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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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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

Extension:

Rules 901, 902, 903(a), 904, 905, 906, 907, and 908 of Regulation SBSR, SEC File No. 270-629, OMB Control No. 3235-0718

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (“PRA”) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rules 901, 902, 903(a), 904, 905, 906, 907, and 908 of Regulation SBSR (17 CFR 242.901, 902, 903(a), 904, 905, 906, 907, and 908), under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for extension and approval.

Regulation SBSR consists of ten rules, Rules 900 to 909 under the Exchange Act. Regulation SBSR provides generally for the reporting of security-based swap information to a registered security-based swap data repository (“registered SDRs”) or the Commission, and the public dissemination of security-based swap transaction, volume, and pricing information by registered SDRs. Rule 901 specifies, with respect to each reportable event pertaining to covered transactions, who is required to report, what data must be reported, when it must be reported, where it must be reported, and how it must be reported. Rule 901(a)(1) of Regulation SBSR requires a platform to report to a registered security-based swap data repository (“registered SDR”) a security-based swap executed on such platform that will be submitted to clearing. Rule 901(a)(2)(i) of Regulation SBSR requires a registered clearing agency to report to a registered SDR any security-based swap to which it is a counterparty. Rules 902 to 909 of Regulation SBSR provide additional details as to how such reporting and public dissemination is to occur.

The Commission estimates that a total of approximately 4900 entities will be impacted by Regulation SBSR, including registered SDRs, registered security-based swap dealers, registered major securities-based swap participants, registered clearing agencies, platforms, and reporting sides and other market participants. The Commission estimates that the total reporting burden for Regulation SBSR, for all respondents, is approximately 538,257.60 hours initially (which equates to approximately 179,419.20 hours per year when annualized over three years), with a total ongoing burden thereafter of approximately 1,887,021.07 hours per year. Thus, the aggregate yearly burden is approximately 2,066,441 hours (2,066,440.27 rounded up). In addition, the Commission estimates that the total cost for all of Regulation SBSR for all respondents is approximately $21,264,300 initially (which equates to approximately $7,088,100 per year when annualized over three years), with a total ongoing cost thereafter of approximately $80,331,371 per year. Thus, the aggregate annual cost for all respondents is approximately $87,419,472 ($87,419,471.30 rounded up). A detailed break-down of the burdens applicable to each type of entity is provided in the supporting statement.

Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's estimates of the burden of the proposed 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 collection 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 under the PRA unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Please direct your written comments to: Charles Riddle, Acting Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Candace Kenner, 100 F Street NE, Washington, Start Printed Page 46986DC 20549, or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

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Dated: September 3, 2019.

Jill M. Peterson,

Assistant Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-19241 Filed 9-5-19; 8:45 am]

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