[Federal Register: June 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 120)]
[Page 38516-38517]
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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 July 21, 2000.

418-5268; FAX: (202) 418-5527; email: jpayne@cftc.gov and refer to OMB
Control No. 3038-0017.

    Title: Market Surveys (OMB Control No. 3038-0017). This is a
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Sections 8(a)(i) and (ii) of the Commodity Exchange Act
provide that for the efficient execution of the provisions of the Act
and in order to inform Congress, the Commission may make investigations
concerning futures markets and may publish general information from
such investigations. In certain instances in response to abrupt and
substantial changes in market prices, Congressional inquiry or other
reasons, the Commission may conduct full market investigations
requiring that all persons holding futures positions on the date in
question in a specific market be identified. In such cases, the
Commission issues its call for survey information pursuant to
Commission Rule 21.02, 17 CFR 21.02.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required

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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
May 9, 2000 (65 FR 26818).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 1.75 hours per response for such a survey. These
estimates include the time needed to review instructions; develop,
acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purposes
of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and
maintaining information and disclosing and providing information;
adjust the existing ways to comply with any previously applicable
instructions and requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to
a collection of information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 400.
    Estimated number of respondents: 400.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 700 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.
3038-0017 in any correspondence.
Judi E. Payne, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581.
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington,
DC 20503.

    Dated: June 16, 2000.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 00-15676 Filed 6-20-00; 8:45 am]

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