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Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-2736


Rule 19d-3; SEC File No. 270-245, OMB Control No. 3235-0204

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 40 respondents will utilize this application procedure annually. This figure is based upon past submissions. It is estimated that each respondent will submit approximately one response. The staff estimates that the average number of hours necessary to comply with the requirements of Rule 19d-3 will be approximately eighteen hours. We estimate that approximately 25 firms or natural persons would draft the applications themselves for an aggregate annual hourly burden of 450 (25 × 18), and that 15 would hire outside counsel, at a cost of $7,218 per submission, for an aggregate annual dollar cost burden of $108,270 (15 × $7,218).

The filing of an application pursuant to Rule 19d-3 is voluntary and does not require the collection of confidential information.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

The public may view background documentation for this information collection at the following website: Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Start Printed Page 26710Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or by sending an email to:; and (ii) Charles Riddle, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Candace Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549, or by sending an email to: Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice.

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Dated: June 4, 2019.

Eduardo A Aleman,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-12039 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]