Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019) 
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2019)]
[Pages 64050-64051]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25165]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Extend Collection 3038-0025, Practice by Former Members and Employees
of the Commission

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 renewal of an information collection 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 proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment.
This notice solicits comments regarding the reporting requirement
imposed on former members and employees of the Commission who are
employed or retained by third parties to appear before the Commission.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Practice by Former
Members and Employees of the Commission Pursuant to 17 CFR 140.735-6,
OMB Control No. 3038-0025,'' 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: John Dolan, Counsel for General Law,
Office of the General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(202) 418-5337; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No.

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, including each proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for
approval. To comply with this

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requirement, the CFTC is publishing notice of a proposed extension of
the currently approved information collection listed below. 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.
    Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission
(OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for an extension of a
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the
Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is
intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing
conflict of interest. The rule, at 17 CFR 140.735-6 (e), requires
former members and employees who are employed or retained to represent
any person before the Commission within two years of their separation
from the CFTC, to file a brief written statement with the Commission's
Office of the General Counsel. The proposed rule was promulgated
pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in Section
8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (1994), as
    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 CFTC,
including whether the information will have a practical use;
     The accuracy of the CFTC'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 CFTC 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
CFTC's regulations.\1\

    \1\ 17 CFR 145.9.

    The CFTC 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 Correction 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 FOIA.
    Burden statement: The respondent's burden for this collection is
estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written
statement. This estimate includes the time needed to review
instructions, utilize technology and systems for the purposes of
collecting, validating, verifying, processing and disclosing
information, and adjust/update existing methods to comply with any
previously applicable instructions and requirements.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Former Commission members,
employees, and their current employers.
    Estimated number of respondents: 30.
    Estimated annual burden hours per respondent: 0.10 hours (or 6
    Estimated total annual responses: 30.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: November 15, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-25165 Filed 11-19-19; 8:45 am]