Sunshine Act Meeting, 12859-12860 [2017-04496]

Download as PDF 12859 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1. Title and purpose of information collection: Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act Applications; OMB 3220– 0039. Under Section 2 of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA), sickness benefits are payable to qualified railroad employees who are unable to work because of illness or injury. In addition, sickness benefits are payable to qualified female employees if they are unable to work, or if working would be injurious, because of pregnancy, miscarriage, or childbirth. Under Section 1(k) of the RUIA a statement of sickness, with respect to days of sickness of an employee, is to be filed with the RRB within a 10-day period from the first day claimed as a day of sickness. The Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) authority for requesting supplemental medical information is Section 12(i) and 12(n) of the RUIA. The procedures for claiming sickness benefits and for the RRB to obtain supplemental medical information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for such benefits are prescribed in 20 CFR part 335. The forms currently used by the RRB to obtain information needed to determine eligibility for, and the amount of, sickness benefits due a claimant follow: Form SI–1a, Application for Sickness Benefits; Form SI–1b, Statement of Sickness; Form SI– 3, Claim for Sickness Benefits; Form SI– 7, Supplemental Doctor’s Statement; Form SI–8, Verification of Medical Information; and Form ID–11A, Requesting Reason for Late Filing of Sickness Benefit. Completion is required to obtain or retain benefits. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB proposes no changes to any of the forms in the information collection. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Form No. Time (minutes) Burden (hours) SI–1a (Employee) ........................................................................................................................ SI–1b (Doctor) ............................................................................................................................. SI–3 (Manual) .............................................................................................................................. SI–3 (Internet) .............................................................................................................................. SI–7 .............................................................................................................................................. SI–8 .............................................................................................................................................. ID–11A ......................................................................................................................................... 15,700 15,700 131,600 61,350 20,830 26 518 10 8 5 5 8 5 4 2,617 2,093 10,967 5,113 2,777 2 35 Total ...................................................................................................................................... 245,724 ........................ 23,604 2. Title and purpose of information collection: Job Information Report, OMB 3220–0193. The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) occupational disability standards allow the RRB to request job information from railroad employers to determine an applicant’s eligibility for an occupational disability. To determine an occupational disability, the RRB must obtain the employee’s work history and establish if the employee is precluded from performing his or her regular railroad occupation. This is accomplished by comparing the restrictions caused by the impairment(s) against the employee’s ability to perform his or her job duties. To collect the information needed to determine the effect of a disability on an employee applicant’s ability to work, the RRB utilizes Form G–251, Vocational Report (OMB 3220–0141) which is completed by the applicant. Form G–251A, Railroad Job Information, requests railroad employers to provide information regarding whether the employee has been medically disqualified from their railroad occupation; a summary of the employee’s duties; the machinery, tools and equipment used by the employee; the environmental conditions under which the employee performs their duties; all sensory requirements (vision, hearing, speech) needed to perform the employee’s duties; the physical actions and amount of time (frequency) allotted for those actions that may be required by the employee to perform their duties during a typical work day; any permanent working accommodations an employer may have made due to the employee’s disability; as well as any other relevant information they may choose to include. Completion is voluntary. The RRB proposes minor editorial changes to Form G–251A. ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL RESPONDENT BURDEN Annual responses Time (minutes) Burden (hours) G–251A ........................................................................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Form No. 500 60 500 Additional Information or Comments: To request more information or to obtain a copy of the information collection justification, forms, and/or supporting material, contact Dana Hickman at (312) 751–4981 or Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@rrb.gov. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Sunshine Act Meeting Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–04341 Filed 3–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Investor Advocate will host a public conference, E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12860 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Notices characterized as an ‘‘Evidence Summit,’’ on Friday, March 10, 2017, in the Auditorium, Room L–002 at the Commission’s headquarters, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. (ET). Seating will be on a first-come, firstserved basis. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Visitors will be subject to security checks. The conference will be webcast on the Commission’s Web site at www.sec.gov. On February 24, 2017, the Commission issued notice of the conference (Release No. 33–10312), indicating that the conference is open to the public. This Sunshine Act notice is being issued because a quorum of the Commission may attend. The agenda for the conference includes: Opening remarks by Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar; plenary remarks by panelists Brigitte Madrian and Terry Odean; a panel discussion exploring how investors think and act; a keynote address by panelist George Loewenstein; a panel discussion addressing ways in which the Commission’s disclosure regime can facilitate disclosure in the most effective manner for a wide variety of users; remarks from Commissioner Kara M. Stein; a panel discussion regarding ways in which to improve the disclosure of fees, strategies/risks, and performance; and a nonpublic networking session for panelists during lunch. For further information, please contact Brent J. Fields from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: March 2, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04496 Filed 3–3–17; 11:15 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80136; File No. SR– BatsBZX–2017–14] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Self-Regulatory Organizations; Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Shares of the Amplify YieldShares Oil Hedged MLP Fund, a Series of the Amplify ETF Trust, Under Rule 14.11(i), Managed Fund Shares March 1, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Mar 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 shares of the Amplify YieldShares Oil Hedged MLP Fund (the ‘‘Fund’’), a series of the Amplify ETF Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), under Rule 14.11(i) (‘‘Managed Fund Shares’’). The shares of the Fund are referred to herein as the ‘‘Shares.’’ 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. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 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. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 1 15 17, 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 Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to list and trade the Shares under Rule 14.11(i), which governs the listing and trading of Managed Fund Shares on the Exchange.3 The Fund will be an actively managed exchange-traded fund that invests in equity securities of energy master limited partnerships (‘‘MLPs’’) and will selectively hedge these positions to limit the correlation of its performance to the price of West Texas 3 The Commission originally approved BZX Rule 14.11(i) in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65225 (August 30, 2011), 76 FR 55148 (September 6, 2011) (SR–BATS–2011–018) and subsequently approved generic listing standards for Managed Fund Shares under Rule 14.11(i) in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 78396 (July 22, 2016), 81 FR 49698 (July 28, 2016) (SR–BATS–2015–100). PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intermediate Crude Oil (‘‘WTI Crude Oil’’).4 The Exchange submits this proposal in order to allow the Fund to hold listed derivatives, in particular WTI Crude Oil futures, in a manner that does not comply with Rule 14.11(i)(4)(C)(iv)(b).5 The Shares are offered by the Trust, which was established as a Massachusetts business trust on January 6, 2015.6 The Trust is registered with the Commission as an investment company and has filed a registration statement on Form N–1A (‘‘Registration Statement’’) with the Commission.7 The Fund is a series of the Trust. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’) has recently adopted substantial amendments to CFTC Rule 4.5 relating to the permissible exemptions and conditions for reliance on exemptions from registration as a commodity pool operator. The Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has filed a notice of eligibility for exclusion from the definition of the term ‘‘commodity pool operator’’ in accordance with CFTC Rule 4.5, and, therefore, the Fund would not be subject to registration or regulation as a commodity pool operator under the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’) to the extent that it complies with the requirements of the rule. To the extent that the Fund makes investments regulated by the CFTC, it will do so in accordance with Rule 4.5 under the CEA. The Fund intends to qualify each year as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 4 The Trust plans to list the Fund on the Exchange pursuant to the generic listing rules for Managed Fund Shares under Rule 14.11(i)(4)(C) (the ‘‘Generic Listing Rules’’) regardless of the timing and posture of this proposal. As noted further below, the Fund can achieve its investment objective by meeting the Generic Listing Rules, but the Exchange is submitting this proposal in order to allow the Fund to hold listed derivatives in a manner that does not comply with Rule 14.11(i)(4)(C). 5 Rule 14.11(i)(4)(C)(iv)(b) provides that ‘‘the aggregate gross notional value of listed derivatives based on any five or fewer underlying reference assets shall not exceed 65% of the weight of the portfolio (including gross notional exposures), and the aggregate gross notional value of listed derivatives based on any single underlying reference asset shall not exceed 30% of the weight of the portfolio (including gross notional exposures).’’ 6 The Commission has issued an order, upon which the Trust may rely, granting certain exemptive relief under the 1940 Act. See Investment Company Act Release No. 31582 (April 28, 2015) (File No. 812–14423) (the ‘‘Exemptive Relief’’). 7 See Post-Effective Amendment No. 27 to Registration Statement on Form N–1A for the Trust, dated January 6, 2017 (File Nos. 333–207937 and 811–23108). The descriptions of the Fund and the Shares contained herein are based, in part, on information in the Registration Statement. E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12859-12860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04496]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meeting

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the 
Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities 
and Exchange Commission's Office of the Investor Advocate will host a 
public conference,

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characterized as an ``Evidence Summit,'' on Friday, March 10, 2017, in 
the Auditorium, Room L-002 at the Commission's headquarters, 100 F 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20549. The conference will begin at 9:30 
a.m. (ET). Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors 
will open at 9:00 a.m. Visitors will be subject to security checks. The 
conference will be webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov.
    On February 24, 2017, the Commission issued notice of the 
conference (Release No. 33-10312), indicating that the conference is 
open to the public. This Sunshine Act notice is being issued because a 
quorum of the Commission may attend.
    The agenda for the conference includes: Opening remarks by Acting 
Chairman Michael S. Piwowar; plenary remarks by panelists Brigitte 
Madrian and Terry Odean; a panel discussion exploring how investors 
think and act; a keynote address by panelist George Loewenstein; a 
panel discussion addressing ways in which the Commission's disclosure 
regime can facilitate disclosure in the most effective manner for a 
wide variety of users; remarks from Commissioner Kara M. Stein; a panel 
discussion regarding ways in which to improve the disclosure of fees, 
strategies/risks, and performance; and a nonpublic networking session 
for panelists during lunch.
    For further information, please contact Brent J. Fields from the 
Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.

    Dated: March 2, 2017.
Brent J. Fields,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-04496 Filed 3-3-17; 11:15 am]
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