Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request-Proposal To Amend Collection 3038-0005: Instructions to CFTC Form CPO-PQR, 85209-85210 [2016-28389]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2016. PLACE: Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Surveillance, enforcement, and examinations matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.cftc.gov. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. TIME AND DATE: Natise Allen, Executive Assistant. [FR Doc. 2016–28522 Filed 11–22–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request— Proposal To Amend Collection 3038– 0005: Instructions to CFTC Form CPO– PQR Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed amendment to the 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 proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the proposed amendment of the instructions to CFTC Form CPO–PQR to permit commodity pool operators (CPOs) to use specified alternative accounting principles, standards or practices in presenting and calculating financial information in Form CPO–PQR to the same extent that CPOs are permitted to use such alternative accounting principles, standards or practices pursuant to CFTC Regulation 4.22(d)(2) to present and compute financial statements in pool Annual Reports. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Nov 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 Comments must be submitted on or before January 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Form CPO–PQR Instructions,’’ or ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0005’’ 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 instructions for submitting comments through the Portal. Please submit your comments using only one method. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Cummings, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5445; email: ccummings@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 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. Title: Rules Relating to the Operations and Activities of Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity trading Advisors and to Monthly Reporting by Futures Commission Merchants (OMB Control No. 3038–0005). This is a request for comment on a proposed amendment to a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The CFTC has amended Regulation 4.22(d) to permit a CPO that meets certain requirements to present and compute required Annual Reports in accordance with specified accounting DATES: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85209 principles, standards or practices other than United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). At the same time, the CFTC amended Regulation 4.27(c)(2) to permit a CPO that claims relief under Regulation 4.22(d) as amended to use the same alternative accounting principles, standards or practices in presenting and computing the financial information that the CPO is required to report on a quarterly basis to the CFTC in Form CPO–PQR. The instructions to Form CPO–PQR, however, specify that all financial information in the form must be presented and computed in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, the CFTC is proposing to amend the instructions to Form CPO– PQR to permit use of alternative accounting principles, standards or practices by CPOs that claim relief under Regulation 4.22(d), as amended. With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites comments on whether the proposed amendment to Collection 3038–0005 is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the CFTC, including whether the information will have a practical use, and whether the proposed amendment will increase the burden on CPOs who are required to file Form CPO–PQR. 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 CFTC is not revising its estimate of the burden for 1 17 CFR 145.9. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 85210 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 227 / Friday, November 25, 2016 / Notices this collection as a result of the amendment to the instructions to Form CPO–PQR because the requirement to provide the financial information remains substantively unchanged. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: November 21, 2016. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–28389 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force [Docket ID: USAF–2016–HQ–0008] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice to delete a system of records. The Department of the Air Force proposes to delete one system of record notice from its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. DATES: Comments will be accepted on or before December 27, 2016. This proposed action will be effective on the day following the end of the comment period unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: * Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. * Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350– 1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. 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REASON: Civilian Personnel Files are covered by OPM/GOVT–1 General Personnel Records (December 11, 2012, 77 FR 73694). OPM/GOVT–1 is a governmentwide SORN that covers the existing Air Force Records collection. There is no OMB control number associated to this collection. [FR Doc. 2016–28392 Filed 11–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Amendment of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is amending the charter for the Defense Innovation Board. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 227 (Friday, November 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85209-85210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request--
Proposal To Amend Collection 3038-0005: Instructions to CFTC Form CPO-
PQR

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 amendment to the 
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 proposed extension of an existing collection of 
information, and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice 
solicits comments on the proposed amendment of the instructions to CFTC 
Form CPO-PQR to permit commodity pool operators (CPOs) to use specified 
alternative accounting principles, standards or practices in presenting 
and calculating financial information in Form CPO-PQR to the same 
extent that CPOs are permitted to use such alternative accounting 
principles, standards or practices pursuant to CFTC Regulation 
4.22(d)(2) to present and compute financial statements in pool Annual 
Reports.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 24, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Form CPO-PQR 
Instructions,'' or ``OMB Control No. 3038-0005'' 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 instructions for submitting comments through the Portal.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Cummings, Special Counsel, 
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, (202) 418-5445; email: ccummings@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 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.
    Title: Rules Relating to the Operations and Activities of Commodity 
Pool Operators and Commodity trading Advisors and to Monthly Reporting 
by Futures Commission Merchants (OMB Control No. 3038-0005). This is a 
request for comment on a proposed amendment to a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The CFTC has amended Regulation 4.22(d) to permit a CPO 
that meets certain requirements to present and compute required Annual 
Reports in accordance with specified accounting principles, standards 
or practices other than United States generally accepted accounting 
principles (U.S. GAAP). At the same time, the CFTC amended Regulation 
4.27(c)(2) to permit a CPO that claims relief under Regulation 4.22(d) 
as amended to use the same alternative accounting principles, standards 
or practices in presenting and computing the financial information that 
the CPO is required to report on a quarterly basis to the CFTC in Form 
CPO-PQR. The instructions to Form CPO-PQR, however, specify that all 
financial information in the form must be presented and computed in 
accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, the CFTC is proposing to amend 
the instructions to Form CPO-PQR to permit use of alternative 
accounting principles, standards or practices by CPOs that claim relief 
under Regulation 4.22(d), as amended.
    With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites 
comments on whether the proposed amendment to Collection 3038-0005 is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the CFTC, 
including whether the information will have a practical use, and 
whether the proposed amendment will increase the burden on CPOs who are 
required to file Form CPO-PQR.
    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 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 CFTC is not revising its estimate of the 
burden for

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this collection as a result of the amendment to the instructions to 
Form CPO-PQR because the requirement to provide the financial 
information remains substantively unchanged. There are no capital costs 
or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: November 21, 2016.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-28389 Filed 11-23-16; 8:45 am]
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