[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2019)]
[Pages 28511-28512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12923]


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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Revise Collection 3038-0089, Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting
Requirements: Pre-Enactment and Transition Swaps

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 July 19, 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 in OMB, within 30 days of publication of the notice,
by email at [email protected]. Please identify the comments
by OMB Control No. 3038-0089. Please provide the Commission with a copy
of all submitted comments at the address listed below. Please refer to
OMB Reference No. 3038-0089, found on http://reginfo.gov. Comments may
also be mailed 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, and to the Commission through its website at http://comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments
through the website.
    Comments may also be mailed 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 at the same address.
    A copy of the supporting statements for the collection of
information discussed above 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: Meghan Tente, Division of Market
Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW,
(202) 418-5785, email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Federal
Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on
this collection of information was published on April 12, 2019 (84 FR
    Title: Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: Pre-
Enactment and Transition Swaps (OMB Control No. 3038-0089). This is a
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The collection of information is needed to ensure that
the CFTC and other regulators have access to data regarding pre-
enactment and transition swaps, as required by the Commodity Exchange
Act as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act''). The Dodd-Frank Act directed the
CFTC to adopt rules providing for the reporting of data relating to
swaps entered into before the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act,
the terms of which had not expired as of the date of enactment of the
Dodd-Frank Act (``pre-enactment swaps'') and data relating to swaps
entered into on or after the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act
and prior to the compliance date specified in the the CFTC's final swap
data reporting rules (``transition swaps''). On June 12, 2012, the CFTC
adopted regulation 46, which imposes recordkeeping and reporting
requirements relating to pre-enactment and historical swaps.
    Burden Statement: Provisions of CFTC Regulations 46.2, 46.3, 46.4,
46.8, 46.10, and 46.11 result in information collection requirements
within the meaning of the PRA. With respect to the ongoing reporting
and recordkeeping burdens associated with pre-enactment and transition
swaps, the CFTC believes that SDs, MSPs, and non-SD/MSP counterparties
incur an annual time-burden of 17,328 hours. This time-burden
represents a proportion of the burden responents incur to operate and
maintain their swap data recordkeeping and reporting systems.
    17 CFR 45 imposes swap recordkeeping and reporting requirements on
respondents related to swaps that are not pre-enactment or transition
swaps. The CFTC believes that respondents use the same recordkeeping
and reporting systems to compy with both parts 45 and 46. The CFTC has
computed the estimated burden for 17 CFR 46 by estimating the burden
incurred by respondents to operate and maintain their swap data
recordkeeping and reporting systems and then estimating the percentage
of that burden associated with pre-enactment and transition swaps.
Since the enactment of 17 CFR 45, the vast majority of pre-enactment
and transition swaps have been terminated by the parties to the swaps
or are otherwise no longer in existence. As 17 CFR 46 only requires
respondents to make ongoing reports regarding pre-enactment and
transition swaps that continue to be in existence, the number of
reports being made pursuant to 17 CFR 46 has declined significantly
over time. As the volume of reports made pursuant to 17 CFR 46 is
estimated to be very small releative to the estimated volume of reports
made pursuant to 17 CFR 45, the Commission's burden estimate has
allocated the vast majority of the estimated burden to operate and
maintain respondents' swap data recordkeeping and reporting systems to
the burden estimate associated with 17 CFR 45.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Swap Dealers, Major Swap
Participants, and other counterparties to a swap transaction (i.e.,
end-user, non-SD/non-MSP counterparties).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,125.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 17,328 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Ongoing.

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

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

    Dated: June 13, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-12923 Filed 6-18-19; 8:45 am]