[Federal Register: May 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 99)]


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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

Renew Collection 3038-0023, Registration Under the Commodity Exchange


AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'')

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 July 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Christopher W. Cummings, Division

of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading

Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Cummings, (202) 418-

5445; Fax (202) 418-5526; e-mail: [email protected]

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 Commission is publishing notice of the proposed

collection of information listed below.

With respect to the following collection of information, the

Commission 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


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;

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.

Registration Under the Commodity Exchange Act, OMB Control No. 3038-


This collection covers the paperwork requirements associated with

the process of registration by futures industry intermediaries,

including futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity

pool operators, commodity trading advisors, associated persons of each

of the foregoing, and floor brokers, as well as floor traders. The

Commission has authorized the National Futures Association, an industry

self-regulatory organization and the only registered futures

association, to perform the registration processing functions.

The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of

information as follows:

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


Total annual Hours per

Annual number of respondents Frequency of response responses response Total hours


70,708.............................. Periodically........... 73,646 .09 6,628


Dated: May 18, 2007

Eileen A. Donovan,

Acting Secretary of the Commission.

[FR Doc. 07-2567 Filed 5-22-07; 8:45 am]


Updated May 23, 2007

Last Updated: June 27, 2007