[Federal Register: November 6, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 215)]
[Page 56080-56081]
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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 December 6, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary J. Martinaitis, Division of
Economic Analysis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5209; FAX: (202) 418-5527;
email: gmartinaitis@cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0012.

    Title: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and
Exchange of Futures for Physicals (OMB Control No. 3038-0012). This is
a request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 16.01 requires the U.S. futures
exchanges to publish daily information on the items listed in the title
of the collection. The information required by this rule is in the
public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. This rule is
promulgated pursuant to the

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Commission's rulemaking authority contained in sections 5 and 5a of the
Commodity Exchange Act, 7 USC 7 and 7a(2000).
    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 September 27, 2001 (66 FR 49355).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average .5 hours per response. These estimates include the
time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and
utilize technology and systems for the purpose 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: 12.
    Estimated number of responses: 2,640.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,320 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.
3038-0012 in any correspondence.
    Gary J. Martinaitis, Division of Economic Analysis, 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: October 31, 2001.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 01-27774 Filed 11-5-01; 8:45 am]