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Download as PDF 60444 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices stocks would not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of such species or stocks for taking for subsistence purposes. Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species, in this case with the Greater Atlantic Regional Field Office (GARFO). We requested initiation of consultation under section 7 of the ESA with NMFS GARFO for the issuance of this IHA. On July 30, 2020, NMFS GARFO determined our issuance of the IHA to Equinor was not likely to adversely affect the North Atlantic right, fin, sei, and sperm whale or the critical habitat of any ESA-listed species or result in take under the ESA. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES National Environmental Policy Act To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and NOAA Administrative Order (NAO) 216–6A, NMFS must review our planned action (i.e., the issuance of an IHA) with respect to potential impacts on the human environment. This action is consistent with categories of activities identified in Categorical Exclusion B4 (incidental harassment authorizations with no anticipated serious injury or mortality) of the Companion Manual for NOAA Administrative Order 216–6A, which do not individually or cumulatively have the potential for significant impacts on the quality of the human environment and for which we have not identified any extraordinary circumstances that would preclude this categorical exclusion. Accordingly, NMFS has determined that the issuance of the IHA qualifies to be categorically excluded from further NEPA review. Authorization NMFS has issued an IHA to Equinor for the potential harassment of small numbers of 17 marine mammal stocks incidental to the conducting marine site characterization surveys off the coast of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York or New Jersey in the area of the Commercial Leases of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 Submerged Lands for Renewable Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS–A 0520 and OCS–A 0512) and along potential submarine cable routes to a landfall locations. Dated: September 21, 2020. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21137 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–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 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 October 26, 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. 3038–0091, at https:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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: Mark Bretscher, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealers and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 596–0529; email: mbretscher@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038– 0091. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Disclosure and Retention of Certain Information Relating to Cleared Swaps Customer Collateral (OMB Control No. 3038–0091). This is a request for extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Section 724(a) of the DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–023, 124 stat. 1376, amended the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’), 7 U.S.C. 1 et seq., to add, as section 4d(f) thereof, provisions concerning the protection of collateral provided by a Cleared Swaps Customer to margin, guaranty, or secure a swap cleared by or through a 1 17 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 25SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 187 / Friday, September 25, 2020 / Notices derivatives clearing organization (‘‘DCO’’). Broadly speaking, in cleared swaps transactions customers provide collateral to futures commission merchants (‘‘FCMs’’) through whom they clear their transactions. FCMs, in turn, may provide customer collateral to DCOs, through which FCMs clear transactions for their customers. 17 CFR part 22 is intended to implement CEA section 4d(f). Several of the sections of Part 22 require collections of information. Section 22.2(g) requires each FCM with Cleared Swaps Customer Accounts to compute daily the amount of Cleared Swaps Customer Collateral on deposit in Cleared Swaps Customer Accounts, the amount of such collateral required to be on deposit in such accounts and the amount of the FCM’s residual financial interest in such accounts. The purpose of this collection of information is to help ensure that FCMs’ Cleared Swaps Customer Accounts are in compliance at all times with statutory and regulatory requirements for such accounts. Section 22.5(a) requires an FCM or DCO to obtain, from each depository with which it deposits cleared swaps customer funds, a letter acknowledging that such funds belong to the Cleared Swaps Customers of the FCM, and not the FCM itself or any other person. The purpose of this collection of information is to confirm that the depository understands its responsibilities with respect to protection of cleared swaps customer funds. Section 22.11 requires each FCM that intermediates cleared swaps for customers on or subject to the rules of a DCO, whether directly as a clearing member or indirectly through a Collecting FCM, to provide the DCO with information sufficient to identify each customer of the FCM whose swaps are cleared by the FCM. Section 22.11 also requires the FCM, at least once daily, to provide the DCO with information sufficient to identify each customer’s portfolio of rights and obligations arising out of cleared swaps intermediated by the FCM. The purpose of this collection of information is to facilitate risk management by DCOs in the event of default by the FCM, to enable DCOs to perform their duty, pursuant to section 22.15, to treat the collateral attributed to each customer of the FCM on an individual basis. Section 22.12 requires that each DCO and FCM, on a daily basis, calculate, based on information received pursuant to section 22.11 and on information generated and used in the ordinary course of business by the DCO or FCM, and record certain information about the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 amount of collateral required for each Cleared Swaps Customer and the sum of these amounts. As with section 22.11, the purpose of this collection of information is to facilitate risk management by DCOs and in the event of default by the FCM, to enable DCOs to perform their duty, pursuant to section 22.15, to treat the collateral attributed to each customer of the FCM on an individual basis. Section 22.16 requires that each FCM who has Cleared Swaps Customers disclose to each of such customers the governing provisions, as established by DCO rules or customer agreements between collecting and depositing FCMs, relating to use of customer collateral, transfer, neutralization of the risks, or liquidation of cleared swaps in the event of a default by a Depositing FCM relating to a Cleared Swaps Customer Account. The purpose of this collection of information is to ensure that Cleared Swaps Customers are informed of the procedures to which accounts containing their swaps collateral may be subject in the event of a default by their FCM. Section 22.17 requires that each FCM produce a written notice of the reasons and the details concerning withdrawals from a Cleared Swaps Customers Account not for the benefit of Cleared Swap Customers if such withdrawal will exceed 25% of the FCMs residual interest in such account. 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 July 17, 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 43547 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’) 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 78 respondents (63 FCMs and 15 DCOs). The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 78. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 331. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,890. Frequency of Collection: Section 22.2(g)—Daily. Section 22.5(a)—Once. Section 22.11—Daily. Section 22.12—Daily. Section 22.16—Once. Section 22.17—On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60445 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Dated: September 22, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–21224 Filed 9–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION [DFC–016] Submission for OMB Review U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). ACTION: Notice of Information Collection; Emergency Clearance. AGENCY: The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and clearance of a new information collection request under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: DFC intends to begin use of this collection immediately. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the subject information collection may be sent by any of the following methods: • Mail: Joanna Reynolds, Agency Submitting Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20527. • Email: fedreg@opic.gov Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and agency form number or OMB form number for this information collection. Electronic submissions must include the agency form number in the subject line to ensure proper routing. Please note that all written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Submitting Officer: Joanna Reynolds, (202) 357–3979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is seeking emergency clearance from OMB on a new information collection titled DFC–016, DFC-Serbia—Kosovo Screening Tool. SUMMARY: Summary Form Under Review Title of Collection: DFC-Serbia— Kosovo Screening Tool Type of Review: New information collection. Agency Form Number: DFC–016. OMB Form Number: Not assigned, new information collection. E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 187 (Friday, September 25, 2020)]
[Notices]
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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 October 26, 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. 3038-0091, 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 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: Mark Bretscher, Special Counsel, 
Division of Swap Dealers and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, (312) 596-0529; email: [email protected], and 
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refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0091.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Disclosure and Retention of Certain Information Relating to 
Cleared Swaps Customer Collateral (OMB Control No. 3038-0091). This is 
a request for extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 724(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111-023, 124 stat. 1376, amended 
the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA''), 7 U.S.C. 1 et seq., to add, as 
section 4d(f) thereof, provisions concerning the protection of 
collateral provided by a Cleared Swaps Customer to margin, guaranty, or 
secure a swap cleared by or through a

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derivatives clearing organization (``DCO''). Broadly speaking, in 
cleared swaps transactions customers provide collateral to futures 
commission merchants (``FCMs'') through whom they clear their 
transactions. FCMs, in turn, may provide customer collateral to DCOs, 
through which FCMs clear transactions for their customers. 17 CFR part 
22 is intended to implement CEA section 4d(f). Several of the sections 
of Part 22 require collections of information.
    Section 22.2(g) requires each FCM with Cleared Swaps Customer 
Accounts to compute daily the amount of Cleared Swaps Customer 
Collateral on deposit in Cleared Swaps Customer Accounts, the amount of 
such collateral required to be on deposit in such accounts and the 
amount of the FCM's residual financial interest in such accounts. The 
purpose of this collection of information is to help ensure that FCMs' 
Cleared Swaps Customer Accounts are in compliance at all times with 
statutory and regulatory requirements for such accounts.
    Section 22.5(a) requires an FCM or DCO to obtain, from each 
depository with which it deposits cleared swaps customer funds, a 
letter acknowledging that such funds belong to the Cleared Swaps 
Customers of the FCM, and not the FCM itself or any other person. The 
purpose of this collection of information is to confirm that the 
depository understands its responsibilities with respect to protection 
of cleared swaps customer funds.
    Section 22.11 requires each FCM that intermediates cleared swaps 
for customers on or subject to the rules of a DCO, whether directly as 
a clearing member or indirectly through a Collecting FCM, to provide 
the DCO with information sufficient to identify each customer of the 
FCM whose swaps are cleared by the FCM. Section 22.11 also requires the 
FCM, at least once daily, to provide the DCO with information 
sufficient to identify each customer's portfolio of rights and 
obligations arising out of cleared swaps intermediated by the FCM. The 
purpose of this collection of information is to facilitate risk 
management by DCOs in the event of default by the FCM, to enable DCOs 
to perform their duty, pursuant to section 22.15, to treat the 
collateral attributed to each customer of the FCM on an individual 
basis.
    Section 22.12 requires that each DCO and FCM, on a daily basis, 
calculate, based on information received pursuant to section 22.11 and 
on information generated and used in the ordinary course of business by 
the DCO or FCM, and record certain information about the amount of 
collateral required for each Cleared Swaps Customer and the sum of 
these amounts. As with section 22.11, the purpose of this collection of 
information is to facilitate risk management by DCOs and in the event 
of default by the FCM, to enable DCOs to perform their duty, pursuant 
to section 22.15, to treat the collateral attributed to each customer 
of the FCM on an individual basis.
    Section 22.16 requires that each FCM who has Cleared Swaps 
Customers disclose to each of such customers the governing provisions, 
as established by DCO rules or customer agreements between collecting 
and depositing FCMs, relating to use of customer collateral, transfer, 
neutralization of the risks, or liquidation of cleared swaps in the 
event of a default by a Depositing FCM relating to a Cleared Swaps 
Customer Account. The purpose of this collection of information is to 
ensure that Cleared Swaps Customers are informed of the procedures to 
which accounts containing their swaps collateral may be subject in the 
event of a default by their FCM.
    Section 22.17 requires that each FCM produce a written notice of 
the reasons and the details concerning withdrawals from a Cleared Swaps 
Customers Account not for the benefit of Cleared Swap Customers if such 
withdrawal will exceed 25% of the FCMs residual interest in such 
account.
    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 July 17, 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 43547 (``60-Day Notice'') 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 78 respondents (63 FCMs and 15 DCOs). 
The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as 
follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 331.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,890.
    Frequency of Collection: Section 22.2(g)--Daily.
    Section 22.5(a)--Once.
    Section 22.11--Daily.
    Section 22.12--Daily.
    Section 22.16--Once.
    Section 22.17--On occasion.

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

    Dated: September 22, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-21224 Filed 9-24-20; 8:45 am]
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