[Federal Register: April 30, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 84)]
[Page 23732]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0023, Notice Registration as a Futures Commission
Merchant or Introducing Broker for Certain Securities Brokers and

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``the Commission'')
is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies
are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each
proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for comment in
response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements
relating to information collected to assist the Commission in the
prevention of market manipulation.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 29, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Lawrence B. Patent, Division of
Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence B. Patent, (202) 418-5439;
FAX (202) 418-5547; e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ``Collection of
information'' is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and
includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public
submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party.
Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), requires
Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register
concerning each proposed collection of information, including each
proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before
submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this
requirement, the Commission is publishing notice of the proposed
collection of information listed below.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the
Commission invites comments on:
    • Whether the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the
Commission, including whether the information will have a practical
    • The accuracy of the Commission's estimate of the
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    • Ways to enhance the quality of, usefulness, and
clarity of the information to be collected; and
    • Ways to minimize the burden of collection of
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of
appropriate electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting
electronic submission of responses.

Notice Registration as a Futures Commission Merchant or Introducing
Broker for Certain Securities Brokers and Dealers, OMB Control No.

    This collection covers the paperwork requirements associated with
the process of registration by futures industry intermediaries,
including futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity
pool operators, commodity trading advisors, associated persons of each
of the foregoing, and floor brokers, as well as floor traders. The
Commission has authorized the National Futures Association, an industry
self-regulatory organization and the only registered futures
association, to perform the registration processing functions.
    The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of
information as follows:

                                        Estimated Annual Reporting Burden
                                                              Total annual        Hours per
    Annual number of respondents     Frequency of response      responses         response         Total hours
78,215.............................  Periodically.........            81,465               .09             7,405

    Dated: April 23, 2004.
Jean A. Webb
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-9833 Filed 4-29-04; 8:45 am]