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Download as PDF 52890 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 15, 2017 / Notices paraprofessionals/paralegals. The mean hourly rate for financial administrator is $40.84 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program (OES 15–1141). The mean hourly rate for paralegals is $145 according to the 2016 compensation survey by the National Association of Legal Assistants. Using those proportions and the estimated rates of $40.84 per hour for financial administrators and $145 per hour for paraprofessionals, the USPTO estimates that the average rate for all respondents will be approximately $66.88 per hour. Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the respondent cost burden for submitting the information in this collection will be approximately $293,993.33 per year. 1 ................. 2 ................. 3 ................. 4 ................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Total .... Estimated time for response (minutes) Item Estimated annual responses Estimated annual burden hours Rate ($/hr) Total hourly cost burden (a) IC No. (b) (a) × (b)/60 = (c) (d) (c) × (d) = (e) Credit Card Payment Form. (PTO–2038) ................... Deposit Account Replenishment. Refund Request ............ Financial Manager Stored Payment Methods. 2 87,874 2,929.13 66.88 $195,900.44 2 20,843 694.77 66.88 46,465.99 4 7 8,079 2,000 538.60 233.33 66.88 66.88 36,021.57 15,605.33 ........................................ .............................. 118,796 4,395.83 .............................. 293,993.33 Estimated Total Annual (Non-hour) Respondent Cost Burden: $112,725.00. There are no capital start-up, maintenance, or recordkeeping costs associated with this information collection. However, this collection does have annual (non-hour) cost burden in the form of service fees associated with deposit accounts and returned payments as well as postage costs. In addition to the fee information discussed here, information about the deposit account rules is available through the USPTO Web site at: https:// www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/ fees-and-payment/deposit-accountrules-and-information There are service fees for not maintaining the minimum balance required for the deposit account and for returned payments. There is a $25 service charge for deposit accounts that are below the minimum balance at the end of the month. The USPTO estimates that it assesses 3,600 of these low balance charges annually, for a total of $90,000 per year. There is also a $50 service charge for processing a payment refused (including a check returned ‘‘unpaid’’) or charged back by a financial institution. The USPTO estimates that it assesses 128 of these returned payment charges annually, for a total of $6,400 per year. The total estimated service fees for this collection are $96,400 per year. Customers may incur postage costs when submitting the Credit Card Payment Form and other paper forms or requests to the USPTO by mail. Customers generally send the Credit Card Payment Form to the USPTO along with other documents related to the fee VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 or service being paid for by credit card, but some customers may submit just the Credit Card Payment Form without additional supporting documents. The USPTO estimates that roughly 5 percent of the 87,874 paper Credit Card Payment Forms submitted annually may be mailed in; approximately 4,394 per year. The USPTO estimates that it will receive an additional 28,922 mailed submissions per year, including Deposit Account Replenishments and Refund Requests, for a total of 33,316 mailed submissions per year. The USPTO estimates that the first-class postage cost for a mailed submission will be $0.49, for a total postage cost of approximately $16,324.84 per year. The total annual (non-hour) respondent cost burden for this collection in the form of service fees and postage costs is estimated to be approximately $112,724.84 per year. IV. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, e.g., the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Ivan King, Acting Director, Records and Information Governance Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–24693 Filed 11–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–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 December 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate 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 this notice’s publication by either of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 219 / Wednesday, November 15, 2017 / Notices following methods. Please identify the comments by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– XXXX.’’ • By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov or • By mail addressed 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. A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) by either of the following methods. The copies should refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– XXXX.’’ • By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; • By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or • Through the Commission’s Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of information discussed herein 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. 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: Eugene Smith, Director, Office of Proceedings, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5371; email: esmith@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–XXXX. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reparations Complaint, CFTC Form 30 (OMB Control No. 3038– XXXX). This is a request for approval of a new information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to Section 14 of the Commodity Exchange Act, members of the public may apply to the Commission to seek damages against Commission registrants for alleged violations of the Act and/or Commission regulations. The legislative intent of the Reparations program was to provide a low-cost, speedy, and effective forum for the resolution of customer complaints and to sanction individuals and firms found to have violated the Act and/or any regulations. In 1984, the Commission promulgated Part 12 of the Commission regulations to administer Section 14. Rule 12.13 provides the standards and procedures for filing a Reparations complaint. Specifically, subparagraph (b) describes the form and content requirements of a complaint. CFTC Form 30 mirrors the requirements set forth in subparagraph (b). The Commission began utilizing Form 30 in or about 1984. The form was created to assist customers, who are PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52891 typically pro se and non-lawyers. It was also designed as a way to provide proper notice to respondents of the charges against them. This form is critical to fulfilling this policy goal. Accordingly, the Commission is requesting an OMB control number to continue the use of Form 30. 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 Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on September 1, 2017 (82 FR 41614). The Commission did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-day notice. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Respondents/Affected Entities: Commodity futures customers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1.5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22.5. Frequency of Collection: Once. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: November 8, 2017. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. Note: The following appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. 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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 December 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate 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 this notice's 
publication by either of the

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following methods. Please identify the comments by ``OMB Control No. 
3038-XXXX.''
     By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov or
     By mail addressed 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.
    A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') by either of 
the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No. 
3038-XXXX.''
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581;
     By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or
     Through the Commission's Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting 
comments through the Web site.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed herein 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. 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: Eugene Smith, Director, Office of 
Proceedings, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5371; 
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email: esmith@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-XXXX.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Reparations Complaint, CFTC Form 30 (OMB Control No. 3038-
XXXX). This is a request for approval of a new information collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to Section 14 of the Commodity Exchange Act, 
members of the public may apply to the Commission to seek damages 
against Commission registrants for alleged violations of the Act and/or 
Commission regulations. The legislative intent of the Reparations 
program was to provide a low-cost, speedy, and effective forum for the 
resolution of customer complaints and to sanction individuals and firms 
found to have violated the Act and/or any regulations.
    In 1984, the Commission promulgated Part 12 of the Commission 
regulations to administer Section 14. Rule 12.13 provides the standards 
and procedures for filing a Reparations complaint. Specifically, 
subparagraph (b) describes the form and content requirements of a 
complaint. CFTC Form 30 mirrors the requirements set forth in 
subparagraph (b).
    The Commission began utilizing Form 30 in or about 1984. The form 
was created to assist customers, who are typically pro se and non-
lawyers. It was also designed as a way to provide proper notice to 
respondents of the charges against them. This form is critical to 
fulfilling this policy goal. Accordingly, the Commission is requesting 
an OMB control number to continue the use of Form 30.
    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 Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on this collection of information was 
published on September 1, 2017 (82 FR 41614). The Commission did not 
receive any relevant comments on the 60-day notice.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Commodity futures customers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 22.5.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: November 8, 2017.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.

    Note: The following appendix will not appear in the Code of 
Federal Regulations.

Appendix to Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review--
CFTC Form 30

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