[Federal Register: June 26, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 122)]
[Page 36328-36329]
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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection 3038-0031, Procurement Contracts

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
soliciting and awarding contracts.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Steven A. Grossman, Office of
Finance Management, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155
21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven A. Grossman, (202) 418-5192;
FAX (202) 418-5529; 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 clarify of
the information to be collected; and
    • Ways to eliminate the burden of collection of information
on those who are to respond, including through use of appropriate
electronic, mechanical, or

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other technological collection techniques or other forms of information
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Procurement Contracts, OMB Control No. 3038-0031--Extension

    The information collection consists of procurement activities
relating to solicitation, amendments to solicitations, requests for
quotations, construction contracts, awards of contracts, performance
bonds, and payment information for individuals (vendors) or contracts
engaged in providing supplies or services.
    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
182.................................  Annually...............             182                2              364

    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.

    Dated: June 15, 2006.
Eileen A. Donovan,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 06-5661 Filed 6-23-06; 8:45 am]