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  • [Federal Register: December 30, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 249)]


    [Page 69076-69077]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []





    Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

    Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys

    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, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the

    notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to

    information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of

    market manipulation.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2010.

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

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

    Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

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

    FAX (202) 418-5527; e-mail: <A HREF=""></A>.

    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(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 Section 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

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    notice of the proposed collection of information listed below.

    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC

    invites comments on:

    <bullet> 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


    <bullet> 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;

    <bullet> Ways to enhance the quality of, usefulness, and clarity of

    the information to be collected; and

    <bullet> Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information

    on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate

    electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or

    other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic

    submission of responses.

    Market Surveys, OMB Control No. 3038-0017--Extension

    Under Commission Rule 21.02, upon call by the Commission,

    information must be furnished related to futures or options positions

    held or introduced by futures commission merchants, members of contract

    markets, introducing brokers, and foreign brokers and, in addition, for

    options positions, by each reporting market. This rule is designed to

    assist the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is

    promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained

    in section 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7.

    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of

    information as follows:

    Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


    Annual number of Total annual Hours per

    17 CFR section respondents Frequency of response responses response Total hours


    17 CFR 21.02............................. 400 annually......................... 400 1.75 700


    Dated: December 22, 2009.

    Sauntia Warfield

    Assistant Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E9-30893 Filed 12-29-09; 8:45 am]

    Last Updated: December 30, 2009