[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Pages 71460-71461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28949]



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 N-Q. OMB Control No. 3235-0578, SEC File No. 270-519.

    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 (the ``Commission'') has submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget a request for extension of the previously 
approved collection of information discussed below.
    Form N-Q (17 CFR 249.332 and 274.130) is a combined reporting form 
that is used for reports of registered management investment companies 
(``funds''), other than small business investment companies registered 
on Form N-5, under Section 30(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 
(15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (``Investment Company Act'') and Section 
13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et 
seq.). Pursuant to Rule 30b1-5 under the Investment Company Act, funds 
are required to file with the Commission quarterly reports on Form N-Q 
not more than 60 days after the close of the first and third quarters 
of each fiscal year containing their complete portfolio holdings.
    Form N-Q contains collection of information requirements. The 
respondents to this information collection are management investment 
companies subject to Rule 30b1-5 under the Investment Company Act. We 
estimate that there are 10,453 portfolios required to file reports on 
Form N-Q. Based on conversations with industry representatives, we 
estimate that it takes approximately 21 hours per portfolio to prepare 
Form N-Q. Accordingly, we estimate that the total annual burden 
estimated associated with Form N-Q is 219,513 hours (21 hours per 
portfolio x 10,453 portfolios) per year.
    The estimates of average burden hours are made solely for the 
purposes of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et 
seq.) and are not derived from a comprehensive or even representative 
survey or study of the cost of Commission rules and forms. The 
collection of information under Form N-Q is mandatory. The information 
provided by the form is not kept confidential. An agency may not

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conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control 
    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: November 26, 2012.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-28949 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]