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Commodity Futures Trading Commission.




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.


Comments must be submitted on or before July 21, 2000.

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Judi E. Payne at CFTC, (202) 418-5268; FAX: (202) 418-5527; email: and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0017.

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Title: Market Surveys (OMB Control No. 3038-0017). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: Sections 8(a)(i) and (ii) of the Commodity Exchange Act provide that for the efficient execution of the provisions of the Act and in order to inform Congress, the Commission may make investigations concerning futures markets and may publish general information from such investigations. In certain instances in response to abrupt and substantial changes in market prices, Congressional inquiry or other reasons, the Commission may conduct full market investigations requiring that all persons holding futures positions on the date in question in a specific market be identified. In such cases, the Commission issues its call for survey information pursuant to Commission Rule 21.02, 17 CFR 21.02.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to Start Printed Page 38517respond 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 May 9, 2000 (65 FR 26818).

Burden statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average 1.75 hours per response for such a survey. These estimates include 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: 400.

Estimated number of respondents: 400.

Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 700 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. 3038-0017 in any correspondence.

Judi E. Payne, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581.


Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for CFTC, 725 17th Street, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: June 16, 2000.

Jean A. Webb,

Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 00-15676 Filed 6-20-00; 8:45 am]