Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0026, Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts, 76037-76038 [2020-26170]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website, http://www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, TAC Designated Federal Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the public may listen to the meeting by telephone by calling a domestic tollfree telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. • Domestic Toll Free: 877–951–7311. • International Toll and Toll Free: Will be posted on the CFTC’s website, http://www.cftc.gov, on the page for the meeting, under Related Links. • Pass Code/Pin Code: 6754747. The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other TAC priorities. For agenda updates, please visit the TAC committee website at: https:// www.cftc.gov/About/CFTCCommittees/ TechnologyAdvisory/tac_meetings.html. After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC’s website at: http:// www.cftc.gov. All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC’s website. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify the contact person above. (Authority: 5 U.S.C. app. 2 section10(a)(2)). Dated: November 23, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–26173 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038–0026, Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (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 of 1995 (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 requirements relating to Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 3038–0026, by any of the following methods: • Agency website, via its Comments Online process: 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. 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: Mark Bretscher, Special Counsel, Market Participants Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 353–0529; email: mbretscher@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(c) 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76037 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: Gross Collection of ExchangeSet Margins for Omnibus Accounts (OMB Control Number 3038–0026). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 1.58 requires that FCMs margin omnibus accounts on a gross, rather than a net, basis. The regulation provides that the carrying FCM need not collect margin for positions traded by a person through an omnibus account in excess of the amount that would be required if the same person, instead of trading through an omnibus account, maintained its own account with the carrying FCM. To prevent abuse of this exception to the regulation, a carrying FCM must maintain a written representation from the originating FCM or foreign broker that the particular positions held in the omnibus account are part of a hedge or spread transaction. This rule is promulgated pursuant to the Commission’s rulemaking authority contained in Sections 4c, 4d, 4f, 4g and 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 6c, 6d, 6f, 6g and 12a (2000). With respect to the following 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 publically. 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 E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 76038 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 229 / Friday, November 27, 2020 / Notices to the procedures established in Section 145.9 of the Commissions 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 any 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. Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the burden due to the reduced number of futures commission merchants in the industry. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: • Estimated number of respondents: 53. • Total annual responses: 212. • Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17. • Frequency of Collection: On occasion. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: November, 20, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–26170 Filed 11–25–20; 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; Application Instructions for Commission Support Grants: How To Apply for State Service Commission Support Grants Corporation for National and Community Service. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled Application Instructions for Commission Support Grants: How to Apply for State Service Commission Support Grants for review and approval jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 17 CFR 145.9. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Nov 25, 2020 Jkt 253001 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by December 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Arminda Pappas, at 202–606–6659 or by email to apappas@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • 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; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to 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. Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2020 at 85 FR 40266. This comment period ended September 4, 2020. One public comment was received from this Notice. The comment was nonresponsive to the request for comment. Title of Collection: Application Instructions for Commission Support Grants: How to Apply for State Service Commission Support Grants. OMB Control Number: 3045–0099. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Organizations OR State Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 52. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 1,924. Abstract: The application instructions conform to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s online grant application system, eGrants, which applicants must use to respond to CNCS Commission Support Grant funding opportunities. CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection. The revisions are intended to streamline the application process. The information collection will otherwise be used in the same manner as the existing application. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. Dated: November 20, 2020. Arminda Pappas, Grant Review Manager. [FR Doc. 2020–26187 Filed 11–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Demonstration (Demo) Project in the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Personnel demonstration project notice. AGENCY: This Federal Register Notice (FRN) serves as notice of the adoption by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) of the personnel demonstration project flexibilities implemented by the Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center (previously designated as the U.S. Army Communications—Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center and the U.S. Army Communications— Electronics Command, Research, Development and Engineering), the CCDC Chemical Biological Center (CBC) (previously designated as the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center), and the CCDC Soldier Center (SC) (previously designated as the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center). The majority of flexibilities and administrative procedures are adopted without changes. 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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to 
Renew Collection 3038-0026, Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins 
for Omnibus Accounts

AGENCY:  Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (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 of 1995 (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 requirements relating to Gross 
Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
3038-0026, by any of the following methods:
     Agency website, via its Comments Online process: 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. 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: Mark Bretscher, Special Counsel, 
Market Participants Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(312) 353-0529; 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(c) 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 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: Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus 
Accounts (OMB Control Number 3038-0026). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 1.58 requires that FCMs margin 
omnibus accounts on a gross, rather than a net, basis. The regulation 
provides that the carrying FCM need not collect margin for positions 
traded by a person through an omnibus account in excess of the amount 
that would be required if the same person, instead of trading through 
an omnibus account, maintained its own account with the carrying FCM. 
To prevent abuse of this exception to the regulation, a carrying FCM 
must maintain a written representation from the originating FCM or 
foreign broker that the particular positions held in the omnibus 
account are part of a hedge or spread transaction. This rule is 
promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained 
in Sections 4c, 4d, 4f, 4g and 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 
U.S.C. 6c, 6d, 6f, 6g and 12a (2000).
    With respect to the following 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 
publically. 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

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to the procedures established in Section 145.9 of the Commissions 
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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 any 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.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the 
burden due to the reduced number of futures commission merchants in the 
industry. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be 
as follows:
     Estimated number of respondents: 53.
     Total annual responses: 212.
     Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17.
     Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: November, 20, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-26170 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]
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