Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213.
Form S-3; OMB Control No. 3235-0073; SEC File No. 270-61.
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 summarized below. The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.
Form S-3 (17 CFR 239.13) is used by issuers to register securities pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). Form S-3 gives investors the necessary information to make investment decisions regarding securities offered to the public. Form S-3 takes approximately 459 hours per response and is filed by approximately 2,065 issuers annually. We estimate that 25% of the 459 hours per response (114.75 hours) is prepared by the issuer for a total annual reporting burden of 236,959 hours (114.75 hours per response × 2.065 responses).
Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether this proposed 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 Thomas Bayer, Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312, or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.Start Signature
Dated: December 20, 2010.
Florence E. Harmon,
[FR Doc. 2010-32372 Filed 12-23-10; 8:45 am]
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