2012-28234

Federal Register, Volume 77 Issue 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69806-69807]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28234]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection, Procurement Contracts

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'') 
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, and to allow 60 days for comment in 
response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the extension 
of requirements relating to information collected to assist the 
Commission in soliciting and awarding contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-
0031.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Sonda Owens, Financial Management 
Branch, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sonda Owens, (202) 418-5182; FAX (202) 
418-54149; 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(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. 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. To comply with this requirement, the Commission is 
publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed 
below.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the 
Commission 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 of, 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 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Procurement Contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-0031--Extension

    The information collection consists of procurement activities 
relating to solicitations, amendments to solicitations, requests for 
quotations, construction contracts, awards of contracts, performance 
bonds, and payment information for individuals (vendors) or contractors 
engaged in providing supplies or services.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                                 Total annual      Hours per
    Annual number of  respondents      Frequency or  response     responses         response       Total hours
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364.................................  Annually...............             364                2              728
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    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: November 15, 2012.
Sauntia S. Warfield,
Assistant Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-28234 Filed 11-20-12; 8:45 am]
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