Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 132 (Wednesday, July 14, 2021)  
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 14, 2021)]
[Page 37135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14960]



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 August 13, 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. 3038-0115, 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: Eugene Smith, Director, Office of 
Proceedings, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5371; 
email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0115.


Title: Reparations Complaint, CFTC Form 30 (OMB Control No. 3038-0115). 
This is a request for 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, 
paragraph (b) describes the form and content requirements of a 
complaint. CFTC Form 30 mirrors the requirements set forth in paragraph 
    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.\2\

    \2\ The Commission plans to update its rules to include a web-
based version of Form 30 as an additional option for the public to 
submit reparations complaints online.

    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 May 11, 2021, the Commission 
published in the Federal Register a notice of the proposed extension of 
this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment, at 
86 FR 25845 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission did not receive any 
relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    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: July 9, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-14960 Filed 7-13-21; 8:45 am]