2015-17428

Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 136 (Thursday, July 16, 2015)  
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 136 (Thursday, July 16, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42091-42092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17428]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

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(``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 August 17, 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 (``OIRA'') in OMB, within 30 days of the notice's 
publication, by email at [email protected] Please identify 
the comments by OMB Control No. 3038-0009. Please provide the 
Commission with a copy of all submitted comments at the address listed 
below. Please refer to OMB Reference No. 3038-0009, 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 to: Hannah Ropp, Surveillance 
Analyst, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading 
Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.
    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:
     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, 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.
    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 
Sec.  145.9 of the Commission's regulations.
    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 
www.cftc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hannah Ropp, Surveillance Analyst, 
Division of Market Oversight; phone: (202) 418-5228; fax: (202) 418-
5507; email: [email protected]; and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a request for an extension of a 
previously approved collection--Extension.
    Title: Large Trader Reports (OMB Control No. 3038-0009). This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The reporting rules covered by OMB control number 3038-
0009 (``the Collection'') are structured to ensure that the Commission 
receives adequate information to carry out its market and financial 
surveillance programs. The market surveillance programs analyze market 
information to detect and prevent market disruptions and enforce 
speculative position limits. The financial surveillance programs 
combine market information with financial data to assess the financial 
risks presented by large customer positions to Commission registrants 
and clearing organizations.
    Previously, all reporting rules contained in parts 15 through 19 
and 21 of the Commission's regulations were covered by the Collection; 
however, a recent rulemaking action relocated several recordkeeping and 
reporting burdens from this collection to a new collection, OMB Control 
Number 3038-0103. Specifically, that rulemaking appropriated the 
information collection burdens associated with Commission regulations 
Sec. Sec.  17.01, 18.04, and 18.05. Accordingly, this renewal will 
update the Collection's current burden estimates and officially remove 
the duplicative burdens from the Collection.
    The reporting rules are implemented by the Commission partly 
pursuant to the authority of sections 4a, 4c(b), 4g, and 4i of the 
Commodity Exchange Act (``Act''). Section 4a of the Act permits the 
Commission to set, approve exchange-set, and enforce speculative 
position limits. Section 4c(b) of the Act gives the Commission plenary 
authority to regulate transactions that involve commodity options. 
Section 4g of the Act imposes reporting and recordkeeping obligations 
on registered entities and registrants (including futures commission 
merchants, introducing brokers, floor brokers, or floor traders), and 
requires each registrant to file such reports as the Commission may 
require on proprietary and customer positions executed on any board of 
trade in the United States or elsewhere. Lastly, section 4i of the Act 
requires the filing of such reports as the Commission may require when 
positions made or obtained on designated contract markets or 
derivatives transaction execution facilities equal or exceed 
Commission-set levels.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be 0.26 hours per response, on average. These estimates 
include the time to locate the information related to the exemptions 
and to file necessary exemption paperwork.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Large Traders, Clearing Members, 
Contract Markets, and other entities affected by Commission regulations 
Sec. Sec.  16.00 and 17.00 as well as parts 19 and 21.
    Estimated number of respondents: 453.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 18,348 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Periodically.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: July 13, 2015.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2015-17428 Filed 7-15-15; 8:45 am]
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