Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 2014)  
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 2014)]
[Pages 53697-53698]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21544]



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 October 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted to OMB within 30 days of the 
notice's publication. Comments, identified by ``Whistleblower Provision 
and Updated Form TCR (OMB Control No. 3038-0082),'' 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 ``Whistleblower 
Provision and Updated Form TCR (OMB Control No. 3038-0082),'' 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, 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.
    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. I (2014).

    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 

Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-
5979; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-
0082. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR.

    Title: ``Whistleblower Provision and Updated Form TCR,'' (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0082). This is a request for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to 
the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, titled ``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

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suggests a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. The Commission has 
updated the questions asked on the Form TCR to be more specific and 
    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 July 7, 2014 (79 FR 38283).
    No relevant comments have been received.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 0.5 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.

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

    Dated: September 5, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-21544 Filed 9-9-14; 8:45 am]