2013-08084

Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 67 (Monday, April 8, 2013)[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20898-20899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08084]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice of Intent to 
Renew Collection: Market Surveys

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 requirements 
relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the 
prevention of market manipulation.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other 
aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for 
reducing the burden, to the addresses below. Please refer to OMB 
Control No. 3038-0017 in any correspondence. Comments may be mailed to 
Gary J. Martinaitmartinais, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. 
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 NW., Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments may also be submitted 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: Melissa D. Jurgens, 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.
    Please submit your comments using only one method and identify that 
it is for the renewal of 3038-0017.
    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied 
by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to 
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\
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    \1\ See 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary J. Martinaitis, (202) 418-5209; 
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FAX: (202) 418-5527; 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. To comply with this

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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.

Market Surveys, OMB Control Number 3038-0017--Extension

    Under Commission Regulation 21.02, upon call by the Commission, 
information must be furnished related to futures or options positions 
held or introduced by futures commission merchants, members of contract 
markets, introducing brokers, and foreign brokers and, in addition, for 
options positions, by each reporting market. This rule is designed to 
assist the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is 
promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained 
in section 8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (2010).
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:

                                                            Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
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                                                  Annual  number                                         Total annual      Hours per
                 17 CFR Section                  of  respondents         Frequency of response            responses         response       Total hours
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21.02..........................................             400   annually...........................             400             1.75              700
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    Dated: April 3, 2013.
Melissa D. Jurgens,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-08084 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]
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