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2014-03048

  • Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]

    [Notices]

    [Pages 8441-8442]

    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]

    [FR Doc No: 2014-03048]

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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, 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.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 14, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the

    notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Practice by Former

    Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735.6,''

    should be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,

    Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington,

    DC 20503.

    Comments may be also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated

    or any other aspect of the information collection, including

    suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by ``Practice by Former

    Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735.6,''

    by any of the following methods:

    Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments

    through the Web site.

    Mail: Send to Melissa D. Jurgens, Secretary, Commodity

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

    Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above.

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

    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. You should submit only information that you wish

    to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider

    information that 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 set forth in

    section 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\

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    \1\ Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17

    CFR Ch. 1 (2010). Commission regulations are accessible on the

    Commission's Web site, www.cftc.gov.

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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 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

    rulemaking 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: John P. Dolan at (202) 418-5220; FAX:

    (202) 418-5524; email: jdolan@cftc.gov, and refer to OMB Control No.

    3038-0025. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    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 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 December 11, 2013 (78 FR 75333).

    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

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

    statement. This estimate 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: 3.

    Estimated number of responses: 4.5.

    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: .10 hours.

    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

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

    Dated: February 7, 2014.

    Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

    Deputy Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2014-03048 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: February 12, 2014



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