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Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 20549.

Extension: Rule 30e-1, SEC File No. 270-21 OMB Control No. 3235-0025

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 (“OMB”) a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

The collection of information is entitled: “Rule 30e-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, Reports to Stockholders of Management Companies.” Section 30(e) (15 U.S.C. 80a-29(e)) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Investment Company Act”) (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) requires a registered investment company (“fund”) to transmit to its shareholders, at least semi-annually, reports containing information and financial statements as the Commission may prescribe. Among other requirements, Rule 30e-1 (17 CFR 270.30e-1) under the Investment Company Act directs funds to include in the shareholder reports the information that is required by the fund's registration statement. Failure to require the collection of this information would seriously impede the amount of current information available to shareholders and the public about funds and would prevent the Commission from implementing the regulatory program required by statute. The estimated annual number of respondents providing shareholder reports under Rule 30e-1 is 4,040. The proposed frequency of response is semi-annual. The estimate of the total annual reporting burden of the collection of information is approximately 145.8 hours per shareholder report and the total estimated annual burden for the industry is 1,178,064 hours (145.8 hours per report × 2 reports × 4,040 funds). Providing the information required by Rule 30e-1 is mandatory. Responses will not be kept confidential. Estimates of the burden hours are made solely for the purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act, and are not derived from a comprehensive or even a representative survey or study of the costs of SEC rules and forms.

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.

General 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, or e-mail to: Start Printed Page 7486; and (ii) R. Corey Booth, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312, or send an e-mail to: Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: February 5, 2007.

Florence E. Harmon,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-2614 Filed 2-14-07; 8:45 am]