Agency Information Collection Activities Relating to Security Futures Products, 36384-36385 [2017-16459]

Download as PDF 36384 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Notices Request for Public Comments We request comment on our analysis, the draft authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA for Navy’s pier replacement activities. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform our final decision on Navy’s request for an MMPA authorization. Dated: August 1, 2017. Catherine Marzin, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–16453 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Relating to Security Futures Products Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the agency. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) relating to security futures products. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038– 0059 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, 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. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 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, prescreen, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Steinberg, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5102; email: dsteinberg@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0059. 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: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products (OMB Control No. 3038–0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 17 PO 00000 CFR 145.9. Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are businesses and other for-profit institutions. Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’), 7 U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’) and issue such rules, regulations, or orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or conflicting regulations applicable to firms that are fully registered with the SEC as brokers or dealers and the CFTC as futures commission merchants involving provisions of the CEA that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. The CFTC, jointly with the SEC, issued regulations requiring such dually-registered firms to make choices as to how its customers’ transactions in security futures products will be treated, either as securities transactions held in a securities account or as futures transactions held in a futures account. How an account is treated is important in the unlikely event of the insolvency of the firm. Securities accounts receive insurance protection under provisions of the Securities Investor Protection Act. By contrast, futures accounts are subject to the protections provided by the segregation requirements of the CEA. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Commission would like to solicit comments to: • Evaluate 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; • Evaluate 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; • Enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 1.57 hours per response. This estimate includes the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 149 / Friday, August 4, 2017 / Notices 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. Respondents/Affected Entities: 44. Estimated Number of Responses: 943. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,482 hours. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. The regulations require no new startup or operations and maintenance costs. Dated: August 1, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–16459 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2017–OS–0011] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be emailed to Ms. Jasmeet Seehra, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Licari, 571–372–0493, or whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form and OMB Number: Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB); Standard Form 186; OMB Control Number 0704–0502. Type of Request: Reinstatement. Number of Respondents: 1,200,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 1,200,000. Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Aug 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Annual Burden Hours: 300,000. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to fulfil the obligations of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), 52 U.S.C. 203, which requires the Secretary of Defense to prescribe official forms containing an absentee voter registration application, an absentee ballot request application, and a backup ballot. The forms are for use by the States to permit absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters to participate in general, special, primary and runoff elections for Federal office. The collected information will be retained by election officials to provide election materials, including absentee ballots, to the uniformed services, their eligible family members and overseas voters during the form’s eligibility period provided by State law. No information from the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is collected or retained by the Federal government. The applicant is required to update and resubmit the information annually, whenever they change their mailing address or as otherwise required by State law. If the information is not submitted annually or whenever they change their mailing address, the applicant may not receive ballots for elections for Federal office in that calendar year. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Ms. Jasmeet Seehra. You may also submit comments and recommendations, identified by Docket ID number and title, by the following method: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, Docket ID number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. DOD Clearance Officer: Mr. Frederick Licari. Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Mr. Licari at WHS/ESD Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 03F09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36385 Dated: July 31, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–16420 Filed 8–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council will take place. DATES: This meeting is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: 1155 Defense Pentagon PLC2 Pentagon Library and Conference Center, Room B6, Washington, DC 20301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melody McDonald or Dr. Randy Eltringham, (571) 372–0880 (Voice); (571) 372–5315 (Voice); (571) 372–0884 (Facsimile); OSD Pentagon OUSD P–R Mailbox Family Readiness Council, osd.pentagon.ousd-p-r.mbx.familyreadiness-council@mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community & Family Policy), Office of Family Readiness Policy, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350– 2300, Room 3G15. The Official DoD MFRC Web site can be found at http:// www.militaryonesource.mil/serviceproviders/mfrc. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: This is the third and final meeting of the Council for FY2017. During this meeting, Council members will: (1) Review written public submissions and DoD and Military Services military family readiness related policy issuances that were published between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017; (2) Discuss and vote SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 149 (Friday, August 4, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36384-36385]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16459]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Relating to Security 
Futures Products

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 
extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the 
agency. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 in response to the notice. This notice 
solicits comments, as described below, on the proposed Information 
Collection Request (``ICR'') relating to security futures products.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0059 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, 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. 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\ 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.
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    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Steinberg, Associate Director, 
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(202) 418-5102; email: dsteinberg@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control 
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No. 3038-0059.

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: Part 41, Relating to Security Futures Products (OMB Control 
No. 3038-0059). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action are 
businesses and other for-profit institutions.
    Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), 7 
U.S.C. 6d(c), requires the CFTC to consult with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission (``SEC'') and issue such rules, regulations, or 
orders as are necessary to avoid duplicative or conflicting regulations 
applicable to firms that are fully registered with the SEC as brokers 
or dealers and the CFTC as futures commission merchants involving 
provisions of the CEA that pertain to the treatment of customer funds. 
The CFTC, jointly with the SEC, issued regulations requiring such 
dually-registered firms to make choices as to how its customers' 
transactions in security futures products will be treated, either as 
securities transactions held in a securities account or as futures 
transactions held in a futures account. How an account is treated is 
important in the unlikely event of the insolvency of the firm. 
Securities accounts receive insurance protection under provisions of 
the Securities Investor Protection Act. By contrast, futures accounts 
are subject to the protections provided by the segregation requirements 
of the CEA.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for the 
CFTC's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 
(Dec. 30, 1981).
    The Commission would like to solicit comments to:
     Evaluate 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;
     Evaluate 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;
     Enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 1.57 hours per response. This estimate includes 
the time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire,

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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.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 44.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 943.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,482 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    The regulations require no new start-up or operations and 
maintenance costs.

    Dated: August 1, 2017.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-16459 Filed 8-3-17; 8:45 am]
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