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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 40-F; OMB Control No. 3235-0381; SEC File No. 270-335 .

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 this request for approval of extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.

Form 40-F (17 CFR 249.240f) is used by certain Canadian issuers to register a class of securities under Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) (15 U.S.C. 78 l) or as an annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d)). The information required in the Form 40-F is used by investors making investment decisions with respect to the securities of such Canadian companies. All information provided to the Commission is available for public review. Information provided by Form 40-F is mandatory. We estimate that Form 40-F takes approximately 427 hours per response and is filed by approximately 205 respondents. We estimate that 25% of the 427 hours per response (106.75 hours) is prepared by the issuer for a total reporting burden of 21,884 (106.75 hours per response x 205 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.

The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, 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 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 to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: May 11, 2011.

Cathy H. Ahn,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-12155 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]