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07-2567

  • [Federal Register: May 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 99)]

    [Notices]

    [Page 28960]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

    [DOCID:fr23my07-51]

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    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

    Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

    Renew Collection 3038-0023, Registration Under the Commodity Exchange

    Act

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice

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    SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'')

    is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed

    collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork

    Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Federal agencies

    are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each

    proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in

    response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements

    relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the

    prevention of market manipulation.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2007.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Christopher W. Cummings, Division

    of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading

    Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Cummings, (202) 418-

    5445; Fax (202) 418-5526; e-mail: ccummings@cftc.gov.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed

    collection of information listed below.

    With respect to the following collection of information, the

    Commission 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 of, 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

    electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or

    other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic

    submission of responses.

    Registration Under the Commodity Exchange Act, OMB Control No. 3038-

    0023--Extension

    This collection covers the paperwork requirements associated with

    the process of registration by futures industry intermediaries,

    including futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity

    pool operators, commodity trading advisors, associated persons of each

    of the foregoing, and floor brokers, as well as floor traders. The

    Commission has authorized the National Futures Association, an industry

    self-regulatory organization and the only registered futures

    association, to perform the registration processing functions.

    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of

    information as follows:

    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

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    Total annual Hours per

    Annual number of respondents Frequency of response responses response Total hours

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    70,708.............................. Periodically........... 73,646 .09 6,628

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    Dated: May 18, 2007

    Eileen A. Donovan,

    Acting Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 07-2567 Filed 5-22-07; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-M

    Updated May 23, 2007

    Last Updated: June 27, 2007



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