Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 65877-65878 [2019-25866]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES additional benefit of bringing the Operating Agreement into greater conformity with the NYSE American Operating Agreement, which does not require that the NYSE American NonAffiliated Directors qualify as independent under the NYSE American Director Independence Policy, and the bylaws of the Exchange’s affiliates NYSE Arca, Inc., NYSE Chicago, Inc. and NYSE National, Inc., none of which require that the directors nominated by their trading permit holders be qualified as independent. In addition, the proposed amendments would make Section 2.03 more consistent with the governing documents of other selfregulatory organizations that do not require that the directors nominated by the membership of the exchange be independent. The Exchange believes that the proposed amendment to Section 2.02 of the Operating Agreement would enable the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to carry out the purposes of the Exchange Act and comply with the provisions of the Exchange Act by its members and persons associated with members because it would remove an obsolete reference to allied members, thereby adding clarity and transparency to the Operating Agreement by removing any confusion that may result if it retained such obsolete reference. The Exchange further believes that market participants would benefit from the increased clarity, reducing potential confusion. The proposed amendments to effect non-substantive technical and conforming changes would enable the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the Exchange Act and to comply, and to enforce compliance by its exchange members and persons associated with its exchange members, with the provisions of the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of the Exchange because the changes would ensure that persons subject to the Exchange’s jurisdiction, regulators, and the investing public can more easily navigate and understand the Operating Agreement. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Exchange Act. The proposed rule change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather is concerned solely with the administration and functioning of the Exchange. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 45 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or up [sic] to 90 days (i) as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve or disapprove the proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSE–2019–62 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2019–62. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65877 provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for 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–NYSE–2019–62, and should be submitted on or before December 20, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.24 Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25834 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 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: Rule 17f–7; SEC File No. 270–470; OMB Control No. 3235–0529. Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521) (‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. Rule 17f–7 (17 CFR 270.17f–7) permits a fund under certain conditions to maintain its foreign assets with an eligible securities depository, which has to meet minimum standards for a depository. The fund or its investment adviser generally determines whether the depository complies with those requirements based on information 24 17 E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 29NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 65878 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Notices provided by the fund’s primary custodian (a bank that acts as global custodian). The depository custody arrangement also must meet certain conditions. The fund or its adviser must receive from the primary custodian (or its agent) an initial risk analysis of the depository arrangements, and the fund’s contract with its primary custodian must state that the custodian will monitor risks and promptly notify the fund or its adviser of material changes in risks. The primary custodian and other custodians also are required to agree to exercise at least reasonable care, prudence, and diligence. The collection of information requirements in rule 17f–7 are intended to provide workable standards that protect funds from the risks of using foreign securities depositories while assigning appropriate responsibilities to the fund’s primary custodian and investment adviser based on their capabilities. The requirement that the foreign securities depository meet specified minimum standards is intended to ensure that the depository is subject to basic safeguards deemed appropriate for all depositories. The requirement that the fund or its adviser must receive from the primary custodian (or its agent) an initial risk analysis of the depository arrangements, and that the fund’s contract with its primary custodian must state that the custodian will monitor risks and promptly notify the fund or its adviser of material changes in risks, is intended to provide essential information about custody risks to the fund’s investment adviser as necessary for it to approve the continued use of the depository. The requirement that the primary custodian agree to exercise reasonable care is intended to provide assurances that its services and the information it provides will meet an appropriate standard of care. The staff estimates that each of approximately 960 investment advisers 1 will make an average of 8 responses annually under the rule to address depository compliance with minimum requirements, any indemnification or insurance arrangements, and reviews of risk analyses or notifications. The staff estimates each response will take 6 hours, requiring a total of approximately 48 hours for each adviser.2 Thus the total annual burden associated with these requirements of the rule is 1 In October 2019, Commission staff estimated that 960 investment advisers managed or sponsored open-end registered funds (including exchangetraded funds) and closed-end registered funds. 2 8 responses per adviser × 6 hours per response = 48 hours per adviser. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 approximately 46,080.3 The staff further estimates that during each year, each of approximately 40 global custodians will make an average of 4 responses to analyze custody risks and provide notice of any material changes to custody risk under the rule. The staff estimates that each response will take 260 hours, requiring approximately 1,040 hours annually per global custodian.4 Thus the total annual burden associated with these requirements is approximately 41,600 hours.5 The staff estimates that the total annual hour burden associated with all collection of information requirements of the rule is therefore 87,680 hours.6 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 and forms. Compliance with the collection of information requirements of the rule is necessary to obtain the benefit of relying on the rule’s permission for funds to maintain their assets in foreign custodians. The information provided under rule 17f–7 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. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden 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 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 Charles Riddle, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_ Mailbox@sec.gov. 3 960 advisers × 48 hours per adviser = 46,080 hours. 4 260 hours per response × 4 responses per global custodian = 1,040 hours per global custodian. 5 40 global custodians × 1,040 hours per global custodian = 41,600 hours. 6 46,080 hours + 41,600 hours = 87,680 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 25, 2019. Eduardo A. Aleman, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25866 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–87587; File No. SR– CboeBZX–2019–100] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Remove its Partial Post Only at Limit Order Type November 22, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 21, 2019, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BZX’’) proposes to remove its Partial Post Only at Limit Order type. The text of the proposed rule change is provided in Exhibit 5. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s website (http://markets.cboe.com/us/ equities/regulation/rule_filings/bzx/), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 1 15 2 17 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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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:
    Rule 17f-7; SEC File No. 270-470; OMB Control No. 3235-0529.

    Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521) (``Paperwork Reduction Act''), the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``Commission'') is soliciting 
comments on the collections of information summarized below. The 
Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to 
the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and 
approval.
    Rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7) permits a fund under certain 
conditions to maintain its foreign assets with an eligible securities 
depository, which has to meet minimum standards for a depository. The 
fund or its investment adviser generally determines whether the 
depository complies with those requirements based on information

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provided by the fund's primary custodian (a bank that acts as global 
custodian). The depository custody arrangement also must meet certain 
conditions. The fund or its adviser must receive from the primary 
custodian (or its agent) an initial risk analysis of the depository 
arrangements, and the fund's contract with its primary custodian must 
state that the custodian will monitor risks and promptly notify the 
fund or its adviser of material changes in risks. The primary custodian 
and other custodians also are required to agree to exercise at least 
reasonable care, prudence, and diligence.
    The collection of information requirements in rule 17f-7 are 
intended to provide workable standards that protect funds from the 
risks of using foreign securities depositories while assigning 
appropriate responsibilities to the fund's primary custodian and 
investment adviser based on their capabilities. The requirement that 
the foreign securities depository meet specified minimum standards is 
intended to ensure that the depository is subject to basic safeguards 
deemed appropriate for all depositories. The requirement that the fund 
or its adviser must receive from the primary custodian (or its agent) 
an initial risk analysis of the depository arrangements, and that the 
fund's contract with its primary custodian must state that the 
custodian will monitor risks and promptly notify the fund or its 
adviser of material changes in risks, is intended to provide essential 
information about custody risks to the fund's investment adviser as 
necessary for it to approve the continued use of the depository. The 
requirement that the primary custodian agree to exercise reasonable 
care is intended to provide assurances that its services and the 
information it provides will meet an appropriate standard of care.
    The staff estimates that each of approximately 960 investment 
advisers \1\ will make an average of 8 responses annually under the 
rule to address depository compliance with minimum requirements, any 
indemnification or insurance arrangements, and reviews of risk analyses 
or notifications. The staff estimates each response will take 6 hours, 
requiring a total of approximately 48 hours for each adviser.\2\ Thus 
the total annual burden associated with these requirements of the rule 
is approximately 46,080.\3\ The staff further estimates that during 
each year, each of approximately 40 global custodians will make an 
average of 4 responses to analyze custody risks and provide notice of 
any material changes to custody risk under the rule. The staff 
estimates that each response will take 260 hours, requiring 
approximately 1,040 hours annually per global custodian.\4\ Thus the 
total annual burden associated with these requirements is approximately 
41,600 hours.\5\ The staff estimates that the total annual hour burden 
associated with all collection of information requirements of the rule 
is therefore 87,680 hours.\6\
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    \1\ In October 2019, Commission staff estimated that 960 
investment advisers managed or sponsored open-end registered funds 
(including exchange-traded funds) and closed-end registered funds.
    \2\ 8 responses per adviser x 6 hours per response = 48 hours 
per adviser.
    \3\ 960 advisers x 48 hours per adviser = 46,080 hours.
    \4\ 260 hours per response x 4 responses per global custodian = 
1,040 hours per global custodian.
    \5\ 40 global custodians x 1,040 hours per global custodian = 
41,600 hours.
    \6\ 46,080 hours + 41,600 hours = 87,680 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 and forms. Compliance with the collection of 
information requirements of the rule is necessary to obtain the benefit 
of relying on the rule's permission for funds to maintain their assets 
in foreign custodians. The information provided under rule 17f-7 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.
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information has 
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden 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 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 Charles Riddle, Acting 
Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, 
C/O Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549; or send an 
email to: [email protected].

    Dated: November 25, 2019.
Eduardo A. Aleman,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-25866 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]
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