Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 30699-30700 [2019-13669]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2019 / Notices ACTION: Notice. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (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. 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. This notice solicits the second request for comments, and to allow 30 days for public comments on futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for commodities or for derivatives positions. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding any aspect of ‘‘Futures Volume & Open Interest Collection’’ directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB within 30 days of this notice’s publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the comments by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0012.’’ • 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 CFTC by one of the following methods. The copies should refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– 0012.’’ • Through the Commission’s website at https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website; • 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 same address as specified for mail. Please submit your comments to the CFTC using only one method. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Jun 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 https:// 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.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 https://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 applicable laws, and may be accessible under the FOIA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 596–0630; email: acharnisky@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions (OMB Control No. 3038–0012). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 16.01 requires the U.S. futures exchanges to publish daily information on the items listed in the title of the collection. The information required by this rule is in the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. This rule is promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7 (2010). 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.2 On April 22, 2019, the Commission published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of this information collection 1 17 CFR 145.9. OMB control numbers for the CFTC’s regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). 2 The PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30699 and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension, 84 FR 16663 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’). The Commission originally estimated that 15 entities would be affected by this rule, who would spend one hour daily on each response, 250 trading days per year, thus accumulating 3,750 hours annually in total burden hours. These numbers remain current, and the Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice. Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the burden for this collection as the respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,750 hours. Frequency of Collection: Daily. There are no known additional capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: June 24, 2019 Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–13697 Filed 6–26–19; 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 July 29, 2019. 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 following methods. Please identify the comments by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– 0009.’’ SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 30700 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2019 / Notices • 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 (the Commission) by one of the following methods. The copies should refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0009.’’ • Through the Commission’s website at https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website; • 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 same address as specified for mail. Please submit your comments to the Commission using only one method. A copy of the supporting statement 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 https:// 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.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 https://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 applicable laws, and may be accessible under the FOIA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Lave, Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5983; email: jlave@cftc.gov. 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:15 Jun 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Large Trader Reports (OMB Control No. 3038–0009). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The reporting rules covered by OMB control number 3038–0009 (‘‘the Collection’’) are structured to ensure that the Commission receives adequate information to carry out its market and financial surveillance programs. The market surveillance programs analyze market information to detect and prevent market disruptions and enforce speculative position limits. The financial surveillance programs combine market information with financial data to assess the financial risks presented by large customer positions to Commission registrants and clearing organizations. The reporting rules are implemented by the Commission partly pursuant to the authority of sections 4a, 4c(b), 4g, and 4i of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘the Act’’). Section 4a of the Act permits the Commission to set, approve exchange-set, and enforce speculative position limits. Section 4c(b) of the Act gives the Commission plenary authority to regulate transactions that involve commodity options. Section 4g of the Act imposes reporting and recordkeeping obligations on registered entities and registrants (including futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, floor brokers, or floor traders), and requires each registrant to file such reports as the Commission may require on proprietary and customer positions executed on any board of trade in the United States or elsewhere. Lastly, section 4i of the Act requires the filing of such reports as the Commission may require when positions made or obtained on designated contract markets or derivatives transaction execution facilities equal or exceed Commissionset levels. 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. On April 9, 2019, the Commission published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension, 84 FR 14097 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’). 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 0.26 hour per response, on average. These estimates include the time to locate the information related to the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exemptions and to file necessary exemption paperwork. There are approximately 74,418 responses annually, thus the estimated total annual burden on respondents is 19,676 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 480. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,676 hours. Frequency of Collection: Periodically. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: June 21, 2019. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–13669 Filed 6–26–19; 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 July 29, 2019. 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 following methods. Please identify the comments by ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038– 0061.’’ • 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019)]
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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 July 29, 2019.

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 following methods. Please identify the 
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0009.''

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     By email addressed to: [email protected]; 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 (the Commission) by one of the 
following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No. 3038-
0009.''
     Through the Commission's website at https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting 
comments through the website;
     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 same address as specified 
for mail.
    Please submit your comments to the Commission using only one 
method. A copy of the supporting statement 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 
https://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.\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 https://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 applicable laws, and may be 
accessible under the FOIA.
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    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Lave, Associate Director, 
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
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(202) 418-5983; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Large Trader Reports (OMB Control No. 3038-0009). This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The reporting rules covered by OMB control number 3038-
0009 (``the Collection'') are structured to ensure that the Commission 
receives adequate information to carry out its market and financial 
surveillance programs. The market surveillance programs analyze market 
information to detect and prevent market disruptions and enforce 
speculative position limits. The financial surveillance programs 
combine market information with financial data to assess the financial 
risks presented by large customer positions to Commission registrants 
and clearing organizations.
    The reporting rules are implemented by the Commission partly 
pursuant to the authority of sections 4a, 4c(b), 4g, and 4i of the 
Commodity Exchange Act (``the Act''). Section 4a of the Act permits the 
Commission to set, approve exchange-set, and enforce speculative 
position limits. Section 4c(b) of the Act gives the Commission plenary 
authority to regulate transactions that involve commodity options. 
Section 4g of the Act imposes reporting and recordkeeping obligations 
on registered entities and registrants (including futures commission 
merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, floor brokers, or floor 
traders), and requires each registrant to file such reports as the 
Commission may require on proprietary and customer positions executed 
on any board of trade in the United States or elsewhere. Lastly, 
section 4i of the Act requires the filing of such reports as the 
Commission may require when positions made or obtained on designated 
contract markets or derivatives transaction execution facilities equal 
or exceed Commission-set levels.
    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. On April 9, 2019, the Commission 
published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of 
this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on 
the proposed extension, 84 FR 14097 (``60-Day Notice''). 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 0.26 hour per response, on average. These estimates 
include the time to locate the information related to the exemptions 
and to file necessary exemption paperwork. There are approximately 
74,418 responses annually, thus the estimated total annual burden on 
respondents is 19,676 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 480.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,676 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Periodically.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: June 21, 2019.
Christopher Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-13669 Filed 6-26-19; 8:45 am]
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