Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection; 3038-0097, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing, 50012-50013 [2020-17892]

Download as PDF 50012 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices Dated: August 12, 2020. Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–17934 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Program; Meeting Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Florida Coastal Management Program. DATES: NOAA will consider all written comments received by October 2, 2020. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the coastal management program NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov. Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly accessible. Any personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) submitted voluntarily by the sender may also be publicly accessible. NOAA will accept anonymous comments. To participate in the public meeting Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EDT, registration is required two hours in advance by 10:00 a.m. EDT. Registration: http:// noaacsc.adobeconnect.com/floridacmp publicmeeting/event/event_info.html. You may participate online or by phone. If you would like to provide comment during the public meeting, please select ‘‘yes’’ during the online registration. The line-up of speakers will be based on the date and time of registration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susie Holst Rice, Evaluator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management by email at Susie.Holst@noaa.gov or by phone at (240) 533–0730. Copies of the previous evaluation findings, coastal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 management program’s 2016–2020 Assessment and Strategy and reserve’s management plan and site profile may be viewed and downloaded on the internet at http://coast.noaa.gov/czm/ evaluations. A copy of the evaluation notification letter and most recent progress reports may be obtained upon request by contacting Susie Holst Rice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 312 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires NOAA to conduct periodic evaluations of federally approved state coastal programs. The process includes one or more public meetings, consideration of written public comments, and consultations with interested Federal, state, and local agencies and members of the public. For the evaluation of the Florida Coastal Management Program, NOAA will consider the extent to which the state has met the national objectives, adhered to the management program approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and adhered to the terms of financial assistance under the CZMA. When the evaluation is completed, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management will place a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Final Evaluation Findings. Keelin Kuipers, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–17937 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection; 3038–0097, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on reporting and recordkeeping requirements relating to information management requirements for derivatives clearing organizations. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038– 0097 by any of the following methods: • The Agency’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 and identify that it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038–0097. 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: Megan Wallace, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5150; email: mwallace@cftc.gov. 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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information listed below. 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. Title: Part 39, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing (OMB Control No. 3038–0097). This is a E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 159 / Monday, August 17, 2020 / Notices request for extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations require a derivatives clearing organization (‘‘DCO’’) that wishes to accept a swap for clearing to be eligible to clear the swap and to submit the swap to the Commission for a determination as to whether the swap is required to be cleared. Commission Regulation 39.5 sets forth the process for these submissions. The Commission will use the information in this collection to determine whether a DCO that wishes to accept a swap for clearing is eligible to clear the swap and whether the swap should be required to be cleared. 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 section 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 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Aug 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Respondents/Affected Entities: Derivatives clearing organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. Annual Submission by Each Respondent: 1. Total Annual Responses: 15. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 40. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600. There is no capital cost associated with this collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: August 11, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–17892 Filed 8–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0092, Customer Clearing Documentation and Timing of Acceptance for Clearing Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the extension of the 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 obligation to maintain records related to clearing documentation between the customer and the customer’s clearing member. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before October 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038– 0092 by any of the following methods: • The Agency’s website, at http:// comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50013 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: Megan Wallace, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5150; email: mwallace@cftc.gov. 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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information listed below. 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. Title: Customer Clearing Documentation and Timing of Acceptance for Clearing (OMB Control No. 3038–0092). This is a request for extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 4d(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’), as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (‘‘Dodd-Frank Act’’), directs the Commission to require futures commission merchants (‘‘FCMs’’) to implement conflict of interest procedures that address such issues the Commission determines to be appropriate. Similarly, section 4s(j)(5) of the CEA, as added by the Dodd-Frank Act, requires swap dealers (‘‘SDs) and major swap participants (‘‘MSPs’’) to E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection; 3038-0097, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory 
Clearing

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or 
``CFTC'') 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 reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements relating to information management 
requirements for derivatives clearing organizations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0097 by any of the following methods:
     The Agency'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 and identify that 
it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038-0097. 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: Megan Wallace, Senior Special Counsel, 
Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(202) 418-5150; 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 Commission is publishing 
notice of the proposed extension of the collection of information 
listed below. 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.
    Title: Part 39, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing 
(OMB Control No. 3038-0097). This is a

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request for extension and revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations 
require a derivatives clearing organization (``DCO'') that wishes to 
accept a swap for clearing to be eligible to clear the swap and to 
submit the swap to the Commission for a determination as to whether the 
swap is required to be cleared. Commission Regulation 39.5 sets forth 
the process for these submissions. The Commission will use the 
information in this collection to determine whether a DCO that wishes 
to accept a swap for clearing is eligible to clear the swap and whether 
the swap should be required to be cleared.
    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 section 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 respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Derivatives clearing organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Annual Submission by Each Respondent: 1.
    Total Annual Responses: 15.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    There is no capital cost associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: August 11, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-17892 Filed 8-14-20; 8:45 am]
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