Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)]


[Pages 4189-4190]

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

[FR Doc No: 2018-01686]




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 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

listed below.

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

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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]




Last Updated: January 30, 2018