[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 20 (Tuesday, January 30, 2024)]
[Pages 5877-5878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-01745]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

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(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 before February 29, 

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. 3038-0015, 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.

Enforcement, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 290 Broadway, 
New York, NY 10007; (646) 746-9780; email: [email protected] and refer 
to OMB Control No. 3038-0015.

    Title: ``Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports,'' OMB 
Control No. 3038-0015. This is a request for an extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: The information collected pursuant to this rule, 17 CFR 
1.40, is in the public interest and is necessary for market 
surveillance. Manipulation of commodity futures prices is a violation 
of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). Section 9(a)(2) of the Act (7 
U.S.C. 13(a)(2)) prohibits the dissemination of false or misleading or 
knowingly inaccurate reports that affect or tend to affect the prices 
of commodities. In order to facilitate the enforcement of this 
provision, Commission regulation 1.40 requires that members of an 
exchange and FCMs provide upon request copies of any report published 
or given general circulation which concerns crop or market information 
that affects or tends to affect the price of any commodity.
    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 20, 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 80696 (``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). 
See also 46 FR 63035 (Dec. 30, 1981).

    Burden Statement: The respondents' burden for this collection is 
estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.17.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.7 hours.\3\

    \3\ The estimated total annual burden hours remain unchanged 
from the 2018 and 2021 renewals.

    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 24, 2024.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2024-01745 Filed 1-29-24; 8:45 am]