Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 75333-75334 [2013-29521]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices expenditures of anglers who fish in the rivers of California’s Central Valley. NMFS has engaged in major habitat restoration in the Central Valley to promote recovery of three ESA-listed salmonids (Sacramento River winter Chinook, Central Valley spring Chinook, Central Valley steelhead). The survey is intended to estimate the economic impact of the Central Valley recreational fishery and potential recreational benefits associated with habitat restoration such as improved fish passage. Information to be collected pertains to anglers’ recreational fishing patterns, expenditures and demographics, and factors affecting trip frequency and location (e.g., travel distance, amenities, landscape features as well as quality of fishing). The data collected will provide NMFS, as well as state agency partners such as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with information useful for understanding the economic importance of Central Valley fisheries and potential recreational benefits associated with salmonid habitat restoration. II. Method of Collection A random sample of recreational anglers who fish on Central Valley rivers will be asked to complete a voluntary mail-based survey questionnaire. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 417. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comment are invited regarding: (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 5, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–29459 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 practice before the Commission by former members and employees of the Commission. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John P. Dolan, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. You may also submit comments, regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, by any of the following methods: Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. Mail: Send to Melissa Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Hand delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75333 Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please submit your comments using only one method. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in section 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.1 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse, or remove any or all of your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the rulemaking will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY CONTACT: John P. Dolan at (202) 418– 5220; fax: (202) 418–5524; email: jdolan@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0025. 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, 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: 1 17 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 11DEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 75334 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 11, 2013 / Notices • 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. Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission (OMB Control No. 3038–0025). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735–6 governs the practice before the Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission’s Office of General Counsel. Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written statement. This estimate includes 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: 3. Estimated number of responses: 4.5. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: .10 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:00 Dec 10, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: December 6, 2013. Melissa D. Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29521 Filed 12–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Director of Administration and Management, DoD. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce a Federal advisory committee closed meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (‘‘the Commission’’). SUMMARY: Dates of Closed Meeting: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday, December 6, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: 2521 South Clark Street, Suite 200, Crystal City, VA 22202 and, as necessary, a secure video teleconferencing line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Marcia Moore, Designated Federal Officer, National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force, 1950 Defense Pentagon, Room 3A874, Washington, DC 20301–1950. Email: marcia.l.moore12.civ@mail.mil. Desk (703) 545–9113. Facsimile (703) 692– 5625. DATES: Due to difficulties finalizing the meeting agenda for the scheduled meeting of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force for December 4–6, 2013, the requirements of 41 CFR 102– 3.150(a) were not met. Accordingly, the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification requirement. Purpose of Meeting: This meeting was held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.150. The 3-day meeting was held to conduct a wargame among staff and Commissioner participants while exploring issues concerning the mix of the Active and Reserve SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Components and how to better invest in and manage human capital assets. Relative to the force structure mix among the Active Component, Reserve Component, and the Air National Guard, the objectives of the wargame are to (1) assess the advantages and disadvantages of contending approaches to the future structure of the U.S. Air Force; (2) identify current policies, procedures, practices and legislation that need to change in order to make the future structure of the U.S. Air Force more effective; and (3) understand stakeholder interests in the future structure of the U.S. Air Force and assess their anticipated responses to the Commissions’ findings and recommendations. Commissioners will pose as key stakeholders, which include the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, and the Combatant Commanders. As a result of the wargame, Commissioners will have a sharper understanding of the policies under consideration, a more rigorous analysis of the implications of their emerging findings, and a more credible basis for their recommendations. Three teams will be formed and each will be assigned to develop a unique mix among the Active Component, Reserve Component, and the Air National Guard. One team will be instructed to develop a future U.S. Air Force with 65% Active Component and 35% Reserve Component. This force mix matches the force mix planned for fiscal year 2015. A second team will build a future U.S. Air Force with 55% Active Component and 45% Reserve Component. The third team will plan a future U.S. Air Force with 35% Active Component and 65% Reserve Component and Air National Guard. The team assignments, assumptions, and resources are designed solely for analytical purposes and must not be construed to imply the Commissioner’s preference for any particular force structure as stated in this notice. The outcomes of the Active Component and Reserve Component force mix in the wargame will provide insight—not final answers. The insights gained from the wargame will highlight issues requiring further analysis. The first day of the wargame will be dedicated to reviewing how the wargame will be conducted. All teams are to be given the same set of assumptions, such as their resources will be constrained by the Budget Control Act and sequestration in accordance with the most stressing forecast developed by the DoD Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. Classified data will also be E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

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 practice before the Commission by former members and 
employees of the Commission.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John P. Dolan, Office of General 
Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20581. You may also submit comments, regarding the 
burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, 
including suggestions for reducing the burden, by any of the following 
methods:
    Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
through the Web site.
    Mail: Send to Melissa Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20581.
    Hand delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above.
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please 
submit your comments using only one method.
    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied 
by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to 
http://www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish 
to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider 
information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of 
the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures 
established in section 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\
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    The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to 
review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse, or remove any or all of 
your submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be 
inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All 
submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on 
the merits of the rulemaking will be retained in the public comment 
file and will be considered as required under the Administrative 
Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under 
the Freedom of Information Act.

For Further Information or a Copy Contact:  John P. Dolan at (202) 418-
5220; fax: (202) 418-5524; email: jdolan@cftc.gov and refer to OMB 
Control No. 3038-0025.

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, 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:

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     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.
    Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission 
(OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the 
Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is 
intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing 
conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and 
employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before 
the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC 
employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission's 
Office of General Counsel.
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written 
statement. This estimate includes 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: 3.
    Estimated number of responses: 4.5.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: .10 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: December 6, 2013.
Melissa D. Jurgens,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-29521 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]
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