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Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Start Printed Page 23775Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-2736.

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Form S-3.

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”) 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 for extension and approval.

Form S-3 (17 CFR 239.13) is a short form registration statement used by domestic issuers to register a public offering of their securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). Form S-3 takes approximately 467.4192 hours per response and is filed by approximately 1,647 issuers annually. We estimate that 25% of the 467.4195 hours per response (116.8548 hours) is prepared by the issuer for a total annual reporting burden of 192,460 hours (116.8548 hours per response × 1,647 responses).

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 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 unless it displays a currently valid control number.

Please direct your written comment to David Bottom, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Cynthia Roscoe, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

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Dated April 29, 2021.

J. Matthew DeLesDernier,

Assistant Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2021-09347 Filed 5-3-21; 8:45 am]

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