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  • Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)

    [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)]


    [Pages 4189-4190]

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

    [FR Doc No: 2018-01686]




    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA),

    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 1, 2018.

    ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect

    of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the

    burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and

    Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB within 30 days of this notice's

    publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the

    comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0015.''

    By email addressed to: or

    By mail addressed 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.

    A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') by either of

    the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No.


    By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary

    of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three

    Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581;

    By hand delivery/courier to the same address; or

    Through the Commission's website at Please follow the instructions for submitting

    comments through the website.

    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of

    information discussed above may be obtained by visiting All comments must be submitted in English, or if not,

    accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as

    received to

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst,

    Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

    (312) 596-0630;, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-


    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 30-day notice in the Federal Register

    concerning each proposed 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.

    Title: ``Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,'' OMB

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

    approved information collection.

    Abstract: The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR

    1.40, is in the public interest and is necessary for market

    surveillance. Manipulation of commodity futures prices is a violation

    of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). Section 9(a)(2) of the Act (7

    U.S.C. 13(a)(2)) prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading or

    knowingly inaccurate reports that affect or tend to affect the prices

    of commodities. In

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    order to facilitate the enforcement of this provision, Commission

    regulation 1.40 requires that members of an exchange and FCMs provide

    upon request copies of any report published or given general

    circulation which concerns crop or market information that affects or

    tends to affect the price of any commodity.

    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). A 60-day notice of intent to renew collection 3038-

    0015 (the ``60-Day Notice'') was published in the Federal Register at

    82 FR 55590 (Nov. 22, 2017).

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average 0.17 hours per response.

    Respondents/Affected Entities: 10.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 10.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.7 hours.

    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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

    Dated: January 24, 2018.

    Robert N. Sidman,

    Deputy Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2018-01686 Filed 1-29-18; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: January 30, 2018