Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2019)]
[Pages 30698-30699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-13697]



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.

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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), 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. 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. This notice solicits the second request for
comments, and to allow 30 days for public 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 July 29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments regarding any aspect of ``Futures
Volume & Open Interest Collection'' 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. 3038-0012.''
     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 CFTC
by one of the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB
Control No. 3038-0012.''
     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 CFTC 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: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(312) 596-0630; email: [email protected].

    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).
    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.\2\ On April 22, 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 16663 (``60-Day
Notice''). The Commission originally estimated that 15 entities would
be affected by this rule, who would spend one hour daily on each
response, 250 trading days per year, thus accumulating 3,750 hours
annually in total burden hours. These numbers remain current, and the
Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice.

    \2\ The OMB control numbers for the CFTC's regulations were
published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981).

    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the
burden for this collection as the respondent burden for this collection
is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 15.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,750 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Daily.
    There are no known additional capital costs or operating and
maintenance costs associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: June 24, 2019
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-13697 Filed 6-26-19; 8:45 am]