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  • [Federal Register: March 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 61)]


    [Page 16651-16652]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []





    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice.


    SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501

    et seq.), 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; it

    includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 28, 2008.


    of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st

    Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5209; Fax: (202) 418-5527;

    e-mail: gmartinaitis and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0013.


    Title: Exemptions from Speculative Limits (OMB Control No. 3038-

    0013). This is a request for extension of a currently approved

    information collection.

    Abstract: Commission regulations 1.47, 1.48, and 150.3(b) require

    limited information from traders whose commodity futures and options

    positions exceed federal speculative position limits. The regulations

    are designed to assist in the monitoring of compliance with speculative

    position limits adopted by the Commission. These regulations are

    promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained

    in sections 4a(a), 4i, and 8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7

    U.S.C. 6a(1), 6i, and 12a(5).

    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

    referenced CFTC 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 January 22, 2008 (73 FR 3705).

    Burden statement: The Commission estimates the burden of this

    collection of information as follows:

    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


    Reports Estimated

    Estimated annually by Total annual number of

    Regulations (17 CFR) number of each responses hours per Annual burden

    respondents respondent response


    Rule 1.47 and 1.48.............. 7 2 14 3 42

    Part 150........................ 2 1 2 3 6


    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs

    associated with this collection.

    Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of

    the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the

    burden, to the addresses listed below. Please refer to OMB Control No.

    3038-0013 in any correspondence.

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    Gary Martinaitis, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures

    Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581; and

    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and

    Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington,

    DC 20503.

    Dated: March 25, 2008.

    David A. Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E8-6490 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: March 28, 2008