[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2024)]
[Pages 6509-6510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-01973]



Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


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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 4, 2024.

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. 3038-0082, at https://comments.cftc.gov/FederalRegister/PublicInfo.aspx.
    Or by either of the following methods:
     Mail: 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 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: Christina McGlosson, Acting Director, 
Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-
5051; email: [email protected], and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-

    Title: The Whistleblower Provision of section 23 of the Commodity 
Exchange Act (OMB Control No. 3038-0082). This is a request for 
extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: 17 CFR 165.3(a) requires the submission of information to 
the Commission on a Form TCR. The Form TCR, ``Tip, Complaint, or 
Referral,'' and the instructions thereto, are designed to capture basic 
identifying information about a complainant and elicit sufficient 
information to determine whether the conduct alleged suggests a 
violation of the Commodity Exchange Act. 17 CFR 165.7(b)(1) requires 
the submission of information to the Commission on a Form WB-APP. The 
Form WB-APP, ``Application for Award for Original Information Provided 
Pursuant to Section 23 of the Commodity Exchange Act,'' and the 
instructions thereto, are designed to elicit sufficient information to 
determine whether and to what extent a claimant qualifies for a 
whistleblower award.
    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 21, 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 81064 (``60-Day 
Notice''). The Commission received one comment requesting individual 
staff feedback on each submission received, in addition to the 
automated reply currently sent by the CFTC as notice of receipt. We 
appreciate the comment but would like to clarify that determinations on 
the submitted applications (including their supplements) are provided 
in due course according to the procedures outlined in 17 CFR part 165. 
Given the non-public nature of investigations, it would not be feasible 
for the CFTC to provide individual feedback on each submission 

    \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 respondent burden for this collection is 
estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1800 per year.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 0.5 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 900 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: Once.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs 
associated with this collection.

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

    Dated: January 29, 2024.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2024-01973 Filed 1-31-24; 8:45 am]