[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 229 (Friday, November 27, 2020)]
[Pages 76035-76036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26198]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Copies of Crop and
Market Information Reports

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'' or
``CFTC'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the
extension of a proposed collection of certain information by the
agency. In

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compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Federal agencies
are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each
proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension
of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for
public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits
comments, as described below, on the proposed Information Collection
Request (``ICR'') titled: Copies of Crop and Market Information

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control No. 3038-
0015 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, 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: Adam Charnisky, Division of Market
Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 525 West Monroe,
Chicago, IL 60661; (312) 596-0630; FAX: (312) 596-0711; email:
[email protected] and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0015.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 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: ``Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,'' OMB
Control No. 3038-0015. This is a request for extension of a currently
approved information collection.
    Abstract: The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR
1.40, is in the public interest and is necessary for market
surveillance. Manipulation of commodity futures prices is a violation
of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). Section 9(a)(2) of the Act (7
U.S.C. 13(a)(2)) prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading or
knowingly inaccurate reports that affect or tend to affect the prices
of commodities. In order to facilitate the enforcement of this
provision, Commission regulation 1.40 requires that members of an
exchange and FCMs provide upon request copies of any report published
or given general circulation which concerns crop or market information
that affects or tends to affect the price of any commodity.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC
invites comments on:
     Evaluate 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
     Evaluate 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;
     Enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
     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 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.
    Affected Entities: Entities potentially affected by this action
include future commission merchants (``FCMs'') and members of contract
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 0.17 hours per response.
     Respondents/Affected Entities: 10.
     Estimated number of responses: 10.
     Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1.7 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 23, 2020.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-26198 Filed 11-25-20; 8:45 am]