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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 19d-3.

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (“PRA”), 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 of information provided for in Rule 19d-3 (17 CFR 240.19d-3) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 U.S.C. 78a et seq.).

Rule 19d-3 prescribes the form and content of applications to the Commission by persons seeking Commission review of final disciplinary actions against them taken by self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”) for which the Commission is the appropriate regulatory agency. The Commission uses the information provided in the application filed pursuant to Rule 19d-3 to review final actions taken by SROs including: (1) Final disciplinary sanctions; (2) denial or conditioning of membership, participation or association; and (3) prohibitions or limitations of access to services offered by a SRO or member thereof.

It is estimated that approximately six respondents will utilize this application procedure annually, with a total burden of approximately 108 hours, for all respondents to complete all submissions. This figure is based upon past submissions. The Commission staff estimates that each respondent will submit approximately one response and the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 19d-3 is approximately eighteen hours. The average cost per hour, to complete each submission, is approximately $101. Therefore, it is estimated the internal labor cost of compliance for all respondents is approximately $10,908 (6 submissions × 18 hours per response × $101 per hour).

The filing of an application pursuant to Rule 19d-3 is voluntary and does not involve the collection of confidential information. Rule 19d-3 does not have Start Printed Page 30346a record retention requirement. The public may view background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. 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 OMB 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 email to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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March 16, 2013.

Kevin M. O'Neill,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-12150 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]

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