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

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Rule 15Bc3-1 and Form MSDW; SEC File No. 270-93; OMB Control No. 3235-0087.

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 approval of extension of the previously approved collection provided for in Rule 15Bc3-1 (17 CFR 240.15Bc3-1) and Form MSDW (17 CFR 249.1110) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.).

Rule 15Bc3-1 provides that a notice of withdrawal from registration with the Commission as a bank municipal securities dealer must be filed on Form MSDW. The Commission uses the information submitted on Form MSDW in determining whether it is in the public interest to permit a bank municipal securities dealer to withdraw its registration. This information is also important to the municipal securities dealer's customers and to the public, because it provides, among other things, the name and address of a person to contact regarding any of the municipal securities dealer's unfinished business.

The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 15Bc3-1 is 0.5 hours. Based upon submissions for the last three years, the staff estimates that approximately 12 respondents will utilize this notice annually, with a total burden for all respondents of 6 hours. The average cost per hour is approximately $101. Therefore, the total cost of compliance for the respondents is $606 ($101 × 0.5 × 12 = $606).

Providing the information on the application is mandatory in order to register with the Commission as a bank municipal securities dealer. The information contained in the application will not be kept confidential. Persons should note that 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 send an e-mail to: Sagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov and (ii) Charles Boucher, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 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: August 27, 2010.

Florence E. Harmon

Deputy Secretary

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[FR Doc. 2010-21936 Filed 9-1-10; 8:45 am]

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