[Federal Register: August 25, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 164)]
[Page 51009]
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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice; Information collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys.


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 cost and burden; it
includes the actual data collection instruments (if any).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 24, 2003.

418-5268; FAX: (202) 418-5527; e-mail: 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 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 to 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
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 June 17, 2003 (68 FR 35870).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 1.75 hours per response. This estimate includes
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: 400.
    Estimated number of responses: 400.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 700 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annually.
    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.
    Judith Payne, 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
Office for CFTC, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 19, 2003.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-21633 Filed 8-22-03; 8:45 am]