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Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213.

Extension: Rule 206(3)-3T; SEC File No. 270-571; OMB Control No. 3235-0630.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 350 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) a request for extension and approval of the collections of information discussed below.

Temporary rule 206(3)-3T (17 CFR 275.206(3)-3T) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b-1 et seq.) is entitled: “Temporary rule for principal trades with certain advisory clients.” The temporary rule provides investment advisers who are registered with the Commission as broker-dealers an alternative means to meet the requirements of section 206(3) of the Advisers Act (15 U.S.C. 80b-6(3)) when they act in a principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. The temporary rule, and its attendant paperwork burdens, will expire and no longer be effective on December 31, 2009.

Temporary rule 206(3)-3T permits dually-registered advisers to satisfy the Advisers Act's principal trading restrictions by: (i) Providing written, prospective disclosure regarding the conflicts arising from principal trades; (ii) obtaining written, revocable consent from the client prospectively authorizing the adviser to enter into principal transactions; (iii) making oral or written disclosure and obtaining the client's consent before each principal transaction; (iv) sending to the client confirmation statements disclosing the capacity in which the adviser has acted; and (v) delivering to the client an annual report itemizing the principal transactions.

The Commission staff estimates that approximately 380 investment advisers make use of rule 206(3)-3T, and that on average an investment adviser spends approximately 1,301 hours annually in complying with the requirements of the rule. The Commission staff therefore estimates the total annual burden of the rule's paperwork requirements to be approximately 494,440 hours.

Rule 206(3)-3T does not require recordkeeping or record retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule are required to obtain a benefit. The information collected pursuant to the rule is not required to be filed with the Commission, but rather takes the form of disclosures to, and responses from, clients. Accordingly, these filings are not kept confidential. To the extent advisers include any of the information required by the rule in a filing, such as Form ADV, the information will not be kept confidential. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of Start Printed Page 4292information unless it displays a currently valid control number.

Please direct general comments regarding the above information to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or 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 to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: January 14, 2008.

Florence E. Harmon,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-1159 Filed 1-23-08; 8:45 am]

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