Agency Information Collection Activities: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission, 76333-76334 [2016-26417]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / Notices no later than 30 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register, and rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline for case briefs. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must do so in writing within 30 days after the publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register. This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: October 24, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. Appendix II Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is ammonium sulfate in all physical forms, with or without additives such as anti-caking agents. Ammonium sulfate, which may also be spelled as ammonium sulphate, has the chemical formula (NH4)2SO4. The scope includes ammonium sulfate that is combined with other products, including by, for example, blending (i.e., mixing granules of ammonium sulfate with granules of one or more other products), compounding (i.e., when ammonium sulfate is compacted with one or more other products under high pressure), or granulating (incorporating multiple products into granules through, e.g., a slurry process). For such combined products, only the ammonium sulfate component is covered by the scope of this investigation. Ammonium sulfate that has been combined with other products is included within the scope regardless of whether the combining occurs in countries other than China. Ammonium sulfate that is otherwise subject to this investigation is not excluded when commingled (i.e., mixed or combined) with ammonium sulfate from sources not subject to this investigation. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of this investigation. Jkt 241001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P AGENCY: List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Injury Test VI. Application of the CVD Law to Imports from the PRC VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Calculation of the All-Others Rate IX. ITC Notification X. Public Comment XI. Conclusion 17:18 Nov 01, 2016 [FR Doc. 2016–26469 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] Market Risk Advisory Committee Appendix I VerDate Sep<11>2014 The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number for ammonium sulfate is 7783–20–2. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 3102.21.0000. Although this HTSUS subheading and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on November 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC’s Washington, DC, headquarters. The meeting will be held in the Conference Center at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting: (1) The CCP Risk Management Subcommittee (CRM) will present to the MRAC its final recommendations on how Central Counterparties (CCPs) can further enhance their efforts in preparing for the default of a significant clearing member as discussed at the April 2, 2015, November 2, 2015, and June 27, 2016 meetings of the MRAC; and (2) the MRAC will discuss the Bank of England’s coordinated CCP default fire drill. DATES: The meeting will be held on November 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by November 24, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Written statements should be submitted by mail to: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581, attention: Office of the Secretary, or by electronic mail to: secretary@cftc.gov. Please use the title ‘‘Market Risk Advisory Committee’’ in any written statement you submit. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76333 publication on the CFTC Web site, http://www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petal Walker, MRAC Designated Federal Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting by telephone by calling a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. Domestic Toll Free: 866–844–9416. International Toll and Toll Free: Will be posted in the latest press release for the meeting on the MRAC’s meetings Web page, http://www.cftc.gov/About/ CFTCCommittees/ MarketRiskAdvisoryCommittee/mrac_ meetings. After opening the latest press release, click on Related Links for the number(s). Pass Code/Pin Code: CFTC. The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other MRAC priorities. For agenda updates, please visit the MRAC meetings Web page. After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC’s Web site, http://www.cftc.gov. All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC’s Web site. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify the contact person above. Authority: 5 U.S.C. app. 2 § 10(a)(2). Dated: October 27, 2016. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–26426 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION [Renew Collection 3038–0025] Agency Information Collection Activities: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’) is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 76334 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 212 / Wednesday, November 2, 2016 / Notices 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 and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice announces the intent to renew the Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) abstracted below, and describes the nature of the information collection and its expected costs and burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735–6’’ or by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0025, by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s Web site, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/: Following 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 instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. 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 http:// www.cftc.gov. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Gomez, Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, 202–418–5627; email: BGomez@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0025. 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. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Nov 01, 2016 Jkt 241001 Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission (OMB Control No. 3038–0025). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735–6 governs the practice before the Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission’s Office of General Counsel. The proposed rule 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) (1994), as amended. 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. Burden Statement: Section 140.735–6 of the Commission’s regulations result in information collection requirements within the meaning of the PRA. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 0.10 hours per response to file the brief written statement. This estimate 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. Estimated number of responses: 30. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 0.10 hours. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3. Frequency of collection: On occasion. There are no startup capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: October 27, 2016. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–26417 Filed 11–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the EdSim Challenge Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice; public challenge. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) is announcing the EdSim Challenge (Challenge), a prize competition funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV or Act). The Challenge calls upon the virtual reality, video game developer, and educational technology communities to design next-generation computer-generated simulations for career and technical education (CTE) that prepare students for the globally competitive workforce of the 21st century. The Challenge seeks designs that lead to the acquisition of academic, technical, and employability skills through engaging simulated experiences in the hybrid reality continuum. For the purpose of this notice, ‘‘hybrid reality continuum’’ refers to the range of computer-generated simulations that extend from completely simulated environments to environments that incorporate aspects of the real world.1 For the purpose of this Challenge, ‘‘EdSim’’ is broadly defined as computer-generated three-dimensional learning environments, including virtual, augmented, and mixed realities that draw upon or mimic real-world experiences and are designed to educate users. The purpose of this Challenge is to stimulate the marketplace for computer- SUMMARY: 1 Estes, J. S., Dailey-Hebert, A., & Choi, D. H. (2016). Integrating Technological Innovations to Enhance the Teaching-Learning. In D. H. Choi, A. Dailey-Hebert, and J. S. Estes (Ed.S.) Process. Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education (pp 277–304), Hersey, PA: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global). E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

[Renew Collection 3038-0025]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Practice by Former 
Members and Employees of the Commission

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') is

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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 and 
to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice announces the intent 
to renew the Information Collection Request (``ICR'') abstracted below, 
and describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
costs and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Practice by Former 
Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735-6'' 
or by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0025, by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's Web site, at http://comments.cftc.gov/: 
Following 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 instructions for submitting comments through the Portal.
    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 
http://www.cftc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Gomez, Counsel, Office of the 
General Counsel, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, 202-418-5627; 
email: BGomez@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0025.

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. 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: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission 
(OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the 
Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is 
intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing 
conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and 
employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before 
the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC 
employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission's 
Office of General Counsel. The proposed rule 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) (1994), as amended. 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.
    Burden Statement: Section 140.735-6 of the Commission's regulations 
result in information collection requirements within the meaning of the 
PRA. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 
0.10 hours per response to file the brief written statement. This 
estimate 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.
    Estimated number of responses: 30.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 0.10 hours.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no startup capital costs or operating and maintenance 
costs associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: October 27, 2016.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-26417 Filed 11-1-16; 8:45 am]
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