Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 23955 [2017-10617]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. IV. Solicitation of Comments BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: 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. 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All submissions should refer to File Number SR–FINRA– 2017–014 and should be submitted on or before June 14, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2017–10596 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–087, OMB Control No. 3235–0078] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F St. NE., Washington, DC 20549– 0213 Extension: Rule 15c3–3 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’’) 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 15c3–3 (17 CFR 240.15c3–3), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Rule 15c3–3 requires that a brokerdealer that holds customer securities obtain and maintain possession and control of fully-paid and excess margin securities they hold for customers. In addition, the Rule requires that a brokerdealer that holds customer funds make either a weekly or monthly computation to determine whether certain customer funds need to be segregated in a special reserve bank account for the exclusive benefit of the firm’s customers. It also requires that a broker-dealer maintain a written notification from each bank where a Special Reserve Bank Account is held acknowledging that all assets in the account are for the exclusive benefit of the broker-dealer’s customers, and to provide written notification to the Commission (and its designated examining authority) under certain, specified circumstances. Finally, brokerdealers that sell securities futures products (‘‘SFP’’) to customers must provide certain notifications to customers and make a record of any changes of account type. A broker-dealer required to maintain the Special Reserve Bank Account 18 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23955 prescribed by Rule 15c3–3 must obtain and retain a written notification from each bank in which it has a Special Reserve Bank Account to evidence the bank’s acknowledgement that assets deposited in the Account are being held by the bank for the exclusive benefit of the broker-dealer’s customers. In addition, a broker-dealer must immediately notify the Commission and its designated examining authority if it fails to make a required deposit to its Special Reserve Bank Account. Finally, a broker-dealer that effects transactions in SFPs for customers will also have paperwork burdens to make a record of each change in account type. The Commission staff estimates a total annual time burden of 555,604 hours and an aggregate cost of $1,848,465 to comply with the rule. These amounts were adjusted after publication of the 60-day notice to reflect the addition of a previously-omitted information collection and higher postage costs. 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 send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: May 19, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–10617 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Date and Time Change FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: To be published. PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF THE MEETING: Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:00 p.m. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[SEC File No. 270-087, OMB Control No. 3235-0078]


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F St. NE., Washington, DC 
20549-0213

Extension:
    Rule 15c3-3

    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'') 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 15c3-3 (17 CFR 
240.15c3-3), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a 
et seq.) (``Exchange Act'').
    Rule 15c3-3 requires that a broker-dealer that holds customer 
securities obtain and maintain possession and control of fully-paid and 
excess margin securities they hold for customers. In addition, the Rule 
requires that a broker-dealer that holds customer funds make either a 
weekly or monthly computation to determine whether certain customer 
funds need to be segregated in a special reserve bank account for the 
exclusive benefit of the firm's customers. It also requires that a 
broker-dealer maintain a written notification from each bank where a 
Special Reserve Bank Account is held acknowledging that all assets in 
the account are for the exclusive benefit of the broker-dealer's 
customers, and to provide written notification to the Commission (and 
its designated examining authority) under certain, specified 
circumstances. Finally, broker-dealers that sell securities futures 
products (``SFP'') to customers must provide certain notifications to 
customers and make a record of any changes of account type.
    A broker-dealer required to maintain the Special Reserve Bank 
Account prescribed by Rule 15c3-3 must obtain and retain a written 
notification from each bank in which it has a Special Reserve Bank 
Account to evidence the bank's acknowledgement that assets deposited in 
the Account are being held by the bank for the exclusive benefit of the 
broker-dealer's customers. In addition, a broker-dealer must 
immediately notify the Commission and its designated examining 
authority if it fails to make a required deposit to its Special Reserve 
Bank Account. Finally, a broker-dealer that effects transactions in 
SFPs for customers will also have paperwork burdens to make a record of 
each change in account type.
    The Commission staff estimates a total annual time burden of 
555,604 hours and an aggregate cost of $1,848,465 to comply with the 
rule. These amounts were adjusted after publication of the 60-day 
notice to reflect the addition of a previously-omitted information 
collection and higher postage costs.
    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 send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: May 19, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-10617 Filed 5-23-17; 8:45 am]
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