Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2019)]
[Pages 35376-35377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15615]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys

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 and to allow 60 days for public comment. This
notice solicits comments on market investigations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 23, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Market Surveys,''
Collection Number 3038-0017, 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.

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     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], and refer to OMB Control
No. 3038-0017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.,
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: Market Surveys (OMB Control No. 3038-0017). This is a
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Under Commission Rule 21.02, upon call by the Commission,
information must be furnished related to futures or options positions
held or introduced by futures commission merchants, members of contract
markets, introducing brokers, foreign brokers, and for options
positions, by each reporting market. This rule is designed to assist
the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is promulgated
pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in section
8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a (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:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                                 Annual number    Frequency of     Total annual      Hours per
        17 CFR section          of respondents      response         responses       response       Total hours
21.02.........................             100  Annually........             100            1.75             175

    Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures commission merchants,
members of contract markets, introducing brokers, foreign brokers,
contract markets.
    Estimated number of respondents: 100.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 175 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annually.

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

    Dated: July 18, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-15615 Filed 7-22-19; 8:45 am]