[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 246 (Wednesday, December 23, 2015)]
[Page 79865]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32306]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(``PRA''), 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 
costs and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect 
of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (``OIRA'') in OMB, within 30 days of the notice's 
publication, by email at [email protected] Please identify 
the comments by OMB Control No. 3038-0043. Please provide the 
Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed 
below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038-0043, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also be mailed to the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: 
Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, and to the Commission through the 
Agency's Web site at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments through the Web site.
    Comments may also be mailed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary 
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581 or by Hand 
Delivery/Courier at the same address.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://reginfo.gov. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, 
accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as 
received to http://www.cftc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Chiang, Counsel, Office of 
General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5578; 
email: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Commission'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 October 15, 2015 (80 FR 
    Title: Rules Relating to Review of National Futures Association 
Decisions in Disciplinary, Membership Denial, Registration, and Member 
Responsibility Actions (OMB Control No. 3038-0043). This is a request 
for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR part 171 rules require a registered futures 
association to provide fair and orderly procedures for membership and 
disciplinary actions. The Commission's review of decisions of 
registered futures associations in disciplinary, membership denial, 
registration, and member responsibility actions is governed by Section 
17(h)(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 21(h)(2). The rules 
establish procedures and standards for Commission review of such 
actions, and the reporting requirements included in the procedural 
rules are either directly required by Section 17 of the Act or are 
necessary to the type of appellate review role Congress intended the 
Commission to undertake when it adopted that provision.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 1 hour per response. This estimate includes the 
time needed to transmit decisions of disciplinary, membership denial, 
registration, and member responsibility actions to the Commission for 
review. The estimated burden of 1 hour is determined by the following:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals or entities filing 
appeals from disciplinary and membership decisions by National Futures 
    Estimated number of respondents: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: December 18, 2015.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-32306 Filed 12-22-15; 8:45 am]