Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038-0085: Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-Cleared Swap, 43795 [2019-18111]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 163 / Thursday, August 22, 2019 / Notices COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Extend Collection 3038–0085: Rule 50.50 EndUser Notification of Non-Cleared Swap Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’), 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. This notice solicits comments on the renewal of the reporting requirement that is embedded in the final rule adopting the end-user exception to the Commission’s swap clearing requirement. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ‘‘Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-Cleared Swap, OMB Control No. 3038–0085,’’ by any of the following methods: • The CFTC’s website, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa A. D’Arcy, Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5086; email: mdarcy@ cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies must obtain approval from the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Aug 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 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, 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 extension of the currently approved collection of information listed below. Title: Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-Cleared Swap (OMB Control No. 3038–0085). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: CFTC Rule 50.50 specifies the requirements for eligible end-users who may elect the end-user exception from the Commission’s swap clearing requirement, as provided under section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’). Rule 50.50 requires the counterparties to report certain information to a swap data repository registered with the Commission, or to the Commission directly, if one or more counterparties elects the end-user exception. The rule establishes a reporting requirement for end-users that is critical to ensuring compliance with the Commission’s clearing requirement under section 2(h)(1) of the CEA and is necessary in order for Commission staff to prevent abuse of the end-user exception. In addition, this collection relates to information that the Commission needs to monitor elections of the end-user exception and to assess market risks. With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites comments on: • 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; • 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; • Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43795 • Ways to 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. 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, 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 burden for this collection for eligible end-users electing the end-user exception under CFTC Rule 50.50. The Commission is decreasing the estimated number of respondents from 1,815 to 1,600 based on an observed decrease in the number of entities electing the exception. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.58 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 928 hours. Frequency of Collection: On occasion; annually. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: August 19, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–18111 Filed 8–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P 1 17 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 22AUN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Extend Collection 3038-0085: Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-
Cleared Swap

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or 
``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency. 
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 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. This notice solicits comments on the renewal of the 
reporting requirement that is embedded in the final rule adopting the 
end-user exception to the Commission's swap clearing requirement.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Rule 50.50 End-User 
Notification of Non-Cleared Swap, OMB Control No. 3038-0085,'' by any 
of the following methods:
     The CFTC's website, at http://comments.cftc.gov/. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments through the website.
     Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the 
Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette 
Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa A. D'Arcy, Special Counsel, 
Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; 
(202) 418-5086; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 
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, 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 extension of the currently approved collection 
of information listed below.
    Title: Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-Cleared Swap (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0085). This is a request for an extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: CFTC Rule 50.50 specifies the requirements for eligible 
end-users who may elect the end-user exception from the Commission's 
swap clearing requirement, as provided under section 2(h)(7) of the 
Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''). Rule 50.50 requires the 
counterparties to report certain information to a swap data repository 
registered with the Commission, or to the Commission directly, if one 
or more counterparties elects the end-user exception. The rule 
establishes a reporting requirement for end-users that is critical to 
ensuring compliance with the Commission's clearing requirement under 
section 2(h)(1) of the CEA and is necessary in order for Commission 
staff to prevent abuse of the end-user exception. In addition, this 
collection relates to information that the Commission needs to monitor 
elections of the end-user exception and to assess market risks.
    With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites 
comments on:
     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;
     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;
     Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and
     Ways to 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.
    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\
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    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 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 
burden for this collection for eligible end-users electing the end-user 
exception under CFTC Rule 50.50. The Commission is decreasing the 
estimated number of respondents from 1,815 to 1,600 based on an 
observed decrease in the number of entities electing the exception. The 
respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.58 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 928 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion; annually.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: August 19, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-18111 Filed 8-21-19; 8:45 am]
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