Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 34280-34281 [2018-15379]

Download as PDF 34280 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices 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. 2018–15377 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rules 17Ad–6 and 17Ad–7, SEC File No. 270–151, OMB Control No. 3235–0291 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 (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rules: Rule 17Ad–6 (17 CFR 240.17Ad–6) and Rule 17Ad–7 (17 CFR 240.17Ad–7) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Exchange Act’’). Rule 17Ad–6 under the Exchange Act requires every registered transfer agent to make and keep current records about a variety of information, such as: (1) Specific operational data regarding the time taken to perform transfer agent activities (to ensure compliance with the minimum performance standards in Rule 17Ad–2 (17 CFR 240.17Ad–2)); (2) written inquiries and requests by shareholders and broker-dealers and response time thereto; (3) resolutions, contracts, or other supporting documents concerning the appointment or termination of the transfer agent; (4) stop orders or notices of adverse claims to the securities; and (5) all canceled registered securities certificates. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Rule 17Ad–7 under the Exchange Act requires each registered transfer agent to retain the records specified in Rule 17Ad–6 in an easily accessible place for a period of six months to six years, depending on the type of record or document. Rule 17Ad–7 also specifies the manner in which records may be maintained using electronic, microfilm, and microfiche storage methods. These recordkeeping requirements are designed to ensure that all registered transfer agents are maintaining the records necessary for transfer agents to monitor and keep control over their own performance and for the Commission to adequately examine registered transfer agents on an historical basis for compliance with applicable rules. The Commission estimates that approximately 382 registered transfer agents will spend a total of 191,000 hours per year complying with Rules 17Ad–6 and 17Ad–7 (500 hours per year per transfer agent). The retention period under Rule 17Ad–7 for the recordkeeping requirements under Rule 17Ad–6 is six months to six years, depending on the particular record or document. The recordkeeping and retention requirements under Rules 17Ad–6 and 17Ad–7 are mandatory to assist the Commission and other regulatory agencies with monitoring transfer agents and ensuring compliance with the rules. These rules do not involve the collection of confidential information. 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. 2018–15373 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Regulation R, Rule 701, SEC File No. 270– 562, OMB Control No. 3235–0624 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 Regulation R, Rule 701 (17 CFR 247.701) 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. Regulation R, Rule 701 requires a broker or dealer (as part of a written agreement between the bank and the broker or dealer) to notify the bank if the broker or dealer makes certain determinations regarding the financial status of the customer, a bank employee’s statutory disqualification status, and compliance with suitability or sophistication standards. The Commission estimates that brokers or dealers would, on average, notify 1,000 banks approximately two times annually about a determination regarding a customer’s high net worth or institutional status or suitability or sophistication standing as well as a bank employee’s statutory disqualification status. Based on these estimates, the Commission anticipates that Regulation R, Rule 701 would result in brokers or dealers making approximately 2,000 notifications to banks per year. The Commission further estimates (based on the level of difficulty and complexity of the applicable activities) that a broker or dealer would spend approximately 15 minutes per notice to a bank. Therefore, the estimated total annual third party disclosure burden for the requirements in Regulation R, Rule 701 is 500 1 hours for brokers or dealers. 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; 1 (2000 notices × 15 minutes) = 30,000 minutes/ 60 minutes = 500 hours. E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 139 / Thursday, July 19, 2018 / Notices (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 Candace Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: July 13, 2018. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10468] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition—Determinations: ‘‘Titian’s Lady in White: A Renaissance Portrait Revealed’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Titian’s Lady in White: A Renaissance Portrait Revealed,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, from on or about August 30, 2018, until on or about December 9, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing SUMMARY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–15409 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Atlantic and Western Railway, Limited Partnership—Acquisition and Operation Exemption—CSX Transportation, Inc. BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 17:34 Jul 18, 2018 Jennifer Z. Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [Docket No. FD 36205] [FR Doc. 2018–15379 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 address is U.S. Department of State, L/ PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–10 of July 6, 2018. Jkt 244001 Atlantic and Western Railway, Limited Partnership (ATW), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to acquire and operate approximately 0.37 miles of rail line owned by CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) between milepost S 198.55 and milepost S 198.92, in Sanford, N.C. (the Line).1 ATW states that it entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with CSXT dated January 2, 2018, to acquire the Line in order to align operations and ownership of tracks in this area where ATW and CSXT operations converge. ATW also states that the proposed acquisition and operation of the Line does not impose or include an interchange commitment. ATW certifies that the proposed transaction will not result in ATW becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier and that the projected annual revenue of ATW will not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after August 2, 2018 (30 days after the verified notice was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of 1 ATW states that it is also acquiring certain additional excepted tracks that are not subject to the Board’s jurisdiction. PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34281 a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than July 26, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. 36205, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. According to ATW, this action is excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: July 13, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–15361 Filed 7–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the State Route 1 (SR 1) Lagunitas Creek Bridge Project from post miles 28.4 to 28.6 on SR 1 in the County of Marin, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project. DATES: By this notice, the FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions on the highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 17, 2018. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34280-34281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15379]


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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:
    Regulation R, Rule 701, SEC File No. 270-562, OMB Control No. 
3235-0624

    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 Regulation R, Rule 
701 (17 CFR 247.701) 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.
    Regulation R, Rule 701 requires a broker or dealer (as part of a 
written agreement between the bank and the broker or dealer) to notify 
the bank if the broker or dealer makes certain determinations regarding 
the financial status of the customer, a bank employee's statutory 
disqualification status, and compliance with suitability or 
sophistication standards.
    The Commission estimates that brokers or dealers would, on average, 
notify 1,000 banks approximately two times annually about a 
determination regarding a customer's high net worth or institutional 
status or suitability or sophistication standing as well as a bank 
employee's statutory disqualification status. Based on these estimates, 
the Commission anticipates that Regulation R, Rule 701 would result in 
brokers or dealers making approximately 2,000 notifications to banks 
per year. The Commission further estimates (based on the level of 
difficulty and complexity of the applicable activities) that a broker 
or dealer would spend approximately 15 minutes per notice to a bank. 
Therefore, the estimated total annual third party disclosure burden for 
the requirements in Regulation R, Rule 701 is 500 \1\ hours for brokers 
or dealers.
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    \1\ (2000 notices x 15 minutes) = 30,000 minutes/60 minutes = 
500 hours.
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    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;

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(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 
Candace Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, or send an email 
to: [email protected].

     Dated: July 13, 2018.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-15379 Filed 7-18-18; 8:45 am]
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