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  • [Federal Register: October 22, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 203)]


    [Page 59514-59515]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []





    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501

    et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request

    (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to 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; it

    includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 21, 2007.

    For Further Information or a Copy Contact: John P. Dolan at (202) 418-

    5220; FAX: (202) 418-5524; e-mail: and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0025.


    Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission

    (OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for extension of a

    currently approved information collection.

    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the

    Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is

    intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing

    conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and

    employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before

    the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC

    employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission's

    Office of General Counsel. The proposed rule was promulgated pursuant

    to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in Section 8a(5) of

    the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5), (1994), as amended.

    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

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    control number. The OMB control numbers for the CFTC's regulations were

    published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The

    Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting

    comments on this collection of information was published on August 14,

    2007 (72 FR 45420).

    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written

    statement. This estimate includes the time needed to review

    instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and

    systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying

    information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and

    providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any

    previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to

    be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or

    otherwise disclose the information.

    Respondents/Affected Entities: 3.

    Estimated number of responses: 4.5.

    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: .10 hours.

    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of

    the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the

    burden, to the addresses listed below. Please refer to OMB Control No.

    3038-0025 in any correspondence.

    John P. Dolan, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures

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

    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and

    Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington,

    DC 20503.

    Dated: October 16, 2007.

    David A. Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 07-5184 Filed 10-19-07; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-M

    Last Updated: October 22, 2007