Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 71400-71401 [2014-28382]

Download as PDF 71400 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices hourly rate for these individuals is estimated to be $37.50. Estimated time for response (hours) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours National Medal of Technology and Innovation Nomination Form ............................. 40 50 2,000 Totals .................................................................................................................. .............................. 50 2,000 Estimated Total Annual (Non-Hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $1.47. Although it is possible for the public to submit the nominations through regular or express mail, recently very few submissions have been received in this manner. The majority of recent submissions have been through electronic mail. Therefore, we estimate one mailing per year within the next 3 years at a rate of 49 cents for a total postage cost of $1.47. SUMMARY: IV. Request for Comments ADDRESSES: Comments are invited on: (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 respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: November 20, 2014. Marcie Lovett, Records Management Division Director, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28355 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–16–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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. Comments must be submitted on or before January 2, 2015. DATES: Comments may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB, within 30 days of the notice’s publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038–0062. Please provide the Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0062, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also 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, and Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL. Comments may also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by ‘‘Regulation Pertaining to Financial Integrity of the Forex Market Place, OMB Control No. 3038–0062’’ 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. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. 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 www.cftc.gov. 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 § 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 this matter 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: Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60661; (312) 596–0529; email: mbretscher@ cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0062. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting RegInfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘Regulation Pertaining to Financial Integrity of the Forex Market Place,’’ (OMB Control No. 3038–0062). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act found in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110–246, 122 Stat. 1651, 1 Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 CFR Ch. 1 (2014). E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Notices rljohnson on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 2189–2204 (2008), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission promulgated a comprehensive set of rules applicable to intermediaries and counterparties engaged in the offer and sale of off-exchange forex contracts to retail customers. New requirements under Part 5 included reporting by retail foreign exchange dealers who fail to maintain required capital, reporting to customers, risk assessment filings and recordkeeping requirements. 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 September 30, 2014 (79 FR 58751). Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 0.87 hours per response. The total annual cost burden per respondent is estimated to be $2,075. The Commission based its calculation on an VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:30 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 hourly wage rate of $44.01 for a Compliance Officer.2 Respondents/Affected Entities: Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers, Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, and other counterparties to forex transactions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,830 hours. Frequency of Collection: Annual and on occasion. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: November 26, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–28382 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P 2 In arriving at a wage rate for the hourly costs imposed, Commission staff used the National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, published in May (2013 Report). The hourly rate for a Compliance Officer in the Securities and Commodity Exchanges as published in the 2010 Report was $44.01 per hour. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71401 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 14–57] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601–3740. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 14–57 with attached transmittal, and policy justification. SUMMARY: Dated: November 26, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71400-71401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
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 January 2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted directly to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB, within 30 days of the 
notice's publication, by email at OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov. Please 
identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038-0062. Please provide the 
Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed 
below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038-0062, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also 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, and Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap 
Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL.
    Comments may also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated or 
any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions 
for reducing the burden, identified by ``Regulation Pertaining to 
Financial Integrity of the Forex Market Place, OMB Control No. 3038-
0062'' 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. 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 
www.cftc.gov. 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 Sec.  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 (2014).
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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 this matter 
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: Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap 
Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60661; (312) 596-
0529; email: mbretscher@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-
0062. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR. A copy of the 
supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above 
may be obtained by visiting RegInfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: ``Regulation Pertaining to Financial Integrity of the Forex 
Market Place,'' (OMB Control No. 3038-0062). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act 
found in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110-
246, 122 Stat. 1651,

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2189-2204 (2008), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission promulgated 
a comprehensive set of rules applicable to intermediaries and 
counterparties engaged in the offer and sale of off-exchange forex 
contracts to retail customers. New requirements under Part 5 included 
reporting by retail foreign exchange dealers who fail to maintain 
required capital, reporting to customers, risk assessment filings and 
recordkeeping requirements.
    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 September 30, 2014 (79 FR 58751).
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 0.87 hours per response. The total annual cost 
burden per respondent is estimated to be $2,075. The Commission based 
its calculation on an hourly wage rate of $44.01 for a Compliance 
Officer.\2\
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    \2\ In arriving at a wage rate for the hourly costs imposed, 
Commission staff used the National Industry-Specific Occupational 
Employment and Wage Estimates, published in May (2013 Report). The 
hourly rate for a Compliance Officer in the Securities and Commodity 
Exchanges as published in the 2010 Report was $44.01 per hour.
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    Respondents/Affected Entities: Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers, 
Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, and other 
counterparties to forex transactions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,830 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Annual and on occasion.

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

    Dated: November 26, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-28382 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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