Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 89 (Tuesday, May 11, 2021) 
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 89 (Tuesday, May 11, 2021)]
[Pages 25845-25846]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09894]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Extend Information Collection 3038-0115, Reparations Complaint, CFTC
Form 30

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing
an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''),
Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register
concerning each proposed collection of information, including proposed
extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60
days for public comment. This notice solicits comments on the
collection of information relating to the CFTC Reparations Complaint
Process, pursuant to the Commission's regulations under the Commodity
Exchange Act (``CEA'').

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``OMB Control No.
3038-0115'' 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, Three Lafayette
Centre, 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 https://www.cftc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene Smith, Director, Office of
Proceedings, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5371;
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.,
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, including each proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for
approval. To comply with this requirement, the CFTC is publishing a
proposed notice to extend the existing collection of information listed
below. 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.
    Title: Reparations Complaint, CFTC Form 30 (OMB Control No. 3038-

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This is a request for an extension of a currently approved information
    Abstract: Pursuant to Section 14 of the Commodity Exchange Act,
members of the public may apply to the Commission to seek damages
against Commission registrants for alleged violations of the Act and/or
Commission regulations. The legislative intent of the Reparations
program was to provide a low-cost, speedy, and effective forum for the
resolution of customer complaints and to sanction individuals and firms
found to have violated the Act and/or any regulations.
    In 1984, the Commission promulgated Part 12 of the Commission
regulations to administer Section 14. Rule 12.13 provides the standards
and procedures for filing a Reparations complaint. Specifically,
subparagraph (b) describes the form and content requirements of a
complaint. CFTC Form 30 mirrors the requirements set forth in
subparagraph (b).
    The Commission began utilizing Form 30 in or about 1984. The form
was created to assist customers, who are typically pro se and non-
lawyers. It was also designed as a way to provide proper notice to
respondents of the charges against them. This form is critical to
fulfilling this policy goal.\1\

    \1\ The Commission plans to update its rules to include a web-
based version of Form 30 in 2021 as an additional option for the
public to submit reparations complaints online.

    With respect to the collection of information, the CFTC invites
comments on:
     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
     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;
     Ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of
the information to be collected; and
     Ways to 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.\2\

    \2\ 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.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Commodity futures customers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 24.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 36.
    Frequency of Collection: As applicable.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

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

     Dated: May 5, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
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