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  • FR Doc E8-20871[Federal Register: September 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 175)]


    [Page 52330]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []





    Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

    Renew Collection 3038-0051, Part 39 Derivatives Clearing Organizations

    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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., 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 Part 39

    Derivatives Clearing Organizations.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 10, 2008.

    ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Lois Gregory, Division of Clearing

    & Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

    1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Gregory, (202) 418-5569; FAX:

    (202) 418-5536; e-mail:

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Registration under the Commodity

    Exchange Act (OMB Control No. 3038-0051). 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.

    Part 39 Derivatives Clearing Organizations, OMB control number


    The information collected pursuant to this rule is used to evaluate

    compliance with criteria pursuant to which entities apply for and

    obtain registration as a derivatives clearing organization. The

    Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as


    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


    Annual number

    17 CFR section of Total annual Hours per Total hours

    respondents responses responses


    Part 39......................................... 10 10 200 2000


    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs

    associated with this collection.

    Dated: September 3, 2008.

    David Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E8-20871 Filed 9-8-08; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: September 9, 2008