Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 81 (Monday, April 27, 2020) 
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 81 (Monday, April 27, 2020)]
[Pages 23330-23331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08799]



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 May 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be submitted within 30 days of this
notice's publication to OIRA, at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Please find this particular information collection by
selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments''
or by using the website's search function. Comments can be entered
electronically by clicking on the ``comment'' button next to the
information collection on the ``OIRA Information Collections Under
Review'' page, or the ``View ICR--Agency Submission'' page. A copy of
the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed
herein may be obtained by visiting https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
    In addition to the submission of comments to https://Reginfo.gov as
indicated above, a copy of all comments submitted to OIRA may also be
submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the
``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') by clicking on the ``Submit Comment'' box
next to the descriptive entry for OMB Control No. 3038-0101, at https://comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/PublicInfo.aspx.
    Or by either of the following methods:
     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.
    All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied
by an English translation. Comments submitted to the Commission should
include 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 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 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: Duane C. Andresen, Associate Director,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(202) 418-5492; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No.

    Title: Registration of Foreign Boards of Trade (OMB Control No.
3038-0101). This is a request for extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 738 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended section 4(b) of
the Commodity Exchange Act to provide that the Commission may adopt
rules and regulations requiring foreign boards of trade (FBOT) that
wish to provide their members or other participants located in the
United States with direct access to the FBOT's electronic trading and
order matching system to register with the Commission. Pursuant to this
authorization, the CFTC adopted a final rule requiring FBOTs that wish
to permit trading by direct access to provide certain information to
the Commission in applications for registration and, once registered,
to provide certain information to meet quarterly and annual reporting
requirements. Currently, Part 48 of the Commission's regulations sets
forth reporting and/or recordkeeping requirements to ensure registered
FBOTs providing for trading by direct access meet statutory and
regulatory requirements on an initial and ongoing basis.
    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 February 14, 2020, 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, 85

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FR 8577 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission did not receive any
comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the
burden for this collection for registered FBOTs, by reducing the number
of FBOTs to which the burden applies. The respondent burden for this
collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 23.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 374.4.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8612.
    Frequency of Collection: When a reportable event occurs and
quarterly and annually for required reports.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: April 21, 2020.
Robert N. Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-08799 Filed 4-24-20; 8:45 am]