[Federal Register: November 12, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 218)]
[Page 68579-68580]
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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 December 12, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Yanofsky, Division of Market
Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street,
NW., Washington, DC 20581, (202) 418-5292; fax: (202) 418-5527; e-mail:
[email protected] and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0048.

    Title: Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options (OMB Control No.

[[Page 68580]]

This is a request for extension of a currently approved information
    Abstract: Off-Exchange Agricultural Trade Options, OMB Control No.
    In April 1998, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission
or CFTC) removed the prohibition on off-exchange trade options on the
enumerated agricultural commodities subject to a number of regulatory
conditions. 63 FR 18821 (April 16, 1998). Thereafter, the Commission
streamlined the regulatory or paperwork burdens in order to increase
the utility of agricultural trade options while maintaining basic
customer protections. 64 FR 68011 (Dec. 6, 1999).
    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 September 26, 2002 (67 FR 60641).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 5.59 hours per response.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: 360.
    Estimate number of responses: 411.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,301 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.
3038-0048 in any correspondence.
    Nancy Yanofsky, Division of Market Oversight, 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: November 5, 2002.
Catherine D. Dixon,
Assistant Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-28580 Filed 11-8-02; 8:45 am]