Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021) 
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021)]
[Pages 7368-7369]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01839]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0082, Whistleblower Provision

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 Information and
Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), of 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 1, 2021.

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. 3038-0082, 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: Christopher Ehrman, Director,
Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-
7650; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0082.

    Title: The Whistleblower Provision of Section 23 of the Commodity
Exchange Act (OMB Control No. 3038-0082). This is a request for
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to
the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ``Tip, Complaint, or
Referral,'' and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic
identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient
information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a
violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. 17 CFR 165.7(b)(1) requires
the submission of information to the Commission on a Form WB-APP. The
Form WB-APP, ``Application for Award for Original Information Provided
Pursuant to Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act,'' and the
instructions thereto, are designed to elicit sufficient information to
determine whether and to what extent a claimant qualifies for a
whistleblower award.
    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 24, 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 FR 74995 (``60-Day
Notice''). The Commission received no relevant comments.

    \2\ See 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981).

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900 per year.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.5 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 450 hours.
    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.)

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    Dated: January 22, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-01839 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]