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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Thus, Commission staff estimates that any burden of the rule would be borne by funds and FCMs entering into new contracts pursuant to the rule. Commission staff estimates that approximately 214 fund complexes and 2,825 funds currently effect commodities transactions and could deposit margin with FCMs in connection with those transactions pursuant to rule 17f–6.2 Staff further estimates that of this number, 21 fund complexes and 283 funds enter into new contracts with FCMs each year.3 Based on conversations with fund representatives, Commission staff understands that fund complexes typically enter into contracts with FCMs on behalf of all funds in the fund complex that engage in commodities transactions. Funds covered by the contract are typically listed in an attachment, which may be amended to encompass new funds. Commission staff estimates that the burden for a fund complex to enter into a contract with an FCM that contains the contract requirements of rule 17f–6 is one hour, and further estimates that the burden to add a fund to an existing contract between a fund complex and an FCM is 6 minutes. Accordingly, Commission staff estimates that funds and FCMs spend 49 burden hours annually complying with the information collection requirements of rule 17f–6.4 These estimates are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of Commission rules and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of the rule is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on the rule. 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. and rules adopted thereunder. Thus, to the extent these provisions could be considered collections of information, the hours required for compliance would be included in the collection of information burden hours submitted by the CFTC for its rules. 2 This estimate is based on the number of funds that reported on Form N–SAR from June 1, 2017– November 30, 2017, in response to sub-items E through I of item 70, that they engaged in futures and commodity options transactions. 3 These estimates are based on the assumption that 10% of fund complexes and funds enter into new FCM contracts each year. This assumption encompasses fund complexes and funds that enter into FCM contracts for the first time, as well as fund complexes and fund that change the FCM with whom they maintain margin accounts for commodities transactions. 4 This estimate is based upon the following calculation: (21 fund complexes × 1 hour) + (283 funds × 0.1 hours) = 49 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following website, 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 Candace Kenner, 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: July 13, 2018. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15374 Filed 7–18–18; 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: Rule 17a–6, SEC File No. 270–433, OMB Control No. 3235–0489 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information provided for in Rule 17a–6 (17 CFR 240.17a–6) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Rule 17a–6 permits national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies, and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (‘‘MSRB’’) (collectively, ‘‘SROs’’) to destroy or convert to microfilm or other recording media records maintained under Rule 17a–1, if they have filed a record destruction plan with the Commission and the Commission has declared such plan effective. There are currently 32 SROs: 21 national securities exchanges, 1 national securities association, the MSRB, and 9 registered clearing agencies. Of the 32 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34191 SROs, only 2 SRO respondents have filed a record destruction plan with the Commission. The staff calculates that the preparation and filing of a new record destruction plan should take 160 hours. Further, any existing SRO record destruction plans may require revision, over time, in response to, for example, changes in document retention technology, which the Commission estimates will take much less than the 160 hours estimated for a new plan. The Commission estimates that each SRO that has filed a destruction plan will spend approximately 30 hours per year making required revisions. Thus, the total annual compliance burden is estimated to be 60 hours per year based on two respondents. The approximate compliance cost per hour is $422, resulting in a total internal cost of compliance for these respondents of $25,320 per year (60 hours @ $422 per hour). 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. The public may view background documentation for this information collection at the following website: 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 Candace Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email to: PRA_Mailbox@ sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: July 13, 2018. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15378 Filed 7–18–18; 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: Rule 17a–5(c); SEC File No. 270–199, OMB Control No. 3235–0199. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
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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:
    Rule 17a-6, SEC File No. 270-433, OMB Control No. 3235-0489

    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'') has submitted to the Office of Management 
and Budget (``OMB'') a request for extension of the previously approved 
collection of information provided for in Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 240.17a-6) 
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.).
    Rule 17a-6 permits national securities exchanges, national 
securities associations, registered clearing agencies, and the 
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (``MSRB'') (collectively, 
``SROs'') to destroy or convert to microfilm or other recording media 
records maintained under Rule 17a-1, if they have filed a record 
destruction plan with the Commission and the Commission has declared 
such plan effective.
    There are currently 32 SROs: 21 national securities exchanges, 1 
national securities association, the MSRB, and 9 registered clearing 
agencies. Of the 32 SROs, only 2 SRO respondents have filed a record 
destruction plan with the Commission. The staff calculates that the 
preparation and filing of a new record destruction plan should take 160 
hours. Further, any existing SRO record destruction plans may require 
revision, over time, in response to, for example, changes in document 
retention technology, which the Commission estimates will take much 
less than the 160 hours estimated for a new plan. The Commission 
estimates that each SRO that has filed a destruction plan will spend 
approximately 30 hours per year making required revisions. Thus, the 
total annual compliance burden is estimated to be 60 hours per year 
based on two respondents. The approximate compliance cost per hour is 
$422, resulting in a total internal cost of compliance for these 
respondents of $25,320 per year (60 hours @ $422 per hour).
    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.
    The public may view background documentation for this information 
collection at the following website: 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 Candace 
Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email 
to: [email protected]. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 
days of this notice.

    Dated: July 13, 2018.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-15378 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]
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