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


Industry Guides Notice of Exempt Preliminary Roll-Up Communication. OMB Control Nos. 3235-0069 and 3235-0452; SEC File Nos. 270-069 and 270-396.

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 collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.

Industry Guides (OMB 3235-0069; SEC File No. 270-069) are used by registrants in certain specified industries as disclosure guidelines to be followed in disclosing information to investors in Securities Act and Exchange Act registration statements and certain other Exchange Act filings. The Commission estimates for administrative purposes only that the total annual burden with respect to the Start Printed Page 70323Industry Guides is one hour. The Industry Guides do not directly impose any disclosure burden.

A Notice of Exempt Preliminary Roll-Up Communication (“Notice”) (OMB 3235-0452; SEC File No. 270-396) provides information regarding ownership interest and any potential conflicts of interest to be included in statements submitted by or on behalf of a person pursuant to § 240.14a-2(b)(4) and § 240.14a-6(n). The Notice takes approximately .25 hours per response and his filed by 4 respondents for a total of 1 annual burden hour.

Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether these proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) 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.

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

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Dated: December 10, 2003.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-31117 Filed 12-16-03; 8:45 am]