Sunshine Act Meetings, 18522-18523 [2019-08941]

Download as PDF 18522 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 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, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collections of information—treated as a consolidated collection—listed below. Title: Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (OMB Control Nos. 3038–0068 and 3038–0083).1 This is a request for an extension of currently approved information collections. Abstract: On September 11, 2012 the Commission adopted Commission regulations 23.500—23.505 (Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, Portfolio Compression, and Swap Trading Relationship Documentation Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants) 2 under sections 4s(f), (g) and (i) 3 of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’). Commission regulations 23.500—23.505 require, among other things, that swap dealers (‘‘SDs’’) 4 and major swap participants (‘‘MSPs’’) 5 develop and retain written swap trading relationship documentation. The regulations also establish requirements for SDs and MSPs regarding swap confirmation, portfolio reconciliation, and portfolio compression. Under the regulations, swap dealers and major swap participants are obligated to maintain records of the policies and procedures required by the rules.6 Confirmation, 1 Historically, PRA Collections 3038–0068, 3038– 0083, and 3038–0088, which impose interrelated requirements, were renewed as a consolidated collection. See 81 FR 6241 (Feb. 5, 2016). However, on April 1, 2019, the CFTC published an interim final rule (IFR), which allows uncleared swaps to retain its legacy status when transferred in connection with a no-deal Brexit. See 84 FR 12233. This IFR directly affects the calculation of burdens in PRA Collection 3038–0088. Accordingly, the proposed renewal now treats collections 3038–0068 and 3038–0083 as a consolidated collection, with collection 3038–0088 being considered separately. 2 17 CFR 23.500–23.505. 3 7 U.S.C. 6s(f), (g) & (i). 4 For the definition of SD, see Section 1a(49) of the CEA and Commission regulation 1.3, 7 U.S.C. 1a(49) and 17 CFR 1.3. 5 For the definitions of MSP, see Section 1a(33) of the CEA and Commission regulation 1.3, 7 U.S.C. 1a(33) and 17 CFR 1.3. 6 SDs and MSPs are required to maintain all records of policies and procedures in accordance with Commission regulation 1.31, including policies, procedures and models used for eligible VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 portfolio reconciliation, and portfolio compression are important post-trade processing mechanisms for reducing risk and improving operational efficiency. The information collection obligations imposed by the regulations are necessary to ensure that each swap dealer and major swap participant maintains the required records of their business activities and an audit trail sufficient to conduct comprehensive and accurate trade reconstruction. The information collections contained in the regulations are essential to ensuring that swap dealers and major swap participants document their swaps, reconcile their swap portfolios to resolve discrepancies and disputes, and wholly or partially terminate some or all of their outstanding swaps through regular portfolio compression exercises. The collections of information are mandatory. 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. With respect to the collections of information, the CFTC invites comments on: • Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have a practical use; • The accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burdens of the proposed collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burdens 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. 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.7 The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, master netting agreements and custody agreements that prohibit custodian of margin from rehypothecating, repledging, reusing, or otherwise transferring the funds held by the custodian. 7 17 CFR 145.9. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 information collection request 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. Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the burdens for the collections to reflect the current number of respondents and estimated burden hours. The respondent burdens for the collections are estimated to be as follows: • OMB Control No. 3038–0068 (Confirmation, Portfolio Reconciliation, and Portfolio Compression Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants) Number of Registrants: 101. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Registrant: 1,274.5. Estimated Aggregate Burden Hours: 128,724.5. Frequency of Recordkeeping: As applicable. • OMB Control No. 3038–0083 (Orderly Liquidation Termination Provision in Swap Trading Relationship Documentation for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants) Number of Registrants: 101. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Registrant: 270. Estimated Aggregate Burden Hours: 27,270. Frequency of Recordkeeping: As applicable. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: April 26, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–08809 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. STATUS: Commission Meeting—Open to the Public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Decisional Matter: Fees for Production of Records; Technical Amendments. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / Notices A live webcast of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.cpsc.gov/live. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7479. Dated: April 29, 2019. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08941 Filed 4–29–19; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice Reopening the Application Period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On March 12, 2019, we published in the Federal Register a notice of application deadline (84 FR 8846) for the FY 2019 SRSA Program application cycle, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.358A. The Secretary is reopening the FY 2019 SRSA application cycle, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.358A, for all eligible LEAs. The Secretary takes this action to allow small, rural LEAs, especially those impacted by recent flooding, additional time to submit their applications. SUMMARY: Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 10, 2019. DATES: jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Apr 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Frank T. Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 2019–08856 Filed 4–30–19; 8:45 am] Mr. Robert Hitchcock, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E–218, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 260–1472. Email: reap@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf or a text telephone, call the Federal Relay Service, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2019, we published in the Federal Register a notice of application deadline (84 FR 8846) for the FY 2019 SRSA application cycle. This notice reopens the period for transmittal of applications for all SRSA applicants. All LEAs eligible for FY 2019 SRSA funds must submit an application electronically via Grants.gov by 11:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on May 10, 2019. All other information in the original notice of application, including FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: application submission instructions and requirements, remains the same. Information about the SRSA Program is available on the Department’s website at www2.ed.gov/programs/reapsrsa/ contacts.html. Program Authority: Sections 5211– 5212 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 7345–7345a. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–473] Application To Export Electric Energy; Northland Power Energy Marketing (US) Inc. Office of Electricity, Department of Energy (DOE). ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: Northland Power Energy Marketing (US) Inc. (Applicant or NPEMUS) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before May 31, 2019. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18523 Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed to: Office of Electricity, Mail Code: OE– 20, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585–0350. Because of delays in handling conventional mail, it is recommended that documents be transmitted by overnight mail, by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@ hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to 202–586– 8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On April 22, 2019, DOE received an application from NPEMUS for authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada as a power marketer for a five-year term using existing international transmission facilities. In its application, the Applicant states that it ‘‘does not own or control electric generation, transmission, or distribution facilities in the United States and does not hold a franchise or service territory or native load obligation within the United States or Canada.’’ The electric energy that the Applicant proposes to export to Canada would be surplus energy purchased from third parties such as electric utilities and Federal power marketing agencies pursuant to voluntary agreements. The existing international transmission facilities to be utilized by the Applicant have previously been authorized by Presidential permits issued pursuant to Executive Order 10485, as amended, and are appropriate for open access transmission by third parties. Procedural Matters: Any person desiring to be heard in this proceeding should file a comment or protest to the application at the address provided above. Protests should be filed in accordance with Rule 211 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Any person desiring to become a party to this proceeding should file a motion to intervene at the above address in accordance with FERC Rule 214 (18 CFR 385.214). Five (5) copies of such comments, protests, or motions to intervene should be sent to the address provided above on or before the date listed above. Comments and other filings concerning NPEMUS’s application to ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18522-18523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08941]


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

PLACE: Hearing Room 420, Bethesda Towers, 4330 East-West Highway, 
Bethesda, MD 20814.

STATUS: Commission Meeting--Open to the Public.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Decisional Matter: Fees for Production of 
Records; Technical Amendments.

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    A live webcast of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.cpsc.gov/live.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, 
Division of the Secretariat, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, 
MD 20814, (301) 504-7479.

    Dated: April 29, 2019.
Alberta E. Mills,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-08941 Filed 4-29-19; 11:15 am]
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