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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

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2. Postal Rate Commission Opinion organizations (as defined by the Act), plans to submit this existing collection
and Recommended Decision in including national securities exchanges, of information to the Office of
Repositionable Notes Provisional national securities associations, Management and Budget for extension
Service Change, Docket No. MC2004–5. registered clearing agencies and the and approval.
3. Rate Case Planning. Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Regulation D sets forth rules
4. Strategic Planning. The respondents to the collection of governing the limited offer and sale of
5. Personnel Matters and information are self-regulatory securities without Securities Act
Compensation Issues. organizations (as defined by the Act), registration. The purpose of Form D
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: including national securities exchanges notice is to collect empirical data,
William T. Johnstone, Secretary of the and national securities associations. which provides a continuing basis for
Board, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Ten respondents file an average total action by the Commission either in
Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20260– of twelve responses per year, which terms of amending existing rules and
1000. Telephone (202) 268–4800. corresponds to an estimated annual regulations or proposing new ones. In
response burden of 553 hours. addition, the Form D allows the
William T. Johnstone, Written comments are invited on (a) Commission to elicit information
Secretary. whether the proposed collection of necessary in assessing the effectiveness
[FR Doc. 05–278 Filed 1–3–04; 1:46 pm] information is necessary for the proper of Regulation D and Section 4(6) as
BILLING CODE 7710–12–M performance of the functions of the capital-raising devices for all
agency, including whether the businesses. Approximately 17,500
information shall have practical utility; issuers file Form D and it takes an
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate estimated 4 hours to prepare for a total
COMMISSION of the burden of the proposed collection annual burden of 70,000 hours. It is
of information; (c) ways to enhance the estimated that 25% of the total burden
Proposed Collection; Comment quality, utility, and clarity of the hours (17.500 reporting burden hours) is
Request information to be collected; and (d) prepared by the company.
ways to minimize the burden of the Written comments are invited on: (a)
Upon written request, copies available collection of information on Whether this collection of information
from: Securities and Exchange respondents, including through the use is necessary for the proper performance
Commission, Office of Filings and of automated collection techniques or of the functions of the agency, including
Information Services, Washington, DC other forms of information technology. whether the information will have
20594. Consideration will be given to practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
Extension: Rule 11Aa3–2, SEC File No. 270– comments and suggestions submitted in agency’s estimate of the burden of the
439, OMB Control No. 3235–0500. writing within 60 days of this collection of information; (c) ways to
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant publication. enhance the quality, utility, and clarity
to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Direct your written comments to R. of the information collected; and (d)
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information ways to minimize the burden of the
and Exchange Commission Officer, Office of Information collection of information on
(‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments Technology, Securities and Exchange respondents, including through the use
on the collection of information Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW., of automated collection techniques or
summarized below. The Commission Washington, DC 20549. other forms of information technology.
plans to submit this existing collection Dated: December 22, 2004. Consideration will be given to
of information to the Office of Margaret H. McFarland, comments and suggestions submitted in
Management and Budget for a revision Deputy Secretary. writing within 60 days of this
of the existing collection of information [FR Doc. 05–127 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am] publication.
discussed below. BILLING CODE 8010–01–M
Please direct your written comments
Rule 11Aa3–2 provides that self- to R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief
regulatory organizations (SROs) may, Information Officer, Office of
acting jointly, file a National Market SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE Information Technology, Securities and
System Plan (‘‘NMS Plan’’) or may COMMISSION Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street,
propose an amendment to an effective NW., Washington, DC 20549.
NMS Plan by submitting the text of the Proposed Collection; Comment Dated: December 28, 2004.
plan or amendment to the Secretary of Request Margaret H. McFarland,
the Commission, together with a
Upon written request, copies available Deputy Secretary.
statement of the purpose of such plan or
from: Securities and Exchange [FR Doc. 05–174 Filed 1–4–05; 8:45 am]
amendment and, to the extent
Commission, Office of Filings and BILLING CODE 8010–01–M
applicable, the documents and
Information Services, Washington, DC
information required by paragraphs
20549.
(b)(4) and (5) of Rule 11Aa3–2.
Extension: Regulation D and Form D; OMB SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
The collection of information is
Control No. 3235–0076; SEC File No. COMMISSION
designed to permit the Commission to
achieve its statutory directive to 270–72.
Proposed Collection; Comment
facilitate the development of a national Notice is hereby given that, pursuant Request
market system. The information is used to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
to determine if a NMS Plan, or an (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities Upon written request, Copies available
amendment thereto, should be approved and Exchange Commission from: Securities and Exchange
and implemented. (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments Commission, Office of Filings and
The respondents to the collection of on the collection of information Information Services, Washington, DC
information are self-regulatory summarized below. The Commission 20549.

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