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  • Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 164 (Monday, August 25, 2014)

    [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 164 (Monday, August 25, 2014)]


    [Pages 50631-50632]

    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []

    [FR Doc No: 2014-20133]




    Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

    Renew Collection 3038-0015--Copies of Crop and Market Information


    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) 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), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal

    Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including

    each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and

    to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This

    notice solicits comments on crop and market information.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 24, 2014.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Gary Martinaitis, Division of

    Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st

    Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. You may also submit comments,

    identified by ``Copies of Crop and Market Information

    [[Page 50632]]

    Reports,'' 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: Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures

    Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW.,

    Washington, DC 20581.

    Hand delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above.

    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments

    through the Portal.

    Please submit your comments using only one method.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Martinaitis, (202) 418-5209; FAX:

    (202) 418-5527; email:


    Title: Registration under the Commodity Exchange Act (OMB Control

    No. 3038-0015). This is a request for extension of a currently approved

    information collection.

    Abstract: 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 CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information

    listed below.

    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC

    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


    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, 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

    automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection

    techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting

    electronic submission of responses.

    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied

    by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to You should submit only information that you wish

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

    information that you believe 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

    established in Sec. 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\


    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.


    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 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 ICR 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.

    Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports, OMB Control Number 3038-


    The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR 1.40, is in

    the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance.

    Burden Statement:

    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of

    information as follows:

    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


    Annual number Total annual Hours per

    17 CFR Section of respondents responses response Total hours


    1.40........................................ 15 15 0.17 2.5


    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs

    associated with this collection.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.

    Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,

    Acting Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2014-20133 Filed 8-22-14; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: August 25, 2014