Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products, 46613-46614 [07-4092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices 46613 U.S. PRODUCTION, IMPORTS, MARKET AND DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE OF COTTON, WOOL, AND MAN-MADE FIBER SOCKS, MERGED CATEGORY 332/432 AND 632 PART (DOZEN PAIRS) Period rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 2005 2006 Year-to-date March 2006 Year-to-date March 2007 Production 133,631,000 116,003,000 29,084,000 23,458,000 Comments must be in English, and must be received no later than September 20, 2007. Comments must be submitted in writing and electronic mail. (1)An electronic mail (‘‘email’’) version of the comments must be either in PDF, Word, or Word-Perfect format, and sent to cafta-dr-safeguard@ita.doc.gov. Comments must have a bolded heading stating ‘‘Public Version’’, and all business confidential information must be deleted and substituted with asterisks. No business confidential information should be submitted in the ‘‘email’’ version of the document. (2)The original signed comments must be mailed to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room H3001A, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20230. Any business confidential information upon which an interested person wishes to rely must be included in the original signed comments only. Brackets must be placed around all business confidential information. Comments containing business confidential information must have a bolded heading stating ‘‘Confidential Version.’’ Attachments considered business confidential information must have a heading stating ‘‘Business Confidential Information’’. The Committee will protect from disclosure any business confidential information that is marked ‘‘business confidential’’ to the full extent permitted by law. Except for the inclusion of business confidential information, the two versions of comments should be identical. (3) All comments submitted via ‘‘email’’ will be made available for public inspection at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room B-099, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on business days. In addition, the ‘‘email’’ version of the comments will be posted for public review on the Office of Textile and Apparel (‘‘OTEXA’’), CAFTA–DR Free Trade Agreement website at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/ tradeagree2007.htm If a comment alleges that there is no serious damage, or actual threat thereof, or that the reduction or elimination of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 World Imports 219,195,035 233,245,477 50,450,041 57,017,494 352,826,035 349,248,477 79,534,041 80,475,494 the duty did not result in an increase in imports so as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, the Committee will closely review any supporting information and documentation, such as information about domestic production or prices of like or directly competitive products. While we are taking comments from the public, particular consideration will be given to comments representing the views of actual producers in the United States of a like or directly competitive product. Any interested party may submit information to rebut, clarify, or correct public comments submitted by any other interested party at any time prior to the close of the public comment period. If public comments are submitted less than 10 days before, or on, the applicable deadline for submission of such public comments, an interested party may submit information to rebut, clarify, or correct the public comments no later than 10 days after the applicable deadline for submission of public comments. Rebuttal comments must meet the requirements outlined in (1) through (2) of this Notice. The Committee will make a determination within 60 calendar days of the close of the comment period as to whether the United States will request consultations with Honduras. If the Committee is unable to make a determination within 60 calendar days, it will cause to be published a notice in the Federal Register, including the date by which it will make a determination. If the Committee makes a negative determination, it will cause this determination and the reasons therefore to be published in the Federal Register. If the Committee makes an affirmative determination that, as a result of the reduction or elimination of a duty, Honduran cotton, wool, and man-made fiber socks, merged Category 332/432 and 632 part are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for that article, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to the U.S. industry producing cotton, wool, and man-made fiber socks, the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Domestic Market Share (%) Market Sfmt 4703 37.9 33.2 36.6 29.1 United States will promptly notify Honduras in accordance with CAFTADR and will enter into consultations upon request. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–16450 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the CFTC is planning to submit the following proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products; OMB Control Number 3038– 0059. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, the CFTC is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Van Wagner, Chief Counsel, 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) 418–5277; e-mail: dvanwagner@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are businesses and other for-profit institutions. Title: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 46614 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 21, 2007 / Notices Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), 7 U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the SEC and issue such rules, regulations, or orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or conflicting regulations applicable to firms that are fully registered with the SEC as brokers or dealers (brokerdealers) and the CFTC as futures commission merchants (FCMs) involving provisions of the CEA that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. The CFTC, jointly with the SEC, issued regulations requiring such dually-registered firms to make choices as to how its customers’ transactions in security futures products (SFP) will be treated, either as securities transactions held in a securities account or as futures transactions held in a futures account. How an account is treated is important in the unlikely event of the insolvency of the firm. Securities accounts receive insurance protection under provisions of the Securities Investor Protection Act. By contrast, futures accounts are subject to the protections provided by the segregations requirements of the CEA. 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 OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The OMB control number for the CFTC’s rules relating to security futures products was published on August 23, 2001. See 66 FR 44490 (Aug. 23, 2001). The Commission would like to solicit comments to: • Evaluate 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; • Evaluate 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; • Enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average .59 hours per response. These estimates include the time needed to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Aug 20, 2007 Jkt 211001 review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Respondents/Affected Entities: 144. Estimated number of responses: 2,739. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,620.48 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes of colleting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information. Dated: August 15, 2007. David A. Stawick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 07–4092 Filed 8–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–M DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–00XX] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Submission for OMB Review; Online Procurement Services—Industry Outreach Feedback Survey and Online Procurement Services—Reverse Auction Service Providers Outreach Feedback Survey AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for public comments regarding a request for a new OMB clearance. SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Office of Federal Procurement Policy’s (OFPP) and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) intention to initiate a new information collection to conduct two surveys on Online Procurement Services. The results from these surveys will be incorporated into a report to Congress. A request for public comments was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 19884, on April 20, 2007. No comments were received. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 20, 2007. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: FAR Desk Officer, OMB, Room 10102, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503, and a copy to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F. Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Ms. Julie Basile, Procurement Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 9013, Washington, DC 20503 or via email to jbasile@omb.eop.gov or via telephone on (202) 395–4821. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (P. L. 109–360) requires OFPP, in consultation with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, to review the use of online procurement services, such as reverse auction services, and identify types of commercial item procurements that are suitable for the use of such services; and features that should be provided by online procurement services that are used by Federal agencies. To conduct this review, a survey will be issued to the Government and industry buying activities and to reverse auction service E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46613-46614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-4092]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.), this notice announces that the CFTC is planning to submit the 
following proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB): Part 41, Relating to Security Futures 
Products; OMB Control Number 3038-0059. Before submitting the ICR to 
OMB for review and approval, the CFTC is soliciting comments on 
specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described 
below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 22, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Van Wagner, Chief Counsel, 
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) 418-5277; e-mail: dvanwagner@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
businesses and other for-profit institutions.
    Title: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products.

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    Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), 7 
U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the SEC and issue such 
rules, regulations, or orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or 
conflicting regulations applicable to firms that are fully registered 
with the SEC as brokers or dealers (broker-dealers) and the CFTC as 
futures commission merchants (FCMs) involving provisions of the CEA 
that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. The CFTC, jointly with 
the SEC, issued regulations requiring such dually-registered firms to 
make choices as to how its customers' transactions in security futures 
products (SFP) will be treated, either as securities transactions held 
in a securities account or as futures transactions held in a futures 
account. How an account is treated is important in the unlikely event 
of the insolvency of the firm. Securities accounts receive insurance 
protection under provisions of the Securities Investor Protection Act. 
By contrast, futures accounts are subject to the protections provided 
by the segregations requirements of the CEA.
    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 OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the 
CFTC's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 
(Dec. 30, 1981). The OMB control number for the CFTC's rules relating 
to security futures products was published on August 23, 2001. See 66 
FR 44490 (Aug. 23, 2001).
    The Commission would like to solicit comments to:
     Evaluate 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;
     Evaluate 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;
     Enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average .59 hours per response. These estimates include 
the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and 
utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting, 
validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining 
information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the 
existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and 
requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of 
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 144.
    Estimated number of responses: 2,739.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,620.48 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources 
expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide 
information to or for a federal agency. This includes the time needed 
to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize 
technology and systems for the purposes of colleting, validating, and 
verifying information, processing and maintaining information and 
disclosing and providing information; adjust the existing ways to 
comply with any previously applicable instructions and requirements; 
train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of information; 
and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.

    Dated: August 15, 2007.
David A. Stawick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 07-4092 Filed 8-20-07; 8:45 am]
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