Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 113 (Friday, June 12, 2015)  
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 113 (Friday, June 12, 2015)]
[Pages 33491-33492]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14333]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or 
``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the 
proposed collection of certain 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, including each proposed extension of an 
existing collection, and to allow 60 days

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for public comment. This notice solicits comments on collections of 
information provided for by Part 40, Provisions Common To Registered 

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 11, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0093 by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's Web site, at http://comments.cftc.gov/. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site.
     Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the 
Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette 
Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Portal.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lois J. Gregory, Associate Director, 
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; 
(202) 418-5092; email: [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 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 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.
    Title: Part 40, Provisions Common To Registered Entities (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0093). This is a request for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: This collection of information involves the collection 
and submission to the Commission of information from registered 
entities concerning new products, rules, and rule amendments pursuant 
to the procedures outlined in 17 CFR 40.2, 40.3, 40.5, 40.6, and 40.10.
    With respect to the 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 
     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.
    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 Information Collection Request 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.
    Burden Statement: Registered entities must comply with 
certification and approval requirements which include an explanation 
and analysis when seeking to implement new products, rules, and rule 
amendments, including changes to product terms and conditions. The 
Commission's regulations Sec. Sec.  40.2, 40.3, 40.4, 40.5 and 40.6 
provide procedures for the submission of rules and rule amendments by 
designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, derivatives 
clearing organizations, and swap data repositories. They establish the 
procedures for submitting the ``written certification'' required by 
Section 5c of the Commodity Exchange Act (``Act''). In connection with 
a product or rule certification, the registered entity must provide a 
concise explanation and analysis of the submission and its compliance 
with statutory provisions of the Act. Accordingly, new rules or rule 
amendments must be accompanied by concise explanations and analyses of 
the purposes, operations, and effects of the submissions. This 
information may be submitted as part of the same submission containing 
the required ``written certification.'' The Commission estimates the 
average burden of this collection of information as follows:

     Rules 40.2, 40.3, 40.5, and 40.6
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70.
    Annual Responses by each Respondent: 100.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 2.
    Estimated Total Hours per Year: 14,000.
     Rule 40.10
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4.
    Annual Responses by each Respondent: 2.
    Estimated Hours per Response: 5.
    Estimated Total Hours per Year: 40.

    (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)

    Dated: June 8, 2015.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-14333 Filed 6-11-15; 8:45 am]