Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020) 
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020)]
[Pages 5401-5402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01605]



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 March 2, 2020.

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. 3038-0025.''
     By email addressed to: [email protected] or
     By mail addressed 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.
    A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'') by either of
the following methods. The copies should refer to ``OMB Control No.
     By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary
of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581;
     By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address; or
     Through the Commission's website at http://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting
comments through the website.
    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
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

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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: 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.

    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
    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 November 20, 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 64050 (``60-Day
Notice''). The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day

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

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 0.10 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 annual
respondents/responses: 30. Estimated annual burden hours per
respondent/response: 0.10 hours (or 6 minutes). Estimated total annual
burden hours: 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: January 24, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-01605 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]