Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 11394-11395 [2017-03425]

Download as PDF 11394 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices response of approximately $1267.21 (i.e., $1,964,170.00/1550 responses). 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 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. 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 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. Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03395 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: Rule 203A–2(d), SEC File No. 270–630, OMB Control No. 3235–0689. 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. The title of the collection of information is: ‘‘Exemption for Certain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 Multi-State Investment Advisers (Rule 203A–2(d)).’’ Its currently approved OMB control number is 3235–0689. 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. Pursuant to section 203A of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) (15 U.S.C. 80b–3a), an investment adviser that is regulated or required to be regulated as an investment adviser in the state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business is prohibited from registering with the Commission unless that adviser has at least $25 million in assets under management or advises a Commission-registered investment company. Section 203A also prohibits from Commission registration an adviser that: (i) Has assets under management between $25 million and $100 million; (ii) is required to be registered as an investment adviser with the state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business; and (iii) if registered, would be subject to examination as an adviser by that state (a ‘‘mid-sized adviser’’). A mid-sized adviser that otherwise would be prohibited may register with the Commission if it would be required to register with 15 or more states. Similarly, Rule 203A–2(d) under the Act (17 CFR 275.203a–2(d)) provides that the prohibition on registration with the Commission does not apply to an investment adviser that is required to register in 15 or more states. An investment adviser relying on this exemption also must: (i) Include a representation on Schedule D of Form ADV that the investment adviser has concluded that it must register as an investment adviser with the required number of states; (ii) undertake to withdraw from registration with the Commission if the adviser indicates on an annual updating amendment to Form ADV that it would be required by the laws of fewer than 15 states to register as an investment adviser with the state; and (iii) maintain in an easily accessible place a record of the states in which the investment adviser has determined it would, but for the exemption, be required to register for a period of not less than five years from the filing of a Form ADV relying on the rule. Respondents to this collection of information are investment advisers required to register in 15 or more states absent the exemption that rely on rule 203A–2(d) to register with the Commission. The information collected under rule 203A–2(d) permits the Commission’s examination staff to PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determine an adviser’s eligibility for registration with the Commission under this exemptive rule and is also necessary for the Commission staff to use in its examination and oversight program. This collection of information is codified at 17 CFR 275.203a–2(d) and is mandatory to qualify for and maintain Commission registration eligibility under rule 203A–2(d). Responses to the recordkeeping requirements under rule 203A–2(d) in the context of the Commission’s examination and oversight program are generally kept confidential. The estimated number of investment advisers subject to the collection of information requirements under the rule is 142. These advisers will incur an average one-time initial burden of approximately 8 hours, and an average ongoing burden of approximately 8 hours per year, to keep records sufficient to demonstrate that they meet the 15-state threshold. These estimates are based on an estimate that each year an investment adviser will spend approximately 0.5 hours creating a record of its determination whether it must register as an investment adviser with each of the 15 states required to rely on the exemption, and approximately 0.5 hours to maintain these records. Accordingly, we estimate that rule 203A–2(d) results in an annual aggregate burden of collection for SECregistered investment advisers of a total of 1,136 hours. Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 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 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., E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03425 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration. [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0026] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHATON MOUILLE’; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0026. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel CHATON MOUILLE’ is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: Dinner cruises, private sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 charter, site seeing, recreational dive charters —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Maryland’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0026 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: February 16, 2017. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–03403 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11395 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated With Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships With Covered Funds Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Disclosure Requirements Associated with Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in and Relationships with Covered Funds.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–00309, 400 7th Street SW., Suite 3E–218, Mail Stop 9W–11, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.treas.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid government-issued photo identification SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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:
    Rule 203A-2(d), SEC File No. 270-630, OMB Control No. 3235-0689.

    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'') is soliciting comments on the collections of 
information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this 
existing collection of information to the Office of Management and 
Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    The title of the collection of information is: ``Exemption for 
Certain Multi-State Investment Advisers (Rule 203A-2(d)).'' Its 
currently approved OMB control number is 3235-0689. 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.
    Pursuant to section 203A of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 
(the ``Act'') (15 U.S.C. 80b-3a), an investment adviser that is 
regulated or required to be regulated as an investment adviser in the 
state in which it maintains its principal office and place of business 
is prohibited from registering with the Commission unless that adviser 
has at least $25 million in assets under management or advises a 
Commission-registered investment company. Section 203A also prohibits 
from Commission registration an adviser that: (i) Has assets under 
management between $25 million and $100 million; (ii) is required to be 
registered as an investment adviser with the state in which it 
maintains its principal office and place of business; and (iii) if 
registered, would be subject to examination as an adviser by that state 
(a ``mid-sized adviser''). A mid-sized adviser that otherwise would be 
prohibited may register with the Commission if it would be required to 
register with 15 or more states. Similarly, Rule 203A-2(d) under the 
Act (17 CFR 275.203a-2(d)) provides that the prohibition on 
registration with the Commission does not apply to an investment 
adviser that is required to register in 15 or more states. An 
investment adviser relying on this exemption also must: (i) Include a 
representation on Schedule D of Form ADV that the investment adviser 
has concluded that it must register as an investment adviser with the 
required number of states; (ii) undertake to withdraw from registration 
with the Commission if the adviser indicates on an annual updating 
amendment to Form ADV that it would be required by the laws of fewer 
than 15 states to register as an investment adviser with the state; and 
(iii) maintain in an easily accessible place a record of the states in 
which the investment adviser has determined it would, but for the 
exemption, be required to register for a period of not less than five 
years from the filing of a Form ADV relying on the rule.
    Respondents to this collection of information are investment 
advisers required to register in 15 or more states absent the exemption 
that rely on rule 203A-2(d) to register with the Commission. The 
information collected under rule 203A-2(d) permits the Commission's 
examination staff to determine an adviser's eligibility for 
registration with the Commission under this exemptive rule and is also 
necessary for the Commission staff to use in its examination and 
oversight program. This collection of information is codified at 17 CFR 
275.203a-2(d) and is mandatory to qualify for and maintain Commission 
registration eligibility under rule 203A-2(d). Responses to the 
recordkeeping requirements under rule 203A-2(d) in the context of the 
Commission's examination and oversight program are generally kept 
confidential.
    The estimated number of investment advisers subject to the 
collection of information requirements under the rule is 142. These 
advisers will incur an average one-time initial burden of approximately 
8 hours, and an average ongoing burden of approximately 8 hours per 
year, to keep records sufficient to demonstrate that they meet the 15-
state threshold. These estimates are based on an estimate that each 
year an investment adviser will spend approximately 0.5 hours creating 
a record of its determination whether it must register as an investment 
adviser with each of the 15 states required to rely on the exemption, 
and approximately 0.5 hours to maintain these records. Accordingly, we 
estimate that rule 203A-2(d) results in an annual aggregate burden of 
collection for SEC-registered investment advisers of a total of 1,136 
hours. Estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
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 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.,

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Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: February 15, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03425 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am]
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