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

Extension: Form 144, OMB Control No. 3235-0101, SEC File No. 270-112.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities Start Printed Page 76662and 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 (“OMB”) for extension and approval.

Form 144 (17 CFR 239.144) is used to report the sale of securities during any three-month period that exceeds 5,000 shares or other units or has an aggregate sales price that does not exceed $50,000. Under Sections 2(11), 4(1), 4(2), 4(4) and 19(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77b, 77d (1) (2) (4) and 77s (a)) and Rule 144 (17 CFR 230.144) thereunder, the Commission is authorize to solicit the information required to be supplied by Form 144. Form 144 takes approximately 1 burden hour per response and is filed by 23,361 respondents for a total of 23,361 total burden hours.

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 collections 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.

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.

Please direct your written comments to Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

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Dated: December 12, 2013.

Kevin M. O'Neill,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-30051 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]

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