Agency Information Collection Activities: Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings, 35641-35642 [05-12216]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices download the necessary cryptographic software from the USPTO at no cost. However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) cost burden in the form of recordkeeping costs and postage costs associated with the Certificate Action Form (PTO–2042). This collection has recordkeeping costs due to the notarization requirement for authenticating the customer’s signature on the Certificate Action Form. The USPTO estimates that the average fee for having a signature notarized is $2 and that 2,063 signed Certificate Action Forms will be submitted annually, for a total recordkeeping cost of $4,126 per year. This collection also has postage costs for submitting the Certificate Action Form to the USPTO by mail. The Certificate Action Form cannot be submitted electronically because it requires an original notarized signature as verification of the customer’s identity. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for a mailed Certificate Action Form will be 37 cents and that it will receive 2,063 Certificate Action Forms annually, for a total postage cost of $763 per year. The total (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of recordkeeping costs and postage costs is estimated to be $4,889 per year. IV. Request for Comments 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 shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: June 15, 2005. Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Data Architecture and Services, Data Administration Division. [FR Doc. 05–12189 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the rule requiring notification of pending legal proceedings pursuant to 17 C.F.R. 1.60. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Gail B. Scott, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gail B. Scott, (202) 418–5139; FAX: (202) 418–5524; e-mail: gscott@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 C.F.R. 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35641 including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed below. With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC invites comments on: • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have a practical use; • The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings Pursuant to 17 C.F.R. 1.60, OMB Control Number 3038–0033— Extension The rule is designed to assist the Commission in monitoring legal proceedings involving the responsibilities imposed on contract markets and their officials and futures commission merchants and their principals by the Commodity Exchange Act, or otherwise. The rules require futures commission merchants and introducing brokers: (1) To provide their customers with standard risk disclosure statements concerning the risk of trading commodity interests; and (2) to retain all promotional material and the source of authority for information contained therein. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that customers are advised of the risks of trading commodity interests and to avoid fraud and misrepresentation. This information collection contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements needed to ensure regulatory compliance with Commission rules relating to this issue. The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 35642 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN Annual number of respondents 17 CFR section 1.60 .................................................................................................................. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Dated: June 15, 2005. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–12216 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT COMMISSION Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—Open Meeting Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. ACTION: Notice; Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—open meeting (Atlanta, GA). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a delegation of Commissioners of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an open meeting on June 30, 2005 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. The Commission delegation will meet to receive comment from the Department of Homeland Security and the Governors and Adjutants General of various states on base realignment and closure actions recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD) that have an impact on the Department of Homeland Security and the militia of the various states. The purpose of this open meeting is to allow the Department of Homeland Security and representative Governors and Adjutants General, selected by the National Governors Association, an opportunity to voice their concerns, counterarguments, and opinions in a live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Sign language interpretation will be provided. The delegation will not render decisions regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather information for later VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 235 deliberations by the Commission as a whole. June 30, 2005 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please see the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an electronic message through the portal provided on the Commission’s Web site or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3920. The Commission requests that public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision criteria described in The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended, available on the Commission Web site. Sections 2912 through 2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many of the essential elements of the 2005 BRAC process. For questions regarding this announcement, contact Mr. Dan Cowhig, Deputy General Counsel and Designated Federal Officer, at the Commission’s mailing address or by telephone at 703–699–2950 or 2708. DATES: Dated: June 13, 2005. Jeannette Owings-Ballard, Administrative Support Officer. [FR Doc. 05–12084 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEFENSE BASE CLOSURE AND REALIGNMENT COMMISSION Notice of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—Open Meeting (Boston, MA) Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. ACTION: Notice; Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—open meeting (Boston, MA). AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a delegation of Commissioners of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an open meeting PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual responses Hours per response 1 .10 Total hours .10 on July 6, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates. The delegation will meet to receive comment from Federal, state and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of this regional meeting is to allow communities experiencing a base closure or major realignment action (defined as loss of 300 civilian positions or 400 military and civilian positions) an opportunity to voice their concerns, counter-arguments, and opinions in a live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. Sign language interpretation will be provided. The delegation will not render decisions regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather information for later deliberations by the Commission as a whole. DATES: July 6, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please see the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an electronic message through the portal provided on the Commission’s website or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3920. The Commission requests that public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision criteria described in The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended, available on the Commission website. Sections 2912 through 2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35641-35642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12216]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notification of Pending 
Legal Proceedings

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: 

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing 
an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each proposed extension of an existing 
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in 
response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the rule 
requiring notification of pending legal proceedings pursuant to 17 
C.F.R. 1.60.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 22, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Gail B. Scott, Office of the 
General Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gail B. Scott, (202) 418-5139; FAX: 
(202) 418-5524; e-mail: gscott@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of 
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 C.F.R. 1320.3(c) 
and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public 
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. 
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires 
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register 
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each 
proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before 
submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this 
requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection 
of information listed below.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC 
invites comments on:
     Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Commission, including whether the information will have a practical 
use;
     The accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
     Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information 
on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.

Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings Pursuant to 17 C.F.R. 1.60, 
OMB Control Number 3038-0033--Extension

    The rule is designed to assist the Commission in monitoring legal 
proceedings involving the responsibilities imposed on contract markets 
and their officials and futures commission merchants and their 
principals by the Commodity Exchange Act, or otherwise.
    The rules require futures commission merchants and introducing 
brokers: (1) To provide their customers with standard risk disclosure 
statements concerning the risk of trading commodity interests; and (2) 
to retain all promotional material and the source of authority for 
information contained therein. The purpose of these rules is to ensure 
that customers are advised of the risks of trading commodity interests 
and to avoid fraud and misrepresentation. This information collection 
contains the recordkeeping and reporting requirements needed to ensure 
regulatory compliance with Commission rules relating to this issue.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:

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                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                   Annual number   Total annual      Hours per
                 17 CFR section                   of respondents     responses       response       Total hours
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1.60............................................             235               1             .10             .10
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    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: June 15, 2005.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-12216 Filed 6-20-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-M