[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 79 (Tuesday, April 25, 2023)]
[Pages 24977-24978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-08666]



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 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 May 25, 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. 3038-0101, 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, prescreen, 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: Alexandros Stamoulis, Special Counsel, 
Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 
(646) 746-9792; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control 
No. 3038-0101.

    Title: Registration of Foreign Boards of Trade (OMB Control No. 
3038-0101). This is a request for extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 738 of the Dodd-Frank Act amended section 4(b) of 
the Commodity Exchange Act to provide that the Commission may adopt 
rules and regulations requiring foreign boards of trade (FBOT) that 
wish to provide their members or other participants located in the 
United States with direct access to the FBOT's electronic trading and 
order matching system to register with the Commission. Pursuant to this 
authorization, the CFTC adopted a final rule requiring FBOTs that wish 
to permit trading by direct access to provide certain information to 
the Commission in applications for registration and, once registered, 
to provide certain information to meet quarterly and annual reporting 
requirements. Currently, Part 48 of the Commission's regulations sets 
forth reporting and/or recordkeeping requirements to ensure registered 
FBOTs providing for trading by direct access meet statutory and 
regulatory requirements on an initial and ongoing basis.
    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 January 13, 2023, 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, 88 FR 2345 (``60-Day Notice''). The Commission 
did not receive any relevant comments on the 60-Day Notice.
    Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the 
burden for this collection for registered FBOTs, by increasing the 
number of FBOTs to which the burden applies from 23 to 24 FBOTs. The 
respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 24.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 360 and \1/3\ hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,648 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: When a reportable event occurs and 
quarterly and annually for required reports.

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    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

    Dated: April 20, 2023.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2023-08666 Filed 4-24-23; 8:45 am]