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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Rules Pertaining to Contract Markets and Their Members

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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 November 21, 2007.

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Riva Spear Adriance, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Market Oversight, 202-418-5494, fax 202-418-5527, e-mail, and refer to OMB Control No. 3038-0022.

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Title: Rules Pertaining to Contract Markets and Their Members (OMB Control No. 3038-0022). This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: Section 5c(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 7a-2(c), establishes procedures for registered entities (designated contract markets, registered derivatives transaction execution facilities and registered derivatives clearing organizations) to implement new rules and rule amendments by either seeking prior approval or (for most rules) certifying to the Commission that such rules or rule amendments do not violate the Act or Commission regulations. Rules 40.2, 40.3, 40.4, 40.5 and 40.6 implement these statutory provisions.

An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond 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 August 15, 2007 (72 FR 45759).

Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to average .83 hours per response. 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: 11,006.

Estimated number of responses: 13,118.

Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 57 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. 3038-0022 in any correspondence.

Riva Spear Adriance, Division of Market Oversight, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, and 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: October 16, 2007.

David A. Stawick,

Secretary of the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 07-5185 Filed 10-19-07; 8:45 am]