[Federal Register: August 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 154)]
[Page 47550]
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Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice; Information Collection 3038-0019, Stocks of Grain in
Licensed Warehouses.


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 September 10, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith Payne at CFTC (202) 418-5286;
FAX: (202) 418-5527; e-mail: [email protected] and refer to OMB Control
No. 3038-0019.

    Title: Stocks of Grain in Licensed Warehouses, OMB Control No.
3038-0019. This is a request for extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: Under Commission Rule 1.44, 17 CFR 1.44, contract markets
must require operators of warehouses regular for delivery to keep
records on stocks of commodities and make reports on call by the
Commission. The rule is designed to assist the Commission in prevention
of market manipulation and is promulgated pursuant to the Commission's
rulemaking authority contained in section 5a of the Commodity Exchange
Act, 7 U.S.C. 7a.
    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 June 4, 2003 (68 FR 33478).
    Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to average 1 hour per response. 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: 156.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 156 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Weekly.
    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.
3038-0019 in any correspondence.
    Judith Payne, 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
Office for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington, DC 20503.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2003
Catherine D. Dixon,
Assistant Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-20344 Filed 8-8-03; 8:45 am]