Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review, 7367-7368 [2021-01911]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 596–0630; email: acharnisky@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0015. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,’’ OMB Control No. 3038–0015. This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR 1.40, is in the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. Manipulation of commodity futures prices is a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). Section 9(a)(2) of the Act (7 U.S.C. 13(a)(2)) prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading or knowingly inaccurate reports that affect or tend to affect the prices of commodities. In order to facilitate the enforcement of this provision, Commission regulation 1.40 requires that members of an exchange and FCMs provide upon request copies of any report published or given general circulation which concerns crop or market information that affects or tends to affect the price of any commodity. 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.2 On November 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, 76 FR 60810 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’). The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice. Burden Statement: The respondents’ burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.17. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.7 hours.3 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.) 2 See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged from the 2018 renewal. 3 The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: January 22, 2021. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–01841 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–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 March 1, 2021. 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. 3038–0026, 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7367 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, Market Participants Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 596–0529; email: mbretscher@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038–0026. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Gross Collection of ExchangeSet Margins for Omnibus Accounts (OMB Control No. 3038–0026). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Commission Regulation 1.58 requires futures commission merchants to collect exchange-set margin for 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 collection of information is necessary in order to provide 1 17 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM CFR 145.9. 28JAN1 7368 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices documentation that can be inspected with regard to questions of proper compliance with gross margining requirements. 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. 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. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on November 27, 2020 (85 FR 76037) (‘‘60Day Notice’’). The Commission did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice. 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: Respondents/Affected Entities: 53. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 212. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17 hours. 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: January 25, 2021. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–01911 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038–0082, Whistleblower Provision 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 March 1, 2021. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 3038–0082, 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 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 ADDRESSES: 1 17 PO 00000 CFR 145.9. Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 required under the Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Ehrman, Director, Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–7650; email: cehrman@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038– 0082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: The Whistleblower Provision of Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act (OMB Control No. 3038–0082). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ‘‘Tip, Complaint, or Referral,’’ and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. 17 CFR 165.7(b)(1) requires the submission of information to the Commission on a Form WB–APP. The Form WB–APP, ‘‘Application for Award for Original Information Provided Pursuant to Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act,’’ and the instructions thereto, are designed to elicit sufficient information to determine whether and to what extent a claimant qualifies for a whistleblower award. 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.2 On November 24, 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 74995 (‘‘60-Day Notice’’). The Commission received no relevant comments. Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 900 per year. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.5 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours. Frequency of Collection: Once. There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs associated with this collection. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 2 See Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7367-7368]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01911]


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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 March 1, 2021.

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. 3038-0026, 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, Market Participants 
Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (312) 596-0529; email: 
_____________________________________-
[email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0026.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus 
Accounts (OMB Control No. 3038-0026). This is a request for extension 
of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 1.58 requires futures commission 
merchants to collect exchange-set margin for 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 collection of information is 
necessary in order to provide

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documentation that can be inspected with regard to questions of proper 
compliance with gross margining requirements. 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.
    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. The Federal Register notice with a 
60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on November 27, 2020 (85 FR 76037) (``60-Day 
Notice''). The Commission did not receive any relevant comments on the 
60-Day Notice.
    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:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 53.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 212.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17 hours.
    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: January 25, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-01911 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]
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