Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2019)]
[Pages 6381-6382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-03371]



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 29, 2019.

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 the notice's
publication 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 the notice's
publication, by either of the following methods. Please identify the
comments by ``OMB Control No. 3038-0043.''
     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 (Commission) by either 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 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 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: Melissa Chiang, Counsel, Office of
General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5578;
email: [email protected].

    Title: Rules Relating to Review of National Futures Association
Decisions in Disciplinary, Membership Denial, Registration, and Member
Responsibility Actions (OMB Control No. 3038-0043). This is a request
for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR part 171 rules require a registered futures
association to provide fair and orderly procedures for membership and
disciplinary actions. The Commission's review of decisions of
registered futures associations in disciplinary, membership denial,
registration, and member responsibility actions is governed by Section
17(h)(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 21(h)(2). The rules
establish procedures and standards for Commission review of such
actions, and the reporting requirements included in the procedural
rules are either directly required by Section 17 of the Act or are
necessary to the type of appellate review role Congress intended the
Commission to undertake when it adopted that provision.
    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
Commission's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR
63035 (Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day
comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information
was published on November 14, 2018 (83 FR 56827). The Commission
received no relevant comments.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 1 hour per response. This estimate includes the
time needed to transmit decisions of disciplinary, membership denial,
registration, and member responsibility actions to the Commission for
review. The total estimated annual burden of 3 hours is determined by
the following:

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    Respondents/Affected Entities: Individuals or entities filing
appeals from disciplinary and membership decisions by National Futures
    Estimated number of respondents: 1.
    Estimated number of responses: 3.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: February 22, 2019.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-03371 Filed 2-26-19; 8:45 am]