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


Rule 103; SEC File No. 270-410; OMB Control No. 3235-0466.

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 existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 103 of Regulation M (17 CFR 242.103).

Rule 103 permits passive market-making in Nasdaq securities during a distribution. A distribution participant that seeks use of this exception would be required to disclose to third parties its intention to engage in passive market making.

There are approximately 298 respondents per year that require an aggregate total of 298 hours to comply with this rule. Each respondent makes an estimated 1 response annually. Each response takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Thus, the total hourly burden per year is 298 hours. The total estimated internal labor cost for the respondents is approximately $19,966.00, resulting in an estimated internal labor cost per response of approximately $67.00 (i.e., $19,966.00/298 responses).

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. Background documentation for this information collection may be viewed at the following link,

Comments should be directed to (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Start Printed Page 21415Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an e-mail to:; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, 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: Comments must be submitted within 30 days of this notice.

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April 11, 2011.

Cathy H. Ahn,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-9187 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]