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

Extension:

Schedule 13E-4F; OMB Control No. 3235-0375; SEC File No. 270-340.

Form F-X; OMB Control No. 3235-0379; SEC File No. 270-336.

Form DF; OMB Control No. 3235-0482; SEC File No. 270-430.

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”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget requests for extension of the previously approved collections of information discussed below.

Schedule 13E-4F (OMB Control No. 3235-0375; SEC File No. 270-340) may be used by any foreign private issuer if: (1) The issuer is incorporated or organized under the laws of Canada; (2) the issuer is making a cash tender or exchange offer for the issuer's own securities; and (3) less than 40 percent of the class of such issuer's securities outstanding that is the subject of the tender offer is held by U.S. holders. The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 2 burden hours to prepare Schedule 13E-4F and that the information is filed by 3 respondents for a total of 6 burden hours.

Form F-X (OMB Control No. 3235-0379; SEC File No. 270-336) is used to appoint an agent for service of process by Canadian issuers registering securities on Form F-7, F-8, F-9 or F-10 or filing periodic reports on Form 40-F under the Exchange Act. The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 2 hours to prepare and is filed 129 respondents for a total of 258 burden hours.

Form DF (OMB Control No. 3235-0482; SEC File No. 270-430) allows registrants to identify a filing that was filed late because of electronic filing difficulties in order to preserve the timeliness of the filing. The information collected must be filed with the Commission and is publicly available. We estimate that it takes 12 minutes to prepare and is filed by an estimated 500 respondents for a total annual burden of 100 hours.

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 control number.

Written comments regarding the above information should be directed to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; and (ii) Kenneth A. Fogash, Acting Associate Executive Director/CIO, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: October 29, 2003.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-27980 Filed 11-5-03; 8:45 am]

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