Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 39536-39537 [2020-14127]

Download as PDF 39536 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / Notices V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–14191 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Advisory Board; Meeting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the meeting of the Science Advisory Board (SAB). The members will discuss issues outlined in the section on Matters to be considered. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for July 22, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and July 23, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. This time and the agenda topics described below are subject to change. For the latest agenda please refer to the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/ SABMeetings.aspx. SUMMARY: This is a virtual meeting. The link for the webinar registration for the July 22–23, 2020 meeting may be found here: July 22, 2020: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 2922353879931912972. July 23, 2020: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 1952615410559086604. ADDRESSES: Dr. Cynthia Decker, Executive Director, SSMC3, Room 11230, 1315 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone Number: 301–734–1156; Email: Cynthia.Decker@noaa.gov; or visit the SAB website at http://sab.noaa.gov/ SABMeetings.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The NOAA Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:53 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Status: The July 22–23, 2020 meeting will be open to public participation with a 15-minute public comment period at 4:45–5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 22. The SAB expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three minutes. Written comments for the July 22–23, 2020 meeting should be received in the SAB Executive Director’s Office by July 7, 2020 to provide sufficient time for SAB review. Written comments received by the SAB Executive Director after this date will be distributed to the SAB, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for special accommodations may be directed to the Executive Director no later than 12 p.m. on July 7, 2020. Matters to be Considered: The meeting on July 22–23, 2020 will include:(1) NOAA Updates; (2) Environmental Information Services Working Group Report to Congress; (3) Update on the SAB Tsunami Science and Technology Advisory Panel; (4) SAB Work Plan and NOAA Priorities; (5) NOAA Response to the Climate Working Group Review of the Climate Program Office Climate and Global Change Post-Doctoral Program; (6) Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty: Update from the Ecosystem Management and Sciences Working Group;.(7) Review of the Northern Gulf Institute Cooperative Institute. Meeting materials, including work products, will be made available on the SAB website: http://sab.noaa.gov/SABMeetings.aspx. Dated: June 25, 2020. David Holst, Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO,Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–14175 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this notice’s publication to OIRA, at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the website’s search function. Comments can be entered electronically by clicking on the ‘‘comment’’ button next to the information collection on the ‘‘OIRA Information Collections Under Review’’ page, or the ‘‘View ICR—Agency Submission’’ page. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) by clicking on the ‘‘Submit Comment’’ box next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038–0090, at https:// comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/ PublicInfo.aspx. Or by either of the following methods: • 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. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should include 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 1 17 E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / Notices 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 the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Scopino, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5175, email: gscopino@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Adaptation of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps-Records of Transactions; Exclusion of Utility Operations Related Swaps with Utility Special Entities from De minimis Threshold for Swaps with Special Entities (OMB Control No. 3038–0090). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act, Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010)) amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to establish a comprehensive new statutory framework for swaps. These amendments required the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) to amend several of its regulations to implement the new framework. The information collection obligations imposed by the ‘‘Adaptation of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps’’ final regulations 2 are necessary to implement section 721 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which amended the definitions of futures commission merchant (‘‘FCM’’) and introducing broker (‘‘IB’’) to permit these intermediaries to trade swaps on behalf of customers. They also are necessary to implement section 733 of the Dodd-Frank Act which introduced swap execution facilities (‘‘SEFs’’) as a new trading platform for swaps. As a result of the enactment of sections 721 and 733, the Commission needed to amend certain recordkeeping regulations (§§ 1.31, 1.33, 1.35, 1.37, and 1.39) so that records of swap transactions are maintained analogously 2 Adaptation of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps, 77 FR 66288 (Nov. 2, 2012). VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:53 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 to how futures transactions are maintained. Further, the ‘‘Exclusion of Utility Operations-Related Swaps With Utility Special Entities from De Minimis Threshold for Swaps With Special Entities’’ 3 regulation amended the Commission’s swap dealer definition to permit a person to exclude ‘‘utility operations-related swaps’’ with ‘‘utility special entities’’ in their de minimis threshold calculations. The regulation requires a person claiming the exclusion to maintain, in accordance with Commission regulation 1.31, any written representations that the person receives from utility special entities related to this exclusion. The information collection burdens associated with these regulations (collectively, the ‘‘Swap Recordkeeping Requirements’’) are restricted to the costs associated with the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that these regulations impose upon affected registrants, registered entities, those registered entities’ members, and other respondents covered by the final rules. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. On April 27, 2020, 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, 85 FR 23331. 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 for futures commission merchants, retail foreign exchange dealers, introducing brokers, and members of designated contract markets and swap execution facilities. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows:4 Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,664. Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Respondent: 163. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,233,722. Frequency of Collection: As needed. 3 Exclusion of Utility Operations-Related Swaps with Utility Special Entities from De Minimis Threshold for Swaps with Special Entities, 79 FR 57767 (Sept. 26, 2014). 4 These estimates represent the aggregate burden for all data associated with the Swap Recordkeeping Requirements in the collection, namely Swap Recordkeeping (Regulation 1.35), Swap Confirmations (Regulation 1.33), and Utility Special Entities (Regulation 1.3). Please refer to the supporting statement for further explanation of burdens associated with each regulatory requirement. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39537 There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: June 25, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–14127 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Volunteering and Civic Life Assessment: Current Population Survey Supplement Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention Mary Hyde, 250 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 1, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39536-39537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this 
notice's publication to OIRA, at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by 
selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' 
or by using the website's search function. Comments can be entered 
electronically by clicking on the ``comment'' button next to the 
information collection on the ``OIRA Information Collections Under 
Review'' page, or the ``View ICR--Agency Submission'' page. A copy of 
the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed 
herein may be obtained by visiting https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
    In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as 
indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be 
submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the 
``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') by clicking on the ``Submit Comment'' box 
next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038-0090, at https://comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/PublicInfo.aspx.
    Or by either of the following methods:
     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.
    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied 
by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should 
include 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

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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 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: Gregory Scopino, Special Counsel, 
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures 
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Trading Commission, (202) 418-5175, email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Title: Adaptation of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps-Records of 
Transactions; Exclusion of Utility Operations Related Swaps with 
Utility Special Entities from De minimis Threshold for Swaps with 
Special Entities (OMB Control No. 3038-0090). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act, Pub. L. 111-203, 124 Stat. 
1376 (2010)) amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to establish a 
comprehensive new statutory framework for swaps. These amendments 
required the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'') 
to amend several of its regulations to implement the new framework.
    The information collection obligations imposed by the ``Adaptation 
of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps'' final regulations \2\ are 
necessary to implement section 721 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which amended 
the definitions of futures commission merchant (``FCM'') and 
introducing broker (``IB'') to permit these intermediaries to trade 
swaps on behalf of customers. They also are necessary to implement 
section 733 of the Dodd-Frank Act which introduced swap execution 
facilities (``SEFs'') as a new trading platform for swaps. As a result 
of the enactment of sections 721 and 733, the Commission needed to 
amend certain recordkeeping regulations (Sec. Sec.  1.31, 1.33, 1.35, 
1.37, and 1.39) so that records of swap transactions are maintained 
analogously to how futures transactions are maintained.
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    \2\ Adaptation of Regulations to Incorporate Swaps, 77 FR 66288 
(Nov. 2, 2012).
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    Further, the ``Exclusion of Utility Operations-Related Swaps With 
Utility Special Entities from De Minimis Threshold for Swaps With 
Special Entities'' \3\ regulation amended the Commission's swap dealer 
definition to permit a person to exclude ``utility operations-related 
swaps'' with ``utility special entities'' in their de minimis threshold 
calculations. The regulation requires a person claiming the exclusion 
to maintain, in accordance with Commission regulation 1.31, any written 
representations that the person receives from utility special entities 
related to this exclusion.
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    \3\ Exclusion of Utility Operations-Related Swaps with Utility 
Special Entities from De Minimis Threshold for Swaps with Special 
Entities, 79 FR 57767 (Sept. 26, 2014).
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    The information collection burdens associated with these 
regulations (collectively, the ``Swap Recordkeeping Requirements'') are 
restricted to the costs associated with the recordkeeping and reporting 
requirements that these regulations impose upon affected registrants, 
registered entities, those registered entities' members, and other 
respondents covered by the final rules.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. On April 27, 2020, 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, 85 FR 23331. 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 for futures commission merchants, retail 
foreign exchange dealers, introducing brokers, and members of 
designated contract markets and swap execution facilities. The 
respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows:\4\
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    \4\ These estimates represent the aggregate burden for all data 
associated with the Swap Recordkeeping Requirements in the 
collection, namely Swap Recordkeeping (Regulation 1.35), Swap 
Confirmations (Regulation 1.33), and Utility Special Entities 
(Regulation 1.3). Please refer to the supporting statement for 
further explanation of burdens associated with each regulatory 
requirement.
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    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,664.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours per Respondent: 163.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,233,722.
    Frequency of Collection: As needed.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: June 25, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-14127 Filed 6-30-20; 8:45 am]
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