Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Pages 65675-65676]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26625]



Financial Education Content Needs Survey

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Office of Consumer 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or 
``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a 
proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (``PRA''), Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information and to allow 60 days for public comment. The Commission's 
Office of Consumer Outreach would like to distribute a survey designed 
to collect data from employees at organizations that provide financial 
education information to their constituents. The information collected 
will assist the CFTC's Office of Consumer Outreach in determining how 
to provide its financial education content to these employees and 
organizations. This notice solicits comments on the reporting 
requirements that are part of the proposed survey.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 31, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, regarding the burden estimated or 
any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions 
for reducing the burden, by any of the following methods:
     Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
through the Web site.
     Mail: Send to Sauntia Warfield, Assistant Secretary, 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20581.
     Hand delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.
    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. You should submit only information that you wish 
to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider 
information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, a petition for confidential treatment of 
the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures 
established in Sec.  145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

    The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to 
review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your 
submission from http://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be 
inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All 
submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on 
the merits of the rulemaking will be retained in the public comment 
file and will be considered as required under the Administrative 
Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be accessible under 
the Freedom of Information Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nisha Smalls, Consumer Education & 
Outreach Specialist, 202-418-5000, [email protected], Office of 
Consumer Outreach, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1151 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, federal agencies must obtain 
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for each 
collection of information they collect or sponsor. ``Collection of 
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) as ``the obtaining, 
causing to be obtained, soliciting * * * facts or opinions by or for 
any agency, regardless of form or format [from] ten or more persons.'' 
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to 
respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB 
control number.
    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 for 
each proposed collection of information before submitting the 
collection to OMB for approval. Under OMB regulations, which implement 
provisions of the PRA, certain ``facts or opinions that are submitted 
in response to a general solicitation of comments from the public, 
published in the Federal Register or other publications,'' 5 CFR 
1320.3(h)(4), or ``facts or opinions obtained or solicited at or in 
connection with public hearings or meetings,'' 5 CFR 1320.3(h)(8), are 
excluded from the OMB approval process. The Federal Register notice 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information was published on August 16, 2012 (77 FR 49428). The 
Commission received no comments on this collection of information.
    In accordance with 7 U.S.C. 26, the CFTC is posing survey questions 
to the public. Questions included in the survey will inquire as to how 
often the respondents would like to receive content from CFTC, the 
format in which the respondents would like to receive information, and 
the topics the information should cover.
    The Office of Consumer Outreach develops campaigns to change 
consumer behaviors, so that consumers can better avoid fraud as defined 
under the Commodities Exchange Act. The first campaign from the Office 
of Consumer Outreach involves utilizing government and non-profit 
agency distribution methods to provide anti-fraud information to 
consumers. This survey will assist the Office of Consumer Outreach in 
determining how the government and non-profit agencies would like to 
receive the anti-fraud information from the CFTC. The respondent burden 
for this collection is estimated to be 10 minutes per response. This 
estimate includes the time to prepare the written or electronic

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survey and transmit it to the Commission. The Commission estimates the 
average burden of this collection of information as follows:

                                     Estimated Annual Reporting Burden Hours
17 CFR...........  Annual 500.......  Frequency 1       Hours per 10      Total 500.......  83.3 hours $0.
                                       response per      minutes per
                                       respondent.       response Cost
                                                         is $0.
17 CFR...........  500..............  At this time      10 minutes......  500.............  $0.
                                       only one
                                       response is

    Issued by the Commission this 25th day of October 2012.
Sauntia S. Warfield,
Assistant Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-26625 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]