Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 17413-17414 [2017-07183]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2017. Sarah Brabson, NOAA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–07268 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–C–2017–0006] Notice of Public Meeting on Developments in Trade Secret Protection United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of symposium. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be holding a public symposium on issues relevant to the protection of trade secrets. Since our last symposium on these issues in January 2015, the area of trade secret protection has continued to develop, most notably with the May 11, 2016, enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Given this legislation and the continuing domestic and international attention to trade secrets, the USPTO will be holding another public symposium to address recent developments. DATES: The symposium will be held on May 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The symposium will be held at the auditorium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. All major entrances to the building are accessible to people with disabilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the symposium, please contact Michael Smith, Jenny Blank, or Hollis Robinson at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300, by email at tradesecrets@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Michael Smith, Jenny Blank, or Hollis Robinson. Please direct all media inquiries to the Office of the Chief Communications Officer, USPTO, at (571) 272–8400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Trade Secret Symposium Under U.S. law, trade secrets comprise commercially valuable information not generally known or readily ascertainable to the public, that are subject to reasonable measures to VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 maintain confidentiality. In May 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) established a federal private civil cause of action for the misappropriation of a trade secret, with the aim to provide businesses with a uniform, reliable and predictable way to protect their valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country. Given this legislation and the continuing domestic and international attention to trade secrets, the USPTO will hold a public symposium on recent developments in the protection of trade secrets. Topics to be discussed include: (1) Measuring the Value of Secrecy; (2) Use of the DTSA in Practice; (3) Differences in Trade Secret Protection in Foreign Jurisdictions; and (4) Considerations of Business Owners in International Cases. Experts from academia, private legal practice, international organizations, and industry will serve as panelists. Instructions and Information on the Public Symposium The symposium will be held on May 8, 2017, at the auditorium of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Building, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. EDT. The agenda will be available a week in advance on the USPTO Web site, https:// www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ ip-policy/enforcement/trade-secretsymposium. Pre-registration is available at http://www.cvent.com/d/45q976. Attendees may also register at the door one half-hour prior to the beginning of the symposium. The symposium will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Hollis Robinson at the Office of Policy and International Affairs, by telephone at (571) 272–9300, by email at hollis.robinson@uspto.gov, or by postal mail addressed to: Mail Stop OPIA, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450, ATTN: Hollis Robinson, at least seven (7) business days prior to the symposium. Dated: April 5, 2017. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2017–07254 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17413 COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 May 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, 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. 3038–0090. Please provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038–0090, 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 to: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address; or through the Agency’s Web site at http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: August A. Imholtz III, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 17414 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 11, 2017 / Notices Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5140; email: aimholtz@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038– 0090. srobinson on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Adaption of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps—Records of Transactions (OMB Control No. 3038– 0090). This is a request for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Commission recently amended Regulation 1.35(a) to change and clarify several of the existing recordkeeping requirements that apply to certain registrants and market participants. Records of Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, 80 FR 80247 (Dec. 24, 2015). Specifically, the amendment to Regulation 1.35: (1) Excludes members of designated contract markets (‘‘DCMs’’) and members of swap execution facilities (‘‘SEFs’’) that are not registered or required to register with the Commission (‘‘Unregistered Members’’) from the requirement to keep written communications that lead to the execution of a commodity interest transaction and related cash or forward transactions; (2) excludes Unregistered Members from the requirement to maintain records in a particular form and manner; (3) excludes Unregistered Members from the requirement to retain text messages; (4) excludes commodity trading advisors (‘‘CTAs’’) that are members of a DCM or of a SEF from the requirement to record oral communications that lead to the execution of a transaction; and (5) clarifies the form and manner requirements that apply to required records. In Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, 80 FR 80327 (Dec. 24, 2015), the Commission addressed the PRA implications of this amendment of Regulation 1.35. First, the Commission estimated that changing Regulation 1.35(a) to exclude Unregisted Members from the requirement to keep written communications that lead to transaction execution will decrease the information collection burden under the rule by approximately one-half hour per week per entity. Second, the Commission estimated that excluding Unregistered Members from the requirement to maintain records in a particular form and manner will decrease the information collection burden by approximately one-half hour per month per entity. Third, the Commission VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:18 Apr 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 estimated that excluding Unregistered Members from the requirement to retain text messages will decrease the information collection burden by approximately approximately one-half hour per month per entity. In connection with these estimates, the Commission estimated that there are approximately 3,200 Unregistered Members that will have their recordkeeping obligations reduced as a result of these three changes to Regulation 1.35(a). Next, the Commission estimated that excluding CTAs that are members of a DCM or of a SEF from the requirement to record oral communications that lead to transaction execution will decrease the information collection burden by approximately one-half hour per week per entity. In connection with this estimate, the Commission estimated that there are approximately 1,175 CTAs that will have their recordkeeping obligations reduced as a result of this change to Regulation 1.35(a). Finally, the Commission noted that because the revised form and manner requirements are a clarification of the prior requirements, the revised requirements do not increase or decrease the information collection burden. In the Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, the Commission requested comments on, among other things, its estimates regarding the modified information collection burdens associated with the changes to Regulation 1.35(a). The Commission did not receive any comments that addressed any of its estimates or any other aspect of the information collection. Burden Statement: The amendment of Regulation 1.35 reduces the recordkeeping burdens of Unregistered Members and of CTAs that are members of a DCM or of a SEF. For each respondent that is an Unregistered Member, the Commission estimates that the amendment reduces the annual recordkeeping burden by a total of 38 hours. For each respondent that is a CTA, the Commission estimates that the amendment reduces the annual recordkeeping burden by a total of 26 hours. The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers, Introducing Brokers, and Members of a DCM or of a SEF. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated number of respondents: 6,000. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 321,449 hours.1 Frequency of collection: Ongoing. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: April 5, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–07183 Filed 4–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0055] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request—Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads and Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) announces that the Commission has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of a collection of information associated with the collection of information set forth in the Standard for the Flammability of Mattresses and Mattress Pads, and the Standard for the Flammability (Open Flame) of Mattress Sets, approved previously under OMB Control No. 3041–0014. In the Federal Register of January 25, 2017 (82 FR 8409), the CPSC published a notice to announce the agency’s intention to seek extension of approval of the collection of information. The Commission received no comments. Therefore, by publication of this notice, the Commission announces that CPSC has submitted to the OMB a request for extension of approval of that collection of information, without change. SUMMARY: 1 In the Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, the Commission mistakenly estimated the total annual burden on respondents to be 319,707. This estimate appears to have incorporated a mathematical error. The correct estimate of the total annual burden on respondents is, and should have been, 321,449. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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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 May 11, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect 
of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden, 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. 3038-0090. Please provide the Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') with a copy of 
all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB 
Reference No. 3038-0090, 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 to: Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20581 or by Hand Deliver/Courier at the same address; or through the 
Agency's Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments through the Web site.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://
RegInfo.gov. 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: August A. Imholtz III, Special 
Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity

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Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5140; email: aimholtz@cftc.gov, 
and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Adaption of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps--Records of 
Transactions (OMB Control No. 3038-0090). This is a request for an 
extension and revision of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The Commission recently amended Regulation 1.35(a) to 
change and clarify several of the existing recordkeeping requirements 
that apply to certain registrants and market participants. Records of 
Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, 80 FR 
80247 (Dec. 24, 2015). Specifically, the amendment to Regulation 1.35: 
(1) Excludes members of designated contract markets (``DCMs'') and 
members of swap execution facilities (``SEFs'') that are not registered 
or required to register with the Commission (``Unregistered Members'') 
from the requirement to keep written communications that lead to the 
execution of a commodity interest transaction and related cash or 
forward transactions; (2) excludes Unregistered Members from the 
requirement to maintain records in a particular form and manner; (3) 
excludes Unregistered Members from the requirement to retain text 
messages; (4) excludes commodity trading advisors (``CTAs'') that are 
members of a DCM or of a SEF from the requirement to record oral 
communications that lead to the execution of a transaction; and (5) 
clarifies the form and manner requirements that apply to required 
records.
    In Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection 
Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of Commodity Interest 
and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, 80 FR 80327 (Dec. 24, 2015), 
the Commission addressed the PRA implications of this amendment of 
Regulation 1.35. First, the Commission estimated that changing 
Regulation 1.35(a) to exclude Unregisted Members from the requirement 
to keep written communications that lead to transaction execution will 
decrease the information collection burden under the rule by 
approximately one-half hour per week per entity. Second, the Commission 
estimated that excluding Unregistered Members from the requirement to 
maintain records in a particular form and manner will decrease the 
information collection burden by approximately one-half hour per month 
per entity. Third, the Commission estimated that excluding Unregistered 
Members from the requirement to retain text messages will decrease the 
information collection burden by approximately approximately one-half 
hour per month per entity. In connection with these estimates, the 
Commission estimated that there are approximately 3,200 Unregistered 
Members that will have their recordkeeping obligations reduced as a 
result of these three changes to Regulation 1.35(a). Next, the 
Commission estimated that excluding CTAs that are members of a DCM or 
of a SEF from the requirement to record oral communications that lead 
to transaction execution will decrease the information collection 
burden by approximately one-half hour per week per entity. In 
connection with this estimate, the Commission estimated that there are 
approximately 1,175 CTAs that will have their recordkeeping obligations 
reduced as a result of this change to Regulation 1.35(a). Finally, the 
Commission noted that because the revised form and manner requirements 
are a clarification of the prior requirements, the revised requirements 
do not increase or decrease the information collection burden.
    In the Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 
Collection Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of 
Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, the 
Commission requested comments on, among other things, its estimates 
regarding the modified information collection burdens associated with 
the changes to Regulation 1.35(a). The Commission did not receive any 
comments that addressed any of its estimates or any other aspect of the 
information collection.
    Burden Statement: The amendment of Regulation 1.35 reduces the 
recordkeeping burdens of Unregistered Members and of CTAs that are 
members of a DCM or of a SEF. For each respondent that is an 
Unregistered Member, the Commission estimates that the amendment 
reduces the annual recordkeeping burden by a total of 38 hours. For 
each respondent that is a CTA, the Commission estimates that the 
amendment reduces the annual recordkeeping burden by a total of 26 
hours.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, Retail 
Foreign Exchange Dealers, Introducing Brokers, and Members of a DCM or 
of a SEF.
    Estimated number of respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 321,449 hours.\1\
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    \1\ In the Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed 
Collection Revision, Comment Request: Final Rule for Records of 
Commodity Interest and Related Cash or Forward Transactions, the 
Commission mistakenly estimated the total annual burden on 
respondents to be 319,707. This estimate appears to have 
incorporated a mathematical error. The correct estimate of the total 
annual burden on respondents is, and should have been, 321,449.
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    Frequency of collection: Ongoing.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: April 5, 2017.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
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