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2014-17263

  • [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)]

    [Notices]

    [Page 42764]

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

    [FR Doc No: 2014-17263]

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    COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review--Notice

    of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0026; Gross Collection of Exchange-

    Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts

    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 August 22, 2014.

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

    notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Gross Collection of

    Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts (OMB Control No. 3038-

    0026),'' 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 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 Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Acting

    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: Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap

    Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading

    Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60661, (312) 596-

    0529; email: mbretscher@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-

    0026. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR.

    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. 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 (2000).

    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 May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29173).

    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average 0.08 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: 66.

    Estimated number of responses: 264.

    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 22 hours.

    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

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

    Dated: July 17, 2014.

    Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

    Acting Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2014-17263 Filed 7-22-14; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: July 23, 2014



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