Sunshine Act Meetings, 57852 [2019-23688]

Download as PDF 57852 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices • By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or • Through the Commission’s website at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. 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 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 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: Melissa 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, and refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 3038–0085.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘Rule 50.50 End-User Notification of Non-Cleared Swap,’’ (OMB Control No. 3038–0085). This is a request for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’) amended Section 2(h)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’) to provide that it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in a swap unless that person submits such swap for clearing to a derivatives clearing organization if the swap is required to be cleared. However, Section 1 17 2 1,600 × . 58 hour = 928 (the estimated total annual burden hours). CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 2(h)(7) of the CEA, as added by the Dodd-Frank Act, also provides that a swap otherwise subject to the clearing requirement is eligible for an elective exception from clearing if one party to the swap is not a financial entity, is using swaps to hedge or mitigate commercial risk, and notifies the Commission, in a manner set forth by the Commission, how it generally meets its financial obligations associated with entering into non-cleared swaps (‘‘EndUser Exception’’). The Commission adopted Commission regulation 39.6 to specify requirements for electing the End-User Exception, including the reporting of certain information to a registered swap data repository (‘‘SDR’’) or the Commission. Following the publication of Commission regulation 39.6, the Commission recodified it as Commission regulation 50.50 (17 CFR 50.50). The information reported and collected under Commission regulation 50.50 is necessary as part of the overall package of swap-related information that must generally be submitted by reporting counterparties to SDRs under the Dodd-Frank Act. The Commission uses this information to assess and monitor the market participants electing the End-User Exception to the swap clearing requirement in order to prevent evasion of the clearing requirement. 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 August 22, 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 43795 (‘‘60Day Notice’’). The Commission received no comments in response to the 60-Day Notice. Accordingly, the Commission continues to believe that the burden estimates published in the 60-Day Notice are appropriate. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Respondents/Affected Entities: Eligible entities electing the End-User Exception under Commission regulation 50.50. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.58 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 928 hours.2 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 24, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–23568 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019. PLACE: Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 9th Floor Commission Conference Room. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Examinations and enforcement matters. In the event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place of the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov/. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202–418–5964. TIME AND DATE: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: October 25, 2019. Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–23688 Filed 10–25–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Innovation Board; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The DoD is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Defense Innovation Board (‘‘the Board’’) will take place. DATES: Open to the public Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 09:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Georgetown University, Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 57852]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23688]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Sunshine Act Meetings

TIME AND DATE: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

PLACE: Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC, 9th 
Floor Commission Conference Room.

STATUS: Closed.

MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Examinations and enforcement matters. In the 
event that the time, date, or location of this meeting changes, an 
announcement of the change, along with the new time, date, and/or place 
of the meeting will be posted on the Commission's website at https://www.cftc.gov/.

CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 202-418-
5964.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b.

    Dated: October 25, 2019.
Christopher Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-23688 Filed 10-25-19; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 6351-01-P