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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549.

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Rule 26, SEC File No. 270-78, OMB Control No. 3235-0183.

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 (“Commission”) is soliciting comments on the collection of information, summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget.

Rule 26, part 250.26 [17 CFR 250.26] under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, as amended (“Act”), 15 U.S.C. 79, et seq., establishes financial statement and recordkeeping requirements of public utility holding companies registered under the Act and all their subsidiary companies.

The Commission estimates that the total annual reporting burden of Rule 26 is approximately one (1) hour.

The estimate of average burden hours is made for purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act and is not derived from a comprehensive or representative survey or study of the costs of complying with the requirements of Commission rules and forms.

Written comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and (4) 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.Start Printed Page 48421

Please direct your written comments to Kenneth A. Fogash, Acting Associate Executive Director/CIO, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 5th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549.

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Dated: August 6, 2003.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-20594 Filed 8-12-03; 8:45 am]

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