[Federal Register: January 22, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 14)]
[Page 6586-6587]
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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 2501
et seq.), 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; it
includes the actual data collection instruments [if any].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 21, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Cummings, Division of
Trading and Markets, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155
21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581 and refer to OMB Control No.

    Title: Procedural Requirements for Requests for Interpretative, No-
Action, and Exemptive Letters (OMB Control No. 3038-0049). This is a
request for extension of a currently approved information collection.
    Abstract: Commission Rule 140.99 requires persons submitting
requests for exemptive, no-action, and interpretative letters to
provide specific written information, certified as to completeness and
accuracy, and to update that information to reflect material changes.
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).
    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. The OMB control numbers for the
CFTC's regulations were published on December 30, 1981. See 46 FR 63035
(Dec. 30, 1981). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment
period soliciting comments on this collection of information was
published on December 12, 2000 (65 FR 77595).
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 7 hours per response. These estimates include the
time needed to review instructions; develop, acquire, install, and
utilize technology and systems for the purposes of collecting,
validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining
information and disclosing and providing information; adjust the
existing ways to comply with any previously applicable instructions and
requirements; train personnel to be able to respond to a collection of
information; and transmit or otherwise disclose the information.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 280.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 280.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,957 hours.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of
the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the
burden, to the addresses listed below. Please refer to OMB Control No.
3038-0049 in any correspondence.
    Christopher W. Cummings, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW.,
Washington, DC 20581, and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725
17th Street, Washington, DC 20503.

    Dated: January 16, 2001.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 01-1766 Filed 1-19-01; 8:45 am]

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