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  • [Federal Register: January 21, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 12)]


    [Page 3572-3573]

    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []




    Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

    AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

    ACTION: Extension of an Existing Collection--3038-0007.


    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 February 20, 2009.


    Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading

    Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-

    5407; Fax: (202) 418-5536; e-mail: and refer to OMB

    Control No. 3038-0007.


    Title: Rules Relating to Regulation of Domestic Exchange-Traded

    Options (OMB Control No. 3038-0007). This is a request for extension of

    a currently approved information collection.

    Abstract: Rules Relating to Regulation of Domestic Exchange--Traded

    Options, OMB Control No. 3038-0007--Extension.

    The rules require futures commission merchants and introducing

    brokers (1) to provide their customers with

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    standard risk disclosure statements concerning the risk of trading

    commodity interests; and (2) to retain all promotional material and the

    source of authority for information contained therein. The purpose of

    these rules is to ensure that customers are advised of the risks of

    trading commodity interests and to avoid fraud and misrepresentation.

    The rules also contain procedures for contract market designation and

    product review and approval. These rules are promulgated pursuant to

    the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in sections 2, 3, 4,

    4c, 4d, 4f, 5, and 8(a)(5) of the Act, 7 U.S.C. 2, 5, 6, 6c, 6d, 6f, 7,

    and 12(a)(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

    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 12, 2008 (73 FR 66846).

    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is

    estimated to average .10 hours per response.

    Respondents/Affected Entities: 413.

    Estimated number of responses: 20,376.

    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 7,885 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.

    3038-0007 in any correspondence.

    William Penner, Division of Clearing and Intermediary 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: January 12, 2009.

    David A. Stawick,

    Secretary of the Commission.

    [FR Doc. E9-1146 Filed 1-16-09; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6351-01-P

    Last Updated: January 30, 2009