Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 156 (Monday, August 13, 2018) 
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 156 (Monday, August 13, 2018)]
[Pages 39990-39991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17334]



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 September 12, 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 (OIA) in OMB within 30 days of this notice's
publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0007.''
     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.

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     Through the Commission's website at http://comments.cftc.gov/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments
through the website.
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; or
     By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or
    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. 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 ICR will be retained in the
public comment file and will be considered as required under the
Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be
accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of
information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel,
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, (202) 418-5496; email: [email protected], and
refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0007.

    Title: Regulation of Domestic Exchange-Traded Options (OMB Control
No. 3038-0007). This is a request for extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: The rules require futures commission merchants (FCMs) and
introducing brokers (IBs): (1) To provide their customers with standard
risk disclosure statements concerning the risk of trading commodity
interests; and (2) to retain all promotional material and the source of
authority for information contained therein. The purpose of these rules
is to ensure that customers are advised of the risks of trading
commodity interests and to avoid fraud and misrepresentation. This
information collection contains the recordkeeping and reporting
requirements needed to ensure regulatory compliance with Commission
rules relating to this issue. The disclosure and recordkeeping
requirements are necessary to monitor and to verify compliance by FCMs
and IBs with their obligations concerning disclosure and promotional
    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. On June 7, 2018, the Commission
published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of
this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on
the proposed extension, 83 FR 26437 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission
did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The Commission estimates the burden of this
collection of information as follows:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                                     Estimated                                                       Estimated
                                     number of        Reports                        Estimated     total number
           Regulation             respondents or    annually by    Total annual   average number    of hours of
                                   recordkeepers       each          responses     of hours per    annual burden
                                     per year       respondent                       response     in fiscal year
    33.7--(Risk disclosure).....        1,272.00          115.00      146,280.00            0.08       11,702.40
    33.8--(Retention of                 1,272.00            1.00        1,272.00           25.00       31,800.00
     promotional material)......
        Grand total (reporting    ..............  ..............      147,552.00  ..............       43,502.40
         and recordkeeping).....

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

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

    Dated: August 8, 2018.
Christopher Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-17334 Filed 8-10-18; 8:45 am]