Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021) 
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 17 (Thursday, January 28, 2021)]
[Pages 7366-7367]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-01841]



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 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. 3038-0015, 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, prescreen, 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

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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: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst,
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
(312) 596-0630; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control
No. 3038-0015.

    Title: ``Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,'' OMB
Control No. 3038-0015. This is a request for an 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.
    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 27, 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, 76 FR 60810 (``60-Day
Notice''). The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day

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

    Burden Statement: The respondents' burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.17.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.7 hours.\3\

    \3\ The estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged
from the 2018 renewal.

    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 22, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-01841 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]