Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review-Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0049; Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters, 12689-12690 [2014-04919]

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[FR Doc. 2014–04936 Filed 3–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review—Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038– 0049; Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the notice’s publication. Comments, identified by ‘‘Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, NoAction, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038–0049),’’ should be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments may be also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Mar 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 ‘‘Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038–0049),’’ 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 Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Deputy Secretary, 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. 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 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 set forth 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 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 CONTACT: Christopher W. Cummings, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, (202) 418–5445, FAX: (202) 418–5407, email: ccummings@cftc.gov; Jocelyn Partridge, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, (202) 418–5926, email: jpartridge@cftc.gov; or Riva Spear Adriance, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, (202) 418– 5494, email: radriance@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0049. 1 Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 CFR Ch. 1 (2010). Commission regulations are accessible on the Commission’s Web site, www.cftc.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12689 These contacts can also provide a copy of the ICR. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038–0049). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 140.99 requires persons submitting requests for exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters to provide specific written information, certified as to completeness and accuracy, and to update that information to reflect material changes. Regulation 140.99 was promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in section 8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (2000). Regulation 41.3 requires securities brokers and dealers submitting requests for exemptive orders to provide specified written information in support of such requests. Regulation 41.3 was promulgated in response to the requirement in the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 that the Commission establish procedures for requesting such orders. 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 Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on December 30, 2013 (78 FR 79408). Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 0.91 hours per response, ranging from 0.75 hours for preparation of a notice to 9 hours for preparation and submission of a request for a no-action, exemptive, or interpretative letter. 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: Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, Commodity Pool E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 12690 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 44 / Thursday, March 6, 2014 / Notices Operators, Commodity Trading Advisors, Associated Persons, Floor Brokers, Floor Traders, Securities Brokers and Dealers, Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers, Swap Dealers, Major Swap Participants, Designated Contract Markets, Derivatives Clearing Organizations, Swap Execution Facilities, Swap Data Repositories. Estimated number of respondents: 12,428. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 28,478 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: February 28, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–04919 Filed 3–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2013–ICCD–0157] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade Institute of Education Sciences/ National Center for Education Statistics (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting Docket ID number ED–2013–ICCD–0157 or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted; ED will ONLY accept comments during the comment period in this mailbox when the regulations.gov site is not available. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Mailstop L–OM–2–2E319, Room 2E103, Washington, DC 20202. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Mar 05, 2014 Jkt 232001 For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Sandra Garcia, 202–219–1597. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade. OMB Control Number: 1850—NEW. Type of Review: A new information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 4,923. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 595. Abstract: OMB clearance is requested for a randomized control trial study of the impact of professional development in fractions for fourth grade teachers on student achievement and teacher knowledge in 84 elementary schools from Georgia and South Carolina for one academic year. Schools below the state median on the respective state assessment will be recruited. Random assignment will be conducted at the school-level. Teachers in the treatment schools will participate in 8 three-hour training sessions during the Fall semester with additional homework lessons. Teachers in control schools will FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 receive business-as-usual professional development. Teachers will participate in the following data collection activities: consent and demographic form, teacher knowledge measure of fractions (pre- and post-test), and 9 monthly professional development surveys. Grade 4 students will be assessed with a fractions measure. REL Southeast will conduct the study. This OMB clearance request is to collect data from approximately 252 teachers. Dated: February 28, 2014. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2014–04903 Filed 3–5–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: PR14–23–000. Applicants: Kansas Gas Service, A Division of ONE Gas, Inc. Description: Tariff filing per 284.123(b)(1),: Kansas Gas Service Notice of Name Change and Revision of SOC to be effective 2/19/2014; TOFC: 1330. Filed Date: 2/19/14. Accession Number: 20140219–5186. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/12/14. 284.123(g) Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/ 21/14. Docket Numbers: PR14–24–000. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 44 (Thursday, March 6, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12689-12690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04919]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review--Notice 
of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0049; Procedural Requirements for 
Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected costs and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the 
notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Procedural Requirements 
for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0049),'' should be mailed to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: 
Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments may be also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated 
or any other aspect of the information collection, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by ``Procedural 
Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-Action, and Exemptive 
Letters (OMB Control No. 3038-0049),'' 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 Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Deputy 
Secretary, 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.
    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 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 set forth in 
section 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\
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    \1\ Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 
CFR Ch. 1 (2010). Commission regulations are accessible on the 
Commission's Web site, www.cftc.gov.
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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 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 CONTACT: Christopher W. Cummings, Special 
Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, (202) 418-
5445, FAX: (202) 418-5407, email: ccummings@cftc.gov; Jocelyn 
Partridge, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, (202) 418-
5926, email: jpartridge@cftc.gov; or Riva Spear Adriance, Senior 
Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, (202) 418-5494, email: 
radriance@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0049. These 
contacts can also provide a copy of the ICR.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-
Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038-0049). This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 140.99 requires persons submitting 
requests for exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters to 
provide specific written information, certified as to completeness and 
accuracy, and to update that information to reflect material changes. 
Regulation 140.99 was promulgated pursuant to the Commission's 
rulemaking authority contained in section 8a(5) of the Commodity 
Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (2000). Regulation 41.3 requires 
securities brokers and dealers submitting requests for exemptive orders 
to provide specified written information in support of such requests. 
Regulation 41.3 was promulgated in response to the requirement in the 
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 that the Commission 
establish procedures for requesting such orders.
    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 Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on this collection of information was 
published on December 30, 2013 (78 FR 79408).
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 0.91 hours per response, ranging from 0.75 hours 
for preparation of a notice to 9 hours for preparation and submission 
of a request for a no-action, exemptive, or interpretative letter. 
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: Futures Commission Merchants, 
Introducing Brokers, Commodity Pool

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Operators, Commodity Trading Advisors, Associated Persons, Floor 
Brokers, Floor Traders, Securities Brokers and Dealers, Retail Foreign 
Exchange Dealers, Swap Dealers, Major Swap Participants, Designated 
Contract Markets, Derivatives Clearing Organizations, Swap Execution 
Facilities, Swap Data Repositories.
    Estimated number of respondents: 12,428.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 28,478 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: February 28, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-04919 Filed 3-5-14; 8:45 am]
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