Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2014)]
[Pages 8441-8442]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03048]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected costs and burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the 
notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Practice by Former 
Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735.6,'' 
should be mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the 
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.
    Comments may be also be submitted, regarding the burden estimated 
or any other aspect of the information collection, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, identified by ``Practice by Former 
Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735.6,'' 
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 Melissa D. Jurgens, 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.
    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 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 set forth in 
section 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.\1\

    \1\ Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 
CFR Ch. 1 (2010). Commission regulations are accessible on the 
Commission's Web site, www.cftc.gov.

    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 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 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John P. Dolan at (202) 418-5220; FAX: 
(202) 418-5524; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 
3038-0025. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR.

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    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. The proposed rule was promulgated pursuant 
to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in section 8a(5) of 
the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (1994), as amended.
    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. The OMB control numbers for the 
CFTC's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 
(Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on this collection of information was 
published on December 11, 2013 (78 FR 75333).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written 
statement. This estimate include 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.

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

    Dated: February 7, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-03048 Filed 2-11-14; 8:45 am]