[Federal Register: November 14, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 220)]
[Notices]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0043, Rules Relating to Review of National
Futures Association Decisions in Disciplinary, Membership Denial,
Registration, and Member Responsibility Actions

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing
an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3510 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of
information, including each proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in
response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on rules relating
to review of National Futures Association decisions in disciplinary,
membership denial, registration, and member responsibility Actions.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Linda Mauldin, Office of General
Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street,
NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Mauldin, (202) 418-5497; Fax:
(202) 418-5524; email: lmauldin@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and
includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party.
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each
proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before
submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this
requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection
of information listed below.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC
invites comments on:
    [sbull] Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission,
including whether the information will have a practical use;
    [sbull] The accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burden of
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
    [sbull] Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
    [sbull] Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate
automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting
electronic submission of responses.
    Rules Relating to Review of National Futures Association Decisions
in Disciplinary, Membership Denial, Registration, and Member
Responsibility Actions, OMB control number 3038-0043--Extension.
    These rules establish procedures and standards for Commission
review of registered futures association procedures for membership and
disciplinary actions.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of
information as follows:

                                                            Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                                      Annual number     Frequency of     Total annual      Hours per
                               17CFR                                  of respondents      response        responses         response       Total hours
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17 CFR part 171....................................................              22      On occasion               89              1.4              125
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    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

    Dated: November 7, 2002.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-28865 Filed 11-13-02; 8:45 am]
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