Federal Register, Volume 79 Issue 205 (Thursday, October 23, 2014)  
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 205 (Thursday, October 23, 2014)]
[Pages 63384-63385]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25228]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial Information

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or 
``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. This notice solicits comments on requirements for entities 
that are subject to the Commission's jurisdiction to provide certain 
privacy protections for consumer financial information.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Privacy of Consumer 
Financial Information'' by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's Web site, at 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: Kathy Harman-Stokes, Chief Privacy 
Officer, Office of the Executive Director, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20581. Telephone: (202) 418-6629 or email: [email protected]
and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0055.

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.

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``Collection of Information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 
1320.3 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 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.
    Title: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (OMB Control No. 
3038-0055). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''), Public Law 111-203, 124 
Stat. 1376 (2010), broadened the Commission's regulatory authority 
under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (``GLB Act'') to cover two new 
entities: Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants, in addition to 
Futures Commission Merchants, Commodity Trading Advisors, Commodity 
Pool Operators, and Introducing Brokers.
    Specifically, amendments to the GLB Act found in section 1093 of 
the Dodd-Frank Act, reaffirmed the Commission's authority to promulgate 
regulations to require entities that are subject to the Commission's 
jurisdiction to provide certain privacy protections for consumer 
financial information. These regulations were later extended to Retail 
Foreign Exchange Dealers.
    With respect to the 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 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 Information Collection Request 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.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 0.24 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures Commission Merchants, Retail 
Foreign Exchange Dealers, Commodity Trading Advisors, Commodity Pool 
Operators, Introducing Brokers, Major Swap Participants and Swap 
    Estimated number of respondents: 110.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 528 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annual.

    Dated: October 20, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-25228 Filed 10-22-14; 8:45 am]