Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 50460-50461 [2017-23658]

Download as PDF 50460 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on October 25, 2017, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 52 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2018–16, CP2018–32. Elizabeth A. Reed, Attorney, Corporate and Postal Business Law. [FR Doc. 2017–23596 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81958; File No. 265–30] Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Establishment. AGENCY: The Securities and Exchange Commission is publishing this notice to announce that the Chairman of the Commission, with the concurrence of the other Commissioners, intends to establish the Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by the following methods: SUMMARY: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet submission form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/other.shtml); or • Send an email message to rulecomments@sec.gov, including File No. 265–30 on the subject line. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File No. 265–30. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http:// www.sec.gov/rules/other.shtml). Comments also will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 3:00 p.m. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dimitrious, Senior Special Counsel, at (202) 551–5131, or Benjamin Bernstein, Attorney-Adviser, at (202) 551–5354, Division of Trading and Markets, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–3628. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C.—App, the Commission is publishing this notice that the Chairman of the Commission, with the concurrence of the other Commissioners, intends to establish the Securities and Exchange Commission Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (the ‘‘Committee’’). The Chairman of the Commission affirms that the establishment of the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.1 The Committee’s objective is to provide the Commission with diverse perspectives on the structure and operations of the U.S. fixed income markets, as well as advice and recommendations on matters related to fixed income market structure. No more than 21 voting members will be appointed to the Committee. Such members shall represent a cross-section of those directly affected by, interested in, and/or qualified to provide advice to the Commission on matters related to fixed income market structure. The Committee’s membership will be balanced fairly in terms of points of view represented. Non-voting members may also be named. The charter will provide that the duties of the Committee are to be solely advisory. The Commission alone will make any determinations of actions to be taken and policies to be expressed with respect to matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Committee will meet at such intervals as are necessary to carry out its functions. The charter contemplates that the full Committee will meet four times annually. Meetings of subgroups or subcommittees of the full Committee may occur more frequently. The Committee will operate for two years from the date the charter is filed with the appropriate entities or such 1 See PO 00000 41 CFR 102–3.30(a). Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 earlier date as determined by the Commission unless, before the expiration of that time period, it is renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee may be established 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register by filing a charter for the Committee with the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the United States Senate, the Committee on Financial Services of the United States House of Representatives, and the Committee Management Secretariat of the General Services Administration. A copy of the charter as so filed also will be filed with the Chairman of the Commission, furnished to the Library of Congress, and posted on the Commission’s Web site at www.sec.gov. By the Commission. Dated: October 26, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–23670 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; 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: Form N–54A, SEC File No. 270–182, OMB Control No. 3235–0237 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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (the ‘‘Investment Company Act’’), certain investment companies can elect to be regulated as business development companies, as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–2(a)(48)). Under Section 54(a) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–53(a)), any company defined in Section 2(a)(48)(A) and (B) may elect to be subject to the provisions of Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–54 to 80a–64) by filing with the Commission a notification of election, if such company has: (1) A class of equity E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 31, 2017 / Notices securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’); or (2) filed a registration statement pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act for a class of equity securities. The Commission has adopted Form N–54A (17 CFR 274.53) as the form for notification of election to be regulated as business development companies. The purpose of Form N–54A is to notify the Commission that the investment company making the notification elects to be subject to Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act, enabling the Commission to administer those provisions of the Investment Company Act to such companies. The Commission estimates that on average approximately 12 business development companies file these notifications each year. Each of those business development companies need only make a single filing of Form N– 54A. The Commission further estimates that this information collection imposes a burden of 0.5 hours, resulting in a total annual PRA burden of 6 hours. Based on the estimated wage rate, the total cost to the business development company industry of the hour burden for complying with Form N–54A would be approximately $2,070. The collection of information under Form N–54A is mandatory. The information provided by the form is not kept confidential. 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 control number. The public may view the 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: October 26, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–23658 Filed 10–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Oct 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81944; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2017–99] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade Shares of the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF Under NYSE Arca Rule 8.600–E October 25, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on October 11, 2017, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’) 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 self-regulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to list and trade shares of the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF under NYSE Arca Rule 8.600–E (‘‘Managed Fund Shares’’). The proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.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 self-regulatory organization 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 those 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 the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to list and trade shares (‘‘Shares’’) of the Hartford 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 50461 Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF (‘‘Fund’’) under NYSE Arca Rule 8.600– E, which governs the listing and trading of Managed Fund Shares.4 The Shares will be offered by the Hartford Funds Exchange-Traded Trust (the ‘‘Trust’’), which is registered with the Commission as an open-end management investment company.5 The Fund is a series of the Trust. Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (‘‘HFMC’’ or ‘‘Manager’’) will be the investment manager to the Fund. ALPS Distributors, Inc. (‘‘ALPS’’ or the ‘‘Distributor’’) will be the principal underwriter to the Fund. HFMC is an indirect subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (‘‘Sub-Adviser’’) will be the sub-adviser to the Fund and performs the daily investment of the assets for the Fund. Commentary .06 to Rule 8.600–E provides that, if the investment adviser to the investment company issuing Managed Fund Shares is affiliated with a broker-dealer, such investment adviser shall erect a ‘‘fire wall’’ between the investment adviser and the brokerdealer with respect to access to information concerning the composition and/or changes to such investment company portfolio.6 In addition, 4 A Managed Fund Share is a security that represents an interest in an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1) (‘‘1940 Act’’) organized as an open-end investment company or similar entity that invests in a portfolio of securities selected by its investment adviser consistent with its investment objectives and policies. In contrast, an open-end investment company that issues Investment Company Units, listed and traded on the Exchange under NYSE Arca Rule 5.2–E(j)(3), seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of a specific foreign or domestic stock index, fixed income securities index or combination thereof. 5 The Trust is registered under the 1940 Act. On June 26, 2017, the Trust filed with the Commission its registration statement on Form N–1A under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a) (‘‘Securities Act’’), and under the 1940 Act relating to the Funds [sic] (File Nos. 333–215165 and 811–23222) (‘‘Registration Statement’’). The description of the operation of the Trust and the Funds [sic] herein is based, in part, on the Registration Statement. In addition, the Commission has issued an order granting certain exemptive relief to the Trust under the 1940 Act. See Investment Company Act Release No. 32454 (January 27, 2017) (File No. 812–13828– 01) (‘‘Exemptive Order’’). 6 An investment adviser to an open-end fund is required to be registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Advisers Act’’). As a result, the Manager and Sub-Adviser and their related personnel are subject to the provisions of Rule 204A–1 under the Advisers Act relating to codes of ethics. This Rule requires investment advisers to adopt a code of ethics that reflects the fiduciary nature of the relationship to clients as well as compliance with other applicable securities laws. Accordingly, procedures designed to prevent the communication and misuse of non-public Continued Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50460-50461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23658]


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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Submission for OMB Review; 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:
    Form N-54A, SEC File No. 270-182, OMB Control No. 3235-0237

    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 a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information discussed below.
    Under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) 
(the ``Investment Company Act''), certain investment companies can 
elect to be regulated as business development companies, as defined in 
Section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-
2(a)(48)). Under Section 54(a) of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 
80a-53(a)), any company defined in Section 2(a)(48)(A) and (B) may 
elect to be subject to the provisions of Sections 55 through 65 of the 
Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-54 to 80a-64) by filing with the 
Commission a notification of election, if such company has: (1) A class 
of equity

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securities registered under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Exchange Act''); or (2) filed a 
registration statement pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act for a 
class of equity securities. The Commission has adopted Form N-54A (17 
CFR 274.53) as the form for notification of election to be regulated as 
business development companies.
    The purpose of Form N-54A is to notify the Commission that the 
investment company making the notification elects to be subject to 
Sections 55 through 65 of the Investment Company Act, enabling the 
Commission to administer those provisions of the Investment Company Act 
to such companies.
    The Commission estimates that on average approximately 12 business 
development companies file these notifications each year. Each of those 
business development companies need only make a single filing of Form 
N-54A. The Commission further estimates that this information 
collection imposes a burden of 0.5 hours, resulting in a total annual 
PRA burden of 6 hours. Based on the estimated wage rate, the total cost 
to the business development company industry of the hour burden for 
complying with Form N-54A would be approximately $2,070.
    The collection of information under Form N-54A is mandatory. The 
information provided by the form is not kept confidential. 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 
control number.
    The public may view the 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: 
[email protected]; 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: [email protected]. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: October 26, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
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