Market Risk Advisory Committee, 68870-68871 [2014-27279]

Download as PDF 68870 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices 3038–0095), by any of the following methods: • Agency Web site, via its Comments Online process: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Web site. • Mail: Send to Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All comments must be submitted in English, or if not, accompanied by an English translation. Comments will be posted as received to http:// www.cftc.gov. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. If you wish the Commission to consider information that 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 set forth 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 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 this matter 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Brown, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, (202) 418–5093; email: dbrown@cftc.gov. This contact can also provide a copy of the ICR. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: ‘‘Large Trader Reporting for Physical Commodity Swaps,’’ OMB Control No. 3038–0095—Extension. This is a request for extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This collection is in the public interest and is necessary for market surveillance. Part 20 of the Commission’s regulations requires clearing organizations and any persons that are ‘‘reporting entities’’ to file swaps position data with the Commission. The Reporting Rules collect clearing member reports from clearing organizations. The Reporting Rules also require position reports from reporting entities for principal and counterparty positions in cleared and uncleared physical commodity swaps. Reporting entities are those persons that are either ‘‘clearing members’’ or ‘‘swap dealers’’ that are otherwise not clearing members. For purposes of Part 20, reporting parties are required to submit data on positions on a futures equivalent basis so as to allow the Commission to assess a trader’s market impact across differently structured but linked derivatives instruments and markets. The Commission initially estimated that approximately 705 entities would be affected by this rule. This number was based on the then estimated number of reporting firms. Because the Commission had not regulated the swap market, it has not previously collected data to support its estimate. Accordingly, the initial estimate of 705 affected entities has been revised to 3,998. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on September 17, 2014 (79 FR 55759). Burden Statement: The Commission estimates the burden of this collection of information as follows: ESTIMATED ANNUAL REPORTING BURDEN 17 CFR § Annual number of respondents Total annual responses Hours per response Total hours 20 ..................................................................................................................... 3,998 3,998 1.58 6,317 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. for the submission of nominations to this newly established Committee. The MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee and was established by the Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Dated: November 14, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–27402 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P The deadline for comments and nominations is December 3, 2014. DATES: COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Comments on topics for discussion at future MRAC meetings and nominations should be emailed to MRAC_Comments@cftc.gov. Comments and nominations may also be mailed to Petal Walker, Chief Counsel to Commissioner Bowen, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Please use the title ‘‘Market Risk Advisory Committee’’ in any comments or nominations you submit. ADDRESSES: Market Risk Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) is inviting comments on topics for discussion at future Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC or Committee) meetings and also calling SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petal Walker, (202) 418–5794; email: pwalker@cftc.gov. The MRAC was established to conduct public meetings and submit reports and recommendations to the Commission on matters of public concern to clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers, endusers (e.g., consumers) and the Commission regarding systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets and other financial markets, and to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying and understanding the impact and implications of an evolving market structure and movement of risk across clearinghouses, intermediaries, market makers and end-users. The duties of the MRAC are solely advisory and will SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 CFR Ch. 1 (2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices include monitoring and advising the Commission with respect to the effects that developments in the structure of the derivatives markets have on the systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets and other financial markets. The MRAC will also make recommendations to the Commission on how to improve market structure and mitigate risk to support the Commission’s mission of ensuring the integrity of the derivatives markets and monitoring and managing systemic risk. Determinations of actions to be taken and policy to be expressed with respect to the reports or recommendations of the MRAC shall be made solely by the Commission. MRAC members will generally serve as representatives in order to provide advice reflecting the views of organizations and entities that constitute the structure of the derivatives and financial markets. The MRAC may also include regular government employees when doing so furthers purposes of the MRAC. Though the precise number of members in any category may vary over time, the Commission expects the MRAC to have approximately 20–25 members with the following types of entities with interests in the derivatives markets and systemic risk being represented (and their approximate number): (i) Exchanges (3–5), (ii) clearinghouses (1–3), (iii) intermediaries (1–4), (iv) market makers (5–8), (v) end-users (4–6), (vi) academia (1–2) and (vii) regulators (1–2). The MRAC will hold approximately 2–4 meetings per year and members will serve at the pleasure of the Commission. MRAC members will not receive compensation or honoraria for their services, and they will not be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses. The Commission seeks members who represent organizations or groups with an interest in the MRAC’s mission and function and reflect a wide range of perspectives and interests, including those that may be conflicting, related to the derivatives markets and other financial markets. To advise the Commission effectively, MRAC members must have a high-level of expertise and experience in the derivatives and financial markets and the Commission’s regulation of such markets, including from a historical perspective. To the extent practicable, the Commission will strive to select members reflecting wide ethnic, racial, gender, and age representation. MRAC members should be open to participating in a public forum. The Commission invites comments from the public on the topics on which VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 MRAC should focus. In other words, topics that: (a) Reflect matters of public concern to clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers, endusers and the Commission regarding systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets and other financial markets; and/or (b) are important to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying and understanding the impact and implications of an evolving market structure and movement of risk across clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers and endusers. Each comment should include the commenter’s name and email or mailing address. In addition, the Commission also invites the submission of nominations to the MRAC. Each nomination submission should include relevant information about the proposed member, such as the individual’s name, title, and organizational affiliation as well as information that supports the individual’s qualifications to serve on the MRAC. The submission should also include the name and email or mailing address of the person nominating the proposed member. Submission of nomination is not a guarantee of selection as a member of the MRAC. As noted in the MRAC’s Membership Balance Plan, the CFTC identifies members for the MRAC based on Commissioners’ and Commission staff professional knowledge of the derivatives and other financial markets, consultation with knowledgeable persons outside the CFTC, and requests to be represented received from organizations. The office of the Commissioner primarily responsible for the MRAC plays a primary, but not exclusive, role in this process and makes recommendations regarding membership to the Commission. The Commission, by vote, authorizes members to serve on the MRAC. Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. II. Dated: November 13, 2014. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68870-68871]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27279]


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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Market Risk Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) 
is inviting comments on topics for discussion at future Market Risk 
Advisory Committee (MRAC or Committee) meetings and also calling for 
the submission of nominations to this newly established Committee. The 
MRAC is a discretionary advisory committee and was established by the 
Commission in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

DATES: The deadline for comments and nominations is December 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments on topics for discussion at future MRAC meetings 
and nominations should be emailed to MRAC_Comments@cftc.gov. Comments 
and nominations may also be mailed to Petal Walker, Chief Counsel to 
Commissioner Bowen, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three 
Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW., Washington, DC 20581. Please 
use the title ``Market Risk Advisory Committee'' in any comments or 
nominations you submit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petal Walker, (202) 418-5794; email: 
pwalker@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The MRAC was established to conduct public 
meetings and submit reports and recommendations to the Commission on 
matters of public concern to clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, 
market makers, end-users (e.g., consumers) and the Commission regarding 
systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets 
and other financial markets, and to otherwise assist the Commission in 
identifying and understanding the impact and implications of an 
evolving market structure and movement of risk across clearinghouses, 
intermediaries, market makers and end-users. The duties of the MRAC are 
solely advisory and will

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include monitoring and advising the Commission with respect to the 
effects that developments in the structure of the derivatives markets 
have on the systemic issues that threaten the stability of the 
derivatives markets and other financial markets. The MRAC will also 
make recommendations to the Commission on how to improve market 
structure and mitigate risk to support the Commission's mission of 
ensuring the integrity of the derivatives markets and monitoring and 
managing systemic risk. Determinations of actions to be taken and 
policy to be expressed with respect to the reports or recommendations 
of the MRAC shall be made solely by the Commission.
    MRAC members will generally serve as representatives in order to 
provide advice reflecting the views of organizations and entities that 
constitute the structure of the derivatives and financial markets. The 
MRAC may also include regular government employees when doing so 
furthers purposes of the MRAC. Though the precise number of members in 
any category may vary over time, the Commission expects the MRAC to 
have approximately 20-25 members with the following types of entities 
with interests in the derivatives markets and systemic risk being 
represented (and their approximate number): (i) Exchanges (3-5), (ii) 
clearinghouses (1-3), (iii) intermediaries (1-4), (iv) market makers 
(5-8), (v) end-users (4-6), (vi) academia (1-2) and (vii) regulators 
(1-2). The MRAC will hold approximately 2-4 meetings per year and 
members will serve at the pleasure of the Commission. MRAC members will 
not receive compensation or honoraria for their services, and they will 
not be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses.
    The Commission seeks members who represent organizations or groups 
with an interest in the MRAC's mission and function and reflect a wide 
range of perspectives and interests, including those that may be 
conflicting, related to the derivatives markets and other financial 
markets. To advise the Commission effectively, MRAC members must have a 
high-level of expertise and experience in the derivatives and financial 
markets and the Commission's regulation of such markets, including from 
a historical perspective. To the extent practicable, the Commission 
will strive to select members reflecting wide ethnic, racial, gender, 
and age representation. MRAC members should be open to participating in 
a public forum.
    The Commission invites comments from the public on the topics on 
which MRAC should focus. In other words, topics that:
    (a) Reflect matters of public concern to clearinghouses, exchanges, 
intermediaries, market makers, end-users and the Commission regarding 
systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets 
and other financial markets; and/or
    (b) are important to otherwise assist the Commission in identifying 
and understanding the impact and implications of an evolving market 
structure and movement of risk across clearinghouses, exchanges, 
intermediaries, market makers and end-users.

Each comment should include the commenter's name and email or mailing 
address.
    In addition, the Commission also invites the submission of 
nominations to the MRAC. Each nomination submission should include 
relevant information about the proposed member, such as the 
individual's name, title, and organizational affiliation as well as 
information that supports the individual's qualifications to serve on 
the MRAC. The submission should also include the name and email or 
mailing address of the person nominating the proposed member.
    Submission of nomination is not a guarantee of selection as a 
member of the MRAC. As noted in the MRAC's Membership Balance Plan, the 
CFTC identifies members for the MRAC based on Commissioners' and 
Commission staff professional knowledge of the derivatives and other 
financial markets, consultation with knowledgeable persons outside the 
CFTC, and requests to be represented received from organizations. The 
office of the Commissioner primarily responsible for the MRAC plays a 
primary, but not exclusive, role in this process and makes 
recommendations regarding membership to the Commission. The Commission, 
by vote, authorizes members to serve on the MRAC.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. II.

    Dated: November 13, 2014.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-27279 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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