Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019)]
[Pages 30699-30700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13669]



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 July 29, 2019.

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. 3038-0009.''

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     By email addressed to: [email protected]; or
     By mail addressed to: 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 one of the
following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No. 3038-
     Through the Commission's website at https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting
comments through the website;
     By mail addressed 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 to the same address as specified
for mail.
    Please submit your comments to the Commission using only one
method. 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
https://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 (FOIA), 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 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 applicable laws, and may be
accessible under the FOIA.

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Lave, Associate Director,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(202) 418-5983; email: [email protected].

    Title: Large Trader Reports (OMB Control No. 3038-0009). This is a
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The reporting rules covered by OMB control number 3038-
0009 (``the Collection'') are structured to ensure that the Commission
receives adequate information to carry out its market and financial
surveillance programs. The market surveillance programs analyze market
information to detect and prevent market disruptions and enforce
speculative position limits. The financial surveillance programs
combine market information with financial data to assess the financial
risks presented by large customer positions to Commission registrants
and clearing organizations.
    The reporting rules are implemented by the Commission partly
pursuant to the authority of sections 4a, 4c(b), 4g, and 4i of the
Commodity Exchange Act (``the Act''). Section 4a of the Act permits the
Commission to set, approve exchange-set, and enforce speculative
position limits. Section 4c(b) of the Act gives the Commission plenary
authority to regulate transactions that involve commodity options.
Section 4g of the Act imposes reporting and recordkeeping obligations
on registered entities and registrants (including futures commission
merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, floor brokers, or floor
traders), and requires each registrant to file such reports as the
Commission may require on proprietary and customer positions executed
on any board of trade in the United States or elsewhere. Lastly,
section 4i of the Act requires the filing of such reports as the
Commission may require when positions made or obtained on designated
contract markets or derivatives transaction execution facilities equal
or exceed Commission-set levels.
    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 April 9, 2019, 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, 84 FR 14097 (``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 0.26 hour per response, on average. These estimates
include the time to locate the information related to the exemptions
and to file necessary exemption paperwork. There are approximately
74,418 responses annually, thus the estimated total annual burden on
respondents is 19,676 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 480.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 19,676 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Periodically.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: June 21, 2019.
Christopher Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-13669 Filed 6-26-19; 8:45 am]