Extension of Comment Period for Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers
The Securities and Exchange Commission is extending the comment period for a release proposing new Rule 13q-1 and an amendment to Form SD to implement Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers [Release No. 34-76620 (Dec. 11, 2015); 80 FR 80057 (Dec. 23, 2015)]. The comment period for the proposal is divided between an initial comment period and a period for reply comments. The original initial comment period is scheduled to end on January 25, 2016 and the original period for reply comments is scheduled to end on February 16, 2016. The Commission is extending the time period in which to provide the Commission with initial comments until February 16, 2016 and to provide reply comments until March 8, 2016. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the issues and prepare their comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Simplification of Disclosure Requirements for Emerging Growth Companies and Forward Incorporation by Reference on Form S-1 for Smaller Reporting Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') has submitted the sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Simplification of Disclosure Requirements for Emerging Growth Companies and Forward Incorporation by Reference on Form S-1 for Smaller Reporting Companies,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the emergency processing procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) (``PRA'') and 5 CFR 1320.13. OMB approval has been requested by January 19, 2016. In addition, this notice solicits comment on the three-year extension of the same information collection under 5 CFR 1320.12.
Access to Data Obtained by Security-Based Swap Data Repositories and Exemption From Indemnification Requirement
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is reopening the comment period for proposed amendments to rule 13n-4 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') related to regulatory access to security-based swap data held by security-based swap data repositories. The proposed rule amendments would implement Exchange Act provisions that conditionally require that security-based swap data repositories make data available to certain regulators and other authorities. Recent legislation has modified certain underlying statutory provisions.
J.P. Morgan Exchange-Traded Fund Trust, et al.; Notice of Application
Summary of Application: Applicants request an order that permits: (a) actively-managed series of certain open-end management investment companies to issue shares (``Shares'') redeemable in large aggregations only (``Creation Units''); (b) secondary market transactions in Shares to occur at negotiated market prices; (c) certain series to pay redemption proceeds, under certain circumstances, more than seven days after the tender of Creation Units for redemption; (d) certain affiliated persons of the series to deposit securities into, and receive securities from, the series in connection with the purchase and redemption of Creation Units; (e) certain registered management investment companies and unit investment trusts outside of the same group of investment companies as the series to acquire Shares; and (f) certain series to perform creations and redemptions of Creation Units in-kind in a master-feeder structure.