[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29398-29399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11891]



Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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

    Form N-SAR. OMB Control No. 3235-0330, SEC File No. 270-292.

    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'') is soliciting comments

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on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission plans 
to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of 
Management and Budget (``OMB'') for extension and approval.
    Form N-SAR (OMB Control No. 3235-0330, 17 CFR 249.330) is the form 
used by all registered investment companies with the exception of face 
amount certificate companies, to comply with the periodic filing and 
disclosure requirements imposed by Section 30 of the Investment Company 
Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) (``Investment Company Act''), and 
of rules 30a-1 and 30b1-1 thereunder (17 CFR 270.30a-1 and 17 CFR 
270.30b1-1). The information required to be filed with the Commission 
assures the public availability of the information and permits 
verification of compliance with Investment Company Act requirements. 
Registered unit investment trusts are required to provide this 
information on an annual report filed with the Commission on Form N-SAR 
pursuant to rule 30a-1 under the Investment Company Act, and registered 
management investment companies must submit the required information on 
a semi-annual report on Form N-SAR pursuant to rule 30b1-1 under the 
Investment Company Act.
    The Commission estimates that the total number of respondents is 
3,270 and the total annual number of responses is 5,770 ((2,500 
management investment company respondents x 2 responses per year) + 
(770 unit investment trust respondents x 1 response per year)). The 
Commission estimates that each registrant filing a report on Form N-SAR 
would spend, on average, approximately 14.25 hours in preparing and 
filing reports on Form N-SAR and that the total hour burden for all 
filings on Form N-SAR would be 82,223 hours.
    The collection of information under Form N-SAR is mandatory. 
Responses to the collection of information will not be kept 
confidential. 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 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 will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information 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 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: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov.

    Dated: May 14, 2013.
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-11891 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]