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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.


Form 10-SB; OMB Control No. 3235-0419; SEC File No. 270-367.

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 for extension and approval.

Form 10-SB is used to register classes of securities of small business issuers pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide material information necessary for Start Printed Page 60577informed investment decisions. Every issuer subject to Sections 13(a) and 15(d) under the Exchange Act must file a periodic report with the Commission containing information about its business and financial condition. We estimate that Form 10-SB takes approximately 133 hours per response and is filed by 254 respondents. It is estimated that 25% of the 33,782 annual burden hours (8,446 burden hours) would be prepared by the company.

Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is 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 collections 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 R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549.

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Dated: October 7, 2005.

Jill M. Peterson,

Assistant Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-5729 Filed 10-17-05; 8:45 am]