[Federal Register: June 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 120)]
[Page 38517-38518]
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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judi E. Payne at CFTC, (202) 418-5268;
FAX: (202) 418-5527; email: jpayne@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control
No. 3038-0019.

    Title: Stocks of Grain in Licensed Warehouses (OMB Control No.
3038-0019). This is a request for extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: Under Commission Rule 1.44, 17 CFR 1.44, contract markets
must require operators of warehouses regular for delivery to keep
records on stocks of commodities and make reports on call by the
Commission. The rule is designed to assist the Commission in the
prevention of market manipulation and are promulgated pursuant to the
Commission's rulemaking authority

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contained in section 5a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7a.
    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 May 9, 2000 (65 FR 26816).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 1.04 hours per response. 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 information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 3.
    Estimated number of respondents: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,769 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Weekly.
    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.
3038-0019 in any correspondence.

Judi E. Payne, 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: June 16, 2000.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 00-15678 Filed 6-20-00; 8:45 am]

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