Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0066, Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations, 65643-65644 [2014-26275]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices data reporting (NMFS, 2014b). There are existing regulatory mechanisms throughout the species’ range—although catch limits and seasonal and spatial closures appear to be the most effective in addressing the primary threat to the species (harvest). There are also significant concerns related to the enforcement of existing regulations; however, CITES has embargoed many countries for not complying with their obligations under the treaty. In some cases, CITES references the lack of regulatory enforcement as a factor that contributed to embargo decisions. In addition, despite continued deficiencies related to enforcement and regulatory compliance in queen conch fisheries, this threat does not appear to be impacting the species’ continued existence, as conch landings trends appear to be stable. Although the global population has likely declined from historical numbers, the species still occurs over a broad geographic range, has dispersal mechanisms that have ensured high degrees of genetic mixing, and its current range is unchanged from its historical range. In addition, there is little evidence to suggest that disease or predation is contributing to increasing the risk of extinction of the species. Based on these findings, we conclude that the queen conch is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, nor is it likely to become so in the foreseeable future. While ongoing conservation efforts could be more effective, since the queen conch is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range or likely to become so in the foreseeable future, we do not need to rely on the effectiveness of conservation efforts to make this finding. Accordingly, the queen conch does not meet the definition of a threatened or endangered species, and our listing determination is that the queen conch does not warrant listing as threatened or endangered at this time. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES References A complete list of all references cited herein is available upon request (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Authority The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 Dated: October 30, 2014. Samuel D. Rauch, III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–26324 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0066, Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’) 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. This notice solicits comments on reporting requirements relating to financial resource requirements for derivatives clearing organizations. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations’’ by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 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: Eileen Chotiner, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65643 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5467; email: echotiner@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0066. 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 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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information listed below. Title: Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations (OMB Control No. 3038– 0066). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Part 39 of the Commission’s regulations establishes financial reporting requirements for derivatives clearing organizations (‘‘DCOs’’), which are required to be registered with the Commission. The Commission will use the information in the reports to assess the DCOs’ compliance with the financial resource requirements for DCOs prescribed in the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations. With respect to the 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 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. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 65644 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices 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 Information Collection Request 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. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be 10 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Derivatives clearing organizations. Estimated number of respondents: 14. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 25,760 hours. Frequency of collection: Quarterly and on occasion. Dated: October 31, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. Detailed Meeting Agenda: November 20–November 22, 2014 [FR Doc. 2014–26275 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P November 20: Committee Meetings DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of open and closed meetings. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session: 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Assessment Literacy Work Group: Open Session: 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; Closed Session: 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. November 21: Full Board and Committee Meetings This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 20–22, 2014 Quarterly Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing SUMMARY: 1 17 written comments on the meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: The Quarterly Board meeting will be held on the following dates: November 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; November 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; November 22, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Fairfax at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357–6938, fax: (202) 357–6945. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority and Function: The National Assessment Governing Board is established under Title III— National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act, Public Law 107–279. Information on the Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov. 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, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public. 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.–2:30 p.m.; Closed Session 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Board Member Ethics Training: 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.–11:45 p.m.; Closed Session: 11:45 p.m.–12:30 p.m. November 22: Full Board and Committee Meetings Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Full Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Open Session 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. On November 20, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the Assessment Development Committee will meet in closed session to review assessment items for the NAEP transition to technology-based assessments (TBA). The briefing will include secure items in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8. These secure materials are paperand-pencil items in reading and mathematics that are being transformed into technology-based assessment items for the 2016 pilot, in preparation for the 2017 operational assessment. Following the TBA briefing, the ADC will review secure mathematics materials for scenario-based tasks that are being developed for grades 4 and 8 for the 2016 pilot, in preparation for the 2017 operational assessment. The Committee’s reviews and discussions on secure test items 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 November 20, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Work Group will discuss assessment literacy strategies and timelines related to their work on supporting a better understanding of educational tests among parents and members of the general public. The Board’s Executive Committee will convene in open session on November 20, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to review and discuss the November 21– 22, 2014 Board meeting agenda, receive updates on the NAEP budget, assessment schedule, and reauthorization, and discuss Board Committee issues and challenges to be addressed by the respective Board Committees. Following this session, the Executive Committee will meet in closed session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to receive and discuss cost estimates on various E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0066, Financial Resource Requirements for 
Derivatives Clearing Organizations

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') 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. This notice 
solicits comments on reporting requirements relating to financial 
resource requirements for derivatives clearing organizations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 5, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Financial Resource 
Requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations'' by any of the 
following methods:
     The Agency's Web site, at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site.
     Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 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: Eileen Chotiner, Division of Clearing 
and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 
1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418-5467; email: 
echotiner@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0066.

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 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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed 
extension of the collection of information listed below.
    Title: Financial Resource Requirements for Derivatives Clearing 
Organizations (OMB Control No. 3038-0066). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Part 39 of the Commission's regulations establishes 
financial reporting requirements for derivatives clearing organizations 
(``DCOs''), which are required to be registered with the Commission. 
The Commission will use the information in the reports to assess the 
DCOs' compliance with the financial resource requirements for DCOs 
prescribed in the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations.
    With respect to the 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 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.

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    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 Information Collection Request 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.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 10 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Derivatives clearing organizations.
    Estimated number of respondents: 14.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 25,760 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Quarterly and on occasion.

    Dated: October 31, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-26275 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-P