Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2013)[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2013)]
[Pages 75333-75334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29521]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


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 practice before the Commission by former members and 
employees of the Commission.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John P. Dolan, Office of General 
Counsel, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20581. You may also 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 
    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 Melissa Jurgens, Secretary of the Commission, 
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 section 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 or a Copy Contact:  John P. Dolan at (202) 418-
5220; fax: (202) 418-5524; email: [email protected] and refer to OMB 
Control No. 3038-0025.

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 
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:

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     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.
    Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission 
(OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the 
Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is 
intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing 
conflict of interest. The rule generally requires former members and 
employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before 
the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC 
employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission's 
Office of General Counsel.
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written 
statement. This estimate includes the time needed to review 
instructions; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purposes of collecting, validating, and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information and disclosing and 
providing information; adjust the existing ways to comply with any 
previously applicable instructions and requirements; train personnel to 
be able to respond to a collection of information; and transmit or 
otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 3.
    Estimated number of responses: 4.5.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: .10 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: December 6, 2013.
Melissa D. Jurgens,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-29521 Filed 12-10-13; 8:45 am]