[Federal Register: May 9, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 90)]
[Page 26815-26816]
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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 (CFTC) 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, including each proposed extension of an existing
collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in
response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on requirements
relating to procurement activities.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 10, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to Steven A. Grossman, Office of
Financial 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; email: sgrossman@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, Federal agencies must obtain
approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each
collection of

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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 CFTC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information
listed below.
    With respect to the following collection of information, the CFTC
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, 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
automated electronic, mechanical, or 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 collected consists of procurement activities
relating to solicitations, amendments to solicitations, requests for
quotations, construction contracts, awards of contracts, performance
bonds, and payment information for individuals (vendors) or contractors
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
151...................................  On occasion.............             151               4             604

    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.
    This estimate is based on the number of exchanges providing such
weekly data to the Commission and the number of elevator operators from
which the exchanges collect the data.

    Dated: May 3, 2000.
Jean A. Webb,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 00-11525 Filed 5-8-00; 8:45 am]

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