[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 116 (Friday, June 15, 2012)]
[Page 36018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14625]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 

    Form D and Regulation D; OMB Control No. 3235-0076; SEC File No. 

    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.
    Regulation D (17 CFR 230.501 et seq.) sets forth rules governing 
the limited offer and sale of securities without Securities Act 
registration. Those relying on Regulation D must file Form D. The 
purpose of the Form D (17 CFR 239.500) is to collect empirical data, 
which provides a continuing basis for action by the Commission either 
in terms of amending existing rules and regulations or proposing new 
ones. In addition, the form allows the Commission to elicit information 
necessary to assess the effectiveness of Regulation D (17 CFR 230.501 
et seq.) and Section 4(6) of the Securities Act of 1933 (U.S.C. 77d(6)) 
as capital-raising devices. Form D information is required to obtain or 
retain benefits under Regulation D. Approximately 25,000 issuers file 
Form D and it takes approximately 4 hours per response. We estimate 
that 25% of the 4 hours per response (1 hour per response) is prepared 
by the issuer for an annual reporting burden of 25,000 hours (1 hour 
per response x 25,000 responses).
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No 
person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information subject to PRA that does not display a valid 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    The public may view the background documentation for this 
information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. 
Comments should be directed to: (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 by sending an email to: [email protected]; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information 
Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 
6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an email to: [email protected]. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of 
this notice.

    Dated: June 11, 2012.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-14625 Filed 6-14-12; 8:45 am]