[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 12, 2022)]
[Pages 41293-41294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-14782]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To 
Renew Collection 3038-0017, Market Surveys

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 the collections of 
information associated with market investigations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Market Surveys,'' 
Collection Number 3038-0017, by any of the following methods:
     The Agency's website, at https://comments.cftc.gov/. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website.
     Mail: Christopher J. 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], and refer to OMB Control 
No. 3038-0017.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA,\1\ 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.

    \1\ 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Title: Market Surveys (OMB Control No. 3038-0017). This is a 
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Under Commission Rule 21.02, 17 CFR 21.02, upon call by 
the Commission, information must be furnished related to futures or 
options positions held or introduced by futures commission merchants, 
members of contract markets, introducing brokers, foreign brokers, and 
for options positions, by each reporting market. This rule is designed 
to assist the Commission in prevention of market manipulation and is 
promulgated pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained 
in section 8a of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a (2010). 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.
    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 comment file and will be considered as required under the 
Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable

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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:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                               Annual number     Frequency of      Total annual      Hours per
       17 CFR section         of respondents       response          responses       response       Total hours
21.02.......................             100  Annually..........             100            1.75             175

    Respondents/Affected Entities: Futures commission merchants, 
members of contract markets, introducing brokers, foreign brokers, 
contract markets.
    Estimated number of respondents: 100.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 175 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annually.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: July 7, 2022.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2022-14782 Filed 7-11-22; 8:45 am]