Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0082-Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR for Whistleblower Submissions, 38283-38284 [2014-15729]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 129 / Monday, July 7, 2014 / Notices The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 USC 8501–8506) in connection with the products deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following products are deleted from the Procurement List: Products Cord Assembly, Elastic NSN: 4020–01–072–4557 NSN: 4020–01–072–4558 NPA: Alpha Opportunities, Inc., Jamestown, ND Contracting Activity: Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Glove, Powder Free NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0555—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0556—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0557—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0558—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0559—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0560—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0561—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0562—Protegrity Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0563—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0564—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0565—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0566—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0567—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0568—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0569—Protegrity Micro Smt NSN: 6515–00–NIB–0570—Protegrity Micro Smt NPA: Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, NAC, Hines, IL Mattress, High Density Lumbar NSN: 7210–00–NIB–0060 NSN: 7210–00–NIB–0061 NPA: RLCB, Raleigh, NC Contracting Activity: Dept. of the Army, W40M Northeregion Contract Ofc, Fort Belvoir, VA Folder, File NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0073 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0074 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0075 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0076 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0077 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0078 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jul 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0079 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0080 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0081 NSN: 7530–00–NSH–0082 NPA: Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley, Inc., Springfield, MA Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, New York, NY Hydramax Hydration System NSN: 8465–01–525–1559—Alpha, UCP, 120 oz NSN: 8465–01–524–2144—Mustang, UCP, 120 oz NSN: 8465–01–524–2761—Mustang, Black, 120 oz NSN: 8465–01–524–2764—Replacement Parts, Alpha and Mustang, 120 oz NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. (Seattle Lighthouse), Seattle, WA Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Fort Worth, TX Barry S. Lineback, Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–15745 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0082—Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR for Whistleblower Submissions 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 (‘‘PRA’’), 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 August 2011, the Commission adopted the final rule, as required by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), requiring the submission of whistleblower information to the Commission on the Form TCR. The Commission is updating the Form TCR to incorporate questions from the Division of Enforcement’s Complaint Form. This notice solicits comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) titled: Whistleblower Provision, and Updated Form TCR; OMB Control Number 3038–0082. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38283 You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR,’’ 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: Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 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 through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eduardo Martinez, Attorney, Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5979; email: emartinez@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, 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: • 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 38284 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 129 / Monday, July 7, 2014 / Notices 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. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR for Whistleblower Submissions, OMB Control Number 3038–0082—Extension Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ‘‘Tip, Complaint, or Referral,’’ and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Commission has updated the questions asked on the Form TCR to be more specific and detailed. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be .5 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 250 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 125 hours. Frequency of Collection: Once. 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jul 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: June 30, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Acting Secretary of the Commission. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. [FR Doc. 2014–15729 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] August 2: Full Board and Committee Meetings BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of Open and Closed Meeting Sessions. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the upcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (Board) and also describes the specific functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is issued to provide members of the general public with an opportunity to attend and/or provide comments. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202–357–6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than July 28, 2014. We will attempt to meet requests after this date but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. SUMMARY: DATES: July 31–August 2, 2014. Times July 31: Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Assessment Literacy Work Group: Open Session: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. August 1: Full Board and Committee Meetings Full Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.; Closed Session 12:45 p.m.– 1:45 p.m.; Open Session 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.; Closed Session 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings: Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session: 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Full Board: Open Session 8:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Location: The Fairfax at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC, 20002–4233, Telephone: (202) 357–6938. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board (Board) is established under section 302 of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act. The Board is established to formulate policy guidelines for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Board’s responsibilities include the following: selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public. On July 31, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session to review secure NAEP test items in grades 4, 8 and 12 for the 2015 operational assessment in science. The Committee will review and discuss secure test items that cannot be discussed in an open meeting to protect the confidentiality of the secure assessment materials. Premature disclosure of these results would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program, and is therefore protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b(c) of Title 5 United States Code. The Board’s Assessment Literacy Work Group will meet in open session on July 31, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Work Group will discuss strategies and timelines related to their work on promoting a better understanding of educational tests among parents and members of the general public. The Board’s Executive Committee will convene on July 31, 2014 in open session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 129 (Monday, July 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15729]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0082--Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form 
TCR for Whistleblower Submissions

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 (``PRA''), 
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 August 2011, the Commission 
adopted the final rule, as required by the Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), requiring the submission 
of whistleblower information to the Commission on the Form TCR. The 
Commission is updating the Form TCR to incorporate questions from the 
Division of Enforcement's Complaint Form. This notice solicits 
comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection 
Request (ICR) titled: Whistleblower Provision, and Updated Form TCR; 
OMB Control Number 3038-0082.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Whistleblower 
Provision and Updated Form TCR,'' 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: Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 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 
through the Portal.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eduardo Martinez, Attorney, 
Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-
5979; email: emartinez@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, 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:
     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

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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.
    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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    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.
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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.

Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR for Whistleblower 
Submissions, OMB Control Number 3038-0082--Extension

    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to 
the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ``Tip, Complaint, or 
Referral,'' and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic 
identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient 
information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a 
violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Commission has updated the 
questions asked on the Form TCR to be more specific and detailed.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be .5 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250 per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 125 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.

    Dated: June 30, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-15729 Filed 7-3-14; 8:45 am]
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