Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection Number 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial Information

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)]
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Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To
Renew Collection Number 3038-0055, Privacy of Consumer Financial
AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or
``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the
proposed renewal of a collection of certain information by the agency.
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 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. This notice solicits comments on the collections of
information mandated by the Commission's regulations involving Privacy
of Consumer Financial Information Under Title V of the Gramm-Leach-
Bliley Act.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by ``Privacy of Consumer
Financial Information,'' and OMB Control No. 3038-0055 by any of the
following methods:
     The Agency's website, at Follow
the instructions for submitting comments through the website.
     Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the
Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette
Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581.
     Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail above.
    Please submit your comments using only one method. All comments
must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English
translation. Comments will be posted as received to
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel,
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures
Trading Commission, (202) 418-5496, email: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA,\1\ 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 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.
    \1\ 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
    Title: Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (OMB Control No.
3038-0055). This is a request for an extension of a currently approved
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 124 of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of
2000 \2\ amended the Commodity Exchange Act (the ``Act'') and added a
new Section 5g \3\ to the Act to (i) add that futures commission
merchants, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, and
introducing brokers that are subject to CFTC jurisdiction with respect
to any financial activity shall be treated as a financial institution
for purposes of Title V, Subtitle A of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
(``GLB Act''), (ii) treat the Commission as a Federal functional
regulator for purposes of applying the provisions of the GLB Act, and
(iii) direct the Commission to prescribe regulations under Title V of
the GLB Act. The Commission adopted regulations for these entities
under part 160 and later extended them to retail foreign exchange
dealers, swap dealers, and major swap participants.\4\ Part 160
requires those subject to the regulations, among other things, to
provide privacy and opt out notices to customers and to adopt
appropriate policies and procedures to safeguard customer records and
    \2\ Section 124, Appendix E of Public Law 106-554, 114 Stat.
2763 (2000).
    \3\ 7 U.S.C. 7b-2.
    \4\ 17 CFR part 160. See Privacy of Customer Information, 66 FR
21235 (April 27, 2001); Regulation of Off-Exchange Retail Foreign
Exchange Transactions and Intermediaries, 75 FR 55409 (Sept. 10,
2010); and Privacy of Consumer Financial Information; Conforming
Amendments Under Dodd-Frank Act, 76 FR 43874 (July 22, 2011).
    With respect to the 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.
    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,
a petition for confidential treatment of the exempt information may be
submitted according to the procedures established in Sec.  145.9 of the
Commission's regulations.\5\
    \5\ 17 CFR 145.9.
    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 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 information collection request will be retained in
the public comment file and will be considered as required under the
Administrative Procedure Act and other applicable laws, and may be
accessible under the Freedom of Information Act.
    Burden Statement: The respondent burden for this collection is
estimated to be as follows:
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,789.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 3.0.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,458.
    Frequency of Collection: As applicable.
    There are no capital costs or operating and maintenance costs
associated with this collection.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
    Dated: December 5, 2019.
Robert Sidman,
Deputy Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-26637 Filed 12-10-19; 8:45 am]