Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 53542 [2017-24753]

Download as PDF 53542 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BatsBYX–2017–28, and should be submitted on or before December 7, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.13 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24783 Filed 11–15–17; 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Extension: Form N–PX; SEC File No. 270–524, OMB Control No. 3235–0582 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Rule 30b1–4 (17 CFR 270.30b1–4) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) requires every registered management investment company, other than a small business investment company registered on Form N–5 (‘‘funds’’), to file a report on Form N–PX not later than August 31 of each year. Funds use Form N–PX to file annual reports with the Commission containing their complete proxy voting record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30. The Commission estimates that there are approximately 2,376 funds registered with the Commission, representing approximately 11,818 fund portfolios that are required to file Form N–PX reports. The 11,818 portfolios are comprised of approximately 7,111 portfolios holding equity securities, 13 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities, and 1,458 portfolios holding fund securities (i.e., fund of funds).1 The currently approved burden of Form N– PX for portfolios holding equity securities is 7.2 hours per response, the current burden estimate for funds holding no equity securities is 0.17 hours (10 minutes) per response, and the current burden estimate for fund of funds is 1 hour per response. Therefore, the number of aggregate burden hours, when calculated using the current number of portfolios, is approximately 53,210 hours.2 We continue to believe that these estimates for Form N–PX’s current burden are appropriate. Based on the Commission’s estimate of 53,210 burden hours and an estimated wage rate of approximately $345 per hour,3 the total cost to reporting persons of the hour burden for filing Form N–PX is approximately $18.44 million.4 The estimated cost burden of Form N– PX is $1,000 in external costs per portfolio holding equity securities that is paid to third-party service providers. External costs for portfolios holding no equity securities have previously been estimated to be zero because portfolios holding no equity securities generally have no proxy votes to report and therefore do not require third-party service providers to assist with proxy voting and preparing reports on Form N–PX. The estimated cost burden of Form N–PX for fund of funds is estimated to be $100 per portfolio because fund of funds generally either have no proxy votes to report; or if proxy votes are reported, they are generally limited in the number of 1 The estimate of 2,376 funds is based on the number of management investment companies currently registered with the Commission. The Commission staff estimates that there are approximately 6,385 portfolios that invest primarily in equity securities, 726 ‘‘hybrid’’ or bond portfolios that may hold some equity securities, 2,831 bond portfolios that hold no equity securities, and 418 money market fund portfolios, and 1,458 fund of funds, for a total of 11,818 portfolios required to file Form N–PX reports. The staff has based its portfolio estimates on a number of publications. See Investment Company Institute, Trends in Mutual Fund Investing (April 2017); Investment Company Institute, Closed-End Fund Assets and Net Issuance (First Quarter 2017); Investment Company Institute, ETF Assets and Net Issuance (April 2017). 2 (7,111 portfolios that hold equity securities × 7.2 hours per year) + (3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities × 0.17 hours per year) + (1,458 portfolios holding fund securities × 1 hour per year) = 53,210 hours. 3 The hourly wage figure for a compliance attorney is from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Management & Professional Salaries in the Securities Industry 2013, modified by Commission staff to account for an 1800-hour work-year and inflation and multiplied by5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee benefits and overhead. 4 53,210 hours × $345 per hour = $18,357,288. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 securities and the number of voting matters relative to portfolios holding equity securities. Therefore, the aggregate cost burden, when calculated using the current number of portfolios, is approximately $7.3 million in external costs.5 We continue to believe that these estimates for Form N–PX’s current cost burden are appropriate. Estimates of average burden hours and costs are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of Form N–PX is mandatory. Responses to the collection of information 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 OMB 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: November 9, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–24753 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 5 (7,111 portfolios holding equity securities × $1,000 per year) + (3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities × $0 per year) + (1,458 fund of funds × $100) = $7,256,800. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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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-PX; SEC File No. 270-524, OMB Control No. 3235-0582

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (``Paperwork Reduction Act''), the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') has submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') a request for 
extension of the previously approved collection of information 
discussed below.
    Rule 30b1-4 (17 CFR 270.30b1-4) under the Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) requires every registered management 
investment company, other than a small business investment company 
registered on Form N-5 (``funds''), to file a report on Form N-PX not 
later than August 31 of each year. Funds use Form N-PX to file annual 
reports with the Commission containing their complete proxy voting 
record for the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30.
    The Commission estimates that there are approximately 2,376 funds 
registered with the Commission, representing approximately 11,818 fund 
portfolios that are required to file Form N-PX reports. The 11,818 
portfolios are comprised of approximately 7,111 portfolios holding 
equity securities, 3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities, and 
1,458 portfolios holding fund securities (i.e., fund of funds).\1\ The 
currently approved burden of Form N-PX for portfolios holding equity 
securities is 7.2 hours per response, the current burden estimate for 
funds holding no equity securities is 0.17 hours (10 minutes) per 
response, and the current burden estimate for fund of funds is 1 hour 
per response. Therefore, the number of aggregate burden hours, when 
calculated using the current number of portfolios, is approximately 
53,210 hours.\2\ We continue to believe that these estimates for Form 
N-PX's current burden are appropriate. Based on the Commission's 
estimate of 53,210 burden hours and an estimated wage rate of 
approximately $345 per hour,\3\ the total cost to reporting persons of 
the hour burden for filing Form N-PX is approximately $18.44 
million.\4\
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    \1\ The estimate of 2,376 funds is based on the number of 
management investment companies currently registered with the 
Commission. The Commission staff estimates that there are 
approximately 6,385 portfolios that invest primarily in equity 
securities, 726 ``hybrid'' or bond portfolios that may hold some 
equity securities, 2,831 bond portfolios that hold no equity 
securities, and 418 money market fund portfolios, and 1,458 fund of 
funds, for a total of 11,818 portfolios required to file Form N-PX 
reports. The staff has based its portfolio estimates on a number of 
publications. See Investment Company Institute, Trends in Mutual 
Fund Investing (April 2017); Investment Company Institute, Closed-
End Fund Assets and Net Issuance (First Quarter 2017); Investment 
Company Institute, ETF Assets and Net Issuance (April 2017).
    \2\ (7,111 portfolios that hold equity securities x 7.2 hours 
per year) + (3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities x 0.17 
hours per year) + (1,458 portfolios holding fund securities x 1 hour 
per year) = 53,210 hours.
    \3\ The hourly wage figure for a compliance attorney is from the 
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Management & 
Professional Salaries in the Securities Industry 2013, modified by 
Commission staff to account for an 1800-hour work-year and inflation 
and multiplied by5.35 to account for bonuses, firm size, employee 
benefits and overhead.
    \4\ 53,210 hours x $345 per hour = $18,357,288.
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    The estimated cost burden of Form N-PX is $1,000 in external costs 
per portfolio holding equity securities that is paid to third-party 
service providers. External costs for portfolios holding no equity 
securities have previously been estimated to be zero because portfolios 
holding no equity securities generally have no proxy votes to report 
and therefore do not require third-party service providers to assist 
with proxy voting and preparing reports on Form N-PX. The estimated 
cost burden of Form N-PX for fund of funds is estimated to be $100 per 
portfolio because fund of funds generally either have no proxy votes to 
report; or if proxy votes are reported, they are generally limited in 
the number of securities and the number of voting matters relative to 
portfolios holding equity securities. Therefore, the aggregate cost 
burden, when calculated using the current number of portfolios, is 
approximately $7.3 million in external costs.\5\ We continue to believe 
that these estimates for Form N-PX's current cost burden are 
appropriate.
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    \5\ (7,111 portfolios holding equity securities x $1,000 per 
year) + (3,249 portfolios holding no equity securities x $0 per 
year) + (1,458 fund of funds x $100) = $7,256,800.
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    Estimates of average burden hours and costs are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and are not derived from a 
comprehensive or even representative survey or study of the costs of 
Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of 
information requirements of Form N-PX is mandatory. Responses to the 
collection of information 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 OMB 
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: November 9, 2017.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-24753 Filed 11-15-17; 8:45 am]
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