[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2022)]
[Pages 31863-31864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-11254]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0012, Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, 
Deliveries, and Exchanges of Futures

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or 
``Commission'') 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 each proposed extension of an 
existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public 
comment. This notice solicits comments on futures volume, open 
interest, price, deliveries, and purchases/sales of futures for 
commodities or for derivatives positions.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 25, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Futures Volume & 
Open Interest Collection,'' 3038-0012, 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: Adam Charnisky, Market Analyst, 
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(312) 596-0630; email: [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, 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 before submitting 
the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, 
the CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed 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.\1\

    \1\ 44 U.S.C. 3512, 5 CFR 1320.5(b)(2)(i) and 1320.8 (b)(3)(vi).

    Title: Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and 
Exchanges of Futures (OMB Control No. 3038-0012). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Regulation 16.01 requires the U.S. futures 
exchanges to publish daily information on the items listed in the title 
of the collection. The information required by this rule is in the 
public interest and is necessary for market surveillance and analysis. 
This rule is promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking 
authority contained in Section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 
U.S.C. 7 (2010).
    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 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 Information Collection Request will be retained in 
the public

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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: Designated Contract Markets.
    Estimated number of respondents: 17.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 250.\3\

    \3\ The Commission estimates that its Data, Market and 
Surveillance Staff will expend approximately 1 hour per day on each 
respondent/response over 250 trading days to collect and analyze the 
information submitted.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,250 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Daily.

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

    Dated: May 20, 2022.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2022-11254 Filed 5-24-22; 8:45 am]