Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213.
Rule 6h-1, SEC File No. 270-497, OMB Control No. 3235-0555.
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 a request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a) (“Act”) requires national securities exchanges and national securities associations that trade security futures products to establish listing standards that, among other things, require: (1) Trading in such products not be readily susceptible to price manipulation; and (2) the market trading a security futures product to have in place procedures to coordinate trading halts with the listing market for the security or securities underlying the security futures product. Rule 6h-1 under the Act (17 CFR 240.6h-1) implements these statutory requirements and requires national securities exchanges and national securities associations that trade security futures products: (1) To use final settlement prices for cash-settled security futures that fairly reflect the opening price of the underlying security or securities; and (2) to have rules providing that the trading of a security futures product based on a single security shall be halted at all times that a regulatory halt has been instituted for Start Printed Page 52400the underlying security, and that the trading of a security futures product based on a narrow-based security index shall be halted at all times that a regulatory halt has been instituted for one or more of the underlying securities that constitute 50 percent or more of the market capitalization of the narrow-based security index.
It is estimated that approximately seventeen respondents will incur an average burden of ten hours per year to comply with this rule, for a total burden of 170 hours. At an average cost per hour of approximately $197, the resultant total cost of compliance for the respondents is $33,490 per year (seventeen entities × ten hours/entity × $197/hour = $33,490).
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.
Comments should be directed to (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 by sending an e-mail to: Alexander_T._Hunt@omb.eop.gov; 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: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 30 days of this notice.Start Signature
Dated: September 6, 2007.
Florence E. Harmon,
[FR Doc. E7-18081 Filed 9-12-07; 8:45 am]
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