e8-20871

FR Doc E8-20871[Federal Register: September 9, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 175)]

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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To

Renew Collection 3038-0051, Part 39 Derivatives Clearing Organizations

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, including each proposed extension of an existing

collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in

response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on Part 39

Derivatives Clearing Organizations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Lois Gregory, Division of Clearing

& Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission,

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois Gregory, (202) 418-5569; FAX:

(202) 418-5536; e-mail: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Registration under the Commodity

Exchange Act (OMB Control No. 3038-0051). This is a request for

extension of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: 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 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 assumptions used;

Ways to enhance the quality, 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

automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection

techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting

electronic submission of responses.

Part 39 Derivatives Clearing Organizations, OMB control number

3038-0051--Extension.

The information collected pursuant to this rule is used to evaluate

compliance with criteria pursuant to which entities apply for and

obtain registration as a derivatives clearing organization. The

Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as

follows:

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

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Annual number

17 CFR section of Total annual Hours per Total hours

respondents responses responses

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Part 39......................................... 10 10 200 2000

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There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs

associated with this collection.

Dated: September 3, 2008.

David Stawick,

Secretary of the Commission.

[FR Doc. E8-20871 Filed 9-8-08; 8:45 am]

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