[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 31, 2023)]
[Pages 6238-6239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01919]



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 March 2, 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.

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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. 3038-0025, 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: Frank Walsh, Alternate Designated 
Agency Ethics Official, Office of the General Counsel, Commodity 
Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-6250; email: [email protected], and 
refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0025.

    Title: Practice by Former Members and Employees of the Commission 
(OMB Control No. 3038-0025). This is a request for an extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.735-6 governs the practice before the 
Commission of former members and employees of the Commission and is 
intended to ensure that the Commission is aware of any existing 
conflict of interest. The rule, at 17 CFR 140.735-6(e), requires former 
members and employees who are employed or retained to represent any 
person before the Commission within two years of their separation from 
the CFTC, to file a brief written statement with the Commission's 
Office of the General Counsel. The proposed rule was promulgated 
pursuant to the Commission's rulemaking authority contained in Section 
8a(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 12a(5) (1994), as 
    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.\2\ On November 7, 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 67022 (``60-Day 
Notice''). The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day 

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

    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to average 0.10 hours per response to file the brief written 
statement. This estimate includes the time needed to review 
instructions, utilize technology and systems for the purposes of 
collecting, validating, verifying, processing and disclosing 
information, and adjust/update existing methods to comply with any 
previously applicable instructions and requirements.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours Per Respondent: 0.10.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.
    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: January 26, 2023.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2023-01919 Filed 1-30-23; 8:45 am]