[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Page 38147]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18691]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Extension: Rule 19b-4 and Form 19b-4; SEC File No. 270-38; OMB 
Control No. 3235-0045.
    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 request for extension of the previously approved collection 
of information discussed below.
    The information is collected pursuant to Rule 19b-4 of the 
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Act''), entitled ``Filings with 
Respect to Proposed Rule Changes by Self-Regulatory Organizations.''
    Rule 19b-4, as amended by the Securities Act Amendments of 1975, 
requires each self-regulatory organization to file with the Commission 
copies of any proposed amendment to its constitution, articles of 
incorporation, bylaws, rules or similar instrument or any 
interpretation of these instruments. The Commission is required to 
publish notice of such filing, and either approve the proposal or 
institute proceedings to determine whether the proposal should be 
    The collection of information is designed to provide the Commission 
with the information necessary to determine whether, as required by the 
Act, the rule proposal is consistent with the Act and the rules 
thereunder. The information is used to determine whether the proposal 
should be approved or proceedings should be instituted to determine 
whether disapproval is appropriate.
    The respondents to the collection of information are self-
regulatory organizations, which generally are securities exchanges.
    An estimated 25 respondents file approximately 20 filings per year, 
totaling an average burden of 17,500 burden hours.
    General comments regarding the above information should be directed 
to the following persons: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 3208, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, D.C. 20503; and (ii) Michael E. Bartell, 
Associate Executive Director, Office of Information Technology, 
Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20549. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this 

    Dated: July 7, 1997.
Margaret H. McFarland,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-18691 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]