Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01686]
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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 March 1, 2018.
ADDRESSES: Comments regarding the burden estimate 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 this notice's
publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0015.''
By email addressed to: [email protected] or
By mail addressed 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.
A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') by either of
the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No.
By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581;
By hand delivery/courier to the same address; or
Through the Commission's website at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting
comments through the website.
A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of
information discussed above may be obtained by visiting http://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: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(312) 596-0630; [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-
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. ``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 30-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
Title: ``Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,'' OMB
Control No. 3038-0015. This is a request for extension of a currently
approved information collection.
Abstract: The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR
1.40, is in the public interest and is necessary for market
surveillance. Manipulation of commodity futures prices is a violation
of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). Section 9(a)(2) of the Act (7
U.S.C. 13(a)(2)) prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading or
knowingly inaccurate reports that affect or tend to affect the prices
of commodities. In
order to facilitate the enforcement of this provision, Commission
regulation 1.40 requires that members of an exchange and FCMs provide
upon request copies of any report published or given general
circulation which concerns crop or market information that affects or
tends to affect the price of any commodity.
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). A 60-day notice of intent to renew collection 3038-
0015 (the ``60-Day Notice'') was published in the Federal Register at
82 FR 55590 (Nov. 22, 2017).
Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 0.17 hours per response.
Respondents/Affected Entities: 10.
Estimated Number of Responses: 10.
Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.7 hours.
Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Dated: January 24, 2018.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-01686 Filed 1-29-18; 8:45 am]
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Last Updated: January 30, 2018