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Download as PDF 43946 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices 34°27′ N. lat., blue and deacon rockfishes off Washington, and cabezon off Washington. Some of these datalimited OFLs may be reviewed and resolved by the SSC at the September 11–18, 2017 meeting in Boise, Idaho. If not, then the full suite of OFLs listed above will be reviewed by the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee at this September 28 webinar meeting. The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will also review additional model runs from the 2017 assessment of Pacific ocean perch (POP) and may recommend a new assessment of POP as best scientific information available. Additionally, the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee will review a paper addressing conditions placed on the west coast bottom trawl groundfish fishery for shortraker rockfish, silvergray rockfish, and California skate by the Marine Stewardship Council. No management actions will be decided by the SSC’s Groundfish Subcommittee. The SSC Groundfish Subcommittee members’ role will be development of recommendations and reports for consideration by the SSC and Pacific Council at the November meeting in Costa Mesa, California. Although nonemergency issues not contained in the meeting agendas may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent of the SSC Groundfish Subcommittee to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 503–820–2411 at least ten days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 15, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–20038 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF694 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: Notice; public meeting. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Ecosystem and Ocean Planning (EOP) Committee with Advisory Panel (AP) will hold a public meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Friday October 6, 2017. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude no later than 3 p.m. The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only connection option. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: Information about connecting to this webinar based meeting will be posted on the Council Web site at www.mafmc.org two weeks prior to meeting. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their Web site at www.mafmc.org. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. The purpose of the meeting is to review the final list of risk elements to be evaluated by the Council as part of its Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management. At this meeting, the EOP Committee and Advisors will provide final rankings of the risk elements that will be communicated to the full Council at its October meeting in Riverhead, NY. Once adopted, the prioritized risk matrix will be used by the Council to inform its future work and scientific research plans. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 14, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19976 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting ACTION: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sfmt 4703 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 October 20, 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– 0079. • 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. 3038–0079. • 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 by mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Driscoll, Associate Chief Counsel, (202) 418–5544, kdriscoll@ cftc.gov; or Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel, 202–418–5496, jchachkin@ cftc.gov, both in the CFTC Division of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight. Supporting statements. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (OMB Control No. 3038–0079). This is a request for an amendment to a currently approved information collection. Abstract: In 2012, the Commission promulgated Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants with Counterparties (‘‘External Business Conduct Standards Final Rulemaking’’) 1 which include all of Subpart H of Part 23 of the Commission’s regulations (‘‘EBCS Rules’’).2 In the External Business Conduct Standards Final Rulemaking, the Commission stated that the information collections associated with the EBCS Rules were part of the overall supervision, compliance and recordkeeping requirements imposed by the Commission in certain other rulemakings including, among others, the collection of information for rules on Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants under § 23.605 under OMB Collection No. 3038–0079. While the collections associated with the EBCS Rules do overlap with the requirements in certain other Commission regulations, the OMB collections associated with those other Commission regulations do not accurately reflect the burdens imposed by the EBCS Rules. The Commission is proposing to amend the information collection under OMB Control No. 3038–0079 to clearly reflect the paperwork burden imposed by the EBCS Rules under §§ 23.401–450 and ensure that the paperwork burden of the EBCS Rules is centrally located under OMB Control No. 3038–0079. In 1 Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants with Counterparties, 77 FR 9734, Feb. 17, 2012. 2 Subpart H of Part 23 is titled ‘‘Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Dealing with Counterparties, Including Special Entities.’’ Subpart H includes the following provisions: § 23.400 (Scope); § 23.401 (Definitions); § 23.402 (General Provisions); § 23.410 (Prohibition on fraud, manipulation and other abusive practices); § 23.430 (Verification of counterparty eligibility); § 23.431 (Disclosures of material information); § 23.432 (Clearing disclosures); § 23.433 Communications—fair dealing); § 23.434 (Recommendations to counterparties—institutional suitability; § 23.440 (Requirements for swap dealers acting as advisors to Special Entities); § 23.450 (Requirements for swap dealers and major swap participants acting counterparties to Special Entities); and § 23.451 (Political contributions by certain swap dealers). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Sep 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 addition, the Commission will be retitling the collection under OMB Control No. 3038–0079 ‘‘Swap Dealer and Major Swap Participant Conflicts of Interest and Business Conduct Standards with Counterparties’’ to more accurately reflect its coverage. The collections of information contained in the EBCS Rules are necessary to implement requirements set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 3 and for the protection of investors and market participants. On June 20, 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 28050 (June 20, 2017). The Commission received no relevant comments. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is detailed below and includes the burden currently associated with OMB Collection No. 3038–0079 in connection with § 23.605 (Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants) and the EBCS Rules. The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 102. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 2,352.9 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 240,000 hours. Frequency of Collection: Ongoing. 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 3 See Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). The text of the Dodd-Frank Act may be accessed at: http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/ groups/public/@swaps/documents/file/hr4173_ enrolledbill.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43947 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. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: September 15, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–20025 Filed 9–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army Army Education Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Notice Department of the Army, DoD. Notice of open subcommittee meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Board of Visitors, a subcommittee of the Army Education Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: The CGSC Board of Visitors Subcommittee will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, Lewis and Clark Center, 100 Stimson Ave., Bell Conference Room, Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Robert Baumann, the Alternate Designated Federal Officer for the subcommittee, in writing at Command and General Staff College, 100 Stimson Ave., Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027, by email at robert.f.baumann.civ@mail.mil or by telephone at (913) 684–2742. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subcommittee meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 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 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Subcommittee with an overview of CGSC academic programs, with focus on the College’s two degree-granting schools: The Command and General Staff School (CGSS) and the School of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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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 October 20, 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. 3038-0079.
     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. 3038-0079.
     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 by mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Driscoll, Associate Chief 
Counsel, (202) 418-5544, kdriscoll@cftc.gov; or Jacob Chachkin, Special 
Counsel, 202-418-5496, jchachkin@cftc.gov, both in the CFTC Division of

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Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight.
    Supporting statements. A copy of the supporting statements for the 
collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting 
http://RegInfo.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Conflicts of Interest Policies and Procedures by Swap 
Dealers and Major Swap Participants (OMB Control No. 3038-0079). This 
is a request for an amendment to a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: In 2012, the Commission promulgated Business Conduct 
Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants with 
Counterparties (``External Business Conduct Standards Final 
Rulemaking'') \1\ which include all of Subpart H of Part 23 of the 
Commission's regulations (``EBCS Rules'').\2\ In the External Business 
Conduct Standards Final Rulemaking, the Commission stated that the 
information collections associated with the EBCS Rules were part of the 
overall supervision, compliance and recordkeeping requirements imposed 
by the Commission in certain other rulemakings including, among others, 
the collection of information for rules on Conflicts of Interest 
Policies and Procedures by Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants 
under Sec.  23.605 under OMB Collection No. 3038-0079. While the 
collections associated with the EBCS Rules do overlap with the 
requirements in certain other Commission regulations, the OMB 
collections associated with those other Commission regulations do not 
accurately reflect the burdens imposed by the EBCS Rules. The 
Commission is proposing to amend the information collection under OMB 
Control No. 3038-0079 to clearly reflect the paperwork burden imposed 
by the EBCS Rules under Sec. Sec.  23.401-450 and ensure that the 
paperwork burden of the EBCS Rules is centrally located under OMB 
Control No. 3038-0079. In addition, the Commission will be retitling 
the collection under OMB Control No. 3038-0079 ``Swap Dealer and Major 
Swap Participant Conflicts of Interest and Business Conduct Standards 
with Counterparties'' to more accurately reflect its coverage. The 
collections of information contained in the EBCS Rules are necessary to 
implement requirements set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
and Consumer Protection Act \3\ and for the protection of investors and 
market participants.
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    \1\ Business Conduct Standards for Swap Dealers and Major Swap 
Participants with Counterparties, 77 FR 9734, Feb. 17, 2012.
    \2\ Subpart H of Part 23 is titled ``Business Conduct Standards 
for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants Dealing with 
Counterparties, Including Special Entities.'' Subpart H includes the 
following provisions: Sec.  23.400 (Scope); Sec.  23.401 
(Definitions); Sec.  23.402 (General Provisions); Sec.  23.410 
(Prohibition on fraud, manipulation and other abusive practices); 
Sec.  23.430 (Verification of counterparty eligibility); Sec.  
23.431 (Disclosures of material information); Sec.  23.432 (Clearing 
disclosures); Sec.  23.433 Communications--fair dealing); Sec.  
23.434 (Recommendations to counterparties--institutional 
suitability; Sec.  23.440 (Requirements for swap dealers acting as 
advisors to Special Entities); Sec.  23.450 (Requirements for swap 
dealers and major swap participants acting counterparties to Special 
Entities); and Sec.  23.451 (Political contributions by certain swap 
dealers).
    \3\ See Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
Act, Public Law 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010). The text of the 
Dodd-Frank Act may be accessed at: http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/@swaps/documents/file/hr4173_enrolledbill.pdf.
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    On June 20, 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 28050 (June 20, 2017). The Commission received no relevant comments.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
detailed below and includes the burden currently associated with OMB 
Collection No. 3038-0079 in connection with Sec.  23.605 (Conflicts of 
Interest Policies and Procedures for Swap Dealers and Major Swap 
Participants) and the EBCS Rules. The Commission estimates the burden 
of this collection of information as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap Dealers and Major Swap 
Participants.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 102.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 2,352.9 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 240,000 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Ongoing.
    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.

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

    Dated: September 15, 2017.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-20025 Filed 9-19-17; 8:45 am]
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