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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection 3038-0019, Stocks of Grain in Licenses Warehouses

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission.




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.


Comments must be submitted on or before insert date February 20 2007.


Comments may be mailed to Gary J. Martinaitis, Division Economic Analysis, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581.

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Gary J. Martinaitis, (202) 418-5527; e-mail:

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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 use;
  • 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.

Stocks of Grain in Licensed Warehouses, OMB Control No. 3038-0019—Extension

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 rules 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.

The Commission estimates the burden of the collection of information as follows:

Estimated Annual Reporting Burden

17 CFR sectionAnnual number of respondentsFrequency of responseTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
17 CFR 1.42 & 1.433Weekly1561.0156

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

This estimated 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.

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Dated: December 20, 2006.

Eileen A. Donovan,

Acting Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 06-9869 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]