Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports), 51022-51023 [2020-18118]

Download as PDF 51022 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / Notices beacons. The ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) form is used for aircraft beacons. The PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is used to register portable beacons carried by individuals. Ship Security Alerting System (SSAS) beacons are carried aboard ships, are similar to EPIRBs and are used in the event of an emergency situation such as piracy or terrorism. to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–18184 Filed 8–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P II. Method of Collection Information will be collected: Paper format, electronically (internet). COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0295. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission, Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 258,362. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 64,590. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $31,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 47 of the CFR, Parts 80, 87, and 95. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/ 40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports) Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed renewal 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 and to allow 60 days for public comment. This notice solicits comments in connection with information collection requirements under certain rules and related forms (the ‘‘final rules’’) that the Commission adopted to enhance its identification of futures and swap market participants. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038– 0103, 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 of these methods and identify that it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038–0103. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to https://www.cftc.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Aron, Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, at 202–418–6621 or daron@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No 3038–0103. 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 before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed 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: Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports) (OMB Control No. 3038–0103). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The final rules 1 created new information collection requirements via §§ 17.01, 18.04, 18.05, and 20.5. Specifically, § 17.01 provides for the filing of Form 102A, Form 102B and Form 71, as follows: • Pursuant to § 17.01(a), futures commission merchants (‘‘FCMs’’), clearing members, and foreign brokers shall identify new special accounts to the Commission on Form 102A; • pursuant to § 17.01(b), clearing members shall identify volume threshold accounts to the Commission on Form 102B; and • pursuant to § 17.01(c), omnibus volume threshold account originators and omnibus reportable sub-account originators shall identify reportable subaccounts to the Commission on Form 71 when requested via a special call by the Commission or its designee. Additional reporting requirements arise from § 18.04, which results in the collection of information via Form 40 1 See Commission, Final Rule: Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71, 78 FR 69178 (November 18, 2013). Terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning assigned to such terms in the final rules or in the Commission’s regulations. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 161 / Wednesday, August 19, 2020 / Notices from and regarding traders who own, hold, or control reportable positions; volume threshold account controllers; persons who own volume threshold accounts; reportable sub-account controllers; and persons who own reportable sub-accounts. Reporting requirements also arise from § 20.5(a), which requires all reporting entities to submit Form 102S for swap counterparty or customer consolidated accounts with reportable positions. In addition, § 20.5(b) requires every person subject to books or records under current § 20.6 to complete a 40S filing after a special call upon such person by the Commission. In addition to the reporting requirements summarized above, § 18.05 imposes recordkeeping requirements upon: (1) Traders who own, hold, or control a reportable futures or options on futures position; (2) volume threshold account controllers; (3) persons who own volume threshold accounts; (4) reportable sub-account controllers; and (5) persons who own reportable subaccounts. 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 § 145.9 of the Commission’s regulations.2 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 2 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Aug 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: • Form 102A Estimated Number of Respondents: 260. Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27,560. • Form 102B Estimated Number of Respondents: 175. Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,550. • Form 71 Estimated Number of Respondents: 762. Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours Per Respondent: 8. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,096. • Form 40 (arising from Form 102A) Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5250. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,250. • Form 40 (arising from Form 102B and Form 71) Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 18,920. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,600. • Form 102S Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 39. Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4134. • Form 40S Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,508. Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,540. • § 18.05 Recordkeeping burden Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51023 Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 265. Total Burden Hours for the Collection: 189,995. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: August 13, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. 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This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of issues to address in the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0103, Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/
102S, 40/40S, and 71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports)

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 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 and to allow 60 days for public 
comment. This notice solicits comments in connection with information 
collection requirements under certain rules and related forms (the 
``final rules'') that the Commission adopted to enhance its 
identification of futures and swap market participants.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 19, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0103, 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 of these methods and 
identify that it is for the renewal of Collection Number 3038-0103. All 
comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an 
English translation. Comments will be posted as received to https://www.cftc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Aron, Special Counsel, Division 
of Market Oversight, at 202-418-6621 or [email protected], and refer to 
OMB Control No 3038-0103.

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 before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To 
comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the 
proposed 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: Ownership and Control Reports, Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 
71 (Trader and Account Identification Reports) (OMB Control No. 3038-
0103). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The final rules \1\ created new information collection 
requirements via Sec. Sec.  17.01, 18.04, 18.05, and 20.5. 
Specifically, Sec.  17.01 provides for the filing of Form 102A, Form 
102B and Form 71, as follows:
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    \1\ See Commission, Final Rule: Ownership and Control Reports, 
Forms 102/102S, 40/40S, and 71, 78 FR 69178 (November 18, 2013). 
Terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the 
meaning assigned to such terms in the final rules or in the 
Commission's regulations.
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     Pursuant to Sec.  17.01(a), futures commission merchants 
(``FCMs''), clearing members, and foreign brokers shall identify new 
special accounts to the Commission on Form 102A;
     pursuant to Sec.  17.01(b), clearing members shall 
identify volume threshold accounts to the Commission on Form 102B; and
     pursuant to Sec.  17.01(c), omnibus volume threshold 
account originators and omnibus reportable sub-account originators 
shall identify reportable sub-accounts to the Commission on Form 71 
when requested via a special call by the Commission or its designee.
    Additional reporting requirements arise from Sec.  18.04, which 
results in the collection of information via Form 40

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from and regarding traders who own, hold, or control reportable 
positions; volume threshold account controllers; persons who own volume 
threshold accounts; reportable sub-account controllers; and persons who 
own reportable sub-accounts.
    Reporting requirements also arise from Sec.  20.5(a), which 
requires all reporting entities to submit Form 102S for swap 
counterparty or customer consolidated accounts with reportable 
positions. In addition, Sec.  20.5(b) requires every person subject to 
books or records under current Sec.  20.6 to complete a 40S filing 
after a special call upon such person by the Commission.
    In addition to the reporting requirements summarized above, Sec.  
18.05 imposes recordkeeping requirements upon: (1) Traders who own, 
hold, or control a reportable futures or options on futures position; 
(2) volume threshold account controllers; (3) persons who own volume 
threshold accounts; (4) reportable sub-account controllers; and (5) 
persons who own reportable sub-accounts.
    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.\2\
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    \2\ 17 CFR 145.9.
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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 estimates the burden of this 
collection of information as follows:

 Form 102A
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 260.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27,560.

 Form 102B
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 175.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,550.

 Form 71
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 762.
    Estimated Average Annual Burden Hours Per Respondent: 8.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,096.

 Form 40 (arising from Form 102A)
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 5250.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,250.

 Form 40 (arising from Form 102B and Form 71)
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 18,920.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 94,600.

 Form 102S
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 39.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 106.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4134.

 Form 40S
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 2,508.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,540.

 Sec.  18.05 Recordkeeping burden
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 53.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Response: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 265.

    Total Burden Hours for the Collection: 189,995.

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

    Dated: August 13, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
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