Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 1262-1263 [2019-00627]

Download as PDF 1262 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices Thus, the total cost burden allocated to Form N–6 would be $3,816,692. The information collection requirements imposed by Form N–6 are mandatory. Responses to the collection of information will not be kept confidential. Estimates of average burden hours 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. 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 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: Lindsay.M.Abate@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Charles Riddle, Acting 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: January 29, 2019. Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00630 Filed 1–31–19; 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–5, SEC File No. 270–172, OMB Control No. 3235–0169 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Form N–5 (17 CFR 239.24 and 274.5) is the form used by small business investment companies (‘‘SBICs’’) to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.) (‘‘Securities Act’’) and the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) (‘‘Investment Company Act’’). Form N–5 is the registration statement form adopted by the Commission for use by an SBIC that has been licensed as such under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 or which has received the preliminary approval of the Small Business Administration (‘‘SBA’’) and has been notified by the SBA that the company may submit a license application Form N–5 is an integrated registration form and may be used as the registration statement under both the Securities Act and the Investment Company Act. The purpose of Form N–5 is to meet the filing and disclosure requirements of both the Securities Act and Investment Company Act, and to provide investors with information sufficient to evaluate an investment in an SBIC. The information that is required to be filed with the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability and dissemination of the information. The Commission did not receive any filings on Form N–5 in the last three years (and in the three years before that, received only one Form N–5 filing). Nevertheless, for purposes of this PRA, we conservatively estimate that at least one Form N–5 will be filed in the next three years, which translates to about 0.333 filings on Form N–5 per year. The currently approved internal burden of Form N–5 is 352 hours per response. We continue to believe this estimate for Form N–5’s internal hour burden is appropriate. Therefore, the number of currently approved aggregate burden hours, when calculated using the current estimate for number of filings, is about 117 internal hours per year. The currently approved external cost burden of Form N–5 is $30,000 per filing. We continue to believe this estimate for Form N–5’s cost burden is appropriate. Therefore, we estimate that the aggregate cost burden, when calculated using the Commission’s estimate of 0.333 filings per year, is about $10,000 in external costs per year. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00216 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information requirements of Form N–5 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 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: Lindsay.M.Abate@omb.eop.gov and (ii) Charles Riddle, Acting 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: January 29, 2019. Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00631 Filed 1–31–19; 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–4, SEC File No. 270–282, OMB Control No. 3235–0318. 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’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. The collection of information is entitled: ‘‘Form N–4 (17 CFR 239.17b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and (17 CFR 274.11c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, registration statement of separate accounts organized as unit investment trust.’’ Form N–4 is the form used by insurance company separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices annuity contracts to register as investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a–1 et seq.) and/or to register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). Section 5 of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77e) requires the filing of a registration statement prior to the offer of securities to the public and that the registration statement be effective before any securities are sold, and Section 8 of the Investment Company Act (15 U.S.C. 80a–8) provides for the registration of investment companies. Pursuant to Form N–4, separate accounts organized as unit investment trusts that offer variable annuity contracts provide investors with a prospectus and a statement of additional information covering essential information about a separate account. Section 5(b) of the Securities Act requires that investors be provided with a prospectus containing the information required in a registration statement prior to or at the time of sale or delivery of securities. The purpose of Form N–4 is to meet the filing and disclosure requirements of the Securities Act and the Investment Company Act and to enable filers to provide investors with information necessary to evaluate an investment in a security. The information required to be filed with the Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public availability and dissemination of the information. The estimated annual number of filings on Form N–4 is 35 initial registration statements and 1,326 posteffective amendments. The estimated average number of portfolios per filing is one, both for initial registration statements and post-effective amendments on Form N–4. Accordingly, the estimated number of portfolios referenced in initial Form N– 4 filings annually is 35 and the estimated number of portfolios referenced in post-effective amendment filings on Form N–4 annually is 1,326. The estimate of the annual hour burden for Form N–4 is approximately 278.5 hours per initial registration statement and 197.25 hours per post-effective amendment, for a total of 271,301 hours ((35 initial registration statements × 278.5 hours) + (1,326 post-effective amendments × 197.25 hours)). The current estimated annual cost burden for preparing an initial Form N– 4 filing is $24,858 per portfolio and the current estimated annual cost burden for preparing a post-effective amendment filing on Form N–4 is $23,561 per portfolio. The Commission estimates that, on an annual basis, 35 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 portfolios will be referenced in initial Form N–4 filings and 1,326 portfolios will be referenced in post-effective amendment filings on Form N–4. Thus, the estimated total annual cost burden allocated to Form N–4 would be $32,111,916 ((35 × $24,858) + (1,326 × $23,561)). Providing the information required by Form N–4 is mandatory. Responses will not be kept confidential. Estimates of average burden hours 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. 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 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: Lindsay.M.Abate@omb.eop.gov and (ii) Charles Riddle, Acting 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: January 29, 2019. Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00627 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019. PLACE: The meeting will be held at the Commission’s headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the closed meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters also may be present. TIME AND DATE: PO 00000 Frm 00217 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1263 The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (6), (7), (8), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(7), (a)(8), (a)(9)(ii) and (a)(10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the closed meeting. Commissioner Peirce, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the Closed Meeting in closed session, and determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. The subject matters of the closed meeting will be: Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings; Resolution of litigation claims; and Other matters relating to enforcement proceedings. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed; please contact Brent J. Fields from the Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. Dated: January 28, 2019. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–00956 Filed 1–30–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 10521] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Employment Application for Locally Employed Staff or Family Member Notice of request for public comment. ACTION: The Department of State is seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: The Department will accept comments from the public up to April 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Web: Persons with access to the internet may comment on this notice by SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1262-1263]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-00627]


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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-4, SEC File No. 270-282, OMB Control No. 3235-0318.

    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'') has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') a request for extension of the 
previously approved collection of information discussed below.
    The collection of information is entitled: ``Form N-4 (17 CFR 
239.17b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and (17 CFR 274.11c) under 
the Investment Company Act of 1940, registration statement of separate 
accounts organized as unit investment trust.'' Form N-4 is the form 
used by insurance company separate accounts organized as unit 
investment trusts that offer variable

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annuity contracts to register as investment companies under the 
Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) and/or to 
register their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 
77a et seq.). Section 5 of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77e) requires 
the filing of a registration statement prior to the offer of securities 
to the public and that the registration statement be effective before 
any securities are sold, and Section 8 of the Investment Company Act 
(15 U.S.C. 80a-8) provides for the registration of investment 
companies. Pursuant to Form N-4, separate accounts organized as unit 
investment trusts that offer variable annuity contracts provide 
investors with a prospectus and a statement of additional information 
covering essential information about a separate account. Section 5(b) 
of the Securities Act requires that investors be provided with a 
prospectus containing the information required in a registration 
statement prior to or at the time of sale or delivery of securities.
    The purpose of Form N-4 is to meet the filing and disclosure 
requirements of the Securities Act and the Investment Company Act and 
to enable filers to provide investors with information necessary to 
evaluate an investment in a security. The information required to be 
filed with the Commission permits verification of compliance with 
securities law requirements and assures the public availability and 
dissemination of the information.
    The estimated annual number of filings on Form N-4 is 35 initial 
registration statements and 1,326 post-effective amendments. The 
estimated average number of portfolios per filing is one, both for 
initial registration statements and post-effective amendments on Form 
N-4. Accordingly, the estimated number of portfolios referenced in 
initial Form N-4 filings annually is 35 and the estimated number of 
portfolios referenced in post-effective amendment filings on Form N-4 
annually is 1,326. The estimate of the annual hour burden for Form N-4 
is approximately 278.5 hours per initial registration statement and 
197.25 hours per post-effective amendment, for a total of 271,301 hours 
((35 initial registration statements x 278.5 hours) + (1,326 post-
effective amendments x 197.25 hours)).
    The current estimated annual cost burden for preparing an initial 
Form N-4 filing is $24,858 per portfolio and the current estimated 
annual cost burden for preparing a post-effective amendment filing on 
Form N-4 is $23,561 per portfolio. The Commission estimates that, on an 
annual basis, 35 portfolios will be referenced in initial Form N-4 
filings and 1,326 portfolios will be referenced in post-effective 
amendment filings on Form N-4. Thus, the estimated total annual cost 
burden allocated to Form N-4 would be $32,111,916 ((35 x $24,858) + 
(1,326 x $23,561)).
    Providing the information required by Form N-4 is mandatory. 
Responses will not be kept confidential. Estimates of average burden 
hours 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. 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 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: 
Lindsay.M.Abate@omb.eop.gov and (ii) Charles Riddle, Acting 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: January 29, 2019.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-00627 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]
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