Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products, 77439-77440 [2013-30419]

Download as PDF 77439 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices Of the three marine mammal species anticipated to occur in the proposed activity areas, none are listed under the ESA. Table 1 in this document presents the abundance of each species or stock, the proposed take estimates, and the percentage of the affected populations or stocks that may be taken by harassment. Based on these estimates, PISCO would take less than 2.1% of each species or stock. Because these are maximum estimates, actual take numbers are likely to be lower, as some animals may select other haulout sites the day the researchers are present. Based on the analysis contained herein of the likely effects of the specified activity on marine mammals and their habitat, and taking into consideration the implementation of the proposed mitigation and monitoring measures, NMFS preliminarily finds that the rocky intertidal monitoring program will result in the incidental take of small numbers of marine mammals, by Level B harassment only, and that the total taking from the rocky intertidal monitoring program will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stocks. TABLE 1—POPULATION ABUNDANCE ESTIMATES, TOTAL PROPOSED LEVEL B TAKE, AND PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION THAT MAY BE TAKEN FOR THE POTENTIALLY AFFECTED SPECIES DURING THE PROPOSED ROCKY INTERTIDAL MONITORING PROGRAM Species Total proposed level B take Abundance * Harbor Seal ...................................................................................................................... 1 30,196 Percentage of stock or population 337 1.1–2.1 60 36 0.02 0.03 2 16,165 California Sea Lion .......................................................................................................... Northern Elephant Seal ................................................................................................... 296,750 124,000 * Abundance estimates are taken from the 2012 U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments (Carretta et al., 2013). 1 California stock abundance estimate. 2 Oregon/Washington stock abundance estimate. Impact on Availability of Affected Species or Stock for Taking for Subsistence Uses There are no relevant subsistence uses of marine mammals implicated by this action. Therefore, NMFS has determined that the total taking of affected species or stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act (ESA) None of the marine mammals for which incidental take is proposed are listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. NMFS’ Permits and Conservation Division worked with the NMFS Southwest Regional Office to ensure that Steller sea lions would be avoided and incidental take would not occur. Therefore, NMFS has determined that issuance of the proposed IHA to PISCO under section 101(a)(5)(D) of the MMPA will have no effect on species listed as threatened or endangered under the ESA. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jkt 232001 As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to authorize the take of marine mammals incidental to PISCO’s rocky intertidal monitoring research activities, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. Dated: October 25, 2013. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P In 2012, we prepared an EA analyzing the potential effects to the human environment from conducting rocky intertidal surveys along the California and Oregon coasts and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the issuance of an IHA for PISCO’s rocky intertidal surveys in accordance with section 6.01 of the NOAA Administrative Order 216–6 (Environmental Review Procedures for 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Proposed Authorization [FR Doc. 2013–30471 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) VerDate Mar<15>2010 Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, May 20, 1999). PISCO’s proposed activities and impacts for 2013–2014 are within the scope of our 2012 EA and FONSI. We have reviewed the 2012 EA and determined that there are no new direct, indirect, or cumulative impacts to the human and natural environment associated with the IHA requiring evaluation in a supplemental EA and we, therefore, intend to reaffirm the 2012 FONSI. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products Commodity Futures Trading Commission. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with 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, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) titled: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products; OMB Control Number 3038–0059. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Steinberg, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Comments may also be submitted, regarding the burden estimate, 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 D. Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 77440 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices 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 § 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 ICR 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 CONTACT: David Steinberg (202) 418–5102; FAX: (202) 418–5527; email: dsteinberg@ cftc.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 (OMB Control No. 3038–0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. 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 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 segregation 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 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 .721 hours per response. 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: 144. Estimated number of responses: 2,975. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,146 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. The regulations require no new startup or operations and maintenance costs. Dated: December 17, 2013. Melissa D. Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–30419 Filed 12–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and To Announce Public Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, 42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321–4370f), as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) has prepared and filed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and its subsequent reuse by the local redevelopment authority. On September 15, 2011, the installation officially closed, as required by Public Law 101– 510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005. Public meetings will be held in an open house format to provide information and receive oral and written comments on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local agencies and interested individuals are invited to be present or represented at the meetings. DATES AND ADDRESSES: The DoN is initiating a public comment period to provide the community an opportunity to comment on the Draft EIS. Federal, state, and local elected officials and agencies and the public are encouraged to provide written or oral comments at two scheduled open house public meetings to be held at the Horsham Township Community Center, located at 1025 Horsham Road in Horsham Township, Pennsylvania. The public meetings are scheduled as follows: Monday, January 13, 2014 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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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: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing 
an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with 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, as described below, on the proposed Information 
Collection Request (ICR) titled: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures 
Products; OMB Control Number 3038-0059.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to David Steinberg, Associate 
Director, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Comments may 
also be submitted, regarding the burden estimate, 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 D. Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission,

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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 Sec.  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 ICR 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 CONTACT: David Steinberg (202) 418-5102; FAX: 
(202) 418-5527; email: dsteinberg@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 (OMB Control 
No. 3038-0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    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 segregation 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 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 .721 hours per response. 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: 144.
    Estimated number of responses: 2,975.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,146 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    The regulations require no new start-up or operations and 
maintenance costs.

    Dated: December 17, 2013.
Melissa D. Jurgens,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-30419 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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