[Federal Register: August 7, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 152)]
[Page 42378]
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Public Information Collection Requirement

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice of intent to renew information collection 3038-0012:
futures volume, open interest, price, deliveries and exchange of
futures for physicals.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is planning to renew
information collection 3038-0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price,
Deliveries and Exchange of Futures for Physicals. Commission Regulation
16.01 requires the U.S. commodity 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.
    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 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

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 6, 1998.

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: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and
Exchange of Futures for Physicals.
    Control Number: 3038-0012.
    Action: Extension.
    Respondents: Commodity Exchanges.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,320.

                                                                  Estimated                         Est. avg.
                 Respondents                   Regulation (17     number of          Annual         hours. per
                                                    CFR)         respondents       responses         response
Exchanges...................................           16.01               12             2640              0.5

    Issued in Washington, D.C. on August 3, 1998.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 98-21122 Filed 8-6-98; 8:45 am]

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