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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0084, Regulations Establishing and Governing the Duties of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

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AGENCY:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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.

DATES:

Comments must be submitted on or before July 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES:

Comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of Start Printed Page 30094the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, may be submitted directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in OMB within 30 days of this notice's publication by either of the following methods. Please identify the comments by “Regulations Establishing and Governing the Duties of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants,” OMB Control No. 3038-0084.

  • By email addressed to: OIRAsubmissions@omb.eop.gov; or
  • By mail addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

A copy of all comments submitted to OIRA should be sent to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the Commission) by one of the following methods. The copies should refer to “OMB Control No. 3038-0084.”

  • Through the Commission's website at https://comments.cftc.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments through the website;
  • By mail addressed to: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; or
  • By Hand Delivery/Courier to the same address as specified for mail.

Please submit your comments to the Commission using only one method. A copy of the supporting statement for the collection of information discussed herein may be obtained by visiting http://RegInfo.gov.

All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to https://www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that you believe is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be submitted according to the procedures established in § 145.9 of the Commission's regulations.[1] The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission from https://www.cftc.gov that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language. All submissions that have been redacted or removed that contain comments on the merits of the ICR will be retained in the public comment file and will be considered as required under applicable laws, and may be accessible under the FOIA.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gregory Scopino, Special Counsel, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418-5175; email: gscopino@cftc.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice solicits comments on the collections of information mandated by Commission regulations 23.600 (Risk Management Program), 23.601 (Monitoring of Position Limits), 23.602 (Diligent Supervision), 23.603 (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery) 23.606 (General Information: Availability for Disclosure and Inspection), and 23.607 (Antitrust Considerations).

Title: Regulations Establishing and Governing the Duties of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (OMB Control No. 3038-0084). This is a request for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: On April 3, 2012 the Commission adopted Commission regulations 23.600 (Risk Management Program), 23.601 (Monitoring of Position Limits), 23.602 (Diligent Supervision), 23.603 (Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery), 23.606 (General Information: Availability for Disclosure and Inspection), and 23.607 (Antitrust Considerations) [2] pursuant to section 4s(j) [3] of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). These regulations adopted by the Commission require, among other things, swap dealers (SD) [4] and major swap participants (MSP) [5] to develop a risk management program (including a plan for business continuity and disaster recovery and policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance with applicable position limits). The Commission believes that the information collection obligations imposed by these regulations are essential to ensuring that swap dealers and major swap participants maintain adequate and effective risk management programs and policies and procedures to ensure compliance with position limits. On April 10, 2019, the Commission published in the Federal Register notice of the proposed extension of this information collection and provided 60 days for public comment on the proposed extension, 84 FR 14350, (“60-Day Notice”). The Commission did not receive any comments on the 60-Day Notice.

Burden Statement: The Commission is revising its estimate of the burden for this collection to reflect the current number of respondents and estimated burden hours. The respondent burden for this collection is estimated to be as follows:

Number of Registrants: 103.

Estimated Average Burden Hours per Registrant: 1,148.5.

Estimated Aggregate Burden Hours: 118,295.5.

Frequency of Recordkeeping: As applicable.

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

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)

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Dated: June 21, 2019.

Christopher Kirkpatrick,

Secretary of the Commission.

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Footnotes

2.  17 CFR 23.600, 23.601, 23.602, 23.603, 23.606, and 23.607.

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4.  For the definition of SD, see section 1a(49) of the CEA and Commission regulation 1.3. 7 U.S.C. 1a(49) and 17 CFR 1.3.

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5.  For the definitions of MSP, see section 1a(33) of the CEA and Commission regulation 1.3. 7 U.S.C. 1a(33) and 17 CFR 1.3.

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[FR Doc. 2019-13620 Filed 6-25-19; 8:45 am]

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