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


    [Page 59515]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []




    Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;

    Comment Request: Rules Pertaining to Contract Markets and Their Members

    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 CONTACT: Riva Spear Adriance, Commodity Futures

    Trading Commission, Division of Market Oversight, 202-418-5494, fax

    202-418-5527, e-mail, and refer to OMB Control No.



    Title: Rules Pertaining to Contract Markets and Their Members (OMB

    Control No. 3038-0022). This is a request for extension of a currently

    approved information collection.

    Abstract: Section 5c(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7a-

    2(c), establishes procedures for registered entities (designated

    contract markets, registered derivatives transaction execution

    facilities and registered derivatives clearing organizations) to

    implement new rules and rule amendments by either seeking prior

    approval or (for most rules) certifying to the Commission that such

    rules or rule amendments do not violate the Act or Commission

    regulations. Rules 40.2, 40.3, 40.4, 40.5 and 40.6 implement these

    statutory provisions.

    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 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 15, 2007 (72 FR 45759).

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average .83 hours per response. These estimates include

    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: 11,006.

    Estimated number of responses: 13,118.

    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 57 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.

    3038-0022 in any correspondence.

    Riva Spear Adriance, Division of Market Oversight, 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. 07-5185 Filed 10-19-07; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-M

    Last Updated: October 22, 2007