[Federal Register: March 17, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 51)]
[Page 12605]
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Public Information Collection Requirement

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of intent to renew information collection # 3038-0017:
Market Surveys.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is planning to renew
information collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys, which is due to
expire on June 30, 1997. Section 8(a) (i) and (ii) of the Commodity
Exchange Act (``Act'') provide that 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 statistical 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 investigation requiring that all persons holding
futures positions on the date in question in a specific market be
identified. In such cases the Commission issues its call for survey
information pursuant to rule 21.02. In compliance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, the Commission solicits comments to:

    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (2) evaluate
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the
collection of information including the validity of the methodology
and assumptions used; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity
of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of
the collection of the 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.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 16, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to comment on this information collection
should contact the CFTC Clearance Officer, 1155 21st Street NW,
Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5160.
    Title: Market Surveys.
    Control Number: 33038-0017.
    Action: Extension.
    Respondents: Businesses.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 700 hours.

    Issued in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1997.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 97-6601 Filed 3-14-97; 8:45 am]

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