[Federal Register: March 28, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 61)]


[Page 16651-16652]

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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501

et seq.), 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; it

includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 28, 2008.


of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st

Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5209; Fax: (202) 418-5527;

e-mail: gmartinaitis @cftc.gov and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0013.


Title: Exemptions from Speculative Limits (OMB Control No. 3038-

0013). This is a request for extension of a currently approved

information collection.

Abstract: Commission regulations 1.47, 1.48, and 150.3(b) require

limited information from traders whose commodity futures and options

positions exceed federal speculative position limits. The regulations

are designed to assist in the monitoring of compliance with speculative

position limits adopted by the Commission. These regulations are

promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained

in sections 4a(a), 4i, and 8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7

U.S.C. 6a(1), 6i, and 12a(5).

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

referenced CFTC 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 January 22, 2008 (73 FR 3705).

Burden statement: The Commission estimates the burden of this

collection of information as follows:

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden


Reports Estimated

Estimated annually by Total annual number of

Regulations (17 CFR) number of each responses hours per Annual burden

respondents respondent response


Rule 1.47 and 1.48.............. 7 2 14 3 42

Part 150........................ 2 1 2 3 6


There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs

associated with this collection.

Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of

the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the

burden, to the addresses listed below. Please refer to OMB Control No.

3038-0013 in any correspondence.

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Gary Martinaitis, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures

Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581; and

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and

Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington,

DC 20503.

Dated: March 25, 2008.

David A. Stawick,

Secretary of the Commission.

[FR Doc. E8-6490 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]


Last Updated: March 28, 2008