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Regulations 13D and 13G; Schedules 13D and 13G. OMB Control No. 3235-0145, SEC File No. 270-137.
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 extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below.
Schedules 13D and 13G (17 CFR 240.13d-101 and 240.13d-102) are filed pursuant to Sections 13(d) and 13(g) (15 U.S.C. 78m(d) and 78m(g)) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and Regulations 13D and 13G (17 CFR 240.13d-1-240.13d-7) thereunder to report beneficial ownership of equity securities registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act. Regulations 13D and 13G provide investors, and the subject issuer with information about accumulations of equity securities that may have the potential to change or influence control of the issuer. Schedule 13D and Schedule 13G are filed by persons, including small entities, to report their ownership of more than 5% of a class of equity securities registered under Section 12. We estimate that Schedule 13D takes approximately 14.5 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 1,777 filers. We estimate that 25% of the 14.5 hours (3.625 hours per response) is prepared by the filer for a total annual reporting burden of 6,422 hours (3.625 hours per response × 1,777 responses).
We estimate that Schedule 13G takes approximately 12.4 hours to prepare and is filed by approximately 6,882 filers. We estimate that 25% of the 12.4 hours (3.10 hours per response) is prepared by the filer for a total annual reporting burden of 21,334 hours (3.10 hours per response × 6,882 responses).
The information provided by respondents is mandatory. Schedule 13D or Schedule 13G is filed by a respondent only when necessary. All information provided to the Commission is public. However, Rules 0-6 and 24b-2 (17 CFR 240.06 and 240.24b-2) under the Exchange Act do permit reporting persons to request confidential treatment for certain sensitive information concerning national security, trade secrets, or privileged commercial or financial information.
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, www.reginfo.gov. 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, D.C. 20503, or by sending 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, 100 F Street NE., Washington, D.C. 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.
Dated: December 10, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
[FR Doc. 2013-29763 Filed 12-13-13; 8:45 am]
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