Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 53551-53552 [2017-24750]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES of the proposed rule change.35 The Commission may, however, extend the period for issuing an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change by not more than 60 days if the Commission determines that a longer period is appropriate and publishes the reasons for such determination.36 The 180th day for the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2017,37 is November 15, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2017,38 is November 18, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule change published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2017,39 is November 19, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2017,40 is November 20, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2017,41 is November 28, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule change published in the Federal Register on June 5, 2017,42 is December 2, 2017. The 180th day for the proposed rule changes published in the Federal Register on June 6, 2017,43 is December 3, 2017. The Commission is extending the 180day time period for Commission action on each of the proposed rule changes. The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule changes so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule changes, the issues raised in the comment letters that have been submitted in connection therewith, the Participants’ response to the comments, and the amendments to the proposed rule changes. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,44 designates January 14, 2018 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove the proposed rule changes (File Nos. SR– BatsBYX–2017–11; SR–BatsBZX–2017– 38; SR–BatsEDGA–2017–13; SR– BatsEDGX–2017–22; SR–BOX–2017–16; SR–BX–2017–023; SR–C2–2017–017; SR–CBOE–2017–040; SR–CHX–2017– 08; SR–FINRA–2017–011; SR–GEMX– 2017–17; SR–IEX–2017–16; SR–ISE– 2017–45; SR–MIAX–2017–18; SR– MRX–2017–04; SR–NASDAQ–2017– 35 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I). U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B)(ii)(II)(aa). 37 See supra note 22. 38 See supra note 23. 39 See supra note 24. 40 See supra note 25. 41 See supra note 26. 42 See supra note 27. 43 See supra note 28. 44 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 36 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 046; SR–NYSE–2017–22; SR– NYSEArca–2017–52; SR–NYSEMKT– 2017–26; SR–PEARL–2017–20; SR– PHLX–2017–37). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.45 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24781 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–316, OMB Control No. 3235–0359] 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: Form N–17f–1 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 (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections 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. Form N–17f–1 (17 CFR 274.219) is entitled ‘‘Certificate of Accounting of Securities and Similar Investments of a Management Investment Company in the Custody of Members of National Securities Exchanges.’’ The form serves as a cover sheet to the accountant’s certificate that is required to be filed periodically with the Commission pursuant to rule 17f–1 (17 CFR 270.17f– 1) under the Act, entitled ‘‘Custody of Securities with Members of National Securities Exchanges,’’ which sets forth the conditions under which a fund may place its assets in the custody of a member of a national securities exchange. Rule 17f–1 requires, among other things, that an independent public accountant verify the fund’s assets at the end of every annual and semi-annual fiscal period, and at least one other time during the fiscal year as chosen by the independent accountant. Requiring an independent accountant to examine the fund’s assets in the custody of a member of a national securities exchange assists Commission staff in its inspection 45 17 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57). Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53551 program and helps to ensure that the fund assets are subject to proper auditing procedures. The accountant’s certificate stating that it has made an examination, and describing the nature and the extent of the examination, must be attached to Form N–17f–1 and filed with the Commission promptly after each examination. The form facilitates the filing of the accountant’s certificates, and increases the accessibility of the certificates to both Commission staff and interested investors. Commission staff estimates that it takes: (i) 1 Hour of clerical time to prepare and file Form N–17f–1; and (ii) 0.5 hour for the fund’s chief compliance officer to review Form N–17f–1 prior to filing with the Commission, for a total of 1.5 hours. Each fund is required to make 3 filings annually, for a total annual burden per fund of approximately 4.5 hours.1 Commission staff estimates that an average of 6 funds currently file Form N–17f–1 with the Commission 3 times each year, for a total of 18 responses annually.2 The total annual hour burden for Form N–17f–1 is therefore estimated to be approximately 27 hours.3 The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules. Compliance with the collections of information required by Form N–17f–1 is mandatory for funds that place their assets in the custody of a national securities exchange member. Responses will not be 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 Commission requests written comments on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burdens of 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 1 This estimate is based on the following calculation: (1.5 hours × 3 responses annually = 4.5 hours). 2 This estimate is based on a review of Form N–17f–1 filings made with the Commission over the last three years. 3 This estimate is based on the following calculations: (4.5 hours × 6 funds = 27 total hours). E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 53552 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices 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 Street NE., Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: November 9, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women’s Business Council; Quarterly Public Meeting National Women’s Business Council, Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: The Public Meeting teleconference will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting is open to the public; however advance notice of attendance is requested. To RSVP and confirm attendance, the general public should email info@nwbc.gov with subject line— ‘‘RSVP for 12/7/17 Public Meeting’’. Anyone wishing to make a presentation to the NWBC at this meeting must contact Cristina Flores, Associate Director of Public Affairs at info@ nwbc.gov or 202–205–6827. For more information, please visit the National Women’s Business Council Web site at www.nwbc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the meeting of the National Women’s Business Council. The National Women’s Business Council conducts research on issues of importance and impact to women entrepreneurs and makes policy recommendations to the SBA, Congress, and the White House on how to improve the business climate for women. This meeting is the 1st Quarter meeting for Fiscal Year 2018. The online meeting will provide stakeholders with updates on the Council’s research and DATES: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2017–24744 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Jkt 244001 A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of Texas, dated 08/25/2017, is hereby amended to extend the deadline for filing applications for physical damages as a result of this disaster to 11/30/2017. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surrender of License of Small Business Investment Company BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 18:01 Nov 15, 2017 Dated: October 18, 2017. Richard Kingan, SBA Committee Management Officer. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [FR Doc. 2017–24750 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 engagement activities. Time will be reserved at the end for audience participants to address Council Members, directly, with questions, comments, or feedback. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Pursuant to the authority granted to the United States Small Business Administration under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, as amended, under Section 309 of the Act and Section 107.1900 of the Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations (13 CFR 107.1900) to function as a small business investment company under the Small Business Investment Company License No. 09/79–0438 issued to Grayhawk Venture Fund I, L.P. said license is hereby declared null and void. James E. Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. United States Small Business Administration. Dated: October 18, 2017. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation. [FR Doc. 2017–24745 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #15274 and #15275; TEXAS Disaster Number TX–00487] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of Texas U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 8. AGENCY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA– 4332–DR), dated 08/25/2017. Incident: Hurricane Harvey. Incident Period: 08/23/2017 through 09/15/2017. DATES: Issued on 11/07/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 11/30/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/25/2018. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2017–24859 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #15352 and #15353; CALIFORNIA Disaster Number CA–00279] Presidential Declaration Amendment of a Major Disaster for the State of California U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 4. AGENCY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA–4344–DR), dated 10/12/2017. Incident: Wildfires. Incident Period: 10/08/2017 through 10/31/2017. DATES: Issued on 11/07/2017. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/11/2017. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 07/12/2018. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the President’s major disaster declaration for the State of California, dated 10/12/2017, is hereby amended to establish the incident period for this disaster as beginning 10/08/2017 through 10/31/2017. All other information in the original declaration remains unchanged. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 220 (Thursday, November 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[SEC File No. 270-316, OMB Control No. 3235-0359]


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:
    Form N-17f-1

    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 (the ``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the 
collections 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.
    Form N-17f-1 (17 CFR 274.219) is entitled ``Certificate of 
Accounting of Securities and Similar Investments of a Management 
Investment Company in the Custody of Members of National Securities 
Exchanges.'' The form serves as a cover sheet to the accountant's 
certificate that is required to be filed periodically with the 
Commission pursuant to rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1) under the Act, 
entitled ``Custody of Securities with Members of National Securities 
Exchanges,'' which sets forth the conditions under which a fund may 
place its assets in the custody of a member of a national securities 
exchange. Rule 17f-1 requires, among other things, that an independent 
public accountant verify the fund's assets at the end of every annual 
and semi-annual fiscal period, and at least one other time during the 
fiscal year as chosen by the independent accountant. Requiring an 
independent accountant to examine the fund's assets in the custody of a 
member of a national securities exchange assists Commission staff in 
its inspection program and helps to ensure that the fund assets are 
subject to proper auditing procedures. The accountant's certificate 
stating that it has made an examination, and describing the nature and 
the extent of the examination, must be attached to Form N-17f-1 and 
filed with the Commission promptly after each examination. The form 
facilitates the filing of the accountant's certificates, and increases 
the accessibility of the certificates to both Commission staff and 
interested investors.
    Commission staff estimates that it takes: (i) 1 Hour of clerical 
time to prepare and file Form N-17f-1; and (ii) 0.5 hour for the fund's 
chief compliance officer to review Form N-17f-1 prior to filing with 
the Commission, for a total of 1.5 hours. Each fund is required to make 
3 filings annually, for a total annual burden per fund of approximately 
4.5 hours.\1\ Commission staff estimates that an average of 6 funds 
currently file Form N-17f-1 with the Commission 3 times each year, for 
a total of 18 responses annually.\2\ The total annual hour burden for 
Form N-17f-1 is therefore estimated to be approximately 27 hours.\3\
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    \1\ This estimate is based on the following calculation: (1.5 
hours x 3 responses annually = 4.5 hours).
    \2\ This estimate is based on a review of Form N-17f-1 filings 
made with the Commission over the last three years.
    \3\ This estimate is based on the following calculations: (4.5 
hours x 6 funds = 27 total hours).
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    The estimate of average burden hours is made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and is not derived from a 
comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules. Compliance with the collections of information 
required by Form N-17f-1 is mandatory for funds that place their assets 
in the custody of a national securities exchange member. Responses will 
not be 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 Commission requests written comments on: (a) Whether the 
collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the 
burdens of 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

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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 Street NE., Washington, DC 20549; or send an email 
to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: November 9, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-24750 Filed 11-15-17; 8:45 am]
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