Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)  
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
[Pages 55759-55760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22176]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to 
Renew Collection 3038-0095, Large Trader Reporting for Physical 
Commodity Swaps

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), 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 large trading reporting for physical 
commodity swaps.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Dana Brown, Division of Market 
Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20581. You may also submit comments, identified by 
``Large Trader Reporting for Physical Commodity Swaps,'' 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: Christopher Kirkpatrick, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Brown, (202) 418-5093; FAX: (202) 
418-5527; email: [email protected]

    Title: Large Trader Reporting for Physical Commodity Swaps, (OMB 
Control No. 3038-0095). This is a request for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: 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 

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     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.
    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.

Large Trader Reporting for Physical Commodity Swaps, OMB Control Number 

    The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR 1.40, is in 
the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance.
    Burden Statement:
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of 
information as follows:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                                                  Annual  number
                 17 CFR section                         of         Total annual      Hours per      Total hours
                                                    respondents      responses       response
20..............................................            3998            3998            1.58            6317

    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Dated: September 12, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-22176 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]