Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0048, Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options, 59319-59320 [05-20434]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 12, 2005 / Notices Resources Division, NMFS, 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97232–1274. Comments may also be sent via fax to 503–230–5441 or by email to resapps.nwr@NOAA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Garth Griffin, Portland, OR (ph.: 503– 231–2005, Fax: 503–230–5441, e-mail: Garth.Griffin@noaa.gov). Permit application instructions are available at http://www.nwr.noaa.go. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Species Covered in This Notice The following listed species (evolutionarily significant units) are covered in this notice: Lower Columbia River (LCR) coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) LCR steelhead (O. mykiss) LCR Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha). Authority Scientific research permits are issued in accordance with section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et. seq) and regulations governing listed fish and wildlife permits (50 CFR 222-226). NMFS issues permits based on findings that such permits: (1) are applied for in good faith; (2) if granted and exercised, would not operate to the disadvantage of the listed species that are the subject of the permit; and (3) are consistent with the purposes and policy of section 2 of the ESA. The authority to take listed species is subject to conditions set forth in the permits. Anyone requesting a hearing on an application listed in this notice should set out the specific reasons why a hearing on that application would be appropriate (see ADDRESSES). Such hearings are held at the discretion of the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NMFS. Applications Received Permit 1550 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is asking for a 5-year research permit to take LCR coho salmon and LCR Chinook salmon in Abernathy Creek, Washington a tributary to the Lower Columbia River. The research is designed to determine the natural reproductive success and mean relative fitness of hatchery-origin and naturalorigin steelhead and assess the overall demographic effects of hatchery fish supplementation in Abernathy Creek relative to two adjacent control streams, Germany and Mill Creeks. The study will benefit listed coho salmon by providing information on abundance and distribution that could be used over the long-term to protect important VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:48 Oct 11, 2005 Jkt 208001 59319 habitat. The FWS proposes to capture using backpack electrofishing equipment handle, and release listed salmonids. The FWS does not intend to kill any fish being captured but some may die as an unintentional result of the research activities. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Modification Requests Received For permits 1252, 1290, 1318, 1322, 1338, 1379, 1386, 1410, 1421, 1427, 1461, 1478, 1479, 1484, 1487, 1519, and 1525, the activities would only be modified to include take of LCR coho salmon; no other changes are proposed. Further information on the actions covered by these permits may be obtained from previous notices and on the web site http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ 1salmon/salmesa/permit.htm. Permit 1330 currently authorizes the Weyerhaeuser Company to take juvenile LCR steelhead in the Toutle River Basin, Washington. They are asking to modify their permit to add LCR coho salmon take and increase the annual number of LCR steelhead taken in the research. The purpose of the research is to increase understanding of the relationship between aquatic organisms and their habitat, determine how forest management and restoration influence the aquatic ecosystem, and produce data to help develop forest management practices that better protect aquatic resources. The research would benefit listed salmonids by producing data on their natural habitat recovery processes and by identifying the effects that various stressors have on listed species. Weyerhaeuser proposes to observe (during snorkeling surveys), capture (using backpack electrofishing), anesthetize, identify, measure, weigh, and release the fish. Weyerhaeuser does not intend to kill any fish being captured but some may die as an unintentional result of the research activities. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA. NMFS will evaluate the application, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day comment period. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. AGENCY: Dated: October 5, 2005. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–20453 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038–0048, Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. 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 requirements relating to off-exchange agricultural trade options. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 12, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Van Wagner, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Van Wagner, (202) 418–5481; FAX: (202) 418–5527; e-mail: dvanwagner@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 CFR 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, 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; E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 59320 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 12, 2005 / Notices • 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. Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options, OMB Control Number 3038– 0048—Extension In April 1998, the CFTC removed the prohibition on off-exchange trade options on the enumerated agricultural commodities subject to a number of regulatory requirements 63 FR 18821 (Apr. 16, 1998). Thereafter, the Commission streamlined the regulatory and paperwork burdens in order to increase the utility of agricultural trade options while maintaining basic customer protections. 64 FR 68011 (Dec. 6, 1999). Based on its experience in administering this program, the Commission has determined that its estimates of the burden of this collection of information remains unchanged based on the number of firms and individuals that may apply for registration. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory pursuant to section 4c(b) of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 17 CFR Annual number of respondents Frequency of response Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours 17 CFR Part 32 ................................. 360 On occasion ..................................... 411 5.59 2,391 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Dated: October 6, 2005. Jean A. Webb, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–20434 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Nationwide TRICARE Demonstration Project Office of the Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity, DoD. ACTION: Notice extending deadline for Demonstration Project. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On November 5, 2001, the Department of Defense (DoD) published a notice of a Nationwide TRICARE Demonstration Project (66 FR 55928– 55930). On October 1, 2004, the Department of Defense (DoD) published a notice (69 FR 58895) to extend the Demonstration through October 31, 2005. The Demonstration is also referred to as the Operation Noble Eagle/ Enduring Freedom Reservist and National Guard Benefits Demonstration. This notice is to advise interested parties of the continuation of the Demonstration in which the DoD Military Health System addresses unreasonable impediments to the continuity of healthcare encountered by certain family members of Reservists and National Guardsmen called to VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:48 Oct 11, 2005 Jkt 208001 active duty in support of a Federal/ contingency operation. The Demonstration scheduled to end on October 31, 2005, is now extended through October 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Assistance Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, TRICARE Management Activity, TRICARE Operations Directorate at (703) 681– 0039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Continuing levels of about 170,000 Reserve Component members activated in support of Noble Eagle/Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom in FY 2005 warrants the continuation of the Demonstration to support the healthcare needs and morale of family members of activated reservists and guardsmen. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2005 amended existing statutes that will enable the Secretary of Defense to provide these benefits permanently by regulation. The Demonstration needs to be extended to provide sufficient time for the rule-making process to establish the new regulation. The impact if the Demonstration is not extended, before permanent regulation is promulgated, includes higher out-of-pocket costs and potential inability to continue to use the same provider for ongoing care. There are three separate components to the demonstration. First, those who participate in TRICARE Standard will not be responsible for paying the TRICARE Standard deductible. By law, the TRICARE Standard deductible for active duty dependents is $150 per individual, $300 per family ($50/$150 for E–4’s and below). The second PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 component extends TRICARE payments up to 115 percent of the TRICARE maximum allowable charge, less the applicable patient co-payment, for care received from a provider that does not participate (accept assignment) under TRICARE to the extent necessary to ensure timely access to care and clinically appropriate continuity of care. Third, the Demonstration authorizes a waiver of the non-availability statement requirement of non-emergency inpatient care. This Demonstration project is being conducted under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 1092. This Demonstration is extended through October 31, 2007. Dated: October 5, 2005. L. M. Bynum, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 05–20391 Filed 10–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Membership of the Performance Review Board Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DOD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Performance Review Board (PRB) of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The publication of PRB membership is required by 5 U.S.C. 4314(C)(4). The PRB provides fair and impartial review of Senior Executive Service E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to 
Renew Collection 3038-0048, Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 requirements 
relating to off-exchange agricultural trade options.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 12, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Van Wagner, Division of 
Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Van Wagner, (202) 418-5481; FAX: 
(202) 418-5527; e-mail: dvanwagner@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 CFR 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, 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;

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     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.

Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options, OMB Control Number 3038-0048--
Extension

    In April 1998, the CFTC removed the prohibition on off-exchange 
trade options on the enumerated agricultural commodities subject to a 
number of regulatory requirements 63 FR 18821 (Apr. 16, 1998). 
Thereafter, the Commission streamlined the regulatory and paperwork 
burdens in order to increase the utility of agricultural trade options 
while maintaining basic customer protections. 64 FR 68011 (Dec. 6, 
1999). Based on its experience in administering this program, the 
Commission has determined that its estimates of the burden of this 
collection of information remains unchanged based on the number of 
firms and individuals that may apply for registration. Responses to the 
collection of information are mandatory pursuant to section 4c(b) of 
the Commodity Exchange Act.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:

                                                            Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                   Annual number                                         Total annual      Hours per
                     17 CFR                        of respondents         Frequency of response           responses         response       Total hours
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17 CFR Part 32..................................             360   On occasion.......................             411             5.59            2,391
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    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: October 6, 2005.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-20434 Filed 10-11-05; 8:45 am]
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