[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 13 (Friday, January 20, 2023)]
[Pages 3721-3722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01054]



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 February 21, 2023.

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. 3038-0023, 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: Christopher Cummings, Special Counsel, 
Market Participants Division, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(202) 418-5445; or [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 

    Title: Registration under the Commodity Exchange Act (OMB Control 
No. 3038-0023). This is a request for an extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Abstract: The information collected under OMB Control No. 3038-0023 
is gathered through the use of forms for registration of firms and 
individuals who are required by the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') to 
register with the Commission. The CEA requires commodity interest 
market intermediaries and participants to register, including: Futures 
commission merchants and introducing brokers (7 U.S.C. 6d); Commodity 
pool operators and commodity trading advisors (7 U.S.C. 6m(1)); Retail 
foreign exchange dealers (7 U.S.C. 2(c)); Associated persons (7 U.S.C. 
6k); Floor traders or floor brokers (7 U.S.C. 6e); and Swap dealers and 
major swap participants (7 U.S.C. 6s(a)). The CFTC uses various forms 
for registration (and withdrawal therefrom) (the ``Registration 
Forms''). OMB Control No. 3038-0023 applies to the Registration Forms 
for registration of persons other than swap dealers and major swap 

    \2\ Forms for registration of swap dealers and major swap 
participants are the subject of a separate information collection 
(OMB Control Number 3038-0072).

    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 18, 2022, 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, 87 FR 63051 (``60-Day Notice''). The

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Commission did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its burden estimate 
for this collection to reflect its estimate of the current number of 
CFTC registrants subject to the requirements of Part 162 regulations. 
The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as 
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 78,055.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,852 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Periodically.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: January 17, 2023.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2023-01054 Filed 1-19-23; 8:45 am]