Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 120 (Tuesday, June 23, 2015)  
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 120 (Tuesday, June 23, 2015)]
[Page 35938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-15344]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(``PRA''), 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 July 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect 
of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the 
burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs in OMB, within 30 days of the notice's publication, 
by email at [email protected]. Please identify the comments 
by OMB Control No. 3038-0013. Please provide the Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission (``Commission'') with a copy of all submitted 
comments at the address listed below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 
3038-0013, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may also 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, and Hannah Ropp, 
Surveillance Analyst, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures 
Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.
    Comments may also be submitted by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's 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/. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Portal.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of 
information discussed above may be obtained by visiting RegInfo.gov. 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hannah Ropp, Surveillance Analyst, 
Division of Market Oversight; Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581; 
phone: (202) 418-5228; fax: (202) 418-5507; email: [email protected], and 
refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0013.

    Title: ``Exemptions from Speculative Limits (OMB Control No. 3038-
0013).'' This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 4a(a) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``Act'') 
allows the Commission to set speculative limits in any commodity for 
future delivery in order to prevent excessive speculation. Certain 
sections of the Act and the Commission's Regulations allow exemptions 
from the speculative limits for persons using the market for hedging 
and, under certain circumstances, for commodity pool operators and 
similar traders. This information collection contains the recordkeeping 
and reporting requirements needed to ensure regulatory compliance with 
Commission rules relating to this issue.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 3 hours per response. These estimates include the time 
to locate the information related to the exemptions and to file 
necessary exemption paperwork.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap Dealers, Large Traders, and 
other entities affected by Rules 1.47 and 1.48 and Part 150 of the 
Commission's regulations.
    Estimated number of respondents: 9.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 48 hours.
    Frequency of collection: 1-2 reports annually.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: June 17, 2015.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-15344 Filed 6-22-15; 8:45 am]