[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 244 (Thursday, December 18, 2008)]
[Pages 77081-77082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29968]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon written request, copies available from: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor

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Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549-0213.

Extension: Form 20-F; OMB Control No. 3235-0288; SEC File No. 270-

    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 a 
request for extension of the previously approved collection of 
information discussed below.
    Form 20-F (17 CFR 249.220f) is used by foreign private issuers to 
either register a class of securities under the Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 pursuant to section 12(b) or 12(g) (15 U.S.C. 78l(b) or 78l(g)) 
or to satisfy their annual report obligation pursuant to section 13 or 
15(d) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78m and 78o(d)). The information 
collected is intended to enable investors in foreign private issuers to 
make informed investment decisions. Form 20-F takes approximately 2,611 
hours per response to prepare and is filed by 942 foreign private 
issuers annually. We estimate that 25% of the 2,611 hours per response 
(652.75 hours) is prepared by the issuer for an annual reporting burden 
of 614,891 hours (652.75 hours per response x 942 responses).
    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.
    Written 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 10102, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503 or send an e-mail to 
[email protected]; and (ii) Lewis W. Walker, Acting Director/CIO, 
Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Shirley Martinson, 6432 General 
Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312; or send an e-mail to: [email protected]. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of 
this notice.

    December 11, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-29968 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]