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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 SH—OMB Control No. 3235-0646—SEC File No. 270-585.

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 Start Printed Page 5690summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.

Form SH (17 CFR 249.326T) is required to be submitted to the Commission by institutional investment managers subject to the existing Form 13F (17 CFR 249.325) filing requirements on the first business day of each week in which the institutional investment manager has entered into any new short positions or closed part or all of any short positions with respect to any Section 13(f) (15 U.S.C. 78m(f)) securities except for options. We estimate that 1,000 institutional investment managers subject to the Form 13F filing requirements will file Form SH to report the entry into short positions with respect to Section 13(f) securities. We estimate that each will file 36 Form SH reports during the nine-month period that Rule 10a-3T will be in effect. We further estimate that each of the 1,000 institutional investment managers will spend an average of 20 hours preparing each Form SH. Therefore the estimated total reporting burden associated with Form SH is 720,000 hours (1,000 respondents × 20 hours per form × 36 forms).

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 imposed by the collection 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 Charles Boucher, Director/CIO, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Shirley Martinson, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312; or send an e-mail to:

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January 26, 2009.

Florence E. Harmon,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-2019 Filed 1-29-09; 8:45 am]