Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 28156 [2017-12832]

Download as PDF 28156 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 20, 2017 / Notices inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–IEX– 2017–21, and should be submitted on or before July 11, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.24 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12886 Filed 6–19–17; 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: Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934—Form TCR and Form WB–APP, OMB Control No. 3235–0686, SEC File No. 270–625. 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’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit an extension for this current collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for approval. In Release No. 34–64545,1 the Commission adopted rules (‘‘Rules’’) and forms to implement Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 entitled ‘‘Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection,’’ which was created by Section 922 of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’).2 The Rules describe the whistleblower program that the Commission has established pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act which requires the Commission to pay an award, subject to certain 24 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). of the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Release No. 34–64545; File No. S7–33–10 (adopted May 25, 2011). 2 Public Law 111–203, 922(a), 124 Stat 1841 (2010). 1 Implementation VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 limitations and conditions, to whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the Commission with original information about a violation of the federal securities laws that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or administrative action, or of a related action. The Rules define certain terms critical to the operation of the whistleblower program, outline the procedures for applying for awards and the Commission’s procedures for making decisions on claims, and generally explain the scope of the whistleblower program to the public and to potential whistleblowers. Form TCR is a form submitted by whistleblowers who wish to provide information to the Commission and its staff regarding potential violations of the securities laws. Form TCR is required for submission of information under the Rules. The Commission estimates that it takes a whistleblower, on average, one and one-half hours to complete Form TCR. Based on the receipt of approximately 700 annual responses on average for the past three fiscal years, the Commission estimates that the annual PRA burden of Form TCR is 1,050 hours. Form WB–APP is a form that is submitted by whistleblowers filing a claim for a whistleblower award. Form WB–APP is required for application for an award under the Rules. The Commission estimates that it takes a whistleblower, on average, two hours to complete Form WB–APP. The completion time depends largely on the complexity of the alleged violation and the amount of information the whistleblower possesses in support of his or her application for an award. Based on the receipt of approximately 150 annual responses on average for the past three fiscal years, the Commission estimates that the annual PRA burden of Form WB–APP is 300 hours. The total estimated annual reporting burden for Form TCR and Form WB–APP is 1,350 hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 imposed by 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 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 St. NE., Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: June 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12832 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a closed meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (a)(5), (a)(7), (a)(9)(ii) and (a)(10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the closed meeting. Chairman Clayton, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session. The subject matters of the closed meeting will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed; please contact Brent J. Fields from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: June 15, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–12898 Filed 6–16–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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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:
    Implementing the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 21F of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934--Form TCR and Form WB-APP, OMB 
Control No. 3235-0686, SEC File No. 270-625.

    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'') is soliciting comments on the collection of 
information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit an 
extension for this current collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget for approval.
    In Release No. 34-64545,\1\ the Commission adopted rules 
(``Rules'') and forms to implement Section 21F of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 entitled ``Securities Whistleblower Incentives and 
Protection,'' which was created by Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'').\2\ The 
Rules describe the whistleblower program that the Commission has 
established pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act which requires the 
Commission to pay an award, subject to certain limitations and 
conditions, to whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the Commission 
with original information about a violation of the federal securities 
laws that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or 
administrative action, or of a related action. The Rules define certain 
terms critical to the operation of the whistleblower program, outline 
the procedures for applying for awards and the Commission's procedures 
for making decisions on claims, and generally explain the scope of the 
whistleblower program to the public and to potential whistleblowers.
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    \1\ Implementation of the Whistleblower Provisions of Section 
21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Release No. 34-64545; 
File No. S7-33-10 (adopted May 25, 2011).
    \2\ Public Law 111-203, 922(a), 124 Stat 1841 (2010).
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    Form TCR is a form submitted by whistleblowers who wish to provide 
information to the Commission and its staff regarding potential 
violations of the securities laws. Form TCR is required for submission 
of information under the Rules. The Commission estimates that it takes 
a whistleblower, on average, one and one-half hours to complete Form 
TCR. Based on the receipt of approximately 700 annual responses on 
average for the past three fiscal years, the Commission estimates that 
the annual PRA burden of Form TCR is 1,050 hours.
    Form WB-APP is a form that is submitted by whistleblowers filing a 
claim for a whistleblower award. Form WB-APP is required for 
application for an award under the Rules. The Commission estimates that 
it takes a whistleblower, on average, two hours to complete Form WB-
APP. The completion time depends largely on the complexity of the 
alleged violation and the amount of information the whistleblower 
possesses in support of his or her application for an award. Based on 
the receipt of approximately 150 annual responses on average for the 
past three fiscal years, the Commission estimates that the annual PRA 
burden of Form WB-APP is 300 hours. The total estimated annual 
reporting burden for Form TCR and Form WB-APP is 1,350 hours.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this 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 
imposed by 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 St. NE., Washington, DC 20549; 
or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: June 15, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-12832 Filed 6-19-17; 8:45 am]
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