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  • Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 28 (Friday, February 9, 2018)

    [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 28 (Friday, February 9, 2018)]


    [Pages 5760-5761]

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

    [FR Doc No: 2018-02615]




    Agency Information Collection Activities Under Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (``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 12, 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 the notice's

    publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the

    comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0082.''

    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.


    The Agency's website, via its Comments Online process: Follow the instructions for submitting

    comments through the website.

    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.

    Please submit your comments using only one method.

    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.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Ehrman, Director,

    Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-

    7650; email:; and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0082.


    Title: Renewal for Whistleblower Provision, OMB Control Number

    3038-0082. This is a request for extension of a currently approved

    information collection.

    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to

    the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ``Tip, Complaint, or

    Referral,'' and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic

    identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient

    information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a

    violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. 17 CFR 165.7(b)(1) requires

    the submission of information to the Commission on a Form WB-APP. The

    Form WB-APP, ``Application for Award for Original Information Provided

    Pursuant to Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act,'' and the

    instructions thereto, are designed to elicit sufficient information to

    determine whether and to what extent a claimant qualifies for a

    whistleblower award.

    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 November 28, 2017 (82 FR 56222).

    The Commission received one comment, the thrust of which was to

    urge that information from whistleblowers be fully evaluated before

    award determinations are made. The purpose of this information

    collection is to permit such complete evaluation of whistleblower


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    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this

    collection is estimated to be 0.5 hours per response.

    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 600 per year.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 300 hours.

    Frequency of Collection: Once.

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

    Dated: February 6, 2018.

    Robert N. Sidman,

    Deputy Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. 2018-02615 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: February 9, 2018