[Federal Register: June 7, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 110)]
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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. 3501
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 July 9, 2001.

418-5120; FAX: (202) 418-5524; email: mailto:mailto:[email protected]
[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 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 generally requires former members and
employees who are employed or retained to represent any person before
the Commission within two years of the termination of their CFTC
employment to file a brief written statement with the Commission's
Office of 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 amended.
    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 May 16, 2001 (66 FR 27079).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average .10 hours per response to file the brief written
statement. This estimate includes 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: 3.
    Estimated number of responses: 1.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 4.5 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.
3038-0025 in any correspondence.
    Linda J. Mauldin, Office of General Counsel, U.S. 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: June 4, 2001.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 01-14389 Filed 6-6-01; 8:45 am]