[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)]
[Page 42764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17263]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review--Notice 
of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0026; Gross Collection of Exchange-
Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts

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 August 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the 
notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Gross Collection of 
Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus Accounts (OMB Control No. 3038-
0026),'' 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 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 Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Acting 
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: Mark Bretscher, Division of Swap 
Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 525 W. Monroe, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60661, (312) 596-
0529; email: [email protected] and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-
0026. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR.

    Title: Gross Collection of Exchange-Set Margins for Omnibus 
Accounts (OMB Control No. 3038-0026). This is a request for extension 
of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 1.58 requires futures commission 
merchants to collect exchange-set margin for omnibus accounts on a 
gross, rather than a net, basis. This rule is promulgated pursuant to 
the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in Sections 4c, 4d, 4f, 
4g and 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 6c, 6d, 6f, 6g and 
12a (2000).
    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 May 21, 2014 (79 FR 29173).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 0.08 hours per response. These estimates 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: 66.
    Estimated number of responses: 264.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 22 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

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

    Dated: July 17, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-17263 Filed 7-22-14; 8:45 am]