[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 89 (Monday, May 10, 1999)]
[Page 25088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-11601]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Filings and Information Services, Washington, DC 

    Rule 17f-2(e); SEC File No. 270-37; OMB Control No. 3235-0031

    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.
    Rule 17f-2(e) requires members of national securities exchanges, 
brokers, dealers, registered transfer agents, and registered clearing 
agencies claiming exemption from the fingerprinting requirements of 
Rule 17f-2 to prepare and maintain a statement supporting their claim 
for exemption. Approximately 75 respondents incur an annual total 
burden of 37.5 hours complying with the requirements of Rule 17f-2(e).
    Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
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.
    Please direct your written comments to Michael E. Bartell, 
Associate Executive Director, Officer of Information Technology, 
Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 

    Dated: April 28, 1999.
Margaret H. McFarland,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-11601 Filed 5-7-99; 8:45 am]