[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 129 (Monday, July 7, 2014)]
[Pages 38283-38284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15729]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0082--Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form 
TCR for Whistleblower Submissions

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 (``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 of information, and to 
allow 60 days for public comment. In August 2011, the Commission 
adopted the final rule, as required by the Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), requiring the submission 
of whistleblower information to the Commission on the Form TCR. The 
Commission is updating the Form TCR to incorporate questions from the 
Division of Enforcement's Complaint Form. This notice solicits 
comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection 
Request (ICR) titled: Whistleblower Provision, and Updated Form TCR; 
OMB Control Number 3038-0082.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Whistleblower 
Provision and Updated Form TCR,'' 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: 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/search/index.jsp. Follow the instructions for submitting comments 
through the Portal.
    Please submit your comments using only one method.

Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-
5979; 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 
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 
     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

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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 ICR 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.

Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR for Whistleblower 
Submissions, OMB Control Number 3038-0082--Extension

    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to 
the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ``Tip, Complaint, or 
Referral,'' and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic 
identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient 
information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a 
violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Commission has updated the 
questions asked on the Form TCR to be more specific and detailed.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be .5 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 250 per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 125 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.

    Dated: June 30, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-15729 Filed 7-3-14; 8:45 am]