Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 77 (Monday, April 22, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 77 (Monday, April 22, 2019)]
[Page 16663]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08052]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price,
Deliveries and Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for
Derivatives Positions

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or
``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the
proposed 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 futures volume, open
interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for
commodities or for derivatives positions.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Futures Volume &
Open Interest Collection,'' 3038-0012, 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: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(312) 596-0630; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB'') for each
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of
Information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3 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 before submitting
the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement,
the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information
listed below.
    Title: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and
Purchases/Sales of Futures for Commodities or for Derivatives Positions
(OMB Control No. 3038-0012). This is a request for extension of a
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 16.01 requires the U.S. futures
exchanges to publish daily information on the items listed in the title
of the collection. The information required by this rule is in the
public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. This rule is
promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained
in Section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7 (2010).
    With respect to the 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\

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

    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 Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be
accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Designated Contract Markets.
    Estimated number of respondents: 15.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,750 hours.\2\

    \2\ The Commission estimates that its Data, Market and
Surveillance Staff will expend approximately 1 hour per day on each
respondent/response over 250 trading days to collect and analyze the
information submitted.

    Frequency of collection: Daily.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: April 17, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-08052 Filed 4-19-19; 8:45 am]