[Federal Register: July 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 145)]
[Notices]
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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys

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. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of
information, and to allow 60 days for comment in response to the
notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements relating to
information collected to assist the Commission in the prevention of
market manipulation.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 26, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comment may be mailed to Gary J. Martinaitis, Division of
Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st
Street NW, Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary J. Martinaitis, (202) 418-5209;
FAX (202) 418-5527; e-mail: gmartinaitis@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 request 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 Section 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:
    • 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;
    • The accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the burden of
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumption used;
    • Ways to enhance the quality of, usefulness, and clarity of
the information to be collected; and
    • Ways to minimize the burden of collection of information
on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic
submission of responses.

Market Surveys, OMB Control No. 3038-0017--Extension

    Under Commission Rule 21.02, upon call by the Commission,
information on open contracts in accounts carried or introduced by
futures commission merchants, members of contract markets, introducing
brokers, and foreign brokers must be furnished. This rule is designed
to assist the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is
promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained
in section 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collectionof
information as follows:

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

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                                                  Annual  number                                         Total annual      Hours per
                 17 CFR section                  of  respondents         Frequency of response            responses         response       Total hours
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17 CFR 21.02...................................             400   Annually...........................             400             1.75              700
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    Dated: July 25, 2006.
Catherine D. Daniels,
Assistant Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 06-6539 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]

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