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can be purchased from the reporting Commission, Office of Filings and Commission and other regulatory
company. No electronic media coverage Information, Washington, DC 20549. agencies with monitoring transfer agents
will be allowed. Extension: Rule 17Ad–16, SEC File No. 270– and ensuring compliance with the rule.
All interested parties wishing to make 363, OMB Control No. 3235–0413. This rule does not involve the collection
an oral presentation at the hearing must of confidential information. Please note
submit, following the above Notice is hereby given that pursuant
that an agency may not conduct or
‘‘Requirements for Submissions’’, the to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
sponsor, and a person is not required to
name, address, telephone number, and (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities
respond to, a collection of information
facsimile number and e-mail address, if and Exchange Commission
unless it displays a currently valid
available, of the witness(es) representing (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments
control number.
their organization to Marideth Sandler, on the collection of information Comments should be directed to: R.
Executive Director of the GSP Program summarized below. The Commission Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information
by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Requests to plans to submit this existing collection Officer, Securities and Exchange
present oral testimony in connection of information to the Office of Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson,
with the public hearing must be Management and Budget for extension 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria,
accompanied by a written brief or and approval. Virginia 22312 or send an e-mail to:
statement, in English, and also must be • Rule 17Ad–16: Notice of Comments must
received by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007. Assumption or Termination of Transfer
be submitted within 60 days of this
Oral testimony before the GSP Agent Services
Subcommittee will be limited to five- Rule 17Ad–16, (17 CFR 240.17Ad–
16), under the Securities Exchange Act January 8, 2007.
minute presentations that summarize or
supplement information contained in of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.), requires J. Lynn Taylor,
briefs or statements submitted for the a registered transfer agent to provide Assistant Secretary.
record. Post-hearing briefs or statements written notice to the appropriate [FR Doc. E7–545 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am]
will be accepted if they conform with qualified registered securities BILLING CODE 8011–01–P
the regulations cited above and are depository when assuming or
submitted, in English, by 5 p.m., March terminating transfer agent services on
9, 2007. Parties not wishing to appear at behalf of an issuer or when changing its SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
the public hearing may submit pre- name or address. In addition, transfer COMMISSION
hearing briefs or statements, in English, agents that provide such notice shall
by 5 p.m., February 2, 2007, and post- maintain such notice for a period of at Submission for OMB Review;
hearing written briefs or statements, in least two years in an easily accessible Comment Request
English, by 5 p.m., March 9, 2007. place. This rule addresses the problem Upon Written Request; Copies Available
In accordance with sections of certificate transfer delays caused by From: Securities and Exchange
503(d)(1)(A) of the 1974 Act and the transfer requests that are directed to the Commission, Office of Filings and
authority delegated by the President, wrong transfer agent or the wrong Information Services, Washington, DC
pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff address. 20549.
Act of 1930, the U.S. Trade We estimate that the transfer agent
Representative has requested that the industry submits 600 Rule 17Ad–16 Extension: Form 18–K, OMB Control No.
notices to appropriate qualified 3235–0120, SEC File No. 270–108.
USITC provide its advice on whether
any industry in the United States is registered securities depositories. The Notice is hereby given that pursuant
likely to be adversely affected by a staff estimates that the average amount to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
waiver of the competitive need limits of time necessary to create and submit (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities
specified in section 503(d)(1) of the each notice is approximately 15 minutes and Exchange Commission
1974 Act with respect to the articles of per notice. Accordingly, the estimated (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the
GSP beneficiary countries that are total industry burden is 150 hours per Office of Management and Budget this
specified in the ‘‘List of Petitions year (15 minutes multiplied by 600 request for extension of the previously
Accepted in the 2006 GSP Annual notices filed annually). approved collection of information
Review .’’ Comments by interested Because the information needed by discussed below.
persons on the USITC Report prepared transfer agents to properly notify the Form 18–K (17 CFR 249.318) is an
as part of the product review should be appropriate registered securities annual report form used by foreign
submitted by 5 p.m., 10 days after the depository is readily available to them governments and political subdivisions
date of USITC publication of its report. and the report is simple and with securities listed on a United States
straightforward, the cost is minimal. exchange. The information to be
Marideth Sandler,
The average cost to prepare and send a collected is intended to ensure the
Executive Director, Generalized System of notice is approximately $7.50 (15 adequacy of information available to
Preferences (GSP) Program, Office of the U.S.
Trade Representative.
minutes at $30 per hour). This yields an investors in the registration of securities
industry-wide cost estimate of $4,500 and assures public availability. The
[FR Doc. E7–474 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am]
(600 notices multiplied by $7.50 per information provided is mandatory.
notice). Form 18–K is a public document. Form
The retention period for the 18–K takes approximately 8 hours to
recordkeeping requirements under Rule prepare and is filed by approximately 40
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE 17Ad–16 is two years for both the respondents for a total annual reporting
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COMMISSION clearing agencies and transfer agents. burden of 320 hours.

The recordkeeping requirement under An agency may not conduct or
Proposed Collection; Comment
Rule 17Ad–16 is mandatory to ensure sponsor, and a person is not required to
accurate securityholder records, prompt respond to, a collection of information
Upon Written Request, Copies Available and efficient clearance and settlement of unless it displays a currently valid
From: Securities and Exchange securities transactions, and to assist the control number.

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Written comments regarding the Other matters relating to enforcement • Send an e-mail to rule-
above information should be directed to proceedings. Please include File
the following persons: (i) Desk Officer At times, changes in Commission Number S7–02–07 on the subject line.
for the Securities and Exchange priorities require alterations in the Paper Comments
Commission, Office of Information and scheduling of meeting items.
Regulatory Affairs, Office of For further information and to • Send paper comments in triplicate
Management and Budget, Room 10102, ascertain what, if any, matters have been to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary,
New Executive Office Building, added, deleted or postponed, please Securities and Exchange Commission,
Washington, DC 20503 or send an e- contact: 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC
mail to; The Office of the Secretary at (202) 20549–1090.
and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief 551–5400. All submissions should refer to File
Information Officer, Securities and January 11, 2007. Number S7–02–07. This file number
Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Nancy M. Morris,
should be included on the subject line
Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, if e-mail is used. To help us process and
Alexandria, VA 22312, or send an e- review your comments more efficiently,
mail to: [FR Doc. 07–147 Filed 1–11–07; 4:25 pm] please use only one method. The
Comments must be submitted to OMB BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Commission will post all comments on
within 30 days of this notice. the Commission’s Internet Web site
Dated: January 3, 2007. (
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE Comments are also available for public
J. Lynn Taylor, COMMISSION inspection and copying in the
Assistant Secretary.
[Release No. PA–38; File No. S7–02–07] Commission’s Public Reference Room,
[FR Doc. E7–546 Filed 1–16–07; 8:45 am]
100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC
BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of 20549. All comments received will be
Alteration to Two Existing Systems of posted without change; we do not edit
Records personal identifying information from
COMMISSION AGENCY: Securities and Exchange submissions. You should submit only
Commission. information that you wish to make
Sunshine Act Meeting available publicly.
ACTION: Notice of proposed alteration to
two existing systems of records. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Barbara A. Stance, Chief Privacy Officer,
the provisions of the Government in the SUMMARY: In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, Operations Center, 6432 General Green
the Securities and Exchange as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Way, Mail Stop 0–7, Alexandria, VA
Commission will hold the following Securities and Exchange Commission 22312–2413, (202) 551–7209.
meeting during the week of January 16, proposes to alter the Privacy Act system SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
2007: of records: ‘‘Personnel Management
A Closed Meeting will be held on Commission proposes to alter the
Employment and Staffing Files (SEC– system of records, ‘‘Personnel
Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 2 p.m.
Commissioners, Counsels to the 39)’’, which was previously identified in Management Employment and Staffing
Commissioners, the Secretary to the the Federal Register at 41 FR 41591 on Files (SEC–39).’’ As described in the
Commission, and recording secretaries September 22, 1976, 50 FR 37750 on original notice, the system contains
will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain September 17, 1985 and 62 FR 47884 on information on applicants for SEC
staff members who have an interest in September 11, 1997. employment, and present and past
Also, the Commission is proposing to employees. This notice is published to
the matters may also be present.
The General Counsel of the make changes to its system of records alter the system of records by adding
Commission, or his designee, has ‘‘Identification and Access Control two new routine uses, (1) to disclose
certified that, in his opinion, one or Cards, Special Credentials, Press Passes, information in connection with
more of the exemptions set forth in 5 and Building Access Control Cards organizational directories or similar
U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (8), (9)(B) and (SEC–46)’’, originally published at 63 records for internal management
(10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a) (3), (5), (7), FR 37423, July 10, 1998. purposes, and (2) to Commission
(8), (9)(ii), and (10) permit consideration DATES: Effective Date: The changes will contractors or their authorized
of the scheduled matters at the Closed become effective February 26, 2007 employees, and other Federal agencies
Meeting. unless further notice is given. The for the purpose of assisting the
Commissioner Campos, as duty Commission will publish a new notice Commission in the efficient
officer, voted to consider the items if the effective date is delayed to review administration of its programs; by
listed for the closed meeting in closed comments or if changes are made based changing the name of the system
session. on comments received. manager to the Office of Human
The subject matters of the Closed Comment Date: To be assured of Resources; and by changing the address
Meeting scheduled for Thursday, consideration, comments should be for submitting requests for record
January 18, 2007 will be: received on or before February 16, 2007. notification, access and contesting to the
Formal orders of investigation; ADDRESSES: Comments may be Privacy Act Officer, Securities and
Institution and settlement of injunctive submitted by any of the following Exchange Commission, 100 F Street,
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actions; methods: NE., Washington, DC 20549–5100.

Institution and settlement of The Commission also proposes to
administrative proceedings of an Electronic Comments alter the system of records,
enforcement nature; • Use the Commission’s Internet ‘‘Identification and Access Control
A regulatory matter regarding a financial comment form ( Cards, Special Credentials, Press Passes,
institution; and rules/other.shtml); or and Building Access Control Cards

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