Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2018) 
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 183 (Thursday, September 20, 2018)]
[Pages 47608-47609]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20509]



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 October 22, 2018.

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 this notice's
publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-97.
     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 any of the
following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No. 3038-
     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 https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting
comments through the website.
    A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of
information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting https://RegInfo.gov.
    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied
by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to
https://www.cftc.gov. You should submit only

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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 section 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 https://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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Wallace, Senior Special Counsel,
Division of Clearing and Risk, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(202) 418-5150; email: [email protected].

    Title: Part 39, Process for Review of Swaps for Mandatory Clearing
(OMB Control No. 3038-0097). This is a request for extension and
revision \2\ of a currently approved information collection.

    \2\ The total number of respondents has been increased from 14
in 2015 to 16 in 2018, based on the current number of registered
DCOs, thus increasing the total annual burden hours from the
previous 560 hours (40 hrs/response x 14) to 640 hours (40 hrs./
response x 16) currently.

    Abstract: The Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations
require a derivatives clearing organization (``DCO'') that wishes to
accept a swap for clearing to be eligible to clear the swap and to
submit the swap to the Commission for a determination as to whether the
swap is required to be cleared. Commission Regulation 39.5 sets forth
the process for these submissions. The Commission uses the information
in this collection to determine whether a DCO that wishes to accept a
swap for clearing is eligible to clear the swap and whether the swap
should be required to be cleared.
    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 July 6, 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 31530 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission
did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Derivatives clearing organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 16.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 640 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.\3\

    \3\ While the 60-Day Notice indicates ``daily, annual, and on
occasion,'' the frequency of information collection is only ``on
occasion'' based on current data.

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

    Dated: September 17, 2018.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-20509 Filed 9-19-18; 8:45 am]