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


Form 8-A, OMB Control No. 3235-0056, SEC File No. 270-54.

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.

Form 8-A (17 CFR 249.208a) is a registration statement for certain classes of securities pursuant to sections 12(b) and 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78 l (b) and 78 l (g)). Section 12(a) (15 U.S.C. 78 l (a) requires securities traded on national exchanges to be registered under the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). Section 12(b) establishes the registration procedures. Section 12(g), and Rule 12g-1 (17 CFR 240.12g-1) promulgated thereunder, extended the Exchange Act registration requirements to issuers engaged in interstate commerce, or in a business affecting interstate commerce, and having total assets of $10,000,000 or more and a class of equity security held of record by 500 or more persons. The respondents are companies offering securities. The information must be filed with the Commission on occasion. Form 8-A is a public document and filing is mandatory. The form takes approximately 3 hours to prepare and is Start Printed Page 50661filed by 1,170 respondents for a total of 3,510 annual burden hours.

Written 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 send an e-mail to; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting 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: August 20, 2008.

Florence E. Harmon,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E8-19820 Filed 8-26-08; 8:45 am]