SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
17 CFR Ch. II
[Release Nos. 33-8491, 34-50445, 35-27893, 39-2427, IA-2306, IC-26621, File No. S7-34-04]
Regulatory Flexibility Agenda
AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission.
ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.
SUMMARY: The Securities and Exchange Commission approved publication of an agenda of its rulemaking actions, pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The agenda, which is not a part of or attached to this document, was submitted by the Commission to the Regulatory Information Service Center for inclusion in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register in October 2004. Information in the agenda was accurate on September 24, 2004, the date on which the Commission's staff completed compilation of the data. To the extent possible, rulemaking actions by the Commission after that date will be reflected in the agenda. The Commission invites questions and public comment on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.
DATES: Comments should be received on or before December 30, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
All submissions should refer to File Number S7-34-04. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help us process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/other.shtml). Comments are also available for public inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549. All comments received will be posted without change; we do not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Sullivan, Office of the General Counsel, 202-942-0954.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regulatory Flexibility Act ("RFA") (Pub. L. No. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164 (September 19, 1980)) requires each federal agency in April and October of each year to publish in the Federal Register an agenda identifying rules that the agency expects to propose or adopt that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602(a)). The RFA specifically provides that publication of the agenda does not preclude an agency from considering or acting on any matter not included in the agenda, and that an agency is not required to consider or act on any matter which is included in the agenda (5 U.S.C. 602(d)). Actions that do not have an estimated date are placed in the long term category; the Commission may nevertheless act on items in that category within the next twelve months. The agenda includes new entries, entries carried over from previous publications, and rulemaking actions that have been completed (or withdrawn) since publication of the last agenda. The Commission invites public comment on the agenda and on the individual agenda entries.
By the Commission.
Margaret H. McFarland
Dated: September 24, 2004