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Download as PDF 74712 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 / Notices These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov (include the File No. in the subject line of the email), by facsimile to (301) 713– 0376, or at the address listed above. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ADDRESSES: Amy Hapeman or Courtney Smith, (301) 427–8401. The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). On September 22, 2014 notice (79 FR 56573) was published that the applicant requests a five-year research permit to conduct research on sea turtles bycaught in three longline fisheries in the Pacific Ocean around Hawaii and American Samoa to assess sea turtle post-hooking survival, movements, and ecology in pelagic habitats. NMFS is currently processing this request. The applicant is requesting to revise the number of turtles that could be taken for research in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery. Each species’ take numbers would be reduced except for leatherback sea turtles which would increase from 13 to 24 turtles annually. This change is needed to keep the requested research take activities consistent with a new 2014 Biological Opinion which changed the number of sea turtles that may be incidental bycaught in this commercial fishery. All other aspects of the application would remain the same. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 8, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–29346 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Dec 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XD075 [Endangered Species; File No. 18136] Issuance of Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Larry Wood, LDWood BioConsulting, Inc., 425 Kennedy Street, Jupiter, FL 33468 has been issued a permit to take hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) for purposes of scientific research. SUMMARY: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Brendan Hurley, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 17. 2014, notice was published in the Federal Register (79 FR 3181) that a request for a scientific research permit to take hawksbill sea turtles had been submitted by the above-named individual. The requested permit has been issued under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226). Mr. Wood has been issued a research permit to continue to describe the abundance and movements of an aggregation of hawksbill sea turtles found on the barrier reefs of southeast Florida. Up to 50 sea turtles may be approached during dives for observation and photographs annually. Up to 25 additional animals may be hand captured, measured, flipper and passive integrated transponder tagged, photographed, tissue sampled, and released annually. In addition, up to six sub-adult and six adult hawksbills may be captured for the above procedures and fitted with a satellite transmitter prior to their release. The permit is valid through September 30, 2019. Issuance of this permit, as required by the ESA, was based on a finding that PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 such permit (1) was applied for in good faith, (2) will not operate to the disadvantage of such endangered or threatened species, and (3) is consistent with the purposes and policies set forth in section 2 of the ESA. Dated: December 5, 2014. Julia Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–29347 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0023, Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance Obligations Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘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. This notice solicits comments on the continued registration requirements relating to commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance Obligations’’ 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. Follow the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 / Notices instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Olear, Associate Director, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5283; email: aolear@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038– 0023. 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 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. Title: ‘‘Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance Obligations,’’ (OMB Control No. 3038– 0023). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010), the CFTC promulgated rules and forms relating to registration with the Commission applicable to intermediaries, and employees and principals thereof, operating in the futures, options, swaps, and retail forex markets. There were no new requirements imposed; however, due to amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act made by the Dodd-Frank Act, there was an increase in registrants in certain registration categories. 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Dec 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 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. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be 0.09 hours per response. Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, Introducing Brokers, Commodity Pool Operators, Commodity Trading Advisors, Associated Persons, Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers. Estimated number of respondents: 77,857. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 7,029.8 hours. Frequency of collection: Periodically. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: December 11, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. Fmt 4703 Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: This document contains corrections to the Information Collection Request (ICR) notice section ‘‘Burden Statement,’’ which the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2014. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Brown, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5093; email: dbrown@cftc.gov. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR. Correction In the Federal Register of November 19, 2014, in FR Doc. 2014–27402, on page 68870, correct the table entitled ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN, which appears across three columns following the Burden Statement paragraph in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, to read: ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN 17 CFR 20 Annual Number of Respondents Total Annual Responses ............ Hours per Response .................. 3,998 88,768 0.71225 Total hours .......................... 63,225 Dated: December 11, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–29436 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Availability of GovernmentOwned Inventions; Available for Licensing ACTION: Department of the Navy, DOD. Notice. The inventions listed below are those in which the United States Government as represented by the CFR 145.9. Frm 00032 Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 6351–01–P PO 00000 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2014–29442 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] 1 17 74713 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0023, Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity 
Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance Obligations

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or 
``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. This notice solicits comments on the continued registration 
requirements relating to commodity pool operators and commodity trading 
advisors.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 17, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Commodity Pool 
Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Amendments to Compliance 
Obligations'' 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. 
Follow the

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instructions for submitting comments through the Portal.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Olear, Associate Director, 
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 
418-5283; email: aolear@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-
0023.

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 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.
    Title: ``Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: 
Amendments to Compliance Obligations,'' (OMB Control No. 3038-0023). 
This is a request for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank 
Act''), Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010), the CFTC promulgated 
rules and forms relating to registration with the Commission applicable 
to intermediaries, and employees and principals thereof, operating in 
the futures, options, swaps, and retail forex markets. There were no 
new requirements imposed; however, due to amendments to the Commodity 
Exchange Act made by the Dodd-Frank Act, there was an increase in 
registrants in certain registration categories.
    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.
    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.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 0.09 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, 
Introducing Brokers, Commodity Pool Operators, Commodity Trading 
Advisors, Associated Persons, Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers.
    Estimated number of respondents: 77,857.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 7,029.8 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Periodically.

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

    Dated: December 11, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-29442 Filed 12-15-14; 8:45 am]
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