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  • FR Doc E9-4859[Federal Register: March 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 44)]


    [Page 10036-10037]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []





    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Notice of intent to renew an existing collection.


    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.

    DATES: Comments must be submitted on or April 8, 2009.

    For Further Information or a Copy Contact: David Van Wagner, Division

    of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155


    [[Page 10037]]

    Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5481; FAX: (202) 418-5527;

    e-mail: and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0048.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade

    Options (OMB Control No. 3038-0048). This is a request for extension of

    a currently approved information collection.

    Abstract: Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options, OMB Control No.


    In April 1998, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission

    or CFTC) removed the prohibition on off-exchange trade options on the

    enumerated agricultural commodities subject to a number of regulatory

    conditions. 63 FR 18821 (April 16, 1998). Thereafter, the Commission

    streamlined the regulatory or paperwork burdens in order to increase

    the utility of agricultural trade options while maintaining basic

    customer protections. 64 FR 68011 (Dec. 6, 1999).

    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 December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79452).

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average 5.59 hours per response.

    Respondents/Affected Entities: 36.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 41.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 230 hours.

    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    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.

    3038-0048 in any correspondence.

    David Van Wagner, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. 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 3, 2009.

    David Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E9-4859 Filed 3-6-09; 8:45 am]

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    Last Updated: March 9, 2009