Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 209 (Monday, October 29, 2018) 
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2018)]
[Pages 54327-54328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23538]



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 November 28, 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. 3038-0101.''
     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 statement for the collection of
information discussed herein 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. 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Duane C. Andresen, Associate Director,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(202) 418-5492; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No.

    Title: Registration of Foreign Boards of Trade (OMB Control No.
3038-0101). This is a request for extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 738 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended section 4(b) of
the Commodity Exchange Act to provide that the Commission may adopt
rules and regulations requiring foreign boards of trade (FBOT) that
wish to provide their members or other participants located in the
United States with direct access to the FBOT's electronic trading and
order matching system to register with the Commission. Pursuant to this
authorization, the CFTC adopted a final rule requiring FBOTs that wish
to permit trading by direct access to provide certain information to
the Commission in applications for registration and, once registered,
to provide certain information to meet quarterly and annual reporting
requirements. Currently, Part 48 of the Commission's regulations sets
forth reporting and/or recordkeeping requirements to ensure registered
FBOTs providing for trading by direct access meet statutory and
regulatory requirements on an initial and ongoing basis.
    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 August 13, 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 39989 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission
did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the
burden for this collection for registered FBOTs, by reducing the number
of FBOTs to which the burden applies. The respondent burden for this
collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 375.2.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,630.
    Frequency of Collection: When a reportable event occurs and
quarterly and annually for required reports.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: October 24, 2018.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-23538 Filed 10-26-18; 8:45 am]