual burden would be 
incurred by a senior accountant with an average hourly wage rate of 
$201 per hour. This wage is from SIFMA's Management & Professional 
Earnings in the Securities Industry 2013, modified 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.
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    The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules. 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.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information has practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burden of 
the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information 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 60 days of this 
publication.
    Please direct your written comments to 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.

    Dated: February 15, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03394 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
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