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Download as PDF 34932 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Permit Application Received Permit 20571 The Service has applied for an enhancement permit under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA for a period of five years that would allow take of multiple life stages of CV spring-run Chinook salmon and CCV steelhead. Hatchery activities included in the permit application would result in take of CV spring-run Chinook salmon only. Hatchery activities would be permitted pursuant to the draft final HGMP, which is attached to the permit application. Monitoring and in-river research activities, also included in the application, could result in take of both CV spring-run Chinook salmon and CCV steelhead. The activities would occur under the auspices of the SJRRP and are related to the reintroduction of salmonids to the San Joaquin River (SJR). This Service has previously conducted reintroduction activities under 10(a)(1)(A) permits 14868 and 17781. Permit 14868, issued October 11, 2012, authorized collection of broodstock from Feather River Hatchery (FRFH) for the Interim Salmon Conservation and Research Facility (Interim Facility) and Salmon Conservation and Research Facility (SCARF), which is currently under construction. Permit 17781, issued March 21, 2014, authorized collections from FRFH for direct translocation to the SJR, the release of broodstock offspring and ancillary broodstock to the SJR, trap and haul of returning adults, and population monitoring activities. The Service is proposing to continue with previously authorized work in addition to some new activities to further reintroduction efforts. Under the application for Permit 20571, proposed take activities for CV spring-Run Chinook salmon include: (1) Broodstock collection, (2) broodstock rearing and spawning, (3) broodstock offspring (hatchery origin) and ancillary broodstock releases, (4) release of translocated hatchery origin juveniles, and (5) trap and haul of juveniles and returning adults. Activities also include restoration area monitoring and in-river research, which could involve take of both CV spring-run Chinook salmon and CCV steelhead. Broodstock collections, as with all hatchery activities, would occur pursuant to the attached HGMP, and include potential collections from Butte Creek (juvenile life stage), FRFH (juvenile and/or egg life stage), or/and the SJR (adult, juvenile, and/or egg life stage). The purpose of collecting individuals from Butte Creek is to help VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 to create an SJRRP broodstock, and selfsustaining population, that is a robust representation of the genetic and phenotypic diversity of the species. As described in the HGMP, collection would be in accordance with the SJRRP genetic management goal to promote and protect genetic diversity within the reestablishing population while safeguarding against negative genetic effects to out-of-basin source and nontarget populations. Details for collection by source and life stage, including quarantine and pathology testing protocols, are included in the permit application. Hatchery-produced fish and ancillary broodstock may be released at various life stages based on production targets, hatchery capacity, river conditions, and program needs. Population monitoring and evaluation may include adult monitoring by video, acoustic tracking, visual surveys, and redd and spawning surveys; juvenile monitoring may consist of various outmigrant traps, and fry emergence monitoring. For a more detailed discussion of the monitoring activities, please see the permit application package. Public Comments Solicited NMFS invites the public to comment on the permit application and associated HGMP during a 30 day public comment period beginning on the date of this notice. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1529(c)). All comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. We provide this notice in order to allow the public, agencies, or other organizations to review and comment on these documents. Next Steps NMFS will evaluate the applications, associated documents, and comments submitted to determine whether the applications meet the requirements of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA and Federal regulations. The final permit decisions will not be made until after the end of the 30-day public comment period and after NMFS has fully considered all relevant comments received. NMFS will publish notice of its final action in the Federal Register. Dated: July 24, 2017. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–15803 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 August 28, 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 either of the following methods. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038– 0075. • By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or • By mail addressed to: 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. A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) by either of the following methods. The copies should refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0075. • By submission through the Commission’s Web site: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site; • By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or • By hand delivery/courier to: The address listed above for submission mail. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Scopino, Special Counsel, 202– 418–5175, email: gscopino@cftc.gov, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 143 / Thursday, July 27, 2017 / Notices Supporting statements. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov. Comment instructions. 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 (‘‘FOIA’’), 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, 17 CFR 145.9. 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 FOIA. Title: Protection of Collateral of Counterparties to Uncleared Swaps; Treatment of Securities in a Portfolio Margining Account in a Commodity Broker Bankruptcy (OMB Control No. 3038–0075). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: On November 6, 2013, the Commission issued final rules implementing statutory provisions pursuant to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’) and imposing requirements on swap dealers (‘‘SD’’) and major swap participants (‘‘MSP’’) with respect to the treatment of collateral posted by their counterparties to margin, guarantee, or secure uncleared swaps.1 Additionally, the final rule includes revisions to ensure that, for purposes of subchapter IV of chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, securities held in a portfolio margining account that is a futures account or a Cleared Swaps Customer Account constitute ‘‘customer property’’; and owners of such accounts constitute ‘‘customers.’’ 2 Section 4s(l) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’) sets forth certain requirements concerning the rights of counterparties of SDs and 1 78 FR 66621 (Nov. 6, 2013). 2 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Jul 26, 2017 Jkt 241001 MSPs with respect to the segregation of money, securities, or other property used to margin, guarantee, or otherwise secure uncleared swaps. Section 23.701 of the Commission’s regulations implements part of the new statutory requirements by specifying that certain information must be provided to counterparties about the terms and conditions of segregation, including price information, to the extent that the SD or MSP has such information, and the identity of one or more independent depositories for segregated collateral. Section 23.704 implements the requirements of CEA section 4s(l)(4), which dictates that, in certain circumstances, an SD or MSP must report to the counterparty, on a quarterly basis, ‘‘that the back office procedures of the swap dealer or major swap participant relating to margin and collateral requirements are in compliance with the agreement of the counterparties.’’ As discussed above, the rules establish reporting and recordkeeping requirements that are mandated by section 4s(l) of the CEA, which states that SDs and MSPs must notify their counterparties of the right to have their initial margin segregated and to maintain the confirmations and elections related to such notices as business records. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are necessary to implement the objectives of section 4s(1). For example, the information received by uncleared swap counterparties pursuant to § 23.701 of the Commission’s regulations would alert counterparties to their statutory right, if they so choose, to have funds or property used as margin in uncleared swaps transactions with SDs and MSPs kept segregated from the property of the SD or MSP. Likewise, the information provided would further alert counterparties of the need to request such segregation if they wish to exercise this right. Similarly, the information received by uncleared swap counterparties pursuant to § 23.704 would be used to confirm that the back office procedures followed by a SD or MSP with whom they are dealing comply with the agreement of the parties. On May 12, 2017, the Commission published in the Federal Register a notice of the proposed extension of this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension. See 82 FR 22118 (May 12, 2017). The Commission received no relevant comments. Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the burden for this collection to reflect the current PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34933 number of registered SDs and MSPs. Accordingly, the respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Number of Registrants: 102. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Registrant: 3406. Estimated Aggregate Burden Hours: 347,412. Frequency of Recordkeeping: As applicable. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: July 24, 2017. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–15857 Filed 7–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P 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 August 28, 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 either of the following methods. Please identify the comments by OMB Control No. 3038– 0091. • By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or • By mail addressed to: 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. A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) by either of the following methods. The copies should refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0091. • By submission through the Commission’s Web site: http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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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 August 28, 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 either of the following methods. Please identify the 
comments by OMB Control No. 3038-0075.
     By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or
     By mail addressed to: 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.
    A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') by 
either of the following methods. The copies should refer to OMB Control 
No. 3038-0075.
     By submission through the Commission's Web site: http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting 
comments through the Web site;
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; or
     By hand delivery/courier to: The address listed above for 
submission mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Scopino, Special Counsel, 202-
418-5175, email: gscopino@cftc.gov, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and 
Intermediary Oversight.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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    Supporting statements. A copy of the supporting statements for the 
collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting 
http://RegInfo.gov.
    Comment instructions. 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 (``FOIA''), 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, 
17 CFR 145.9. 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 FOIA.
    Title: Protection of Collateral of Counterparties to Uncleared 
Swaps; Treatment of Securities in a Portfolio Margining Account in a 
Commodity Broker Bankruptcy (OMB Control No. 3038-0075). This is a 
request for an extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: On November 6, 2013, the Commission issued final rules 
implementing statutory provisions pursuant to Title VII of the Dodd-
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank 
Act'') and imposing requirements on swap dealers (``SD'') and major 
swap participants (``MSP'') with respect to the treatment of collateral 
posted by their counterparties to margin, guarantee, or secure 
uncleared swaps.\1\ Additionally, the final rule includes revisions to 
ensure that, for purposes of subchapter IV of chapter 7 of the 
Bankruptcy Code, securities held in a portfolio margining account that 
is a futures account or a Cleared Swaps Customer Account constitute 
``customer property''; and owners of such accounts constitute 
``customers.'' \2\ Section 4s(l) of the Commodity Exchange Act 
(``CEA'') sets forth certain requirements concerning the rights of 
counterparties of SDs and MSPs with respect to the segregation of 
money, securities, or other property used to margin, guarantee, or 
otherwise secure uncleared swaps. Section 23.701 of the Commission's 
regulations implements part of the new statutory requirements by 
specifying that certain information must be provided to counterparties 
about the terms and conditions of segregation, including price 
information, to the extent that the SD or MSP has such information, and 
the identity of one or more independent depositories for segregated 
collateral. Section 23.704 implements the requirements of CEA section 
4s(l)(4), which dictates that, in certain circumstances, an SD or MSP 
must report to the counterparty, on a quarterly basis, ``that the back 
office procedures of the swap dealer or major swap participant relating 
to margin and collateral requirements are in compliance with the 
agreement of the counterparties.''
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    \1\ 78 FR 66621 (Nov. 6, 2013).
    \2\ Id.
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    As discussed above, the rules establish reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements that are mandated by section 4s(l) of the CEA, which 
states that SDs and MSPs must notify their counterparties of the right 
to have their initial margin segregated and to maintain the 
confirmations and elections related to such notices as business 
records. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements are necessary to 
implement the objectives of section 4s(1). For example, the information 
received by uncleared swap counterparties pursuant to Sec.  23.701 of 
the Commission's regulations would alert counterparties to their 
statutory right, if they so choose, to have funds or property used as 
margin in uncleared swaps transactions with SDs and MSPs kept 
segregated from the property of the SD or MSP. Likewise, the 
information provided would further alert counterparties of the need to 
request such segregation if they wish to exercise this right. 
Similarly, the information received by uncleared swap counterparties 
pursuant to Sec.  23.704 would be used to confirm that the back office 
procedures followed by a SD or MSP with whom they are dealing comply 
with the agreement of the parties. On May 12, 2017, the Commission 
published in the Federal Register a notice of the proposed extension of 
this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on 
the proposed extension. See 82 FR 22118 (May 12, 2017). The Commission 
received no relevant comments.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the 
burden for this collection to reflect the current number of registered 
SDs and MSPs. Accordingly, the respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be as follows:
    Number of Registrants: 102.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Registrant: 3406.
    Estimated Aggregate Burden Hours: 347,412.
    Frequency of Recordkeeping: As applicable.

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

    Dated: July 24, 2017.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-15857 Filed 7-26-17; 8:45 am]
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