[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 29, 2021)]
[Pages 74074-74075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-28293]



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 January 28, 2022.

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. 3038-0043, 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:  Melissa Chiang, Senior Assistant 
General Counsel, Legal Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(202) 418-5578; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 

    Title: Rules Relating to Review of National Futures Association 
Decisions in Disciplinary, Membership Denial, Registration, and Member 
Responsibility Actions (OMB Control Number 3038-0043). This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR part 171 rules require a registered futures 
association to provide fair and orderly procedures for membership and 

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actions. The Commission's review of decisions of registered futures 
associations in disciplinary, membership denial, registration, and 
member responsibility actions is governed by Section 17(h)(2) of the 
Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 21(h)(2). The rules establish 
procedures and standards for Commission review of such actions, and the 
reporting requirements included in the procedural rules are either 
directly required by Section 17 of the Commodity Exchange Act or are 
necessary to the type of appellate review role Congress intended the 
Commission to undertake when it adopted that provision. Because the 
number of respondents, responses per respondent, and time per response 
has not changed, this renewal does not change the reporting burden for 
this collection.
    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 October 28, 2021, 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, 86 FR 59697 (``60-Day Notice'') The Commission 
did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The estimated total annual respondent burden for 
this collection is three hours. This estimate includes the time needed 
to transmit decisions of disciplinary, membership denial, registration, 
and member responsibility actions to the Commission for review.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Average Burden Hour(s) per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3 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: December 23, 2021.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
 [FR Doc. 2021-28293 Filed 12-28-21; 8:45 am]