Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020) 
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020)]
[Pages 5402-5403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01606]



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. 3038-0013.''
     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 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: Steven Haidar, Division of Market
Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5611; email:
[email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0013.

    Title: ``Exemptions from Speculative Limits'' (OMB Control No.
3038-0013). This is a request for extension of a

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currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission rule 150.4 provides that all persons holding a
greater than 10 percent ownership or equity interest in another entity
can avail themselves of an exemption in rule 150.4(b)(2) to
disaggregate the positions of the owned entity. To claim the exemption,
a person needs to meet certain criteria and file a notice with the
Commission in accordance with the provisions of the rule. The rules
establish reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Rule 150.4(b)(2)
(would establish an exemption for a person to disaggregate the
positions of a separately organized entity); 150.4(b)(5) (would expand
the exemption for independent account controllers to include additional
eligible participants); and 150.4(b)(8) (provides an exemption from
aggregation where the sharing of information between persons would
cause either person to violate federal law).
    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 November 19, 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 63861 (``60-Day
Notice''). The Commission did not receive any relevant comments on the
60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The burden for this collection applies to an
eligible entity as defined in Part 150. The respondent burden for this
collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 240.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 340.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Response: 20.15.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6850.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    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. 2020-01606 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]