Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 70963-70964 [2019-27704]

Download as PDF 70963 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Filing Fees There are no filing fees associated with this collection. this collection of information, but submissions are accepted electronically through email. Submissions are also accepted via postal mail and hand delivery. The USPTO expects that 75 percent of the items in this collection will be submitted electronically. Of the remaining 25 percent, the USPTO Postage Costs Currently, the USPTO does not use automated or other technological collection techniques for the items in estimates that 99 percent will be submitted by mail—with the remainder submitted by hand delivery—for a total of 225 mailed submissions. The average USPS Priority Mail postage cost for a legal flat rate envelope is estimated to be $7.65. Table 4 calculates the postage costs associated with this collection. TABLE 4—ANNUAL (Non-Hour) RESPONDENT COST BURDEN IC No. 1 ............. 2 ............. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 3 4 5 6 ............. ............. ............. ............. Item Estimated mailed responses Estimated postage rate Total annual (non-hour) cost burden (a) (b) (a) × (b) = (c) Application by Law School to Enter the Program ................................................... Application by Law School Faculty Member to Become a Faculty Clinic Supervisor. Application by Student to Become a Participant in the Program (PTO–158LS) .... Biannual Report Required of Law School Clinics ................................................... Biennial Renewal Application by Law School ......................................................... Request to Make Special Under the Law School Clinic Program .......................... 1 1 $7.65 7.65 $7.65 7.65 185 30 7 1 7.65 7.65 7.65 7.65 1,415.25 229.50 53.55 $7.65 Total ................................................................................................................. 225 ........................ 1,721 Therefore, the USPTO estimates that the total annual (non-hour) cost burden for this collection, in the form of postage costs is $1,721 per year. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION IV. Request for Comments Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The USPTO is soliciting public comments to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the burden of the 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. 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020. 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. Kimberly Hardy, Information Collection Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–27832 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 1410–30–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Sunshine Act Meetings TIME AND DATE: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: December 20, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–27931 Filed 12–20–19; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 January 27, 2020. 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– 0096.’’ • 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. 3038–0096.’’ • By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 70964 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, Acting Associate Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5785, email: mtente@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0096. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (OMB Control No. 3038–0096). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The collection of information is needed to ensure that the CFTC and other regulators have access to swap data as required by the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘DoddFrank Act’’). The Dodd-Frank Act directed the CFTC to adopt rules providing for the reporting of data relating to swaps. In 2012, the CFTC adopted Regulation 45, which imposes recordkeeping and reporting 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 requirements relating to pre-enactment and historical swaps. On September 25, 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 50413 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’) The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice. Burden Statement: Provisions of CFTC Regulations 45.2, 45.3, 45.4, 45.5, 45.6, 45.7, and 45.14 result in information collection requirements within the meaning of the PRA. With respect to the ongoing reporting and recordkeeping burdens associated with swaps, the CFTC believes that swap dealers (‘‘SDs’’), major swap participants (‘‘MSPs’’), and non-SD/ MSP counterparties incur an annual time-burden of 2,279,312 hours. This time-burden represents a proportion of the burden respondents incur to operate and maintain their swap data recordkeeping and reporting systems. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,732. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1,316. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,279,312 hours. Frequency of Collection: Ongoing. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: December 18, 2019. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–27704 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2019–ICCD–0160] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0160. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Stephanie Stullich, 202–245–6468. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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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 January 27, 2020.

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. 3038-0096.''
     By email addressed to: [email protected] 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. 
3038-0096.''
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581;

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     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 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 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.
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    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, Acting Associate 
Director, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, (202) 418-5785, email: [email protected], and refer to OMB 
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Control No. 3038-0096.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0096). This is a request for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: The collection of information is needed to ensure that 
the CFTC and other regulators have access to swap data as required by 
the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street 
Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). The Dodd-Frank 
Act directed the CFTC to adopt rules providing for the reporting of 
data relating to swaps. In 2012, the CFTC adopted Regulation 45, which 
imposes recordkeeping and reporting requirements relating to pre-
enactment and historical swaps.
    On September 25, 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 50413 (``60-Day Notice'') The Commission did not 
receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: Provisions of CFTC Regulations 45.2, 45.3, 45.4, 
45.5, 45.6, 45.7, and 45.14 result in information collection 
requirements within the meaning of the PRA. With respect to the ongoing 
reporting and recordkeeping burdens associated with swaps, the CFTC 
believes that swap dealers (``SDs''), major swap participants 
(``MSPs''), and non-SD/MSP counterparties incur an annual time-burden 
of 2,279,312 hours. This time-burden represents a proportion of the 
burden respondents incur to operate and maintain their swap data 
recordkeeping and reporting systems. The respondent burden for this 
collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,732.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1,316.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,279,312 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Ongoing.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-27704 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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