Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 42564 [2017-19069]

Download as PDF 42564 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 6, 2017 Denise L. McGovern, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–19138 Filed 9–6–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–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 17f–2 (d), SEC File No. 270–036, OMB Control No. 3235–0028. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17f–2(d) (17 CFR 240.17f–2(d)), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17f–2(d) requires that records created pursuant to the fingerprinting requirements of Section 17(f)(2) of the Act be maintained and preserved by every member of a national securities exchange, broker, dealer, registered transfer agent and registered clearing agency (‘‘covered entities’’ or ‘‘respondents’’); permits, under certain circumstances, the records required to be maintained and preserved by a member of a national securities exchange, broker, or dealer to be maintained and preserved by a selfregulatory organization that is also the designated examining authority for that member, broker or dealer; and permits the required records to be preserved on microfilm. The general purpose for Rule 17f–2 is to: (i) Identify security risk personnel; (ii) provide criminal record information so that employers can make fully informed employment decisions; and (iii) deter persons with criminal records from seeking employment or association with covered entities. The rule enables the Commission or other examining authority to ascertain whether all required persons are being fingerprinted and whether proper procedures regarding fingerprinting are being followed. Retention of these records for a period of not less than three years after termination of a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 covered person’s employment or relationship with a covered entity ensures that law enforcement officials will have easy access to fingerprint cards on a timely basis. This in turn acts as an effective deterrent to employee misconduct. Approximately 4,200 respondents are subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the rule. Each respondent maintains approximately 68 new records per year, each of which takes approximately 2 minutes per record to maintain, for an annual burden of approximately 2.2666667 hours (68 records times 2 minutes). The total annual burden for all respondents is approximately 9,520 (4,200 respondents times 2.2666667 hours). As noted above, all records maintained subject to the rule must be retained for a period of not less than three years after termination of a covered person’s employment or relationship with a covered entity. In addition, we estimate the total cost to respondents is approximately $42,000 in third party storage costs. 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: September 5, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 19a–1; SEC File No. 270–240, OMB Control No. 3235–0216 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Section 19(a) (15 U.S.C. 80a–19(a)) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) 1 makes it unlawful for any registered investment company to pay any dividend or similar distribution from any source other than the company’s net income, unless the payment is accompanied by a written statement to the company’s shareholders which adequately discloses the sources of the payment. Section 19(a) authorizes the Commission to prescribe the form of such statement by rule. Rule 19a–1 (17 CFR 270.19a–1) under the Act, entitled ‘‘Written Statement to Accompany Dividend Payments by Management Companies,’’ sets forth specific requirements for the information that must be included in statements made pursuant to section 19(a) by or on behalf of management companies.2 The rule requires that the statement indicate what portions of distribution payments are made from net income, net profits from the sale of a security or other property (‘‘capital gains’’) and paid-in capital. When any part of the payment is made from capital gains, rule 19a–1 also requires that the statement disclose certain other information relating to the appreciation or depreciation of portfolio securities. If an estimated portion is subsequently determined to be significantly inaccurate, a correction must be made on a statement made pursuant to section 19(a) or in the first report to 1 15 U.S.C. 80a. 4(3) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–4(3)) defines ‘‘management company’’ as ‘‘any investment company other than a face amount certificate company or a unit investment trust.’’ 2 Section [FR Doc. 2017–19069 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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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 17f-2 (d), SEC File No. 270-036, OMB Control No. 3235-0028.

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (``PRA'') (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the existing 
collection of information provided for in Rule 17f-2(d) (17 CFR 
240.17f-2(d)), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a 
et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for 
extension and approval.
    Rule 17f-2(d) requires that records created pursuant to the 
fingerprinting requirements of Section 17(f)(2) of the Act be 
maintained and preserved by every member of a national securities 
exchange, broker, dealer, registered transfer agent and registered 
clearing agency (``covered entities'' or ``respondents''); permits, 
under certain circumstances, the records required to be maintained and 
preserved by a member of a national securities exchange, broker, or 
dealer to be maintained and preserved by a self-regulatory organization 
that is also the designated examining authority for that member, broker 
or dealer; and permits the required records to be preserved on 
microfilm. The general purpose for Rule 17f-2 is to: (i) Identify 
security risk personnel; (ii) provide criminal record information so 
that employers can make fully informed employment decisions; and (iii) 
deter persons with criminal records from seeking employment or 
association with covered entities. The rule enables the Commission or 
other examining authority to ascertain whether all required persons are 
being fingerprinted and whether proper procedures regarding 
fingerprinting are being followed. Retention of these records for a 
period of not less than three years after termination of a covered 
person's employment or relationship with a covered entity ensures that 
law enforcement officials will have easy access to fingerprint cards on 
a timely basis. This in turn acts as an effective deterrent to employee 
misconduct.
    Approximately 4,200 respondents are subject to the recordkeeping 
requirements of the rule. Each respondent maintains approximately 68 
new records per year, each of which takes approximately 2 minutes per 
record to maintain, for an annual burden of approximately 2.2666667 
hours (68 records times 2 minutes). The total annual burden for all 
respondents is approximately 9,520 (4,200 respondents times 2.2666667 
hours). As noted above, all records maintained subject to the rule must 
be retained for a period of not less than three years after termination 
of a covered person's employment or relationship with a covered entity. 
In addition, we estimate the total cost to respondents is approximately 
$42,000 in third party storage costs.
    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 
Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: September 5, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-19069 Filed 9-7-17; 8:45 am]
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