Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018) 
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018)]
[Pages 26269-26270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12106]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0033, Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or
``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comments on the
proposed extension of a 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 the information
collection requirements in Commission regulation 1.60 concerning
notification of pending legal proceedings.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0033 by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's website, at http://comments.cftc.gov/. Follow
the instructions for submitting comments through the website.
     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.
    Please submit your comments using only one method. 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: Robert Schwartz, Deputy General
Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, (202) 416-5958; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.,
Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for each collection of information that they conduct or
sponsor. ``Collection of Information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3)
and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) 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, including each proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for
approval. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not
required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays
a valid OMB control number. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC
is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information listed
    Title: Notification of Pending Legal Proceedings Pursuant to 17 CFR
1.60 (OMB Control Number 3038-0033). This is a request for extension of
a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The rule is designed to assist the Commission in
monitoring legal proceedings involving the responsibilities imposed on
contract markets and their officials and futures commission merchants
(FCMs) and their principals by the Commodity Exchange Act, or
otherwise. This renewal updates the total requested burden based on
available reported data.
    With respect to the following 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.
    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\ 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 Procedures Act and other applicable
laws, and may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9

    Burden Statement: The annual respondent burden for this collection
during the renewal period is estimated to be as follows:

                                                            Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                                                       Annual number of respondents   Total annual number
                   17 CFR section                       (contract markets & FCMs)         of responses        Hours per response        Total hours
1.60................................................                            79                      1                    .20                   15.8

    There are no capital costs or operating costs or maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: May 31, 2018.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-12106 Filed 6-5-18; 8:45 am]